Vanquest Dendrite Sling

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The Vanquest Dendrite is a sort of under the radar, low cost, sling solution with a ton of space. I think it’s been ignored in large part because of the strange colors it was sold in… But today, Vanquest released it in black.

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AER Flight Pack 3

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The 2022 Travel Collection from AER is now complete with the release of a small carry-on pack called the Flight Pack 3. I was sent one of these to play with and like everything made by AER, it features gorgeous build quality and smart design. To be frank, it’s the perfect carry-on if you check a bag and just want to carry the essentials with you.

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Evergoods PLC20

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Evergoods is back at it… This time, they are introducing a really streamlined 20L pack. If it’s made anything like their previous offerings, expect high end at a decent price.

Details will be here eventually.

Bellroy X Carryology

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This is old news, but the Bellroy X Carryology collabs are out. Ironically, Bellroy owns Carryology. BUT, I like this “all back” and hi-vis orange look much more than I like the typical Bellroy aesthetic. It just looks more purposeful.

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GORUCK Camera Bag

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So, I’ve been asked about this bag more than any other I own. Essentially, it’s a GORUCK Kaidan Bullet in 15L that I’ve outfitted to become my main camera bag. Here’s a short list of the details:

Anyway, this is by far and away the best Camera Backpack I’ve ever used. I still use slings when I need to be more mobile, but if I’m on location this is the bag I take. To me, it’s all about flexibility and no one does big open spaces (ripe for self organization) like GORUCK. Highly recommended.

Alpha 31

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I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but it’s real now. If you are one of those guys that have waited years for Remote Equipment to re-release the Alpha 31, it’s not available for pre-order. If in doubt, just buy it… If you don’t like it, you can easily get your money back on the used market.

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GORUCK x Huckberry Slick GR2

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Another day, another bag… This time it’s from GORUCK and it’s the limited edition GORUCK x Huckberry Slick GR2 in 40L. Essentially, this the USA made GR2 without the molle on the front – giving the bag a cleaner aesthetic.

I actually prefer having the molle, but I do think this is the best LARGE travel pack on the market. I’ve had one for almost a decade now and it has seen some shit… still good as new.

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The Alpha 31

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The Remote Equipment Alpha 31 is a legendary backpack that seemingly only gets released every couple of years. They sell out quick… and then they are gone until they are pretty much handmade again. I’ve never messed with one of these, but just about everyone in the game shouts their virtues…

Anyway, word on the street has it that Remote Equipment will be releasing V2 of the Alpha 31 on March 1. If you want one, wake up early, and be prepared to press your refresh button until available.

Details here.