ON POINT: DIGITAL EDITION
In the pages of our August-September 2022 issue, we spotlighted gear that we carry with us everyday. Check out our list below of additional products, and extra commentary from our Editors and Readers on products we love to use and why we use them.Have an everyday carry item you think should be on the list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVEY RISE WAXED COTTON HAT
Our favorite hat that wears year-round upgraded with a new look. The waxed cotton material keeps your head dry from the rain, and warm in cool-weather conditions. Unstructured fit with 6 panels. Waxed Cotton in Tan. One Size Fits Most. Adjustable velcro closure.
Rux is the ideal, all-in-one system for transporting gear. Collapsible and waterproof, the Rux also comes with a lifetime warranty.
“As someone with too many interests and not enough time to always prep, the Rux has become my go-to gear locker from the garage to the field. With young boys in tow, searching for missing gear has become a family past time, and the Rux’s huge 70L volume, its light, collapsible frame, waterproof construction and versatile carrying straps have replaced the black hole of coated gear and field bags that I no longer have to open and close wondering which errant sleeve is going to mount the resistance to stop the zipper. The combination of the easy access trifold, removable lid and the nifty skylight on the side of the bag makes locating or double-checking for gear a snap in and out of the great outdoors. The weatherproof construction allows me to leave it in the back of the truck or in the middle of a wet field on a rainy day knowing I will come back to dry gear. And finally, you can hang the Rux on its slatwall hooks when you return from the trip if you want to leave your gear organized and ready for the next time you might have to quietly slip out the backdoor confident you are prepared for a wide range of activities while trying to avoid drawing too much attention to your impending absence.”
—T. Inscoe, Birmingham, AL
FENIX PD35 V3.0 FLASHLIGHT
With six different modes of light up to a max of 1,700 lumens (1,100+ feet) and a toothed strike bezel for self-defense, this waterproof flashlight includes a rechargeable battery, a holster, a lanyard, and a spare o-ring.
“I keep several Fenix flashlights in my daily orbit. One in the briefcase and backpack, one in the truck, and a larger model on the nightstand in case the power fails. Fenix makes great tactical gear, even for those of us who just need a dependable flashlight.”
—John Thames, Publisher at Covey Rise
ORVIS UPLAND LANYARD
Every bird hunter knows that a lanyard is an essential tool for the field. This one features handwoven latigo leather with an Orvis-exclusive flush counter. An Acme Thunderer 60.5 whistle produces a loud, clear tone. Includes a small brass compass and is adjustable with three turk’s head knots.
YETI X COVEY RISE RAMBLER 18 OZ. BOTTLE
The Rambler® 18 oz. Bottle is a necessary addition to your morning hikes, kayak trips, and daily commutes. It can be transported in your car cup holder strap vest, the perfect size for any trek. This tough bottle is double-wall vacuum insulated to keep your water cold until the last sip. When it’s time for a wash or refill, remove the entire cap to expose the bottle’s wide mouth.
GARMIN FENIX® 7 SAPPHIRE SOLAR EDITION
The combination of multisport functionality and solar-charging capability make this wrist-bound command center the perfect watch for the outdoorsman. Track biometrics as well as performance while keeping important weather and location data at your fingertips—the cream of the extraordinary Garmin crop.
“While I don’t wear the 7 Sapphire Solar, it’s only because my Fenix 5 won’t quit. It’s a dependable timepiece that also tracks my steps, golf, biking, hiking, and wanderings, and it syncs with my health apps to help me track progress. The GPS has delivered me from the woods more than once. I wasn’t lost, necessarily, but I was leaning in that direction”
—Miles DeMott, Editor at Covey Rise
FILSON TITANIUM FRAME-LOCK KNIFE
Boasting a stainless-steel blade and a lightweight titanium handle, this frame-lock knife is ideal for cutting tasks in the field. Secure and reliable, the knife can be handled with or without gloves and comes with a reversible pocket clip.
ORVIS TROUT MONEY CLIP
Award-winning artist Mark Goodwin painstakingly constructs each Trout Money Clip from recycled metal, meaning that no two are exactly alike, making it a truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift.
KING RANCH TWO FINGER CIGAR HOLDER
Protect your cigars on the road with this crocodile-embossed cowhide leather holder. Crafted in the USA, it holds two cigars up to 60 ring gauge.
BENCHMADE 15700 FLYWAY™
The Flyway boasts a scalpel-like fixed blade, making it the best tool for breasting out gamebirds. It includes a dual-colored sheath and lanyard hole for easy transport.
“I have been a fan of Benchmade Knives for as long as I can remember. My everyday carry is a Benchmade, I keep one in the center console of my truck, and I’ve got a Meatcrafter in the kitchen drawer. Knives have always held a primitive attraction to me, and Benchmade does a great job of refining that fascination. I look forward to testing the new bird knife this season.”
–Miles DeMott, Editor at Covey Rise