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Who else loves free EDC gear? This week, we're hooking up one lucky reader with a tactical backpack brought to you by our sponsors, 5.11 Tactical. They're known in the EDC scene for their purpose-driven designs and rugged build quality at great values. We've been fans of their bags for years, and it's your chance to win their latest pack. While it's built to be mission-ready, it's got just the right size and features for day-to-day duty as well. If you’re looking for a lightweight and durable backpack for your daily grind as well as your next weekend adventure, this one checks all the boxes.

Bespoke Post Curated Gear Boxes

If you're reading this then you might know the feeling of stumbling across a new tool that perfectly completes your carry. But let's be real—most of the time, you aren't depending on luck to find your gear. You put in hours of research to get an idea of what you like. But wouldn't it be nice if that was all done for you? Bespoke Post knows curation, assembling boxes of handpicked essentials and shipping them right to your door each month. It's a fun way to discover and add unique, quality gear to your rotation you might otherwise let slip under the radar.

Unlike some other random subscription box services, Bespoke Post compiles every box with a theme in mind, ranging from drinking sets and cooking tools to outdoor gear and travel essentials, just to name a few. All you have to decide is whether you want in on the box that month and once you choose, it's shipped to you for free. 

Not only do you have multiple options to pick from, but you also get to see gear from unique, smaller brands you might not've known about otherwise. 

Every month the box you get is packed with gear that's usually worth at least $70. But the subscription will only cost you $45 per month thanks to Bespoke Post's bulk ordering, and that's only if you even want the box. You always have the option to skip on a month where nothing catches your interest.

There are already subscriptions services for movies, music, and even meals — now there's one for anyone who values that feeling of finding a useful piece of new gear. 

Whether you're looking to round out your EDC, completely revamp it, or already have your carry dialed and want to explore gear for other aspects of your day to day, Bespoke Post has you covered. 

You can cancel at any time if you're unhappy, but chances are you'll find something that will pique your interest.

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Haxford Leather iPhone Cases

Let's face it, your cell phone is likely the most expensive part of your everyday carry. And because you seem to use your phone for everything these days, it's the most prone to damage from wear and tear. Cell phone cases help, but they rarely do your phone justice when it comes to looks. This is even more true if you carry an iPhone, with the newest model having a price tag that's as stunning as its design. What you need is a premium case that looks good on your iPhone while protecting it. And with their premium construction and thoughtful features, Haxford's line of iPhone cases has you covered.

Haxford's full-grain European leather cases are a far cry from what you tend to find in stores. They provide a supple, luxe feel when you have your device in hand. The natural skin also gives the back of your case more traction when you set it down. It's available in three different and attractive shades: brown, black, and green. You can also choose the monogram of your choice to further make this case your own. And while they are beautiful, Haxford's leather cases aren't just for show. Because the base of the case is polycarbonate, it can handle the bumps and scrapes of everyday life. And it's raised a bit at the edges to keep your screen from getting scratched on whatever surface you place it on.

As an added bonus, Haxford's cases also include a slot at the back that can accommodate up to four bank cards. It turns your phone and its case into a functional minimal wallet, that you'll be sure to have on you at all times. And if you pare down to the essentials, you can use it to consolidate your carry, removing bulk from your pockets. This is especially easy to do because your iPhone can already replace most of those cards via Apple Pay.

When it comes to protecting your iPhone in style, give Haxford's line of cases a look. They are a handsome addition to the most essential piece of your everyday carry. Protect your investment with one of these cases by picking one up today at the link below.

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5.11 Tactical Rapid Origin Pack

The best EDC bags can do a little of everything, but so many bags recently seem to be prioritizing low-key designs over all-out toughness. That isn’t the case with the 5.11 Tactical Rapid Origin pack. While it's built to be mission-ready, it's got the just the right size and features for day-to-day duty as well. If you’re looking for a lightweight and durable backpack for your daily grind as well as your next weekend adventure, this one checks all the boxes.

Unlike other tactical packs that use ballistic nylon so heavy it's almost overkill, the Rapid Origin features a 600D polyester build that's lightweight yet plenty tough. At 25L, it's sized right for daypack duty, but comes strapped with MOLLE webbing along the front and sides. That modularity comes in handy when you need to add on more gear. For example, you can attach a discreet EDC pouch with charging cables and pens to bring into the office during the week, then swap it out for a first aid kit and survival gear when you hit the trails on the weekend.

If you’d rather maintain the slim profile of the bag you can always make use of the two mesh pockets on the inside for organizing your smaller essentials (or for hiding snacks). There’s also a built-in water bottle holder on the inside for daily use, but when you’re really going to be pushing yourself one water bottle might not be enough. So along the back 5.11 made sure to include a compartment that’s hydration pack compatible so you won’t have to worry about finding drinking water while you’re out exploring.

When you’re not adventuring this day pack makes for a solid office pack as well thanks to a padded laptop sleeve in the main compartment. There’s also a zippered front pocket for smaller tools that you might need quick access to as well as a glasses compartment up top that’s lined with a soft fleece material to prevent scratches.

Whatever your intended use case, the bag remains comfortable thanks to padded ergonomic straps that naturally follow the curves of your body. When you’re hauling a little more than usual, you can save yourself some back pain by buckling up the chest strap to distribute the weight. Last but not least, hook-and-loop sections on the front of the pack let you customize the bag with name tape, morale patches (tactical gnome, anyone?), and more.

If you want one bag for both work and play, the 5.11 Tactical Rapid Origin pack is a versatile option that makes the transition from workday to weekend as seamless as possible. You can pick one up at the link below.

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Dango Vegetable Tanned Leather Wallets

If there's one sure sign of quality in your EDC wallet, it'd have to be the leather. In that aspect, it's hard to beat vegetable-tanned leather. It's made through a natural process resulting in a superior product with a luxe feel that only gets better with age. So if you want that broken-in leather feel, you should EDC a wallet that's built to last with all the everyday features you'd want. The C01 and P01 wallets from Dango are prime examples of this, built in the USA from vegetable-tan leather in modern, feature-packed designs.

With the C01, you get a minimalist wallet that can carry up to 10 cards and some folded cash. It also features a 6061 aluminum tab that helps you attach it to your belt or to your other gear so that it doesn't get lost. It's even compatible with Dango's special multi-tool frame, if you need more functionality. Plus, the vegetable-tanned leather covering the exterior balances out the wallet well. The result is a modern minimalist wallet with a traditional aesthetic appeal.

For those who need more space and functionality, the P01 bifold may work better. The P01 has enough space for 20 cards and some folded cash. But its compatibility with Dango's pen and paper system makes this wallet more useful for EDC. It can function both as your wallet and your notebook cover. The beauty of the vegetable-tanned leather used to make the wallet only makes it better.

As another sign of quality, Dango makes all their products by hand in San Francisco. They're also highly functional, designed to address your everyday carry needs. And of course, thanks to the vegetable-tanned leather, you can enjoy the unique patina of the wallet as it evolves with the rest of your EDC. Now's a great time to pick up a veg-tan wallet from Dango for $10 off as they're on sale until April 22nd in celebration of Earth month, too. Check them out at the link below.

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StatGear X-GRIP Tweezers

A good pair of tweezers is one of those items that can be unexpectedly useful to EDC. You usually see them in first aid kits or tacked onto a multi-tool, and often as an afterthought. But you'll also find plenty of everyday situations where you wish you had a proper pair of tweezers. Whether you're extracting a nasty splinter or needing that extra precision on your DIY project, an EDC-worthy set of tweezers is just the right tool. With the X-GRIP, StatGear offers tweezers that are both built to last and easy to carry.

Because they're made of grade 5 titanium, the X-GRIP tweezers are superior to the flimsy pair you might find included in a first aid kit. They're strong and resistant against the elements, making them a piece of gear that will last you as long as you have them. At approximately 2.4 inches long, they're sized right for most tasks without being too bulky. They're also lightweight, weighing a mere 0.4 ounces including the aluminum cap. That cap features an eyehole for attaching the tweezers to your keys too, so they're easy to have on hand at all times.

With the StatGear X-GRIP, you can have a competent pair of tweezers on hand when you need it. StatGear has a long history of delivering excellent EDC gear on a crowdfunded basis. And the best part is pledging to this fully funded Kickstarter project will also get you the handy PocketLumen EDC flashlight as well. Check it out at the link below.

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NutSac Satchel Pro

For managing a few pieces of overflow gear when your pockets aren't enough, a full-on pack might feel like overkill. That's where a compact, easy-access bag like Satchel Pro from NutSac shines. It's sized just-right for carrying essentials too big for your pockets with the added bonus of looking stylish too. It features a durable classic waxed canvas and leather build that's timeless and practical.

The Satchel Pro is designed to carry your personal electronics such as the iPad Pro or the Surface Pro. At 4.5 liters in capacity, there's space left over for the rest of your EDC gear as well. The plethora of pockets and organizational space inside and outside of the bag expand its utility and let you carry more. And because the bag is surprisingly a lot more structured than your standard waxed canvas and leather bag, it's easy to pack your valuables and maximize the available space.

The attractive styling of the bag also belies its role as a carrier of your electronic valuables. With a more traditional and low-profile design, it doesn't stand out as an expensive target. Plus, the Martexin waxed canvas and full-grain leather construction add a significant amount of durability to the bag. You wouldn't want to throw the bag around with your breakable valuables in it because it lacks padding, but it can actually take some scratches and scrapes here and there. The waxed canvas construction also helps it stand up to the elements as well.

This American-made satchel lets you maximize your carry, and it helps you look good while doing it. When you search for the right bag to carry your small electronics, consider the NutSac Satchel Pro. You can learn more about the bag and grab one for yourself at the link below.

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Dango D01 Slate Gray Limited Edition

Dango's D01 minimalist wallet has a sleek, sophisticated styling fit for the office with a rugged aluminum frame built for longterm performance. It's the kind of wallet that says a lot by doing little, with—as its name suggests—a dapper, professional look that instantly dresses up any EDC. But even when you're suiting up, it pays to add a little pop to your ensemble. So with the limited edition Slate Gray colorway, Dango gives the D01 a striking statement right down the middle, giving the minimalist wallet a high-impact edge in style.

If you’re familiar with the rest of Dango’s product line then you’ll see how the D01 Dapper fits right in. It's a fully structured wallet with a low-profile design and less tactical flair, making it TSA-friendly for urban carry. Dango combined their usual premium leather with durable aerospace aluminum resulting in a wallet with comfortable handfeel and touchpoints that doesn't take up too much pocket space.

Even loaded with 6 cards, the entire package is only 0.3” thick. It does accommodate up to 12 cards total and keeps them safe from skimming thanks to RFID protection. The D01's striking red silicone band lets it secure a few bills, perfect for carrying an emergency stash of cash for the places that don't take cards. The notch along the side of the wallet lets you easily access your cards, and the integrated bottle opener is perfect for relaxing after a long workday.

From the office to a night on the town to your next weekend getaway, the Dapper Wallet keeps it slim, rugged, and stylish. Add a splash of color to your EDC by clicking on the link below.

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your EDC Wallet

While the weather we've been having might not agree, spring has sprung. Now is a great time to make a fresh start and do some long overdue spring cleaning, even in your EDC. A great place to start is with the wallet in your pocket: it's one of those things in your carry that can really get out of hand. To keep your wallet trim and tidy, just follow a few of these simple steps.

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Venque Briefpack XL

Whether you’re traveling between countries for work or commuting to the office, a good bag is one that’s versatile enough to fit any given situation. A solid briefcase will get the job done but if you’re going to walking a lot, then maybe a backpack is better suited for your needs. Well, why not both? That’s where the Venque Briefpack XL has the advantage. On one hand, it’s a professional-looking briefcase while on the other it makes for a solid carry-on backpack.

If you’re going to the office, you’ll appreciate the Briefpack's modern design and build materials, but that’s not all it has going for it. When carrying a heavier load, the Venque Briefpack XL can easily transform into a backpack thanks to a well-placed zippered pocket that houses the straps when they’re not in use. Simply take them out of the pocket and click them into place to turn it into a slim backpack and give your hands a break. The signature Quanta fabric exterior adds both style and substance to the bag with its durable weave and water resistance, keeping your electronics and paperwork protected and dry.

Then there’s the numerous pockets and compartments that make this bag a worthy carry-on as well. On the front you’ll get three zippered compartments for smaller everyday essentials like earbuds, passports, or notebooks, while a side compartment houses all of your more important gear. It’s perfect for tablets or e-readers of any size and laptops up to 17-inches. Plus with measurements of 19 x 15 x 6.5-inches it meets the size requirements for all carry-ons.

But like any good carry-on you can also pack clothes in the main compartment. Along with four extra pockets along the inside, the Briefpack XL has internal straps that hold your clothes neatly in place. So if you’re headed on a short business trip this could be potentially be the only bag you need. If not, you can still attach it to the top of your rolling luggage for easy transport. If you’re not going to be flying any time soon it still makes for a great place to stash gym clothes for after work. For a bag designed for the modern professional, make sure to click the link below and check out Venque Briefpack XL.

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Victorinox Altmont Deluxe Duffel Backpack

It seems like there’s a bag for everything these days. One for the gym, one for your commute, one for hiking, and so on. But what if you don't want to switch bags every time you do something different? What if you want a bag that’s more like a Swiss Army Knife, able to tackle anything. That’s where the Victorinox Altmont Deluxe Duffel Laptop bag comes in, made by the same company that brought you the classic SAK. It’s meant to be that “go-anywhere” bag that you can use for whatever the day throws at you.

Arguably the most important aspect of a bag is its build quality. You won’t have to worry about the Deluxe Duffel tearing on you halfway through a hike thanks to its tough polyester build that’s also extremely water resistant, keeping what matters most safe from rain. To further protect your gear, the 19L main compartment closes roll-top-style and buckles securely in place to seal out rain and snow. If you need quick access to your stuff, you can always reach through the vertical pocket on the front of the bag, which provides another entry point to the main compartment in a pinch.

Speaking of which, that second pocket is where you’ll find a few useful organizational features like some extra pockets and a key clip. Whether you’re tossing in a few extra snacks for a day hike or some extra pens for work, these versatile slots come in handy. Now if you travel often you know how painful it is to have to have to dig through your backpack at every TSA checkpoint to remove your laptop. But the Deluxe Duffel comes with a dedicated laptop pocket on the side completely separate from the main compartment.This lets you access up to a 15-inch laptop quickly when you need it, and put it back without having to rummage through the rest of your bag. Needless to say, this feature is also ideal for students or commuters that haul laptops so even if you don’t plan on traveling any time soon you can still make plenty of use of this.

A good EDC pack should not only be durable, but comfortable too. That's why the Deluxe Duffel comes with an ergonomic, molded back panel that also allows for adequate air circulation to keep your back cool on those longer hauls. That molding is mirrored on the shoulder straps as well for even better weight distribution. And in true Swiss Army Knife faction, the shoulder strap comes equipped with a handy bottle opener for that extra utility. You’ll also get a few accessory cords along with the bag which act as compression straps once attached, maintaining the overall shape of your pack.

If you’re a fan of gear that can do it all (or just want a cool new bag), the Victorinox Deluxe Duffel Laptop backpack checks all the boxes. Click the link below to check it out for yourself.

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Dango “Lucky Greens” Collection

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, it's a good time to remember that you can't rely on luck to stay prepared. It's one thing to to wear green to celebrate the holiday, but how about giving your carry a verdant touch? Green is a great color for EDC: you can choose to go with a darker olive drab for military and outdoors use, or a vibrant shade so you can easily spot it at the bottom of a pack. Our friends at Dango have a promotion for olive drab essentials just in time for St. Patrick's Day. With some items up to 50% off, it's a great way to grab some green for your EDC.

All-New Aluminum Ridge Wallets

From flashlights to pocket knives to smartphones, aluminum has become the material of choice for the gear we carry. It's light, strong, comfortable, and affordable — all things you'd want in your EDC. And these days, you'll find aluminum on minimalist wallets like the Ridge to keep things slim, sturdy, and lightweight. One of the many other benefits of aluminum gear is just how many more colors it can come in to give your EDC its signature look. With the addition of OD green, desert tan, rose gold, and celeste blue to their lineup, Ridge offers even more wallet styles to make your carry stand out.

In case you aren't familiar with Ridge wallets, they're constructed from two aluminum plates bound by a durable elastic and stainless steel screws. The aluminum plates create structure, block RFID signals, make it easier to slide in and out of a pocket, and give your cards some heavy duty protection. Meanwhile, the elastic ensures a custom fit, minimizing bulk if you carry fewer cards while being able to expand to accommodate up to 12 cards without stretching out.

These new wallets leverage 6061-T6 aluminum to weigh in at just 2 ounces. The OD green, desert tan, and celeste blue colors feature a ceramic coating for a rich, matte finish. The rose gold version is hard anodized aluminum, resulting in a durable speckled finish for that extra bling appeal.

You can check out the new colors and configure them to best fit your EDC at the link below. Be sure to check out how our tips on how to choose the right cash-carrying configuation for your next Ridge wallet, as well as our color-coded carry round-up for ideas on gear to match.

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Venque Amsterdam Pack

Chances are the main tools that you consider to be a part of your EDC can all fit in your pocket, but for plenty of people that’s only the beginning. If you commute to class or to work everyday, your EDC can extend to notebooks, textbooks, a laptop, charging cables, etc. to name a few. That’s when having a good bag comes in handy. The new Amsterdam backpack by Venque wasn’t made for tactical use in the field or for two week treks through the mountains, it's specifically for the commuter who prioritizes organization, comfort, and a quality build.

The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek, minimal design that makes this pack stand out from the rest. It's covered in Venque's specially formulated, high-density Quanta fabric that, along with the leather trim and YKK zippers, not only looks good but will also keep your gear safe even in bad weather thanks to its water resistance and durability. If you’re going to carrying a backpack with you everyday, you also want it to be comfortable. That’s why the Amsterdam pack comes with ergonomic straps that contour to the natural shape of your body. There’s also a sturdy top handle for when you find yourself squeezing into packed subways or buses and need to carry it by hand.

The Amsterdam doesn’t offer much in terms of pockets, with only a small zippered one on the front to complement the main compartment. But that doesn’t mean that it’s lacking in organization. Instead, the bag has a removable organizer that fits a 15-inch laptop along with plenty of other smaller essentials like pens, pencils, and cables. It’ll keep your gear organized and accessible during the week. And once the weekend comes around, you can easily remove the organizer to make more space in the main compartment for whatever you need to get some R&R when you're not working.

If you’re in the market for a new everyday pack or just want something that’s a little more versatile than the one you’re currently rocking make sure to check out the Amsterdam pack by Venque. It comes in either gray or black with the option of black or brown leather trim, so whatever your style is you’re sure to find the perfect match.

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NutSac Sac Daddy Messenger Bag

If your daily loadout is too big for your pockets but not enough to justify a backpack, a messenger bag is what you need. We're not talking about a man purse or a super tactical sling bag, either. NutSac satchels fill a much needed role as well-made, functional bags with timeless styling that's worthy of carrying your gear, laptop, and more. The Sac Daddy is their newest and largest satchel to date, complete with hardwearing materials and made-in-USA construction.

At nine liters in capacity, it's not too big and ungainly, and yet it has enough room to fit your full-size laptop or tablet and more. With a bit of creativity, you can use this bag to carry the critical gear that's too big for your pockets. Its main compartment is tall enough to fit a standard hardcover book, and it can also fit a camera with lens detached. There's also plenty of stash pockets and YKK-zippered organizational space both inside and outside of the bag for your smaller items.

With its Martexin waxed cotton and top-grain leather construction, the Sac Daddy looks and feels like a quality bag. It evokes a timeless vintage look that will appeal to a heritage crowd as well. But despite its looks, it's not a bag you have to baby. The waxed cotton lends a lot of durability and weather resistance to the bag. And unlike a lot of other canvas bags out there, the Sac Daddy is remarkably structured. This means it can stand upright on its own and doesn't droop or collapse when nothing is inside of it. This makes loading and unloading your gear much easier, but it also speaks to the strength of the bag. Just keep in mind that it's not fully padded like a laptop bag, so take care to not throw it around or drop it in daily use.

The Sac Daddy is a bag that you'll be proud to carry on your shoulder. Check it out for yourself at the link below.

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Ridge Commuter Backpack

Whether you're traveling on an adventure or to work on your next commute, keeping your stuff safe and organized is always important. The Commuter Backpack by Ridge is their take on the perfect everyday backpack that does just that. It's sleek and streamlined on the outside, but it's packed with travel-ready features and organization pockets that make it an ideal companion for your next trip. The shock-resistant laptop compartment, RFID blocking hidden pocket, and integrated battery pack / charger make it easy to keep your laptop and wallet safe, and your phone and tablet charged up.

Inside the bag, you'll find plenty of organization to keep your gear easy to access and safely stored. There's a shock-resistant laptop compartment that accommodates up to a 15” laptop located closest to the back panel of the bag. You can carry your computer with confidence, knowing that it's safely stored inside and close to your body. The internal hidden pocket is an ideal place for stashing away your wallet and passport, thanks to the RFID blocking material surrounding it.

There are few things worse than a dead battery when out and about, so Ridge has built an external USB charging port into their bag so you can easily charge up on the go with a power bank (as an add-on accessory). There are some other basic organization pockets for small accessories, and two expandable water bottle pockets that are less bulky when zipped shut. Your gear inside is protected from the elements, thanks to the water-resistant nylon shell and heavy-duty zippers.

Carrying options on the Commuter include two padded shoulder straps with sternum support, and a luggage strap so you can carry both the bag and your suitcase easily. The bag is available in a 15” “Commuter” and a slightly larger and wider 17” “Weekender” size. You can pick one up now via the link below.

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