Whether or not you are an aspiring lensman or a veteran in the field, there are a handful of products that every snow photographer can benefit from. That’s why this week in Collected, we have chosen to dive into the world of snow media to bring you eight trusted products that our staff relies on everytime they embark on a trip into the mountains. The below list, which includes everything from bags to gloves and other accessories, can be used by all lensman regardless of the camera systems they choose to run. Dive in below before upgrading your kit and returning to the field, each of the below products is TWSNOW staff recommended and will help you get the job done right.
Manfrotto Befree 2N1 Aluminium Tripod
Every photographer needs a tripod, but finding the right one that will hold up in the field without adding unneccessary weight can be a challenge. The Manfrotto Befree 2N1 aluminium tripod is the perfect bridge between a cheaper amateur tripod and a hefty professional equivalent. Clocking in at just over 55 oz, you won’t fret about added weight in the mountains, and with a removeable monopod option and the newly included
Peak Design Slide Camera Strap
You’re going to want a nice strap around your neck when you are hanging out in the mountains for hours on end with a camera. The Slide from Peak Designs can be worn as a sling, neck strap, or shoulder strap, and is manufactured with internally-padded nylon webbing that has a smooth side for gliding over clothing and a grippy side the prevents slipping in shoulder mode. Treat yourself this winter and ditch the cheap strap that comes with your camera.
Zippo HeatBank 3
The HeatBank 3 from Zippo is your new, eco-friendly heat supply for the winter season ahead. Doubling as a portable charger, you can now say goodbye to single-use hand warmers and rejoice in the convenience of a handwarmer that does more than just keep your fingers warm. Power up and stay toasty no matter how long your shoot runs, you’ll be happy you did by the time you get to uploading the day’s shots.
GoPro Hero 7
The HERO 7 Black raises the bar for in-camera video stabilization with an all-new feature, HyperSmooth. With gimbals and follow-cam angles becoming increasingly popular in the snow space among others, the new HERO 7 aims to further reduce shakiness and unwanted camera movement by including additional image-stabilization features built into the camera. HyperSmooth will make it easy to capture professional-looking, gimbal-like stabilized video without the expense or hassle of a motorized gimbal. Not only that, but HyperSmooth works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals fail, making the HERO 7 the perfect camera for active lifestyle enthusiasts that often find themselves in inclement weather. What's more? The flagship HERO 7 Black only costs $399, meaning you can step up your camera game, without decimating your savings.
Dakine Blockade Glove
Ask any snow photographer in the game, and they will all tell you a nice pair of gloves goes a long way. The Blockade Glove from Dakine is not only super breathable but also warm enough to keep the blood flowing to your fingers. The gloves combine a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® shell with a durable, synthetic suede palm in a form-fitting design that lets you grip your camera, press the shutter, and execute every other task that typically requires being gloves free in the mountains. Your fingers will thank you.
Tenba Shootout 14L Slim Backpack
Maybe you don’t need a massive professional bag like the f-stop option below, but you still want something to keep your gear together while out riding on a day in the mountains. The Tenba Shootout 14L Slim has enough room for small DSLR cameras, a GoPro, snacks, and all of the other goodies you decide to take along for the adventure, all without breaking the bank. Find the right bag for you and start your next adventure today.
Tenba Roadie Roller 21L
Calling all road warriors and traveling photographers. Camera bags inherently weigh you down, and depending on how much gear you tend to lug around on a day-to-day basis, having an option with wheels can make all the difference. The Tenba Roadie Roller is the choice of the TWSNOW staff when out on a shoot that isn’t on snow. With the ability to fit two mirrorless, DSLR or cine cameras, and 8-10 lenses, plus a laptop, you won’t run out of space or safe compartments. What’s more, at only 21 inches tall, the Tenba Roadie complies with airline carry on sizes so you don’t need to stress the safety of your gear while in the air.
f-stop Suhka with Pro X Large ICU
The f-stop Suhka paired with the Pro X Large ICU allows our staffers to bring a massive selection of photo equipment and backcountry gear on big adventures to keep the scene organized, protected, and safe. The Suhka’s massive 70 liters of volume, in addition to its proven comfort, are welcome on heavy days of splitboard treks or moving from location to location, keep our team smiling in hectic and tiring scenarios.