10 Essential Everyday Carry Items To Ask Santa For This Year

essential everyday carry items

You should always be looking for gear that lasts as long as possible when it comes to your everyday carry essentials. This collection of the best men’s everyday carry items is chock full of gear that’s built to last. Each of these items is made with form and function in mind. You can pick and choose your favorites or shop the full collection by following the links throughout this article!

First up today 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.

The Padmore & Barnes Original Boot ($200) is a Chukka Boot that’s as stylish as it is functional. The Vibram Morflex sole offers unparalleled cushioning, traction, and flex. This boot’s based on the brand’s original design developed in the 1960s and it’s handmade in Portugal.

essential everyday carry items

The Faherty’s Legend Sweater Shirt in Heritage Plaid ($178) is truly a perfect layer for this time of year. This timeless design packs a lot under the hood. It’s made from a blend of 62% Polyester, 33% Viscose, and 5% Spandex which means it’s built to last you a lifetime while keeping you warm and cozy. It’s not a slim fit, it’s not a boxy fit, it’s just right.

You can pair that sweater with the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants in Charcoal ($98) which also come in three other colors for you to choose from. I’ve always been partial to corduroy during the holiday season. They feel great, fit right, and this pair has a 2% spandex added to give you the perfect amount of stretch.

The OrbitKey Maglock Key Clip ($43) is a 2-part system for streamlining your everyday carry keychain. The D-ring key chain stays securely fastened to the carabiner easily but detaches easily when you need your keys and the secure Fidlock® quick-release system operates with a one-handed pull action.

essential everyday carry items

This Bristlestone Heavy Knit Cuff Beanie ($26) pictured here is in ‘Rust’ but it also comes in Canyon Brown. It is made in the USA and knit from a soft but heavy-duty acrylic to keep your head cozy and protected.

The Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder ($45) is a perfect option for anyone looking to cut out the clutter. It’ll carry your cards and cash and it’s American-made, designed in Portland and built in Minneapolis. The leather is also tanned in the USA by Wickett & Craig.

Next up is the Trekker Space Pen ($40) which is made in the USA and uses a pressurized ink cartridge which ensures this pen can write in any conditions. It has a keychain loop so you can tack it on anywhere (backpack, belt loop, briefcase, etc.).

essential everyday carry items

We round it out today with the Goal Zero Flip 12 Portable Charger ($20) which can fully charge your smartphone. This is a must-have for keeping your phone charged on the go anytime. Seriously, don’t leave home without it. And it’s only $20!

Last up today is the new Bernt Lightweight – 20L Packable Rolltop Backpack ($170). It has a large laptop compartment and all of the storage you want/need from an everyday backpack. The 100% recycled ripstop nylon is extremely durable but also sustainable and the rolltop enclosure means you can expand this bag to fit between 20-24L of gear.

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!

essential everyday carry items

[1] Leatherman Skeletool CX [$79]

[2] Padmore & Barnes Original Boot [$200]

[3] Faherty’s Legend Sweater Shirt in Heritage Plaid [$178]

[4] Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants in Charcoal [$98]

[5] OrbitKey Maglock Key Clip [$43]

[6] Bristlestone Heavy Knit Cuff Beanie [$26]

[7] Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder [$45]

[8] Trekker Space Pen [$40]

[9] Flip 12 Portable Charger [$20]

[10] Bernt Lightweight – 20L Packable Rolltop Backpack [$170]

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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