Although it seems like it has taken forever, summer is finally upon us. And there’s perhaps no better way to celebrate warmer weather than heading out to the ocean. This week’s pocket dump was inspired by one of Earth’s most vibrant, life-filled locales: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This technicolor oasis is a magnificent personification of just how amazing the natural world can be. And while it’s a treat that we believe everyone should enjoy in some way, we also feel implored to point out just how delicate and at-risk this reef and all others are. So, while you’re out on the water this summer, keep a complement of superb everyday carry gear on your person and do your best to protect our natural spaces in any way you can — whether that means pulling trash out of the waves, cutting a fishing net off of the coral, or just making sure not to contribute further to pollution.
Flowfold Card Holder Wallet
A stylish and sleek minimalist wallet, Flowfold’s Card Holder is so light that it can actually float atop the water if you happen to drop it in the drink. It also happens to be waterproof, as it’s actually constructed from recycled sailcloth — a material renowned for its durability and weatherproofing. It’s also made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Spy Optics Discord Sunglasses
Inspired by the 1980s, but imbued with modern technology, Spy’s Discord Sunglasses are the ultimate statement-making summer staple. They also offer 100% UV protection, are constructed from virtually-indestructible Grilamid, and host crystal-clear polycarbonate lenses — the same material used in bulletproof glass.
Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
Now available in a number of new, vibrant colorways, Leatherman’s 19-tool Signal is better than ever before. Built from DLC-coated 420C stainless steel, this folding multi-tool is one of the handiest pieces of gear you can have on you at any given time. It even comes complete with an emergency whistle and a fire-starter.
Spyderco Native 5 Salt Folding Knife
Built on an already-impressive platform, this Spyderco Native 5 folding knife is specially designed to handle the rigors of saltwater exposure. It features an ultra-durable LC200N steel blade — legendary for its corrosion resistance — mated to a lightweight FRN handle, complete with a sturdy lockback mechanism. If you’re a frequent ocean-goer, this is the EDC knife for you.