At first glance, the Everyday Messenger looks like any normal bag you’d use to carry your everyday stash. And while it should function beautifully for that, it’s actually designed as a versatile, compact, and stylish camera bag that you can adapt to a whole host of possible needs.
Described as “a day-to-day essential carry workhorse,” you can use it to carry a full-frame DSLR, three lenses, and other accessories efficiently, maximizing every morsel of space to fit a whole load of gear without the cumbersome bulk of similar gear bags. Using slim, origami-inspired FlexFold dividers made from high-density foam, you can isolate each piece of gear flush into place, with no wasteful dead space, lining items up in a row and stacking them to maximize the room. Built-in Velcro walls give you a place to secure every single divider, ensuring your gear won’t be knocking into each other during transport.
When used as a camera bag, the Everyday Messenger can expand the main compartment’s capacity from 13.5 liters to a spacious 20.5, going from a slim everyday messenger to a functional photography bag. Aside from cramming in photography tools, it comes with a dedicated laptop sleeve (fits 15-inch computers), a tablet sleeve, and document pocket, with a front-access panel housing another eight different-sized mesh pockets for your accessories and side pockets for even more stash. The main compartment can even be accessed without lifting the lid using the integrated top zipper, although you’ll want to open it in full if you’d like to dive into your gear comfortably.
Other features include adjustable, internally-padded carrying straps, padded handle, diagonal straps on the side walls for hanging your camera (requires the company’s accompanying clip), and water-resistant 500D Kodra construction. It measures 17 x 12 x 7 inches (w x h x d).
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Everyday Messenger. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $195.