As you may gather from the name’s suggestion, navy blue is called such for its association with the seafaring military branch. It existed before that, to be sure, but in the latter part of the 18th century the color became solidified in the military lexicon thanks to its use in the uniforms of officers in the British Royal Navy in 1748. Though originally called “marine blue,” it would go on to acquire its present moniker by around the mid-1800s and be adopted by other militaries around the world (including the United States) as a uniform standard for naval officers and enlisted men alike – especially in regards to dress uniforms. This week’s pocket dump draws inspiration from this historical military-inspired color while, as always, acting as an illustration of the versatility and variety of worthwhile everyday carry gear.
Keysmart Compact Key Holder
With the ability to hold up to 14 keys within it, this aircraft grade aluminum key organizer is a superb way to keep your keys both organized and protected. It also features a removable loop for key fobs, stops pocket jingle, and each and every Keysmart is handmade in Chicago.
FourSevens Preon P1 Flashlight
Measuring up at only 3.35 inches, this ultra-compact EDC flashlight is like something out of the future – in that it offers an output of up to 100 lumens and a runtime of up to 20 hours on just a single AAA battery. Best of all, the Foursevens Preon P1 features 5 infinitely reconfigurable illumination modes, including an SOS, high and low beacons, a strobe, and more.
Kershaw Link Pocket Knife
This brand offers some of the most well made affordable pocket knives and the Link is a prime example of that. Made in the USA, weighing 4.8 ounces, and featuring a 420HC black oxide coated blade with their patented Speedsafe deployment system, this is an everyday carry pocket knife that won’t let you down.
Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet
Utilizing the brand’s “naked” philosophy – in which Bellroy takes a minimalist approach to gear construction – this is perhaps the smallest and most well made functional bifold wallet ever made. And it still holds up to 12 cards, cash, and more.
Jack Mason A101 Aviator Watch
Equipped with a nylon NATO-style band, this classic aviator EDC watch sets the standard when it comes to reliability, comfort, and stylishness. Its case is also built from sturdy and corrosion resistant stainless steel, it’s water-resistant to 100 meters, and weighs just 2.3 ounces overall. Well done, Jack Mason.