Everyday Carry

Release Roundup: Bags, Boots, Bolts, and Brews

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
Release Roundup: Bags, Boots, Bolts, and Brews

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We’re closing in on Black Friday, so there’s no stopping the steady stream of awesome EDC and lifestyle gear. In this quick  roundup we highlight some of the best new gear to hit our desks this week. Check out our picks below.

Aer Travel Pack 2 Huckberry Exclusive

The Travel Pack 2 is the second iteration of Aer’s pioneer bag, whose design and features helped build the foundations modern Aer bags are known for, including the now-signature front panel design (seen recently in the latest City Collection), the use of 1680D CORDURA nylon, and an ensemble of beefy YKK zippers, Duraflex hardware, and a comfortable system of padded straps, handles, and mesh. An exclusive collaboration with Huckberry gives this 33L all-in-one travel bag a verdant olive colorway in a 900D eco-dyed exterior, paired with a contrasting blazing orange interior usually seen in Aer’s X-Pac offerings. If you’ve been curious about onebag travel, looking to try out one of Aer’s greats, or simply want to add a subtle color to your everyday carry options, this is the perfect collaboration to pick up.

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Benchmade Longhand and Shorthand Bolt-Action Pens

It’s been a while since Benchmade released a machined pen, so they’re going big with two models of their latest release, the Longhand and Shorthand bolt-action pens. The two models differ in length (4.62“ and 3.49” respectively), but share a unified body design in machined stainless steel or black 6061-T6 aluminum, with knurling at just the right spots for an effective grip. They both use the iconic and reliable Fisher refill, deployed via an AXIS-style action with a familiar flat bolt seen on many of their signature knives. Last but not least, and in keeping with the pens’ overbuilt theme, a beefy clip takes care of carry duty.

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Vasque Talus WT NTX Boot

The Talus WT NTX is a winterized boot built on one of Vasque’s signature hiking models. To keep out the cold and the wet, the WT adds 200 grams of Nature-Therm recycled insulation, a Nature-Tex 50% recycled waterproof membrane, and a weather-resistant, PU-coated leather upper for maximum weather resistance. The molded EVA midsole is high-rebound for comfort with a TPU shank for stability, and paired with a ColdHold compound outsole for a reliable step on snow- and ice-covered surfaces. Using the Talus WT NTX to hike in the outdoors also helps sustain it, thanks to earth-friendly recycled materials used in nearly every aspect of the boot.

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Super Coffee White Chocolate Peppermint

For many of us, the “C” in EDC stands for “coffee,” and is without a doubt a staple to get every day started. Super Coffee is offering a healthier (and tastier) alternative just in time for the holidays, with a White Chocolate Peppermint drink sweetened with sugar- and carb-free monk fruit. Even with its unique blend of protein, antioxidants, and MCT oil it’s only 70 calories per bottle, and also available as a pod for your favorite coffee machine. Super Coffee are also backing their brew with a positive promise—if for any reason you’re unhappy with their drink, they’ll refund you in full, with no questions asked.

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Vital Carry Mini-B Bolt-Action Pen

Bobby Davis’s latest machined product is his most EDCable yet, with the 3“ Mini-B offering a compact writing solution to add to your stationery kit. Its three offerings in aluminum, brass, and titanium (with aluminum, brass, and copper, accent options) is also a great way to match the rest of your metal essentials. The Mini-B ships with the Schmidt D1 refill, and is machined in the USA from solid metal bars. There’s only a limited stock of 100 of the titanium option, so check the link below to grab them before they’re gone.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.