Peak Design Everyday Messenger: 13″ vs. 15″ A comparison of the two sizes of the crazy popular bag

Ever since the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag came out, it’s been our go-to choice when we have to pack up the cameras for the day. (Check out our full review of the original bag here.)

With features like a quick-adjust strap, a top access zipper, and a snazzy one-handed magnetic opening system, it’s a blast to use (and looks spiffy too).

My biggest complaint, however, was that it was just too big for me. The original bag was made to hold a 15″ laptop and all of your DSLR gear. As a 5’6″ gal, it was pretty giant on my frame, and so I just admired it longingly while Rob toted it around. Darn him and his giantness.

So when the team at Peak Design announced that they were making a smaller version? Yep, sign me up.

Check out the video above for a comparison of the two bags, and see which one is best suited for your needs.

What do we use?

I imagine that’s the big question right? With both bags on our shelf, which one do we tend to grab?

It’s the new 13″ version. We’ve been able to fit both a DSLR with a zoom lens (the Canon 6D with the 24-70 f/2.8) AND a small mirrorless (the Fuji X100T), along with spare batteries, cards, and a few cables, and even stuffed our MacBook Air PLUS a small tablet in as well. It can hold cameras for both of us, plus the essential accessories, in a size that both of us feel comfortable carrying. Woop!

High five to the Peak Design team for keeping all the features of the bag that we love, and making it even smaller. Slow clap.

Grab the bags

The bags are available from B&H Photo:

The Everyday Messenger 15″

The Everyday Messenger 13″

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3 Comments // Leave a comment

  1. Love the bag review. I’m new to the site and was surprised to see it on here and it totally reminds me of the reviews my friend has been doing lately. I’m a big guy so big bags aren’t normally a problem, but I like the smaller one a lot better.

  2. I like the idea of having a messenger bag for my gear since it’s more modern and sleek. Right now I’m carrying a book bag style camera bag with all my gear, and I don’t love it. It’s has helped to keep the weight distributed since I’m only 5’2″, but I’d definitely like to switch to a side carry for a more sophisticated look and feel. Does the 13″ bag get hard to handle the longer you’re out on a shoot or do you find yourself putting it down all the time to move unencumbered? Thanks for the review!

  3. Thank you for the review! I’m still trying to find the best bag! Nearly impossible :-(

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