10 Rugged Everyday Carry Essentials For Your Holiday Wish List

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This personally curated collection of the best everyday carry essentials out there right now is full of gear that’s worth every penny. There is absolutely no reason you should never overpay for your everyday carry gear and that’s why all of this gear is worth it. You can pick up any of this gear by following the links throughout this article!

First up is the Luminox Navy Seal Foundation Series Watch ($395) which is built to withstand anything and everything you throw at it. This watch runs on a Ronda 515 caliber Swiss quartz movement and the lightweight Carbonox™ case made from rigid carbon powder is both shock and scratch-resistant. It is water-resistant up to 200 meters, 100% Swissh made, and features Tritium tubes on the dial, hands, and bezel for full night visibility. This truly is a world class watch for adventurous men.

The LaCrosse Aero Timber Top 10″ Boots ($150) have been a favorite of outdoorsmen since 1897. That’s right, these boots are so damn good the company’s been makign them since 1897. The suede upper is naturally water-resistant and durable while the waterproof lining ensures your feet stay dry all Fall, Winter, and Spring. The premium rubber outsole was specifically engineered to give you amazing traction on slippery surfaces.

rugged everyday carry wish list gear

The Faherty Brand Legend Woven Shirt in Red Tahoe Check ($148) is quite literally the perfect shirt for this time of year. The classic Red Check design cannot be topped during the holidays and this blend of 53% Rayon, 46% Polyester, and 1% Spandex is unrivaled in comfort and performance. You don’t want a shirt that’s only good in November and December, this is about to become your new favorite shirt all year long. It also comes in a Cream Tahoe Check color you can check out.

You can pair that shirt with the Edwin Maddox Jeans ($172). Since the 1960s, Edwin has been one of the best name in jeans and they somehow continue to get better each year. This classic five pocket design can’t be beat.

Next up we have the Leatherman Skeletool Multi-Tool which is currently on sale for $47 instead of the usual $65 price tag. Here we see it in Stainless Steel but you can choose from a few colors AND customize it if you want. This badass tool includes Needlenose Pliers, Regular Pliers, Hard-Wire Cutters, Wire Cutters, 420HC Blade Combo Knife, Carabiner/Bottle Opener, and a Large Bit Driver. I’ve been a brand loyalist with Leatherman since my parents gave me my first Leatherman back in the Cub Scouts. They are built to last a lifetime if you treat them right and I wouldn’t trust any other brand to make me a multi-tool. Also, you cannot beat that price.

rugged everyday carry wish list gear

Here we have the Todder Solid Brass Carabiner ($25). This is a classic no-frills brass carabiner that’s built so you can use it for years. It’s made from sand-casted solid brass and it’s been lacquer coated for added durability.

The Filson Watch Cap Beanie ($45) comes in five colorways for you to choose from and it’s made with 100% USA-sourced virgin wool. If you’re not familiar with that material it’s brilliant stuff. This USA-sourced virgin wool is naturally breathable, insulating, and moisture-wicking AND the cuff is adjustable to give you the perfect fit.

Here we’ve got The Cache River Bit Driver ($60) which is an incredibly handy everyday carry tool to have with you. This is one of those items that’s never nearby when I need it. The low-profile form factor designed specifically for everyday pocket carry and it features lightweight aluminum construction with a durable anodized finish. It has ball bearing pivot for smooth driving action and the magnetic bit attachment point keeps it firmly in place when it’s in use. As I said, this is just a clutch tool to have with you most times.

rugged everyday carry wish list gear

We round it out with the Titanium Wallet + Cash Plate (on sale for $88) which is a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts because of how lightweight it is and the superior craftsmanship. This minimalist wallet holds between 1-12 cards and has the elastic cash strap to hold all of your bills. This wallet only weighs 2.5oz which is unbelievably light compared to the competition.

Last up today is the 1733 VX21 Ripstop Bookbag ($180) in Coyote but it also comes in a Red/Black color. This incredibly durable and water-resistant backpack is made from a performance fabric that’s a laminate sandwich of a DWR coating, a 210 denier nylon, an x-grid, a non-porous film, and a polyester taffeta backing. It has all the bells and whistles you want in an everyday backpack including a large storage space, EDC pockets, reinforced seams, and the fabric is lightweight so this bag won’t weigh you down. They’ve managed to make an incredibly strong backpack that weighs less than the competition, it’s excellent.

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 wish list gear

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

[2] LaCrosse Aero Timber Top 10″ Boots [$150]

[3] Faherty Brand Legend Woven Shirt in Red Tahoe Check [$148]

[4] Edwin Maddox Jeans [$172]

[5] Leatherman Skeletool Multi-Tool [$47]

[6] Todder Solid Brass Carabiner [$25]

[7] Filson Watch Cap Beanie [$45]

[8] The Cache River Bit Driver [$60]

[9] Titanium Wallet + Cash Plate [$88]

[10] 1733 VX21 Ripstop Bookbag [$200]

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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