ExoLens Gift Guide for the Year-Round Adventurer
If you’re like us, you’ve been staring at the calendar, hoping to squeeze in a couple more adventures before the year ends or already planning for next year. With the holidays right around the corner, we at ExoLens want to help make your 2017 travels a little sweeter. The team picked some of our favorite gadgets and tools that pair nicely with any outdoor trip. Whether it’s exploring the Mammoth Lakes hot springs, a day-hike along the Appalachian trail, or a weekend getaway to Nashville, we’ve compiled some must have essentials to ensure you’ll capture some special moments.
Slide on an ExoLens to your iPhone and see the world with a whole new perspective. We partnered with ZEISS and created the highest quality mobile lens so you can have the power of a DSLR in your back pocket. Packed with aspheres and T antireflective coating, the Wide-Angle lens keeps lines straight and improves the transmission of light, allowing you to capture more in the iPhone frame. The ExoLens bracket is built with a standard cold shoe mount and a 1/4 20 tripod mount while the new Edge mount delivers a sleek and minimal style.
This backpack allows you to protect and organize all your camera gear—DSLR, GoPro, and iPhone—into one. We slide a couple of the action cam cases into the back of the pack and keep our DSLR in the top pocket. There’s a GoPro camera mount on the adjustable left shoulder strap that enables us to capture content while on the move. The sleek design transitions perfect from work to play.
Set to launch in February 2017, the PowerLid caps off a standard water bottle with a solar panel-fed battery pack designed for charging gadgets. Yes, you read that right—a water bottle that can charge your phone by the power of the sun! It can also be recharged via USB. In addition, the collapsible FireWater Plus bottle features a solar/USB-rechargeable LED lid to work as both a 750ml water bottle and 50-to 100-lumen lantern. Now you can stay hydrated, keep your iPhone at 100 percent, and find your way home in the dark all with one water bottle.
Like to take your music everywhere you go? Outdoor Tech has your back. This shock proof, dust proof, water resistant Bluetooth speaker will give you great wireless audio without breaking the bank. It’s triangle themed design allows the sound to fill the room. So when you’re out shooting and waiting for the sun to go down, turn on some tunes and don’t worry about a thing.
Photographers need to eat too. The Hopper by Yeti was made for those adventures where you just want to grab your gear and go. Now you can throw a cooler over your shoulder while it battles the elements and keeps 20 pounds of ice cool for days. Get one and you’ll have it for the rest of your life.
This is our go-to tripod for a smartphone. It’s 1/4 thread attachment fits perfectly with the ExoLens bracket. It’s lightweight and has a push button locking system for easy set up on various types of terrain. They also have a clamp mount if you have the ExoLens PRO. So, as your sunset time-lapse is ticking away, sit back, turn up the music and enjoy a cold beverage.