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Some springtime Everyday Carry options

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As you saw earlier this week, we are venturing into the world of Men’s Style.  That made this article from our pals over at Everyday Carry just about a slam dunk.  Now that springtime has arrived in the northern hemisphere, they have recommendations for some gear you might consider picking up.

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Of course, we have not turned our backs on watches – to the contrary, they are very central to our idea of style.  Now, you might not think of a Casio G-Shock as an icon of style, but it is an icon, and for the right setting (ie, not with a suit) it serves it’s purpose.  The Casio G-Shock GDF100-1A gives you a ton of functionality (altimeter/barometer/compass, world time, backlight, etc) and offers some amazing water resistance (200m), which is necessary for a rainy spring.

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Then again, you could tuck your watch under the sleeve of a waterproof shell, and protect it that way.  While the Filson Short Cruiser will offer some water resistance in classic style, something like the Patagonia Torrentshell Packable Jacket takes things in a modern direction, with the added bonus of being able to be tucked away in a backpack for use when needed.  A very flexible option to a packable umbrella, in my opinion.

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Need a backpack? Then you really can’t go wrong with Timbuk2.  I’ve got two different bags from them (a messenger and a backpack) and both have been great.  Their standard stuff is pretty water resistant, but if you get into something like their Spire bag ups the ante with a TPU exterior to keep things dry (and your backpack shiny, if you like that sort of look).

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If you’re out in the dark (or rummaging around in that aforementioned backpack), you will need a good flashlight.  While I have not handled an Olight S10C Baton, I have read a lot of really good things about the light.  Sure, $40 might feel spendy for a flashlight, but it’s really rather affordable for what you get, especially for the water resistance it brings to the party.  If you’re more interested in what I personally use, then you’ll want to have a gander at the FourSevens Quark Mini.  It cannot claim the water resistance of the Olight, but it does make for a super-compact light.

There are plenty of other items in the Everyday Commentary writeup (right here), with such niceties as a wallet, writing pad, and pen, all set for the wet springtime weather.  That’s their take on what works for spring – sound off in the comments about what your favorite gear is for the spring, the stuff you never leave home without. Inquiring minds want to know!

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