Gear Review: Peak Design Tech Pouch
Review by Jonnelle Monzon
The Peak Design Tech Pouch, my first investment of 2019 and favorite new piece of gear so far.
I use to carry all my cables, laptop accessories, and hard drives in separate small pouches. I had one pouch for hard drives and USB cables, another for my laptop charger, another for my mouse; they all went into separate compartments of my backpack.
This made taking out everything I need to sit and work on my laptop, cumbersome and messy. My workspace was always cluttered with empty pouches and cases scattered across the table. Trying to pack away quickly, so that the coffee shop employees can go home, results in just stuffing everything into my bag to be reorganized outside later.
I needed a way to consolidate all my pouches into a single bag. I looked at several cheap amazon options, the DSPTCH Cable Case, and This is Ground Tech Dopp Kit. And then Peak Design announced their new Travel Line, and with it, the Tech Pouch. Having owned several of Peak Design products, I was excited about this purchase.
Off the bat, you can tell that Peak Design put a lot thought in the design and construction. I picked the black colorway to match my Everyday Backpack and is made of the same durable waterproof nylon material. It fits nicely in the top compartment of my bag. I’ll usually keep my Tech Pouch open inside my backpack for easy access to things. There are loops where you can attach Peak Design’s anchors for external carry with a strap. I attached a giant carabiner instead, for quick attachments or carry.
The Tech Pouch can surprisingly hold a lot. I’m able to fit a couple of hard drives, a giant power bank, my MacBook charger, dongles, headphones, USB cables, and a pencil case with some space still left spare. The clamshell, origami style dividers, neatly organize and holds items together. The dividers are elastic and form to shape, so I can still fit bulkier items such as my mouse. Consolidating all my pouch into a single Tech Pouch, opened up more free space in my backpack.
I can sit down and do work in a coffee shop with just my laptop and my Tech Pouch. I no longer have to fumble around my backpack for my hard drive pouch or my charger. I usually keep my drives in the pouch when plugging them to my laptop to help keep the table clutter free. I no longer have to worry about accidentally spilling coffee on my laptop, stumbling thru a scattered workspace.
I keep a Nomad Universal Cable in the front zip compartment, that feeds into an Anker Battery Pack via a cable-pass thru, so I can quickly charge any of my devices.
The Tech Pouch is a versatile pouch that neatly holds and organizes all my electronic accessories. I can carry everything I need to work remotely on my laptop, inside and outside my backpack. Just like Peak Design’s other products, the Tech Pouch is built to last and designed for a working photographer’s need.