Useful Gear for Everyday Life
1. Gunnar Enigma
GUNNAR creates eyewear specially made for gaming and computer use. If you use anything with a display, you’ll want a pair of these to protect your vision. Enigma glasses block harmful blue light and 100% of UV light. They also feature anti-reflective lens coatings on both sides of the lens.
2. PocketUp Specs Pocket
The Specs Pocket provides protection for your glasses, mini binoculars, and other similar small items. It is not a rigid case, but thanks to its rugged 1050D ballistic nylon outer and soft fleece lining, the gear you keep in it is well protected. An extra-wide opening ensures easy access.
3. Pelican 18oz Bottle
Engineered with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel and featuring a sweat-proof, powder-coated finish that ensures your hands won’t slip from condensation, Pelican’s 18 ounce bottle features a spill-proof lid, rubber non-slip base and easy-carry handle. Great for hot or cold beverages, Pelican Bottles come in 18-ounce, 32-ounce, and 64-ounce capacities.
4. Colfax Design Group Slim Camera Strap
Slim and durable, this camera strap is a secure and functional way to carry your camera. Made with Mil-Spec webbing, it features a dual locking gate carabiner and screw mount to ensure your camera stays close.
5. James Brand the Chapter
James Brand the Chapter is a classic folding knife that features titanium frame-lock construction. Its 2.75-inch S35vn stainless steel blade holds an edge well, resists corrosion and is easy to care for. The knife is available with a plain or partially serrated drop point blade.
MSRP: Starts at $295
6. Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone 11
Designed to complement the original design of your iPhone 11, Catalyst’s protective phone case boasts a 9.9-foot drop-proof rating. Its raised bezels protect the screen from face drops, while the included wrist lanyard is still the best protection against drops.
7. Capsule Diplomat Passport Wallet
The Diplomat is a handmade Italian full-grain cowhide leather wallet that is crafted to securely keep your passport, boarding pass and other on-the-go travel essentials. Its rear outer pocket can comfortably store your passport or boarding pass for quick access. A zipper enclosure ensures important items stay secure.
8. The Pocket Shot Mossy Oak Edition
The Pocket Shot is the modern version of the slingshot. Its circular design allows users to load and shoot different projectiles at two to three times the rate of a traditional slingshot. Its compact size is perfect for your pocket, tackle box or backpack. Firing projectiles up to 350 feet per second, the Pocket Shot is not a toy.
Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the EDC Buyer’s Guide Winter, 2020 print issue of American Survival Guide.