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The 5 Best SOG Knives on Sale Right Now

If you want some solid EDC-friendly knives and gear with a tactical edge, chances are SOG has something just for you. Many of our readers carry and use something from SOG, ranging from things like a blacked-out assisted folder to a discreet fixed blade neck knife. If you haven't already tried something from SOG, now's the perfect opportunity. For a limited time, you can pick up some classic SOG tools at a significant discount. Over 50 items are on sale, but in this round-up we've narrowed it down to the 5 best and most-carried EDC options according to our users to make the choice easier for you.

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SOG Sync II Multi-tool

Building a good EDC is all about stuffing your pockets with the right set of tools for your daily grind to the unexpected. But that shouldn't mean your pockets need to be full to have an EDC that's full of utility. With the novel form factor on the new SOG Sync II multi-tool, you can wear it as a belt buckle or clipped to your bag for easy transport, leaving your pockets a little lighter.

The first thing you’ll notice about the SOG Sync II is its shape. At only 3.1” in length when closed, it doesn’t immediately look like other multitools. But unfolding it reveals a more familiar form factor perfect for one-handed use. You’ll get a pair of pliers, wirecutter, crimper, and ruler, and that’s before you take into account the tools that pull out from the handle. You’ll also get a small blade, scissors, and a flathead screwdriver to name a few.

Multitools have plenty of moving parts and needs to withstand all kinds of twisting and squeezing. That's why the Sync II comes in a durable stainless steel that should hold strong through all but the toughest jobs. A lifetime guarantee protects against any manufacturer defects as well so it’s ready to get to work the second you open the box.

The Sync II is one of those tools that adapts to your carry needs thanks to an attachment plate with a clip on the back. It’s perfect for clipping to a belt or bag strap, letting you carry it where most other multi-tools can't go. Meanwhile, a clever locking mechanism lets you retrieve the tool with the push of a button without ever removing the attachment plate from its location.

If this sounds like the tool for you, you can pick up the SOG Sync II by clicking the link below.

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SOG Baton Q2

It used to be that carrying a multi-tool meant putting up with bulky pockets to cover your bases. Even then, your options were either overly tactical looking or chock full of tools you'd rarely use. But what about the minimalists and urban EDCers who want a tool that looks as good as it performs? For that, the tool experts at SOG teamed up with design powerhouse IDEO to produce their new award-winning Baton series of everyday carry tools. The Baton Q2 packs in only the most essential functions in a stylish, modern form factor not much bigger than a marker.

Upon first glance, you'll notice the Baton Q2 takes on a sleeker, lower profile design that blends in better with the rest of your urban carry compared to your standard tactical multi-tool. Its two-tone anodized aluminum body weighs just 3 ounces and measures in at 6.3” long, giving it a shape and feel much like an ink marker. Combined with its screw-on pocket clip, the Baton Q2 can pack away easily in your pocket, a pen slot in your bag, or strapped into a larger pouch organizer.

The Baton Q2 conceals four essential tools from end to end. At the bottom of the Q2 lies a twisty LED flashlight with a groove-textured head for easy activation. It packs a respectable 75 lumens as its single mode, providing enough brightness for general purpose use. At 75 lumens, it's not a battery-draining, blinding burst of brightness, but it can compete with the ambient light in your urban environment.

On the other end you'll find a handy combination medium flathead screwdriver and bottle opener. Given the Baton Q2's longer form factor, you'll get plenty of leverage for cracking open a cold one with the boys and a familiar grip when turning screws.

Last but not least, you can fold the Baton Q2 in half to reveal its 2.5” 5Cr15MoV straight edge blade. When fully deployed, the folded handle gives you a fuller grip for precise control of the knife. And unlike some other multi-tools, you can deploy the knife with one hand right out of the pocket.

With its pocket-friendly form factor, thoughtful set of tools, and sleek urban styling, the Baton Q2 makes for a solid addition to any modern minimalist's kit. Grab one from SOG's website via the link below.

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The Best Mid-Sized Multi-tools for EDC in 2017

We all know how great full-sized multi-tools are. In your workshop, desk, or your car, they're a toolbox worth of utility minus the actual toolbox. But for everyday carry, they're not always the best. While you do save yourself the trouble of having to lug around said toolbox, full-sized multi-tools aren't exactly featherweights either. Carrying one as part of your EDC isn't an optimal use of pocket space and can end up weighing you down.

So we've rounded up a list of the best mid-sized multi-tools you can actually carry every day, because a cumbersome tool is an unused one, after all. They may not have all the functionality you would get from a full-sized tool, but in exchange you get a more compact profile that isn't a hassle to carry and still gets the job done when needed.

SOG TOC 20 Backpack

When looking at tactical backpacks, you expect certain things. MOLLE webbing on the front. An admin pocket for organizing smaller essentials. Adjustable straps, and high-quality materials and construction. So how does a tactical bag set itself apart from the rest? SOG have their answer with the TOC 20 backpack. It's got all the features you want and expect from a rugged pack, with upgrades in all the right places and features you didn't even know you needed.

Right off the bat, the TOC 20 covers all the bases for a tough EDC backpack. Padded shoulder straps and rigid suspension make it comfortable to carry, even when filled to the bag's 20L capacity. A sternum strap with whistle doubles as a stabilizer and emergency tool. For tackling the weather the TOC 20 is built from polyurethane-coated Kodra 500D nylon for extra durability and water resistance.

But organization and expansion is where the TOC 20 shines. Up top is an impact-resistant admin panel with internal pockets for your smaller gear. Laser-cut Hypalon MOLLE panels cover the bag's front exterior, a lower profile version of the usual nylon webbing. The bag's front pocket and main compartment also come with internal organization to let you keep things in the right place. A pass-through side access laptop compartment lets you pull out your computer from either side while doubling up for hydration duty when needed. And for expansion, nylon MOLLE webbing on the bottom, webbing lash points, and Hypalon zinger tabs on the shoulder straps let you attach additional equipment as needed.

The SOG TOC 20 covers everything you need from a tactical backpack and possibly even more. Pick one up from SOG direct in the color of your choice at the link below.


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SOG Terminus

As useful knives are as tools, the sad fact is not all knives can be carried everywhere. Local laws all over the world often limit the features in a knife you can EDC. SOG is one of the companies helping bridge what's legal and what's useful as a tool, and the Terminus is their knife to strike that balance. Putting together safe, non-threatening features with high-performance materials, the Terminus gets the job done in places most other knives can't.

The Terminus is designed to be an all-purpose knife, with its clip point blade shape that allows versatility with both slicing and piercing tasks. This blade is made from BD1 steel, a workhorse steel that's easy to maintain and sharpen. The rest of the Terminus is designed around its “friendly” aspects.

The blade itself is 3”, opens with a nail nick using both hands, and secures with a slipjoint mechanism, a combination of features that works well with most knife laws. This blade folds into rugged but lightweight G10 handles. With a slim profile, light weight (totaling 2.9 ounces), and a reversible deep-carry pocket clip, the Terminus is an excellent choice for an EDC knife.

The SOG Terminus takes old-world construction and design into the modern age of materials, giving you a knife that's both friendly and useful. You can pick up at the black Terminus at the link below, and be sure to also check out its tan alternative.

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The Best EDC Gear from SHOT Show 2017

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.

SOG Ultra C-Ti Folding Knife

When it comes to your everyday carry, doing more with less is always a worthwhile goal. That could mean carrying slimmer, lighter gear, or even essentials with more than one function. SOG Knives have been doing this well with their ultra-slim, credit card-shaped EDC knives that pull double duty as money clips. With the new Ultra C-Ti, they've taken that design up a notch by outfitting it with carbon fiber and titanium—premium materials known for their high strength and low weight.

The Ultra C-Ti's materials and design cues work well together to make this a solid minimalist's knife. It achieves a barely-there 1.3 oz weight thanks to its use of carbon fiber, which lends much needed strength to such a thin, skeletonized frame. The cutouts on the frame don't just cut weight, but they also provide a more secure grip when using a knife this narrow.

The knife deploys with an elongated thumb hole and locks using an ambidextrous Arc-lock. Its VG-10 blade makes up for its modest 2.8” length with a useful clip point shape, plain edge, and generous jimping on the spine.

The Ultra C-Ti does come equipped with a pocket clip. But given how thin and light the knife is, and how most EDC wallets these days struggle with carrying cash, you might appreciate its utility as a money clip instead. Between its wide design and titanium build, it's perfect for the role: titanium retains its springiness well enough to keep your cards and cash secure even over time. And if you'd rather have the lowest profile possible, you can remove the clip altogether for a wallet-friendly form factor.

You can pick up a SOG Ultra C-Ti at the link below to round out your minimalist setup.

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SOG Ranger 12 Backpack

SOG's no stranger to tactical gear, but in a market full of the same old tactical backpacks, it takes something unique to set a bag apart from the rest. This is the Ranger 12 backpack, one of SOG's new offerings for 2016. Designed to be equally useful as a daypack and light field pack, the Ranger 12 comes with features that make it ideal for everyday carry in both settings.

Let's start with the first things you see on the Ranger 12's exterior. Up top is an impact-resistant pocket with internal organization to keep your key essentials within reach. The molded design also makes it a safe place to stow more fragile items like your phone or sunglasses. On the exterior of the front admin pocket are laser-cut Hypalon MOLLE panels that forego the traditional nylon webbing for a flatter and sleeker profile without sacrificing expansion options. That said, the Ranger 12 comes with traditional MOLLE webbing on its bottom for maximum compatibility with your gear. The “12” in the bag's name stands for its 12L interior capacity, which includes a padded tablet pocket so you can protect your tech.

Kodra 500D nylon make up the Ranger 12's exterior, coated with polyurethane for water resistance and durability. Large zipper pulls make access easy, and padded shoulder straps with rigid suspension ensure a comfortable carry.

Ready for the next generation of daypacks? Pick up the Ranger 12 from Amazon at the link below.

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SOG Ninja Tactical Backpack

Shopping for a tactical backpack? We get it. You want that rugged aesthetic and reinforced construction you can put to use both indoors and outdoors. You want modular compatibility with attachment systems like MOLLE and PALS. You want adjustable, padded straps, and multiple pockets to store your EDC in.

What you don't want is a lighter wallet when buying one. SOG gets that part, too. Their Ninja backpack gives you all the benefits of a tactical pack and none of the buyer's remorse. The Ninja is built from a polyester/canvas blend that gives the bag better durability and weather resistance. It has a large main compartment with a padded mesh back for your larger essentials and devices, with a top pocket and side pouch for the rest of your gear. Personalize the Ninja by adjusting its shoulder and sternum straps to fit your torso, then slap your favorite morale patch on its front hook and loop flag patch to make a statement.

Time to add a robust pack to your EDC without breaking the bank — pick up the SOG Ninja backpack by clicking on the link below.

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