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The Carry Awards: Huckberry Selects…
The folks at Huckberry have curated cool down to a fine art. They’ve spent years hunting down the best gear with a refined balance of style and function. The kind of gear you’ll want to hold on to for years to come. So we asked them to share their expertise by selecting their top picks for class carry acts that deliver in both form and function. Discover who they’d crown for the Carry Awards categories Best Everyday Bag, Best Check In and Best EDC.
Even better, if you’re digging a particular piece, you can score yourself a discount with the promo code carry15 which provides 15% off your first order…
GORUCK co-founder, Jack Barley, teamed up with outdoor industry veteran, Kevin Dee, to form EVERGOODS, based out of Bozeman, MT, and we couldn’t have been more stoked. These guys have a combined 20 years of experience developing kick-ass outdoor gear for two cult-worthy brands. So when they put their know-how into crafting the CPL24 crossover pack, we were damn near giddy. Streamlined for urban carry, but inspired by the outdoors, it’s loaded with thoughtful details to make both commute life and trail life a cinch — like a laptop compartment that was dual-designed to function as a hydration sleeve. Jack and Kevin get it. They’re just guys, like us, who live in the city, but crave the outdoors. So they built a bag perfectly designed for both — and nailed it.
Best Check In: Mystery Ranch MISSION DUFFEL – BACKPACK HYBRID (55L in Coyote)
Also based out of Bozeman, MT (clearly a hotbed for some serious carry innovation), Mystery Ranch crafts some of the most badass purpose-built packs on Earth, relied on by Navy SEALs and US Forest Service Hotshots. The Mission Duffel combines that hardcore function with ergonomic comfort — built from ultra-tough and water-resistant 900D and 1000D fabric with a transformer-style body, that works just as well as a backpack as it does your weekender duffel. With a separate compartment for shoes and laundry plus a full suite of features meant to keep your gear protected, organized, and easy to access — it’s easy to see why MR’s developed such a faithful following.
Best EDC: Dango Products P01 PIONEER WALLET & DANGO PEN (Natural Veg-Tan & Silver Pen)
Guided by the belief that “a wallet is a person’s most basic tool” the guys at Dango have engineered what just might be the most useful wallet on the planet. Their latest bi-fold, the Pioneer, packs some utilitarian heat with a built-in pen, notebook, and 20 cards’ worth of storage, plus a bottle opener and cash strap.
And no, it’s not bulky at all — they’ve played engineering tetris to somehow make it all fit together nice and neat. In fact, the Pioneer still clocks in slimmer and lighter than most wallets out there — not to mention being a cut above the rest in functionality.