Everyday Carry: the must-have accessories

Everyday Carry: the must-have accessories

The true traveler will always keep their list of items for everyday carry as long as he steps out of their door. He will always be carrying everything to stay safe, warm, relaxed, and close to the time and his travel dreams: today, we will go through our favorite picks that every traveler needs to have in his pocket or bag, and not mention that all the featured products here are available on our store.

Essential Items Brands
1 The Essential Tool Opinel Knife
2 For the Small Details Leatherman Multi-tool
3 Document Your Journey TRAVELER'S Notebook and Accessories
4 Write in Style BRASS Pens and Accessories
5 Your Beverage Companion Stanley Bottle
6 Be on Time Timex Watch
7 Tailoring to Your Needs Personalizing Your Everyday Carry Items

A Good Knife, an Opinel Knife

First, we will start with the manliest accessory of all time: a sharp, durable, and stylish knife. Every man needs his one on his everyday carry list since it is always helpful to carry for small tasks of the daily routine:

  • Cut off plastic packaging with no easy opening
  • Doing hand-made crafts in your free time
  • Defend yourself
  • Slice food on the go

We can't list how useful it is to carry a knife daily, and for these various tasks, our pick is, and will always be, the legendary Opinel Knives. You probably already know this French-made brand, which is one of the most notable in the market; durable, comfortable handle and unbreakable blade.

Everyday Carry: the must-have accessories

"An Opinel knife is a piece of history, a testament to an enduring commitment to quality."

You can pick between various handles (wooden, Fibreglass-reinforced polyamide) and blade shapes. All made to be as multi-purpose as possible, you can cut meat, vegetables, wood, or strings without effort.

However, there is an alternative if you already own one in your everyday carry items: you can look at the Fuji Knife, which is another pocket knife inspired by the old Japanese blades. On top of that, a bottle opener is included at the bottom. If you are looking for specific designer products with more details on the look, it might be what you are looking for.

Leatherman multi-tool for daily issues 

Now that you have a knife for the most important daily tasks, you might need an accessory for tiny details and outcomes in some rare situations, such as DIY craftsrepairing various items, or fixing tiny elements of a car, shelf, table, and much more. For all of this, you will need a multi-tool in your Everyday Carry list, but not any kind of brand: the Leatherman will be the one you must have, the Signal Edition, to be more specific.

fuji knife

It comes with everything you can think about for various purposes:

  • pliers to fix DIY items
  • different blades to cut tires or wood following the shape of it
  • a screwdriver to tighten electronics
  • tiny hammer to drive nails on the go
  • a bottle opener to have a sweet beer by the end of the day
  • much more, as you can see in the picture down under

Why choose this brand tho? Many other ones can serve the same purpose with the same multi-tool accessories. Durability. Yes, durability is the word since Leatherman products are well known to be among the highest quality on the market that you can keep for a lifetime.

On top of that, it is exceptionally light and fits well to any shape of hand: easy to carry, easy to use, easy to keep, and that's what we will always be looking for in an everyday carry list, after all.

TRAVELER'S notebook and Accessories 

Let us introduce the TRAVELER'S company: a well-known Japanese brand that provides the most authentic and beautiful products dedicated to travelers with a refillable notebook and various accessories. Man's best choice here is to keep track of the day's events and souvenirs while having your best experiences worldwide.

TRAVELER'S notebook

For every notebook, we need the base, the origin: a cover. Unless you are already into the designer's products, most of the notebooks you will see daily will be a traditional paper-cardboard-metallic ring, which has a dull look, is not durable at all, is easy to damage, and barely fits your hand.

As an Everyday Carry item, you need a notebook that is easy to carry, can take notes on the go, a place to keep your business cards and receipts, and move various items such as letters and post-its. Here, we have a high-quality certified cow leather cover (made in Thailand), about the size of an envelope, so it perfectly fits in your hand, followed by a resistant rubber band to attach your refills.

Travelers notebook leather

What makes it unique is the incredible look and simplicity: once you have it, it will follow you for at least the next ten years, so you better have a product that resists through time with a good look.

Second, you can have a lot of various and valuable refills. Yep, as it does not have metallic rings along the side to keep your sheets of paper, you can refill as soon as your sheets are complete; no need to buy a new whole notebook, and THAT is also what makes the traveler's notebook a must have in your everyday carry list.

Oh, and last but not least, you can also get a hand on the Passport size journal, which comes with the same accessories and refills: the best solution if you prefer to have a notebook that doesn't take too much space in your bag!

TRAVELER'S Refills

As we have mentioned, the wonderful thing about this travel journal is its numerous accessories and especially the refills you can get with it. You will find a lot of possibilities among the different kinds of paper, grids, and miscellaneous zipper pockets or card files for your everyday carry documents.

notebook refill insert

At first, you will need what serves the primary purpose of a notebook: sheets of paper. Even though you have some elementary ones included with the travel journal, we highly recommend having a look at the various options, following what you are willing to do with it. If you are more of a drawing guy, the kraft paper will be your new must-have for your sketches: you will feel the difference between a classic sheet of paper and some perfect quality paper.

notebook leather trc

But you may be more of a note guy, using it more as a diary or reminder, then we recommend any of the refills following your needs: you may prefer a grid, lined, or simply blank paper to take your notes. However, some people prefer a very lightweight piece to take notes as long as they have an excellent pen. No worries, we've got your back: some lightweight paper refills are also available! 

There are so many accessories and refills for this travel journal that we can't list them all. We can at least simplify it with a quick brief of the most useful ones you need to add to your shopping bag:

  • Pocket stickers refill to keep a few business cards and various tiny documents
  • Card file refill, to always have, give, and receive business cards
  • Zipper refill to keep the essential records safe
  • Refill sticky memo pad, always have sticky memos with you and keep track of your journey
  • Rubber band refill, making sure you can repair your traveler's notebook if something happens

BRASS Products on the go 

A man will ALWAYS need a good pen with him. Of course, you will need it to take notes and write down some information, but not only that: what if a lovely lady comes to you, and you don't have a pen to write down her phone number? Using a pen is a stylish and distinctive way to get attention, as everybody does, instead of using your phone.  

BRASS Pens

For this, you will need a good pen, you know that, and we recommend Brass products to your everyday carry must-have items. Brass is a brand from the TRAVELER'S company to come with (or without) your TRAVELER'S notebook, including various other accessories than the pen.

brass stationnery

Three prominent families of pens are rollerballsfountain pens, and pencils. To make it easy, the classic ones like BIC, the fancy ones like Montblanc, and then the pencils, you can deal with erasers. Good news, whatever kind of pen you are looking for in your everyday carry, BRASS will have it. The question is, which one will you go for? 

Most of you will opt for the gold color one, which has a luxury and unique look, but the green edition is also available for a fancier style. If you get any of these, make sure to attach a good pen clip to your traveler's notebook; losing that beautiful pen would be pretty unfortunate.

BRASS Accessories

Among the Brass products, you will also find many valuable items on everyday carry that deserve a look on. On top of all the side accessories for your pens such as inkballpoint refilleraser, and of course, the pen case, you can have a lot more various items:

  • BRASS ruler, with the Japanese obsession for perfect accuracy
  • Bookmark template for the whole alphabet, numbers, and even some icons
  • Clips with or without numbers to always keep your files organized
  • And way more to discover and add to your everyday carry list!
Brass pen

Your Beverage on the go Stanley Bottle

You are a busy man; you will need a hot beverage to keep you awake all day long, and that's where the thermos will come to your must-have items in your everyday list. Especially if you are a traveler, you won't have time to stop in the middle of a trek or hiking session to make a fireplace only to get some coffee: you NEED your hot drinks ready straight from the morning to drink all day long.

Our pick is the Stanley Bottle, the only thermos bottle with everything you need at an affordable price that will last you a lifetime. If we deconstruct this bottle that looks very classic at first, we will find many advantages and features that you won't find anywhere else on a bottle for your everyday carry items.

Stanley cup

First, we are looking for the main features of this kind of product: the liquid-related characteristics. A 470ml container was enough to keep 3-4 cups of coffee warm all day long or even cold!

Both hot and cold beverages will stay at the same temperature for approximately 7 hours. They will slowly reach the ambient temperature. But it will take more than a day for it. You won't have to worry about having a too-cold or too-hot drink after these 7 hours have passed. The iced drinks will last 30 hours before being reduced to a complete liquid. 

minimalist mug stationery

And then, all the features related to its durability and resistance of this Stanley Bottle will leave you speechless: how can you get such a design and performance without making a compromise somewhere else? 

The trap is there's no trap. We told you these are meant to be resisting decades, thanks to the leakproof and packable technologies made of stainless steel. All of that only with a trigger action to open, fill, clean, and drink, what a dream bottle. 

Be on Time with a Timex Watch 

Let's end up this everyday carry list with the Timex Watch: being on time and punctual is the most appreciated quality about someone. It is primarily professional behavior, but even through family, friends, and any relations you can have, being on time will show how much you care about the people around you, and that's why you must have a good watch.

timex watch

Unless you are looking for fancy watches that cost years of savings only to have a small detail that only experts will see, you should opt for a beautiful watch, ready to endure elements and scratches, with a manly look and all the basic functions: timer, clock, water-resistant.

Complete your Everyday Carry items by yourself.

We can only provide a complete everyday carry list if we know specifically your needs daily following your hobbies or work. Of course, a photographer will carry some extra lenses in a specific bag, while an engineer will always have a spare battery for a laptop. You may want to have some particular needs on your everyday items, but you certainly don't want to miss the ones we have listed, then you can all shop right away!

We may miss something here, but it is a must-have in our daily routine. Now, what's yours? Tell us down below in the comments section!

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