Everyday Carry

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Bernard Capulong
Moment Travelwear Backpack

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Given how much the way we work has changed, so has gearing up for this “new normal.” While we may not be heading into the office every day or taking business trips around the world, it’s more clear now than ever that productivity and creativity can take place anywhere (yes, even at home) and that a solid, well-organized bag for our gear can make all the difference. With years of camera equipment and mobile photography experience under their belt, Moment first threw their hat into the EDC bag ring with sleek, technical slings made for photographers on the go. Their new MTW collection (short for Moment Travelwear) is not just another set of camera bags. They’re designed from the ground up as your go-to everyday companion wherever your work or inspiration takes you. The MTW collection comes as a feature-rich reimagining of classic silhouettes like the bookbag and tote, modernized with smart internal organization for creatives and professionals, built with rugged materials you’d find on outdoor-ready gear.

At the heart of the MTW collection lies the MTW Backpack. While its exterior doesn’t have the same striking aesthetic as the brand’s more technical photo slings, it’s still feature-packed inside and out. It’s a tech bag hiding in plain sight, assuming the form of your classic book bag, but with premium details upon closer inspection. It’s made from a supple yet hardy recycled Kodra fabric that’s twice-coated for ample weather resistance. A 3/4-length YKK zipper lies under a rain flap, granting access to the main compartment. It’s spacious and mostly empty, letting you organize with inserts and packing cubes, including Moment’s accompanying MTW accessories: a tech folio, battery organizer pouch, and hook-in camera cube insert. At the top you’ll find a single zippered mesh compartment for quick access and easy identification of gear you’ll use frequently.

Behind the main compartment is where you’ll store most of your mobile office gear and tech. The water-resistant, laminated 1/2 zipper opens to reveal a dedicated laptop compartment that’s suspended to avoid impact from setting your bag on the ground, a tablet sleeve, and a main document section. On the opposite side, a pair of stretch gusset drop pockets let you stash away your laptop’s power brick and bulky charging cables.

Up front is the admin panel, hidden behind the exterior’s full-length vertical zip compartment. It’s optimized for right hand entry and features multiple pen slots, slip pockets, zippered mesh pockets, and even a key leash. Rounding out the total storage is a gusseted water bottle pocket on the wearer’s right hand side.

Compartments and organization aside, the MTW Backpack offers a slew of additional features to make for a better carry experience. The back panel is lightly padded with mesh columns that run down your back to create separation and air flow, a pass-through section lets you mount the bag to your luggage, a comfortable top pull handle comes as an additional carry option, and the adjustable shoulder straps can be fine-tuned thanks to an included sternum strap that clips onto hidden rails. The MTW Backpack comes in two sizes: 21L and 17L. The larger 21L is sized just-right for a day’s worth of essentials, while the slightly shorter 17L version fits women and smaller frames more comfortably without sacrificing too much capacity.

Rounding out the collection besides the two backpacks and three organizer pouches is the MTW Tote. It fits many of the same design choices and organization features into a tote bag silhouette that you can carry off the shoulder or by hand, making for a nice alternative to a backpack in these sweltering summer months.

The MTW collection marks an ambitious effort from Moment to break out of their strictly photo gear niche as a legitimate contender in the EDC space. The clean designs and sensible organization are impressive on their own and show a deep understanding of what EDCers, creatives, and professionals need from their bags. You can check out the full collection and find a bag or a pouch for your EDC at a special discounted price from their fully funded Kickstarter campaign linked below before it ends on September 22nd.

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Brian Hinz Sr ·
I'm not seeing the special features that warrant the price tag. You can buy a canvas pencil pouch for 8$ that will accomplish the same thing and they want to charge over 100$ for three. With all of the other backpacks on the market, there is nothing here that is better or unique that makes me want to shell out that much cash.