The Peak Design Field Pouch – V2
The original Peak Design Field Pouch was released back in 2015, however, it had never piqued our interest as we don’t often carry backpack camera bags for which these are primarily designed. The primary uses of this pouch are for those photographers that want to be super-organized and store all their smaller accessories in a pouch which can then neatly be packed away in their backpack bag and/or worn in the field to quickly access frequently used items.
As mentioned in all our reviews of Peak Design products – we’re huge fans. And rightly so – they make damned good products that are high quality, well designed, and extremely practical.
Our main camera bag is the Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L bag, which is an ideal bag for our travel photography. Even though most photographers would consider this bag too small for their needs please note that we travel as a couple and can carry quite a bit between us. However, with our current setup, there is no room to fit a Field Pouch and therefore it has never really been on our radar.
In June 2021, Peak Design launched its second iteration of the product – Field Pouch V2 and kindly supplied us with the charcoal-coloured version (as pictured above) for this review.
The Peak Design Field Pouch V2 is a very familiar-looking product. The colour perfectly matches our Everyday Sling 10L V1 bags (and you know how important it is to be colour coordinated ). It is manufactured with the same *Weatherproof double poly-coated DWR impregnated 400D nylon canvas that is commonly found in many of their products.
As mentioned above, the pouch has been designed to hold many of your accessories which can then be stowed in your camera bag, however, the pouch is easily used as a standalone camera bag for the minimalist photographer. We can envisage many different applications for this pouch, especially for street photographers and urban explorers and actually it has its benefits for those that shoot with the Everyday Sling 10L V2 bags – more about that later.
*Weatherproof (aka water-resistant) – usually material has a coating that will cause water droplets to bead on the surface giving it added protection, however, it will not make the bag impervious to penetration by water.
The exterior of the pouch is more streamlined in its design compared to the V1 of the pouch. As with V1, there are two vertical strips of velcro that make the pouch expandable. The rear of the pouch has 2 attachment points for the supplied adjustable strap. A strap was not included with V1 so this is a welcomed addition. At the rear of the bag, there are loops to feed through a waistbelt if not using the strap. At each end of the pouch, there are also attachment points for the Peak Design Capture Clip although we could equally find this useful when using the Peak Design Lens Kit as well. This would allow you to carry another lens or two making it ideal for the minimalist gear carried by street or urban photographers (keep in mind that you will need the Capture Clip to attach the Lens Kit).
The exterior of the pouch has also been designed in a way that makes it possible to attach to the Peak Design Everyday Sling V2 bag. This is particularly exciting for us as this allows us to carry that extra gear such as a Square Filter system that is just a little too tight to fit into the bag with our current setup. Unfortunately, we could not find a practical way of attaching it to the Everyday Sling 10L V1 bag (much to Paul’s annoyance as he still uses the Everyday Sling V1).
The pouch’s shell has been constructed using 100% recycled 400D nylon canvas and is DWR (Durable Water Repellant) impregnated. This is a coating that makes the fabric water-resistant.
Above: The Field Pouch used with a waistbelt
Above: The Field Pouch used with a waistbelt
Above: The Field Pouch used a waistbelt and a Capture Clip attached
Above: The Field Pouch used with a waistbelt with a Capture Clip and Lens Kit attached. This allows the attachment of a spare lens.
Above: The Field Pouch used with the supplied strap. This could easily be swapped out for the Peak Design Slide strap with the use of 2 PD anchors if required.
Above: The Field Pouch attached to the Peak Design Everyday Sling V2 bag. This is ideally how we would use the pouch when travelling in order to carry accessories such as square filters
Inside the pouch, you have a cosy 1.5L capacity which is expandable up to 3L. The main compartment of the pouch can hold a lens (or two) depending on the size or alternatively a small camera with a pancake lens (perfect for our Sony RX100V camera). Alternatively, if you are using the pouch as storage for cables and accessories then they would most likely fit snugly in this main compartment of the pouch. On the inside, you also have a large deep zippered pocket that also contains 5 smaller pockets that are ideal for smaller items such as SD/CF Cards, Wireless Remote etc. There’s also another 3 stretchy pockets to accommodate even more small items in the interior of the pouch. We’re not sure you could wedge any more pockets inside this pouch with the amount of space available. In our opinion, we don’t think you could improve the interior but we wouldn’t be surprised if the team came up with an even better bag if they release a V3.
Above: The empty interior of the Field Pouch V2
Above: The rear of the Field pouch with its slots for a waistbelt to be attached.
Above: The pouch fits neatly into a backpack bag. In this instance, the pouch could accommodate cords, chargers, filters, and other accessories. The backpack is the Peak Design Everyday Zip 20L.
Above: Interior of the pouch. Perfect for the day shooter or minimalist photographer. Inside the bag is a Sony A7R3 with a Samyang AF 35mm f2.8 FE lens attached, a Minolta 50mm f1.7 with adapter and a Peak Design Slide Lite strap.
Above: The pouch easily fits a Sony A7R3 with a AF 35mm f2.8 FE lens, Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens with adapter, SD Cards, Wireless Remote, Urth Filters, Spare Battery, and a Peak Design Slide Lite camera strap
Above: A more compact kit would include a Sony RX100V or similar, spare battery, SD Cards, small tabletop tripod, mobile phone, and the provided strap. The pouch will easily accommodate more items if needed
- Clean and sleek design
- Premium Quality
- Includes an adjustable strap
- Compact yet expandable
- Plenty of internal pockets considering the size
- Loops to use with a waist belt
- Attachment points for Capture Clip and the option of using a Lens Kit
- Great to use as a storage pouch for a bigger camera bag or as a standalone camera pouch for the minimalist photographer
- Easy to attach to an Everyday Sling 10L V2 bag
- Lifetime Warranty
Based on what this pouch has been designed for we can find very little wrong with this pouch.
- Not **waterproof
- Doesn’t attach to Everyday Sling 10L V1 (naturally they are designing their products to marry with their V2 versions of their bags so this was to be expected)
*Weatherproof (aka water-resistant) – usually material has a coating which will cause water droplets to bead on the surface giving it added protection, however, it will not make the bag impervious to penetration by water. To produce a bag that is **Waterproof would mean a completely different material thus adding considerable weight to the bag. If this is a concern, we suggest you purchase a rain cover for the bag. You could also try spraying the bag with a fabric protector, however, we’re not sure how that would react with the materials current coatings. We could not find any information on their website saying that this would be an issue.
Sizes & Colours
The Peak Design Field Pouch V2 is available in Black, Charcoal (Grey), and Midnight (Navy Blue).
We have found that the cheapest pricing for the bag is direct with Peak Design, especially here in Australia where the retail price is always more expensive. To give you an idea of price, at the time of writing, the prices are –
Peak Design Field Pouch V2 – AUD$60.90** or USD$44.95*
* US Customers – Free Standard Delivery in the US, however, taxes may apply
**Australian Customers – AUD prices exclude taxes and shipping and may fluctuate with the USD/AUD exchange rate. As there is a global warehouse in Sydney the shipping price will be calculated at domestic rates.
Worldwide Customers – For shipping costs worldwide check out the rates here
The Final Word
Peak Design has once again designed a phenomenal product. Everyone will use this pouch in a different way but for us, we are excited by the possibilities of using it as both a storage pouch for accessories in transit as well as an attachment to our Everyday Sling 10L V2 bag for day-to-day use. Minimalist photographers such as Street and Urban photographers may find this pouch more than enough for their wanderings. No matter what the application, this pouch is extremely versatile and should leave photographers with only 2 questions – which colour and how many do I buy.
If you have any comments or questions about this product then we’d love to hear from you.
RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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