It’s pretty easy to find everyday carry gear in all black, gray, or even tan. The truth is, those dark and muted colors are popular because they are easy to match, maintain, and they don’t draw too much attention. But a part of your everyday carry is immutably tied to your personal style. And if you’re not a black ops field agent or a metalhead, you might not want to drape yourself in all black all the time. And you don’t have to. Apply a little bit of elbow grease to your EDC gear search technique and you can find some truly superb tools and items in a whole rainbow of colors. And you can choose to match or clash, accordingly. As we frequently find that our attire tends to be a bit on the drab side, carrying a bright – perhaps even jolting – complement of EDC gear gives a little bit of character to an otherwise dim look.
Fisher Space Pen Bullet
Probably the greatest pen ever to have been created, the Fisher Space Pen Bullet is small enough to carry in your pocket every day, but it also opens into a balanced full-sized writing utensil that can write upside-down, underwater, or in zero gravity.
The Ridge Polycarbonate Wallet + Cash Strap
Made from the same material as bulletproof glass, this minimalist wallet can hold up to 12 cards, some cash, offers RFID-blocking technology, and only weighs 1.6 ounces in total. Good luck finding a more capable front pocket wallet anywhere else.
Prometheus Lights Beta-QRV2 Flashlight
Equipped with a quick-release keychain attachment, this handy EDC flashlight produces a range of 15-60 lumens, can run for up to 4 hours, and actually functions with multiple battery chemistries. If you don’t already have an everyday carry torch, you can’t go wrong with this one.
The James Brand Elko Keychain Knife
Imbued with the same attention to detail and super high quality as all of their other products, the new James Brand Elko keychain knife is built from a combination of Sandvik steel, anodized aluminum, and stainless steel. And, on top of being an excellent cutting tool, it also works as a bottle opener, screwdriver, and prybar.
Timex Weekender Rip-Stop Cordura Watch
You can never go wrong with a Timex Weekender wristwatch. And this reliable timepiece has the added benefit of coming with a rip-stop nylon band, to boot. Truly, for a budget watch, you can’t do better than this.