Just off the coast of downtown San Diego, California and connected to the mainland via a famous bridge of the same name as well as an artificial tombolo known as the Silver Strand, there’s a small former island called Coronado. Famous for being the home of the Hotel Del — a historic Victorian structure known for its appearance in the Marilyn Monroe film Some Like it Hot — and actually classified as its own independent city, Coronado is also the longtime home of NAB (Naval Amphibious Base) Coronado. If that facility’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because it functions as the training ground for the Navy SEALs — some of the most lauded, respected, and capable special operations soldiers in the world. It’s these Frogmen that have inspired this week’s tactical-focused everyday carry loadout.
Armatus Vita Kydex EDC Wallet
Crafted in the USA from mil-spec Kydex, the Armatus Vita is one of the toughest wallets around. Plus, it is slim and minimalist enough to slip into even the most crowded of pockets. And it manages all of that while still having enough room for up to eight cards and cash.
SOG Baton Q4 Multi-Tool
The problem with many multi-tools is that, even when folded, they’re not exactly east to slip into a pocket. The SOG Baton Q4, by contrast, takes up about as much space as an EDC pen when closed and opens to unveil six handy tools that include a magnetic hex driver, pliers, a knife, can and bottle openers, and so much more.
Spyderco Canis Folding Knife
Designed by Kelly McCann — one of the world’s leading experts in counterterrorism, antiterrorism, close combat, and all aspects of security — this aggressive new Spyderco tactical folding knife is something to behold. Along with its carbon fiber/G10 handle scales, it features a CPM-S30V stainless steel Wharncliffe blade, high-strength Compression lock, and four-position pocket clip.
Luminox Pacific Diver 3121 Watch
Luminox actually trades in dive-ready watches for some of the most extreme temperatures and operatives on the planet. And their Pacific Diver was specifically built to pay homage to the Navy SEALs. It boasts a Swiss Ronda 515 movement, it’s waterproof to 200 meters, and it features a 316L stainless steel case with a CARBONOX rotating dive timer bezel. Not to mention, its luminous markings were made to glow for 25 years.