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Everyday Carry: Beach BBQ

To many folks, the passing of Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. But those that live on the coasts, especially toward the equator, know that there are still plenty of sunny warm-weather days to be had before we have to really pack it in for autumn and, eventually, ride out the chill of winter. If you’re of a similar mind and you’re not quite ready to give up your oceanside expeditions, then this week’s everyday carry loadout is for you. Marked by ocean azure, the black and red of hot coals, a sunset gradient, and the vibrant green and red of watermelon, this collection of gear was directly inspired by the spirit and, more literally, the colors of a beach barbecue. Whether you just want to remember those summer days or you refuse to let them go, this pocket dump will serve you well through and through.

The Ridge Forged Ember Wallet

Every version of the Ridge wallet is exceptional in all its minimalist glory. And they can all hold up to 12 cards plus cash, offering RFID protection and included with a lifetime warranty to boot. But this one in its Forged Carbon colorway — which resembles hot coals — is extra unique and special both in its appearance and materials.

Purchase: $140

Benchmade Bugout Knife

A favorite amongst everyday carry enthusiasts old and new, Benchmade’s Bugout is one of those folding knives we believe everyone should have in their collection. And this oceanic colorway is perfect for a warm-weather EDC loadout. Of course, it still has a high-end CPM-S30V steel blade, a Grivory handle, and the brand’s signature AXIS locking mechanism. Best of all, it’s made in the USA.

Purchase: $155+

Garrett Leight California Optics Harding X Sunglasses

Regardless of the time of year, it’s always a good idea to keep some sunglasses handy. And not only do these ones offer protection from UV rays and boast an antireflective coating but they’re done up in a beautiful gradient ’70s-inspired colorway that still looks great today.

Purchase: $395

Studio Underd0g Watermel0n Watch

Yes, Studio Underd0g’s Watermel0n watch clearly has a whimsical dial colorway inspired directly by the summer fruit from which it garners its name. But it’s also a smart, reliable timepiece that makes a great addition to any watch collection. It’s marked by a Seagull manual winding ST-1901 movement, a 316L stainless steel case, and an Italian Saffiano leather strap.

Purchase: $510