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Brevitē Launches New Trio | Camera Bags For the Modern Traveller & Commuter

By Justin Heyes on September 12th 2017

Back in 2015 three brothers from Boston set out on Kickstarter to create a niche for what they believe was missing from the camera bag market. They successfully funded the original Brevitē bag  – a functional, minimalist backpack that was designed for the daily commute and protect their gear, without compromising on design.

Since then, the company has continued to diversify, offering a unique line for the adventurous and fashion forward. Today, Brevitē ventures back on Kickstarter to help launch their new Hadley Series; a line of bags that has been redesigned to fit the more demanding need of their customer base, while maintaining the easy transition from a working pack to a slim and sleek everyday-commuting bag that The Original set off with.

Check out our review of the Original Brevitē here.

With the Hadley Series, we wanted to simplify the functionality down to its core features to deliver a streamlined experience that was led by peoples’ needs, not just creating a bag with a million functions,” said Brandon Kim, lead designer and one of the three brothers who co-founded Brevite. “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.

At its core, the Hadley Series features a similar modular insert to the orginal line of bags, but Brevitē has completely redesigned the insert to allow it to be carried as its own standalone bag. The insert also features weather-sealed zippers, two access points (security and quick loading), optional magnetic-buckle camera strap. The insert was designed to easily switch between the three different models of the Hadley Series.

Featuring TSA-friendly padded laptop sleeve, moisture-wicking back panel, and weather-proof external zippers, each bag in the Hadley Series fits the concise needs of commuting photographers. The Hadley models come in a handful different sizes and designs.

The Hadley Roamer

The largest in the series, the Roamer features a capacity of 17 liters with the ability to expand to 20 liters via is drawstring top, an exterior nylon shell with weather sealed YKK zippers, and the magnetic Fidlock closure on the top flap that makes accessing the main compartment simple.

The Hadley Runner

The Runner has been has been designed to remain a sleek street pack. the seamless construction makes allows the Runner to fold flat for packing in a larger suitcase. The 16-liter main compartment that is flanked by two large exterior pockets running the full length of the pack allowing space for the Brevite insert with plenty of room for added gear.

The Hadley Scout

The smallest of the series, the Scout, has the most traditional design. The backpack-like top-load access features a carrying handle similar to a seatbelt webbing. The main 16-liter compartment can accommodate a Brevite insert with extra space for your day-to-day needs.

Banana for scale


Starting today, Brevitē’s Hadley Series is now available on Kickstarter with early bird packages starting at $150. After the campaign ends each bag will retail for $220. You can check out more details or back the project here.

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Justin Heyes wants to live in a world where we have near misses and absolute hits; great love and small disasters. Starting his career as a gaffer, he has done work for QVC and The Rachel Ray Show, but quickly fell in love with photography. When he’s not building arcade machines, you can find him at local flea markets or attending car shows.

Explore his photographic endeavors here.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. adam sanford

    Pity.  WNDRD already kinda crushes this style/need of bag.  This is just another.

    Love Brevite’s original bags — total ‘sleeper’ backpacks for discreet carry.

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    • Justin Heyes

      Interesting insight as always Adam. The thing about WNDRD this that their style is similar to the Brevite Rolltop pack with out the added ability to sway between shells, as it were

      While the WNDRD has more storage space than any of the the Brevite bags being announced, the camera pouch is mini compared to the Hadley Series. 

      Plus it is a bit difficult to take WNDRD seriously when they use the phrase “fanny pack” in their actual marketing material.

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    • adam sanford

      Take WANDRD seriously.  Shelf their cool kid pretentia and they’ve got great products to stand behind.  The PRVKE 21 is a wonderful bag for mixed use, work + SLR + other stuff, travel, etc.

      But best of luck to Brevite.  These new bags scream ‘sophomore album’ to me — they don’t want to be only be known as the sleeper camera backpack company so they are spreading their wings and trying new stuff.

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