Inspiration is everywhere. For the creative-type, the items on hand can help inspire and create the next great design. These lightweight and creative EDC products ensure you’re not bogged down in the creative process.
1. Hydro Flask 21-ounce Trail Series
The lightest vacuum insulated bottle available is durable and can keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 6 hours. Built to take on hikes where every ounce counts or simply to set on your desk as a statement piece with the premium titanium finish.
2. James Brand The Stilwell
An ultra-light and extremely compact pen. An ideal piece of EDC gear, this titanium version weighs only 0.71 ounce and is a mere 3.5 inches when closed while opening to a full 5.4 inches.
3. Wayfinder Daybreaker Billfold Wallet
As stylish as it is sturdy, this versatile wallet can be used to hold boarding passes, international currency, and up to 16 cards. The beauty is in the details with the minimal design that is 100% no-sew, fully bonded with RF-welded construction to make the wallet waterproof and hydrophobic.
4. James Brand The Mehlville
Constructed from machined aluminum and finished with anodized aluminum this carabiner is slim, lightweight and designed for everyday carry. Two separate compartments ensure your keys are safe and secure, while a sleek built-in bottle opener makes sure you don’t go thirsty.
5. Wayfinder Borderless Passport and Notebook Holder
This modern passport holder doubles as a notebook holder and can hold up to 6 cards and a passport or a B7 sized notebook with a pocket-friendly measurement of 5.51 x 3.85 x 0.28 inches. Similar to their wallet, this is also 100% no-sew, fully bonded with RF-welded construction.
6. MVMT Element Chrono
This 44mm watch in Carbon Grey features a 6-hand chronograph movement and concave dial accents with an angular date window. The all-over gray steel colorway is versatile enough for any outing.
7. Xactly Krypton True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
This is a complete kit that includes wireless earbuds, charging case, and an XACTknit leash strap. The earbuds feature adaptive noise cancellation with a Bluetooth WT Chipset with 3-4 hours of play time / 6 hours of talk time on a single charge.
8. Pelican Protector Case and Recharge
Protect your valuable investment with this iPhone 11 case that has been military tested to survive multiple drops and includes an integrated magnet to connect seamlessly with the EMS Recharge battery pack for convenient wireless charging on the go.
9. Leatherman T4 FREE Multi-tool
Designed to equip you throughout your day, the T4 FREE includes 12 tools including a 420HC knife, 4 screwdrivers and scissors. This universal tool has a pocket clip for easy carry and weighs in at a mere 4.3 ounces.
10. Code of Bell Annex Liner
Designed to be an extension of your pockets to help keep both your larger and smaller essentials with you. This sling can fit a tablet, water bottle and phone. The discreet and slim design provides maximum security, can be carried in multiple ways, and only weighs 13.8 ounces.
Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the EDC Buyer’s Guide Winter, 2020 print issue of American Survival Guide.