Everyday Carry: Waterworld

Jan 15, 2020

Category: Everyday Carry

Lest we forget, life is only possible on this planet thanks to the existence of liquid water. And that makes it the Earth’s most precious resource by a long shot. And since more than 70% of the surface of this tiny rock orbiting the sun is covered in H20, it also means that our adventures frequently include crossing a body of water or, at the very least, passing by one. It’s with that in mind that we’ve put together this week’s everyday carry pocket dump. Hopefully, this ocean-focused loadout will serve you well in your travels, but will also get you thinking about just how important it is to preserve the absolutely indispensable water sources of our home planet. The oceans are all of ours to enjoy and, by proxy, are our responsibility to care for.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Even freshwater from a seemingly-pristine stream can actually be loaded with particulates and, more concerning, all kinds of bacteria, protozoa, and more. But if you’re in dire need of a sip, the LifeStraw can help make it a lot safer by filtering out a whopping 99.9% of all waterborne contaminants. And it can manage that across a whopping 1,000 liters of H20.

Purchase: $18

Matador Droplet XL Dry Bag

If there are a few things you own that absolutely cannot get wet or a collection of wet things you don’t want intermingling with your other gear, the Matador Droplet XL Dry Bag is the perfect solution. This 20L pouch is completely waterproof and crafted from ultra-tough, puncture- and tear-resistant fabric. Best of all, it collapses down into an ultra-compact carry case that comes with its own carabiner clip for easy attachment to your keychain, backpack, MOLLE grid, or whatever else.

Purchase: $40

Sunski Portola Sunglasses

With lenses as blue and clear as the sky on a warm summer day, these tortoiseshell Sunski Portola sunglasses are perfect for ocean-going adventurers — especially since those lenses are polarized. But these glasses have a couple of added benefits. For starters, they’re made from recycled plastic taken from landfills. But they also come with a lifetime warranty, so you can feel secure in depending on them every day.

Purchase: $68

Breitling x Outerknown Superocean Heritage II Watch

When Kelly Slater’s surf-inspired lifestyle brand, Outerkown, decided they wanted to release a series of watches, they turned to the experts at Breitling. That partnership let to the creation of this absolutely stunning chronograph diver watch you see before you. This Superocean Heritage II boasts 200m water-resistance, a self-winding automatic movement, SuperLuminova dial markings, a unidirectional ceramic dive timer bezel, a DLC-coated stainless steel case, and a beautiful and rugged NATO recycled nylon strap.

Purchase: $7,100

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