For as long as I can remember I’ve had a fascination with what’s in my pockets. I know, it may sound a bit strange but I find it interesting to consider the most organized ways to carry what’s useful to me in day-to-day life. Whether it is a minimalist wallet, multi tool, or pen and paper, life’s most unassuming instruments hold slightly more significance than their face value to me.
As a product of my upbringing, this interest is inherent.
I vividly recall as a child following my father to his bedroom and watching him unload his pockets after work. He never left home without a note pad, pen, wallet, watch, folding knife and a peculiar keychain with different sized flathead screw driver heads on it. He would lay these items on his dresser at the end of the day and I would marvel at what he carried, imagining the uses for each piece.
I was captivated by something that is now know as EDC, or everyday carry, which refers to items carried consistently by a person to assist in one’s common needs in modern society. Typically, lifestyle would impact your carry and help dictate what’s hidden in dark corners of your Levis or pack.
This fascination with everyday carry was magnified when I became a father. From the moment I loaded my first diaper bag I have been exploring new ways to carry essentials, pack less, prepare for more and stay organized. As my son has grown my interest hasn’t changed but the needs for my carry have.
Hot Wheels, stickers, Lego pieces and the odd candy have the real estate in my jeans now at a premium. To compensate, I’ve been encouraged take a more minimalist approach to my everyday carry. So when the people at jimmyCASE reached out to me to try their iPhone case with cardholder I couldn’t refuse.
The design of the jimmyCASE iPhone 6S wallet case is attractive and sleek. It offers full frame protection for my phone through an integrated bumper without adding any bulk to the dimensions of my smart phone. The bumper hugs the corners of the phone face allowing me to lay it screen-down safely when I’m trying to unplug from the world.
This wooden phone case has an authentic appeal and houses a genuine mahogany core, giving it a refined but rustic feel. I haven’t had the opportunity to observe how the wood stands up to moisture.
I was most interested in testing out the functionality of the wallet on the back of the phone, which holds up to six cards and some cash. I’ve been carrying my jimmyCASE at capacity and although the fit is tight all of my cards are accessible. This is a positive attribute, as all of my identification and forms of payment remain secure.
Depending on the amount of money you carry, you may want to consider a money clip or limiting your cards (see the wallet app on your phone) because space gets in high demand quickly.
The wallet is simple yet effective and is offered in a wide range of colours and patterns – I chose khaki green.
I have enjoyed eliminating my wallet from my everyday carry. Although it was strange (and sometimes shocking) at first to reach back and find an empty pocket I welcomed the chance to sit down without the sensation of being off-kilter.
So for now, the jimmyCASE has found a place in my everyday carry along with the few essentials I hold close at hand. If you’re looking for more information about the jimmyCASE, check out their website, thejimmycase.com.
Here’s a glimpse of some of my essentials. What’s in your everyday carry? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. Thoughts and opinions are my own.