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Best Active Messenger Results :: Carry Awards IV
It's not often we get such a clear winner, but with the Peak Design Everyday Messenger this was unanimous. From the reader votes to the panel, the Everyday Messenger innovates in impressive and compelling ways, whether you're carrying camera gear or general EDC.
The messenger boasts a number of details and features that work well together to offer great versatility and functionality. From its thoughtful pocketing and easily-configurable low-volume padding, to the expandable design and great hardware, this is a bag that really does adjust to your daily needs.
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honour, we bow our heads in the upmost respect and kudos. If this were a dias, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we're sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
The Hawk is a versatile, well featured messenger that looks bomber. And with this limited release, you now get the main access buckles upgraded to AustriAlpin Cobras. All the basics are looked after here, from weatherproof construction to comfortable strapping, versatile pockets and laptop carry. As with all Mixed Works bags, the price is very reasonable for this sort of kit.
It was the completeness of package that got the Hawk our Highly Commended. This is a great value messenger with a little extra on the buckles. Well done, Mixed Works.
We're pleased to award Kriega our Highly Commended for the level of thought and attention that has gone into their Urban Messenger. A spin on the traditional active shoulder bag, the Urban stays in a landscape format to nestle in low while on your bike.
With high levels of water resistance, innovative hardware and a modular pocketing system for expandability, Kriega have created a messenger that works really well both on and off the bike. Great job!