10 EDC Essentials for Any Man’s Lineup

If you take your everyday carry lineup seriously, chances are you’ll always be on the hunt for new accessories to add to it and the summer is the perfect time to make new additions. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our pick of 10 EDC essentials for any man’s lineup below:

Garrett Leight California Optics Harding X Sunglasses ($395)

The single bridge design of these Garrett Leight California Optics Harding X Sunglasses ($395) sits comfortably on the nose and they have three-barrel hinges made with real rivets for long-lasting durability. ($395)


OrbitKey Maglock Key Clip ($43)

When it comes to the sort of EDC that you possess, few brands give it more consideration than the guys at OrbitKey. The Maglock Key Clip from OrbitKey ($43) allows you to hang your keys carabiner-style from a pack or belt loop, but when it’s time to unlock a door or fire up the truck, a simple flick of the pull tab releases the keyring effortlessly. ($43)


JayBird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones ($149.99)

These JayBird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones ($149.99) are the only headphones on the market that meet MIL-STD 810G requirements. Their water and sweat-proof construction can handle the elements with ease and courtesy of their truly wireless design, these earbuds snugly rest in your ear without any cords. ($149.99)


Purist Collective Mover 18oz + Scope ($46)

The reusable canteen that’s fresh no matter the beverage. Every time. The Purist Collective Mover 18oz + Scope ($46) has an unbreakable interior glass finish that lines the inner walls of the canteen and keeps your beverages (and the taste) fresh every time you use it. The Scope top allows you to sip from any side and the double-wall vacuum insulation helps make sure that your liquids stay hot or cold. ($46)


Light Phone II – Distraction-Free Cell Phone ($299.99)

By taking a step back and focusing on just the necessities, the Light Phone II ($299.99) offers a minimalist approach to smartphone technology. They cut the feeds and do away with the targeted ads, leaving nothing but the essentials: calling, texting, alarms, contacts, and hotspot capabilities. The goal is to help reduce screen time to only when it’s actually necessary, allowing you to disconnect with the digital world and reconnect with the real world by keeping it simple. ($299.99)


Full Windsor Magware – Reusable Aluminum Utensil Set ($35)

Built from lightweight yet robust hard-anodised aluminium, this Full Windsor Magware – Reusable Aluminum Utensil Set ($35) consists of a spoon, fork, and knife. The set magnetically nests together, creating a lightweight and portable set of cutlery and it is perfect for takeout, picnics, camping, and parties. ($35)


Bellroy Tech Kit ($59)

If there’s a piece of gear you carry daily, there’s every possibility that the guys at Bellroy have found a way to enhance and perfect it. The Bellroy Tech Kit ($59) is a life-saver for neatly organising and porting about your chargers, earbuds, memory cards, and much more. The essential accessories most likely to get tangled, damaged or lost when you travel are exactly what this kit is for. So this case not only saves you the time you’d spend rummaging through your backpack but also ensures your accessories and chargers stay in tip-top condition for longer. ($59)


James Brand Pike Pocket Knife ($120)

This exclusive rosewood and brass handled edition of James Brand’s Pike Pocket Knife ($120) is available only at Huckberry. It has a modern take on the vintage folding knife and has been updated with a simple and clean design. The Pike is a non-locking, slip-joint knife that’s elegant, handsome, and purpose-built for your pocket instead of your hip. It’ll impress you every time you pull it out to use, and it’ll impress your descendants when they inherit it a generation from now. ($120)


Flint & Tinder Surplus Collection Mask – 2 Pack ($24)

Hopefully masks won’t be an essential part of our EDC for much longer with the global pandemic coming to an end but in the meantime, these Flint & Tinder Surplus Collection Masks – 2 Pack ($24) get our vote here at Coolector HQ. They are built from a military-inspired cotton and Cordura® fabric blend and have comfortable ear loops and peaked nose for coverage and comfort day in, day out. ($24)


G-Shock GBD100-1 Watch ($150)

This battle-tested timepiece is trusted by adventure sports athletes, special forces personnel, and is even NASA space-flight certified so you know it is ready and waiting to become a mainstay of your EDC lineup. The G-Shock GBD 100-1 Watch ($150) has been made with Triple 10 resistance—10 years of battery life, 10 bars of water resistance, and 10m of shock resistance – and the high-definition MIP LCD display and Super Illuminator face illumination is simple to read in any condition. ($150)

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