While they often seem as different as black and white, the wilderness and the city actually have a lot more in common than you might first think — it just depends on your perspective. Travel into an unfamiliar forest and you’re likely to be disoriented and taken aback by the towering trees and foreign landscape. The same can happen in metropolitan environments but with buildings in place of the thick flora. That is, after all, why it’s often referred to as the “urban jungle.” It’s this juxtaposition that inspired this week’s everyday carry pocket dump. Adorned with a color palette you might see deep in the wilds, this collection of sleek EDC gear is perfect for city-dwelling explorers. But, if you did find yourself in a real jungle, you might find each and every piece plenty tough to survive through whatever task nature might throw at you.
The James Brand Halifax Keychain Multi-Tool
Sleek and beautiful in its design, The James Brand’s one-piece multi-tool is crafted from lightweight and ultra-tough billet titanium with a handsome black Cerakote finish. And it packs in 6+ built-in functions that include screwdrivers, a pry bar/scraper, a bottle opener, and more. Not bad for a TSA-compliant keychain EDC tool.
Pioneer Carry Flyfold 10XD Ripstop Bifold
Made from a fabric that’s waterproof, abrasion- and tear-resistant, washing machine-safe, and ten times stronger than steel, Pioneer Carry’s Flyfold bifold wallet is one of the toughest ever made. And, in case that’s not enough to catch your eye, it’s also gorgeous, can hold up to ten cards and cash, and has built-in RFID-blocking tech. Pick this bad boy up and you’ll never need another wallet again.
Benchmade 318 Proper Knife
In classic Benchmade fashion, they’ve produced one of the most stunningly-beautiful slipjoint knives we’ve ever laid eyes upon. But it’s also a formidable folder, as it features a blade crafted from CPMS30V steel, has Micarta handle scales, and was made entirely in the USA. Of course, it also comes with the brand’s lifetime warranty.
Unimatic U1-DZN Automatic Watch
Inspired by traditional military dive watches, this modern take on the classic timepiece is both formidable in its construction and remarkably reliable in regards to its time-keeping ability. That’s because it’s powered by a Seiko NH35A self-winding automatic movement (with a 41-hour power reserve), which is encased behind an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a DLC-coated stainless steel case — giving it 30-bar water-resistance in the process.
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