If you are the type who clips everything to his belt loops, you have no doubt been aggravated by having to pocket your iPhone over the past few years. Get rid of that iPhone pocket bulge and get the iPhone Carabiner Clip ($30), compatible with the iPhone 4/4s. The rugged attachment was design for heavy iPhone use, and you can charge your phone without removing it. No more missed calls due to those tight jean pockets.
With the new year upon us, its time to restock your survival necessities. Whether for travel or for everyday carry, the Apolis Survival Bundle ($120) is a simple selection of goods for the contemporary gentleman. Includes a Sigg water bottle, an Imco light, a pocket Maglite, an Apolis nomad journal, and a space pen.
If you are going to carry a knife, make sure its classy. We like the Mother of Pearl Stockman Knife ($113.95) from Case Knives. At only 2 5/8″ closed and only 1.1oz, this knife isn’t going to weigh you down. It has clip, sheepfoot, and pen blades with a mother of pearl handle and nickel silver pins and bolsters.
We like the idea of carrying a multitool, but we know it makes you look like a janitor with the hideous belt-holster thing. That’s where the Leatherman Micra ($26.50) comes in. This tiny multitool fits on your keychain and has most of the minitools that you will need: scissors, clip-point knife, tweezers, nail file/cleaner, flat Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, and ruler.
Innovation of the classic billfold is hard to come by, but Noah Lambert has it figured out with his Uni-fold Wallet ($90). This “uni-fold” bi-fold wallet is made from one solitary piece of 5oz vegetable tanned bridle leather from Wickett & Craig of Pennsylvania. Two precisely placed seams give the bi-fold its shape, and as with all leather goods the leather will darken and improve with wear.
We like multitools. They are functional, practical, and they usually fit on your keychain. The Anso Barbar Multitool ($75) fits right in with the rest. Milled from solid Titanium, features include bottle opener, prybar, and 1/4″ bit wrench.
Be always prepared with the EDC Kit ($42) from Kaufmann Mercantile. This keyring of essentials includes a pry bar, a waterproof lighter, screwdriver keys, and precision tweezers. These tools are made by a California company that supplies goods to the U.S. Military, local police forces, firemen and serious survivalists.