We’re not entirely sure when it happened or if it was just an inherent evolution, but at some point, it seems like people decided that city-going everyday carry and tactical gear were mutually exclusive. And while we can understand not wanting to haul around a mil-spec fighting fixed blade on your hip when you go to get your morning coffee, that doesn’t mean there isn’t value in combining the two categories into tactical and stylish hybrids. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with this week’s everyday carry loadout: gathered up a collection of gear that doesn’t separate looks from durability, sleekness from strength, or sophistication from functionality. This gear embraces all those facets to create something better — a synthesis we hope to see more of in the gear world.
Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet
Traditionally, bifold wallets can carry a lot of cash and cards, but they’re also fairly bulky. Magpul has managed to capture the same beefed-up carry capacity while keeping the wallet slim enough to slip into your front pocket with their DAKA bifold. Built from a reinforced, anti-slip polymer fabric with RF welded seams, this sleek wallet features two card sleeves, two internal pockets, and an easy-access cash slot for all of your loose bills. Resistant to just about everything you can throw at it (water, abrasion, filth, etc.) this wallet is proof that the tactical and stylish can coexist beautifully.
ESEE Candiru Neck Knife
Most fixed blade knives aren’t that great for everyday carry — a side-effect of their unwieldy, non-folding design. Neck knives, by contrast, are easy to haul around and can be worn out of the way, making them an excellent compromise. And the ESEE Candiru is one of the best, with its skeletonized 1095 powder-coated carbon steel construction, 5.125″ total length, and a molded polymer sheath. Small and discreet but also sturdy and reliable, this might just be the ultimate EDC fixed blade out there.
Nixon Regulus Watch
Probably most well known for their connection to surf culture, Nixon actually offers a variety of timepieces useful across a wide spectrum of activities and lifestyles. For instance, their Regulus watch was actually created with the help of the Special Operations corps of the United States. This digital watch was designed specifically to be easy to use, multi-functional, and (most importantly) to survive even the most extreme conditions. Water-resistant to 100m and boasting chronograph functionality, amongst a number of other features, this is a hardcore all-conditions timepiece through and through.