Gear comes in all shapes and sizes, styles and quality, and (of course) colorways. Yet we can’t help but notice that, all too often, people stick with the safest bet — one solid color, usually black. And while we’ll never get tired of all-black-everything, it’s important to remember that there are so many more colors on the spectrum.
One of the best ways to inject a bit of newness and unique styling into your everyday carry and daily attire is to roll with gear that flaunts a classic color combination. And one of our all-time favorite combination of tones is blue and brown. Earthy and oceanic, these muted, natural colors make well-built gear even more beautiful. And it’s this color combination that has inspired this month’s collection of the best gear you can find on Gallantry.
Opinel No. 8 Trekking Knife
A classic blade with more than a century of heritage, Opinel’s No. 8 Trekking Knife is the definition of reliability and budget-friendliness. Not only is this folding blade a gorgeous addition to any collection, but it’s Sandvik steel blade and beechwood handle can be depended upon for a variety of tasks and — if it ever fails — the low price makes it extremely easy to replace. There’s not a better ultra-low-budget folder out there.
Arktype RMK Paracord Quick-Release Keychain
Built with military-grade hardware and 550 paracord, this keychain manages to take tactical bits and refine them into a piece of everyday carry gear that’s still perfect for a sleeker, urban setting. It also, along with its rifle snap and key ring, has a rare-earth magnetic quick-release — so you can access your keys or keychain accessories in no time flat.
Hitch And Timber The Pocket Runt
If you like organization, even when it comes to your pocket gear, then Hitch and Timber’s Pocket runt is a piece of gear for you. Made in the USA from Horween leather, this tiny pouch has room for a Fisher-sized EDC pen and small pocket knife — like the Victorinox SAK Cadet. It also has a handy lanyard ring, in case you’d rather tie it to your pack or you just want a quicker method of extracting it from your pocket.
Scout Leather Co. Mini Valet Tray
At the end of the day, even the most hardcore EDC enthusiasts have to take their gear out of their pockets. And that means you need someplace to keep it. Scout Leather Co’s Mini Valet Tray — made in America from Horween leather — is the perfect receptacle for all your pocket gear and it’s small enough to stash on even the most crowded of counters or desktops.
Hella Slingshot No. 3
A refined, USA-made take on everyone’s favorite classic mischief-making toy, the Hella Slingshot No. 3 is made in the USA from actual, natural forked branches — meaning each and every one is entirely unique. It’s also finished with a brown walnut varnish and comes with a durable and reliable latex band with a leather pouch.
Izola Classic Stainless Steel Flask
Crafted from durable stainless steel and boasting a 6-ounce capacity, this durable flask is the perfect travel companion for those that appreciate a strong drink on-the-go. It also comes with a beautiful blue finish and its own canvas sleeve for a little extra style. Best of all, the screw-top closure ensures that not a drop will be lost unless you intend it to be.
Orbitkey 2.0 Premium Leather Key Organizer
A beautiful alternative to traditional keyrings, the Orbitkey 2.0 Premium Leather key organizer will help keep all your keys in order without that annoying bulge in your pocket or the incessant jingling. It’s capable of storing up to 7 standard-sized keys, is made from genuine cowhide leather, and even comes with the added bonus of a removable bottle opener accessory.
Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet
Gorgeous in its unique combination of simplicity and top-grade materials, Bellroy’s Note Sleeve is an elegant take on the classic bifold wallet. Built from full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather it has room enough for up to 11 cards and cash and even has a handy organizational scheme that allows quick access to your three most-frequently-used cards and a pull tab to get at the ones you use less often. We’re not sure that the bifold has ever been perfected, but this might be the closest version yet.
Jack Mason A101 Aviator Watch
Handsome, simple, and eye-catching — these are probably the words that best describe Jack Mason’s pilot-style A101 Aviator Watch. This particular version is done up in raw stainless steel with a blue dial mated to a gorgeous brown leather strap. It also features a reliable quartz movement, has a date window just above the 6 o’clock marker, and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Filson 48-Hour Duffel Bag
The simple, classic weekender duffel bag has taken on many forms over the years. Sometimes, it’s little more than a sack in which to place your goods. Others, it’s elegant, refined, and near-heirloom in its quality. Filson’s 48-Hour Duffel Bag certainly fits in the latter category with its 30L of storage, tin cloth exterior, leather straps and accents, removable cotton webbing shoulder strap, and surprisingly comprehensive organizational options.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Gallantry - July 2019
If the natural browns of leather and wood call to you more than the oceanic blues, you might find last month’s earthy guide to the best gear on Gallantry more to your liking.