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Everyday Carry: Daily Grind

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In the world of everyday carry, we can sometimes get bogged down in the details. Maybe we feel like carrying a novel knife one day featuring a unique blade steel, or wearing a particularly special vintage watch. That’s all well and good, but at the end of the day, the true purpose of everyday carry gear is to help us get through our day. A loadout should consist of dependable workhorse items that won’t fail us in our mundane tasks day in and day out, and that’s the mindset we used when putting together this week’s pocket dump of EDC gear that’s tailor-made for the daily grind.

The James Brand The Ellis

If you’re in the market for a convenient EDC knife that also fills the need for a pocket multi-tool, then it’s tough to beat the Ellis. One of The James Brand’s latest offerings, the totally redesigned new Ellis features a 2.6” drop point blade made of Sandvik 12C27 steel. But since knives aren’t the perfect tool for every task you’re likely to encounter in a day, the Ellis also packs in a pair of scissors — TJB’s first — as well as the brand’s “All-Things” scraper/flat-head screwdriver/pry tool.

Purchase: $109

Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve

Your wallet may be an afterthought compared to the rest of your everyday carry gear, but once you start carrying a Bellroy, you’ll start seeing the value in a high-quality and innovative money carrier. Sitting near the top of the stylish brand’s stable is the Apex Slim Sleeve, a wildly unorthodox bifold that features a stitchless, pre-molded leather body, a snappy magnetic closing system, convenient one-handed opening, RFID protection, and room for 6-8 cards and cash.

Purchase: $129

Sony LinkBuds S

If wireless earbuds are a critical part of your daily routine, then Sony’s new LinkBuds S are here to revolutionize your listening experience. Rather than being intended for putting on and tuning out (though you can still do so if you want), these earbuds are designed to be worn all day long, regardless of what else you’ve got going on. They feature Sony’s Adaptive Sound Control, which automatically adjusts between noise-canceling and ambient sound depending on your surroundings. On top of that, the buds are extremely lightweight, sweat-resistant, and boast 20 hours of battery life with the charging case.

Purchase: $198

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M

Watch enthusiasts are always on the search for the perfect “GADA” watch, a watch capable of “going anywhere and doing anything.” And Omega may just have the perfect example in the Aqua Terra. A member of the Swiss brand’s legendary Seamaster line, the Aqua Terra features styling that’s equally at home on the beach and in the boardroom. But looks are just a part of the story. The AT is also incredibly capable as a daily driver, with 150m water resistance, an ultra-wearable 38mm case size, magnetic resistance to 15,000 Gauss, and a METAS-certified Master Chronometer movement.

Purchase: $5,500+