One of the greatest determining factors influencing the lifespan of your gear is the material out of which it is built. Make high-quality constructions a priority in your search for everyday carry and you’re going to discover that the items you pick will be able to survive quite a bit of punishment. You might even stumble upon gear that’s so tough you never have to replace it.
That’s what we focused on for this month’s collection of Gallantry offerings — mil-spec materials and items made with long-lasting use in mind. From ultra-tough metals, like titanium, to synthetic non-metallic substances, like Kydex, you’ll see that everything on the following list is so durable and reliable you’d have to actively try to destroy it in order to cause it any harm. And that, to us, makes all of this gear worth at least consideration for your daily loadout.
Armatus Vita Kydex Travel Wallet
Made to hold your passport, tickets, loose documents, an EDC pen, and all your normal wallet contents, this wallet is the perfect travel companion. And that goes double when you consider that it is built from nearly-indestructible, non-metallic Kydex. Best of all, it’s made here in the USA.
Victorinox Swisscard Lite Multi-Tool
Victorinox makes some of the best folding multi-tools in the world. But they’re also smart enough to know that not everyone wants or has the space for a tool like that. For those folks, they built one that’s cleverly designed so that it could fit into your wallet. Yet it still has 13 built-in tools that range from a blade to screwdrivers and everything in-between. It even has an integrated LED flashlight and a ballpoint pen. And it’s still about the same size and weight as a credit card.
Cargo Works iPhone EDC Note Case
Perfectly sized to fit all your everyday carry without taking up as much room or bulk as a traditional backpack or messenger bag, the Cargo Works iPhone EDC Note Case has a 900D polyester canvas exterior, MOLLE webbing, military-grade hardware, and plenty of organizational slots.
Nomad Ultra-Rugged Lightning Battery Cable
Everyone needs a charging cable to keep their high-tech gear juiced-up. But this one from Nomad is much better than its standard competition. That’s because it boasts a built-in 2,350mAh battery, a Kevlar core, an RF shield, a PVC cable jacket, and a ballistic nylon exterior. Essentially, this is about as close as it gets to a bombproof charging cable.
Defy Bags M35 Tarp Dopp Kit
One of the most essential travel items — specifically for hauling around all of your bathroom necessities — Defy’s take on the classic dopp kit gets huge bonus points for its ultra-tough construction. That’s because this USA-made 4-liter bag is built from M35 truck tarpaulin — the same material that covers the military’s transport trucks. It also has mil-spec parachute lining that’s water-resistant and the whole thing is practically indestructible, as far as dopp kits go.
Foursevens Mini MKIII Flashlight
Tiny enough to fit in the most crowded of pockets, the Foursevens Mini MKIII flashlight still has a monstrous light throw distance of up to 120 meters. It’s also made from mil-spec aluminum, has an impressive IPX8 water-resistance rating, can run for up to 90 hours on a single battery charge, and has numerous lighting modes and levels of output.
Inventery Bolt Action Pen
A handsome and unique spin on one of the most iconic and useful everyday carry tools, Inventery’s Bolt Action pen boasts a smooth and satisfying deployment, a construction of precision-machined black-oxide brass, a detachable pocket clip, and compatibility with Parker’s popular G2 refills.
Topo Designs Klettersack
Built from a combination of ballistic nylon and black leather, this handsome hiking-inspired backpack from Topo Designs is made to survive just about anything through which you can haul it. It also has 22.4 liters of internal space — including a 15″ laptop pocket, dual exterior water bottle pouches, and more. Rare is the bag that could literally go from the office to the trails, but this certainly fits the criteria.
Quiet Carry The IQ Knife
Sleek and stylish enough to carry with you even when you’re dressed to the nines, this formidable folder boasts an extremely resilient Elmax steel blade mated to a titanium and carbon fiber handle. It also has an integrated frame lock, a tip-up pocket clip, and a flipper for a quick and smooth deployment every time.
MWC Kampfschwimmer Military Dive Watch
This dive watch was actually first built to be worn on the wrists of law enforcement and military personnel operating in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, which should instill plenty of confidence in you about its toughness, reliability, and durability. It also boasts an automatic movement, 300m water resistance, a second hacking function, and it comes with a classic NATO strap.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Gallantry - August 2019
If black, mil-spec, tactical-inspired gear isn’t quite your style, you might be drawn more to last month’s more-refined blue-and-brown collection of the best gear on Gallantry.