Mission Workshop’s large messenger bag is made from two-layer VX fabric, which resists tears and abrasions, and beads water. Its interior offers a 15″ laptop pocket, a 24-liter main compartment with enough room for a change of clothes, and multiple pockets for organizing smaller items. Comes in black, slate, or white.
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Nixon’s bold-faced analog wristwatches feature easy-to-read high-contrast numerals and markers. They come in a variety of styles, from a showy goldtone with metal band to a sophisticated gunmetal with a leather strap. Each watch has a stainless steel 42mm case with a 100m waterproof rating.
The Ridge offers its modern, hardsided wallets in both carbon fiber weave and forged carbon, which produces a more abstract, painterly look. The wallets hold from 1 to 12 cards without stretching out and block RFID scanning. Available with a cash strap or money clip. They also make titanium and aluminum variants.
How do you improve the original duck boot? Make it warmer and more flexible by replacing the traditional rubber shell with waterproof AeroForm polyurethane so it doesn’t transfer cold. Coupled with a water-resistant, full-grain leather upper and heavy-traction soles, the LaCrosse Aero Timber Top is built for slushy, muddy tasks.
Swiss watch maker Wrsyt offers a collection of boldly-styled timepieces for athletes, adventurers, and gearheads. Each one features a stainless steel case with a trademark curved and perforated bezel, and a high-contrast rubber sports strap. We particularly like the blue and white Sports Force chrono, which reminds us of R2-D2.
Trade in your stinky old exercise tote for Pendleton’s rugged, but refined, wool blanket bag. The cylindrical Crested Butte Gym Bag is Western style at its best, sized for a change of clothes, toiletries and towel, plus exterior and interior pockets for your small stuff. Has a practical polyester lining and a removable shoulder strap.
This three-pack of bracelets looks great stacked together, with one made from a deeply-textured black lava rock, another from a polished silver agate stone, and the third woven from paracord. Ideal for wrist sizes from 7.5″ to 8.5″. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
Fordite, also known as “Motor City agate” is made from layers of baked-on paint that piled up along automotive assembly lines. Its abstract patterns are revealed as its cut and polished. Watch as jewlery maker Patrick Adair combines the material with rose gold and black diamonds to make a spectacular piece of wearable art.
Casio’s classic calculator watch gets a new look at a bargain price. In addition to performing basic math, these retro-modern wristwatches feature an inverted LCD screen, dual time, alarm, and calendar functions. They come wrapped in a durable resin case with a color-matched strap. Available in beige, army green, or blue.
While Antiques Roadshow was visiting West Fargo, ND’s Bonanzaville, a U.S. Air Force veteran stopped by with a Rolex Oyster Cosmograph watch he purchased in the 1970s for about $350. While that was a lot of money back then, his investment truly paid off, especially since he never wore it, and saved all of the original paperwork.
The DudeRobe is a cozy cotton/terry bathrobe that passes as a sweatshirt hoodie. It’s perfect for lounging on the couch, but also for stepping outside to grab the paper on a chilly morning. Its belt is also permanently attached, so you’ll never lose it. Comes in navy blue or gray, with matching shorts also available.
Vanquest’s zipper pouch is perfect for carrying a wide variety of small everyday gear. Inside, it’s got 21 elastic stitched channels which are stacked and staggered to maximize storage. It’s got flat pockets as well, and the whole thing can attach via MOLLE straps on its back. Made from water repellant 1000D Cordura.
If you’re going to schlep to work every day, you should be prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. A good bag is a good place to start, and Everyday Carry shares their top picks for backpacks, briefcases, and messengers for your daily essentials. We’re fans of the cavernous Manhattan Portage Deluxe Computer Bag.
Corkcicle’s Ivanhoe duffle is a stylish way to keep your food and beverages cold all day. It has a closed-cell foam insulation, an easy to clean food-safe liner, magnetic side pockets and a vegan leather base. It holds up to 48 cans or 24 cans and four wine bottles, and packs up smaller than other coolers when not in use.
Hublot’s bold red and black wristwatch is a mechanical marvel, with seven spinning barrels that give it an impressive 14-day power reserve. Its skeletonized 39-jewel movement provides just as much visual interest as its polished red ceramic case and bezel. Limited to just 100 pieces.
Unless you’re on perpetual vacation, everyone eventually needs to know the time. And you should have a reliable timepiece if you plan on showing up on time. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked the best self-powered men’s watches that never need batteries. We’re fans of the clean looking Maratac titanium field watch.
A sharp looking everyday timepiece with subdials for minutes, seconds, and a 30 min timer with 1/20th of a second measurements. Has a bright Indiglo night light, and is water resistant to 100 meters, making it perfect for swimming or snorkeling. We particularly like the black case with blue face.
Designed by Onorio D’Epiro for Mr. Jones Watches, this whimsical timepiece offers up an image of a big blue monster chomping down on the time. As he plucks each hour from the sky, his belly fills up with minutes. If features a stainless steel case and strap, and is waterproof to 5 ATM.
Finnish brand Tarvas makes these stylish go-anywhere sneakers with leather or Cordura uppers, and thick mudguards along their bottom edge. Their lug rubber outsoles offer great multi-surface traction too. They’re available from a handful of outlets around the globe, including C’H’C’M in NYC and Tanner Goods in Portland.
The Real Leather Company’s handsome messenger bag is perfect for carrying all of your everyday work gear, with room enough for a 15.6″ laptop. It’s got multiple pockets for accessories, and is made from premium top-grain cowhide. Available in classic or dark brown.
Citizen’s watch for adventurers packs an altimeter that can measure from 1,000 to 32,000 feet, along with an electronic compass. Thanks to Eco-Drive tech, it’s powered by everyday light sources. Comes in army green/black, black/black, and a particularly spiffy bronze/black colorway.
This oversized pack is just the thing for carrying board games to parties. It has an extendable main compartment for games, pockets for accessories, a notepad slot, two drink holders, and can be expanded with elastic box bands, a dice case, and other add-ons.
This sling style leather and canvas bag is perfect for carrying small items when traveling or hiking. It’s smaller than a backpack or traditional messenger bag, but big enough to carry a 9.7″ tablet, and has pockets for tissues, eyeglasses, mints, and other accessories.
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