- Buyer's Guide
Good design inspires, it enables, it satisfies. Jeff is driven by the purpose of elevating the everyday and sharing his experience with others through his YouTube channel. The way he sees it, good gear isn’t just an object, it’s an extension of your values and your tastes. That perspective is what keeps him chasing the […]
Jason is an EDC connoisseur with discerning taste who is always searching for high-quality gear to add to his carry quiver. A custom knife collector, ‘J’ is an admirer of purpose-built goods that were designed to sit at the intersection of form and function. His work can take him all over the globe and he […]
A minimalist with a deep love for craftsmanship and a good story, you can find Bradley wandering NYC quietly judging what your slinging on the subway platform.
James Jeffrey (fondly known as JJ) is a Melbourne-based designer who’s lived and traveled all over the globe. But don’t ask him about that. Ask him if the surf’s good.
Jessie is an avid cyclist, traveler, food-lover, and writer with a knack for packing. She’s called many places home – Washington D.C., Malta, Costa Rica, Seattle, Madagascar – and traveled to over 35 others. She now lives in San Francisco where she splits her time between traveling, adventuring outdoors, and writing about travel, packing, and (of course) travel […]
Nolan is from Los Angeles and probably drinks too much coffee. He has a background as a triathlete, photographer, and DJ, discovering his mountain addiction in Hokkaido, Japan. Driven by steep days in remote places, Nolan clocks vertical meters on skis or running shoes and firmly believes in earning those turns. Influenced by his racing […]
Tom Wahlin took his digital design and creative direction career on the road in May of 2015. He sold nearly all of his belongings, packing up his New York City life into a 40L backpack. As of October 2017, he’s been living a fully nomadic lifestyle traveling to a new country every couple of weeks.
Chase Reeves is an educator and entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon. When he’s not training entrepreneurs, making cocktails or raising his kids, you’ll find Chase making entertaining videos of bags for his YouTube channel and Carryology.
The Brown Buffalo is a small bag brand founded by Douglas Davidson. Doug’s designed for some of the all-time greats. And if you’ve worn a backpack, he probably designed it.
Brad spends most of his time sketching or slicing down trails or thinking about where to go next, so he designs his life (and his gear) around being mobile and ready for unknown terrain. Vocation-wise, he’s designed a little bit of everything and, in our humble opinion, has clocked into ninja level when it comes […]
Self-confessed gear whore and bag addict – always on the quest to find the perfect pack.
Shelby loves taking pictures, the water, adventure and his dog Quinn. He’s always carrying a camera and is on the endless search for the perfect bag to carry his photography equipment in.
Erik Nachtrieb and Viv Smith specialize in filming in remote environments and expeditions. If it’s wild and remote, their crew 1iOpen Productions will be your go-to team. On foot, neck-deep in icy white water, or 18000 ft in the air, these guys will shoot it, backpedaling and throwing you a thumbs up. Oh, and they know their […]
Originally a photographer by trade, Arndell Florent LeBlanc now works in humanitarian aid as a communications specialist. His documentary and recovery work has spanned from Post-Katrina New Orleans to Post earthquake Haiti. An avid traveler and hiker, he spends more hours in the air than any claustrophobic man should.
Andrew has a true appreciation for the design and function of the outdoor equipment that lets him be outside longer, more comfortably, and in worse conditions.
From creating television and films for nearly every major studio in Hollywood, to his educational books, and his expanding line of travel-friendly filmmaking accessories for AviatorCameraGear.com, 20-year Hollywood vet Zeke Kamm may look like a man of many hats (or hoods in this case). But underneath it all he is just a storyteller traveling the world, […]
JP is an eccentric type who likes to skateboard, snowboard, ride his bicycle, recently got into photography and filming, is an artist, collector, music lover, drives a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon and when he wants to celebrate he’s smoking a cigar.
While Nat was researching packs for a 100km endurance hiking challenge, Pack Config was born. Running a blog that focuses on helping others improve their packs means that what he carries, daily or out on a hike, is constantly being refined. He’s also a bit of a geek and enjoys gaming with his wife and […]
Jun (aka James) entered the world of backpacks by being forced to lug a 40lb pack during a 5 day hike while in scouts. He started the ‘I Hate Backpacking’ club in his troop. But hey, Batman is Batman because he feared bats more than anything. Becoming a bat made him invincible. Now Jun isn’t saying that he’s a super hero or anything, but perhaps those “horrible” backpacking moments instilled in him his deep passion for packs? Maybe not. Who knows.
Bernard Capulong is a leading expert in everyday carry (EDC). He’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com and is always searching for the most functional and stylish gadgets and gear, one pocket at a time.
Ariel Wickham Earnhardt keeps a knife and flask of scotch stashed down her boot, and enjoys kicking ass on a bike and collecting dead animal parts. With hobbies like those you’d better believe she means business. Currently this lass focuses her badassery working on the bags for Burton Snowboards in good ol’ Burlington VT.
A graphic designer by day, Emily has a keen eye for clean lines and uncompromising values. She works in the outdoors industry, specializing in design for action sports brands.
As a creative lead for several Outdoor and Active Brands, Martijn has done his fair share of timezone travel. Always looking to combine work and play on big trips, he’s interested in getting outdoors in any climate and put gear, and himself, through the wringer. Some other current crushes include vegan cooking, bodysurfing, the creative process and whatever else floats by and he claims to know nothing about.
Frank Sedlar is a bonafide grunge aficionado with a passion for carry. He wears many bags and will track down bag designers in far away corners of the world for a good story. Currently: roaming.
Rick’s a thrill seeker. He likes to pretend that scaling a cliff or diving a shipwreck is just another walk in the park, but we all know he lives for the adrenaline kick. Choosing to live in the world rather than travel through it he’s gotten to live in some pretty amazing places: Alaska, Thailand, and Australia to name a few. The combination of outdoors and life experience has lead him to be a harsh critic of products big and small. He wonders, “is perfection too much to ask?”
Meet our new contributor, Cory Zanoni. Cory writes essays and fiction but invariably draws all over his work. He’s written for ArtsHub, edited for The Conversation and stacked sheepskins for an abattoir.
Cam is a Melbourne-born writer-musician and Carryology’s official ‘Berlin Muse’. This year he relocated to Berlin for a year-long odyssey with his partner in creativity, photographer HK. Their mission: to write, play music, take photos, smell the roses and report all the good stuff back to the Carryology tribe.
Accused of being a modern renaissance man by his close friends, Alex is a do-it-all kind of guy who dabbles in, well…basically everything.
Has jumped through most hoops in the surfing industry, has designed and made lots of stuff, and in recent times built his own brand and retail surf/art gallery.
Continuously running up the corporate ladder, Mr Zing is our board-room-carry-gear-editor. In his spare time, he likes to carry stuff up mountains, on bikes and through airports.
JC is a carry designer and dyed-in-the-wool bag nut. Side projects include wrecking on his mountain bike, crashing after jumping cliffs on his skis and getting lost while backpacking.
Brian hangs in Canada, where he photographs and films bikes and classic cars and musicians and lots of rad stuff. He’s epic at reviewing camera stuff, bike stuff, outdoor stuff, and stuff.
Lincoln loves unicorn tears and pain killers, couldn’t be serious if he tried, and has a black book thicker than your phone book.
A pro photographer and videographer, David keeps lots of brands looking good day in and day out. Just like his images, you’ll get solid, common sense reviews, with a little bit of awesomeness peaking through.