Following on from Cumquat's post. I also own a few of the items he does, for good reason.
-Hazard 4 Evac Plan B (Great day pack/emergency overnighter)
-Headsox (Keeps you cool or warm and protected from the elements)
-Jetboil Flash (Best camping stove I've ever owned!)
-SOG Power Assist (Just does the simple tasks so well for a multi-tool)
Here are some of mine. (I'll post links to the main websites, but I get my gear from many distributors.)
Spyderco Delica 4
It's just a great little utility knife, resonably priced and well made, one of Spydercos most popular knives for a reason. I've used mine for just about every little task and it's taken a beating and never failed on me. Easy to maintain and even easier to handle.
Fenix are a Chinese company, but don't let that fool you into thinking thier products are of poor quality! I've carried this torch for over 2 years and I am yet to have an issue with it. I've used it over multiple employments, camping, and in an EDC role and it hasn't let me down. Multiple brightness levels and easy to operate. It's solid, reliable and waterproof. Best torch for the price (and higher) hands down. It can be powered by 2 x CR123A (CR123) or 1 x 18650 Li-ion. 2hrs run time @ 315 Lumens.
Platatac Lo-Pro card holder
I found myself carrying around a plethora of cards and other items in my wallet. I needed to cut the bulk. This low profile card wallet does the job extremely well. Simple design and small enough to carry comfortably anywhere on your person, and to be concealed (I often forget it's in my pocket). You can even load it up with loose change and it keeps it secured. Platatac are an Australian company and this item is made IN Australia.
(I own a lot of Platatac gear, they make some great pieces of kit.)
Mechanix Wear Original Gloves
Gloves are something that aren't always neccessary but can make your life so much easier. I love these gloves, I use them daily at work, on the weekends around the house, I've found them to be invaluable while out bush. They are lightweight but very durable. Designed for the racing industry, Mechanix have crossed over into other industries, being very well recieved in the military community.
If you haven't got one of these you need to do it ASAP! This little bit of equipment is invaluable for anyone inside but especially outside of thier home. Need to secure a room and the door lock is busted? In a couple of seconds you have a makeshift lock or for extra security/privacy a backup lock. Inexpensive and too handy not to own, I carry it with me everywhere. Australian company.
These are by no means the only items out there, but they are the ones I use regularly and am very happy with.