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The Best Travel Photography Gear of 2020

Everything you need to get the shot

(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
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Peak Design Travel Tripod ($600)

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(Photo: Courtesy Peak Design)

The components of Peak Design’s clever carbon-­fiber tripod all nest together, allowing it to fold down to about half the size of other travel models. It weighs in at a mere 2.8 pounds, and the ball-head mount lets you shoot in any orientation.

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Atlas Athlete ­Camera Pack ($395)

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(Photo: Courtesy Atlas Athlete)

Atlas’s 40-liter ­hauler carries like a hiking pack. The rear-access compartment keeps equipment secure, with room for everything else in an origami pocket that lets you shift space around.

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G-Technology G-Drive Mobile ­Storage Drive ($480)

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Transfer up to 560MB per second with this ­water- and dust-­resistant, two-­terabyte solid-state drive. It’s crushproof to 1,000 pounds and smaller than a deck of cards.

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Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II Card and Reader ($180)

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(Photo: Courtesy Lexar)

This SD card has read and write speeds of up to 300MB and 260MB per second, respectively, so you can transfer RAW files in no time.

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Incase DSLR Sling ($90)

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(Photo: Courtesy Incase)

This ten-liter, water-­repellent DSLR sling holds more than you’d expect, with pockets and padded dividers to keep ­camera, lenses, laptop, and acces­sories organized. The burly polyester outer is trail-ready.

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Hangtime Koala Phone Harness ($25)

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(Photo: Courtesy Hangtime)

Your phone shoots great video, but climbing with it can be risky. (Just ask Tommy Caldwell, who once dropped his off the Dawn Wall.) Keep your device safe with this harness and bungee tether.

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BlackRapid Sport Camera Strap ($74)

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Camera straps are a pain. But this breath­able sling from BlackRapid holds hardware comfortably, so you’re ready to shoot from the hip. Excellent for street photography, events, and hikes.

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Hydro Flask Trail Series Bottle ($50)

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(Photo: Courtesy Hydron Flask)

The last thing you want weighing down your camera bag is a heavy water bottle. Hydro Flask’s stainless-steel 32-ouncer is double vacuum ­insulated, leakproof when shut, and 25 percent lighter than its other bottles.

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F-stop Medium ­Accessory Pouch ($39)

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(Photo: Courtesy F-stop)

Wrapped in a durable, ­water-resistant nylon outer, this clamshell pouch has four small mesh pockets and a large zippered section with adjustable dividers.

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