Travel Kit Additions

In just a couple of weeks, my wife and I will be sitting on a beach in Jamaica on our honeymoon. And of course, I’ve been thinking a lot about the gear we’ll be taking with us on the trip. We previously purchased a Canon PowerShot G9 X to take pictures of our surroundings and a Lightning to HDMI adapter, so we could watch movies on the TV in our room. But Sunday night I ordered a few more products in an effort to further upgrade our kit.

All of these items should be arriving later this week and they may be the subject of a future review, if I feel there’s something interesting to say about them. But either way, I’ll certainly be sharing my first impressions on Twitter as the products arrive.

Mini Halcyon Organizer Pouch: we own two medium-sized clear pouches from Tom Bihn already and they’re absolutely fantastic. This is how we keep all of our cables and adapters organized inside of our Ristretto bag.

But we were looking for something a little bit smaller where we could keep all the items we want quick access to — headphones, lightning to USB cables, and so on. The Halcyon Organizer Pouch fit the bill perfectly and looks pretty stylish to boot. My favorite feature is the clip on the corner that we can use to secure it to the inside of our bag ensuring that it’ll never fall out accidentally.

Case Logic Ultra Compact Camera Case: This little camera case is nothing special. It’s big enough to hold our PowerShot G9 X and an extra SD card. It has a carabiner that we can use to secure it to the inside of our bag or on a belt loop.

I’m sure I could have found a camera case from a more high-end brand, but this one was advertised as being able to fit our camera. The last thing I wanted was to order something that I thought would fit, only to have it arrive and find that it’s either too big or too small. There’s not much time to order a replacement if it doesn’t work out, so I just went with the safe bet.

Herschel Supply Co. Anchor Sleeve: This is the item I’m most excited to get my hands on. Up until now I had been using an Incase sleeve for my iPad Air 2 that was designed to fit the original iPad. I’ve been meaning to buy a new one since I purchased the iPad last year, but it wasn’t until now that I had a good reason to.

The Anchor sleeve doesn’t have a lot of features, it’s just a single compartment with a zipper closure. There’s a lot of little design details, though, that made me choose this one over the other options. The fleece-lined interior, the rawhide zipper pull, and the striped pattern just inside the compartment makes this sleeve look like a high-end product, even though it’s available for only $30. That’s a small price to pay for such a stylish iPad sleeve.