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Everyday Carry: Tangerine Dream

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Summer may be winding down, but our good vibes don’t need to go with it. We find that adding bright colors to our wardrobe and EDC, specifically shades of orange, really helps to brighten our mood — even in the coming weeks when summer gives way to the darker, colder months. It’s well documented that Frank Sinatra’s favorite color was orange, as the late crooner believed it to be the happiest color. And if it’s good enough for Frank, then it’s good enough for us. So brighten up your day with our citrus-tinged collection of EDC gear below.

The James Brand Redstone

Hiking and exploring the outdoors is fun, but generally speaking, the outdoor knives we take along with us don’t offer much in the way of a fun-loving spirit. Not so with The James Brand’s Redstone. This ultralight outdoor knife was designed with input from rock climber Savannah Cummins and comes in a slew of bright colors, like this tangerine number. But it’s built for serious use, too, with a partially-serrated Sandvik 12C27 blade, an ambidextrous slide-lock, and polypropylene “island” scales inspired by rock climbing holds.

Purchase: $89

Field Notes Expedition 3-Pack

Field Notes founder Aaron Draplin has collaborated with The James Brand in the past, so this trio of the brand’s trademark memo pads makes for the perfect companion to the Redstone. The 17th release in the brand’s long-running Quarterly Editions series, the Expedition is as rugged as memo pads get. Finished with an Antarctic Survey Orange cover, the entire book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper that’s both waterproof and tearproof.

Purchase: $15

Olight i5T Plus

A pocketable flashlight is a welcome addition to any EDC spread, and Olight consistently makes some of the best in the space. The i5T Plus boasts a lightweight aluminum body and puts out 550 lumens, thrown out in your choice of neutral white, warm white, and cool white color options. The torch also features both a pocket clip and a lanyard hole for versatile carrying.

Purchase: $40

NOMOS Club Campus

Designed by German luxury brand NOMOS to be the ideal starter watch for new collectors, the Club Campus brings a heavy dose of fun to your wrist — especially in this bright “Future Orange” colorway. The polished stainless steel case measures just 36mm across, making for a very comfortable fit, while power comes from NOMOS’ classic in-house manual-wind Alpha Caliber.

Purchase: $1,500+