Father’s Day is a stellar opportunity to express one’s thanks and appreciation towards the man that raised them. And while there’s no shortage of garments and gear that can be gifted, everyday carry items almost always make for extraordinary options, as, not only are these pieces of gear designed to afford ample utility and preparedness in highly pocketable packages, but they’re also engineered to offer a lifetime of regular use. In a bid to help you find the perfect present for dear ‘ol dad, we’ve pieced together this curated guide to the best Father’s Day everyday carry gifts.
Huckberry x TIMEX IRONMAN Flix Reissue
First released in 1999 and now made using its original case mold, the Huckberry x TIMEX IRONMAN Flix Reissue is an authentic horological replica that features a 44mm case, 100 meters of water resistance, INDIGLO backlighting, and a lap memory function that’s been increased from 30 to 100.
NITECORE TINI2 Ti Flashlight
Weighing less than 1oz, the NITECORE TINI2 Ti is a tiny EDC-specific torch that boasts a titanium alloy body, an OLED display, a nearly 300’ throw, and a maximum output of 500 lumens.
Dango Carabiner & Shackle
Made in America, the Dango Carabiner & Shackle is comprised of a dual-gate “everyday carry-biner” that comes mated to a removable shackle that can accommodate up to 8 keys — both of which are machined from aerospace-grade 6061 aluminum and mated together using stainless steel hardware.
Karas Kustoms Bolt V2 Pen
Spanning 5.53” in length, the Karas Kustoms Bolt V2 Pen is a second-generation, bolt-action EDC pen that’s offered in aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, or titanium constructions, as well as in 10 different color options. This pen is also produced in small batches at Karas Kustoms’ Mesa, Arizona workshop.
Zippo 62TIBK-RIP Lighter
A Zippo lighter is a tried-and-true, classic piece of EDC gear. And while you really can’t go wrong with a regular Zippo lighter, this particular variant features a wave pattern-finish brass case coated in titanium.
Bellroy Classic Set
Made using sustainable manufacturing, the Bellroy Classic Set consists of the brand’s Hide & Seek wallet and Key Cover Plus EDC key organizer, sold together in a bundle deal that’s offered in five different gold-rated leather color options.
Field Notes Father’s Day Permit Pack
Born out of a collaboration with The Young Jerks and Misc. Goods and limited to only 1,000 units, the Field Notes Father’s Day Permit Pack includes a trio of Field Notes “Parental Permit” Graph Paper Memo Books, a 5oz vegetable-tanned leather notebook sleeve with a brass snap, three “Dad-Libs” Postcards, a “Parental Permit” button, a “From the Desk of Dad” No. 1 pencil, and a “Bureau of Lawn Mgmt” eraser.
Big Idea Design Ti EDS II
The Big Idea Design Ti EDS II (or “Everyday Carry Screwdriver II”) is an EDC-specific bit driver that features a solid 6AL4V titanium body with a sturdy frame lock mechanism and a magnetic bit attachment system.
Nalpak Blade HQ Edition Pelican Vault V100 Knife Case
Constructed around a VAULT by Pelican case, the Nalpak Blade HQ Edition Pelican Vault V100 Knife Case is an insanely rugged, crushproof high-impact polymer case that houses a custom foam insert that accommodates 16 knives.
Benchmade Full Immunity 290BK
Equipped with an AXIS lock mechanism and a 2.49” CPM M4 Wharncliffe blade, the Benchmade Full Immunity 290BK is a freshly-released everyday carry blade that aims to offer ample utility in a highly-compact sub-6” package.
GORUCK GR2 X-Pac
Modeled after flat-opening Special Forces medical packs, the GORUCK GR2 has long been one of the most revered everyday carry backpacks in existence, however, in May of this year, the company unveiled an even more impressive version of the pack, replacing its 1,000-denier CORDURA construction with an even more rugged X-Pac VX-21 sailcloth shell.