"Whether you need to slice through rope, open packages, or cut open boxes, this tiny everyday carry knife will get the job done. It’s perfect for hanging from your zipper, thanks to its quick-release clip. Measures 2.26″ long overall, with..." (via TheAwesomer)
This past week, EDC brands you know and love came together to show off their latest and greatest gear at the industry's biggest annual trade show—SHOT Show 2017.
The show is massive, with literally tons of new products on display within the tactical, hunting, and outdoor industries.
We scoped out some of the biggest names in the EDC scene to check out what they're bringing to the table this year.
In this quick post-show recap, we're giving you a sneak peek at some of our favorite new knives, lights, and other EDC gear we saw that should definitely be on your radar.
Ounce for ounce, nothing comes close to packing the most utility into your everyday carry as multi-tools do. But for tough tasks, using their smaller tools doesn't always feel as effortless as getting the job done with their full-sized counterparts. That's why Gerber put ergonomics at the forefront of their new Center-Drive multi-tool. Its primary tools were designed for full-sized performance where it counts—real world use—in a portable, EDC-ready package.
The Center-Drive's namesake feature is the large, curved arm on its bit driver. At 3.25” long, this locking arm positions the bit on the center axis of the tool and gives you more room to work with, which makes using it feel more like a dedicated screwdriver. And because you don't need to fully open the tool to center the driver, you can get a more controlled grip on the tool in its wider, closed position. With traditional multi-tool designs, they can feel lopsided and difficult to turn or even uncomfortable to grip when partially unfolded. The Center Drive also uses standard bits, letting you easily swap in or replace ones you might already have in your EDC.
Despite its name, Gerber didn't stop refining the Center-Drive at the bit driver. They've added practical design tweaks to the pliers and knife as well. You can slide out its set of spring-loaded pliers with just the push of your thumb for instant access. Its blade even measures in larger than many pocket-sized multi-tools at 3.25” long. A selection of sturdy tools, like a pry bar with an integrated nail puller, a bottle opener, awl, and file round out the set.
The Center-Drive is available with options for additional bits and a MOLLE-compatible sheath for easy carrying at the link below.
This is a sponsored post presented by Gerber.
Update: Congrats to Ben H, winner of this week's giveaway!
Gerber's latest knife, the US-Assist S30V, uses brand new technology for a smooth and stable deployment every time. It's a great knife to add some comfort and reliability to your EDC, and the best part? We're giving it away for free! This week, we're giving one lucky reader a US Assist S30V, which uses B.O.S.S (balls of stainless steel) Tech, a ball-bearing system designed to reduce friction when you open it, brought to you by our sponsor Gerber.
- Nomad Chargekey Micro USB Cable
- Gerber 45860 Air Ranger Serrated Edge Knife
- Lowepro Passport Messenger Digital SLR Camera Bag/Case (Grey) with Tripod + Accessory Kit
- BM Premium 2-Pack of NP-FW50 Batteries For Sony Alpha A3000, Alpha A5000, Alpha A6000, A6300, Alpha 7, A7, Alpha 7R, A7R, A7R II, A7S, A7S II, A7II, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-C3, NEX-F3K, NEX-5, NEX-5K, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX7, SLT-A33, SLT-A3
- SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC UHS-I Card (SDSDXXG-128G-GN4IN) [Newest Version]
- Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens (Nikon F-Mount)
- Sony Alpha a7SII Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Bundle With Rode VideoMic Pro VMP with Rycote Lyre Shockmount, Sony 128 GB Memory Card and Digital Treasures Creative & Office Software Suite for PC
- Arcade Men's The Foundation Belt - Black One Size Up To 44"
- URBAN ARMOR GEAR Case for iPhone 5/5S, Black
- and 4 others
One of the strongest first impressions you'll get with your everyday carry knife starts with how it feels when you first open it. Fast, comfortable, and safe — that's what you're looking for. Even better, it feels reliable, like “sticking” over time won't be an issue. Gerber's latest knife, the US Assist S30V, uses brand new technology for a smooth and stable deployment every time. It's called B.O.S.S (balls of stainless steel) Tech, a ball-bearing system designed to reduce friction during opening.
You can deploy the US Assist's CPM S30V drop point blade using either hand thanks to dual ramped thumbstuds. The blade then locks into place with a plunge-lock that uses a crossbolt to secure it open or closed. With a 3” blade, 3.9 ounce weight (thanks in part to lightweight FRN handles), a removable pocket clip that lets you carry it tip up or tip down, and a lanyard hole, the US Assist makes for a superb everyday carry knife. And if you're wondering about the name, that's because the US Assist is made right in the USA.
Ready to add some balls to your EDC? Pick up the Gerber US Assist direct from Gerber at the link below.
This is a sponsored post presented by Gerber Gear.
As EDCers, we have our tools on us at all times to stay prepared. Unfortunately, traveling isn't one of those times. So when you can't get past security without leaving your trusty multitool at home because of its blade, what can you do?
Go bladeless, that's what. Gerber understands that security shouldn't come at the cost of an entire toolkit, so they've updated one of their most popular multitools by removing its edge. The Gerber Dime Travel multitool still features 12 functions, with 2 of them replaced with travel-friendly alternatives. A double-sided file replaces its knife, and a zipper pull hook takes the place of the package opener tool. The rest of its tools are intact, which include pliers, scissors, and a variety of drivers and openers that fold into its butterfly-opening handles.
It's still the same Dime that's great for everyday carry, only this time you don't have to compromise to take it with you on your excursions. Pick one up from Amazon at the link below.
- Gerber Shard
- Leatherman Squirt PS4
- Sliver Gripper Tweezers
- Spyderco HoneyBee SS PlainEdge Knife
- Common Fibers Slim Wallet
- MVMT White/Black
- Benchmade 746 Mini Onslaught AXIS Lock Knife w/ Free Benchmade Bottle Opener
- Authentic Ray-Ban Justin RB 4165 622/55 55mm Rubber Black with Blue Mirror Lens
- Audio-Technica ATHCLR100BK In-Ear Headphones, Black
- and 3 others
Every day, readers like you proudly share their daily carries 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 on the right hand side of the homepage. Gear with the most views and clicks climb their way to the top of this feed and let the EDC community know what's trending right this second.
This time, I'm going to round up the list in a way we've never done before: in actual top 10 order! There are a few crowd favorites and usual suspects in the list, but a few hype newcomers too. And they're all worth mentioning, so let's get into it…
- Consecrated Oil Vial
- Gerber Paraframe
- Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2
- Luno Wear Men's Bamboo Wood Watch, Genuine Leather, The Shoots
- ATG 34-874/XL MaxiFlex Ultimate - Nylon, Micro-Foam Nitrile Grip Gloves - Black/Gray - X-Large - 12 Pair Per Pack
- Mizu-Volcom M8 Bottle - camo glossy black, 800 ml
- Basics Minimalist Wallet
- iPhone SE
- Custom made Elk Antler/Bullet Casing Pen
- and 2 others