Everyday Carry

Leatherman Tread QM1

The Leatherman Tread is one of the more innovative multitools of late, but one function it’s lacking is time telling. The TSA-compliant Leatherman Tread QM1, on the other hand, straps a Swiss-made, quartz-powered timepiece to its highly functional Tread bracelet. The watch itself is water resistant to 200 meters and boasts sapphire crystal to shrug off scratches through heavy use. Then, if you need access to any of its 19 tools — which include a bottle opener, carbide glass breaker, pick/SIM card tool, a cutting hook, and a large variety of screw and hex drivers — just take it off, fold the strap, and get to work.

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Leatherman Tread Wearable Multitool

The most functionality you’ll usually get out of a bracelet is one made of a bit of paracord. Leatherman’s Tread instead takes the multitool in a different direction by combining stainless steel links that each boast two to three functional tools. Injection molded for strength, the links are rearrangeable and include a variety of screwdriver bits, box wrenches, hex drivers, a carbide glass breaker, and more, coming together in a convenient, TSA-friendly tool that’s always on your wrist. Tread is also adjustable for fitting different sized wrists all, closes thanks to a clasp that doubles as a bottle opener, and even makes up the watch strap for the upcoming Leatherman Tread QM1 timepiece.

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The Best Multi-tools and Keychain Tools

Multitools are ounce for ounce the most useful thing you can carry, albeit at somewhat of a compromise. They may never be the best tool for the job, but they’re rarely the wrong one. Recently, the multitool market, once justifiably dominated by Leatherman and Swiss Army Knife tools, has seen much greater diversity with the rise in popularity of one-piece multitools—ultra-compact pieces of metal designed to hang on your keychain with a number of functionalities. In the third installment of Carry Smarter, we list our top picks from both classic multitools and the new wave of one-piece multitools.

The one-piece multitool trend has not gone unnoticed by the big manufacturers—both Leatherman and Gerber, among others, now sell one-piece tools...

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Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit's EDC

Look inside the pockets of Wes Borland, a talented artist and musician best known as the guitarist of Limp Bizkit.

PocketToolX Mako Pocket Tool

My Everyday Carry

• Seiko 5 Sports SNZG15J1
• Nylon Diesel wallet
• Dajo Ascent knife
• Leatherman Micra w/ keys on plastic carabiner from REI
• Jack & Jones sunglasses from Asos
• 100 yr. old HTC Droid Eris phone
• Pilot G-2 .07mm pen

Hi, I’m an artist in Los Angeles, CA. Here are some of my non-fancy, well-worn but very dependable edc items. Love the site, btw!

My Everyday Carry

Sub C on Grey Maratac Zulu
H600w Mk II Zebralight 1020 OTF Lumens
Paramilitary 2 w/ STR low rider clip
Klein Scissors
Leatherman Micra
Pocketweez (Tweezers)
Titanium Whistle
Pelikan M405 EF Nib
Galaxy Note 3 No Case No Screen Protector (taking picture)

 Kingston 8 GB mini USB
 Mini titanium pry bar - bottle opener
 Black Shadow EVA mini AAA flashlight
 Pen lighter
 Leatherman bit extender
 Leatherman Charge TTi
 Slim wallet with a money clip
 HTC One
 Casio G-Shock
 Home keys with Heineken bottle opener 
Leatherman bit kit
"Remove before flight" keyring
Hi, for starters, great site!
So, this is my light EDC. There are a couple of no-name things I carry and some are eBay ordered, so i’m not sure of the names.
I’m a Croatia based web designer/photographer and I also have a construction company...

iPhone 4S in Magpul case
Moleskine notebook in Renaissance Art leather cover
Luminox Navy Seal Blackout
Leatherman Juice S2 (flame orange)
Zippo lighter
Coach Bleecker ID/Credit Card Case
Kahr PM9 9mm w/ Tritium night sights
Crossbreed MiniTuck IWB holster
Fisher SpacePen
Streamlight MicroStream
Chris Reeves Sebenza Number two from me… Once my appointments are over the suit gets hung up and my EDC evolves.  Blue jeans or cargo shorts allow me carry a few larger, heavier items.  All the basics are still covered – just in a different way.

 Metal ruler
 Lacie Porsche Design mobile drive
 Sketch book
 6B pencil
 2 Bracelets
 Zippo fluid canister
 Imco IFA vintage lighter
 2 Zippo lighter
 Victorinox Huntsman & Huntsman Lite multi-tool knives
 2 L’eau D’issey Pour Homme perfumes
 Eneloop battery Read on for the full list (11 more items)
 Nail clipper
 Lacie Petitekey 8Gb usb drive
 Leatherman Style multi-tool knife
 Olfa craft knife $ 2 blades
 Troika keychain
 Fenix E05 flashlight
 Paper pen
 Olloclip lens for iPhone 4S
 Wocol Power Leader 6000mAh

submitted by thejafe I was attracted to these items because they work well and are extremely robust in both design and function. I consider this to be a “minimalist” carry although each individual items is quite beefy and fills the hand nicely.
Spyderco Para 2
HDS Tactical Clicky (140 Lumens)
Seiko SKX007 on Zulu Dive Strap
Apple iPhone 4
I’ll also be adding smaller backups to my keychain and I’ve detailed those future additions below. 
Fisher Trekker Space Pen
Arc AAA Premium Flashlight
Leatherman Micra
Stay tuned! Editor’s Note: I totally agree with your assessment that this carry is minimal, but beefy in execution and design...

Leatherman Style — making it easier to mod multi-keys (?)