Did you know there’s a community of people out there that post and share pictures of the things they hold in their pockets? It’s called “Everyday Carry,” and it’s surprisingly cool. It’s a simple concept, but something that many people take pretty seriously. So much, that it has became a trending topic in Social Media.
Maybe you can remember from Instagram this kind of pictures of material things arranged on a flat surface taken from a bird’s eye view. Well, those are supposed to be pocket dumps…, but what we carry everyday should really answer to 3 aspects: utility, convenience and self-expression.
But don’t worry, we are not going to bore you with basic stuff you already know you should keep on hand at all times like handkerchiefs, paper, pen, bottle of water, keychains, small flashlight and blabla. Because actually, you have already got handy replacement for pen, paper and flaslights in your inseparable smartphone.
Taking this into account, we’ve been spending a lot of time surfing in Internet to find the best non-conventional EDC for this 2017. And finally here’s Lumsing list of EDC essentials for men, in this case (next time we will do for women).
Measuring in at 1mm thin, the PocketMonkey takes up very little pocket real estate, yet provides 12 separate functions, some of which include opening bottles, peeling oranges, and opening letters, along with the built-in earphone cord wrap, Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers, and a door latch slip for when you lock yourself out of your house. It also weighs only one ounce, so you’ll likely forget you’re carrying it until you need it.
2. Mini Portable Charger
You simply won’t find a more compact charger that gives you as much energy in such a tight package. Smartphones have a tendency to die. Especially with increased usage thanks to all of our games and apps. With this tiny tube lipstick-sized, you can stave off the inevitable battery drain of your phone – as it carries more than a full charge worth of power. You can also use it to charge up any other high-tech gear you carry that has a USB charge port. Don’t leave home without the new Lumsing Mini Glory P2.
What appears to be a rugged keychain is actually 1.5 meters of 550lb military-grade emergency braided paracord (4.9 feet). With this keychain on hand, you’ll be fully prepared for any survival situation. Plus Bomber and Company dishes out a lifetime guarantee with each keychain to prove their unwavering high-quality standards.
ANKR is a thin, lightweight tag that easily attaches to your commonly misplaced items—i.e. your bag, keys, wallet, glasses, etc. It then communicates with your smartphone so you’ll always know when something’s left behind. Unlike other low energy Bluetooth trackers, ANKR has a replaceable battery, so it’s no one-find wonder. Filled with other unique features, ANKR is truly the smartest way to get smart about your belongings.
— Attaches & tracks any belonging: purse, wallet, keys, etc.
— Designed to fit slimly on your key ring
— Alerts you when you’re about to lose something
— Respects safe zones (defined through the app)
— Allows you to manually set off an ear-tickling tone w/ the app
— Periodically drops GPS locations, so you can check the most recent locations.
5. SlimFold, the thinnest wallet
Your thin wallet search may be over. SlimFold makes the world’s thinnest, lightest, and strongest minimal wallets available in the market. It’s the slimmest you’ll find out there. SlimFold has been producing wallets for several years now. Their original wallet, which is still being produced, is made from Tyvek, that funky plastic/paper hybrid material that FedEx and other shipping companies use as a lightweight but extremely tough shipping material. These wallets are extremely tough, extremely thin and extremely lightweight (and water resistant to boot). When laid flat, the SlimFold MICRO measures just 7.3cm tall and 20cm wide.
While we love all the big ticket gear – like cars, heirloom leather boots, smartphones, etc. – during the holidays, everyday carry gear is our bread and butter. This is Lumsing’s everyday carry, what does yours look like?