I don’t care how dope your keychain setup is. Sure, you might have your keys in order, and your bases covered with keychain-sized backup tools. But to EDC a truly dialed keychain, you can’t neglect the hardware. Cheap, flimsy carabiners run the risk of losing your keys. They can be unwieldy when you try to actually put your keychain tools to use, too. The Handgrey H4 looks and functions how an EDC carabiner should, with its precise titanium construction and quick-release design.
Writing off the H4 as simply a carabiner that happens to be titanium wouldn’t do it justice—its original design is as functional as it is aesthetically appealing. The bottom section of the H4 leaves room for a modular system, meaning you can slip on separate split rings with keys or gear as needed. When closed, the carabiner gate securely blocks your gear from detaching. Compared to a traditional design, the gate pivot on the H4 sits further into the frame. This gives you enough clearance when you open it to conveniently remove your gear individually, letting you use them freely without needing extra quick release clips and hardware.
Both the gate and carabiner frame are EDM wire cut with impeccable precision from grade 5 titanium, resulting in an elegantly rugged interpretation of an everyday staple. If you’re looking for a solid, minimal way to take your keychain game to the next level, check out the Handgrey H4 at the link below.
I'm going to save you the trouble of reading this review and tell you right away that the S1 is one of the best EDC lights you can buy today. Ever since its debut last year in its original black and blue aluminum design, the S1 has delivered exceptional value in performance, size, and as of Olight's latest offerings, collectibility.
If a feature-packed, inexpensive light that clocks in at an under two and a half inches sounds like a good fit for your carry, read along for my impressions and adventures with the Olight S1 Baton.
The comb is an everyday essential for the well-groomed, but for many reasons, it usually has to stay at home. That's because fragile plastic travel combs don't fare too well in pockets, and full-size combs tend to be too big for EDC. Enter the TI-EDC titanium pocket comb. Made out of durable TC4 grade 5 titanium, it won't bend or break in your pockets. Unlike stainless steel combs, the TI-EDC is lighter than the rest, weighing a mere 17 grams. It's also safe to use on even the most sensitive of scalps thanks to its corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic properties. At under 4" in length, it's the perfect size for your pocket. It even has a slot built into the handle that lets you carry it on a keychain or with a lanyard for easy retrieval. Grab one of these combs for your EDC at the link below to stay looking at your best throughout the day.
It's hard not to love ThruNite's lights, whether you're a flashaholic or not. With sleek, customer feedback-driven designs, premium materials, current emitters (with actual tint options), and affordable prices, their lights offer tremendous value for an EDC light.
ThruNite's latest product, the Ti5T, stands in as the little brother to their solid T10T AA light, but is just as big in style and features. It joins a small club of rear clicky AAA flashlights, and rivals its higher-end competitors with its power (130 lumens on high), runtimes (120 hours on 0.08 lm firefly), and tint selection. It’s made of titanium, of course, making it great for polished panache while keeping the weight down.
Its slim profile lets it disappear in your pocket, while its integrated clip ensures it doesn't vanish indefinitely. The Ti5T has all the hallmarks of a great everyday pocket light, so pick one up in your choice of titanium or aluminum body and cool or neutral white tint direct from ThruNite at the link below.
When done right, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as magnets in your gear. Things just snap into place. And it feels like magic. Fenix makes the most of this phenomenon with their new RC09Ti flashlight.
Like more and more advanced lights these days, the RC09Ti can recharge its single 16340 lithium ion battery via USB. But it’s the first to ever use a magnetic cable to do it, making juicing up your torch literally a snap. Opposite the magnetic charging port is a side-switch, leaving room for a completely flat, magnetic tail. This adds tons of flexibility for hands-free use, letting you mount the light on magnetic surfaces or prop it to bounce light off the ceiling like a candle.
Looking past the shiny new magnetic features, it’s still a solid light. Its Cree XP-L HI LED hits a 550 lumen max, stepping down to a 5 lumen low mode with 53 hours of runtime. A two-way pocket clip and sub 3” length make it ideal for EDC, and its titanium alloy construction adds to its futuristic looks. You can pick up this attractive little light at the link below.
Finding a good way to carry your keys isn’t easy. More often than not, many EDCers simply end up dangling theirs from a carabiner (sometimes alongside a keychain knife). The Ti Mini Q takes a minimalist approach to key organization while incorporating features usually found on multi-tools.
For example, it comes with a built-in 2.35” interchangeable blade. You can configure a traditional plain edge drop point blade, or get one with a built in bottle opener. If you don't want to carry a locking sharp edge, you can configure the Mini Q with a versatile flathead/bottle opener option instead.
We’ve mentioned before that titanium is a great material for EDC because of its durability and light weight, and the Mini Q's grade 5 titanium scales securely store up to 8 of your keys without taking up a lot of space or weighing you down. The ergonomic design also allows for easy one-handed usage thanks to strategically placed cutouts in the body.
And while many key organizers don’t take into account bulky car keys and remotes, the Mini Q offers a clever workaround with the included smartloop that you can attach them to. For a polished solution to the ever-persistent keychain problem, pick up the Ti Mini Q by clicking on the link below. (Also available on quietcarry.com)