2021’s Best Rugged And Stylish And Everyday Carry Essentials For Guys

2021 rugged everyday carry essentials

This collection of 2021’s best everyday carry essentials for guys is all about stylish and rugged gear that’s built to last and look great along the way. I’ve picked some everyday carry items from pocket knives to multi-tools along with highly functional everyday apparel. You can purchase any of these EDC items by following the links below!

The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch ($189) is a perfect everyday watch. This is a classic everyday style you can wear with just about anything in your wardrobe. This design was inspired by the legendary military-inspired designs of the 1970s and 1980s. Starting with a blank canvas, Huckberry drew on those styles from the 70s and 80s and went with a military-inspired ‘crosshair’ dial with polished and faceted 6, 9, and 12 markers. This watch is finished with a woven stainless steel bracelet and a functional aluminum timing bezel, the HB x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is everything you could want in a watch.

These Vans Authentic 44 DX Anaheim Factory sneakers ($75) are based on Vans’ original design from way back in 1966. The modern updates include Ortholite® sockliners for comfort, higher glossed foxing tape and cotton laces, updated signature rubber waffle outsoles for the best grip, and the sturdy uppers will take anything you throw at them.

2021 rugged everyday carry essentials

The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody Pullover ($249) is a shining example of everything Patagonia does great. The 800-fill-power down is sourced from Advanced Global Traceable Down and the durable ripstop shell fabric with weather-resistant DWR finish, 100% recycled polyester. It has a kangaroo-style handwarmer pocket, nylon-bound elastic cuffs to seal in warmth and a quarter-zip so you can easily regulate your temperature.

You can pair that jacket with the Taylor Stitch ‘The Morse Pants’ ($148) which are workwear pants built with detail and styling first and foremost. They are garment dyed and washed to give them a super soft feel while the luxurious fabric has excellent depth from its slub texture.

The premium Brad Leone Carbon Fiber Puncher Knife ($140) is perfect for everyday carry and will last you a LONG time. This knife features an ambidextrous titanium clip, it’s made in the USA, has a liner lock mechanism for secure use, 2.5″ blade made of D2 stainless steel, a black carbon fiber handle, and it only weighs 2.5oz so it won’t ever hold you down.

2021 rugged everyday carry essentials

Next up is 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.

The Ridge Carbon Fiber Wallet + Cash Plate ($125) is a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts because of how lightweight it is and the superior craftsmanship. This minimalist wallet holds between 1-12 cards and has the elastic cash strap to hold all of your bills. This wallet only weighs 1.7oz which is unbelievably light compared to the competition.

The Fish Hook Key Ring ($21) is a Huckberry original that’s made right here in the USA. It’s ideal for saving pocket space and the matte black brass is both lightweight and durable.

2021 rugged everyday carry essentials

We round it out today with 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!

Last up is the Aer Fit Pack 2 ($135) which is an all-time favorite of mine. I’ve had an Aer Fit Pack 2 for years and I’ve traveled the world with it. It has a super handy zippered pocket at the bottom for your shoes as well as a massive central compartment. I often use this as my carry-on bag for flights. It also has a laptop sleeve and pockets throughout for everything you need to store.

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!

2021 rugged everyday carry essentials

[1] Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch [$189]

[2] Vans Authentic 44 DX Anaheim Factory [$75]

[3] Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody Pullover [$249]

[4] Taylor Stitch ‘The Morse Pants’ [$148]

[5] Brad Leone Carbon Fiber Puncher Knife [$140]

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

[7] The Ridge Carbon Fiber Wallet + Cash Plate [$125]

[8] Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring [$20]

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

[10] Aer Fit Pack 2 [$135]

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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