Buying Guides

5 Leather Gear Organizers for EDC

Few materials get better over time, and leather is one of them. In addition to picking up an awesome looking patina, it gets softer and easier to use the more you carry it. It's an ideal material for certain EDC gear because of its natural durability and ease to work with. The increasingly popular gear caddy is an excellent example of this, leveraging leather's versatility to accommodate essentials of all shapes and sizes in a variety of pocket layouts. In this guide, we're highlighting caddies crafted from premium leathers sourced from some of the best and oldest tanneries in existence. Read on to take a look at some handsome leather options for organizing and carrying your EDC that'll only get better the more you carry them.

Deal Alert: Up to 60% Off Citizen and Timex EDC Watches

Time is money. And today, we're going to help you save on both. We've rounded up the best Citizen and Timex watches for everyday carry currently at a deep discount for today only. These two brands are EDC staples, with many models in their catalog watches we've recommended in the past, so now's the perfect time to step up your watch game. With options ranging from military watches to casual timepieces to the perfect accessory for formal wear, you're bound to find something that fits your style and your everyday carry needs.

Trending Gear: January 2018

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 time around, it looks like beefy wristwatches and striking pocketknife designs piqued your interest the most. Let's take a look at the full breakdown…

More New Gear from SHOT Show 2018

Last week, we highlighted some of the best new products for EDC unveiled at SHOT Show 2018. While those releases stood out enough to us to win our "best of show" titles, the gear didn't stop there. Your favorite knife, tool, and light brands had more to show and more on the way. In part two of our recap, we'll be giving you a quick rundown on some of the more exciting new designs to look forward to this year.

The Best New EDC Gear from SHOT Show 2018

It's that time of year again for the biggest names in the EDC industry to announce their latest and greatest new products. It all went down this past week at SHOT Show 2018, the largest annual trade show for the tactical, hunting, and outdoor industries. We had the chance to walk the show and scope out the best new knives, tools, flashlights, and more that we think you EDCers should keep on your radar for this year. In this round-up, we're highlighting 10 products worthy of the “best of show” title for their everyday carry-focused features, designs, and innovations.

The Best Key Organizers for 2018

That phone in your pocket is getting better all the time, but one thing that it still hasn’t completely replaced is the need to carry keys. Until you can unlock your front door or start your car with a simple flick of your phone, keys are always going to be a part of your EDC. You could toss 'em in your pocket, but the resulting jumble of metal just isn't comfortable. And dangling them from your belt loop works, but it means everyone can hear you coming a mile away. So, what's the best way to carry your keys?

Thankfully, that's a question many brands have been working hard to answer, leaving us with plenty of great solutions for key organization. With a solid key organizer, you can turn your messy, jangly keychain into something you can be proud of — just like the rest of your gear. We started this guide last year and have since updated it with a few new (and in some cases improved) options to up your organization game.

10 Utility Pouches for Your EDC Bag

You might already have a great EDC bag that can fit all of your gear and then some. But if you're wasting time rummaging through your whole pack whenever you need something, your bag situation could use some help. 

Adding a few utility pouches to your EDC can provide just the organization and protection your bag needs. Think of them as useful bags within bags to help you organize, compartmentalize, and safeguard your gear even further. 

For the loose essentials you pack up and take out quickly, EDC organizers with all their loops and webbing might even be overkill. In this guide, we're looking at simpler solutions that focus less on compartments, bells, and whistles and more on convenience and quick access. 

Read on for a round-up of EDC-worthy bag-in-bag solutions from packing cubes to zip pouches and much more in between to suit any carry setup.

8 Tough Digital Watches for EDC in 2018

You've got the toughest gear in your pockets, but what about on your wrist? If you're constantly up against jobs too heavy for a dress watch or like to spend time outdoors, a “tough digital” watch in your EDC is the way to go. They're better built for any adventure than most analog watches, thanks to their shock resistance, rugged construction, and outdoor-friendly features. That's why you'll see plenty of military and law enforcement opting to go digital for those tough missions, too. In this updated guide, we're highlighting 8 more excellent digital watches tough enough for EDC.

Trending Gear: December 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.

Last month, you were interested in really unconventional keychain items, Swedish knives, a swivel-head flashlight, and more. Let's see what you all were checking out this month.

Top 10 EDC Essentials of 2017

Hopefully you’re looking forward to the new year and all the fresh gear that’ll be releasing soon. But before we do, let’s take a moment to look back at what you, the readers, found to be the standout essentials in all the EDC submissions on the site. In this year-end review we’ve rounded up the most popular gear in each item category. The top items are certainly tried-and-true classics and solid picks to round out any EDC.

10 EDC-Worthy Gym Bags

As we close out the year, it's impossible to ignore the struggle that befalls most of us during the holidays: getting back into shape after a hearty month (or year!) of celebrations. And that struggle usually comes with an instant next step, which is to sign up for the nearest gym to get those resolutions in gear. Speaking of, as EDCers, what and how we carry our gear to the gym is part of the battle. After all, a well-packed, efficient, and convenient gym bag is one you'll pick up time and time again as you head out the door for your workout.

So we've put together a list of EDC-worthy gym bags to help you get organized as you get a head start on getting fit. They come with the right features, organization, and materials to help you stay on track. For those looking for hardy, buy-it-for-life materials to bags you can compact and take with you for fitness excursions when you travel, we've got something for you.

Reader's Choice: 5 Knives EDCers Want

Our recently team put together a list of EDC knives that came out this past year that we'd love to get our hands on. After sharing our picks, we took to the comments and social media to see what you, the readers, were excited about too. In this guide we've listed the lights you've chosen, and we hope it gives you even more great knives to pick from as the year comes to a close.

The Best CRKT Gear on Sale Right Now

CRKT makes solid everyday carry gear, especially when it comes to unique and innovative designs at affordable price points. And right now, a handful of those designs are on sale at Amazon to get you even more bang for your buck. Whether you're looking for a special last-minute gift for a fellow EDCer or you're looking to treat yourself to another knife for the collection, we've got you covered in this round-up.

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15 EDC Gifts Under $15 2017

How's that holiday gift shopping going? If you're still on the hunt for some last minute gifts, we can't blame you. Buying gifts can get expensive and getting them delivered in time is stressful enough. But don't worry — we've put together this list of 15 awesome, practical gifts anyone into everyday carry would enjoy. Best of all, they're $15 or less* and quick to ship. Time to save yourself some time, money, and headache and finally wrap up your gift search.

*As a heads up, the prices shown here reflect pricing on Amazon at the time this was published, and might change over time or go out of stock. For the most part, these picks don't fluctuate much higher in price, and you can also check other sellers for more stock.

Staff Picks: 5 EDC Knives We Want Right Now

It's almost the end of the year, and it's been a good one for EDCers. From knives to lights to bags to tech, there have been plenty of releases primed and ready to be added to our kit. We obviously love talking about gear around here, and with this series, the Everyday Carry staff have put together a few lists of the ones we can't wait to get our hands on. We hope it gives you a good idea of products that you may have missed throughout the year, and gets you as excited as we are to pick up the latest and greatest gear for your EDC.

The Best Leatherman Multi-tools for EDC

For many EDCers, Leatherman needs no introduction. The multi-tool maker has been covering bases and getting things done with their impressive array of tools for decades. But while they have plenty of options in their catalog, some multi-tools are better for EDC than others. Given how useful their tools are, it's a daunting task to pick the best one to carry, but we're here to help. In this guide we take a look at the most popular Leatherman multi-tools used for EDC by our very own community as well as new gear that we think can fill in when traditional multi-tools aren't an option. Whether you need a more compact, discreet tool or one for tackling heavy duty jobs, this guide will help narrow down your choices.