My Essential Gear

Absolutely a part of my every day carry. Things I can't live (or work) without.

2015 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

An absolute must have tool for me when I'm photo/video editing, programming, and designing on the go. Does absolutely everything I need it to. Hanging on to this guy for as long as I can...and that magsafe adapter. *crying*

iPhone XS with Saddle Brown Leather Case

My daily driver. ALWAYS, with a Saddle Brown case. Gotta get that patina!

2018 11" iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard

Recently picked up an iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil. When I'm out writing blog posts, drafting ideas, or even just web browsing. This does the job and does it incredibly well. I've been using this setup even more than my MacBook Pro due to it's portability.

Apple AirPods with Nomad Leather Case

AirPods? What!? I can't hear you. I love these things, perhaps my favorite Apple product to date. Paired with a beautiful leather case from Nomad? You can't ever go wrong.

GORUCK GR1 Rucksack

There are things you just buy once and keep for life. This backpack is one of them. Designed in the USA with a military background. This thing is bombproof. Haven't actually tried blowing it up yet, but I don't anticipate this backpack breaking on me any time soon.

Bose QC35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones

Absolutely a must when I'm working remotely, commuting, or traveling. One of the best investments I've made for productivity. This is my second pair...I believe that says a lot.

Grovemade Card Wallet & Keychain Loop

Grovemade has made it into my EDC as stylish, functional, and absolutely simple products with amazing build quality. Plus, they're made in Portland, OR. Not going back to a fat wallet ever again. Bye-bye back pain!

18oz Wide Mouth Hydro Flask

Hydration club! I always have one with me on my desk, in the car, in my bag, you name it. I've been trying to drink water a lot more this year, it helps to have a slick bottle to drink out of. Just please don't knock mine over.

Apple Watch Series 4

Always on my wrist to track everything from my daily water intake to how many petty street crimes I've stopped.

Honorable Mentions

I'm not entirely too sure why I have an honorable mention list. I love these things as equally.

Field Notes Pocket Notebooks

Can't go wrong with pen and paper. Can't go wrong with Field Notes. For times when that brilliant idea hits you or when you just need to hand somebody a scratch sheet of paper.

Opinel Folding Pocket Knife

There's a good reason why this knife was exhibited by the New York's Museum of Modern Art as a design masterpiece. No complicated tactical spring assisted butterfly switch locking mechanisms with 20 tools and a spoon built in. It's just a knife, and a classic one at that. Although I just use mine primarily to open Amazon boxes, but whateves.

Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag

For when I don't want to look like I just left algebra class with my backpack. This bag is secondary with me to work, the gym, or out running errands. It holds literally everything. It's basically my magic satchel.