Everyday Carry: Safari

While there are obvious problematic elements connected specifically to colonialism, the concept of “going on safari” in spirit is one that has drawn countless men, women, and children to explore far-away lands and interact with cultures and wildlife they might otherwise be unfamiliar with. Not to mention, there’s also a close connection between safaris and automotive culture — namely in that vehicles, including the legendary Land Rover Defender, have had their mettle tested and significant parts of their reputations built around this very activity. It’s these adventures that have inspired this week’s everyday carry loadout, done up in a classic olive colorway and loaded from stem to stern with EDC items that both look the part and are perfectly capable of performing should the need arise.

Ontario Knife Company RAT II Folding Knife

A version of one of the best budget-friendly folders of all time, you can actually get the OKC RAT II in this beautiful OD green colorway. Better still, it comes with an upgraded D2 steel blade, nylon handle scales, a reliable liner lock, and a manageable 7″ total length.

Purchase: $38

Pioneer Carry Passport Wallet

Made for those with a taste for travel, Pioneer Carry’s Passport Wallet is sized perfectly to fit your passport (obviously), alongside up to eight cards, cash, tickets, receipts, and more. It’s also insanely tough, remarkably lightweight, water-resistant, machine washable, and available in five distinct colorways.

Purchase: $99

Dom Vetro Capretta Sunglasses

Inspired directly by ’60s Italian design, these Dom Vetro sunglasses have a timeless silhouette marked by a durable and lightweight acetate frame alongside your choice of standard or polarized mineral glass lenses. And, like all Dom Vetro offerings, they’re made-to-order and handcrafted entirely in the brand’s Los Angeles workshop.

Purchase: $295

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Safari Watch

A modern update on one of Zenith’s old-school watches from 1969, this Chronomaster Revival Safari watch boasts the same silhouette as the original timepiece, but with an upgraded titanium case, El Primero column-wheel automatic chronograph movement, and a gorgeous green dial that matches its fabric strap. If you truly are going on safari, this watch will suit the expedition perfectly.

Purchase: $9,000