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8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

by , August 28, 2023

We like to think that there’s a little synergy between The Coolector and Carryology, insomuch as we’re both obviously serious about our everyday carry. Whether it’s a wallet that forms the cornerstone of our EDC line up or a multi-tool that will get us out of a jam, both The Coolector and Carryology are always championing the best essentials for today’s modern man.

And so with that in mind, we asked Leo Davie, founder of The Coolector, to share 8 of his favourite pieces of EDC, so we can glean a little from one of our favorite gear-obsessed journalists.

Over to you, Leo!

Machine Era Co Ti5 Wallet

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

One of our favorite brands, the Machine Era Co is a cut above when it comes to the quality of their wares. One of their coolest offerings to date is the Ti5 Wallet. This classy bit of carry will more than match your requirements in terms of the cards and cash you typically carry and, courtesy of its aerospace (Grade 5) 6al-4v Titanium body, it’s pretty much as robust as it comes.

Hitch & Timber Country Fold Wallet

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

When you demand a bit more versatility from your everyday carry, products like this, quite frankly, devilishly dapper, Country Fold Wallet from Hitch & Timber will more than fit the bill. Ideal for commutes or outdoor adventures, this top-notch accessory allows you to effortlessly keep your EDC notebook, knife, and pen protected in one quality American-made wallet. What’s not to like?

Wingback Key Cache

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

British brand, Wingback, is synonymous with quality everyday carry items. Originally best known for their wallets, following a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, they have since branched out into all manner of superb EDC essentials and a fine example of this is their small but perfectly formed Wingback Key Cache. This is purpose-built to enhance and complement your everyday carry, while discreetly adding extra functionality. It clips onto your keyring and boasts a secure compartment to store banknotes and an “if found” note in case your keys should go walkabouts.

Everyman Ballard Bottle Opener

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

Let’s face it, who knows when we’re going to need to crack open a cold one so it’s just good sense to have a bottle opener close to hand in case of beer emergency. The Ballard Bottle Opener from Everyman is one of the best in the business and it will liberate your favorite ales with ease.

Bellroy Pod Jacket Pro

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

If you own a pair of Apple AirPods and, truth be told, that’s pretty much everyone nowadays, you’re going to want a piece of EDC you can entrust them to when not in use. Enter the effortlessly elegant Bellroy Pod Jacket which will put your AirPods on a pedestal, so to speak, and the smooth leather in this classy case feels great in hand, and develops an attractive patina over time. Win, win.

The James Brand Ellis

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

A multi-tool is probably only as useful as the man who is wielding it but in order to give yourself as good a chance as possible at considering yourself handy, opting for a multi-tool like the Ellis from The James Brand is a no-brainer. Including scissors for the first time, The Ellis also offers a slip-joint design to make it more straightforward to use. It has a new deep-carry wire clip and the iconic “All-Things”® scraper, flat-head screwdriver and pry tool from The James Brand. This brilliant multi-tool is built around a partially-serrated Swedish Sandvik 12C27 stainless-steel blade that will always come in handy about the office or during a camping trip.

Treasure Now Chapter 1 Coin

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

The message is simple, clear, and resounding with the Treasure Now Chapter 1 Coin. By adding this to your EDC line up, it will be a constant and timely reminder that one’s time on this earth is finite and fleeting. We have no time to waste, no time to rest on our laurels. It’s a rallying call to make the most of what we have, to appreciate, to be grateful, and to treasure the now. Or, you know, it will be great for toin coss decision making.

Orbitkey Waxed Canvas Key Holder

8 EDC Essentials | Chosen By The Coolector

If, like any sane individual, you abhor the thought of your house keys having free reign over your pocket and flying free as a bird, you’re going to want to add a key holder to your line up of everyday carry goods. Well, let us tell you, you’ll seldom come across one as classy as this Waxed Canvas Key Holder from the guys at OrbitKey. It is available in four colours: Khaki, Golden Sand, Brick Red, and Navy Blue and each one is handcrafted by Halley Stevensons, a world-leading manufacturer of waxed cotton fabrics so there is a tangible sense of quality to the touch. Keep your keys in check and in order in style with this ace little accessory from OrbitKey.

So, there you have it, that’s The Coolector’s pick of 8 of the coolest pieces of EDC to add to your line up this summer. Want to see what else floats The Coolector’s boat – check out their men’s lifestyle site.


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