Brevitē launches new Hadley series of backpacks, aimed at providing practicality and style
posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:30 AM EST
Brevitē has been making photographer-focused backpacks for the last few years. In fact, we reviewed one of them last year. That backpack was a particularly nice backpack because it was comfortable and functional when carrying photography equipment, but also worked very well as an everyday carrying solution and had very a nice style. Brevitē has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to launch a new series of backpacks, the Hadley line, which adopts a minimalist style while maintaining the same photographer-friendliness of Brevitē's existing products.
The Hadley series is comprised of a trio of backpacks, all of which share the same overall styling and a handful of features, including Brevitē's new signature insert, which can be used across its line of backpacks or act as a standalone grab-and-go pouch for protecting your photography gear. The new insert has been redesigned such that it can now be carried as a cross-body bag by attaching the new magnetic buckle camera strap. All the bags also have Brevitē's comfortable padded strap system and a moisture wicking back panel alongside weather-sealed zippers. Let's take a look at each of the new daypacks in the Hadley series.
We start with the largest bag in the new Hadley line, the Roamer. The Roamer is a lightweight bag with a carrying capacity of 17 liters but with its drawstring top, its volume can expand to 20 liters. The Roamer has a magnetic Fidlock closure on the top flap, which Brevitē says makes accessing the main compartment very easy. There's a large front compartment which runs the entire length of the Roamer and the backpack includes smaller pockets as well. The bag includes numerous exterior attachment points and bottom dual utility buckles, which are perfect for carrying your tripod. There are compression straps and mesh pockets on both sides of the bag, ideal for carrying water bottles.
The Hadley Runner is a slimmer and sleeker option than the Roamer while still offering 16 liters of capacity. The Runner has a "no-seam construction," which lends itself to a less rigid appearance. The 16-liter main compartment is joined by a pair of large exterior pockets.
The final backpack in the new Hadley series is the Scout. It's a basic design relative to the other two backpacks and has different functionality to match. The Scout has a vertically-oriented zippered compartment on top and a second lower pocket with magnetic closures. The top-load access includes a tote-style carrying handle which is made from material similar to a seat belt, allowing the Scout to go from shoulder bag to tote bag. The main compartment has 16 liters of space and a hidden interior pocket for storing important items such as keys and identification.
The Hadley series can be purchased on Kickstarter for as little as US$150 per bag, which is a savings of $70 off their eventual MSRP when they start shipping in February 2018.
Of the new Hadley series, Brevitē lead designer Brandon Kim (who is one of the three brothers who cofounded the company) says, "With the Hadley series, we wanted to simplify the functionality down to its core features to deliver a streamlined experience that was led by people's needs, not just creating a bag with a million functions. We've seen dozens of bags entering the market loaded with bells and whistles, without offering the true functionality everybody needs; so we focused on a simple, intuitive and stylish design that hits the core needs of the users."