At Project Globe, we use a whole host of gear to produce our blog and videos. It can get a bit hectic trying to manage all the charging requirements, micro-SD cards, spare batteries, cases, tripods etc. Below is a look at the gear we use and why we take each piece with us on our trips.

Below is just a selection of our gear; there is a lot more going on in the background. If you’re an aspiring blogger/vlogger/photographer/videographer, don’t be put off – you don’t NEED all of this stuff. You can get by with a good quality camera and even some phones are pretty good now. We need this gear to keep our site varied and exciting for you all. We are learning more and more with each trip and I hope you’ll find the content engaging and interesting.

As always, any questions, leave comments at the bottom of the page.

Our Gear

Canon G7X

Video and Photo Workhorse

GoPro Hero 3+ Black

Action Camera

GoPro Session

Action Camera II

Nikon D60

Photo DSLR

WD Passport Wireless

Portable Wireless Data Backup

Xiaomi Portable Charger

Backup Power

Brunton All-Day Power Pack

+9 Hours of GoPro Life

OnePlus 2

My Powerhouse Phone

Moto 360

Smartwatch Extraordinaire

GRID-IT Oragniser

Cable Tidy

Go-Pole Tripod

Double-ended and Small

Canon G7X

A recent purchase to improve the quality of our videos – we used to rely solely on the GoPro. This allows us to be much more creative with our videos by way of varying the focus, much great control over the technical performance of the camera and a much sharper image than a GoPro could produce.

It didn’t break the bank either at just £280 (I’m yet to find anywhere selling it this cheap now though).

You can purchase one from Amazon for £420

GoPro Hero 3+ Black

This was the first GoPro I bought. It is resilient and pocket-sized ready for rough and tumble and for candid video where more traditional cameras would struggle. Obviously, GoPro cameras are for action but they are also great for selfies due to their wide angle lens.

You can probably snag one of these for a bargain now or you can check out the newer GoPro Hero 4 range.

GoPro Session

I held off buying another GoPro until this little cube became simply irresistible. It is absolutely tiny and great for fitting into the tightest spots you can imagine as well as being so light – it makes much more sense to wear this on your ski helmet than the larger models available. This recently got reduced to just £150 too which left me no choice but to snap one up. You can get this from the official store for this incredible price too.

Nikon D60

This may not be the best DSLR available any more but this camera holds a great deal of sentimental value to me. My parents bought me this (my first ever camera) when I moved to China. I used it non-stop and this is where my love of photography grew from. It is a trusty camera, it has been everywhere with me and I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it.

WD Passport Wireless

This hard drive was everything I had ever been looking for. I love to travel and I love to record video and take photos. The problem is, all of these photos and video files take up a lot of space. Normally, you would just plug your camera into your laptop, transfer your photos over, plug your hard drive in, transfer a backup on to that and that’s that. Some issues with that, it can be time consuming to do this and, more importantly, you need to take (usually large and weighty) laptop along with you.

With the WD Passport Wireless, all I need to do is plug my SD-card directly into it and it will automatically pull off all the new files and delete them from your card (if you want this). No laptop and fast as lightning.

Xiaomi Portable Charger

We’ve all been in a situation where we needed (or wanted) to use our phone but it is on 1% battery. This has happened to me in many foreign airports where I can’t even plug it in to the wall. Step in the Xiami 10400mAh portable charger. This will charge my phone four times over and can be used for all of the devices that I own. It is cheap too costing me around £12.

Brunton All-day Power Pack

The Brunton All-Day Power Pack is a godsend for those long GoPro sessions you’ve been wanting to do. The battery on a GoPro isn’t great – especially if you’re recording at 4K. The Brunton fixes to your camera’s waterproof housing door hinge and provides enough juice for an 8-9 hour stint – pretty impressive. They also come with a lifetime guarantee!

OnePlus 2

My Oneplus 2 is my trusty side-kick. It is cheap, robust, powerful and the screen is beautiful. I read a lot of news and watch a lot of video/photo on my phone so this is like my mini-tablet. It is invite only at the time of writing so you might have a tough time getting hold of one but if you can, I would advise the 64GB Sandstone Black model – where else can you buy a phone with a Sandstone back?

Moto 360

Sometimes my hands are dirty, sometimes I’m driving, sometimes I don’t want to get my phone out to check an email that I don’t even need to read. My Moto360 is a super useful tool for me. Smart watches are not for everyone but I couldn’t be without mine. Voice contolled and it looks super stylish, it saves my phones’ battery too!

GRID-it Cable Organiser

Inevitably, all this technology comes with great masses of cables. I hate an untidy suitcase or rucksack so I bought the GRID-it Cable Organiser. Cables from everywhere wrap up and are held behind the elastic bands running across the pad. It keeps your bag tidy, makes it a million times easier to find your earphones or that specific cable you need and keeps them from damage too. Win, win, win.

GoPole Tripod

I don’t need to tell you how useful a tripod is. I like to travel light however and to the GoPole Base Tripod is indispensable for me. It is tiny, easily adjustable and double-sided allowing you to fix a GoPro or your camera via the screw-thread. It isn’t strong enough to support my Nikon D60 but for everything else it is great – I can also screw my selfie-pole into the tripod and then fix either my GoPro or camera to the selfie-pole for the ultimate DIY extending height tripod!