My Everyday Carry
I try to keep things as pared down as possible since I don’t often carry a bag. As a studio photographer, having a knife is incredibly handy for cutting seamless, scraping and slicing, as well as cutting up food for lunch. I took the pocket clip off of my Dragonfly because keep it in the bottom of my pocket—NYC laws don’t allow visible knives. I love this little knife. Great blade shape and ergonomics and the G10 handle is a perfect color and texture. I have been surprisingly pleased with the Poetics Atmosphere case, it doesn’t add much size to the phone and the rubberized edge has absorbed many drops and protects the screen from landing on any flat surfaces. The Canon powershot S line are great EDC cameras, small enough for a pocket with fully manual controls and RAW capability so you can tweak things later if you have to. I used to carry more expensive pens, but lately the Varsity does everything I want it to and I don’t have to worry about losing it or having to find a specific cartridge when I run out of ink. Cinamon toothpicks and teatree oil lip balm keep things fresh. This R&B was the smallest, simplest high-quality leather bifold I could find, and it does everything I need a wallet to do.
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Sometimes, to make something even greater, you have to make it smaller. The Olight S1 Baton is still one of the best everyday carry lights around, but even great things can be improved. As you can see with the new S Mini Baton, small improvements can make the biggest difference.
At first glance, you might say the S Mini looks just like an S1 that got a haircut (and you'd be right). The S Mini is 0.25” shorter than its predecessor, which also makes it lighter at 1.11 oz (from 1.6 oz).
Smaller and lighter doesn't mean less powerful, however, as the S Mini improves on the S1 in both output and runtime. Now it can put out a maximum of 550 lumens, along with four levels and a runtime of up to 30 days.
And it doesn't fix what isn't broken, either. The S Mini still makes use of a CR123A battery and floody TIR optics, retains an IPX8 water resistance rating, and comes with a clip for ease of everyday carry. There's also something for the collectors, as the light comes in six finishes of exotic materials, from rainbow anodized titanium to red copper.
The biggest surprises can come from the smallest packages. Pick up the next generation of the Baton in your choice of finish from the Amazon link below. Just try not to lose it, OK?