We all have our own set of everyday carry gear which comes with us wherever we go, but the chances are most of it weighs us down. Take a look at these OMG-worthy items which are specifically designed to make your life easier, lighter, and reduce bulk in your bag or your pocket. Slimline wallets, space-age pens, and tiny multi-tools are among these incredible essentials, and we know you’ll love and use them daily, whichever ones you choose.
The Ridge Aluminum Wallet
Say goodbye to bulky back pockets and bulging purses with The Ridge. Slimline and lightweight, this aluminum wallet and money clip weighs just 2oz. but can hold up to 12 cards and features RFID protection to keep all your personal details safe and secure.
LARQ |Self-cleaning Water Bottle
Keep your drinking water fresh and pure with the LARQ bottle. Every two hours the special UV lights will activate automatically, destroying up to 99.9999% of bacteria and viruses and keeping both your water and your bottle clean and odor free. Plus, it eliminates the need for single-use plastic bottles.
Field Notes Notebooks
Never be without a notebook again with this three-pack of field note pads. Slim enough to slip into the pocket, these notebooks can be used whether you’re adventuring outdoors or simply making a list for the weekly shop.
The Rover Capsule
This set is small in size but packs a punch when it comes to versatility. The multi-tool comprises scissors, screwdriver, bottle opener, scraper, and pry, and comes complete with a pen and a Cache River bit driver in a handy Skinth sheath. With no knife included, it’s airline friendly, too.
The Carry-On is a spacious case which has been designed to fit into the overhead compartment on most airplanes. Ideal for frequent travellers and those who like to stay in touch, it comes with a fully ejectable battery which can be removed instantly and used on-the-go to charge electronic devices.
White Mammoth Tusk Damascus Knife
Made from natural fossilized bone, this knife is definitely a thing of beauty as well as being practical. With a polished mammoth tusk and wood handle, inlaid with turquoise, the blade itself is crafted from 16 layer Damascus steel, giving it superior strength and a stunning appearance.
Sandqvist Bernt 20L Rolltop
The handy side-access laptop pocket on this backpack means you don’t have to undo the top of the bag to get to it. With a roll-top design and water-resistant fabric, it will keep contents clean and dry no matter the weather, and has plenty of pockets and space for essentials.
Helmm Premium Deodorant
Reduce your plastic waste and stay smelling fresh with Helmm, the deodorant which is kind to the planet and your armpits. Available in four stunning fragrances designed by an award-winning French perfumer, the first purchase comes with a handsome holder which can be easily refilled with subsequent orders.
Books are a must-have travel essential, but they can weigh a ton when you have other things to carry. Solve that problem with the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, which comes with 8 or 32GB memory to store endless books and magazines, and features a glare-free paper-like display.
Titanium Keyring Chain & Bottle Opener Beltloop Hook
Whether you like to keep your keys in your pocket or purse, or would prefer to have them hanging from your belt, this key ring will do the job. Super lightweight and virtually indestructible, this titanium fob incorporates a bottle opener, and a hook for a belt or belt loop.
Forget gadgets and gizmos, when you’re travelling you want a simple, no muss, no fuss razor which will still deliver an unbeatable shave. The Oneblade Core boasts a minimalistic design with a quick-load system for easy blade changes, and offers a close, comfortable, clean wet shave.
The Mehlville Knife
Super strong but so light it doesn’t add to the weight in your pocket, this carabiner will hold all your everyday carry gear effortlessly. Crafted from a solid block of aluminum, this feat of engineering is incredibly easy to open and close thanks to the superior mechanism employed.
The Original Rumpl Puffy Blanket
Sleeping bags are all well and good, but nothing beats wrapping yourself up in a nice, cozy blanket. The Original Puffy Blanket is made with a lightweight ripstop fabric but will keep you just as warm and snug as a heavier, denser wrap. Perfect for camping, it weighs just 2.1lbs.
The Benton can take pretty much any rough and tumble you throw at it, and still write beautifully. Made with a 304 stainless steel barrel, the pen uses a refillable ink cartridge and comes with a lanyard loop so it can be carried around the neck and always to hand.
Sometimes it seems impossible to get comfortable enough for a nap when you’re travelling, no matter how tired you are. The Infinity Pillow has been designed to be squashed, wrapped, or bundled into even the most awkward of places so you can rest your head in comfort.
Rustico 5 Year Journal
Most journals get tatty quite quickly if they travel with you, but with this one, the more worn it gets the more beautiful it becomes. With a soft leather cover, this journal has 5 year marks for each date and contains 400 pages with an inspirational prompt on each one.
OrbitKey Organizer Leather
Store up to seven keys silently with this stylish and discreet key holder. Available in a range of beautiful colors, the fob is perfect for those who don’t like or want the sound of keys jangling, and it can also be personalized with initials or a monogram.
Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug
Incredibly clever and a godsend for those who don’t like lukewarm coffee or tea, the Ember mug will keep drinks at any chosen temperature between 120-145 degree F. With a 2 hour battery life for on-the-go drinking, it also comes with an all-day charging coaster for hours and hours of heat.
Aer Cable Kit
Ideal for stashing in your luggage or for carrying on its own, the Cable Kit 2 is a lightweight but robust abrasion-resistant bag which holds a surprising amount of cables, cords, earbuds, and other equipment needed to complement your electronic devices.
Bullstrap Apple Watch Straps
An Apple watch deserves a decent strap to wear it on, and that’s where Bullstrap comes in. With a wide variety to choose from, these straps are available in both leather and metal, so you can choose the design or designs which will best suit your style.
High Coast Hip Pack
Keep your hands free when walking, running, or even just shopping with the High Coast Hip Pack from Huckberry. In green, red, or navy, it’s made from recycled nylon and offers a generous 1 liter of storage space, so you can keep keys, phone, and other items safely in one place.
Blunt Metro Umbrellas
Most umbrellas are useless when it comes to high winds, but this one is different. Designed to withstand gales up to 55MPH, it also features blunt tips (safer for passers-by), telescopic ribs, and of course the ability to keep you dry and snug underneath.
With space for a 3L hydration bladder, the GR1 – 21L uses military grade materials to ensure durability in even the most arduous of conditions. With two compartments, internal and external pockets, and extra padding on the straps, this large capacity backpack makes carrying a load a lot more comfortable.
Streamlight 88062 ProTac Flashlight
A torch is something everyone should own. Whether for power cuts, searching in dark spaces, or adventuring outdoors, this tactical flashlight is lightweight and abrasion-resistant, and can run on 2 x CR123A batteries or a rechargeable kit which is sold separately.
Peak Design Travel Tripod
Being out and about can provide multiple opportunities for great photography, but sometimes you need a steady hand to achieve it. This travel tripod is compatible with both SLR and smartphone cameras, and folds down to 50% of the size of a standard one.
Nordic Pocket Saw
The Nordic pocket saw packs down to the size of a wallet, and yet is capable of sawing easily through even the toughest of woods. With nylon handles and carbon steel chain, it weighs less than a baseball, making it incredibly easy to carry.
Topo Designs Dopp Kit
Travel light and travel easy with the leather bottom dopp kit. Triangular is shape, this handy bag is designed specifically to stand upright on even small hotel shelves, giving you easy access to shaving gear without risking the whole thing tipping over.
Filson Ripstop Nylon Backpack
Whether for travelling or commuting to work, this backpack makes an excellent choice for everyday carry gear. Lightweight yet made from heavy duty ripstop nylon, this pack features multiple pockets and compartments – including for laptops – and is virtually indestructible.
Zippo Brass Pocket Lighters
It can be a mountainous task to get a lighter to light on a windy day. Avoid all the frustration and inconvenience with a windproof Zippo lighter. Available in a huge range of colors, this metal lighter will work just about anywhere and includes a lifetime guarantee.
Curly Birch Handle Knife
The handle on the Navaja knife is one of a kind. Made from polished curly birch, each one is unique and features its own natural pattern and texture. With a premium Sandvik 14C28N steel blade which locks into position for safe handling, it’s perfect for stylish, everyday use.
Sunski Yubas Sunglasses
Sunglasses are a crucial part of outdoor life, but many pairs are ruined due to the rigors of adventuring. Yubas are different. Made from lightweight, polycarbonate frames, these shades are durable and designed to take the rough and tumble, while offering great protection thanks to the 100% full-spectrum UV protection.
Standard Issue Waterproof Binoculars
There’s no point exploring the wonderful world of nature without being able to get up close and personal, even from a distance. Nocs waterproof binoculars are small enough to slip into your pocket, yet offer 8X magnification, and are even waterproof for up to 30 minutes submersion.
Billykirk No. 495 Camera Strap
Make sure your camera is safe and secure with the No. 495 camera strap. The premium American latigo leather hide looks great new, but over time it takes on an even more beautiful appearance as it develops a beautiful patina. Several rings are also included to ensure the perfect fit.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch
The Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression watch looks just as stylish on dry land as it does underwater. Available in three different colors, this Swiss construction dive watch features super luminous index, hands, and bezel, and features water resistance right up to 200m.
The Elko Knife
If you like to include a knife in your everyday carry gear, but don’t want one that’s too bulky or heavy, the Elko is for you. Slimline and lightweight, this folding knife can be carried in either hand, and features a loop for hanging on a keychain or lanyard.
Martenero Kerrison Watch
Equally stunning with a suit or shorts, this Kerrison watch is constructed from full stainless steel so it can withstand knocks and bumps. With a 42-hour power reserve, this watch also utilizes Japanese-made Miyota 9015 automatic movement, which uses your wrist movements to wind itself, making it super low maintenance.
Water-Resistant Sling Mini
Keep hands free without having annoying straps falling down with the Sling Mini. Made from recycled plastic bottles, this water resistant bag features a cross body strap which can be worn on the front or back, magnetic clasp, and a built-in key clasp to keep them close at hand.
Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack
With a nylon lined interior and a padded laptop compartment, this backpack is perfect for commuting, whatever the weather. Roomy enough to take on weekend adventures, too, this weather-resistant bag has been ergonomically designed to make it as comfortable as it is durable.
Fisher Space Pen
Included on every manned NASA space mission since 1968, the Fisher Space pen will allow easy, smooth writing in any given situation. Using specially developed ink and a pressurized ink cartridge, it can even handle zero gravity, which means it will easily take on whatever you can throw at it.
Climbing Rope Camera Strap
You can guarantee that once this camera strap is firmly attached to your camera, it will keep it safe and secure. Made from heavy duty climbing rope, this strap is 26.5” long and comes with sliplock adjusters meaning you can find the perfect fit for whatever model you have.
Journeyman Card Wallet
Minimalist and yet sufficiently spacious enough to hold several cards plus cash, the Journeyman card wallet will last for years. Boasting premium leather hide which will age beautifully, this wallet is available in four masculine colors, and measures less than 4” x 3”.
Leatherman Skeletool KB
While the skeletal design of both the blade and the handle might look unusual (which is never a bad thing), it’s done for a good reason; it whittles the weight of this handy knife down to 1.3oz. Super lightweight for everyday use, the blade also incorporates a handy bottle opener.
Stanley Classic Easy Fill Wide Mouth Flask
Whether you like a cold tipple or a nice hot toddy, this 8oz. flask is for you. Made from strong stainless steel in a choice of three color finishes, this flask will keep drinks hot or cold as desired, and comes with a wide mouth which enables easy filling.
5-in-1 Tool Pen
In the case of this little gadget, less is definitely more. Housed within and on this functioning ballpoint pen is a screwdriver, touch stylus, bubble level, and a ruler, making it one of the smallest and handiest 5-in-1 tools you will ever carry.