10 Everyday Carry Essentials That Are Comfortable, Functional, And Built To Last

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Today is just as good of a time as any to make a small or complete overhaul of your everyday carry gear collection. All of this gear is built around the unifying theme of being long-lasting, functional, and in most cases comfortable.

First up, we see the The Altitude in Matte Black/Red which is a stunning timepiece from Vincero Watches that is perfect for everyday wear. It has a smart look that’s ideal in an office setting, first date, or on the road. The matte black 316L surgical grade steel case is robust and the Citizen Miyota Quartz movement is super precise. It’ll stay firm on your wrist with the 100D Cordura Nylon interchangeable strap. At this price point, this watch is a steal.

Below that watch we are looking at the Karhu Aria Sneakers. These are a stylish casual sneaker which you can easily wear with jeans or shorts, on the trails or sidewalks, and they have a unique colorway which allows you to rock these kicks with an array of different colors in your outfit. They’re made from premium pigskin suede and synthetic mesh on the upper for comfort and breathability and they have built-in air cushion technology so every step is light.

best everyday carry gear comfortable functional stylish

On the top right, we’ve got a very special limited-release from a Budweiser x Highly Clutch collaboration. The ‘Moon Life Budweiser Tri-Blend Tee‘ pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the NASA Moon Landing with custom artwork.

You can pair that with the tapered Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans are made from a custom-designed 12oz Cone Mills Denim that feels just amazing with perfect weight and touch. They have a 1% stretch added in for enhanced flexibility, signature antique metal buttons, and they’re cut + sewn + washed in Los Angeles.

Next is the YETI Crossroads Backpack 23 which is easily my favorite new backpack of 2019. I got hands-on with this backpack (in black) recently and I went into it thinking YETI specializes in Coolers + Tumblers so this wouldn’t be a hit but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It has 23-liters of space for all of your gear, and it’s made from a 1000D Nylon that is lined with 420D Nylon ripstop so it’s as durable as it is comfortable in fit.

Within the YETI Crossroads Backpack 23 is a quick stash pocket, additional laptop + tablet pockets, and a structured arc that keeps the bag upright for easy access and to ensure it retains its shape over time. This is 100% my new everyday use backpack and the one I’ll be taking with me when I travel to Philly this weekend because it’s that versatile.

The Benchmade Bugout Serrated Knife is made in the USA (in Oregon) and is currently on sale and marked down $21 off its typical price. This knife is ideal for everyday carry, comes in two colors for you to choose from, and features a custom-made G10 handle for superior grip + a blade made from the absolute finest CPM-S30V stainless steel.

best everyday carry gear comfortable functional stylish

There’s simply no better heavy-duty koozie on the market than the YETI Rambler Colster. I’ve used this thing at the beach in Florida in the middle of the Summer with temps of 100-degrees and my beer was ice cold. This is CLUTCH for keeping you cans chilly all-day long and if you don’t believe me just ask anyone else on the planet with one of these because we all swear by them.

The Jaybird Tarah Pro Bluetooth Headphones have a sweatproof and waterproof construction that makes them just as perfect for crushing the gym as they are for your everyday commute. They boast a quickly rechargeable 14-hour battery life. The magnetic earbuds hold together when they’re not in use to prevent tangling and the fabric sports cord is built to ensure you never lose them when you’re active.

The Dango Products D01 Dapper Bifold Wallet is equal parts wallet and multi-tool. This RFID-blocking leather wallet is made in the USA, holds up to 12 cards, has aerospace-grade anodized aluminum chassis, and is built with top-grain leather.

We finish it off today with the James Brand Holcombe Carabiner in Titanium. This works on a dual compartment locking system for your keys or other EDC gear. At the end of the carabiner, you’ve got an All Things® scraper and flathead screwdriver so this definitely functions as a multi-tool.

Let’s check out today’s gear one more time:

best everyday carry gear comfortable functional stylish

[1] The Altitude in Matte Black/Red by Vincero Watches [$179]

[2] Karhu Aria Sneakers in Capulet Olive [$130]

[3] Moon Life Budweiser Tri-Blend Tee [$27]

[4] Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans (Tapered) [$128]

[5] YETI Crossroads Backpack 23 [$199]

[6] Benchmade Bugout Serrated Knife (SALE) [$119]

[7] YETI Rambler Colster [$25]

[8] Jaybird Tarah Pro Bluetooth Headphones [$160]

[9] Dango Products D01 Dapper Bifold Wallet [$79]

[10] The James Brand Holcombe Carabiner (Titanium) [$55]

best everyday carry gear comfortable functional stylish

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!

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now but I can’t list the prices for an Amazon product because they typically change daily and it’s a violation of their TOS. That’s why it’s always listed as ‘Buy on Amazon’ instead of the price like the other items. I apologize for that confusion but I prefer to play by the rules, my dudes.


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