The Osprey Shuttle 22"

Field Review | The Osprey Shuttle 22: A Rugged Wheeler Pack

I’m more of a backpack type of guy when I travel and seldom uses trolley-type bags unless I needed to. The wheeler I had before was a convertible Wenger, the other is a huge World Traveler luggage when I moved to a new location temporarily. Recently I went on a week-long trip up north and brought with me the Osprey Shuttle 22″/40L bag. Now here’s one bag I wouldn’t mind hauling around. Read on why.

Eddie Bauer Rippac

Field Test Review | Eddie Bauer Rippac Packable Daypack

I was looking around the newly opened Eddie Bauer concept store in SM Megamall’s new wing and this Eddie Bauer Rippac Packable Daypack caught my attention. I’ve always have this thing for anything “packable” travel essentials. They are usually light and easily goes together with my other travel gear. So I bought the packable daypack and has been using it for three months now. Here’s my field test review of the Eddie Bauer Rippac Packable Daypack.

The Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020 Field Review | Pushing Boundaries on Mobile Phone Imaging

Let’s get to the point, Nokia Lumia 1020 is the best camera phone in the market right now. It’s 41MP mechanical shutter camera delivers what it promises – top notch image quality in a mobile phone. If that is what one is looking for a phone, I would highly recommend the Nokia Lumia 1020 of course, but if you consider the balance of the phone system, form factor and price, that’s where the decision making comes in. Here’s my lowdown on Nokia’s best phone to date.

The entry-level Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1 Field Test | Pro Image Quality in an Entry Level Package

I got to give it to Fujifilm. When they entered the mirrorless camera market, they entered in a way that piqued the interest of old-school photographers yearning for a retro rangefinder-like camera digital body. Indeed, the launch of Fujifilm X100 and succeeding interchangeable cameras like the X-E1 and X-Pro 1 made a lot of pro photographers happy by harkening back to the good old analog camera controls (like shutter speed dials and aperture ring on lenses) in now digital format. With the Fujifilm X-M1, they hope to capture a much broader market and appeal to the mass consumers who are highly connected compact camera and mobile phone users. With a different build, controls and features, let’s see how this entry level Fujifilm X-M1 performs from my recent real world test from city walks and trips to Calaguas Islands and Iligan City.

Taking the Crumpler 5 M$H backpack in my recent trip to Kalinga

The Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home Backpack 2013 Edition

“What the? Is this a kiddie bag?!” was my first impression when I saw the Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home Backpack. This little bag is one of the creative attempts of Crumpler to diversify their Million Dollar Home (M$H) camera bags line. Previously I reviewed their regular 4M$H shoulder bag then the new 3M$H sling bag. Now how does the M$H translate as a backpack? I put the camera backpack to a test on several trips to see how effective and functional it is.