I like to think that Sony combined the performance of a workhorse like the A7S III with the lightweight body of the A6600 to create a powerful and versatile full-frame mirrorless digital camera that enables demanding photographers & videographers to produce high-quality content anytime, anywhere.
Equipped with an electromagnetic-drive shutter mechanism, a 5-axis in-body image stabilization unit, and a monocoque magnesium alloy construction, the Alpha 7C is the rugged, compact camera of choice for professional creatives on the move. Grab the full kit option that includes an FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 compact lens if you want to start creating high-fidelity stills and movies right out of the box.
What We Love
Full-Frame Quality in a Compact Body
The Sony Alpha 7C oozes peak performance capabilities no matter the situation, with its advanced 24.2MP back-illuminated 35mm full-frame image sensor, interchangeable lenses, diverse ports, and fat battery. All that power in a package that’s just over 1lb.
Appeals To Photographers & Filmmakers
Multimedia creatives rejoice. The powerful features just mentioned, along with its ISO range of 50 to 205800, 15 stops of dynamic range, 4K recording, dedicated optical viewfinder, and 3-inch touch-sensitive LCD, all work in tandem to make this camera ideal for photography and filmmaking while traveling. This cam grants you permission to lighten your load and leave the backup camera at home on your travels.
Full-frame cameras of this caliber can range significantly in price and be much more expensive. Kudos to Sony for keeping the price point towards the relatively affordable end.
Product Type: Mirrorless Camera
Best For: Traveling creatives who want the full power of full-frame, for both photos and videos, in a smaller package.
The Ilford Sprite 35mm-II is made primarily from a sturdy ABS plastic and features only one button. It’s so simple a small child can use it, but, in the right hands, it’s capable of helping you create unforgettable memories that are ready for pickup or delivery in a few hours to days. The Sprite II is compatible with your favorite 35mm film stock.
What We Love:
Fully automatic and equipped with only a single button, right out of the box, the Ilford Sprite 35mm-II is easier to use than your iPhone’s built-in camera. This camera feels like an actual toy in your hands. It’s lighter than your iPhone, so you can toss it in a jacket pocket or one of our fan-favorite Fanny Slings and hop out the door.
The Sprite II spares your purse, costing just under $35. It’s a super affordable way to get into analog photography right now.
So Much Fun
Though film cameras don’t lend themselves to instant gratification, the Ilford Sprite's retro minimalism, toy-like feel & function, and adrenaline-inducing feeling of anticipation create a different kind of “gratification” that more than makes up for the loss of the “instant” -- at least for me.
Product Type: Film Camera
Best For: Shutterbugs who want to get acquainted with analog photography for kicks. Great for vacations, parties, and well-lit scenarios that don’t require a professional touch or equipment. The Ilford is a whimsical “accessory” to take with you on day trips.
We can’t, in good conscience, hook you up with a perfect compact camera to take with you on a day trip without making sure you’re able to use it to the full. Sony claims that their SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card is the toughest and fastest ever, and I’ve got to say, it does not disappoint. It’s a whopping 18 times tougher than standard SD cards while also being bend-, drop-, dust-, X-ray, AND waterproof. If you’re constantly on the move, you want this memory card.
What We Love:
I’m not sure what Sony thinks you’ll be doing with your memory card, but with its top-rated weatherproofing and comically rugged design, the SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC should survive darn near any sticky situation you find yourself in during a day trip.
Up to 300MB/s transfer speed & up to 299MB/s write speed in UHS-II devices (like the A7C).
Dependable High-resolution 4K Video Recording.
Price: $98.00 to $188.00
Product Type: SD Card
Best For: Pro photographers and filmmakers who settle for nothing less than the best of the best gear...or simply those who are danger/accident prone.
We call this the most portable, packable, and easy-to-set-up professional tripod on the market. Peak Design delivers on this sentiment by taking everything we thought we knew about tripods and redesigning it from the ground up. The Travel Tripod collapses down to half the size of other tripods, yet doesn't sacrifice height or stability and still supports 20 lbs worth of camera.
What We Love:
It’s tiny. You can carry your Travel Tripod crossbody, place it in your water bottle holder, or even tuck it into a standard-sized backpack and won’t know it’s there -- then deploy it in under 10 seconds when it’s time to shoot.
Although it only takes up a fraction of the size of traditional tripods, the Travel Tripod makes absolutely no compromises as far as usability and features you come to expect. With shock-absorbing rubber feet, weather & impact resistant build materials, an integrated phone mount, and an omnidirectional ball head adjustment ring, it's safe to say the Peak Design Travel Tripod brings even more to the table. Best of all, with no confusing buttons, switches, or knobs, using it is a cinch.
Available in Two Heavy-Duty Models
The Travel Tripod comes in aluminum or carbon fiber. Though both are remarkably high-quality, the latter weighs slightly less and produces a 20% more stabilized effect, making it the preferred model for filmmaking.
Brand: Peak Design
Price: $349.95 to $599.95
Product Type: Travel Tripod
Best For: Everything you'd use your traditional, bulky, slow-to-set-up tripod for, but lighter, faster, and more durable.
The Moment Crossbody Wallet carries all of your essentials -- nothing more & nothing less. Weighing only 0.2 lbs and constructed from carefully chosen, high-quality, and ultra-comfy material (straps included), you can hang the clutch-like wallet around your shoulder or wrist all day long and forget about it. Now, that’s clutch.
What We Love:
Space For All The Essentials
The main compartment fits your debit card, credit card, ID, filters, AirPods, cash, or heck, even a smaller wallet, without a problem. A quick-access exterior pocket allows you to store your oversized phone while a Moment lens is still attached. You can also remove any attached lenses and stow them away safely in the microfiber-lined, mid-sized pocket in the front.
Adjusts To Your Perfect Fit
Included in the wallet are rope wrist and crossbody straps. The former is easy to clip and perfect for excursions around the city. The latter is adjustable from 31 inches to 55 inches in length so that you can modify the fit to your unique size and style.
Stylish, High-Grade Construction
I love that the ladies at Moment designed the Crossbody Wallet to be fashionable and durable. They come in three distinct models and multiple colors -- Black and Natural Leather, made from American-made Horween leather, Terracotta Canvas made of weatherproof PU-backed canvas, and Black Ripstop, constructed of waterproof & puncture-resistant ripstop nylon to shed water and resist absorption. Even the straps can withstand years of daily wear and tear.
Price: $25.00 to $69.99
Product Type: Bag / Wallet
Best For: Daily carry of all the essential gear you want to have on your person, whether you’re strolling through the town, biking around the city, or hiking a trail.
Maybe I’m just unorganized, but I find these bags extremely necessary, especially on trips (of any duration). The MTW Tech Organizer is another Moment product designed for creatives by creatives that helps you get and stay organized efficiently and coherently. Featuring extra protective padding, six elastic cable organizers, a large zip pocket for loose items, and a versatile layout while maintaining a minimalist design, this tech pouch will forever change the way you pack gear.
What We Love:
Matryoshka Doll Swag
Subtly located inside the main pouch is a Mini Tech Organizer that gives you the option to pack heavy or pack light. You can use the mini sack on its own, snuggly fit it in the main organizer, or use them individually inside your backpack.
Made from recycled Kodra fabric with a double layer waterproof coating and equipped with sturdy YKK zippers, the MTW tech organizer keeps your gear completely safe as it's nearly impervious to bad weather conditions.
It can sit open on the table, the floor, or your lap, making the organizer a seamless addition to both your home studio & mobile workstation.
Product Type: Tech Organizer
Best For: Effortlessly organizing your work gear in your home studio but especially while traveling.
Designed for creatives & rated by WIRED as the Best Everyday Backpack, this is the bag to work anywhere and travel everywhere. The pack is made from premium Kodra, features two layers of waterproof coating, and is immensely durable -- yet it's breathable, padded, and ultra-comfortable. The pack is camera-ready and fits all your gear, features compartments to keep it all organized, and grants quick access to it -- yet is discreet, minimalist, and ultra-fashionable. The bag has earned its stripes -- once you go MTW Backpack, you never go back.
What We Love:
Perfect Size For Your...Back
The designers studied the frames of various sized people and tested the straps, padding, shape, etc., to create a bag that sits comfortably on the back of anyone carrying it. There are 17L & 21L options to find your perfect fit regardless of your size or how much gear you lug around.
Perfect Size For Your...Camera
If there wasn't enough reason to snag The MTW Camera Insert, it fits snuggly into the backpack's main pouch, giving you easy access to your photo/video gear. Save a couple of bucks and bundle the pair in a set.
Perfect Size For Your...Other Stuff
The bag features a dedicated 16" laptop pocket zipped for weather protection and padded for drop protection. It has a fat water bottle pocket that can fit a 1L Nalgene bottle & plenty of remaining storage for chargers, headphones, notebooks, keys, and even sunglasses.
Price: $115.99 to $123.99
Product Type: Backpack
Best For: Photographers & filmmakers who are always on the move and could use a comfortable, sturdy, daily carry backpack of the highest level
A trailblazing creation by the legendary Stephen Jones, the Rugged Camera Sling is Moment's first DSLR-sized camera sling. As said best by Mr. Jones, this bag's the answer to what you get if you "strip out all the junk of the excess you need in a camera bag (and) hone it down to the essentials..." The bag uses high-quality & weatherproof build materials, a crossbody quick-release strap, and customizable & padded storage to help keep it in place and your gear safe & organized while on the move.
What We Love:
A Place For All Your Gear
The Moment Camera Sling has three places to store your gear -- a customizable main pocket (with its own pockets great for memory cards, film, cables), an open front pocket, and tripod straps (perfect to lug your Peak Design Travel Tripod). There’s a 6L and 10L version. Both are identical in quality, but the 6L is great for mirrorless or DSLR camera users, while the 10L is ideal for the drone flyers among us.
Long Day Comfort & Convenience
The sling has a padded wingback panel with soft fabric that feels comfortable all day, while the wide, articulated shoulder strap keeps the weight distributed on your body. The crossbody stability strap keeps the sling from sliding around when moving and bending down, and if you don't need it, it's fully removable. The main strap is multi-directional for right and left-handed shooters.
Creator Tested. Creative Approved.
Stephen’s mission was to make a sling that photographers & filmmakers love -- Mission Accomplished. I promise, the bag is everything an adventurer could ever want in a camera sling, and don't just take my word for it. The Rugged Camera Sling was rated The Best Overall Camera Sling by WIRED + received praise from creators like Jenna Ezarik, Patrick Tomasso, and Jesse Driftwood.
Price: $79.99 to $119.99
Product Type: Sling
Best For: Photo/video creators who are constantly on the move and need a durable bag worthy of going anywhere they do.
Sure, day trips are only day trips. Short in theory. But after a few hours of usage, no one is safe from the inevitable destiny that awaits even the smartest devices -- a depleted battery. The Omni20 Power Bank provides first aid, by means of high-powered, fast charging, to virtually any device that’s USB-C or Qi-compatible. Plus, you can safely manage, transfer, and sync data across devices seamlessly.
What We Love:
Who doesn’t love wireless charging? The Omni20 supports fast & reliable wireless charging just by setting it on top of the power bank.
The Omni20 USB-C has an OLED display built-in for easy monitoring of the battery level, temperature, input/output power, and remaining time.
All The Ports
Includes two USB-C ports with a combined output of 120W and two rapid charging USB-A ports that each output 5V/3A.
Product Type: Power Bank
Best For: Tech experts who need a one-stop-hub to power, or transfer data between, multiple devices easily, anywhere.
Whether you keep one in the car at all times or you’re the type to throw a couple extra in the gear bag, USB cables are absolutely essential, and Nomad’s USB-C is the gold standard. Besides industry benchmarks like lightning-fast USB 3.1 (Gen 2) 10Gbps transfer speeds + versatile data transfer & charging applications, the Nomad Cable is ultra-rugged, made from thick ballistic nylon for abrasion, bend, and tear resistance. Best bang for buck cable -- two adapter prongs up.
What We Love:
Apple MFi Approved
This cable has gone through Apple’s stringent MFi program, indicating it’s the real deal and safe to use (lots of fake stuff out there).
Maybe not exactly bulletproof, but it is reinforced with a double-braided Kevlar outer sheath & central core, plus features metal alloy connector housings and a fire-resistant PVC jacket. Nomad even claims it’ll last much longer than your connected device
Peak USB Performance
It charges at up to 100W of power through USB-C PD, the fastest possible through USB-C.
Price: $29.95 to $34.95
Product Type: USB Cable
Best For: Those looking for a USB-C cable of the highest caliber.
A better-looking mount with a stronger magnetic connection is what you get when you snag Moment’s latest Car Vent Mount. A straightforward rubberized press-fit attachment securely connects it to your car’s air vent, and the proprietary configuration of magnets, combined with a grippy backer pad, ensures it stays there. The mount is versatile, padded for protection, and all-around solid. Now you can hit potholes with confidence.
What We Love:
Case Or No Case
The car vent mount functions with or without a case on your iPhone 12 and is compatible with MagSafe cases and accessories.
Believe it or not, some people have actually broken their vents trying to adjust poorly designed mounts. The back of the mount has an extra-wide plus sign design, meant to decrease the pressure put on the air vent and less likely for any accidental damage.
Attention To Detail
Made with stainless steel, which helps block magnet interference to your phone and focuses the magnetic field for a stronger hold. Designed with space throughout the circumference that you can use to wrap your charging cable.
Product Type: Car Vent Mount
Best For: Anyone who needs an all-purpose car vent mount for their MagSafe compatible phone.