Quality everyday carry items are primarily characterized by their utility and durability. With that said, there are still a handful of companies that put just as much of an emphasis on form as they do function, meticulously designing stark yet fully-functional EDC items. And it’s these types of spartan yet fashion-forward pieces of kit that we’ll be highlighting today in this curated guide to the best minimalist everyday carry essentials.
NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik Reference 750
Water resistant down to 660’, the NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik Reference 750 is an absolutely stunning Bauhaus-style watch that’s crafted around a 37mm stainless steel case and features a PVD-coated sunburst dial, rhodium-plated hands with white SuperLuminova inlays, and a matching stainless steel Club Sport bracelet. Powering the watch is an in-house built 27-jewel Caliber DUW 3001 automatic movement that boasts a 43-hour power reserve.
KINTO Travel Tumbler
Equipped with a vacuum-insulated,double-walled construction, the KINTO Travel Tumbler is a style-conscious, minimalistic EDC water bottle that’s crafted from an amalgamation of 18-8 stainless steel, polypropylene, and BPA-free silicone. Alongside being sold in 500ml or 350ml (17oz or 12oz) sizes, this water bottle is also produced in eight different color options as well.
Orbitkey Leather Key Organizer
Putting an end to traditionally loud jingling keyrings, the Orbitkey Leather Key Organizer is a compact, folding key storage system that features space for anywhere from two to seven keys, along with a standard D-ring for easy attachment and carrying. Also compatible with older car keys, this organizer features a leather construction and a stainless steel locking mechanism.
Prometheus Lights Beta Quick Release v2
Weighing less than an ounce and spanning just 3”, the Prometheus Lights Beta Quick Release v2 is an ultra-pocketable, starkly-designed 90-lumen LED EDC keychain flashlight that features an anodized aluminum housing and a cleverly-designed quick-release mechanism.
Pioneer Carry Molecule Cardholder
Backed by a lifetime warranty, the Pioneer Carry Molecule Cardholder is a minimalistic EDC wallet that features a central top pocket for cash sandwiched between front and rear card slots. Weighing less than an ounce, the Molecule Cardholder is constructed from 10XD — a proprietary ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene material that’s ten-times stronger than steel.
Aer Day Sling 3
Offering a full three liters of internal storage space in a compact 11” L x 6” W x 3” D footprint, the Aer Day Sling 3 is a third-generation carry solution that’s been engineered specifically for travel and EDC use. Pieced together around an insanely-rugged 1,680-denier ballistic-grade CORDURA nylon, the Day Sling 3 also comes outfitted with YKK zippers, Duraflex hardware, a soft woven lining, and an adjustable crossbody shoulder strap with a magnetic FIDLOCK fastener.
INVENTERY Bolt Action Pen V.02
Made in America, the INVENTERY Bolt Action Pen V.02 is a rugged 5.13” writing tool that’s been precision-machined from a solid block of either 303 stainless steel or C36000 brass. Compatible with Schmidt and Parker refills, the pen is available with gold or silver hardware as well as optional engraving.
Nothing Ear (1) Earbuds
The Nothing Ear (1) is a premium pair of true wireless earbuds that feature active noise cancelation, up to 34 hours of battery life, and advanced 11.6mm dynamic drivers that have been expertly tuned by the audiophiles at Teenage Engineering. What’s more, not only does each earbud weigh in at just 4.7 grams, but they’re also IPX4 rated, making them practically impervious to any weather conditions.
WESN Allman Titanium
Boasting a perfect harmony between form and function, the WESN Allman is an attractive yet immensely utilitarian everyday carry knife. Offered in a wide variety of color and material options, this version of the Allman is comprised of a framelock-equipped Grade 5 titanium handle that’s mated to a beefy, flipper tab-deployed, 2.80” drop point blade crafted from premium CPM S35VN steel.
Todd Snyder x MOSCOT 10 Year Anniversary Edition Nomad Sunglasses
Released to celebrate the NYC clothing label’s first decade in operation, the Todd Snyder x MOSCOT 10 Year Anniversary Edition Nomad Sunglasses are a high-end pair of men’s shades that are crafted around a premium Italian acetate frame housing a set of custom-made AR-coated MOSCOT Tint lenses.
The Best Minimalist Knives For Everyday Carry
Interested in checking out an additional selection of well-curated, starkly-designed EDC items? Then be sure to check out our guide to the best minimalist knives for everyday carry for more than a dozen of the most spartan yet utilitarian knives on the market.