Apple's iPhone Event takes place Tuesday, September 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater. I've got my bags packed and am headed across the continent to hang my hat in sunny Cupertino, California for a few days. While there, I'll be reporting on everything Apple announces and going hands-on with the new hotness. Not only will I be reporting live, as it happens, but I'll also be filming for my YouTube channel, Vector. To do that, though, I need gear. I need tech. I need… so much stuff. And, I need to pack it all up to take it with me. So, what's in my go-to go-bag this time?

Pack it up: Tumi Alpha Bravo Shephard Backpack

Kevin Michaluk recommended the Knox to me, and I love almost everything about it. It's stylish and small but holds a ton of gear. It's no longer available, but the Shephard Backpack is the next closest style.

$475 at Amazon

Carry-On companion: Travelpro Platinum Magna 2

I travel light and try to stick to carry-on. A lot of suitcase recommendations I've gotten have been too big for the airlines I fly. Travelpro has been perfect. I just wish it didn't have the front section so I could have full depth in the main compartment.

From $166 at Amazon

Camera keeper: Peak Everyday Backpack

Instead of taking a big camera bag and my big cameras with me — I'm trying out the Peak right now, and I'm still using the GH-5 to shoot all this — I'm going to keep things ultralight and ultra-mobile.

$260 at Amazon

Work machine: 15-inch MacBook Pro

I'd been using a 13-inch MacBook Pro for years, but since I've been editing the VECTOR YouTube show, 15-inches has just been easier. I may go back since this is a lot of laptop to carry, but it's just so fast...

From $2,399 at Apple

Productivity extra: 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Since the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is so lightweight, it's easy to make the decision to pack the largest iPad Pro of them all. With the extra video editing that I do now, a big screen is a must-have.

From $999 at Apple

Slim typing: Smart Keyboard Folio

I know my colleagues have been wooed by Logitech, but I already have a MacBook Pro with me, so this is more about sleekness than clickity-clack-ness for me.

$199 at Apple

Sketch fest: Apple Pencil (2nd gen)

It's great for sketching on iPad Pro on the go. Maybe I'll diagram more this year? Also bringing with me: Apple Pen. I picked this up at the Infinite Loop Apple Store. Sadly, customs forms still require ink.

$129 at Apple

Pocket computer: iPhone XS

It's the closest thing yet to a hand computer. I can run almost everything from this, and for this year's iPhone event, I'll need to. Also: Thanks to the 2x zoom and Portrait Mode, I can even take real product shots now. Swoon.

From $999 at Apple

Juice for days: Apple Smart Battery Case

It's perfect for when bad airport connectivity and bad roaming reception just chew away at my battery life. Yeah, I know it looks fugly, but this is one of those cases — and cases — where design really is how it works: minimum physical aesthetics, maximum power efficiency.

$129 at Apple

Notify me: Apple Watch Series 4

It has my plane tickets, my credit cards, my coffee cards, my appointments, my messages, the WWDC schedule, pretty much everything tiny but essential, and all instantly available without even having to reach for my phone.

From $399 at Apple

Listening in: AirPods 2

They're just so light and convenient. I use for everything from listening to podcasts or watching YouTube on the go-to editing in Final Cut when I'm at an event or a coffee shop.

From $159 at Apple

In-flight entertainment: AirFly

With Twelve South's AirFly, I can hack my AirPods into the regular headphone jack output on Airplanes, just in case, it's showing something more interesting than what I'm watching or listening to on my iPad, iPhone, or MacBook Pro.

$45 at Twelve South

Extra large juice: mophie powerstation XXL

Tons of juice, and both USB-A and USB-C so I can charge everything. Because nothing shreds battery life like roaming.

$149 at Amazon

More storage: Samsung X5 portable SSD

When I'm traveling, I need speed when backing up and offloading video. The X5 gets hot, and the design is all shades of awkward, but the convenience is absolutely worth it.

$799 at Amazon

Tripod treat: Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod Kit

The Manfrotto PIXI Tripod Kit is a great tiny tripod that lets me quickly, easily set up shots on the go - especially when I need to be in them.

$25 at Amazon

Pocket cam: DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

I don't think the capture quality is as good as the iPhone XS, but it has a lot of features that make it really compelling none-the-less especially if I want to do any vlogging while I'm out there.

$350 at Apple

For the Vector YouTube show

Panasonic Lumix GH5 ($1998 at Amazon)

What I shoot on every day.

Panasonic Lumix G LEICA DG SUMMILUX LENS, 15MM, F1.7 ASPH ($598 at Amazon)

The lens I use for vlogging on the go.

Olympus M Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ($799 at Amazon)

The lens I shoot the show on every day, and the lens I'll be shooting the event with.

Sound Devices MixPre-3 ($650 at Amazon)

Because you can record onto it directly with an SD card and simplicity always wins.

Heil Sound PR 40 Mic ($450 at Amazon)

For getting high-quality sound, even when surrounded by too much background noise.

You can follow my travels @reneritchie on Twitter or @reneritchie on Instagram. You can also see everything I'm currently using — for travel, at home, and in the office — at Kit.com.

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