Trending Gear: March 2017
Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.
Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it's also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).
When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you're also letting other EDCers know you find that gear interesting. Each click gets recorded to create a data-driven ranking of the most popular gear, which you can find in our Gear section of the site found in the top menu bar.
Gear with the most views and clicks climbs its way to the top of this feed and lets the EDC community know what's trending right this second.
This past month, you all seemed to be most interested in minimizing your EDC with organizers and compact essentials. There's also a growing group of fidgeters with a spinner high up again on the list. And while there are the usual suspects, there are plenty of new and interesting additions that make a fresh appearance. Let's take a look.
The Best EDC Gear from March 2017
10. The PocKit EDC Pocket Organizer
As seen in: Nate's Mixed Metal and Fabric EDC
Consolidating your gear is a great way to stay organized while still keeping your essentials handy. This handmade EDC pocket organizer was one of the most popular last month, letting our readers carry their favorite pen, knife, and light (or similar essentials) in one pocket. The Poc-Kit measures 4” x 6” and is made from high-resistance 1000D nylon with mil-spec fittings and hardware, so it won't have any problems at all protecting your gear.
9. Magpul DAKA Essential Wallet
Used by 15 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Spencer's Pocket Carry
Having trouble paring down your cards and cash? Try carrying a wallet that encourages you to do it. True to its name, the Magpul DAKA Essential Wallet helped more than a few of you carry just the essentials last month thanks to its lean, considered design. It has room for up to six cards and some emergency cash in its slim and lightweight polymer fabric frame. And at just 3mm thin when empty, it's a wallet that stays discreet and low profile in your pocket.
8. Streamlight Microstream C4
Used by over 300 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Jkyle's Morning Grab and Go EDC
The Streamlight Microstream is one of the most popular flashlights on our site, so it's no surprise it's a placer on this list for yet another month. It takes one of the most common batteries available with the AAA, has enough lumens for everyday tasks, and is lightweight with a dual-purpose pocket clip that lets you clip it on the brim of a hat for additional functionality. And best of all, it's very inexpensive which makes it a no-brainer of an entry-level light.
7. Elephant Wallet
Used by over 25 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Joey's EDC on the Move
Carrying on the trend of minimizing your pocket essentials, the Elephant Wallet was our 7th most popular item last month. It combines the popular design of two plates and an elastic band with the exotic look and feel of carbon fiber to give you high performance along with plenty of style. A cutout gives you thumb access to stored cards, while its rubber strap can secure cash and coins on the wallet's exterior. Rounded corners also let you slip the Elephant in and out of your pocket or bag with ease.
6. Fisher Bullet Space Pen
Used by over 900 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Jason's Developer Pocket Dump
Is anyone still surprised this pen makes the list nearly every month? Versatility, performance, and price all come together in one of EDC's most popular pens. Every day, dozens (if not hundreds) of you carry the Fisher Space Pen thanks to its ability to write anywhere in a profile you can slip into a pocket and forget until needed. And with plenty of options for color, clip, and refill, picking up the perfect one for your carry has never been easier.
5. Tactile Turn Glider
Used by over 10 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Cody's Civil Engineering Office Carry
Tactile Turn makes some of the most popular machined pens among EDCers, reflected this month in a strong 5th placing with their Glider bolt-action pen. It uses a C-shaped groove that’s easy to engage and disengage with just your thumb, an action that feels natural and fun to play with, so it has something for you fidgeters out there, too. This Glider comes in quality brass and accepts popular G2-style refills, so there's no issues pairing it with your favorite ink. And with a deep-carry stainless steel clip, the Glider can sit in your pocket without sticking out, making it ideal for EDC.
4. The James Brand Chapter Knife
As seen in: Igor's Titanium Carry
James Brand have been cutting a fresh path through the knife industry with their understated but stylish and high-performance EDC knives. The Chapter is one of their flagship models, featuring a 2.81” D2 serrated steel blade and titanium handles in a pocket-friendly package. It's this month's 4th most popular item, and we're not surprised, it's a knife that's as beautiful as it is versatile.
Used by over 15 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Chad's Rustic Class EDC
Last month's most popular EDC item—the Torqbar Spinner, a custom-machined, weighted toy—is back again this month placing quite high on this list. You know the drill by now: by holding it in the middle and flicking its ends, the end weights keep the motion going, giving you a satisfyingly long spin during times when you just need to do something with your hands. It may not be the most practical thing to carry, but it seems to be one of the most fun for a lot of you!
2. Seiko SNDA57
As seen in: Stan's Ready to Go Gear
Seiko makes some of the most popular EDC watches, and the SNDA57 adds a few features over their popular divers and field watches to take 2nd place on this month's list. This chronograph features 3 dials on its face for active seconds, a 1/20 second dial, and a 12-hour dial for a total timekeeping package. It's got a beefy 42mm case for excellent legibility, and under its hardlex crystal lens lies Seiko's famous lume and versatile 7T92 quartz movement.
1. Design Go Clip Pouch
As seen in: Uke's Basic Casual EDC
This month's most popular piece of gear is a pouch that helps you organize the rest of your essentials. The Design Go Clip Pouch is not your usual money clip. Designed to be discreet and secure for travel, the Clip Pouch can attach to any waistband or belt for safe storage of your cash and cards. A polyester exterior gives ample protection, and a zip pocket secures your currency. No pocket needed to ensure the safety of your cash.
If you're curious to see how these trends change over time, check out our monthly roundups from the archive for even more excellent gear.
See anything in this list that made you stop scrolling and think, "I need one…right now"? Leave a comment and let me know your favorite gear from this round-up.