You know all those annoying dangly straps on your backpack? Don’t deal with that shit… Seriously…
This is the answer.
Ask anyone in the industry what the best tech pouch is and 99% of them will say it’s the Peak Design Tech Pouch. I can’t really argue against that either… It’s made beautifully and is just a really smart design. That said, I don’t often carry enough tech with me to warrant such a large pouch and hate to give away empty space in my bag.
So… What are my options? While the GORUCK Wire Dopp isn’t nearly as sophisticated in design or fabrication, it’s absolutely perfect for me. I use two and sometimes 2.5 wire dopps to organize things like my cables, chargers, batteries, hard drives, and other gear. The best thing about them is that they sort of form to whatever it is that is inside them – giving you space back in your bag.
I’ve mentioned in the past that I own and love the Peak Design Camera sling. The only thing that bothers me about the bag is its modern aesthetic and try as I might, I just can’t get over it. So rather than pocket my vanity, I decided to make a move and try another bag – The Wotancraft Pilot.
Essentially, Wotancraft is a workshop that was created in 2009 in Taipei City. The idea was to create every day camera bags inspired by vintage military designs, but with modern conveniences.
A few years back, I bought a Wotancraft Scout for a friend of mine as a gift. It was an expensive ($350) bag with incredibly rich details and a built quality that can only be described as perfect. To put it shortly, the bag was very obviously handmade by someone with a shit-ton of passion for making bags.
Anyway, I fell in love with that Scout and it made sense to try Wotancraft again – only this time, for myself.
Enjoy the video… and if you need more details on Wotancraft, click here.
Filson just released an old bag in a new color way. It’s the traditional briefcase in a sort of Wes Anderson style camouflage and I totally dig it. These are the types of bags you buy once… and then use it off and on for the rest of your life. In fact, I still own and use a Filson bag that my dad bought in the 1970s…
I promised an update on my Pioneer purchase a few months back and here I am… I’ve been using the Matter bifold for 6-months now and have come to the conclusion that it’s the best wallet I’ve ever used. A few reasons:
The only real question left is long-term durability. I’ll keep ya updated.
I was sent this sling bag about 6 months ago, but wanted to use it before doing a brief review. Essentially, the 6L Everyday Sling is a small cross shoulder or “ass pack” bag designed primarily for photographers. It’s built beautifully and comes in a few different colors. I got black.
End of the day… If you are looking to carry small and light, the Peak Design Everyday Sling in 6-liters is hard to beat. It’s also offered in 3 and 10 liters.
So yeah… I have a SL2-S now… Damnit. And that brings me to camera straps. Traditionally, I’ve always preferred very simple straps with no adjustment, no bells, no whistles… In fact, I usually just make my own out of a bit of leather. This gives me a custom and very sleek strap that fits perfectly.
The one problem with this is that to remove the strap, you have to go through the whole split ring fiasco with your fingernails. And if you like to move straps from camera to camera, this is a real pain in the ass.
Enter the Peak Design Slide. It’s not cool looking… at all… and it doesn’t feel right to put one on a classic rangefinder, but from a functionality standpoint, it’s really hard to beat.
Essentially, the slide is a quick release strap that can go from camera to camera in seconds with little effort. Plus, it’s actually exceptionally comfortable.