Everyday Carry

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BodyGuardz Tech Accessories

As one of the most important (and most fragile) items in our everyday carry, our mobile phone is an investment that deserves all the protection it can get. But with hundreds of screen protectors and cases in the market, choosing the right one isn’t always a straightforward task. The phone protection products from BodyGuardz caught our eye because of their use of high-quality materials and commitment to innovation. Their 30-day money-back guarantee also adds icing to the cake. Here are some of the standout items we picked that will give your phone some added functionality and protection.

North St. Bags Upcycled Collection

North St. Bags Upcycled Collection

The Venn diagram of bags made for cyclists and bags great for everyday carry is basically a circle. They both require a high level of durability, water resistance, and comfort. North St. Bags has been a go-to brand for cyclists for a while, and their bags check all of these boxes. The company's newest Upcycled line of bags offers a few different options that have been recycled and repurposed from donated and reclaimed tough materials like sailcloth and lightweight vinyl. Whether you’re looking for a new main pack or a complementary bag for your commute and daily errands, these are worth checking out.

Trending: Timex T49961 Expedition Scout 40

Trending: Timex T49961 Expedition Scout 40

The Timex T49961 Expedition Scout 40 is a quartz offering in the familiar combination of a 40mm-wide case combined with an easy-to-find and replace 20mm strap. This medium-sized version (there’s a larger 43mm variant) brings a healthy amount of wrist presence, without being too bulky, casual, or sporty-looking to bring to a work or business setting. The brass case comes in different finishes, and is rated water resistant to 50m, letting you take it for quick jaunts in the shower or pool. Mineral crystal glass covers the dial, which features different color and markings variations of the traditional 24-hour field watch aesthetic.

A small date window blends easily into the details of the simple watch face. This highly legible dial combines with luminous watch hands and the brand’s signature Indiglo illumination to make it easy to tell the time, no matter the lighting conditions. A reliable and practical quartz watch never goes out of style, and the Scout 40, with its many combinations of dial styles, case finishes, and strap options, lets you find one that would complement your EDC and fit in with your everyday environment.

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Gift the Perfect Knife for the Holidays with Deejo

The best pocket knife is the one you have with you. That's why Deejo prides themselves on their extremely portable ultralight knives. With their minimalist aesthetic and endless customizability, a Deejo knife is a perfect fit for any pocket and any style. On top of the ease of use and general utility of a slim pocket knife, the designs that make every Deejo knife unique is also what makes them an excellent gift idea this holiday season. Through the Deejo configurator, you can customize one of these classy knives into a one-of-a-kind gift for the EDCer on your gift shopping list.

Customization aside, the Deejo knife packs plenty of features making it worth considering in its own right. The skeletonized design makes it super lightweight and easy to carry, with the smallest option weighing 15 grams while the largest weighs in at 37 grams. The 3.7” stainless steel blade is a great size for EDC too, giving you plenty of cutting edge to let you tackle your cutting tasks. The slim profile makes it suitable for dressy and casual settings alike. Finally, its curved design helps you maintain complete control throughout the cut, and the secure liner lock lets you cut with confidence.

Whether you’re looking to gift someone a new heirloom with a meaningful design or want to treat yourself to something that’s entirely your own, the Deejo custom knives are a great option. From decking out your own viking-inspired knife or keeping it minimal with your favorite saying, your knife carries your story. Hit up the link below to start building it out for yourself.

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Take Your EDC to the Next Level With Glow Rhino’s Tritium Essentials

Take Your EDC to the Next Level With Glow Rhino’s Tritium Essentials

Widely used in watches, tools, compasses, and military gear, tritium is a self-powered light source that doesn’t require batteries or an outside charge, making it perfect for applications that require visibility in low-light environments. Naturally, this makes tritium an ideal upgrade to our EDC gear, allowing our essentials to be more visible during a night-time adventure or camping trip without requiring external light sources.

Glow Rhino believes that our EDC shouldn’t quit just because the lights do. With nearly 30 years of experience adapting tritium to various solutions in the defense industry, they’ve applied that expertise by creating a wide range of products using tritium to enhance the tools we carry every day.

Prometheus Design Werx's Outstanding Outerwear for the Coming Cold

While it’s easy to get away with old shorts and a t-shirt during the hotter summer months, winter forces you to think extra hard about what you wear outside. The colder seasons require pieces that are not only warm but also tough enough to withstand extreme weather. Whether you make a living working outdoors, have an inconvenient commute that exposes you to the elements more than you would like, or know that you’ll shovel the driveway soon, some tough jackets and hoodies are always a worthy investment.

That’s where Prometheus Design Werx comes in. The company makes all kinds of EDC tools and goodies, but it also has an impressive apparel line that can make all the difference in the coming months. The pieces highlighted here are some of the options that showcase how the company takes staple cold-weather clothing you might find on your father’s coat rack, given a modern twist. The clever designs, rigid materials, and the fact that they’re made entirely in the USA make them worthy of attention if you want to upgrade your cold-weather gear.

Trending: Pro-Tech TR-3 Automatic Knife

Trending: Pro-Tech TR-3 Automatic Knife

With the Pro-Tech TR-3, the brand continues to offer a high-performance side-opening automatic with a classic profile. “TR” in the model name stands for “Tactical Response,” something you’ll immediately understand when you hit the push button near the hilt to deploy its 3.5" blade. Ground from premium 154CM stainless steel, the blade provides an edge with almost no downsides for EDC use: high hardness for tough tasks, excellent wear resistance for less maintenance downtime, and good corrosion resistance that lets you take it into any environment.

With its drop point shape and compound grind, it serves equally well as a tool for everyday tasks and a worthy companion for tactical situations. At 8" long open and 5.04 ounces, the Pro-Tech TR-3 fills the hand very well as a heavy-duty workhorse knife. The precision-milled titanium handle features grooves on the show side and jimping in multiple areas to help with grip. When you’re done, it locks up by depressing the same push button and folding the blade back in. The slim 0.49" thick profile and pocket clip help you tuck it away till you need it again.

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Sleek New Slicers from SOG for 2023

Founded in 1986, SOG is anything but a newcomer to the EDC scene. But in recent years, they’ve reinvented themselves with a fresh look, dedication to modern day materials and features, while keeping their original design process driven by feedback from elite law enforcement, military, and tactical users. The result is a slew of excellent EDC knives and tools to satisfy most EDCer’s needs, from materials to colors to functionality.

In this roundup we’re highlighting some of the brand’s newest and most interesting offerings: The Terminus (an EDC knife we’ve awarded best in show), the ultra-sleek Ultra XR folder, and the Flash series of assisted knives and multi-tools. If you’re looking for practical tools with tactical roots as an upgrade for yourself or a gift for the EDCer on your list, don’t miss these.

Terminus XR Damascus

This new release ushers in the ancient artform of forged Damascus steel to a modern classic in the popular Terminus XR knife. Unlike many other modern knives on the market, the Terminus XR Damascus uses true Damascus steel made the authentic way of folding layers of steel to create its iconic wavy pattern. 10Cr15CoMoV steel, which is equivalent to Japanese VG-10, is folded over to forge the blade, then cryogenically heat-treated for added performance. The result is a one-of-a-kind pattern on the blade resembling waves on the surface of the sea. When paired with its subdued G10 and Carbon Fiber handle, it achieves a classy look without compromising modern features and functionality like SOG's ambidextrous XR lock and rear flipper tab deployment. With a sticker price of under $100, this is a fairly affordable way to experience a one of a kind damascus steel blade in your EDC too.

Terminus XR Damascus

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Trending: Chris Reeve Knives Inkosi

Trending: Chris Reeve Knives Inkosi

For knife enthusiasts, Chris Reeve needs no introduction. His most iconic design, the Sebenza, has earned the title of “grail” knife for many EDCers for its innovative Reeve Integral Lock (commonly known as a frame lock on knives from other brands that eventually adopted this mechanism) and premium steel from Crucible on its blade. The Inkosi is an evolution of the Sebenza designed with EDC in mind. It retains a similar slim, minimalist design as the Sebenza but with more prominent choils for better ergonomics in hand. It boasts the signature Reeve Integral Lock in its titanium handles to secure its CPM S35VN steel blade.

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The Ridge Basecamp Orange Collection

The Ridge Basecamp Orange Collection

Orange has had a long history and association with everyday and emergency gear. Its loud, highly visible hue makes it ideal for quick identification, especially against the more neutral tones of nature, making it an excellent accent for adventure and the outdoors. And against the dark colors of EDC gear like bags and pouches, orange makes for an effective interior contrasting color so you can quickly find and retrieve what you need. But if you need even more orange in your life, The Ridge has you covered with the new Basecamp Orange collection, which brings the color’s hi-vis properties to their tried-and-true trio of everyday essentials.

It starts, of course, with The Ridge Basecamp Orange Wallet. Its outer plates are constructed from reliable T6 6061 aluminum alloy, giving it aerospace-grade strength and corrosion resistance without adding too much weight. The orange gets applied via a powder coat treatment, giving the wallet a matte, rough finish with a unique, grippy texture that’s also exceptionally durable against bumps and scratches. And like all Ridge Wallets, the Basecamp Orange comes with the ability to hold up to 12 cards, RFID blocking, cash carry options in a Cash Strap or Money Clip, and a lifetime warranty to keep it going for a lifetime of adventure.

The best adventures are the ones you share, and the Basecamp Orange Collection comes with an equally colorful cast of companions to go with the wallet. The Scout is a bolt-action pen with a fun and fidgetable action built into a seriously robust T6 6061 aluminum construction. It takes its color via ceramic paint, which adheres better to its cylindrical shape, with a black Manganese spring steel clip as a contrast. Last but not least is its pressurized ballpoint refill which gives it reliable writing performance no matter where the adventure takes you.

And for organizing and silencing your jangly keychain, the Basecamp Orange KeyCase secures up to six of your keys via a patent pending tension plate system, with said plates taking on the collection’s signature color and texture through the same powder coating treatment as the Ridge Wallet.

Whether making an eye-searing statement or adding hi-vis functionality to your daily carry, The Ridge Basecamp Orange collection is hard to miss. You can shop the collection at the links below and save 10% off your order as a reader of Everyday Carry with code EDC10.

Basecamp Orange Wallet

Basecamp Orange Scout Pen

Basecamp Orange KeyCase

Trending: Leatherman Wave+ Multi-tool

Trending: Leatherman Wave+ Multi-tool

For many people in the EDC community, Leatherman’s line of multi-tools is the be-all and end-all when it comes to butterfly-style tools for everyday carry. And for years, the Wave+ has been the standard by which all others are judged. With 18 tools including strong needle-nose pliers, a replaceable wire cutter, straight edge and serrated knives, a saw that can be accessed while the wool is closed, and interchangeable screwdriver bits, the Wave+ has just about everything you need for EDC. And it does all this while still being contained in a relatively small package that still fits your pockets.

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