Plenty of gear fashioned for the outdoors can make adequate everyday carry solutions. But the cream of the crop, the elite essentials that you need every single day are those you should be putting in your pockets.
These premium items may have been designed specifically for the outdoors but they offer maximum utility — perfect to accompany you just about anywhere. The best double-duty instruments will be durable, intuitive, precise and polished. We’d recommend top tier accessories ranging from a reliable field watch to a sleek, easy-to-use tactile pen and a slim but highly dependable daily use pocket knife that’ll perform time after time.
Gerber Fastball Knife
Gerber has long crafted some of the best American-made knives and the new Fastball is a slim, lightweight finger flip pocket knife that is a premium addition to the Gerber lineup. A superior three-inch Wharncliffe blade provides just the right angle and length to handle any daily task with enhanced precision at the tip. Made from S30V stainless steel, the blade is corrosion resistant and supplies extreme edge retention.
The Fastball is built on Gerber’s B.O.S.S. (Balls of Stainless Steel) Tech system which uses stainless steel ball bearings to provide a stable and consistent deployment. This ensures a super-smooth transition from closed to open every single time. And the cage system keeps the balls contained for sustained, steady functioning over the launch haul. Not to mention, a three-position pocket clip on the aircraft grade aluminum handle also gives the option of ambidextrous carry. Coming in three colorways (flat sage, urban grey and black) this lightweight pocket knife is an everyday carry that you’ll have in your pockets the rest of your life.
The Other Mandatories
Nylon Key Organizer by Orbitkey $35+
Stow 500mL by HydraPak $14
Ice 1811 by Vuarnet $320
Combat Field X3 by LUM-TEC $925
All-Conditions Phone Pocket by Bellroy $109
DLC Coated Titanium Glider Pen by Tactile Turn $159
Venture 30 Power Bank by Goal Zero $100
SWS Field Case by Best Made Co. $88
Expedition Notebook by Field Notes $13
Aeon Mk. III S2 – Copper Flashlight by Muyshondt $495