Category: Product Reviews

Drobo 5C BeyondRAID data storage

I have finally taken my data storage seriously by investing in a Drobo RAID system. Here is my story and review of the Drobo 5C. As a professional travel video blogger, I develop a lot of content! Over the past seven years I've amassed nearly 20TB of data. As you...

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ZhiYun Rider-M gimbal overview

As a professional travel video blogger, I frequently get this question: “Mike, how do you get such smooth action shots in your videos?” Well, the answer is that I use a number of stabilizing gimbals. I have a handheld gimbal with extending poles to capture walking or biking shots, and...

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Lowepro DroneGuard 450 Backpack review

DroneGuard BP 450 Review As a quad-copter pilot, I was really excited last year when Lowepro came out with their DroneGuard Kit, which enabled me to easily carry around my quad-copter along with all the extras. In addition to the quad-copter, extra batteries and cables, there is also space for...

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Feiyu Tech G4 Handheld Gimbal for Smartphones

Technology is having a significant impact on the photography/videography sector. Everyday there seems to be a new tool (or toy depending on how you look at it) hitting the market to help improve the quality of images and footage we can capture. Many of the devices are quite affordable, especially...

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DroneGuard Kit by Lowepro

As a travel video blogger and all around camera gear hound, I have found it necessary to acquire camera bags for specific needs. For example, I have a Lowepro roller that keeps a large amount of gear safe and secure when traveling by air. I have a Lowepro Fastpack backpack...

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UGOBAGS: Customized Luggage made simple

Have you ever come across a new product and wondered why someone hadn’t thought about it earlier? That happened to me recently when I discovered UGOBAGS, a customized luggage company—as soon as I saw one of their bags, I thought, “now that’s a good idea!” As a perpetual traveler and...

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Top-10 Backpacking essentials

I attended the 2014 Outdoor Retailer show this year and was introduced to a number of really cool products. As an avid outdoors person, I really enjoy camping and backpacking—since the show, I've been testing out a variety of products. Here are some of the best, and, essential backpacking products...

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Montaras make mole hills out of mountains

Written by: Terri Campbell Initial look at the Womens Ahnu Montara hiking boots Price: $160.00 Model: Montara AF2139 Color: BLACK Material: Leather and swede accents Sizes: 5-11 Features: Padded leather collar and tongue, eVent® breathable waterproof bootie, Rubber toe protector, Vibram® outsole for traction on variety of surfaces. I love...

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Ahnu Mendocino boot review

Last month I attended the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City where I was introduced to a shoe company I’d never heard of before…Ahnu Footwear. A majority of their shoes are for the ladies, but they have a handsome line for men as well, including a few hiking boots. ...

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Keen Marshall Mid-top review

About ten years ago, while perusing the shoe section at REI, I discovered a truly unique sport sandal that I quickly became enamored with...the Newport by Keen Footwear.  Over the past decade, Keen has come a long way from their modest foray into the competitive shoe industry. Today, Keen is...

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Lowepro Pro Roller x300 review

If you're a photographer and/or videographer like me, there is a good chance you have equipment stowed in multiple bags, often forgetting which bag has your batteries, filters, or other gear you need at a particular moment. As I continue to add to my equipment list, I found that my...

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