2015 was a year when my attitude towards photo gear started to change. Rather than facing every assignment with a full arsenal of pro camera bodies, a lighter approach started to take hold throughout my workflow, trying to capture more with less. I spent a day during the summer in the Swiss Alps with F-stop product director, field-testing new designs that embrace this new mindset. Travelling light in the summer has become an obsession of mine, with some exciting products in development for those who share this style.
I’ve tried to adapt this summer way of thinking to this winter, with my latest ski setup proving to be the ideal compromise between performance and weight. The thing with backcountry ski touring is that even travelling light requires quite a large amount of physical gear and finding a backpack that works is so important. My Loka is now into its third year and it continues to sustain seasons of abuse with little more than a few scuffmarks. This proven resilience of the whole range of F-stop bags is the reason why they are so in demand to us outdoor photographers. When this backpack was first announced many pros thought that it was the perfect size for day trips, with me still holding that belief today.
We all like a good gear shot, so here’s my rig for the 2016 winter.
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