Officially known as “Tan 499” in military circles, this medium brown color has long been utilized by armed forces all over the world thanks to the subdued hue’s ability to blend into its background and environment. The color’s camouflaging ability also applies to everyday carry gear, with the shade bestowing the equipment with a subtle aesthetic that enables it to subtly and seamlessly blend into its surroundings, which in this case is your outfit and the rest of your kit — an important trait for gear intended to face long-term daily use, whether it’s civilian EDC items or authentic military gear.
To celebrate the understated properties of the Army-approved color, we’ve dug deep into Gallantry’s extensive catalog to bring you this collection of coyote-colored kit. To give the selections a more dynamic feel, we’ve rounded out these items with a handful of rich brown leather pieces that pair wonderfully with the militaristic brown. Burnt sienna, beige, khaki, desert, coyote; no matter what you call it, this iconic armed forces color adorns the items selected for this month’s roundup of the best gear on gallantry.
Bradley Mountain The Good Bottle Opener
This 3.5” L keychain bottle-opener from Bradley Mountain possesses an air of old-world craftsmanship, boasting brass-plated and oxidized solid zinc construction. Paired with a leather lanyard, these made-in-America offerings feature script on either side that’s been box letter-pressed the metal using vintage machinery.
Defy Bags Key Chain
In today’s world of mass-manufactured goods, genuine, hand-worked artisans products are becoming increasingly seldom, which is a big part of what make’s this Defy keychain so special. Made by hand in Chicago using premium materials, this item is made from genuine Horween tanned leather punched with metallic rivets and fitted with matte black hardware and a military-grade gun sling clip.
Nomad Airpods Rugged Case
Designed to give your Apple Airpods case a more rustic and characterful aesthetic, this Nomad item sports a two-piece construction with a polycarbonate shell that maintains the case’s wireless-charging capabilities and access to bottom Lightning port. The case is also wrapped in raw vegetable-tanned Horween leather that takes on a charming patina over time from everyday use.
Armatus Vita Travel Kydex Wallet
Since its introduction in 1965, Kydex has become an extremely popular material for producing custom-shaped holsters for tactical knives and firearms, thanks to its strength, weight, and durability. So, the folks at Armatus have used the thermoformed waterproof material to produce a hardwearing line of military-themed EDC wallets, pairing the full Kydex construction with a military-spec strap and snap-button closure.
Orbitkey 2.0 Premium Leather
A clever and intuitive design that puts traditional key rings to shame, the Orbitkey 2.0 can house anywhere from two to seven keys (up to 2.36”) in a neat pocket-knife-style flip-out configuration with an integrated locking mechanism. This premium particular version is made from soft cowhide leather and uses a double-sided construction with coated edges.
American Bench Craft The Leatherneck Dopp Kit
A military-inspired take on the classic dopp kit, American Bench Craft’s aptly-named Leatherneck dopp kit doesn’t just look the part but can back it up to with its ballistic nylon exterior, MOLLE webbing, snap hooks, metal rivets, moisture drainage grommet. and a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer. Inside, this American-made offering has a dual pocket arrangement for easy organization, too.
Hitch And Timber Leather Notebook Caddy 2.0
Boasting the unmistakable appearance of a heritage company offering, Hitch And Timber’s Leather Notebook Caddy 2.0 is expertly cut, stitched, and burnished by hand in Baltimore using premium American-tanned leather. This dapper little pocket caddy helps to simplify and organize a number of your EDC essentials, with dedicated storage for a pocket knife, EDC pen, and an included 3.5” x 5” H&T notebook.
Chrome Industries Urban Ex Rolltop 18L Backpack
Offering 18-liters of internal storage space, this rolltop backpack from Portland’s Chrome Industries was engineered to help tackle your daily commute, updating the classic weatherproof rolltop-style bag with 600D nylon/PU hybrid construction lined with a synthetic rubber bottom, and 100% waterproof radio-frequency seam welds, five-bar carry handles, and low-profile MOLLE webbing on the pack. This one is also backed by a lifetime guarantee, as well.
Form Function Form Horween Leather Timex Weekender Chrono
Starting with Timex’s already attractive Weekender Chrono, Form Function has taken the timeless timepiece to new heights, bestowing the 40mm nickel-plated brass-cased chronograph with a 22mm vegetable-tanned “Dublin Ale” Horween leather watch strap. The band’s length is adjusted via a button-stud configuration with a black stud button that matches the watch’s blacked-out case and chrono pushers, too.
Benchmade 535 Bugout Knife
When looking for a new EDC blade to add to your everyday carry load-out, it’s hard to go wrong with almost any item from the Benchmade catalog, though several of the Oregon outfit’s knives have emerged as bonafide EDC staples. And, one such knife is the 535 Bugout, which has gained ample favor with knife aficionados on account of its refined design, calling on Grivory polymer handles mated to an AXIS-locking mechanism-deployed, satin-finished CPMS30V 3.24” drop point blade.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Gallantry
Looking to add a few items to your everyday carry kit that possess a bit more flare? Our assortment of hand-picked red wares from last month’s roundup of the best gear on gallantry is packed with equipment that’s sure to add equal parts functionality and flair to your daily load-out.
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