10 Of The Best Damn Everyday Carry Essentials This Christmas Season

best everyday carry gear Christmas gift ideas

This collection of the best everyday carry gear for guys was hand-picked by myself to reflect the best EDC apparel, accessories, and gear of 2019. This is a perfect go-to source for holiday gift ideas this year if you’re on the hunt for some everyday carry gear. You can shop the full collection or pick and choose your favorites by following any of the links below!

Up first is the Benchmade ‘Mini Crooked River Family‘ which is a perfect pocket knife for everyday carry. This Benchmade knife is marked down $35 today on Huckberry from its usual price. The blade is made with a high-quality CPM-S30V stainless steel, the handle is constructed out of stabilized dymondwood, and it has Axis® assist opening so it is easy to use with one hand. This knife is made in Oregon.

Next we see the Olukai Hawai’Ilao Manu Ihu boots. These are probably my favorite leathers released in recent memory. I’ve been rocking these for a few weeks now and they are amongst the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. They look perfect with jeans and chinos. The upper is made from a soft nubuck leather, the lightweight compression molded EVA midsole feels great, and the supportive single-density poured PU anatomical footbed has a microfiber cover that’s moisture-wicking and odor-absorbant.

best everyday carry gear Christmas gift ideas

Here we see the Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather. This is one of the best high-performance vests ever made. The quilting texture is specifically engineered to absorb your body heat in cooler temperatures and keep you comfortable. This vest is wind-resistant and ultra-soft on the body. I’ve been a Mizzen+Main fan for years, they’ve made half of the dress shirts in my closet. I didn’t think they could top their superior craftsmanship but they’ve really taken it to the next level with these vests.

The Fraser Kit Card-case is a PERFECT gift for any guy who loves premium everyday carry gear. This top-shelf slim card wallet is made in the USA with 4 pockets to hold between 4-8 cards. It has a large sleeve for cash and is red-stitched throughout for gorgeous accent work. This wallet will save vital pocket space and last for years and years to come.

The VAER Watches ‘Field’ is a minimalist’s dream watch. This everyday watch is housed in a case of robust 316L stainless steel and it features a classic military-inspired dial. This watch is powered by a Swiss-made Quartz movement, is assembled by hand in Los Angeles, and it’s water-resistant up to 328-feet.

best everyday carry gear Christmas gift ideas

The WESN Quick Release Keychain makes for a perfect everyday carry gift to yourself or anyone else out there because it’s such a practical item that literally everyone would use this and be happy with the design. The premium titanium means it’s very lightweight but extra strong and the minimalist design means there are no unncessary moving parts.

You can/should keep your dome covered this Fall with the Patagonia Desert Sky Beanie which is made from a blend of luxurious wool and lightweight Nylon. The classic chunky waffle exterior and soft-jersey knit interior is about as comfortable as any beanie you’ll find.

This is a personal favorite of mine, the classic Fisher “Bullet” design which was first developed in 1948 and continues to be one of the best designs of all time. It uses a pressurized ink cartridge that provides dependable and even ink flow in any conditions. The solid brass construction + chrome finish is built to last you for years!

best everyday carry gear Christmas gift ideas

We round it out today with the Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack which has a highly weather-resistant Cordura® construction with a double-reinforced bottom that ensures all of your gear stays safe and dry if you find yourself stuck outside in inclement weather. Every single tiny detail of this backpack has been carefully considered to produce one of the best everyday carry bags around but you can easily see that just by looking at this badass backpack.

Are you indecisive? Or maybe you just want to leave things up to chance every now and then? The Decision Maker Coin from J. L. Lawson & Co. is made in the USA with intricate detailing to help you make decisions on the fly without having to overthinking them. Flip the coin and go with the result. Boom. It’s that easy.

Let’s check out all of today’s best everyday carry gear one more time. You can shop the full collection or pick and choose your favorites by following any of the links underneath the image below.

best everyday carry gear Christmas gift ideas

[1] Benchmade Mini Crooked River Family (SALE) [$191]

[2] Olukai Hawai’Ilao Manu Ihu [$150]

[3] Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather [$125]

[4] Fraser Kit Card-case [$119]

[5] VAER Watches ‘Field’ [$209]

[6] WESN Quick Release Keychain [$40]

[7] Patagonia Desert Sky Beanie [$45]

[8] Fisher Space Pen’s ‘Bullet Space Pen’ [$25]

[9] Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack [$225]

[10] The Decision Maker Coin [$20]

best everyday carry gear Christmas gift ideas

As always, you can pick and choose your favorite items from the list above or you can scoop the entire collection as you see it and REALLY treat yourself. If you 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.

I’m sure most of you have realized this by now, but I publish a new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup 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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