While it once felt like social distancing mandates and lockdown orders had no end in sight, the world has increasingly started returning to its pre-pandemic normal. Bars and restaurants are opening, sporting events and movie theaters are allowing in droves of customers, and much of the workforce has begun commuting to and from the office. With so many returning to the daily grind, we felt now was the perfect time to piece together this curated, everyday carry-focused selection of the best gear on Amazon for February 2023.
Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet
Measuring 8.25″ x 3.05″ when open and 4.125″ x 3.05″ when folded closed, the Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet is a rugged, tactically-inspired EDC item that’s crafted using RF welded seams and a reinforced polymer fabric with an anti-slip texture. Chemical resistant and non-hygroscopic, this wallet also boasts a polymer lining, RFID protection, and card slots with rounded corners for easy card entry and removal.
Gerber Prybrid Tool
Tipping the scales at under 3oz, the Gerber Prybrid is an ultra-pocketable multi-tool that spans just 4.25” while packing just under a dozen tools and functions. This includes a pry bar, a nail puller, a wire stripper, small and large flathead drivers, a bottle opener, a cord-cut notch, and a retractable standard utility blade. Backed by the Gerber Guarantee warranty, the entire tool is constructed around a G10 handle.
Vault by Pelican V100 Multi-Purpose Hard Case
Made from an insanely rugged, crushproof high-impact polymer, the Vault by Pelican V100 Multi-Purpose Hard Case is a top-shelf gear storage vessel that features heavy-duty handles, push-button latches, and stainless steel lock hasps. Inside, the hard case boasts impact-absorbing standard-density foam that can be customized to accommodate an enormous variety of different items, gadgets, and pieces of gear.
Olight Arkfeld EDC Flashlight
Designed from the ground up specifically for everyday carry duties, the Olight Arkfeld is a compact multi-function flashlight that features five brightness settings, a green laser pointer, an IPX7 rating, a built-in 1,050-mAh Lithium polymer battery, and a main LED light that boasts a 331’ throw and a maximum lumen output of 1,000. Best of all, the entire light comes in a super compact aluminum alloy body measuring just 4.3” long, 0.98” wide, and 0.59” thick.
Bellroy Venture Sling 9L
Backed by a three-year warranty, the Bellroy Venture Sling 9L is an EDC-focused crossbody bag that boasts 9 liters of storage space — just enough needed to accommodate one’s daily work or play essentials. Crafted around a shell composed of a durable, water-resistant woven fabric that’s made from recycled materials, the Venture Sling 9L comes outfitted with a padded back and bottom, a bevy of internal pockets and organizers, a self-compressing expandable gusset, a shoulder strap with quick-release buckles, and a main water-resistant zipper that runs the entire length of the bag.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses
Offered in 20 different lens and frame color options, the Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses are an iconic pair of men’s shades that sport a plastic frame that houses a set of non-polarized crystal lenses. And, while this particular model features a middle-of-the-road 55mm width, this same pair is also offered in 52mm and 58mm sizes.
Timex Expedition North Field Post Solar Watch
Water resistant down to 330’, the Timex Expedition North Field Post Solar Watch is a modern solar-powered take on a timeless military-inspired field watch. This timepiece is pieced together around a 41mm stainless steel case with a gunmetal finish and an olive full Arabic numeral dial with lume-painted hands under a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Paired with the case is a 20mm double-layered fabric slip-thru strap.
Arc’teryx Trino SL Hoody
Designed to offer an unrestricted range of motion, the Arc’teryx Trino SL Hoody is a lightweight yet robust jacket that’s constructed around a Teslin soft shell — a heavily abrasion-resistant air-permeable four-way stretch woven textile. Offered in multiple color options, the jacket is also heavily breathable, allowing moisture vapor to vent out, thereby bolstering temperature regulation.
Benchmade Bailout Knife
Spanning 8.07″ overall, the Benchmade Bailout is a tactically-inspired everyday carry knife that’s comprised of an AXIS lock-equipped textured aluminum handle-set that’s been paired with a 3.38” Tanto-style blade crafted from CPM M4 steel. Made in America, the Bailout has been treated to an integrated lanyard loop and a carbide glass breaker, a reversible mini deep-carry pocket clip, dual-thumb stud openers, and bronze pivot washers.
Master & Dynamic MW75
Crafted out of a combination of tempered glass, anodized aluminum, and lambskin leather, the Master & Dynamic MW75 is a pair of high-end over-ear wireless headphones that feature a custom-tuned set of 40mm Beryllium drivers. Other noteworthy elements on the MW75 include Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX Adaptive technology and a 100’ range, an adjustable EQ, connectivity to the M&D app, a battery that offers 28 hours of playback and can gain an extra six hours of life after just 15 minutes of charging, two ambient listening modes, and best-in-class talk quality thanks to four beam-forming microphones and acoustically tuned mesh.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon for January 2023
Want to check out another curated selection of quality item currently available on the online retail giant? Then be sure to check out last month’s installment of the best gear on Amazon for more hand-selected offerings — this time with an outdoor and commuter-focused twist.