10 Everyday Carry Essentials: Functional, Stylish, And Affordable

useful everyday carry essentials

When choosing new everyday carry essentials you first and foremost want to look for functionality. Gear that’s highly useful and there for you every day. That’s exactly what we have in this hand-picked collection of everyday carry items for gentlemen like yourselves. You can pick and choose any of the items below and purchase them by following the links throughout the article or shop the full collection!

First up in this everyday carry collection is the Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA Watch ($149) which is a glorious digital watch reissued from the late ‘80s. The liquid crystal analog display is recreated from the original model and it features a unique digital/analog display and uses a single-bulb backlight for a truly retro vibe. This really is a throwback watch that you can rock every single day.

The All-Weather Duckboots in Brown/Black ($188) are CLUTCH this time of year. In fact, they’re a necessary pair of boots to have all year long. What I love the most about these is how they’re 100% waterproof but they’re also comfortable and look stylish when you tuck your jeans over the top. Unless you live in a state that doesn’t really have seasons then you need a pair of these to make it through Winter and Spring.

useful everyday carry essentials

Here we’ve got the Flint and Tinder Quilted Flight Jacket which is a ligthweight x quilted jacket that’s perfect for 3 seasons throughout the year. It’s insulated but never bulky. Has hidden interior pockets for discrete storage. It can be worn with a t-shirt underneath or layered with a sweater. But why am I even trying to pitch you on this jacket? Look at it, it’s incredible.

You can pair that jacket with the Proof Rover Pants in Light Olive ($98) which come in six stylish colors to choose from. These rugged eco-friendly pants are a premium work-style that’s built to withstand anything you throw their way. The gusseted crotch unlocks full mobility and you can rock these all day in comfort.

Here we have the Tempo Hungover A.F. Supplement ($21) which I’ve exhaustively tested myself, including this morning after I did a Rye tasting last night, and I’m here to tell you gentlemen that this is it. I was eternally skeptical of hangover supplements until this one. It packs all the vitamins and minerals in a blend to cover Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the detox process to have you feeling right as rain. Check. It. Out.

useful everyday carry essentials

The Messermeister Adventure Chef Folding Knife ($70) is technically a foldable fillet knife which seems WILD to me considering how insanely sharp the blade is and how useful it can be as an everyday carry pocket knife. The German stainless carbon alloy steel blade resists any stains from filleting fish/meat, staves off corosion, holds an incredible edge, and with incredible hardness it measures 57-58 on the Rockwell Scale.

The Red Wing Heritage Card Holder Wallet ($44, on sale) can hold more cards than you own. Seriously. Each pocket can hold up to 20 cards. That’s way too many. You can toss 2-4 cards in each side and some folded cash and BOOM, you’re good to go. It is made in the USA using authentic S.B. Foot Tanning leather, a Red Wing owned-and-operated tanning company based in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Next up is the YETI Rambler 26oz Bottle ($40) which is the exact bottle I drink from every single day to stay hydrated. For whatever reason, I find I drink more water out of this bottle than any other one that I’ve ever owned. If you’re on the boat all day in the hot sun you’ll want to stay hydrated with this excellent bottle!

useful everyday carry essentials

We round it out today with the Tactica M.020 Camping Tool Card ($35) which is an incredibly awesome and useful multi-tool you can tuck right into your wallet. On this compact credit card-sized tool you’ll get a Ferro rod fire starter, flat screwdriver, rope cutter, can opener, rope tensioner, tent leg puller, scraper, mini saw, and even a sundial! This is one of those super useful multi-tools that’s great to have on hand in a pinch but it’s perfect for camping.

Last up is this stylish and timeless Leather Loop Key Chain ($28) which has a brass clip to keep your keys secure and a robust leather strap. This is a classic keychain style that’s always been a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts and this particular one will develop a nice patina over time as the leather ages and takes on character.

Let us take a look at all of this year’s best everyday carry gear one more time. You can shop the full collection and/or pick and choose any of your favorites by following the product links underneath the image below!

useful everyday carry essentials

[1] Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA Watch [$149]

[2] All-Weather Duckboots in Brown/Black [$188]

[3] Flint and Tinder Quilted Flight Jacket [$188]

[4] Proof Rover Pants in Light Olive [$98]

[5] Tempo Hungover A.F. Supplement [$21]

[6] Messermeister Adventure Chef Folding Knife [$70]

[7] Red Wing Heritage Card Holder Wallet [$44]

[8] YETI Rambler 26oz Bottle [$40]

[9] Tactica M.020 Camping Tool Card [$35]

[10] Leather Loop Key Chain [$28]

I hand-pick a collection of 10 Everyday Carry Essentials each day for you gentlemen and try to keep it as fresh as possible around here. Each day’s roundup of the best everyday carry gear for men includes a combination of apparel, accessories, and gear that are meant to have an immediate impact on your daily life. You can pick and choose your favorites from the collection or shop the complete set, whatever’s best for you. And if you happen to have any accessories or apparel that you believe deserves to be featured here you can always hit me up on Twitter at @casspa or email at cass@brobible.com.


Cass is a partner at BroBible and he’s been found here for the better part of a decade. He’s based out of Florida and you can contact him on Twitter at @casspa or via email cass@brobible.com

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