10 Everyday Carry Essentials: Stylish, Smart, And Functional

best essentials everyday carry items

This personally-curated collection of everyday carry essentials is full of stylish and highly-functional gear that’s here to help you live your best life. Each of the items adds value to your daily life in some unique way. You can pick and choose any of your favorites by following any of the links throughout the article and treat yourself to some fresh new gear.

First up today we’ve got the authentic military Hawk Aviators from Randolph Engineering which are made right here in the USA. The aerodynamic style is meant to fit most faces perfectly and their curvature is supported by sharp angles and a shallow teardrop. The SkyForce Air™ lite lenses with Vector™ Anti-Reflective & Blue Wave™ lens technology provide 100% UVA and UVB protection and each pair comes with a genuine leather hard case and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Here we’ve got the limited-edition Cole Haan x STAPLE ØriginalGrand Ultra which just dropped today. This collaboration between Cole Haan and Jeff Staple (founder of STAPLE) features two styles of ØriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip each with some of the iconic Staple Pigeon Pink along with the signature STAPLE pigeon near the sole.

The high-volume dual-density GRANDFØAM footbed gives you a ton of energy as you step. This is a perfect shoe for the office or going out. Did I mention that it comes in two styles, black leather with Pigeon Pink sole and a Camo Suede which I’m really into. These shoes will sell out QUICK so be sure to visit the Cole Haan website before they’re gone.

best essentials everyday carry items

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 pair that shirt with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants. These pants come in 13 different colors and you can choose them in Slim or Straight cut. They’re sold in every Waist x Length configuration you’d want and they are cut like a jean but meant to fit and feel like a Chion. They also have a 2% spandex to give you a full range of motion.

Next is the Q Timex Reissue. This is a recreation of the iconic 1979 Q diver-style watch. This runs on an extremely reliable and maintenance-free Seiko quartz movement and it’s water-resistant up to 50 meters.

best essentials everyday carry items

Every aspect of The Carter pocket knife has been carefully considered and crafted to deliver you a perfect pocket knife for daily use, one that will last you a lifetime if you treat it well, and one that is lightweight and discreet enough to easily carry in your pocket without taking up too much space. This Natural Micarta + Black colorway is a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts all over I’m 100% on board with it.

The NanoTorch – Compact LED Flashlight is a compact everyday carry tool which fits snugly on your keychain and packs a ton of power into such a small flashlight (25 lumens). At only $20 this is a steal.

The Red Wing Heritage Card Holder (veg tan leather) is made in the USA using authentic S.B. Foot Tanning leather. This slim card wallet features four card slots (2 on each side) and a central cash pocket for your bills.

best essentials everyday carry items

We round it out today with the Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen which sells for only $25, is made in the USA, and carries the classic Fisher ‘Bullet’ design that was developed in 1948. This pen uses a pressurized ink cartridge for an even, dependable flow that will write under any conditions.

Last up is the Fjällräven Ulvö 30L Backpack which is currently on sale for $114 instead of the usual $145. This bag offers a waterproof and durable exterior made of Fjällräven’s Bergshell fabric to keep all of your gear safe. You will love this bag as everything that comes from Fjällräven’s warehouse is world-class.

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!

best essentials everyday carry items

[1] The Hawk Aviators by Randolph Engineering [$249]

[2] Cole Haan x STAPLE ØriginalGrand Ultra [$180]

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

[4] Flint and Tinder 365 Pant – Slim [$98]

[5] Q Timex Reissue [$179]

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

[7] NanoTorch – Compact LED Flashlight [$20]

[8] Red Wing Heritage Card Holder [$85]

[9] Bullet Space Pen [$25]

[10] Fjällräven Ulvö 30L [$114]

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

The BroBible team writes about gear that we think you want. Occasionally, we write about items that are a part of one of our affiliate partnerships and we will get a percentage of the revenue from sales.