Almost a year has passed since the beginning of the most significant global pandemic in the last century. However, with widespread vaccinations, we may finally be looking at the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, with that comes a bit of a return to normalcy — or at least a chance that we’ll be able to start going back out into the world, rather than being stuck at home.
If you, like us, are excited about the prospect of getting back out there — even for simple things we once took for granted, like going into an office for the workday — you might also feel the need to refresh your everyday carry gear. If that sounds about right, you’ve come to the right place. This collection of blacked-out gear is handsome, useful, durable, and can help you get back in the swing of things. This is the best EDC gear on Gallantry for February of 2021.
Cargo Works iPhone EDC Note Case
Ideal either as a small-scaled alternative to larger bags or as an addition to a larger system, the Cargo Works iPhone EDC Note Case has enough room and organization inside for all your day-to-day pocket gear. It’s also made from durable, water-resistant nylon to keep everything inside protected and it boasts MOLLE webbing on the outside for additional modules and/or attachments.
DISSIM Inverted Lighter
Made specifically with ergonomics in mind, DISSIM’s Inverted Lighter can be ignited at any angle without any difficulty or inconvenience. It also runs on inexpensive, lightweight butane fuel, the level of which can be viewed through the handy exterior window. And, perhaps best of all, it has a lifetime warranty against defects.
Nomad Ultra-Rugged Lightning Battery Cable
Part practically-indestructible five-foot USB to Lightning cable, part portable battery, Nomad’s Ultra-Rugged Lightning Battery Cable features a cable protected by ballistic nylon, kevlar, PVC, and it has a built-in RF shield. As an added bonus, it can also store a charge that’s good for roughly one full charge of most modern smartphones — and it is Apple MFi certified.
Foursevens Preon P2 MKIII Flashlight
Taking up about as much space as a traditional writing utensil, Foursevens’ Preon P2 MKIII Flashlight is the perfect portable torch for everyday carry purposes. Not only does it offer a serviceable 210-lumen maximum brightness, but it is also IPX8 waterproof, functions with rechargeable batteries, and can run for up to 90 hours straight.
Mininch Tool Pen $69
As the name suggests, this pocket tool takes up roughly the same amount of space as an everyday carry pen. However, that’s where the similarities stop, as this device is actually a widely useful multi-bit driver — which can store up to six bits of varying sizes inside its own body. This former Red Dot Design Award-winner also comes with a total of 16 bits of varying size and style to suit all your DIY repair and tinkering needs.
The Ridge Titanium Wallet + Cash Strap
A lauded cash and card carrier that revolutionized how the world views the wallet category, the Ridge Wallet is still one of the best front-pocket wallets available. This one benefits from a titanium construction, integrated and replaceable cash strap, built-in RFID-blocking tech, and a capacity good for up to 12 individual cards plus a wad of cash.
Aer Slim Pack
A pared-down, minimalist EDC backpack that slots beautifully in amongst Aer’s other offerings, the aptly-named Slim Pack boasts a Cordura nylon exterior, DWR- and PU-coated front for better weatherproofing and overall protection, an ultra-soft well-organized interior, and a svelte 8.5L capacity ideal for those who want a quick and lightweight everyday bag.
Timex x Todd Snyder Military Field Watch
This handsome, reliable, budget-friendly timepiece was actually designed to mimic military watches from the 1970s. That includes a tough brass case, durable fabric strap, 24-hour dial markings, a mineral crystal, and a reliable quartz movement. It’s not fancy, per se, but it doesn’t need to be in order to stand out.
Benchmade 585BK Mini Barrage Knife
This more miniaturized version of Benchmade’s Barrage is the perfect size for everyday carry usage, measuring up at a grand total of 6.91″ and just 3.4oz. And while its 154CM steel blade, Valox handles, and AXIS lock are enough to catch most knife enthusiast’s attention, it’s also backed by a made-in-USA construction and a lifetime warranty.
Bellroy Work Folio A5
The perfect companion for anyone who understands the value of organization, EDC tech, and the written word, Bellroy’s Work Folio A5 boasts room inside for your wallet contents, phone, tablet, a pen, and a writing pad. It also features a secure zippered closure, an environmentally-certified leather construction, and virtually no extraneous detailing — allowing the Folio to make a statement on its own.
Scoured: The Best EDC Gear On Gallantry - January 2021
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