Buying Guides

What Are Your Favorite Features in an EDC Pouch?

EDCers as a whole seem to be big fans of the pouch organizer. It's our secret weapon for managing all of our gear that's hard to carry, but entirely necessary. But just as our EDCs can vary drastically from person to person, so can a pouch organizer. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. 

Since so many of you out there use pouch organizers, we want to know… 

What does the perfect EDC pouch look like to you?

If you don't have an EDC pouch yet, read on for a quick primer on some features and qualities to look for when searching for your own.

Made in the USA EDC Gear

As the United States turns 242 years old today, it's a good reminder that some of the best quality gear you can get is made right here in the states. In this round-up we're highlighting gear made in the USA from crowd favorite brands as well as smaller makers you might not have heard of. Whether you’re looking for a notebook to write in, a new pocketknife, or just a water bottle to stay hydrated this summer, there’s a little bit of everything here.

Trending Gear: June 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.

With June behind us, it looks like you were interested in classy pocket knives, unique pilot watches, practical keychain gear, and more…

Top 10 Slim Front Pocket EDC Wallets

Your wallet is the most important piece of gear in your pockets, but it can also be the most bulky if you're not careful. Paring down the amount of cards and cash you bring around can help, but the kind of wallet you carry matters a lot as well. Switching to a slim front pocket wallet is a great way to reduce size and bulk. Along with the smaller footprint, being able to EDC your wallet in your front pocket helps avoid discomfort while making it easier to secure when you're on the go. In this guide, we're rounding up some of the most interesting slim front pocket EDC wallets for you to consider. We'll go over what makes them unique and also why they deserve a place in your everyday carry.

10 New Fixed Blades to EDC This Summer

When you think of an everyday carry knife, chances are you will have a folding knife in mind. But when you absolutely need a knife that cannot and will not fail on you, a fixed blade knife is the best option. Fixed blade knives don't have any moving parts to break or opening mechanisms to fumble around with when you're in a rush. Plus, in many jurisdictions, a fixed blade knife might be your only legal carry option. And if you have the idea that folding knives are too big for everyday carry, know that not all of them are built like the comically huge knife in Crocodile Dundee. There are plenty of EDC-friendly fixed blade knives out there, and the designs released this year are especially nice. In this guide, we'll round up our favorite recent fixed blade knife releases, and go over why they deserve a place in your own carry.

25 Father's Day Gifts for His EDC in 2018

In case you missed it, Father's Day is fast approaching this June 17th. That's just a couple of weeks to find the perfect gift for your dad. But don't worry—we've got you covered. This year our guide has 25 awesome gifts for every type of dad to help you get the perfect one for the man who has everything to use and means everything to you. Whether practical, memorable, or just plain fun, he deserves nothing but the best and most useful gear.

Trending Gear: May 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 past May, you were checking out new and classic knives, unconventional ways to consolidate gear, and more…

8 EDC Pouches to Organize Your Gear

So you've got your bases covered, your EDC dialed in, and all the gear you could need. Now how do you carry it all? If you want an all-in-one solution, maybe it's time to think outside the pocket. Consider the pocket organizer. These EDC-friendly pouches offer thoughtful layouts with all the straps, pockets, and webbing you'd need to keep your gear all in one place. Loading one up with your daily essentials makes EDC a simple grab-and-go situation. Whether you're using it for your main tools, your tech and cables, or a first aid kit, we've got a handful of new organizer recommendations for you to check out in this round-up.

10 EDC Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation season is upon us, and the rush is on to find meaningful gifts for the the lucky grad in your life. Graduation is a time of transition and a lot of stress despite the joyous occasion. That's why giving a new grad some thoughtful and well-designed EDC gear is always a good bet. Every time your gift saves their bacon or makes their life easier, they'll remember you gave it to them. And even if they already EDC, some upgrades and additions are always welcome. It's a genuine gift from the heart, but there's a lot of options out there and the choice can get a bit overwhelming. Whether you're looking for gift ideas or are a new grad yourself looking up to update your EDC, you'll find some great gear in this guide.

10 Water Bottles to EDC This Summer 2018

As the weather gets warmer you’ll most likely be spending more and more time outdoors. Whether that means hiking trails, climbing mountains, or enjoying a hard-earned vacation on the beach, the key to achieving your summer goals is staying hydrated. If you don’t already have a water bottle there’s no better time to add one to your EDC because it’s only going to get hotter. In this guide we’ll look at a few of the best water bottles to help you fight thirst. There are water bottles that will keep your liquids at a certain temperature, some that will keep your water tasting clean, and still others that are just easy to carry and weigh next to nothing. Whatever you’re looking for, we got you covered.

Camelbak Chute

The 750mL (25oz) Camelbak Chute is an option that checks all the boxes when it comes to finding the perfect water bottle. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and has an angled spout that makes it easier to avoid spills while drinking. The hook that’s attached to the cap makes it easy to attach to packs and the cap itself locks into place when you’re not using it with a simple half-turn. All this at a price that won’t hurt your wallet.

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5 New EDC-Worthy Multi-tools in 2018

Your EDC multi-tool can be one of the most important pieces of gear in your kit, so it's crucial to pick one that covers your bases well. Multi-tool designs typically offer the same set of handy functions, but recently more and more specialized tools have hit the market. In this round-up, we're highlighting this five of the most exciting, recently released EDC multi-tools. We'll go over what makes them special, and why you should consider them for your own everyday carry.

10 Mother's Day Gifts for Practical Moms

Not to be alarmist, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner (next Sunday the 13th, in case you’ve completely blanked)! Whether she’s the mother of your child or the wonderful woman who raised you, she deserves a thoughtful gift. A surprise phone call, her favorite flowers, or treating her to a relaxing day at the spa are good ways to start. But for moms who like especially practical gifts, here are our picks for essentials she can enjoy every day.

Trending Gear: April 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.

In April, it looks like you're all getting your writing game on, picking up some unique knives, and more. Let's get into it…

10 Travel-Friendly Box Opener Tools

Whether it's part of your job or you end up unboxing new gear you get in the mail more than you'd like to admit, opening up cardboard boxes ranks high on our list of daily tasks. Naturally you'd want to reach for your trusty EDC knife, but sometimes it isn't the best tool for the job. Cardboard can dull an edge all too quickly, not to mention the packing tape residue gunking up the blade, rendering your knife less useful for making precise, sharp cuts. And sometimes, you might end up in a place where carrying a blade isn't even allowed. It's times like these when a non-bladed opener tool can come in handy. In this guide, we're highlighting some tools that can tackle tacky tape and much more to complement your EDC.

8 Roll-Top Backpacks to EDC in Any Weather

Whether you’re a photographer looking to protect your gear, a student who's never without their laptop, or a bike commuter constantly on the move, there are plenty of reasons why investing in a quality roll-top bag is a good idea. The main one being that the gear you put in a backpack is usually more expensive than what you carry in your pockets. If the contents of your bag aren’t protected against a little water, you’re one April shower away from a really bad day. When it comes to bags that will protect your gear from rain, roll-tops are the way to go. And if you're lucky enough to not worry about weather, roll-tops have the added benefit of being able to expand to haul oversized gear when you need to pack more than usual. In this guide we’ll point out a few options that you can count on when the weather goes south.

The Best New Liner Lock EDC Knives in 2018 So Far

The liner lock folding knife is coming back in a big way with lots of great EDC designs that came out recently. While the liner lock is a tried-and-true mechanism, over the past few years they've fallen out of style compared to frame locks. But these knives have plenty of their own benefits that might be more in line with your EDC needs. In this guide, we'll explain why you should consider a liner lock for EDC and also show you some of our favorite recent releases in this category.