Everyday Carry

Direct Action DUST Pack

Whether you need a daily pack for urban EDC or your outdoor adventures, you'll appreciate the Direct Action DUST pack's thoughtful design. Able to carry a 15" laptop, tablet, hydration bladder, and more, this 24-hour pack keeps your essentials organized and easy to access. Its front admin panel has multiple slots in different sizes, a clear map sleeve, and a mesh pocket for visibility. For quicker access or extra storage, you can attach gear to its unique external MOLLE system. Instead of stitching on webbing to make the grid, Direct Action actually laser cuts slots into the material itself. The result is a more minimal look without sacrificing functionality. Each bag sports a sturdy paracord drag handle so you'll always have useful cordage on hand. Lightweight, water-resistant, and easy-to-carry, the DUST is a great way to haul your gear.


ManchesterWatchWorks Westminster

While we have covered quite a few different Kickstarter-sourced watch brands, there have not been all that many that we have seen repeat their efforts on the crowd-funding platform. One of the brands that I was impressed with via some time with a prototype is back, this time heading back to an era where pocket watches jumped to the wrist of servicemen. Those are colloquially known as trench watches, and ManchesterWatchWorks is back with their Westminster and Vergennes models to commemorate that era…

Learn More via WristWatchReview

1947 MultiCam Chronograph

This military style watch features a black ion-plated stainless steel case with a gun-grip material bezel. Luminous hands make it easy to read at night. Comes with four Cordura camo watchbands and a rugged storage box…

Learn More via The Awesomer

Bertucci A-2T Vintage Titanium Watch

It’s no secret that we at Everyday Carry are huge fans of military style watches. This offering from Bertucci packs high-end features into a stylish and affordable watch. The A-2T boasts an analog quartz movement with 5-year battery life, sapphire crystal, and titanium construction. Featuring a matte black face and super luminous 12 and 24-hour markings, the A-2T is easy to read in both regular and military time. The case, crown, and screw-in caseback are all constructed from titanium, resulting in a heavy-duty, lightweight watch that’s built to last. Measuring in at 40mm, the A-2T by Bertucci is just the right size for everyday wear. Head over to Huckberry for the full list of features packed into this surprisingly capable timepiece.


Bomber Barrel by Bomber & Company

The Bomber Barrel by Bomber & Company is a minimal and lightweight duffel bag invented to carry your daily essentials. Lightweight ripstop nylon, a padded removable strap and paracord zipper pulls result in a refined duffel that would be just as ideal for an urban commute as it would at a campsite. Waterproof zippers and a weather resistant outer shell keep everything inside bone dry should the weather turn for the worse. Included with the Bomber Barrel is a 550 paracord survival bracelet and a mini travel kit for your smaller EDC goods. At 18”x10”x10” and under 1 lb., the bag is just the right size for a wide range of applications. Hit the link below to learn more about Kickstarter’s most funded bag ever.


Baladeo Olive Wood Laguiole

If you’ve been looking for a classy blade to carry, consider the Olive Wood Laguiole by Baladeo. This knife is a slim gentleman’s folder with a unique blade profile and beautiful olive wood handles. Crafted from 440 stainless steel, the blade balances edge retention and corrosion resistance for a knife that will stay sharp and maintain its luster for a long time. The intricately textured spine and thumb lock add to the classic aesthetic that has been popular for centuries. Not all EDC knives have to look tactical — Baladeo’s take on the Laguiole is an excellent example of that. Whether you’re opening a letter or prepping a snack, this tool is a worthy companion.


VolksDangler Keychain System

Managing one's keychain is as much an art as it is a science, and the market has spoken with the number of products on the market to improve its heft and efficiency. Gamble Staempfli has been honing his series of suspension tools on Kickstarter, and the VolksDangler is the latest iteration of his creation. Made of either strong and lightweight titanium or mokume — an alloy made of copper and nickel/silver — the VolksDangler comes with an array of clips, rings, colors, and even glow slots to fully customize your keychain setup. A little under two weeks are left in the campaign, and like the VolksDangler itself, backers have plenty of options for their pledge.

Learn More

Ystudio Pens

Between cheap, disposable pens and a myriad of devices on which to type just about everything, when’s the last time you actually picked up a serious pen and got to some serious writing? Ystudio’s Pens embody this nigh sacred act with their gorgeous writing implements crafted of pure brass and copper…

Learn More via GearHungry

J. L. Lawson & Co. EDC Top

Fidgeters rejoice! As much fun as it may be to fiddle with your EDC knife or lighter, it may not always be appropriate in public. J.L. Lawson & Co have crafted a pocket trinket to keep you occupied. The EDC top is manually machined from solid copper bar stock to ensure balance and quality. The wear-resistant tungsten carbide tip is hand-pressed into the top’s body. This method of construction prevents wear and allows the top to easily reach a spin time of 6 minutes. If you’ve been looking to add something unique and fun to your EDC, check out the EDC Top available from our friends at Huckberry.


Patriot Pen

Dimond Point’s Patriot Pen is a sleek writing implement with a rugged twist. This military inspired pen is machined from mil-grade 6063 aluminum and boasts optional knurling on both its grip and cap, a distinctive muzzle brake-style tip, and a large powder coated spring steel pocket clip. It’s also hard anodized for durability and easy to refill thanks to compatibility with the ubiquitous Pilot Dr. Grip ink cartridge.

Learn More via GearHungry

Spyderco Urban Slipjoint Knife

Spyderco's SLIPIT folders bring you the benefits of one-handed opening and pocket clip carry while respecting local laws with its non-locking mechanism and friendly size. The Urban inherits some great features from other Spyderco lines, including the classic leaf blade shape, index finger choil-enhanced grip, and FRN handles that make for a great everyday knife. Its 2.61" blade is full-flat ground from high-performance N690Co steel. With its trademark deployment hole and reversible wire clip, it doesn't compromise in giving you the full Spyderco experience. True to its name, the Urban is a great companion for navigating the cement jungle without breaking its rules.


Going Hands-On With The Tempest Carbon

Back in December, we brought you word of the latest offering from Tempest, the Tempest Carbon. In that writeup, I lamented the fact that our friends over at aBlogtoWatch were able to spend some time with the prototype. Well, supporting the saying that “good things come to those who wait”, we actually got to spend some time with the prototype ourselves. So, what is it like having the Tempest Carbon on the wrist?

Read More @ WristWatchReview

Ontario RAT II

For anyone starting to collect knives, the Ontario RAT II is one of the most value-packed tools you can buy (at just under $25). Its 3" AUS-8 steel blade and reversible pocket clip make it an ideal everyday carry. Tough, textured scales provide a comfortable grip, while ambidextrous thumb studs offer quick and easy deployment. Its blade shape, length, deployment, lock, and overall quality lend themselves to RAT's balance and poise. So much so that even when've moved onto more expensive knives, you may find the RAT II making its way back into your pocket.


Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition is a brand known for its quality storage gear. Their pocket organizers see plenty of action in EDC submissions from our readers and even in our own forum. True to its name, The EDC Pocket Organizer fits most lengths of knives, lights, or pens, and internal elastic organizers and pockets ensure everything stays in place. It's easy to take anywhere or attach to anything with its oversized handle and MOLLE-compatible rear webbing. You can also flair it up with your favorite morale patch on its front loop field. Lightweight, reinforced nylon keeps it all together, and high quality dual zippers ensure the safety of your carry.


KeyBiner Carabiner

The KeyBiner by Fortius Arms out of Erie, PA puts together many useful EDC ideas into one compact package. At its heart, it's a carabiner bolstered with tools like a bottle opener, wrench slots and a stepped prybar/screwdriver. The KeyBiner's secret, however, is the use of screws and hardware to add a key management system on its rear. It accommodates up to 14 keys or compatible tools like a USB flash drive. There's plenty of time left to pledge for your own KeyBiner in your choice of copper, aluminum, or titanium, with extra choices for finish and hardware.