10 Of The Best Functional And Athletic Everyday Carry Essentials For Guys

best functional and athletic everyday carry essential items

I have hand-picked this collection of the best functional and athletic everyday carry essentials for guys to help you live your best life each and every day. You can pick and choose any of your favorites from this EDC capsule by following any of the links below!

First up today, we check out the Momentum Watches Steelix Black-Ion. This watch is powered by a premium quartz movement, has a 22mm web nylon band, and it looks modern enough to be worn in most settings while sticking with a classic military field watch design at heart.

The OluKai Mio Li Shoes have a perfect design for a multi-functional shoe. The drop-in heel allows you to wear these as a slip-on if you want but they’re a sneaker at heart and one you can workout in or wear on the boat. These have a dual-density PU footbed with gel insert and soft microfiber footbed which provide all-day comfort and the treaded rubber outsole offers excellent traction.

best functional and athletic everyday carry essential items

Here we see the Lululemon Metal Vent Tech SS 2.0 which is a personal favorite shirt of mine for working out. This shirt’s made with Lululemon’s sweat-wicking and odor-reducing technology and it keeps you cool under any conditions. This is a shirt I wear to run errands, out for a run, on my Peloton, and pretty much everywhere else in life. It’s great.

You can pair that shirt with the Proof Lightweight Shift Joggers which fits remarkably well with that shirt + shoes combo. You can wear these lightweight joggers while warming up, working out, cooling down, or sitting on the couch like I am right now. They are cut from a Japanese 50D polyester fabric with four-way stretch built in to help you move with ease.

The Gerber ‘Mullet’ Keychain Multi-Tool is a clutch everyday carry accessory that’s a favorite of EDC enthusiasts. This 9-in-1 multi-tool is TSA-approved, has a handy bottle opener, pry bar, wire stripper, nail puller, and more. It’s also super affordable on Amazon.

best functional and athletic everyday carry essential items

Next up, 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.

A LOT of people are finding themselves in the market for new headphones in recent days. The Apple AirPods w/ Charging Case is one of the most popular options on the planet. Anyone who has had AirPods will tell you how much you’ll love these. And the AirPods + Charging Case set is 13% off on Amazon.

The Rustico Leather Bullet Journaling Notebook is a great everyday carry item to have on-hand at any time but it’s especially useful right now when many people are told to stay at home. You can plan out the future with this, jot down your thoughts, and refill it with new notebooks anytime you fill it up.

best functional and athletic everyday carry essential items

We round it out today with the Kinto To Go Tumbler which comes in three colorways (Black, Coyote, and Khaki) and it’s built from durable 18-8 stainless steel that can take an absolute beating. The double-wall vacuum insulation ensures your cold drinks stays ice cold all day long.

Last up is the Fjällräven High Coast Foldsack 24L. I’ve been a huge Fjallraven fan for years. They make my favorite outdoor gear on the planet and this rugged backpack constructed out of nylon is built to last. The rollable design allows you to adjust the size of the bag to fit your needs.

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 functional and athletic everyday carry essential items

[1] Momentum Watches Steelix Black-Ion [$295]

[2] OluKai Mio Li Shoes [$130]

[3] Lululemon Metal Vent Tech SS 2.0 [$78]

[4] Proof Lightweight Shift Joggers [$98]

[5] Gerber ‘Mullet’ Keychain Multi-Tool [Buy on Amazon]

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

[7] Apple AirPods w/ Charging Case [Buy on Amazon]

[8] Rustico Leather Bullet Journaling Notebook [$45]

[9] Kinto To Go Tumbler [$37]

[10] Fjällräven High Coast Foldsack 24L [$84]

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.

A new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup is published here 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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