The things I carry everyday.
DIY Leather Wallet
My wallet is a copy of this somewhat popular design, which is ideal for lazy DIYers alike. That’s because it’s made from a single piece of leather with a couple of snap fasteners. No stitching required! It’s even easier to make if you have access to a laser cutter, but it’s simple to manually cut out too. I used 1.2 - 1.6mm Natural Veg Tan Cowhide, which you can dye if you’re feeling adventurous.
Having previously owned a bulky ‘traditional’ wallet for years, this compact design is much nicer to carry around. It can hold 5-8 cards and some coins, if you still use them…
Download the DXF here (Hint: There is a bounding box which you can use to scale the DXF correctly, it should be 400 x 280mm)
Leatherman & Sharpie
A colleague recommended I get a Leatherman to avoid running between the workshop every couple of minutes to grab a tool. It turns out a good multi-tool will do the job most of the time. This one is the posher version of the popular Leatherman Wave, which has stronger steel for the blade and replaceable wire cutter inserts!
The sharpie is key for me day to day as there are always components, chemicals and similar things that need labelling. I need to figure out how to stop loosing them…
Leatherman Charge + TTi
The pocket clip is a useful addition.
It’s got a great battery, is still quick, has a headphone jack and is compact so I can take it running.
This design of phone case...
… is super useful to stash reminders, money and at the moment my ParkRun barcode so I never forget it. I think it’s an old Belkin design if they still sell them.
Tile and Nite Ize S-Biner
I like to loose my keys or phone in my house and bag, so the Tile (Which finally has a replaceable battery) fixes that before I have to turn everything upside down. The S-Biner means I can remove my house keys before a run without requiring fingernails.
Shure SE425 and Anker NB10
These Shure earphones are super comfy when using the foam tips. They sound and work great at isolating noise. I want to replace them, after at least 5 years, but it’s only the £10 detachable cable that ever needs replacing if something breaks. So they are still alive!
OnePlus Travel Backpack
A decent looking, sturdy and versatile backpack. What’s odd is it’s made by the mobile phone manufacturer OnePlus. As it turns out they make decent bags. This one is the perfect size to take on weekend trips or carry everyday.