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Ridge Commuter Backpack and Card Case

When you're constantly on the move, the last thing you want is a bag that slows you down. Whether it's because the bag is too big and bulky for crowded city sidewalks, or it just isn't designed for the active EDCer, lugging your gear around can be a serious drag. But Ridge's Commuter Backpack was designed for your busy lifestyle in mind, giving you enough space to operate without being too big, and smart, thoughtful features that work with the tech you carry to make for a seamless experience. And because the Commuter is brought to you by the designers who put together the popular Ridge Wallet, it shares a similar minimalist aesthetic that looks great without drawing too much undue attention when you're in public. Combined with Ridge's power bank and phone case wallet, your daily tech is covered.

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9 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas and Deals

With the holidays a couple of weeks away, holiday shopping is about to hit a frenzied pitch. But it's not too late to have some awesome EDC gifts shipped at your convenience just in time for the celebrations to start. We've put together a list of last-minute gift ideas for that special EDCer in your life (including yourself!), that are not only shipping for free, but come with some great deals, too. Read on to see the list below, and don't miss out the chance to jump on the last-minute steals!

Decadent Minimalist DM1 Wallet

There's no shortage of wallets out there that are slim enough to be called “minimalist,” but few designs put in the extra effort to be minimal in their construction, too. Once you throw elastic bands, screws, stitching, or even spring-loaded levers into the mix, there's a chance any of those components can fail. The Decadent Minimalist DM1 is an example of simplicity at its finest. It's CNC-machined from a single piece of metal to carry your essential cards in a slim, lightweight package without screws, straps, and other moving parts that can jam or break. And with a new money clip accessory, it's got you covered if you carry cash, too.

Ridge Titanium Summit Knife

At its very core, the everyday carry knife is a simple tool built for regular tasks. However, that simplicity often tends to get lost in modern knife design. You've probably seen a few knives out there billed as suited for EDC yet sporting needlessly busy design with complicated ergonomics. They might look pretty in your hand, or in a display case, but can't help you get the job done when you need it. That's why Ridge leaned the other direction with their practical and minimalist Summit Knife. As a new release from the same team behind the ever-popular Ridge minimalist metal wallets, the Summit leverages a smart, no-frills design to give you a premium compact EDC folder that's ready to get to work.

The uncomplicated design of the Summit has an understated elegance that makes it unique. At a length of 3.9 inches when closed, the handle gives you enough surface area to get a full grip without being too big for your pockets. Its design also makes it pair well with the Ridge Wallet, a big plus if you already EDC one.  And because the handle is made of grade 5 titanium, it's strong and durable while being ultra-resistant to corrosion. There's a notch in the handle that exposes the right-handed manual thumbstud opening for the blade. That notch makes identifying and manipulating that thumbstud an easy task, even in the dark. With just one flick, the 3.25” D2 tool steel blade is revealed, and held in place by the titanium frame lock. The D2 steel provides excellent edge retention, and the drop-point design makes for a good all-around cutting tool for your daily tasks. When work is complete, you can close the blade up and make the Summit disappear into your pockets thanks to its stainless steel deep-carry pocket clip.

If you're looking for a no-nonsense knife that gives you the performance and premium materials you demand for everyday carry without all of the fuss, look no further than the Summit Knife. It's available in two different colorways: black with a silver-finished blade, and a more discreet gunmetal design that blacks out the blade and the pocket clip. And with a two year guarantee, you can rest assured that the Summit can reliably handle what you throw at it. For a limited time only, you can also save 10% off on the Summit Knife by purchasing it at the link below and using code EDC10 at checkout.

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Hammerstone Goods x Gear Infusion Gift Box

With winter in full swing, it's not uncommon to see lip balm in an EDC. But for the most part, those lip balms aren't as carefully considered as the rest of the kit. Hammerstone Goods is a new brand that aims to change that with their personal care products designed by and for the everyday carry crowd. Their products' thoughtful packaging, organic ingredients, and high performance make them something you’ll be proud to carry along with the rest of your favorite gear. For the holiday season, Hammerstone Goods teamed up with Gear Infusion to release a gift pack that makes for an excellent introduction to both brands. It comes with two of Hammerstone Goods' lip balms, their Active Deodorant, and one of Gear Infusion's innovative EverRatchet ratcheting multi-tools.

Since Hammerstone Goods lip balms are made for the EDCer, they've paid close attention to how easy it is to carry. It starts with the tube itself. The tube's oblong shape allows it to ride easily in your pocket with minimal bulk and prevents it from rolling off of a table. And with something like lip balm, the fewer chances there are for it to go missing, the better. The lip balm itself features a high performance formula packed with nourishing, organic ingredients like sunflower oil, hempseed oil, and vitamin E. It's the result of surveying over 1000 EDCers and 100 beta testers to develop a lip balm that's gentle yet effective. The gift pack includes two flavors: Key Lime + Mint, and Blood Orange + Mint. They're both based on a zesty citrus with a cool minty finish. To round out your personal care regimen, you'll also get one of their Eucalyptus + Mint Active Deodorants — an aluminum-free deodorant that's been formulated to keep you smelling fresh all day long without irritating sensitive skin, thanks to its all-natural, bacteria-fighting ingredients.

Inside the box, there’s also one of Gear Infusion’s EverRatchet titanium keychain tools. This tiny tool packs a big punch, with over 20 functions integrated into its sub-2” form factor. There are the standard offerings like a scraper, flat head screwdriver, and bottle opener seen in most keychain tools, but the EverRatchet's namesake sets it apart from the rest. Thanks to some clever engineering, its fully ratcheting bit driver lets you quickly and easily tighten (or loosen) up a screw in even the smallest of spaces.

This pack has everything you need to make a quick fix — whether it’s to maintain your chapped lips, freshen up, tighten a screw, or open a package. You can pick up the gift pack with $59 worth of goods for just $45 as a special bundle price from Hammerstone Goods at the link below and save even more as an Everyday Carry reader with our exclusive code EDC15 at checkout.

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Deal Alert: 20% Off Leatherman Heritage Series Multi-tools

Ounce for ounce, nothing adds as much functionality to your everyday carry than a full-sized multi-tool. Leatherman has been making best-in-class multi-tools for decades, and this year marks the brand's 35th anniversary. While they have dozens of tools in their lineup over the past 35 years, a select few iconic designs have resonated most with all kinds of EDCers and still do to this day. Now Leatherman's made it even easier to join the thousands of others EDCers who depend on a Leatherman tool with their new Heritage Series. It features 5 of their best-selling tools, including a new and improved version of the iconic Wave. This time around, they're equipped with new, redesigned made-in-USA leather sheaths. The best part is you can save 20% on these classic tools, whether you're looking to finally add a Leatherman to your collection or give someone the gift of preparedness this holiday season.

The Wave+, Charge+, Super Tool 300, Rebar, and Micra comprise the new Heritage series. It's a well-rounded collection with something for any EDCer. The Wave+ is an excellent all-around full-sized tool, upgraded this year with premium 154CM replaceable wire cutters. It features 18 tools total, with many of them being easily accessible and operable with one hand without having to fully open the tool. The Charge+ also gets improved wire cutters to round out its set of 19 tools designed for your outdoor adventures. The Rebar takes cues from older Leatherman designs, featuring locking tools and a built-in ruler making it useful for quick fixes and bigger projects alike. The Super Tool 300 also offers locking tools, but comes in a larger 4.5” form factor for a more comfortable, ergonomic grip. Last but not least, the Micra is perfectly sized for your keychain and features a pair of powerful spring-action scissors — a convenient alternative when you'd rather not use a knife.

All the Heritage tools come with a luxe yet rugged leather sheath. They're made in the USA and built to last, complete with timeless styling and materials to match. A leather loop on the back allows for belt carry while a brass snap closure makes opening and closing the sheath easy. For even more peace of mind, Leatherman tools are made in the USA, backed by a 25-year guarantee. Now with this rare 20% discount, it's a great opportunity to see what these best-selling tools are all about. Grab one for yourself or as a gift from Leatherman's site at the link below.

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Win Over $1200 Worth of EDC Gear in Our Ultimate Holiday Giveaway!

Update: Congrats to Tyler S., winner of this giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for more chances to win gear here on Everyday Carry.

It's that time of year to spread some holiday gear. We've worked with some of your favorite brands to put together a gift that keeps on giving: a prize package of gear to cover all your bases and then some, worth over $1200! Try your luck and enter to win all this gear for free, courtesy of our sponsors: Zero Tolerance, Gear Infusion, Dango Products, Ridge, Pelican, Rite in the Rain, 5.11 Tactical, Vincero Watches, Inforce, and Hammerstone Goods. Read on to learn more about each prize in the package (which, by the way, make excellent gifts) and how to enter for your chance to win.

This giveaway is presented by Zero Tolerance, Dango Products, RIDGE, Pelican, Inforce, Rite in the Rain, Vincero Watches, Hammerstone Goods, and 5.11 Tactical.

Ridge Wallet Titanium Collection

What makes a minimalist wallet good for everyday carry? It takes more than a stylish design, that's for sure. While looking good in hand is a big plus, it shouldn't sacrifice functionality and ease of use to do so. That's why the Ridge Wallet earned its spot as one of the most popular wallets on the EDC scene. It has a compelling mix of high-capacity minimalist style, rock-solid premium construction, and a uniquely versatile design that's only found its way into more people's pockets since its successful Kickstarter launch in 2013. So whether you're meaning to replace your bulky bifold with something slimmer or you're on the hunt for a bombproof wallet upgrade, a titanium Ridge Wallet should fit the bill.

The Ridge Wallet's unique EDC-friendly design sets it apart from the rest of the pack. It uses a combination of elastic bands and titanium plates to hold up to 12 payment and identification cards in a compact profile. The titanium plates that make up the core of the wallet keep the whole package lightweight at just 2.5 ounces in your pockets. The panels also provide an added RFID-blocking benefit, helping keep your personal information safe from fraudsters skimming for data. The wallet's designed to give you a few options when it comes to carrying paper currency and other daily essentials, too. You can choose between an elastic cash strap or a traditional money clip made from spring steel. With either configuration, you can keep a few twice-folded bills handy on the exterior of the wallet, or use it for RFID-enabled cards, and so on. And unlike some minimalist wallets out there, the metal construction of the Ridge makes it far more durable to stand the test of time. And its longevity is backed by a lifetime warranty.

While you can't go wrong with black, Ridge offers two other titanium color ways: a cool gunmetal grey and an extra-special electroplated version that's burnt by hand for a one-of-a-kind pop of color. And just in time for the holidays, you can save on a Ridge Wallet whether for yourself or as a gift by using code EDC10 at checkout when you buy from Ridge at the link below.

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Dango M1 Maverick Collection

When tasked with securing your most valuable essentials, an EDC wallet faces the pressure to be durable, organized, hard to lose, and easy to use, all at once. Dango's new flagship wallet, the M1 Maverick, performs this difficult balancing act as one of their best wallets yet. It improves upon the bomb-proof aluminum chassis of their foundational T01 and D01 wallets while adopting a vertical orientation as on their recent S1 wallet for easier access and handling. The different feature-packed configurations in the new M1 line-up offer solutions for any EDCer, from the refined minimalist to the tactical prepper.

At the core of the M1 is a new, vertically-oriented CNC-machined aluminum chassis. This time around, it features loop holes at each of the four corners to serve as attachment points for keys, tethers, or lanyards to wear as a badge holder. An internal metal RFID blocking card cavity holds up to 6 cards, held in place by a silicone cash strap.
You can configure both the material choice and the number of pockets on the exterior wrap to complete the wallet. For a more classic look and familiar feel in hand, you can opt for Dango's top grain leather section. 

These leather exteriors come in both single pocket and bifold configurations: the single pocket holds up to 8-10 cards total, while the bifold section adds 3 more card pockets to accommodate 14-16 cards total. The single pocket is the more minimal of the two, with an elongated thumb cutout to easily slide cards out. The bifold flips out clamshell style for quick access to the internal pockets, which have angles and cutouts for easy retrieval as well. The bifold portion also adds a small loop section for storing a small house key or similarly sized object.

For those of you looking for a more feature-packed wallet, Dango developed a Spec Ops version of the M1 range as well. It's built around the same chassis, but it's coated with a durable Cerakote finish you'd find on some firearms and tactical gear. Instead of leather, it sports Dango's newly developed DTEX material: a rugged, flexible and weather-resistant non-leather synthetic textile. Materials aside, the M1 Spec Ops versions come equipped with Dango's new MT04 tool. It's specially designed for emergency situations, complete with functions like a seat belt cutter, oxygen wrench, serrated and sharpened edges, and more. The bifold variant of the Spec Ops M1 includes yet another tool, the MT01. This compact tool adds an additional 5 functions, including flat and Philips head drivers, and slots into the external loop of the bifold section as an additional security measure to keep the wallet closed.

Each configuration of the M1 wallet features Dango's usual attention to detail in their designs, with cutouts, angles, and touchpoints to make using the wallet and retrieving your cards easier. Be sure to check out the collection in full detail at the link below to get a closer look at all the wallets' specs and features. 

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8 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tactical Adventurer

Black Friday has come and gone, and our wallets have had a weekend to recover. But now's not the time to let up! Cyber Monday is here, with even more great deals to not only wrap up the weekend of steals and deals, but also plan ahead for the holidays. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales for just one more day on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year that make great gifts for adventure seekers and anyone with an appreciation for rugged, tactical gear.

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10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas and Black Friday Deals

As we let the mountain of food from yesterday's holiday cool and our bellies settle from the festivities, it's time to turn our attention to the next big celebration. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we'd like to kick off the next feast of deals known as Black Friday. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales this weekend on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year. With plenty of gear for sale it's a great time to buy gifts for yourself or others from the brands that know EDC best, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for even more deals coming your way from our coverage this weekend!

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Deal Alert: Up to 25% Off All Vincero Watches

No matter the mission you're on or the challenge you and your EDC are up against, there's always room on your wrist for a watch. And even if your setup is on the casual side, it doesn't hurt to keep the time and complete your ensemble. Vincero Watches fit the bill for a handsome, precise, and high-quality timepiece. Their bold designs blend form and function into one affordable timepiece. And with their site-wide Black Friday sale live, there's no better time than now to add one to your EDC.

If you want to make a statement with your EDC, Vincero's Rogue Collection is sure to catch your eye. It's a bold action watch with plenty of presence at 43mm. Its matte black, 316L surgical grade stainless steel case sets the stage for the Rogue's eye-catching details: a grid-textured black dial, three sub dials, a date display, and contrasting red hands and crown buttons. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the face, while an Italian marble caseback rests behind this chronograph's mechanical quartz movement. Its 10ATM water resistance handles most activities you'd encounter, while a premium silicone strap makes it comfortable to wear through it all every day.

If your EDC requires a dressier look, Vincero has you covered with the Chrono S: a standout dress watch that's as practical as it is good looking. It features real Italian leather on the strap, surgical grade stainless steel, and a scratch-resistant sapphire coated crystal class. Best of all, it comes in 43mm and 40mm case sizes. No matter the size you choose, the included straps are interchangeable, allowing you to switch things up for whatever your day calls for.

Vincero's small-batch manufacturing process already ensures you get a quality timepiece at a fair price, but you can save even more this week. Their Black Friday sale is live now with up to 25% across the entire site. Check out the Rogue Collection, Chrono S, and the rest of Vincero's offerings on sale at the link below.

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Deejo Customizable Knives

Finding the perfect knife can be tough. From performance to aesthetics, there are plenty of factors to consider, especially for something you're going to carry every day. Thankfully, companies like Deejo are here to make the choice a little bit easier. They've set out to make their ultralight pocketknife customizable to your exact specifications with a system that lets you create a one-of-a-kind knife. It's a unique, high-tech way to have the perfect knife to match your needs—and your style.

The Deejo knife itself is one of the most subtle and classy designs you can find. Composed of a slim 3.7” blade that folds into an ultra-minimalist handle that integrates a liner lock, it manages to be a fully capable everyday blade while still staying as light as possible. A large pivot and friction opening makes one-handed deployment possible, and while the skeletonized handle precludes space for a clip, each Deejo knife comes with with an elegant holster so you can slip it in and out of your pockets with ease.

Creating the ideal Deejo knife starts with their online platform, MyDeejo. With its sleek 3D interface, you instantly get a preview of your finished blade. Which helps because with more than a thousand combinations of customizations available, you can be satisfied with your unique knife long before it reaches your hands. You have options of blade finish and design engraving, and your choice of color, material, and wood for the Deejo's handle, along with custom text engraving should you please. With over 60 tattoos to choose from, you can create a Deejo that truly resembles you. They offer a wide variety of styles to resonate with you and all your interests, whether it be the outdoor, biking, watchmaking, nature or even music, you can be sure to find a tattoo for you.

Whether building the perfect blade to match your EDC's aesthetic or giving a truly special gift, Deejo's customizable knives are yours for the making. Start on yours today by visiting MyDeejo at the link below.

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Fixsolve NASH Backpack

In the pursuit of the perfect EDC pack, chances are you've gone through multiple bags over the years (which could be collecting dust by now). Bags tend to be highly mission-specific things, built and designed for one purpose in mind. But as an EDCer who's constantly on the go indoors and out, the last thing you need is to weigh yourself with another niche bag. The NASH Backpack from Fixsolve was designed for modern nomads with versatility in mind as the one bag you can haul anywhere. It boasts a premium construction and a smart design that works whether you take it to the office one day or the outdoors the next.

What sets the NASH backpack apart is ample storage and long-haul durability without aggressively conspicuous tactical styling. Its subdued look is only part tactical, with an all-black color way and MOLLE-compatible webbing, and part outdoors with its roll-top and lashing square on the exterior. In addition to the modularity of the webbing and adjustability of a roll-top design, the bag offers a 19L main compartment, bringing its total capacity to 25L. It's an ideal size for your daily and travel essentials without being so big and bulky that you leave it at home instead. Four compression straps also help keep the pack compact and nimble during your travels when it isn't fully loaded.

The roll-top design makes it perfect for keeping out the rain when you're outside, and the 1500D Cordura shell exterior can keep up with the worst bumps and scrapes that you encounter on your commute. At the rear of the bag, you'll find a secure, dedicated space for a laptop up to 15”. It's also useful for smaller items and critical documents like a passport. An internal admin panel, complete with mesh pockets, zippered compartments, a key leash and cordage loop organize the rest of your gear. Water-tight YKK zippers used throughout keep your essentials secure and dry against the elements.

It may come as a surprise how much you can pack into the NASH, but it makes sense: it's designed to let you live out of it on the journeys you take. You can go to work one day, fly to a different country at night, explore the city when you land and head into nature later with a pack like this. The NASH is built in small batches by experienced craftsmen in the Philippines. You can see its many features at the link below and pick one up for EDC and travel duty on Amazon

As an Everyday Carry reader you can use code EDCxNASH to receive 20% off your purchase of the NASH Backpack. This exclusive discounted pricing is available through 11/23/18, so be sure to grab this bag quickly if you're interested.

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Dango D01 Bifold Slate Grey Edition

If you’re tired of your bulky bifold wallet, there are plenty of thin cardholders you can get to slim down your pockets. The problem is they usually require you to leave a few cards at home or give up carrying cash all together. That’s where Dango's best-selling D01 Dapper Bifold comes in. It stays thin, light, and strong thanks to its aluminum frame while offering tons of storage with its bifold section made of genuine leather. And now available in a cool Slate Grey Special Edition color, the D01 Bifold carries everything you need and looks good doing it.

Holding the Dango D01 Bifold together is the CNC-machined aluminum frame that weighs in at only around 2 ounces. It’s light enough that it won’t weigh you down but tough enough that it doubles as a bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold one after a long day. The entire aluminum chassis is then wrapped in leather, giving you 3 pockets that can hold up to 4 cards per pocket for a total of 12 cards. The bifold pocket section is made from an exclusive Raw Hide leather with contrast red stitching that's only available on this special edition colorway. You’ll also get a quick access pocket on the outside for your most used cards or ID, and then two more pockets along the inside for cards that you don’t use often but still don’t want to be without.

If you tend to carry cash the Dango D01 Bifold has you covered there too. It comes with a textured silicone band for strapping folded bills down until you need them. As it is, the D01 Bifold is a thin, minimal wallet for people who want to slim down their pockets but can't deal with a thin cardholder. But if you can spare a bit of pocket space and weight for a ton of added utility, it's also compatible with Dango's card-sized multi-tools like the MT02 and brand new MT03. The MT02 adds 14 other tools to your EDC including a box cutter, flathead, and can opener just to name a few, while the MT03 covers bases with specialized functions like a comb, camping fork, and money clip.

The Slate Grey special edition D01 Bifold has all the features you look for in a wallet and then some, and now has a slick minimal grey look to it too. Plus, it's handcrafted in the USA and built to last. If you or someone you know suffers from a bulky wallet, click the link below and check out the Dango D01 Bifold.

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Discover New Gear with Bespoke Post

When it comes to covering your bases and rounding out your well-curated EDC, sometimes the best inspiration can come from trying something new. But where do you start? That's a tough question if you've already settled into your own style, plus it's hard enough trying to find something that catches your eye. And let's face it, you're busy. If you're looking for something new but don't have the time to research and shop, Bespoke Post has just the thing. They send you a freshly curated box of useful goods tailored to your own preferences at a cost that's hard to beat.

You spend a lot of time making sure your gear suits your needs and your style, but now you can leave some of that work to the experts at Bespoke Post. When you join, they ask you a series of questions to get a feel for you, your needs, and your style. With that in mind, they present a box of gear they think you'll enjoy each month. And the value you get out of each one is well worth the price of admission. Each curated box contains quality, unique products from small-batch brands and masterful artisans of all sorts.

And part of the fun is that each box fits a particular theme, filled with items that make sense together, resulting in a kit that's greater than the sum of its parts. There's also no mystery as to what's inside each month. They tell you what's inside, letting you decide for yourself whether the box is for you. If it's not, it's easy to opt out of that month's box and wait for the next one, or cancel your subscription outright. But since each $45 box is designed to give you at least $70 worth of gear (or more) it's a great deal. You can take a look at Bespoke Post's current offerings at the link below.

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