10 Rugged And Functional Everyday Carry Essentials

rugged and functional everyday carry items

I’ve pulled together some of my favorite everyday carry items that you can load up on right now and improve your life starting tomorrow. From apparel to accessories and gear to gadgets, this collection of everyday carry essentials is here to help you get through the day. You can shop the full collection or pick and choose your favorites by following any of the links below!

Up first today is the Nixon Regulus Watch which is on sale and it’s a watch that’s built to survive a blizzard or tornado. It’s incredibly rugged and precise thanks to the Miyota Japanese quartz movement. This watch is only $112 right now when it’s usually $100.

The Lems Shoes Boulder Chukkas can easily become your new favorite boot-shoes hybrid thanks to their versatility. The comfortable suede upper pairs perfectly with the moisture-wicking PU insole. The LemsRubber air-injected rubber outsole is lightweight and flexible so you can wear these all day every day without feeling like your feet are covered in cement. They are also rollable/packable which makes them super clutch anytime you are traveling.

rugged and functional everyday carry items

The Ball and Buck ‘Telluride’ Hunters Shirt 2.0 is a personal favorite style of mine and it’s currently on sale. This shirt is made from a blend of 95% cotton and 5% cashmere and that five percent takes this shirt to the next level in terms of softness. Ball and Buck is one of the best American-made brands around and this shirt is handsewn in Boston, has a vented underarm, has reinforced shoulder and elbow patches, and has built-in moisture-wicking properties. Check it out!

You can pair that shirt with the all-new Khaki Jean from Revtown which is a stylish and versatile take on their ‘Sharp Fit’. These slim-cut jeans are infused with a stretch to ensure you have a full range of movement that’s ideal for wearing every day to work, the bar, or when traveling. It’s like they’ve cracked the code on how to combine khakis and jeans into one super product that I’m at least 50% convinced was designed specifically for me.

The Carter Knife by The James Brand is a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts worldwide. The VG-10 stainless steel blade ensures the blade keeps its sharp edge for years longer than the competition and the micarta handle offers up enhanced grip while also making this one of the lightest everyday carry pocket knives around.

rugged and functional everyday carry items

Here we’ve got the Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Wallet. This wallet is handmade in the USA and constructed out of 3.5oz premium tooling leather. It has four card slots and can hold extra cards depending on embossment as well as the large central cash pocket that can hold all of your money, receipts, etc. The thin profile also ensures you don’t sacrifice any necessary pocket space.

The Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L backpack has a 15″ laptop sleeve, fixed harness frame system for comfortable all-day wear, and it is made from 500D Cordura that is incredibly tough. This is one of the hardiest backpacks around and it just looks pretty damn good on top of that.

Next up is The Halifax by The James Brand which is constructed of 6AL-4V titanium and 416 stainless steel to last you a lifetime. This 5-in-1 multi-tool has a flathead and philips head screwdriver, bottle opener, pry bar, and all-purpose scraper.

rugged and functional everyday carry items

We round it out today with the Kinto Travel Tumbler which is a CLUTCH item to keep stuffed in your backpack or car for everyday use. The super durable 18-8 stainless steel can take a real beating and the double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your cold drink ice cold all day long and your warm drinks (coffee/tea) hot for hours.

Last up, we’ve got the Sunski ‘Treelines’ in Tortoise Forest from their premium collection. These are the traditional ‘glacier goggles’ design but the twist is they’re built for year-round wear. They offer up 100% full-spectrum UVA, UVB, and UV400 wavelengths protection.

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!

rugged and functional everyday carry items

[1] Nixon Regulus Watch [$112]

[2] Lems Shoes Boulder Chukkas [$120]

[3] Ball and Buck ‘Telluride’ Hunters Shirt 2.0 [$134]

[4] The Khaki Jean by Revtown [$79]

[5] The Carter Knife by The James Brand [$159]

[6] Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Wallet [$110]

[7] Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L [$125]

[8] The Halifax by The James Brand [$50]

[9] Kinto Travel Tumbler [$32]

[10] Sunski ‘Treelines’ Premium Collection [$89]

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.

A new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup is published here Monday through Thursday here at BroBible with the ‘Things We Want‘ gear guide going out on Fridays. If you know of a product that should be featured here you can hit me up on email at cass@brobible.com, or find me on Twitter at @casspa. Or if you’ve got an idea for a daily theme I should touch on then hit me up!


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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