Everyone has heard it said that lions are the king of the jungle. But even if we ignore the fact that the massive maned cats live on the savannah and not in the jungle, we’ve got reason to believe it is still a misnomer. In our opinion, it’s the silverback gorilla that deserves the crown. With the ability to lift up to 1,800 pounds, run 20 miles per hour, canine teeth up to 2 inches in length, and a level of intelligence that allows for complex problem solving and even the ability to craft and use basic tools, these magnificent 300-450-pound behemoths certainly qualify. And it’s their contrasting black-and-silver appearance that inspired this week’s everyday carry pocket dump. Now, we’re not saying that this pocket gear will grant you the same strength and prowess, but it will certainly make you better at tackling anything that comes your way.
Foursevens Preon P2 MKIII Flashlight
Formatted like a traditional penlight — albeit a far more unique and stylish one — the Foursevens Preon P2 MKIII flashlight is a formidable portable torch crafted from HAIII black-anodized aerospace grade aluminum. It also offers up a range of 1-210 lumens, 90 hours of runtime, and a waterproof rating of IPX8. Pick up this flashlight and you’ll likely never need another.
TEC Accessories KO-Axis Rail Pen
Most everyday carry pens look like, well, pens — meaning they’re a simple, boring cylindrical tube with an ink cartridge inside. The TEC Accessories KO-Axis Rail Pen is not traditional in any sense. Not only is it built on a unique aircraft-grade aluminum body with stainless steel guide rails, but it also features unique magnetic actuation, is ergonomic whether you’re right or left-handed, and it’s compatible with a number of D1 style refills, including Fisher Space Pen ink cartridges.
Benchmade 551 Griptilian Knife
One of the greatest everyday carry knives ever made, Benchmade’s Griptilian lineup has seen a lot of entries — all of them superb. This particular one comes with a 154CM drop point blade, a sturdy and lightweight nylon handle, the brand’s signature AXIS locking mechanism, and more. Of course, it also comes with a lifetime guarantee and it’s made here in the USA.
Garmin MARQ Aviator Smartwatch
One of the five superb smartwatches in Garmin’s MARQ lineup, the MARQ aviator comes with an always-on display, a mirror-polished 24-hour GMT bezel, local time partnered by dual additional timezone sub-dials, a titanium case and bracelet, and loads of apps — some specific to air travel and others perfect for the rest of your life. It’s a unique purpose-driven take on a smartwatch any frequent traveler would be lucky to have.
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