10 Rugged Everyday Carry Essentials For Living Your Best Life

rugged everyday carry items

Today’s a perfect time to invest in your daily life with some of the best rugged everyday carry essentials around. I’m talking about gear that’s built to last no matter how often you use it and what stress tests you put it through. I’ve hand-picked these items as a great jumping-off point for your holiday shopping and you can purchase any of these items by following the links throughout this article!

First up is the Luminox Navy Seal Foundation Series ($395) which is a world-class wristwatch built with unparalleled utility and durability. If you are looking for a watch that you can put through anything and have it work perfectly this is your guy. It is 100% Swiss made, water-resistant up to 200-meters, powered by a Ronda 515 caliber Swiss quartz movement, and housed in a lightweight shock- and scratch-resistant Carbonox™ case made from rigid carbon powder. The Tritium tubes on the dial, hands, and bezel enable always-on visibility at night so you can always see your watch in the dark if you want.

The SeaVees Mammoth Boot in Elmwood Rugged Oiled Leather ($185) are a pair of water-resistant lace-up leather boots which are perfct for the cool and wet weather of Fall and Winter. These are stylish enough to wear every day and the cushy foam footbed has extra heel-strike cushion for comfort. You can wear these with jeans or chinos and they’ll look great.

rugged everyday carry items

Next up is the Texas Check Shirt ‘Gaines’ Pattern ($99) which comes from a brand that’s captured the legendary essence of the Lone Star State. This particular shirt comes in a two styles, the other is a Blue pattern. They’ve designed this shirt so it can be worn stylishly untucked or tucked-in and it’s a 100% organic cotton masterpiece. It features a hidden-buttondown collar and corner-cut sleeve cuffs for an added touch of class.

You can pair that shirt with the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants ($98) which come in Slim or Straight cuts and four different colors to choose from. Corduroy Season is the best season when it comes to pants. I’ve always loved cords, their fit, feel, and versatility and this pair is made from 8oz blended fabric that’s perfect for year-round wear.

Here we have a slick everyday carry pocket knife from Monthly Knife Club. If you’re not familiar with Monthly Knife Club then today’s your lucky day. For between $10 to $45/month they will send you a brand new world-class pocket knife each month so you can beef up your collection and gift them out to friends if you want. Monthly Knife Club also has individual knives for sale which you can click here to purchase. This really is a cool way to take the guesswork out of buying pocket knives and this way the experts can make the best decisions.

rugged everyday carry items

The Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder ($35) is $10 off right now and this chestnut leather card wallet is perfect for anyone out there who is in search of a minimalist wallet. It’s built to last, hold your cards + folded cash, and won’t take any unnecessary pocket space thanks to the sleek design.

It’s 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.

I’m a big fan of this Leather Loop Key Chain ($28) which has a brass clip to keep your keys secure and a robust leather strap. This is a classic keychain style that’s always been a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts and this particular one will develop a nice patina over time as the leather ages and takes on character.

rugged everyday carry items

We round it out with he Ledlenser MT14 Flashlight ($99) which gives you up to 192 hours of use on low power mode. This is a flashlight unlike anything you’re used to. The Ledlenser Advanced Focus System allows you to quickly go from a close-up wide flood beam to a sharply focused long-distance beam on the fly and it has 4 different light functions.

Last up today is the Patagonia Planing Divider Pack ($119), 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.

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!

rugged everyday carry items

[1] Luminox Navy Seal Foundation Series [$395]

[2] SeaVees Mammoth Boot in Elmwood Rugged Oiled Leather [$185]

[3] Texas Check Shirt ‘Gaines’ Pattern [$99]

[4] Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants [$98]

[5] Monthly Knife Club Pocket Knives [$10-$45]

[6] Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder [$35]

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

[8] Leather Loop Key Chain [$28]

[9] Ledlenser MT14 Flashlight [$99]

[10] Patagonia Planing Divider Pack [$119]

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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