Everyday Carry: Night City

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Like it or not, the future is inevitable. Truly, the only thing you can do to combat the unstoppable crawl forward is come to terms with the futility of fighting it. Of course, how you accept that is also a spectrum in itself. Sure, you could fruitlessly rage against it with every fiber of your being or groan and grumble all the while. Or you could embrace it and get ahead of the changes in society, technology, etc. One way or another, you’re probably going to have to start integrating advancements into your life or be left behind in the dust. We’re of the mind that we’d rather get on board with forward motion, which is reflected in this week’s future-facing everyday carry loadout. Yes, this gear features the kinds of styling many folks associate with science fiction. But it’s much more than just cyberpunk-inspired good looks — the integrated technologies will also help rocket you forth on the path toward the future.

G-SHOCK MTGB2000D-1A Watch

Equipped with the same legendary toughness and durability G-SHOCK is known for, the new MTGB2000 adds a bit of versatility and wearability courtesy of a lightweight metal construction, understated styling, and a new Dual Core Guard structure (made up of an integrated carbon monocoque case and exterior metal parts). Furthermore, the handsome link band is actually 15% lighter than similarly-styled offerings without sacrificing any elegance courtesy of a Layered Composite construction. Finally, it’s adorned with a black IP bezel, sapphire glass with non-reflective coating, Bluetooth connectivity, G-SHOCK Connected app compatibility, and always-accurate MULTIBAND 6 timekeeping.

Purchase: $1,000

Benchmade Longhand 1120 Tactical Pen

Another in a long line of exceptional writing tools from Benchmade, the Longhand 1120 is built from knurled ultra-tough 303 stainless steel that’s easy to grip and oh-so-tough. It also boasts a bolt-action deployment inspired by the brand’s AXIS knife lock, a sturdy pocket clip, and a USA-made construction. When they say the pen is mightier than the sword, they’re talking about this one.

Purchase: $136

Zero Tolerance 0990 Knife

A more streamlined and skeletonized version of the award-winning 0999, this new made-in-USA folding knife features a solid steel construction, carbon fiber handle scales with steel overlays, a high-end CPM-20CV steel blade, and a KVT ball-bearing pivot for an ultra-smooth deployment every single time you flip it open. Though it looks like something from the far-flung future, this knife is very real and available now.

Purchase: $275

Gray CORAZON Titanium Cryptocurrency Wallet

While we’re still some years from the average joe understanding and partaking in the cryptocurrency exchange, it does appear this new monetary system is here to stay (at least in some form or another). If you’re ahead of the game and have already gotten on board, you may want to invest in Gray’s CORAZON titanium crypto wallet, which is ultralight, ultra-tough, corrosion-proof, and can securely store your digital currency in a pocketable format. It even works as a password manager and U2F hardware token to aid in authentication requests.

Purchase: $999