* Essential tools for staying suave and organized all day
* Battery packs, men’s wipes, mini cologne and more
* Some handy products you might not know about
Whether you’re spending long hours at the office or you’re on the road, it’s always good to have your everyday carry (EDC) dialed-in. If you need to streamline your EDC (or you need to build a solid foundation) read on. We’ve rounded up some necessities that every guy should have with him throughout the day, including gadgets, mini fragrances, and DUDE wipes.
1. First Things First….You need a Top Quality Leather Bag
A good armory of everyday carry items won’t fit in your pockets. One great way to carry a few necessities is with a good leather satchel (OK, man purse), like this one from designer Kenneth Cole.
2. TheraBreath Fresh Breath Spray
Gum and mints might taste nice, but this breath spray will actually make your breath smell good. It safely freshens up the back of your throat, where bad breath bacteria thrive.
3. Stain Remover
A stain will ruin even the best of outfits. Having one of these stain remover sticks in your bag will come in handy surprisingly often.
4. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
This is one of our favorite men’s grooming products. Period. It’s one of the few lip balms engineered specifically for guys, who often forget to keep their kisser moisturized.
5. Multi-use Wipes
These flushable, highly-rated DUDE wipes deliver moisture and vitamins to your hands, behind, or face, so you feel fresh all day. Plus, they come individually packaged to fit nicely into your bag.
6. Small Fragrance
Scentbird is a new subscription service that delivers mini designer fragrances to your door each month, which is perfect for on-the-go suave guys. You can keep one in your bag at all times and freshen up in seconds before a meeting or date.
7. Pocket Knife
Once you start carrying a pocket knife, you’ll never go back. It is (and always will be) one of the most useful things in your bag, and a slim folding knife like this won’t take up much space either.
8. Battery Pack
Smartphone batteries deteriorate suspiciously quickly, so a good battery pack is now essential. We like this one from Anker because it’s tiny (lipstick-sized), affordable and extremely well reviewed.
This one is pretty obvious. You never want to be stuck on the subway or the bus without tunes.
10. LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles
Staying hydrated can be deceptively tough, but this filter bottle makes it much easier. You can fill it up anywhere from a questionable tap in the city to a creek, and enjoy fresh, safe water.