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CargoWorks Recon 15 Laptop Backpack

When you rely heavily on your daily set of tools, it makes sense to get the most durable gear available. But for many of you, your most essential tool is your laptop. And let's be honest, they're more expensive and fragile than the rest of your EDC. So if your kit revolves around your laptop and tech gadgets, it pays to protect those investments in a well-organized bag. CargoWorks have been making durable packs with your laptop in mind, and their newest Recon 15 brings tactical bag features to your highly connected, on-the-go lifestyle.

Like a traditional assault pack, the Recon 15 sports a narrow profile for added mobility in the city. Despite its slim silhouette, it manages to pack in 8 external pockets and 10 internal pockets with enough room left for a 15” laptop and tablet. And with all those pockets, it's impressively easy to access your gear, thanks to thoughtful pocket placement on the outside of the bag. For example, you've got three zippered compartments within arms reach without even having to take the bag off: one on the shoulder strap and one on each “wing” of the supportive hip belt.

With the bag off, you can get to your gear quickly via a top-access dump pocket, a fully organized admin panel in the front, and a bottom pocket for bulkier accessories. A small MOLLE grid on the front of the bag gives you even more ways to carry. Durable materials like 500D Cordura nylon and YKK zippers bring a heavy-duty feel to the bag, but its empty weight of 2lb makes it a comfortable EDC. You can grab one from Cargo Works at their website via the link below.

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Gifts For Men - Your Buying Guide to Everyday Carry

If you’re like us, finding the right gear to EDC for ourselves is hard enough. Trying to find a gift for another like-minded EDCer can be daunting, if not utterly exhausting. How do you pick something they’ll appreciate, actually use, and be proud to carry? Our Everyday Carry gift guide should help.

Ruler Bracelet

Find yourself conflicted when it comes to wearing accessories that aren’t, in some way or another, functional? At least it’s a non-issue with the Ruler Bracelet, a collaborative project between Work Hard Anywhere and LA-based leather brand The Goods. Available in both 14-inch and 16-inch versions, the Ruler Bracelet is handmade of leather in the USA and features an imperial ruler on one side as well as a metric one on the other… (via GearHungry)

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Leather Valet Tray by LegacyBrandLeather

Having a place to put your EDC at the end of the day is just as important as where you carry it. This leather valet tray by Legacy Brand Leather provides a place for your keys, wallet, knife, flashlight, and more whether you’re at home or on the road. Having a place for your essentials while traveling ensures that things don’t get lost or misplaced. The tray conveniently folds flat with just a few quick snaps of its all-brass hardware so you can easily pack it with the rest of your luggage. Handmade from brown dyed leather and available with a personalized monogram, this tray could be your EDC’s new home.


Sponsored: The EDCer's Guide to Glasses on a Budget

Lots of us carry and wear glasses on a daily basis to help us with just about everything we do: working, reading, driving, and so much more. So it’s not hard to see why it's important to find a pair that meet your personal needs. It might come as a surprise, but the same features you’d look for in any other type of EDC gear apply to your daily specs too. In this guide, we’ll narrow in on the most EDC-focused factors to consider to help you buy prescription glasses online that'll last long and look great without breaking the bank.

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Camo Carry Essentials

Our friends at HYPEBEAST know a thing or two about stylish accessories and essentials. Today, they’re launching their custom footwear collection exclusively made for them by Singaporean-based designer Mark Ong, better known by sneakerheads as SBTG. In this limited release, SBTG imparts a military-inspired “AWOL Camo” motif to Nike’s popular runner, the Air Huarache, as well as classic heat in the Air Force 1.

The HYPEBEAST team shared a few of their picks for stylish, functional gear with us to round out the shoe’s military camo theme.

Cielo Stainless Steel Pill Holder

Efficiently storing small items for everyday carry and use has always been a challenge, and an Altoids tin can't always get the job done. Cielo is a brand dedicated to solving this problem, and their Peacock Collection bridges the gap between storage form and function. Their pill holder is a stainless steel container that comes either with or without a split ring attachment, making it easy to wear around your neck or stow on a keychain. Its multifaceted exterior and rectangular cap also provide better retrieval and grip for opening and closing. At a total height of 2.2 inches and weighing only 1.3 ounces, the pill holder is an attractive carry option that takes up the least amount of space needed for your essentials.


J. L. Lawson & Co. EDC Top

Fidgeters rejoice! As much fun as it may be to fiddle with your EDC knife or lighter, it may not always be appropriate in public. J.L. Lawson & Co have crafted a pocket trinket to keep you occupied. The EDC top is manually machined from solid copper bar stock to ensure balance and quality. The wear-resistant tungsten carbide tip is hand-pressed into the top’s body. This method of construction prevents wear and allows the top to easily reach a spin time of 6 minutes. If you’ve been looking to add something unique and fun to your EDC, check out the EDC Top available from our friends at Huckberry.


Octovo Titanium Comb

The last comb you’ll ever buy? Definitely. Unless you lose it. Octovo’s Titanium Comb is milled from lightweight Grade 5 titanium — the same that’s used in high performance aerospace, marine, and motorsport applications. It also sports two tooth sizes and is both durable and corrosion-resistant. Its sleek, raw finish couples especially well with the included Chestnut Italian vegetable tanned leather sleeve.

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Suigeneric Waxed Canvas Watch Straps

One of the quickest and easiest ways to breathe new life into your favorite EDC watch is by slapping on a fresh strap. For New York-based men’s accessories company Suigeneric, stylish straps are their specialty. Their newest Spring collection features bright, striking patterns to match your warmer weather fit. But it’s more than just their looks that make these cotton fabric straps special — they’re waxed and sewn by hand. The result is a more rugged, water-repellant material that held up enough for sailors to use back in the day. The slightly faded finish they take on goes great with well-worn military timepieces too. Check out their Spring collection to pick up something new for your wrist, or browse their keychains for other dope patterned waxed canvas to tuck into your back pocket.


The Spirit of St. Louis by Armogan

Mixing design from the 1920’s with modern flair, the Spirit of St. Louis is a classically styled chronograph from Armogan. The 44mm face is large enough to make a statement, but still plenty wearable in any situation. A slim, polished stainless steel case, soft suede leather strap, and slightly curved glass all add up to a handsome-looking watch. The chronograph is powered by a Japanese Miyota OS00 movement and will keep ticking for up to five years without needing a replacement battery. The movement boasts a day/date display as well as 30-minute and 12-hour stopwatch sub-dials. Not only do the sub-dials provide a vintage aviation aesthetic, but they’re also ideal for keeping track of daily tasks. Pick up the best-selling chrono for your EDC on sale from our friends at Huckberry at the link below.


Native Union Belt Cable Review


Not all cables are designed with carry in mind. As a result, stock cables or cheap alternatives tend to tangle, fray, or end up becoming a hassle to carry in general. Native Union, on the other hand, puts plenty of thought into something as simple as our charge/sync cables. They sent over their BELT Cable for me to check out — here’s my quick review.

MAKR Wallets Review


Coming off a streak of handling mostly modern minimalist cardholders, I decided to take a look at other interesting, EDC-worthy wallets. Taking some suggestions from our readers who prefer more traditional materials, I opted for wallets made from leather. 

Not just any leather, though. I was aiming high.

I reached out to a local leather goods and carry brand — MAKR out of Orlando, FL. They’ve been in the leather goods game for years, hand-crafting high quality wallets, keychains, and other essentials. They graciously sent over some samples for me to test.

In this review, I’ll go over two of my favorites: the Round Wallet in Matte Navy and the Zip Slim Wallet in Charcoal. There are enough similarities in these wallets to do a double-feature review, but they’re unique enough on their own to deserve some specific commentary.

DAFT Custom Combs

Keep your hair in check with a customized comb by DAFT. The comb itself is made of a super-durable material similar to what they use in aircraft windshields. Solid brass hardware keeps the comb together and cleverly placed magnets keep it closed. The brushed finish on its built-to-last stainless steel body keeps unsightly scratches at bay. There’s also a built in bottle opener to pop open your favorite beverage. At 4.4” in length and just over .25” thin, the Daft comb will easily go unnoticed in your pocket. Add a personal touch like initials or a phrase to your comb with their easy-to-use Custom Design Feature and preview it before you order.

DAFT has offered up an exclusive discount for readers of Everyday Carry — you can use code “5WHYS6LZ” at checkout to take advantage!