The term “everyday carry” has changed over the years. What was originally a collection of items that an individual could carry in their pockets has slowly morphed into anything that can provide use at a moment’s notice. This includes backpacks, portable speakers, sunglasses, and more.
Holiday Gift Guide: Everyday Carry Gear
Our EDC holiday gift guide taps into some of those bigger products and gadgets you might keep in your backpack or in your car for the occasional daily use.
But don’t worry, our gift guide also includes those tried-and-true EDC essentials we all know and love—knives, wallets, watches, and phone cases.
Below you’ll find a vast array of gear for the everyday carry enthusiast. Their price points vary, however, every gift respectively stays within a budget. With brands like YETI, The Ridge, Nixon, Pit Viper, Under Armour, and more, there’s something in here for everyone.
Gerber Gear EDC for Every Type of Use
There are only a handful of brands out there that come to mind when you say the words “everyday carry.” Gerber Gear is one of those brands. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite knives and EDC from the Portland-based company to give you an idea of just how diverse their product offerings are this holiday season.
Looking for a traditional pocketknife? Go with the Utility Kit and get an Air Ranger G10 with a fresh Coyote Brown Bandana. Want to get a gift for a loved one who likes fishing? Check out their Neat Freak + Fishing Gaiter. Those Neat Freak Braided Line Cutters come with precision blades and an ergonomic handle that makes them easy to use on choppy waters.
Check out our Gerber Gear EDC picks below. You can find each product by matching their number, then clicking on the product name to take you over to Gerber Gear’s website.
 Lockdown Pry
 Utility Kit
Urban Armor Pathfinder SE iPhone 13
The Pathfinder features a low-profile perimeter edge with chiseled corners. Our favorite feature is the integrated paracord lanyard anchor (lanyard not included).
Ridge Wallet Raw Forged
Made with forged carbon fiber and infused with aluminum specs, this exclusive Ridge Wallet holds up to 12 cards without stretching and comes with a lifetime warranty. Our favorite feature includes the RFID blocking technology to prevent wireless theft.
YETI Crossroads 22L Backpack
The YETI Crossroads is the perfect backpack for everyday adventures. It holds up to 22L of gear and includes carefully designed compartments so you can maximize your storage space. Features include a laptop sleeve, waterproof seam taped zippers, and SideHustle pockets for you to easily grab essentials.
Gerber Gear Lockdown Drive
The Lockdown Drive is another favorite multi-tool of ours. It’s got a slim body, yet it contains a double-sided bit driver, a replaceable #11 blade, an awl, a plain edge blade, and a file.
Urban Armor Monarch Series iPhone 13
Monarch is outfitted with 5-layer protection and passes the military drop test two times over. It’s got a traction grip and oversized tactile buttons. The best part is the Monarch stays wireless charging compatible and Apple Pay compatible.
Sonos Bluetooth Speaker
This Sonos portable speaker is waterproof and holds up to 10 hours per charge. It’s compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and can be connected to multiple Sonos speakers for a custom multi-room sound system.
Ridge Carbon Key Case
Made out of carbon fiber and molded into a tension plate design, The Ridge’s new Carbon Key Case is a nice and tidy way to keep up to 6 keys in a compact, slim case. The case is about two inches long and will fit on a key ring effortlessly.
Project Rock Backpack
Made from 100% polyester, this Project Rock backpack is destined to be either your next gym bag, ruck bag, or everyday bag. It holds up to 30L and includes UA Storm technology that’s water-resistant and stain-resistant. Two design notes we love are the extra-large side water bottle pockets and the soft-lined laptop sleeve on the inside.
Deejo Knives Holiday
You can create a fine, artisan-crafted pocket knife through Deejo Knives. Use customization tools to personalize the tattoo of the blade, the type of handle, and the overall weight of the knife with Deejo’s interactive knife builder on its website. Get this for the guy who is obsessed with gadgets.
Gerber Gear Armbar Cork
How many times have you been in a situation where nobody has a wine bottle opener? The Armbar Cork will make sure that never happens again. It will also make it easier to enjoy a nice bottle of wine with your significant other at the park or out at a nature preserve. Other tools include a corkscrew, foil cutter, pry bar, bottle opener, and can/package opener.
Under Armour Cold Weather Backclava
Backclava’s are highly underrated. Whether you’re using it for a hunting trip or for some outdoor repairs at your home, this one from Under Armour ensures breathability and supreme warmth.
Pit Viper The White Out Goggles
Here are some goggles for the slopes that are as stylish as they are functional. The White Out Goggles come with two lenses, a mirrored lens, and a low-light lens. The mirrored offers 100% UV Protection with 16.9% VLT, and the low-light is 100% UV Protection with 69% VLT. The strap also includes a non-slip rubber grip so they stay tightly fashion to your helmet for skiing or snowboarding.
Snap-on Phone Stand from MOFT
MOFT’s snap on phone stand is made out of sustainable vegan leather and holds up to three cards. The case is designed to prop up your phone vertically and horizontally, and it features polished edges and optimizing sizing so it won’t impede your iPhone’s camera.
Nixon Watch Heat Watch
The Heat Watch is a rugged watch that’s ready for anything. It measures 24mm and comes with a slew of functions you wouldn’t normally get on other watches—altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer. The Heat also features a camp mode with weather alert, a session mode with a run tracker, dual time zones in 12 and 24 hr. format, and a chronograph.
We recommend every person gets an AirTag. Throw them on your keys, your backpack, or any of your prized possessions. Seamlessly keep tabs of your valuables by viewing their locations on Find My iPhone.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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