Everyday Carry: Tactician

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While our coddled modern world may not always require us to have a slew of tactical gear at the ready, it never hurts to be prepared. There’s something special about heading out for your day knowing that, while you’ll most likely have an uneventful commute followed by a standard eight-hour day, you’ll be ready to handle things should anything go awry. That’s why we’ve built out an EDC pocket dump based all around the idea of “the tactician” — a guy who’s always ready to tackle any situation, no matter how dire. Building out around Luminox’s tough-as-nails Navy SEAL-approved Master Carbon SEAL Automatic watch, we’ve come up with a robust EDC collection that will see you through the most challenging times.

Luminox Master Carbon SEAL Automatic

As the preferred watch brand of the Navy SEALs and Bear Grylls, Luminox knows how to make some rough n’ ready wristwear. Their toughest watches feature the brand’s revolutionary CARBONOX material that’s lightweight, durable, hypoallergenic, weatherproof, and shock and scratch-resistant. Now, after some extensive R&D and prototyping to determine the required thickness of the material, a CARBONOX case has been fitted with an automatic movement for the first time. The Master Carbon SEAL Automatic shows off its mechanical soul through a sapphire exhibition caseback, while the rest of the watch includes everything you love about Luminox, from the always-on Luminox Light Technology to 200m water resistance.

Purchase: $1,075+

The Ridge Forged Ember Wallet

When the going gets tough, an ordinary leather wallet won’t do. They’re too big, too bulky, and too sensitive to the elements. That’s why we’ve opted for The Ridge’s trademark minimalist wallet in forged carbon fiber. Tough and lightweight, the thin profile still packs in up to 12 cards while also featuring a money clip and RFID-blocking technology.

Purchase: $140

SOG SEAL XR – USA Made Knife

Engineered for hard use, the SOG SEAL XR is made in the good ol’ US of A. Developed and tested by military professionals in harsh environments around the globe, the SEAL XR is a more convenient folding version of SOG’s classic fixed blade SEAL knife. It features a 3.9″ S35VN steel blade with high corrosion resistance and edge retention, and features three methods of ambidextrous one-handed opening for quick access.

Purchase: $190

DOOGEE S97 Pro Rugged Phone

You probably don’t think of your phone as a piece of tactical gear, but that’s because you’re not carrying a DOOGEE. Maker of the toughest phones in the world, DOOGEE went all out for the S97 Pro. The world’s first phone with a professional laser rangefinder, the S97 Pro is also MIL-STD-810G-certified and has been tested to withstand extreme environments of low pressure, high humidity, acidic atmosphere, and solar radiation, along with being resistant to dust, drops, extreme temperatures, and submersion.

Purchase: $400