10 Of The Best Everyday Carry Essentials That Are Built To Last

everyday carry items built to last

This collection of essential everyday carry gear is full of items that are built to last, gear that won’t let you down when you need, tools that will be there for you every day. You can pick and choose any of your favorites throughout the article by following any of the links below or shop the full collection!

First up today we’ve got the authentic military P3 Shadow Aviators by Randolph Engineering which are made right here in the USA. These stylish aviators come with 4 different frame options, here we see the Matte Black, and they’re made with Randolph Engineering’s SkyTec™ Mineral Glass with Vector™ Anti-Reflective & Blue Wave™ lens technology. Each pair takes over 200 steps to make by hand and it comes with a hard leather case and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

The Woven Mohinders Men’s City Slippers are made in Athani Village, India by extremely skilled artisans. They feature a natural crepe rubber sole that gives you an all-day comfortable ride. The hand-made “cavani” weaving is a traditional Indian shoe style and these feature a luxurious cushioned footbed that’s better than anything you’ve been wearing.

everyday carry items built to last

Roll up the sleeves on the Proof Marled Travel Shirt (in Marled Green or White Heather) and you’re wearing your new favorite shirt. This is a hard-working button-up shirt that has all the technical features of a performance top but it’s tailored to look like an Oxford. It is cut from ultra-breathable Coolmax cotton to keep you cool all Summer and Fall.

You can pair that shirt with the Free Fly Hybrid Shorts which are meant to look like a typical pair of chino shorts but have the feel of an athletic short with a four-way stretch fabric. The bamboo comfort is unmatched and these moisture-wicking shorts mean you’ll be dry in no time at all if you take them for a swim. You can rock these with an Oxford shirt, polo, or t-shirt.

The brilliant Timex Ironman R300 GPS Watch comes in Black or Light Grey and gives you all the functionality of a 24/7 fitness tracker. It tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. The vivid display is easy to read and the touchscreen technology is easy to use. This watch comes with highly-accurate GPS and it’s water-resistant up to 50 meters.

everyday carry items built to last

Next we’ve got the Benchmade North Fork Folder – Compact Knife which is made in Oregon. You can use this as a perfect everyday carry knife or a hunting knife if you’re looking for that. The super high quality CPM-S30V stainless steel blade has excellent edge retention and it has an easy to use AXIS lock to keep your fingers safe.

We are in a weird time in life and the CleanKey – Antimicrobial Hand Tool + Door Opener is an excellent tool to keep your hands off of doors and buttons to stop the spread of germs. The antimicrobial Copper Alloy kills 99% of bacteria, it has an ergonomic design, and it fits neatly on your keychain.

Next up is the Tanner Goods Journeyman Card Wallet. I love this slim-profile 3.5oz vegetable-tanned Meridian English Bridle leather wallet with four card slots and a large central pocket for cash. This is made right here in the USA.

everyday carry items built to last

We round it out today with the Patagonia Planing Divider Pack, a versatile everyday backpack that’s also functional enough to serve as your travel and/or gym bag. The tough recycled polyester construction with TPU-film laminate provides a highly water-resistant design to keep all of your gear safe. It has all the internal pockets you want/need in a bag and then some.

Last up is the Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones 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.’

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!

everyday carry items built to last

[1] P3 Shadow Aviators by Randolph Engineering [$219]

[2] Mohinders Men’s City Slipper Woven [$165]

[3] Proof Marled Travel Shirt [$108]

[4] Free Fly Hybrid Short – 7.5″ [$65]

[5] Timex Ironman R300 GPS Watch [$129]

[6] Benchmade North Fork Folder – Compact Knife [$185]

[7] CleanKey – Antimicrobial Hand Tool + Door Opener [$25]

[8] Tanner Goods Journeyman Card Wallet [$60]

[9] Patagonia Planing Divider Pack [$119]

[10] Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones [$180]

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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