My Everyday Carry
A consequence of my research is that i often have to work irregular hours, wait around for long periods of time and cross the city on foot or rapidly by bike. My EDC reflects these needs:
Troop London Courier bag - Holds all the stuff pictured easily. Good for cycling or walking
Eddie Bauer Rippac rain jacket - Folds up really small, hi vis. Keeps out the always unpredictable English weather
Samsung galaxy s2, with custom decal and case
A hex key - bike repairs
Zebra B4A3 multi pen
A Sharpie - Absolutely vital for labelling things in the lab
Europa minor pad + Poquito pen - For making experimental notes.
Nook simple touch with glow light + case made by my girlfriend - I put scientific papers on this
Lens cloth and an emergency sewing kit
Sapphire blue zippo - for lighting Bunsen’s and acting cool
Pill case + very basic first aid kit (plasters, aspirin and caffeine)
Ultrafire cree torch - Attaches to my bike
Victorinox Swiss champ - for fixing stuff (mainly an ancient machine i have to run some of my experiments on)
Mini locking pliers - bike repairs, adjusting lab equipment
Victorinox belt hook with keys, a photon light, a safety pin and a rubber band
Wenger Delemont Watchmaker 85 - Decent knife with a useful pry tool
Knock off Boker plus Vox tool - picked it up in China for £2.50. Used to open crates
Knackered Casio watch with equally tatty Nato strap - Refuses to break
Mandatory paracord bracelet
Klipsch s4 (mk1) headphones - good headphones, 5 years of use so far
Micro wallet - i’m not a fan of change
iGO sync and charge key ring
Sansa clizip 8gb (+64gb micrpo sd) - A recent replacement for my venerable ipod classic. Haven’t made my mind up about it yet
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An interesting thing happened when we featured the Trayvax Axis a while back—we found that our readers who carry one are exceptionally happy with Trayvax and all their wallets. So when we heard Trayvax made updates to their flagship Element wallet, we had to take a look.
The new Element comes with all the features of the original. Top-grain, oil-tanned leather make up its main enclosure, and secures onto the stainless steel skeleton with mil-spec 550 paracord. The frame now comes in a much-requested black colorway, with a Cerakote finish that improves durability and RFID protection. The Element is sized for EDC at 4.5”x2.8”x0.5”, and designed to carry 3-10 cards and 1-5 folded bills either in your pocket or off a lanyard.
The black version of the Element is made in the USA and comes in Mississippi Mud (dark brown), Tobaco Brown, and Canyon Red leather (pictured above). If you want a rugged wallet that both carries minimally and ages elegantly, pick one up direct from Trayvax at the link below.