10 Everyday Carry Essentials Built Tough To Last

stylish and rugged everyday carry essentials

This hand-picked collection of rugged everyday carry essentials was chosen specifically chosen because these rugged EDC items are built to last. This roundup of the best rugged everyday carry gear for men is full of accessories, apparel, gear, and gadgets are that built with purpose. If anything catches your eye, you can follow the links throughout the article and shop the full collection or pick and choose your favorites below!

First up is The Lightwell Field Watch Mark III in White ($200) which is powered by Seiko’s solar-quartz movement with a solar panel. It takes just one minute of sunlight to power this watch for 24-hours and a fully-charged watch has a power reserve of 4 months. This is a stylish watch which can be worn every day but you can also dress it up or down depending on the occasion.

The Rhodes Footwear Dolomite Boots ($248) are a rugged pair of leather boots that can be worn year-round, as work boots or stylish everyday boots. These boots are handmade in Northern Italy by the same family that’s been making this brand for six generations. They feature a breathable vegetable-tanned calfskin leather lining that’s super soft for year-round wear and the grippy rubber sole will keep you stable and dry in the Winter.

stylish and rugged everyday carry essentials

The Barbour Powell Quilt Jacket ($300) is a classic piece of fashion history that’s been getting more attention lately thanks to shows like The Crown. Barbour has always set the standard for excellence in luxurious countryside fashion. This jacket is based on Barbour’s popular Chelsea Jacket but it has a slimmer profile to make you look more fit. It is fleece lined with 50-gram polyester fill for reliable warmth, has a storm closure, a corduroy-lined funnel neck, and pockets throughout. This really is an impeccable jacket if you’re looking to spend $300 on something new.

You can pair that jacket with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pant – Slim ($82) which comes in six different colors and are perfect everyday pants. Even if jeans are your preferred style you’re going to love how these chinos frame your lower half. And they’re sold in every length x waist configuration you’re looking for.

Next up we have the Leatherman Skeletool CX ($79). This is an ultra-light model so it won’t weigh your pockets down and in addition to pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, and more it features a 154CM Knife, one of the best blades around. I’ve been a brand loyalist with Leatherman since my parents gave me my first Leatherman back in the Cub Scouts. They are built to last a lifetime if you treat them right and I wouldn’t trust any other brand to make me a multi-tool. Also, you cannot beat that price. This is a true multi-tool and one you can carry in conjunction with a knife because it provides so much value.

stylish and rugged everyday carry essentials

The Rustico Knox Bifold Leather Wallet ($40) is handmade in Lindon, Utah using handsome top-grain leather that has unmathed durability and it develops a gorgeous patina over time. It can fit up to 8 cards and there’s plenty of room for your cash.

Here we’re looking at the Todder Solid Brass Carabiner ($25). This is a classic no-frills brass carabiner that’s built so you can use it for years. It’s made from sand-casted solid brass and it’s been lacquer coated for added durability.

The YETI Rambler Colster Can Insulator ($25) is one of my favorite accessories over the past year. I use it almost every day to keep cans cool in the hot Florida sun. And in the winter it works just as well with keeping your hands warm from the freezing cold aluminum. These make excellent stocking stuffers as well!

stylish and rugged everyday carry essentials

We round it out with the Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones (SALE $149, usually $180) in black. These earbuds have been overhauled to meet the military’s MIL-STD 810G requirements. If they’re rugged enough for the troops they’re good enough for you, right? In order to receive the MIL-STD 810G certification the ‘Earthproof’ Vistas had to endure ‘repeated shock, vibration, drop and crush tests, as well as withstanding tropical humidity, hurricane-force water and desert sandstorm conditions.’

Last up today is the Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack ($225) which is constructed out of highly weather-resistant Cordura® and it has a double-reinforced bottom so your gear stays dry, secure, and the backpack lasts you a lifetime. It has heavy-panel zippers, well-ventilated and cushioned straps, and the dual drop-in side pockets are great for bottles. This rugged and stylish backpack’s sold in Dark Navy, Otter Green, and Whiskey if you want to shop around for different colors.

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!

stylish and rugged everyday carry essentials

[1] The Lightwell Field Watch Mark III [$200]

[2] Rhodes Footwear Dolomite Boots [$248]

[3] Barbour Powell Quilt Jacket [$300]

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

[5] Leatherman Skeletool CX [$79]

[6] Rustico Knox Bifold Leather Wallet [$40]

[7] Todder Solid Brass Carabiner [$25]

[8] YETI Rambler Colster Can Insulator [$25]

[9] Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones [$149]

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

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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