- Buyer's Guide
Back to School EDC Essentials
A new year has rolled in. The holidays are wrapped up. And the back-to-school buzz is in the air. Will it be easy all the time? Heck, no (that’s kinda the point of school…). But can you prepare for success? Heck, yeah. Having the right tools on hand can make a big difference to your daily school routine, and these back to school essentials will help you thrive in and out of class…
A trusty pen is a valuable addition to your back-to-school setup and the Uni-ball Jetstream fits the bill well. A soft grip makes the pen comfortable to use, while quick-drying ink reduces the likelihood of smudging (and also makes the pen a good choice for left-handed users). The pen writes smoothly and won’t break the bank with its affordable price tag.
Top-notch writing paper makes this set of two notebooks a pleasure to use. Each notebook contains 96 pages of lined, 90gsm paper that utilizes wood sourced from sustainable forests. Great for taking notes, capturing ideas, making to-do lists, and more.
All that studying is hard work, so you need lunch on hand to stay energized. This reusable Tyvek lunch bag delivers old-school fun to snack time and provides tearproof, insulated construction with a magnetic closure.
This nifty phone case packs a lot of functionality into a slim, pocket-friendly profile. In addition to protecting your phone, the case has a designated slot for a frequently-used card. Store a travel card for smooth, efficient transit or keep a bank card at the ready. Plus there’s space to store some cash and a spare SIM card inside the case.
Stylish and multifunctional, Bellroy’s Notebook Cover is an elegant way to carry multiple EDC items in a compact and portable form. The cover has space for a notebook, cards, and a pen, and includes an effortless magnetic closure. As an added bonus, it doubles as a passport cover when it’s time to get roaming.
Looking for a non-bulky, easily portable way to enjoy your tunes? These earbuds do the trick, delivering a comfortable design and good-quality sound at a very affordable price.
If on-ear headphones are more your jam, these JVC headphones provide sweet sound without being expensive. Great for passing the time during your commute or between classes, or keeping the tunes flowing while you study. The foldable design also makes them handy for stashing in your bag on the go.
This hard-wearing, water-resistant pouch is great for keeping small EDC items and stationery organized and quickly accessible. The pouch is constructed with welded seams and a water-resistant YKK AquaGuard zip, and includes a paint pen dot matrix for labeling.
Staying hydrated helps you focus throughout the day, and this stainless steel bottle is durable enough to withstand regular use for years to come. The double-wall, vacuum-insulated construction keeps the contents hot or cold as required for hours on end, and the large opening makes filling and pouring convenient.