Carry Accessories

For planes, trains and trails, we need accessories that work for us. Here's my curated list of accessories you should know about.

The Best Pouches & Pen Cases

The right internal organization makes the days move easy. Here’s my favorite.
Trakke Laggan Pouch. Larger and killer.
Brown Buffalo Porterpen Pouch. Great size.
Provision Handmade Pouches. Burly. Organized.

Watch the Pouches Video.

Other pouches and cases you may want to check out: 

  • Large BUBM Double Layer — cheezy branding, but satisfactory organization, and a larger, two-layer size.
  • BUBM Medium (or Pro Case) — double layer, medium/small size, works fine. Pro Case has a bit better branding and they’re basically the same thing.

Laptop Accessories

Depending on your bag and how you work, you may need one of these.
Code10 Sleeve... pretty damn good
YNOT Sleeve... *Solid*, integrates with their bags. I've used it a ton and love it because it's simple, not bulky.
Tom Bihn Sleeve... maybe too simple, BUT integrates with their bags with rails!

Velomacchi Sleeves

Hardcore protection with motorcycle garage styling from a company that makes serious gear. Protective. Buy: velomacchi ->

Roost Laptop Stand

I take this thing around to the cafe, seriously. It makes that much of a difference for my neck  + posture. Buy: amazon ->


Personal Accessories

The great things that come in the bag with us.

Bellroy 3-card Phone case

This is the only case I use for my iPhone X… 3 cards is just enough for me and may work perfect for you as well.


Withings Steel HR

Just smart (and affordable) enough for everyday use. Watch the vid.

Buy: withings, amazon

Raen Sunglasses

Raen are making some very classy everyday shades right now.


Camelback Chute

The best water bottle. Simple, easy, never let you down. I like to be able to see how much water is inside, so I stay away from metal.

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Native Deodorant

Natural deodorant that actually works. Doesn’t cake up on my clothing either.


Wellness Formula

I hit it hard the moment I feel a little scratch in the throat. Works great in travel.


Bellroy Wallets

I mean, these are actually the most innovative wallets I’ve encountered… still. 


Glif iPhone Clip

Puts my phone on a tripod or gorillapod. Works excellent.


Travel Battery Pack

Anker PowerCore 20100mAh, slim, portable, tons of power.

Buy: amazon

OXO Electronics Cleaning Brush

Great for computers, cameras, lenses, keyboards, etc.


TSA Safe Multi-tool

The “Style PS” from Leatherman is TSA safe. A great travel companion.



Headphones & Audio

Create your own world to work and create in.

Sennheiser PXC-550 Bluetooth Headphones

I reviewed the 5 best bluetooth Noise Cancelling headphones and these were basically the winner. Watch the review.

Buy: amazon, 365 day return

Etymotic ER4SR in-Ear Monitors

Forget noise canceling, put these babies in and hear every goddam nuance… and no noise.

Buy: amazon, 365 day return

Apple Airpods

For sure the best on the market. One of the best products Apple makes. They fall out of my ears, so I stick with the PXC-550.

Buy: amazon

Sennheiser Momentum Bluetooth Earbuds

The earbuds for anyone who can’t comfortably fit Apple’s Airpods in their ears. These things are solid.


Dragonfly Red Headphone Dac

For anyone who takes headphones seriously, this little stick can make a big difference.

Buy: amazon, 365 day return

Go-Anywhere bluetooth speaker

Ultimate Ears Roll 2, I’ve used lots of speakers and I keep coming back to this one. 

Buy: amazon


The best Packing Cubes:

I live by these things… literally. My wife, kids and I travel full time and this is how we organize our bags.

Notebooks & Pens

From idea to real-world project, our pens and notebooks shepherd creative work (or just remind us to pickup the dry cleaning). 

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Slings & Bum Bags

Slings and bum bags help us get out of our pockets and bring those essentials with us.

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Packable Bags

Throw one of these in your travel bag to have a functional daily carry bag once you reach your destination.

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