Building a business is a learning experience and in my short time as a filmmaker, I have learned a lot of lessons and made a lot of mistakes. The goal of this website is to help you avoid some of the mistakes I have made along the way by giving you a behind-the-scenes look into some of our productions.

Hiking Packs

Finding the right pack based on body size and usage is key. Without finding a comfortable bag, it is impossible to carry any weight. Below are my go-to bags based on my body type and bag adjustment versatility.

Deuter Quantum 70 + 10


deuterComments:
This is my pack for longer expeditions. For me, a front loading access panel is CRITICAL when selecting a pack. I spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect pack and although finding a few with the front loading option, this was the best when weighted down.

When testing any pack, it is important that you select one that fits your torso and find one that feels comfortable when it has weight in it. When you go to buy a bag, don’t rush in the process. If you have never went through the process, ask for help as many places have people who will be able to make the process easier for you.

Buy from Manufacturer | $269

Description: Designed for elite athletes aiming to reach the top of the world, our 800-fill down insulated Himalayan Parka provides alpine mountaineers with outstanding thermal warmth during demanding expeditions. Now crafted with a Windstopper® exterior for reliable protection in the world’s harshest climates.

Osprey Atmos AG 65


ospreyComments: 
This is my go-to pack when I am doing shorter trips (between one-two days). It has a great frame structure and allows you to carry a heavier weight-load than other similar bags of its class.

Buy from Manufacturer | $260

Description: The foundation of the Osprey Atmos AG™ 65 is Osprey’s Anti-Gravity™ suspension system that delivers outstanding ventilation and carrying comfort. This award winning pack has earned a solid reputation with savvy thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Day Packs

Here are my current go-to day packs for a variety of applications.

REI Trail 40

REI packComments: A new pack that seems too good to be true. It fits a medium FSTOP ICU PERFECTLY and allows me to quickly transition between roller and day-bag. With pockets on the side and in the spine, I am also able to carry enough water for day trips. A great bang for your buck!

Buy from REI | $109

Description: This sturdy, big-capacity daypack is also very big on organization and comfort. Included raincover stows in its own zip pocket. U-shaped panel with 4 zipper sliders offers quick access to gear and total access when fully open. Pack has a separate pocket for a hydration reservoir (reservoir sold separately). Inside the main compartment is a mesh side pocket and a back pocket with its own bungee compressions system. Padded, mesh-covered straps, belt and back are cool and comfortable. Spring-steel perimeter frame provides load support while also allowing the back panel to conform to your back. Side mesh pocket with elastic closure offers quick access. Outer pocket can hold a phone or sunglasses. Top has a zip pocket on the underside for your keys and valuables. Special fasteners on the back hold trekking-pole tips down low and pole shafts up high. Zip hipbelt pockets let you access snacks and other essentials as you hike. Forward-pull hipbelt design makes adjustments quick and easy.

North Face Kaban Transit Pack


nf kabanComments: 
When fashion meets purpose. This is my go-to bag for inner city travel. I use this when wanting to have a couple extra things with me but don’t want to have a traditional pack.

Buy from REI | $109

Description: Haul loads on foot or by bike with this sleek, top-loading pack that’s designed with protective laptop and tablet sleeves and plenty of organization for commuting or travel. Top-loading main compartment holds books and gear. Dedicated fleece-lined compartment for 17 in. laptop lies flat for airport security. Front D-shaped door section has a padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve and organizer panel. Comfortable shoulder straps and padded mesh back panel. 360° reflectivity. Sternum strap buckle has built-in whistle. Zippered pocket on top lid. 2 water bottle pockets. Padded haul handle.

Luggage

Here is my current go-to luggage for a variety of applications.

North Face Medium Duffle

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 12.15.45 PMComment: The medium duffle is my most commonly used bag. It is versatile for any situation – and keeps its contents dry and protected. I highly recommend using these as a base for any kit.

Buy from Manufacturer | $135

Description: It’s not your average duffel bag. Made from a durable laminate material, the Base Camp Duffel is a bomber of a bag. Amply resilient to be roughed around in-flight, or to be transported up a mountain via a yak, this is one burly duffel bag. 69-liter volume provides ideal storage for weekend, or extended weekend trips lasting three to four days. New design includes redesigned straps and a separate compartment to stash your shoes or dirty laundry.

North Face – Small Roller

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 12.36.28 PMComment: When traveling, this is my carry-on bag for camera gear. A medium FSTOP ICU fits perfectly in this bag and allows me to carry a variety of camera configurations.

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Description: Perfectly sized as a manageable carry on, yet still able to hold your essentials for a short-term stay, this classic 19″ rolling suitcase now sports a lighter, more user-friendly design. Now with a lighter, more user-friendly design that reduces weight by 25%. Bomber Base Camp material is paired with rugged nylon for extra durability. External top zipper pocket for easy access when stowed in overhead compartments. Perforated exposed back panel reduces weight without sacrificing strength. Plastic bumpers on wear points for extra organization. Internal mesh pocket. Die-cut ID window. Coated daisy chains for durable lash points. Extendable luggage handle with patented side-release buttons.

North Face – Large Roller

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 12.36.37 PMComment: The large North Face roller is one of my favourite bags based on its ruggedness and versatility. The only downfall is that it is really easy to be overweight with this option. Because of its size, I can easily get it over 100lbs which makes it impossible to fly with. However, when it is at this weight, the construction allows the bag to handle the weight perfectly. I usually will fill it out with soft goods when traveling to keep it lighter for airline travel.

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Description: Ready for the long haul, this 36″ rolling suitcase now sports a lighter, more user-friendly design and is generously sized to safely get all your gear to your final destination. Now with a lighter, more user-friendly design that reduces weight by 25%. Bomber Base Camp material is paired with rugged nylon for extra durability. External top zipper pocket for easy access when stowed in overhead compartments. Perforated exposed back panel reduces weight without sacrificing strength. Plastic bumpers on wear points for extra abrasion resistance. Internal mesh pocket. Die-cut ID window. Coated daisy chains for durable lash points.

Dry Bags / Organizers

Here are my current go-to dry bags / organizers for a variety of applications.

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack – 35 Liters

35 sea to summitComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $25

Description: This 35-liter dry sack is a must-have whether you’re paddling open waters or backpacking in the rainforest. With waterproof construction and a roll-top closure, your gear will remain safe and dry. Designed for backpacking, adventure travel and water sports, it’s much lighter weight and more packable than traditional dry bags. Fully taped seams and a Hypalon roll-top closure provide reliable waterproof performance. Durable buckle with D-ring attachment point secures roll top and can be fastened to a pack or kayak. Polyurethane-coated nylon body is lightweight yet durable. Bright white inner laminate for easy visibility of contents.

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack – 8 Liters

dry sackComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $17

Description: Keep all your essential gear safe and dry from the elements. This versatile dry bag has a durable, lightweight design that is able to fit into tight corners of a sea kayak or backpack.

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack – Small

small sackComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $15

Description: The small, waterproof Sea to Summit Dry Sack will keep your gear dry and functioning, whether on land or at sea. Fully taped seams and a Hypalon™ roll-top closure provide reliable waterproof performance. Coated nylon body makes this a lightweight yet durable choice. White lining on the inside of the bag makes it easy to locate items. Durable buckle with D-ring attachment point secures roll top and can be secured to a pack or kayak. Comes in assorted colours only; sorry, specific colour requests cannot be accommodated. Not intended for prolonged submersion.

Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag – 20 Liters

river dry summitComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $37

Description: Whether on land or water, keep your gear dry and functioning with the Sea to Summit Big River dry bag. Fully taped seams and a Hypalon™ roll-top closure provide reliable waterproof performance. 420 denier nylon coated with a tough thermoplastic urethane makes the Sea to Summit Big River 20-liter dry bag a lightweight yet durable choice. Oval base resists rolling and stays where you put it. Durable attachment points secure sack to a pack or kayak. Comes in assorted colors only; sorry, specific color requests cannot be accommodated. Not intended for prolonged submersion.

Eagle Creek Original Pack-It Cube Set

cube setComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $28

Description: Organize and compress your clothing and gear with the Eagle Creek Original Pack-It Cube Set. Three cube sizes help you get the most out of every square inch of your travel bag. Set contains the Cube, Half Cube and Quarter Cube. Each is made of washable, odor-resistant polyester with a mesh top so you can see what’s inside. Cubes compress either folded or rolled clothing items; smaller cube can also stow electronics cords and accessories. 2-way zippered opening makes each cube easy to open and close when fully packed.

Eagle Creek Pack it Original Full Cube Set

big cubesComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $34

Description: Smart packing organization, now in a set of 3. Use Pack-It Full-Size Cubes to keep your clothing organized in any travel bag. 10.5-liter total gear capacity for packing clothes and gear. Roll and compress sweaters, pants and shirts. Mesh top for visibility and breathability. Quick grab handles. 2-way zippered opening for maximum compression. Washable, water-repellent fabric.

Eagle Creek Pack it Original Half Cube Set

half cubesComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $28

Description: Smart packing organization, now in a set of 3. Use the Pack It Original Half Cube set to keep your clothing organized in any travel bag. 5-liter total capacity; perfect for small travel essentials. Roll and compress T-shirts, shorts and underwear. Mesh top for visibility and breathability. Quick grab handle. 2-way zippered opening for maximum compression. Washable. Water-repellent.

Eagle Creek Original Pack-It Clean/Dirty Cube

clean dirtyComments: Keeping your gear dry and organized when traveling helps especially when traveling with a lot of gear. For me, this is critical as I find myself traveling with many bags on trips. I tend to use different sizes and colours to help with the organization of gear.

Buy from REI | $23

Description: Flying home with a damp swimsuit and dirty socks? No worries! Tuck ’em in the water-resistant side of the Eagle Creek Original Pack-It Clean/Dirty Cube, away from dry, clean clothes in the other side. Main compartment compresses and carries either folded or rolled clothing; a thinner, lined water-resistant compartment isolates dirty or damp items. 2 sets of 2-way zippers make it easy to open and close either side when packed full. Made of washable, odor-resistant polyester with a mesh top so you can see what’s inside.

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