The Gear Journal

The Wotancraft Pilot Bag

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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.

The Kensington StudioCaddy

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A pretty interesting take on the “charge all” docking port… I love the idea of these, but until the prices get a little more reasonable, I can’t see many people buying them.

Details here.

The Destroyer Lamp

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A new drop from Van…

I was afraid that was going to happen because of that god damned…

Van Neistat

Leica SL2-S

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Just out of principal, it’s hard for me to like a digital Leica. And while I am still a diehard Leica film guy, the pricing/fashion ratio of the modern brand just kills the experience for me. This new SL2-S, however… it gives me feelings… Still overpriced by $2k, but….

Details here.

ARCdry Sport Pro

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Another “something or other” that I saw on Instagram… These are simple card holders made by a company called ARCdry out of San Francisco. They are available in leather or canvas, feature a very simple/compact design, are made really well and only run $19.

Hard to beat.


Virgil Abloh X Braun

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Two things I love:

  1. Vintage Braun Industrial Design
  2. Virgil Abloh’s Graphic Aesthetic

Combine the two and you got something crazy special…

Details here.

The Spirited Man…

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Just stop what you are doing right now and watch this. You can thank me later…

And yes, yes I do. I consider myself a very spirited man.

The Canoo

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The electrical revolution is just around the corner. It’s been baking for well over a decade now and you have to think we aren’t far off from reaching critical mass – the boring part of it all.

See, to me the excitement happens now… Now is when all of these freshly funded innovators take a shot at the big dogs and hope their athleticism and flexibility is enough to out perform the experience of the same old stale logos we have all grown accustomed too. Most, if not all, will fail miserably… Most real innovation does.

Welcome Canoo to the show… They are bringing with them some pretty dope ideas.

Details here.