10 Of The Best Rugged Everyday Carry Essentials For Guys This Holiday Season

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This hand-picked collection of rugged everyday carry essentials was chosen specifically chosen because these rugged EDC items are built to last. This roundup of the best rugged everyday carry gear for men is full of accessories, apparel, gear, and gadgets are that built with purpose. If anything catches your eye, you can follow the links throughout the article and shop the full collection or pick and choose your favorites below!

The brand new Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch ($189) just dropped and this is a watch that will sell out very fast because it’s that damn good. This is a classic everyday style you can wear with just about anything in your wardrobe. This design was inspired by the legendary military-inspired designs of the 1970s and 1980s. Starting with a blank canvas, Huckberry drew on those styles from the 70s and 80s and went with a military-inspired ‘crosshair’ dial with polished and faceted 6, 9, and 12 markers. This watch is finished with a woven stainless steel bracelet and a functional aluminum timing bezel, the HB x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is everything you could want in a watch.

These Vans Ultrarange EXO HI MTE Weatherproof Sneakers ($110) are proof that Vans aren’t all about skateboarding. These are perfect for wet weather and everyday wear. They’re stylish. You can rock them with jeans or chinos. The upgraded UltraCush Lite midsole compound offers lightweight comfort and cushioning and they are incredibly water-resistant and built to throw back the weather.

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The Grunt Style Performance Plaid Fishing Shirt ($69) comes in Blue or Olive Plaid and is crafted from a blend of 88% polyester and 12% spandex. The Grunt Style brand delivers the highest-quality patriotic gear in America and this shirt can handle anything you throw its way. It has custom buttons, sleeve roll-up tabs, underarm and back venting, a tagless itch-free design, and it’s ultra-comfortable for all-day wear. For real, don’t sleep on this shirt at just $69, it’s a steal!

You can pair that shirt with the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim Jeans ($168) which come in Vintage Medium Wash (pictured here), Grey, and Black. They are available in every Waist x Length configuration you’re looking for. What sets these jeans apart from the competition is their custom super durable 12.6oz denim fabric and a hint of stretch added. These jeans are built to LAST and stay comfortable for years.

The Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder ($45) is made in Minneapolis from leather tanned by Wickett & Craig. The vegetable tanned skirting leather is a smooth and resilient leather that ages brilliantly. This is designed to hold up to 4 cards and your folded cash. This slimmed-down card wallet style is perfect for anyone looking to save precious pocket space.

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Here we check out a unique everyday carry pocket knife from Deejo Knives ($70) which features a dope custom 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 Grunt Style Tactical Keychain in Coyote ($11) is a rugged EDC option that’s 100% Made in the USA. The 1-inch gun hook + velcro, and heavy duty coyote polypropylene webbing are here to ensure you never lose your keys. This keychain also comes in black if you’d prefer that over the coyote color.

Next we’ve got the Field Notes – National Parks 3-pack ($13). These limited-edition Field Notes (notepads) pay tribute to our country’s pristine National Parks on the covers but they’re here so you can keep track of life by jotting down thoughts, notes, make lists, recap concert setlists, messages, and more. This quick $13 purchase is a great way to help you get organized too.

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My dudes, I’m here to tell you it is time to refresh your boxer brief situation by ditching the old and getting with the new. Thankfully, MeUndies is here to give you 8 different styles that are perfect for the Fall. You’ll save $8 on each pair if you order them monthly which is a steal. They are made from 92% MicroModal® and 8% elastane which are natural, comfortable, sustainable, and breathable fibers. AND you can use code BROBIBLE15 for 15% off membership orders.

Last up today is the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L Backpack ($125) which you see here in a ‘Wood Waxed’ colorway but it comes in three other colors as well. This weather-resistant backpack is built to keep your gear dry and safe while providing enough storage space for daily use as a backpack, gym bag, or a weekender/carry-on bag when you’re traveling. The versatility and ruggedness of this backpack make it an exceptional choice.

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!

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[1] Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch [$189]

[2] Vans Ultrarange EXO HI MTE Weatherproof Sneakers [$110]

[3] Grunt Style Performance Plaid Fishing Shirt [$69]

[4] Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim Jeans [$168]

[5] Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder [$45]

[6] Deejo Knives Pocket Knife w/ Custom Blade Tattoo [$70]

[7] Grunt Styel Tactical Keychain – Coyote [$11]

[8] Field Notes – 3 National Parks [$13]

[9] MeUndies Boxer Brief w/ Fly [$16]

[10] Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L [$125]

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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