“Everybody, empty your pockets!”
Sounds like a bank heist… but this is where we started our Everyday Carry design process. Our design team piled everything we had onto the table—knives, pens, keys, wallets, phones, notebooks. Everyday carry is a ubiquitous product category. It’s made up of the stuff we carry and use all the time.
But it means we had to do a lot of research when we started to design—and the easiest place to start was with our own pockets. We assessed what we all carried, and then branched out to various corners of the internet to see what everybody else was carrying.
We settled on three objects: a knife, a wallet, and a key ring.