With just 2 weeks to go until an entire day dedicated to baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie is among us, we just couldn’t help but get a little pre-July 4th festive with this month’s Gallantry scoured guide. It’s the peak of summer no doubt, and while things are heating up out there we figured a little red white and blue patriotic loadout was in order.
It’s also for this reason that we worked to include a few USA-made items into this round-up. Including the likes of legacy brand Filson, and EDC specialist Machine Era. We also managed to include some essentials for those pocket knife welding and bourbon drinking individuals – though hopefully not at the same time – as well as a fine white-dial timepiece to make sure you’re ahead of schedule this leisurely holiday.
Word Dot Grid Pocket Notebook
If daily note-taking is part of the routine there’s no better medium onto which you can doodle and draw than Word’s Grid Pocket Notebook. Each piece features 48 pages complete with a unique 5mm dot grid pattern and is small enough to slide into your pocket at any time.
Keysmart Compact Key Holder
Looking for an easy yet efficient manner to keep your keys organized and sturdy? Keysmart offers this USA-made aircraft aluminum compact key holder that not only houses up to 8 keys but relieves you of that incessant jingle too often found with clunky keychains.
Mec Army IllumineX 4S
Keep those nights shining bright with a little help from this anodized aluminum IPX8 waterproof flashlight. Each Mec Army boasts both high and low output modes, 6 hours of battery life, and a maximum output of 130 lumens.
JBird Co Jumper Lanyard
Taking notice of the utility held by snap shackles atop sailing vessels, Jbird Co chose to affix one to this here Jumper Lanyard – made right here in the USA from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather.
Izola Classic Stainless Steel Flask
Depending on the environment, keeping a fistful of bourbon within arm’s reach is never a bad idea – especially when you consider keeping this canvas-sleeved 6 ounce Izola flask in your pocket throughout the journey.
Offering both accessibility and a slim front-pocket design, Fantom’s F10 aluminum wallet is the ideal grab and go pocket essential for those who favor light load outs. It boasts a quick-access card fanning mechanism, weighs in at 1 ounce, is only 8mm thick and the can hold anywhere between 6-10 cards.
Machine Era Field Pen
Even though it seems antiquated in the year 2018, keeping a pen handy can never steer you wrong. Especially when that pen is made right here in the USA and features a bolt-action deployment, a stainless steel body, and weighs just one 1 ounce.
Filson Ballistic Nylon Backpack
From the city streets to the local hills, this everyday carry pack is outfitted with a ballistic nylon exterior and rugged twill reinforced base for enhanced durability. Additionally, each Filson backpack comes equipped with a padded back panel, is water repellent, tear resistant, hosts 21 liters of storage space and a removable interior wool zippered pouch for quick access to key items on the go.
The James Brand County Knife
Any fan of well-designed pocket knives knows The James Brand. But what they might not know is that the sleek County Knife comes available in a stylish all-white G10 and 416 stainless steel handle along with its slip joint-style 2.5-inch Sandvik steel straight blade. No questions here.
Tsovet SVT-RM40 Watch
Boasting both form and function, this Tsovet watch features not only a traditional 12-hour dial but a utilitarian sub-minute dial for good measure. Plus, with water resistance up to 100 meters, a 316L stainless steel case, and a Swiss quartz Ronda 505 movement, functionality and durability are both on your side.
Scoured: Best Gear on Gallantry - May 2018
Looking for a little black and gold gear to jumpstart the rest of your go-to EDC stash. We got the goods here in last month’s Gallantry scoured roundup from May.