On July 3rd, 1985, the world was introduced for the first time to Marty McFly – the lead character in Robert Zemeckis’ 80s sci-fi classic, Back to the Future. And while he was made out to be a bit of a loser in the flick (seriously, what stable teenager’s best friend is a creepy, crazy old scientist?), he remains a massive pop culture icon. And that led us to wonder, what might the Michael J. Fox-played kid have as his everyday carry if he lived or traveled to today’s world? We imagine it might look like this week’s pocket dump. Skateboarding around Hill Valley with The Power of Love on full blast, we’re almost certain this loadout would be in Marty’s pockets.
Pocket Skate Tool
Whether you’re hitting up the local skatepark or just using one as your last mile transportation, skateboards are excellent little vehicles. But, sometimes they require maintenance – even on-the-go. If you’ve got this keychain carabiner multi-tool handy, which features three wrenches and a pop-out phillips/hex head driver, you should be able to take care of any maintenance, no problem.
Casio CA53W-1 Calculator Watch
Not only is this one of Casio’s most iconic watches of all time – after all, a version of it appeared in Back to the Future – but its also one of their least expensive. Sure, it doesn’t have a lot of modern bells and whistles or a classic movement under the hood, but it’s a recognizable piece of everyday carry that 80s fans will appreciate and admire.
Machine Era Field Pen
Combining the style of a classic pocket clip EDC pen with the novelty of a bolt-action deployment, Machine Era’s USA-made Field Pen is the best of both worlds when it comes to style and substance. It also features a scratch-resistant DLC coating and (while it comes with a Schmidt cartridge) also fits Fisher Space Pen refills.
Sony NW-WM1A Walkman
Yes, we realize Marty McFly uses a tape-playing walkman – but that was before he traveled to the future, where he might come across this beautiful hi-fi edition of Sony’s iconic digital music player. And, dare we say, we can’t imagine he would pass up the chance to listen to Huey Lewis & the News turned up to eleven, enjoying every moment of the 30-hour playback and 128GB of storage space.