Everyday Carry: Hi-Vis

If you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself or what you are getting up to – then dark or camouflaged equipment and apparel is the way to go. That kind of setup is great for keeping a low profile. However – sometimes that attention can be a boon in the right situation.

Having bright, high visibility EDC gear can help you separate out your equipment in a dark and stuffed pack – or it can help you stand out in the woods. Whether you are hiker, hunter, or just a fan of the color orange, this list of Hi Vis tools for everyday carry is sure to match your needs. Take a scroll through and check it out for yourself.


Black Diamond Hoodwire Carabiner

A straightforward and sturdy carabiner from the stalwart climbing company Black Diamond – these will be good for anything from climbing to just keeping your keys secure and close.

Purchase: $9

Field Note Expedition

Field Notes Expedition

Built for the field, these notepads and their 48 dot-grid pages are waterproof and durable as hell – making it so you can take them wherever you trek. Measuring in at 3.5 by 5.5 inches, they’re super easy to pack and they won’t run out of batteries. Sometimes the old ways of doing things are just better.

Purchase: $10

Fire Rod Blaze Orange

Exotac Fire Rod

A straightforward but useful tool to have on hand, this ferrocerium rod attached to a aircraft grade aluminum capsule makes it easy to start a quick fire with a little by striking it with your knife. Small enough to cary on your keychain – this rod is good for up to 10,000 strikes.

Purchase: $26

Bison Designs Xtream Survival Pod Keychain

Bison Designs Xtream Survival Pod

You never know when you’ll need a little extra gear so this little paracord pouch wraps up a sharp eye knife, 6 inches of duct tape, a sewing needle, and more in 12 feet of 550 pound test cord.

Purchase: $27

Spyderco Delica4

Spyderco Delica4

With a vibrant FRN handle and cutlery grade VG-10 steel, this flipper knife from the Colorado based knife maker is ideal for carrying with you wherever you go thanks to its packable size and 4-way clip.

Purchase: $65

Buckshot Pro Speaker

Outdoor tech Buckshot Pro Portable Speaker

Part flashlight, part Bluetooth speaker, and all fun – this wireless speaker is tough enough to be taken into the out on the road and through all types of weather.

Purchase: $80

Bellroy Closed

Bellroy Note Sleeve 2.0

An update on a classic version from the now famed slim-wallet maker, this sleeve features three quick access slots and a pull tab for storing ID’s, credit, and business cards as well as bills. Made from premium vegetable tanned leather, each meticulously crafted wallet comes backed with a three year warranty.

Purchase: $90

Aulta Watch

Leeway Nylon Chronograph

Built to be stylish in both work and play, this chronograph from the upstart surf brand boasts a Japanese Miyota movement and sturdy 44 millimeter 316-L stainless steel case that is waterproof to up to 300 feet.

Purchase: $105