In a world of ultra-discount imposters and “as seen on TV” snake oil-like devices, finding gear boating simple, beautiful utility can be a surprisingly difficult thing to manage — even in the world of everyday carry. It would seem that, while necessity is the mother of invention (so the saying goes), convenience and availability are its downfalls. To be fair, however, we’re pretty sure that’s all just appearances. After all, while the market is flooded with cheap knock-offs, there are still plenty of craftsmen making worthwhile EDC items to add to your loadout. You just have to know where to find them. Lucky for you, you can start right here with this no-nonsense collection of beautiful, purpose-driven gear.