10 High-Performance Everyday Carry Essentials Built To Last

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This personally curated collection of high-performance everyday carry items is full of gear that is built to last you a LONG time. There’s no sense in spending money on something if it will fall apart after a few months. This gear is built for the long haul and in some cases can last you a lifetime. You can shop the full collection by following any of the links below or pick and choose your favorites.

First up is the Luminox ICE-SAR Arctic 1200. This is a 100% Swiss construction watch powered by a Swiss-made Quartz movement and the Tritium tubes provide a permanent lume that needs no light source to charge up. The custom-developed Carbonox carbon compound case makes for a brilliant combination of lightweight and durability that won’t hold you back.

Below that, we see the North 89 No-1 Weatherproof Sneakers. As the name implies, these Italian suede are waterproof in construction to lock out all moisture (rain, snow, etc). These are handmade in Porto, Portugal which has become the world’s epicenter of fine leather shoes.

premium high performance everyday carry items best for men

The Waterproof Trail Jacket by Only NY comes in Black (pictured here) and a vibrant yellow colorway. This completely waterproof jacket has a 3-layer fabric to ensure you stay bone dry in the wettest of conditions. With Spring just around the corner you will 100% want to own a jacket like this. It’s also great for trips when you want a comfy layer but you aren’t sure if it will be raining and/or just want to be prepared.

Here we have the Lululemon ABC Pants which have become my favorite pants of the past year. I have these in Black and Navy and what’s great is they can be worn on the golf course, working out, or the classic five-pocket style with lululemon’s Warpstreme™ fabric gives off the look of a normal pair of chinos so you can wear these to the office or when traveling. They are breathable, moisture-wicking, reinforced at the seams, and they have a 4-way stretch to make them the most comfortable pants you’ll wear in 2020.

Moving on, we check out the Castillo Knives Navaja with a Curly Birch Handle. The Navaja is handcrafted in Spain and it comes with a Spanish-made leather sheat + USA-made sharpening stone to keep the blade finely honed. The drop point blade is made from premium Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel which is ideal for edge retention and ensuring it doesn’t weaken over time.

premium high performance everyday carry items best for men

The James Brand makes some of the best everyday carry carabiners around and The Hardin Carabiner is a particularly excellent expression of this. It is drop-forged for consistency and superior strength and the dual compartment design enables you to keep your keys + other items securely attached. It is constructed out of aerospace-grade 6061 aluminum that’s both lightweight and crazy strong.

The Bullet Space Pen is based on the original 1948 Fisher Space Pen design using pressurized ink cartridges to write in any conditions (like outer space). This pen is made in the USA with solid brass construction.

Next to the Bullet Space Pen we’re looking at the Wazoo Survival Gear Survival Pod which is an ingeniously designed keychain + survival kit with the bare essentials. It’s constructed out of type III commercial 550 paracord and 7 inner strands of two twisted yarns each.

We round it out today with the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24L backpack which is on sale for $129 when it typically retails for $165. This bag’s built with ultra-tough 500D Cortura to ensure it lasts you a lifetime.

premium high performance everyday carry items best for men

Lastly, we have the super affordable no-nonsene The Leather Rookie Wallet. This $19 wallet holds 8-12 cards, cash, and it’s cut from military surplus boot leather that is both fire and water-resistant.

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!

premium high performance everyday carry items best for men

[1] Luminox ICE-SAR Arctic 1200 (Sale) [$485]

[2] North 89 No-1 Weatherproof Sneakers [$245]

[3] Waterproof Trail Jacket by Only NY [$285]

[4] Lululemon ABC Pants [$128]

[5] Castillo Knives Navaja w/ Curly Birch Handle [$119]

[6] The Hardin Carabiner by The James Brand [$40]

[7] Bullet Space Pen [$25]

[8] Wazoo Survival Pod [$16]

[9] Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24L [$129]

[10] The Leather Rookie Wallet [$19]

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.

A new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup is published here 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

The BroBible team writes about gear that we think you want. Occasionally, we write about items that are a part of one of our affiliate partnerships and we will get a percentage of the revenue from sales.