• Laptop size: up to 16-inch
  • Capacity: 20L

US company Peak Design makes a range of different bags, but the Everyday Totepack is its most versatile.  

As the name suggests, it can be comfortably used as either a backpack or tote bag, with soft, padded straps on one side and a secure magnetic handle at the top. You can even stow away the straps for a sleeker look while in handheld mode. 

The Everyday Totepack feels exceptionally well made, with a poly-coated nylon cover that makes it impressively resistant to the elements. The ‘Black’ model is quick to dry and resistant to direct, though that may be more of an issue for the off-white ‘Bone’ version. 

It’s also worth mentioning the strong zips, which allow access to the interior via the top or either side. 

Clad in grey nylon, the interior offers up to 25L of capacity, with dedicated slots for a laptop (up to 15-inches) and tablet, plus all your daily essentials. It’s ideal for anyone who carries a lot of tech or camera gear, but well suited for any short trips. 

While it measures 46cm x 38cm at the maximum, the top can easily be rolled down to create a more compact 38cm x 32cm bag. Alongside its hybrid nature, it makes the Everyday Totepack impressively versatile. The bag comes with a secure magnetic key tether and cord hook external straps, allowing you to easily attach further items to the outside. 

There are no real weaknesses, though some people will miss the lack of an external water bottle holder. The backpack straps can also be fiddly to adjust until you get used to them. 

But aside from that, the Everyday Totepack is a near-perfect hybrid bag. Peak Design’s lifetime warranty also means you get a replacement if there are any failures or breakages that stop it being functional. 

It’s not cheap, but should last you for a very long time, making it good value for money in the long run. 

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