Photographers are familiar with the refrain, “how am I going to carry it all?”—it’s all the cameras, lenses, laptops, and other gear needed for a good, proper adventure. Peak Design answered this question in 2018 with the Original Travel Backpack. Now, the brand has partnered with specialty gear retailer Huckberry to release an exclusive, limited-edition Peak Design x Huckberry backpack called the “X-Pac.”
Features the Huckberry x Peak Design X-Pac bag
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With a volume of 30 liters (about eight gallons), the backpack weighs in at 3.4 pounds and can be expanded to 33 liters or compressed to 27. When fully expanded, it can accommodate up to three Peak Design packing cubes.
As the name suggests, this bag is designed to be the ultimate travel companion. The padded shoulder straps store easily under the magnetic flap, making it easy to check. There is also an axial strap attachment and chest strap for added comfort. The X-Pac bag fits in the overhead bin as well as under the airplane seat. Plus, it’s approved as an international handheld device. Multiple 360 degree grip handles make it convenient to hold and your electronics will be snug as bugs in the padded laptop and tablet sleeves.
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Traveling with a backpack can be dangerous, but the design team thought of everything, with zipper pulls that are theft-deterrent. Don’t want to put it on your back? The pass allows it to sit on top of your rolling suitcase. And for the overpacker, there are extra expandable pockets for water bottles, tripods, and other bulky items. Interior zippered mesh pockets and a large top pocket keep all the goodies organized.
What’s so great about X-Pac?
When designing the Peak Design x Huckberry X-Pac travel backpack, the team kept durability and sustainability in mind. The backpack is fair trade certified with climate neutral construction.
The designers also chose to use X-Pac fabric, which is a vellum designed to withstand extremes. The fabric is fully waterproof with X-Ply fiber reinforcement and four-layer laminate for durability.
Price and availability
The Peak Design x Huckberry X-Pac Travel Backpack is now available on the Huckberry website. It comes in one color, Coyote, and retails for $260. However, if you’re seeing one, you’ll need to act fast. It’s already sold out, so the best you can do is jump in when they restock.