Recommended Gear

This list will continue to be updated with our recommendations, for products already tried and tested to help you kit up properly!


This page collates our travel gear; from lenses and power-packs to notepads and bluetooth speakers. This list will continue to be updated with our recommendations, for products tried and tested – to help you kit up with confidence!

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A 2m, durable iPhone charging cable. Available at a great price. An “Amazon Choice” pick. Say no more.

A very handy, well-designed, lightweight camera bag. Available in different shapes and sizes, catering for most base DSLR units.

A slightly bigger unit than the Kit power bank lower in the list – but with lots more power. It can fully charge an iPhone 7 over seven times. Another impressive feature is that it can be charged using your Apple USB C lighting cable! Highly recommended.

Unbelievably powerful pocket audio. Perhaps the best earphones? Click here to see the Apple AirPods on Amazon.

Releases the full potential of the DJI Spark drone – including increased range, and sport mode – click here to see it on Amazon.

Our favourite headphones. Click here to see them on Amazon.

Professional smartphone lenses by French accessory experts Pixter – click here to see their product range.

The Marshall Mode earphones – for power pocket sized audio. (Amazon UK does currently not stock the EQ model, but the basic range).

The Mophie Juice Pack (for iPhone 6 & 6S) – 1840 mAh of battery power in your phone case, saving the day most days.

The Kit Portable Power Bank – 6000 mAh of power, suitable for most devices. (Strongly recommended at current price on Amazon).

The Canon 75-300mm lens, used with the Canon 1200D – A really powerful combination, responsible for the majority of Découvrir La Vie imagery!

The Sony SRSX33 bluetooth speaker – Deep, rich sound quality, 12 hours of battery life and incredibly simple use. In such a compact size it’s perfect to throw in a rucksack.

The Moleskine Pocket notebook – A simple notebook built with excellent quality, say no more.

The Sandstrøm SWDSLR13 camera case – With 3 main compartments, two side pockets and a multitude of smaller zipped compartments. A sturdy protective bag, perfect for carrying extra lenses.

A universal camera lens cap leash – This neatest of stocking gifts. A simple strap, sticky pad and band to save your lens caps/lenses available for a couple of pounds.