First grown domestically on a large-scale in the Middle East — more specifically, the Persian Empire — limes have a long and storied history that ties directly into the expansion of human civilization. In fact, limes were a regular allowance to British sailors during the Age of Exploration, helping to prevent the onset of scurvy. That’s actually from where the slang term, “limey,” comes. Today, limes are mostly associated with Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American cuisine, as well as beer and cocktails. They also offer quite a few health benefits, including improving digestive health, regulating sugar absorption in diabetics, and preventing and aiding in the fight against diseases (like gout, heart disease, and cholera). Furthermore (and perhaps most importantly for our purposes), they boast a bright green colorway that, when imbued into your everyday carry, can add a much-needed pop of color to an otherwise drab EDC loadout. It’s with this in mind that we assembled this week’s pocket dump.
Flowfold Card Holder Wallet
Made with actual recycled sailcloth, this minimalist front pocket wallet is insanely thin (measuring up with about the same depth as a credit card or two), supremely resilient (it’s waterproof, abrasion-resistant, and nearly impossible to tear), and light enough that it actually floats on water. It also holds a handful of cards and cash, is made in the USA, and has a lifetime warranty.
Opinel No. 8 Outdoor Survival Knife
If you’re going to carry a folding blade with you into the great outdoors, you should probably make it the Opinel No. 8 Survival Knife. Not only is the Sandvik stainless steel partially-serrated blade extremely durable, but the handle it’s attached to is also resistant to shock, humidity, and extreme temperatures. It also locks (courtesy of the brand’s Virobloc safety ring), has an emergency 110-decibel built-in whistle, and has a shackle key cutout in the blade.
The James Brand Benton Pen
The James Brand’s first foray into writing utensils, the Benton is a remarkable pen crafted from stainless steel with a laser-etched grip to keep it secure in your grasp. It also features a clicker mechanism that doubles as a lanyard attachment point, comes with a Schmidt 900 M ink cartridge (which can be easily replaced), has a steel pocket clip, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Suunto Core Outdoor Smartwatch
Like much of the brand’s catalogue, the Suunto Core is a smartwatch with an impressive array of capabilities designed for use in the great outdoors — most typically inline with the needs of athletes. Amongst others, this one’s features include an onboard barometer, altimeter, and compass; it can even measure depths. Perfect for hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, and more, this is a superb all-terrain smartwatch that can even measure depths.
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