Carry is more than just bags, packs, and packing cubes. It’s a noun and a verb. It’s the gear we carry – as well as the organization and systems we create for our EDC and travel adventures. And with our motto of “exploring better ways to carry”, we’re continually searching for ways to improve our collaboration offerings, hunting down the world’s very best brands and working with them to make something special, and worthy of your quiver.
In this project, we wanted to find that perfect tool for your pocket. A tool classic and timeless – a tool we all use every day. The EDC pen.
And we knew exactly who to turn to: BIGiDESIGN.
Introducing, the BIGiDESIGN x Carryology Bolt Action Pen and Mini Bolt Action Pen.
Our friends Chadwick and Joe, the two founders behind Tennessee-based BIGiDESIGN, have been crushing the EDC space since 2009.
Their industry-leading EDC ranges from pocket tools to knives, pens, and more. Bonus, they even just recently launched their very first watch earlier this week. We’ve written about the products on the site many times; they’ve been finalists in our Carry Awards, and they're a long-time community favorite with their pens clinching top spots on pen aficionados’ best lists.
Each one of the BIGiDESIGN finely-designed pieces is focused on clean, functional, minimalist design. And like us, they’re self-admitted huge fans of titanium. The lightweight, strong, beautifully finished ruler of all metals.
But why carry a pen for everyday carry? There’s a common phrase used by carry experts: 'slice, write, light', which represents the holy trinity of necessary EDC items to have in one’s pockets to be prepared at all times. Knife, pen, flashlight. We’ll talk about those other two at a later date, but for now – the pen.
The timeless tool used to jot down notes and new ideas, to sign documents, to sketch new carry concepts, to make plans to take over the world, and about 1 billion other things. It was an easy decision to make – we had to work with Chadwick and Joe.