10 Essential Everyday Carry Accessories For Doing Summer Boat Days Right

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This collection of essential everyday carry gear is tailored to make your next boat day easier. With that said, this is a general collection of EDC gear that can fit your life all Summer long and throughout the year. What we have here is some of the best gear money can buy but all of it is affordable and will add immediate value to your daily life. You can pick and choose any of your favorites by following the links throughout this article!

First up today are the Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses in a Matte Rootbeer tortoise shell design. These shades feature handcrafted Zyl Acetate Frames with Carl Zeiss Vision CR-39 Lenses which offer 100% UVA and UVB protection.

These Everglades Fishing Co. Deck Boots in Grey Digi Camo are an item I’ve wanted to feature for a while because they are simply the best rugged deck boots on the market. They are designed by fishermen for fishermen. I know the captain who designed these and flew overseas to assist in the manufacturing process and ensure the finished product was the toughest and most comfortable deck boot available and he truly blew away his competition with these. They are the perfect height to ensure you don’t get wet feet. These also come in white if you’d prefer that to the Grey Digi Camo.

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I pretty much live in short sleeves year-round and that’s why I wanted to turn you gentlemen onto Tropical Bros. The Sailfish Hawaiian Shirt from Tropical Bros is made from a custom ‘super stretch’ Hawaiian fabric. This magnificent party shirt has a moisture-wicking outer shell, wood buttons, a classic front pocket, and it’s machine washable. Best part? This breathable short-sleeve buttondown is perfect for cruising around on the boat from tiki hut to beach bar. You’ll automatically receive 20% off your entire order by clicking over to Tropical Bros from BroBible!

You can perfectly pair that shirt with the Howler Brothers Sayulita Watershorts – 8″. Named for the surf town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, these shorts are made with a quick-drying stretch fabric that goes from water to land perfectly. They have a zippered back pocket with a mesh pocket bag and a back flap pocket with drainage. I just love this pattern for this season.

Up next is the ‘Worry-Free Deodorant’ from Each & Every which uses simple, clean ingredients like coconut oil and Dead Sea salts to fight odor all-day. One thing that’s particularly great about this deodorant in addition to it being better for your skin and body than normal off-the-shelf deodorants is this company uses energizing scents that pick you up when you need it. This will keep you odor-free all day long but have you smelling (and probably feeling) better than you’re used to.

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Next we check out a unique everyday carry pocket knife from Deejo Knives which features a dope custom blade tattoo. These are some of the most customizable knives on the planet, they are super light, and ideal for everyday carry. They allow you to pick a unique ‘tattoo’ to make the knife your own as well as choosing the blade and handle features.

The Marathon MSAR (Search and Rescue) Watch is a serious timepiece you’ll absolutely love. It’s not cheap ($850) but you’re buying a world-class watch. It runs on a highly precise ETA F06 high-torque quartz movement with three jewels and the case is a robuts 316L stainless steel. This watch is water-resistant up to 900+ feet and has Tritium lume tubes at the hour markers and on the hour and minute hands for visibility in low light conditions. This watch is fully ISO 6425-compliant and great for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors and in the water.

The YETI Rambler 26oz Bottle Chug Top 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!

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We round it out today with the Free Fly Low Tide Snapback which is an excellent hat to keep the sun out of your face this Summer. It’s constructed out of quick-drying and highly durable nylon which also makes it lightweight and breathable, perfect for a warm day on the boat.

Last up is the OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft Cooler, a backpack cooler that you can comfortably take just about anywhere. It holds up to 50 cans of beer (or soda/whatever) and keeps ice for up to three days. This includes a bottle opener accessory that’s attached so you can easily pop open cold ones on the fly. It’s just a great Summer cooler that can be used in an array of ways.

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!

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[1] Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses [$135]

[2] Everglades Fishing Co. Deck Boots in Grey Digi Camo [$119]

[3] Tropical Bros Sailfish Hawaiian Shirt (Sale) [$42]

[4] Howler Brothers Sayulita Watershorts – 8″ [$59]

[5] Each & Every Worry-Free Deodorant [$15]

[6] Deejo Knives Pocket Knife w/ Custom Blade Tattoo [$70]

[7] Marathon MSAR (Search and Rescue) Watch [$850]

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

[9] Free Fly Low Tide Snapback [$30]

[10] OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft Cooler [$300]

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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