In addition to utility and durability, quality everyday carry items are also largely characterized by their versatility. And while these pieces of gear tend to first and foremost be designed for life in and around the city, there are EDC offerings that are also equally conducive to outdoor use. To better illustrate this point, we’ve compiled a handpicked loadout of products that lend themselves just as well to urban life as they do off-grid applications for this weeks everyday carry spread; Tiger Lily.
Lead Out! Ride Wallet
The Lead Out! Ride Wallet is a minimalistic yet hardwearing holdall that’s been engineered to safely accommodate your cash, cards, and other small EDC essentials no matter where your adventures may take you. Completely impervious to water, this hardwearing wallet features an 840-denier ballistic nylon carbonate shell that’s been further fortified via a rugged DWR treatment. This zipper-secured item also boasts a waterproof track and a custom zipper pull. Alongside the safety orange version (seen here), Lead Out! also produces the Ride Wallet in a variety of other color options.
Prometheus Design Werx SPD CAS OTF
The latest release from Prometheus Design Werx’s Special Projects Division, the SPD CAS is a compact and highly-pocketable out-the-front automatic knife that sports a Böhler M390 blade spanning just under 2” — making it legal to carry in the Golden State. Constructed around a precision-machined aerospace-grade T6061 aluminum handle, the CAS — which is short for “California Special” — boasts a 6AL-4V titanium pocket clip and a matching knurled titanium thumb slider with a best-in-class Hyperglow ring inlay. What’s more, the CAS is also one of very few OTF models on the market that sport a contoured handle — a feature that requires three-times more CNC machining to achieve.
Spot 3 Satellite GPS Messenger
Built to handle just about anything that nature can throw at it — from extreme temperatures to heavy precipitation — the Spot 3 Satellite GPS Messenger is a pocketable outdoor gadget that’s capable of serving as a literal lifeline to the outside world. This third-generation gadget features the ability to send and receive messages and GPS coordinates, as well an S.O.S. function. On top of being encompassed by perimeter rubber air bumpers, the Spot 3’s waterproof housing also features integrated loops at the top and bottom of the device allowing for easy attachment to pants, vests, or daypacks. Not unlike sidearms or smoke detectors, the Spot 3 Satellite GPS Messenger is very much one of those items that we’d much rather have and not need than need and not have.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Orange
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Orange is a Swiss-made dive watch with an impressive water-resistance rating of 1,000’. Kept ticking via a Swiss automatic BR-CAL.302 movement, the watch is crafted around one of Bell & Ross’ signature 42mm round-edge square cases with exposed hardware, a protected locking screw-down crown, and a unidirectional rotating steel bezel with a black anodized aluminum insert. The dive watch’s orange dial also sports Super-LumiNova-coated indices and hour and minute hands as well as a small circular date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.