The deciding factor in so much of our EDC? What it’s made out of. Second only to function, the materials that comprise your everyday carry have a say in how long it lasts, how it feels in your hand, and how it’ll look as the years go by.
These four EDC picks are made from the good stuff: genuine leather, steel, chrome, and a proprietary recycled resin (which you’ll learn about below). If your EDC load out could use a materials upgrade, look no further.
Trayvax Ascent Wallet
Sixty-five years is a long time to own a wallet, but that’s exactly how long Trayvax guarantees its goods. Built in the USA from a steel chassis surrounded by hand stitched, genuine top-grain leather, this is one piece of carry that will go the distance. Designed to hold four to seven cards and up to five bills, the minimalist Ascent Wallet is an easy fit in your front or back pocket.
Fisher Astronaut Space Pen
If you’re going to make a pen part of your EDC (we highly recommend it) you might as well make it a pen that can write in space — that way you’re prepared for anything. Part of the included equipment in every NASA space mission since 1968, the Fisher Astronaut Space Pen can write in wet or greasy conditions, and in extreme temps. The pressurized, replaceable ink cartridge keeps the ink flowing and the solid brass and hard chrome finish will keep the pen in working order for decades to come.
Sunski x Huckberry Yubas Sunglasses
Every pair of Sunski shades are built from their proprietary polycarbonate made from plastic that was bound for a landfill. The SuperLite frames are stronger, lighter, and more comfortable than pretty much any other sunglass frames out there. Named for the Sierra Nevada river of the same name, the Yubas have a rounded shape that looks good on everybody. These sunglasses are up for anything — in a river, on dry land, or somewhere straddling the shore.
Jack Mason Pursuit Watch
The Italian leather strap on this Jack Mason watch will not only perfectly match that Trayvax wallet and Sunski shades we picked, it’ll also look great on its own. With an iconic pilot’s watch design, the Pursuit has a classic black dial with Super-Luminova markers for low-light visibility. The 42mm stainless steel case is healthy without being huge and features Japanese Miyota movement. Like every Jack Mason watch, it hits at a reasonable price point for an everyday watch you’ll want to wear, well, every day.
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