Life can go by pretty fast nowadays, and sometimes your everyday carry gear needs to reflect that. We don’t always have the time to carefully consider which loadout we want to haul around for the day. Often, all you can do is grab enough to get you by and be on your way – though that doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice on quality or functionality. This week’s pocket dump has been put together specifically to illustrate that a small and basic collection of pocketable EDC gear can still keep your bases covered from sunup to sundown, so long as you do yourself a favor and get worthwhile gear in the first place. Careful consideration with your everyday carry purchases can ensure that even a grab-and-go set of gear can keep your prepared for anything.
Fenix LD15R Right-Angled Flashlight
This 500-lumen LED micro-USB rechargeable EDC flashlight from Fenix gets two things very right. First, the right-angle of the emitter makes it ideal for hands-free directional lighting, so you can work with two hands while still illuminating your workspace. Second, it features a magnetic tail cap, so you can attach it to vertical metal surfaces for a lot more versatility than other similar EDC flashlights.
Pioneer Carry The Matter Wallet
Built from a 10XD material that’s ten times stronger than steel, this nigh-indestructible bifold wallet can carry up to 8 cards, cash, and has a unique pocket-friendly vertical format. It also features the brand’s signature FutureForm technology that ensures it will mold to your usage over time – and it weighs a total of just one ounce.
Benchmade Griptilian 553 Folding Knife
Benchmade builds some of the absolute best pocket knives in the world – and this Mel Pardue-designed one might very well be the greatest they’ve ever made. With a 154CM stainless steel blade, glass-filled nylon handle scales, and the brand’s signature AXIS lock – this knife was designed for a lifetime of hard usage. In fact, it even comes with Benchmade’s lifetime warranty, in case you needed greater assurance.
Suunto 3 Fitness Smartwatch
Designed specifically for fitness buffs and runners, this third-generation smartwatch from Suunto is a handsome tech-forward timepiece loaded with all sorts of handy sensors to track your steps, heart rate, stress and recovery, and more. It can also pair with your phone to provide GPS, has onboard training assistance, is water-resistant to 30 meters, and can hold a charge for up to 10 days.