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Travel iPhone Photography

Everyday Carry

I turned to iPhone photography in 2012 because I prefer to travel light. I applied "traveling light" to my everyday carry, too. I've carefully tried and finally selected the stuff on this page for my EDC because the designers and makers of those products just went the extra mile and made useful products that make life easier.

Pens & Paper | Wallets and Covers | Backpacks | Flashlights

 

Pen & Paper

This is the stuff I carry with me each single day no matter if I'm traveling or not. If you would have told me that I'll once have a subscription for memo books (Field Notes), eliminate 80% of my plastic cards and other stuff from my wallet, I probably would have called you nuts. But hey, things change. 

 

Field Notes dot-graph memo books

Though I'm one of those "everything digital guys", this is one of the few exceptions. I learned during my trips that there's always a need for a piece of paper to take some notes or even leave a message for someone. I've even purchased a Field Notes subscription so I get some new packs 4 times a year.

Get it from Amazon →

 

Fisher Space Pen with capacitive stylus

The perfect pen for me! It's small and expands to a full size pen if you put the cap on the back. It's pressurised cartridge allows you to write at all angles and even upside down. I actually have two of them, one that I have in my jacket and one for my Belroy Notebook Cover Mini.

Get it from Amazon →

 
 

Wallets and Covers

There was this one day when I ditched everything that added additional bulk to my life. The first thing I got rid of were all the dispensable cards and stuff in my wallet. But as I need 2-3 extra cards when travelling, I looked for a kind of travel wallet and found the Bellroy note cover that gos perfectly with my Field Notes memo books and my fisher space pen. And it holds the additional 2-3 cards I need for traveling.

 
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Bellory Card Sleeve Wallet

This (my wallet) was the first thing I started to slim down. I ditched all the unnecessary cards (loyalty!) and other stuff that made my wallet so big. The remaining 8 cards (credit card, drivers license, id card, etc.) perfectly fit into this wallet including some emergency cash.

Get it from Amazon →

 
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Bellroy Notebook Cover

The perfect cover for my Field Notes note books and for traveling. The cover holds up to 4 additional travel related cards like an emergency credit card or frequent flyer card and my European passport. The cover does not come with a pen. I clip my second Fisher Space Pen to it.

Get it from Amazon →

 
 

Carry on & packable backpacks

I try to avoid suitcases and to travel only with carry on luggage. With those two backpacks, I'm perfectly equipped for a several day long trip to any major city or the country side. The Osprey Farpoint 40 is the travel backpack I use when going from A to B and the Gonex 35L packable daypack is my, well daypack, for roaming around at location "B".

 

Osprey Farpoint 40 carry on backpack

This one is my travel backpack and I've been searching for one like this for ages. First, it complies to EU carry on luggage dimensions and second I can carry it as a backpack and as a bag with shoulder wrist. Packing for a week of spring/summer/autumn vacation? No problem!

Check price of the Osprey Farpoint 40 on Amazon →

 

Gonex 35L packable daypack

I love this one! It's foldable (and thus fits perfectly into my Osprey Farpoint) and ultra light. I take this one as a day pack on all of my trips or when I go on  a one day hiking tour. Holds my tripod, a jacket, small drone, a few bottles of water and a second pair of shoes (sneakers).

Check price of the Gonex 35L Daypack on Amazon →

 
 

Flashlights

What can be wrong with a simple flashlight? A lot! I had to try almost a dozen different brands and products before I finally discovered the Olight S1R and the Olight S30R III. Those two are perfect flashlights for everyday carry, traveling and to shine some light into the darkest corners of lost places.

 

Olight S1R Turbo S 

This is my everyday carry flashlight. It's small (fits into almost every pocket), powerful (up to 900 lumen), can be charged without disassembly and because of a magnet on the back, you can mount it easily on any metallic surface.

Check out my Review →

 

Olight S30R III

This bigger brother of the S1R is my "explorer flashlight" that I use mainly when I stray around in the basement of lost places.  With over 3 hours on more than 1000 lumen it's just ideal for that. Also has no-disassembly-required charging.