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Everyday Carry: Cloak & Dagger

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There’s a reason so much tactical gear, even in the everyday carry space, features muted colorways — often with a heavy lean toward the black end of the spectrum. You see, when an operator is attempting to gather intel, they have to stay as incognito as possible, so as to not draw attention to themselves. This is far easier to do while blending into the background and sticking to the shadows. Blacked-out gear can help in this endeavor a tremendous amount, as (in the right circumstances) it won’t draw too many eyes to what is likely a pretty formidable loadout of gear. While your life might not be on par with the Jason Bournes, Ethan Hunts, and Harry Taskers of the world, you can still fill your pockets with some truly impressive and altogether sleek and sinister EDC gear that wouldn’t be out of place in the pockets of a secret agent. In fact, that’s exactly what we have for you today in this clandestine-inspired everyday carry loadout.

Luminox Bear Grylls MASTER Series 3745 Watch

Another exceptional outdoor-focused release in the partnership between Luminox and celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls, the MASTER Series 3745 is the ideal sidekick for all your off-the-beaten-path adventures — and it might just save your life in the process. Powered by an always-accurate RONDA 5030.D Swiss-made quartz movement, this survival chronograph boasts an incredibly rugged CARBONOX+ case with a unidirectional rotating hybrid dive timer/compass bezel, a water-resistance rating good for depths of up to 300m, and it has a rubber strap with an integrated mini compass — which can actually be removed for simpler operation. If you’re going to get lost in the woods, this is the watch that will help you make it back out again.

Purchase: $975

Trayvax Armored Summit Wallet

Brilliantly blending both tactical and minimalist elements, the Trayvax Armored Summit Wallet is slim and small enough to stash in your front pocket, yet it can still hold up to seven cards and five bills — which will remain protected by its 95.1% RFID-blocking melonite-finished stainless steel armor plate. As if that’s not enough, it also boasts an integrated bottle opener and it was made in the USA.

Purchase: $35

SOG Pentagon XR Tactical Knife

Made specifically for use as a self-defense tool for professional applications, the SOG Pentagon XR is a sleek and concealable tactical knife that’s tough enough to survive hard usage on the battlefield. And it’s made that way courtesy of its tough G10 handle, XR locking mechanism, and cryogenically heat-treated CTS XHP stainless steel spear-point blade. This isn’t so much a knife, as it is a superb secret weapon.

Purchase: $175

SureFire E2D Defender Tactical Flashlight

One of the best tactical flashlights available on the market, the Surefire Defender E2D boasts an output range of 5-600 lumens, a TIR lens for a tight beam focus, an impact-resistant aluminum body (which goes brilliantly with its toothed impact bezel), a pocket clip, and a handy and simple tail button operation.

Purchase: $179