I thought it would be fun to do a rundown of all of the items that I carry with me every day. This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive review of each item. Instead, this is a summary of each item and why I choose to carry it every day.
Garmin Vivoactive Watch
There are so many things I like about this watch. The physical design is excellent. It uses regular watchbands so it’s easy to swap watchbands to aftermarket bands, though the stock band is so good I haven’t felt the need. It has a waterproof rating of 5 ATM so I never worry about it, not matter what activity I am participating in. The screen has proven itself incredibly durable even with all sorts of bumps and scrapes I haven’t scored a single scratch. The watch itself is super light at 18.0g. I found myself checking at times if I still had it on because it is so light.
The watch features GPS and GLOSSNAS support which is the primary reason I purchased it. It can track my hiking and biking activities with ease. What is even more exciting is that it is not hampered with with the poor battery life that most smart watches are. I lose about 5% to 10% batter per day meaning that I can easily make it a week between recharges. The charger itself is a very slick magnetic alignment system. The watch attaches positively and charges quickly.
This amazing batter life is achieved even with the watch face being an always on display. Watch faces and apps can be customized through the accompanying smart phone app. The interface is simple and not fiddly. What a watch should be. It feels like a finished product not a nerdy gadget.
Gerber Paraframe 2
I knew I was in the market for a folder when I happened across this knife at Home Depot on an after Christmas special. It is light, easy to operate with one hand and has a very positive frame lock. My only complaint is that the pocket clip can be difficult to clip in place because the side of the knife is open. This causes pants with thinner cloth to catch at times. All in all, sharp, light, well balanced.
Multitools have alway been one of my favorite EDC items. They may not be the most beautiful, but they get used more than any other tool. I went with the Leatherman Wingman because of three main features. A locking blade knife that does not require opening the multitool to deploy. A scissors, which once you have you will never get a multitool without them. Finally an integrated pocket clip, means that I don’t need to worry about the legality of carrying this item and it doesn’t fall into the lint filled bottoms of my pockets.
Steve Madden Leather Wallet
This is a trifold-nothing-special wallet that I picked up at the amazing Remy’s in Maine. I’m more attached to it because it reminds me of Maine that for anything else. It’s simple, reliable and gets the job done.
Motorola G 3rd Gen.
I’m not going to spend a great deal of time talking about this phone but here are the high points of why I am carrying this phone. $200 unlocked. Battery life that gets me through an entire day, a night of sleep and can keep going a little bit into the morning. Waterproof! (I’ve dropped in the toilet, I’ve dropped it in the lake) Relatively untouched Android experience. Works on the Ting. Sure it has it’s shortcomings, but overall, I’m super happy with it.
That wraps of up my current carry, minus my keys. I haven’t done anything interesting with them. Hope you enjoyed!Tags: EDC, Every Day Carry, Gear Review Categories: [email protected] March 28, 2016 @ 12:50 pm Trackback URL No Comments on My EDC: Spring 2016 Edition