Stuff I Use

I spend a lot of time thinking about this junk. I figure I might as well tell y'all about it.

Last Update: 2021-01-17



Everyday Carry

These are the items that are closest to me most of the time. I do my best to thoughtfully choose what I daily carry so there's nothing superfluous. It helps me feel like I've got control of the things I use and not the other way around.

Advencher Wool Cap

Advencher Wool Cap

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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I'm a hat guy. This is my current hat. I love it. I bought a backup because I like it so much. I'm always on the lookout for a good hat.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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I'm an  fanboy through and through. Because I have a child, I get the best mobile phone I can afford because the videos I shoot on it are very important to me. I was initially skeptical at MagSafe's utility, but I've grown to love the wallet case with the phone.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Silicon Case, Deep Navy

iPhone 12 Pro Max Silicon Case, Deep Navy

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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The  silicon cases are surprisingly good. I assumed that they were overpriced garbage, but they feel great, are always grippy, and have a lip that keeps the screen off of flat surfaces. Every time I buy a new phone I look around at other options, but I keep buying this case.

iPhone Leather Magsafe Wallet, Saddle Brown

iPhone Leather Magsafe Wallet, Saddle Brown

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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I didn't expect to like this as much as I do. It's a tiny bit fiddly, but it provides more than enough utility to make up for it's fiddliness. It holds 2 cards and my ID which is enough for me. I actively try and use Pay whenever possible, so using a plastic card is becoming more and more rare. I'm currently at about a 50/50 ratio for my payment usage.

Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+

Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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The Apple Watch has made me a healthier person full stop. Tracking my fitness has helped to give me accountability and understand where I am in a non-judgmental, purely informative manner. There are only a few apps or tools on it that I use, but the ones I do are incredibly important to me. It would be very difficult to stop using at this point.

Apple Watch Sport Loop, Midnight Blue

Apple Watch Sport Loop, Midnight Blue

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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This is my favorite color Sport Band that they've made, but unfortunately it is not available any longer. I love the color blue, especially navy blue, so this was a no-brainer for me.

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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I've owned very set of AirPods that Apple has created up until buying these are magical. Having noise cancellation is so helpful for being productive and I cannot believe how effective it is. I walk by an elevated train on my way home and noise cancellation makes the roar of the train into a whisper. I nearly always have these on me.

Everyman Grafton Pen

Everyman Grafton Pen

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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This is my favorite pen. I went looking around a few years ago and this is what I came up with. It's very sturdy and smooth. I like how the material feels and most importantly to me, the clip is incredibly strong. This sits in my right pants pocket and every other pen's clip eventually broke. I've bought 3 of these, and I'll likely buy several more so I have plenty for the rest of my life.

Fisher Space Pen Refill, Medium Point, Black ink

Fisher Space Pen Refill, Medium Point, Black ink

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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I've used Space Pens before in that past and I love them, but I didn't love the construction of the pen. I had a few issues along the way. The pen ink cartridges are of course universal so I transferred them into my Grafton pen and haven't looked back. The Grafton comes with an okay gel insert and I find this pen refill much better. I like the smoothness and flow with how it writes.

Opinel No.06 Carbon Steel Pocket Knife

Opinel No.06 Carbon Steel Pocket Knife

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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My friends and family often tease me about the fact that I am an unlikely "knife guy". This knife is on me at all times. I'm constantly using it to open something. One of the things I like about this knife is how inexpensive it is, only $13. Surprisingly though, I've only lost 1 knife since I started using them years ago. The quality of the blades are great. I prefer the carbon steel because they get sharper and I don't mind how they wear in over time.

YETI Rambler 18oz with Magdock Cap

YETI Rambler 18oz with Magdock Cap

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
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This is my water bottle. Not a whole lot to say about it, but it keeps my drinks super cold. I enjoy the Chug Cap the most of any of their other caps.

Tom Bihn v3 Cloth Face Mask

Tom Bihn v3 Cloth Face Mask

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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Tom Bihn is a wonderful bag maker, but I've unfortunately never been able to use their products because they don't make camera bags. Whenever I saw they were making face masks, I knew they'd be quality. They're always updating their designs, but the feature I love the most is the cord that goes around your neck. I really like how easy it is to take on and off.

Filson Original Lined Goatskin Gloves

Filson Original Lined Goatskin Gloves

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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This was a splurge holiday gift to myself a few years ago. I decided to buy myself *really* nice gloves with the hope that I would protect and care for them. I've kept them safe so far and they've worn in very nicely. They're warm and really durable.

Bianchi Volpe, 2017, Black Satin

Bianchi Volpe, 2017, Black Satin

  • Category: Everyday Carry
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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I've commuted to work on my bike since 2017. I try and use is as much as possible for both environmental, economical, and as a way to exercise. My wife bought a Bianchi Lupo, which is the smaller version of this bike so I decided to purchase this bike to ensure we're a Bianchi family through and through. I know very little about bikes, but I love this one and I'm very happy how it rides.