We all spend a lot of time dialing in our outdoor kits, and the same goes for our everyday carry. We want quality products if we’re using them daily for years at a time. What follows are some our favorite carry items from around the Outside office.
Tanner Goods Journeyman Wallet (From $60)Many of us suffer from fat wallets that don’t fit in our pockets. The Journeyman is designed to combat that problem with slots for just four cards, plus some cash. Made from 100 percent leather, each wallet is designed to wear well and develop character over time.
Rhodia Rhodiarama Notebook ($16)With a plush leatherette cover and 96 sheets of high-quality, acid-free, 90-gram ivory vellum paper, this is your go-to book for notes, ideas, doodles, and anything else you’d prefer to put on paper instead of in a phone.
Karas Kustoms The Bolt Pilot G2 ($65)Match your high-quality notebook with a high-quality pen. This one features the smooth and well-loved Pilot G2 ink cartridge (refillable) with a beautiful machined-aluminum body made by Karas Kustoms. The pen takes some getting used to—it’s much heavier than typical writing tools—but you’ll quickly adapt.
Best Made Co. Brass Fish Hook Clip ($28)Take off those old plastic discount cards, throw away the keys you don’t use, and use this clip to keep the remaining essentials organized. Made from solid brass, the clip adds a touch of style to an otherwise forgotten part of your everyday carry. Bonus: it’ll develop a custom patina over time.
Goertzen Adventure Equipment Scout Bag ($175)We’re big fans of Montana’s burgeoning outdoor industry, and Goertzen’s Scout Bag, handmade in Missoula, is just one more example of the high-quality products the state’s pumping out. With a contrasting leather outer, this bag will gobble up most laptops and notebooks while still maintaining its slim shape. And like the Tanner wallet, the Scout will only get better with age.
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes ($24)After half a day in the office, the smell of Ursa Major’s Essential Face Wipes is as good a wake-up as a cup of coffee. The individually sealed towelettes—scented with orange, fir, and lavender—clean, exfoliate, hydrate, and, according to the company, help accelerate the healing process of your work-battered visage.
Iron and Resin OG2 Bandana ($14)Gramps had sense enough to have a handkerchief with him at all times. They’re handy for more than a runny nose: wipe your hands, stanch a cut, or fan a swooning colleague. We’re digging the OG2 for its anchor pattern.
Flylow Keychain Beer Tool ($12)Sure, it’s impressive when you open a post-work beer bottle on a table edge—or with your teeth. But for safety’s sake, we recommend the Keychain Beer Tool, which always does the job. It also has a flathead screwdriver.
Weiss Limited Issue Field Watch ($1,500)Classic watches are more style pieces than tools these days, so why not indulge? That’s the thinking behind the Limited Issue Field Watch, made entirely in the United States and assembled at the Weiss factory in Los Angeles. This specific model, limited to only 100, has a Horween leather strap, stainless-steel case, and sapphire crystals front and back, the latter of which reveals the watch’s mechanical, hand-wound movement.
Helle Dokka Knife ($164)This is the first-ever folding knife from Helle, which has a long heritage of making beautiful blades. The Dokka features a birch handle, plus a triple-laminated steel blade that holds a strong edge but is easy to sharpen. Carry it in your pocket, or use the leather belt pouch.
Master and Dynamic MEO5 Earphones ($199)
Lifefactory 16-Ounce Glass Mug with Cafe Cap and Insulating Sleeve ($27)We love glass for its taste-neutral properties but hate that it shatters when dropped. That problem’s solved with the Glass Mug, which uses a foam sleeve to hold in coffee heat for up to an hour while also protecting the mug from falls.
Zeal Optics Darby Sunglasses ($129)The beefed-up Darby silhouette from Zeal Optics adds heft to the heritage aviator style. They come equipped with polarized lenses, and the plant-based frames stay snug on our face even when we’re bobbing around. As a bonus, they’re prescription-ready.