It’s always a good idea to bring a good jacket when traveling. Even in our tropical country, squalls or drafts … More
Thule (tu-li), a brand from Sweden founded by the Thulin family in 1942, manufactures a collection of outdoor products. They … More
I have been an avid PacSafe user ever since 2008. I have gone through a number of PacSafe products from the CarrySafe pouch, two generations of PacSafe Wallets (up to the RFID versions), Camera bags like the CamSafe Venture V12 Sling Bag and V16 Sling Pack and the handy CarrySafe 100 camera strap. It’s amazing to see how their Anti-Theft products has evolved in terms of functionality and design. Now I’m glad they are expanding and is more accessible by finally having their own flagship store at the ground floor of Glorietta 5 in Makati. A first also on the global scale for the brand.
If you like shooting landscapes, night skies or even architecture, a tripod is an essential tool for these kind of photography. For beginners in photography, I always stress how important good quality tripods when buying one. Think about it, you have a really costly camera on top of it, would you risk your thousands-of-pesos investment on a flimsy tripod? There are already several trusted brands already and one of them is Manfrotto. For the past few months I have been using the Manfrotto MKC3-P01 Compact Photo Kit. It’s a model that’s been out for quite a while and is leaned as a good starter tripod but still sturdy enough for rugged use.
Let’s admit it. Apple makes great products from Macbooks to iPhones and iPads but they suck at making cables for device connectivity and charging. Ask any user and they’ll sing the same tune – their cables doesn’t last that long. That’s why numerous option from third-party manufacturers seek to address this concern. Fuse Chicken is one of them with their Titan line of nearly indestructible cables. I had the pleasure of trying the Titan Loop, a 9-inch long cable that can be looped as a keychain.
I have plenty of bags for sure and they are of different types. I use each of them depending on where I’ll go. For a few night’s trip out-of-town, preferably up the highlands, I prefer to use backpacks. They are mobile and easy to carry for the last minute bus chases, climbing on top of a jeep or an impromptu mountain climb. Had the pleasure of road-testing another backpack, the Osprey Momentum 32 from their Momentum Series packs designed for commuting. I managed to lightly test the Osprey Momentum 32 in historic trails Bataan first then rough-tested through the elements at the mountains of Bontoc.