Everyday Carry

The Drop: Moment Everything Bags

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Jonathan Tayag
The Drop: Moment Everything Bags

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

If you're a photographer who carries cameras and lenses around daily, you know how important it is to have the right EDC bag. And even if you're not that creative, you still know the dangers of carrying around tech essentials like laptops and tablets in a bag without proper protection. But you also have to balance protection against the bag's overall weight. And sometimes you come across some camera or tech bags that look ugly. It doesn't have to be that way. Look no further than the upcoming Everything Bags from Moment for a more considered way of carrying these essential everyday carry items. This line features three beautiful backpacks, two camera inserts, tech organizers, and a highly-functional tote that will keep your gear safe from the bumps and scrapes of everyday life while looking great.

Moment's Everything line starts with their everyday backpacks. You can pick between three sizes: 17, 21, and 28 liters of capacity. Like all items in Moment's Everything line, each bag features 420D micro ripstop construction for durability. It's also lightweight (with the lightest bag being only 1.5 pounds) compared to ballistic nylon, like those found on tactical and laptop bags. Each backpack has comfortable contoured straps that make it easy to carry a full load when on the go.

The backpacks are also compatible with Moment's Everything camera insert system, slotting in nicely with a secure fit to avoid damage to the cameras and lenses inside. For lighter but still tech-heavy loads, you can use the laptop sleeve that will fit up to a 16" Apple MacBook Pro at most, except for the smallest bag, which will be more suited for a MacBook Air instead.

The other highlight of the show is the 19-liter tote, designed as an aesthetic city bag that can still roll with the punches when needed. Unlike many tote bags, the Moment Everything Tote has removable organization space to prevent loose items from jumbling around in its large main compartment. You can also remove them and place the camera insert inside for a secure carry that does not scream, "I am a photographer, please rob me" to the outside world. You can also use the Everyday Tech Organizer to carry your small essentials and power cables alongside the internal water bottle holder inside the bag.

What we like: Moment's Everything line of bags, totes, inserts, and organizers is a solid entry into enjoying the world of considered everyday carry gear, and is a welcome upgrade from their original Travelwear line. The wide range of products means that there's something for everyone. And even if you prefer a different bag or backpack, you can pick up the camera insert or the tech organizers independently.

What to watch out for: Standard crowdfunding disclaimer here, so just be aware of how pledging on Kickstarter works. 420D is also still heavier than some thinner and lighter technical fabrics like VX21 X-Pac and Dyneema used in many bags premium bags today, but it will sound like something other than an expensive trash bag. But: using the tried and tested material allows Moment to sell the bags much lower cost than their technical cousins.

Final verdict: Moment has a long history of putting out successful Kickstarters, and this release of their Everyday line promises to deliver more of the same recipe for success.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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