10 Of The Year’s Best Everyday Carry Essentials For Men

best everyday carry gear of the year

As we close out the year I wanted to make some special callouts to the best everyday carry gear of the year. I have hand-picked this collection of men’s everyday carry essentials to reflect the best options for men right now. You can pick and choose your favorites or shop the full collection by following any of the product links below.

First up, we see Fraser Kit‘s top-shelf leather goods which are made with an attention to detail you won’t find at their competitors. These are USA-made products and built to LAST while looking excellent along the way. Here we see the Fraser Kit Card Case which has 4 pockets to hold between 4-8 cards and a cash sleeve for you bills. This is constructed out of oil-tanned leather and has hand waxed finished edges for a classy look that’s built to last.

Next we see the Olukai Hawai’Ilao Manu Ihu boots. These are probably my favorite leathers released in recent memory. I’ve been rocking these for a few weeks now and they are amongst the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. They look perfect with jeans and chinos. The upper is made from a soft nubuck leather, the lightweight compression molded EVA midsole feels great, and the supportive single-density poured PU anatomical footbed has a microfiber cover that’s moisture-wicking and odor-absorbant.

best everyday carry gear of the year

The Mizzen + Main ‘Draper’ Navy/Red Multi Plaid is a perfect button-down shirt for this time of year when the various shades of red can be seen throughout the Christmas season and on into Winter. This high-performance shirt is machine-washable with a four-way stretch for the perfect fit. It’s lightweight, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant, and you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion (slacks, chinos, or jeans).

You can pair that shirt with the stylish Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants. These pants come in three colors (Moss, Earth, and Chocolate). They are also available in every length x inseam configuration you might be after. Best yet, they’re on sale right now over at Huckberry!

Next is the Koa Stonewashed Minimalist 40mm watch from Original Grain. This watch is partially crafted using a gorgeous all-natural Hawaiian Koa Wood. The steel is a 316L Stonewashed Silver Stainless Steel that’s built to last a very long time. This gorgeous everyday watch is powered by a highly precise and dependable Japanese Miyota Citizen Quartz movement and the genuine leather band is my personal favorite detail because of its classic aesthetic.

best everyday carry gear of the year

Moving on, we check out a unique Deejo Knives pocket knife with a sick 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.

The Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring is a personal favorite of mine. This item is made in the USA using matte black brass that is both lightweight and durable. It has a leather accent for a classy touch and the slim profile ensures you won’t sacrifice any precious pocket space. It’s also easy to hang on a key hook when you walk in the house, office, or workshop.

This next item is for all of you gentlemen out there. You should take notice of Fulton & Roark solid fragrances. The Solid Fragrance Sample Pack (only $16) includes 8 premium fragrances which enables you to familiarize yourself with these stellar scents. They apply much more evenly than typical fragrances and last longer. At only $16 for the sample pack, this makes a PERFECT holiday gift to yourself or anyone else.

best everyday carry gear of the year

We round it out today with the Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack which is such a stylish and classic design that I can’t help but love everything about this bag. On top of boasting the best craftsmanship around they truly execute a flawless design here. It’s made with a weather-resistant Cordura® construction and a double-reincorced bottom to keep all of your gear dry and it has all of the storage and compartments you need in an everyday backpack.

Last up is the Cannovia Therapeutic Lotion. With this, you get 500mg of full-spectrum CBD every time you rub some of this lotion in. As we try and work out hard through the holidays and into the new year our muscles will scream and it’s important that we treat them kindly with badass products like this one that helped me with quick recovery throughout this year.

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 everyday carry gear of the year

[1] Fraser Kit Card Case [$119]

[2] Olukai Hawai’Ilao Manu Ihu [$150]

[3] Mizzen + Main ‘Draper’ Navy/Red Multi Plaid [$125]

[4] Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants [$72]

[5] Original Grain Koa Stonewashed Minimalist Watch [$169]

[6] Deejo Knives with Customizable Tattoo [$70]

[7] Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring [$25]

[8] Fulton & Roark Solid Fragrances [$16]

[9] Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack

[10] Cannovia Therapeutic Lotion [$64]

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As always, you can pick and choose your favorite items from the list above or you can scoop the entire collection as you see it and REALLY treat yourself. If you 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.

I’m sure most of you have realized this by now, but I publish a new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup 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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