Posts Categorized: Gear

Leonard Uses This

In February, after almost a decade and a half’s worth of procrastination, I finally sat down and finished my usesthis writeup, which summarizes most of the gear I travel with. At some point I’ll move all this to a more up-to-date/less rambly document, but a few notes on some changes: I’ve switched my power strip… Read more »

Best Purchase of 2015 So Far

Tokyo gets insanely dry in the winter, especially with an air-heater running. Behold, the portable USB-powered humidifier, the best ¥1000 I’ve spent this year:

Audio Gear: RHA T10i IEMs

Feel free to listen to my “Audio Audition” Spotify playlist on the right while reading this. I’ve been adding to it all year. These tracks are of course songs I like and know pretty well now, but also chosen specifically to test the headphones I try out across a good spectrum of the stuff I listen… Read more »

Clothing Gear: Triple Aught Design (TAD Gear)

After my first few months in Asia, I swung by SF when I was back in the States, and since they have a couple stores there (“Dogpatch Base” being the main location?) I swung by to try some things on (quality is high, but so is the price).  Here’s how they’ve worked out: Early on… Read more »

Photo Gear: LensPen

Many of you may be like me a few months ago having never carried around a LensPen. These days, it’s hard for me to even recognize that foolish person. Seriously though, if you shoot while traveling, this thing is amazing and by far beats any dry microfiber cloth for cleaning lenses of fingerprints and smudges. The… Read more »

Bagcheck: South Africa, 2011

Over the next few days I’ll be importing a few of my old bagcheck lists that might have interesting travel info. This is one I made for the month I spent in South Africa. Highlights include the shots I took and my travel underwear shoot-out (the Ex Officio Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs won and in fact… Read more »

Gear List

On my previous trip I put most of my stuff into a ridiculously large (10’x20′) storage unit. My intention for this trip was to try to get rid of everything. While I fell short, I did reduce down to a 7’x10′ unit. For traveling, I’ve switched from a large (60L) backpacker pack to a small… Read more »