The Gear Journal

Random Pocket Dump

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How about a random pocket dump from yours truly? Ok, ok… Stop begging. It’s not becoming.

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Hipster Persona

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I love this shit. Check it out:

In Persona, his deliciously voyeuristic, fashion forward portraits, Jason Travis snaps hipster Atlantans along with the contents of their messenger bags, backpacks and clutches to determine “what they deem important in their lives.” You are what you schlep.

Check out the entire set here.

Lacie ExtremKey

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Need a bad ass USB key that is pretty much indestructible? A couple of companies have ya covered like Corsair and Ironkey, but the latest is from Lacie and it’s pretty damned cool. You can get them up with up to 64g in storage and they start at around $50. Check out this video… It’s rad.

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America’s Oldest Tent Maker

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This is pretty bitchin… Armbruster Tent Maker is America’s oldest tent manufacturer and they’ve got a thing for history. So much so, that they still manufacturer and sell the same tents that they sold to the government in WWII. Rad, no?

You can get more details here.

What’s In Your Bag?

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I found a Flickr group the other day that is based around the items folks carry in their bags every day. What is it about looking at the shit people carry that is do damned interesting?

Check it out here.

The Panasonic LX3 – Leica D-Lux 4

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Almost 2 years ago, Leica introduced the D-Lux 4 compact digital camera. Their partner in the project, Panasonic, released the LX3 shortly after. The cameras are literal twins of each other – from a hardware standpoint, they are absolutely identical. There are minor firmware differences between the two, but most photographers claim little significant differences in the resulting photographs. However, the Leica version of the camera retailed for about $300 more than the Panasonic. That 300 bones got you a cleaner case and that great red Leica logo. I don’t know if I can argue against it…

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Zebra F-701: The Poor Man’s Space Pen

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OK fellas, I’m about to dork out here… Hold your giggles until the end. See, I’ve gotten a few emails asking about the pens I carry. Typical of me, I like to carry durable stuff that is made to last. Also typical of me, I don’t like to spend a ton of dough. The ideal pen for me is most likely the traditional Fisher Space Pen, but I’ve always been ran off by the $60 price tag. What’s a cheap bastard to do?

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The Dossier Picks Some Pockets

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So by studying the contents of a man’s pockets, what details can you learn about him? Can a man be defined by the gear he wears and carries? We “picked-the-pockets” of several New Yorkers (regardless of political party affiliation) and took a look at the details of their existence to answer the key question: what are the objects you simply cannot do without? We found the bangles, baubles, trinkets and final flourishes of their dress were unmistakable expressions of their craft, uniqueness, eccentricity, faith, sentimentality and humor…

Dig what they found.