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G-SHOCK Virtual World Collection

G-SHOCK watches are popular in the EDC community for being some of the toughest timepieces out there, specifically designed for people who spend most of their time in rugged terrain or brutal environments. Aside from their time-telling functionality, watches are still an important part of many people’s EDC as a way to express personal style. You might think you can't find extreme durability and functionality in a fashionable watch, but G-SHOCK beg to differ.

Their new Virtual World collection is yet another example of strong aesthetics without compromising the functionality the brand is known for. Inspired by virtual reality, the collection brings vibrant violet and bold blue accents to three digital-analog hybrid watches in a retrofuturistic theme.

Like you would expect from any watch in the G-SHOCK line, all items in the Virtual World collection are shock resistant as well as water resistant to 200M. They also come with a durable but comfortable resin band and a scratch-resistant mineral glass. And to go along with their brawn, these G-SHOCKS also come with all sorts of thoughtful time-keeping functions, such as world time, a stopwatch, a timer, 5 daily alarms, a fully automatic calendar and even a Super Illuminator backlight, to help with visibility in low light conditions. You can pick any of them up at the link below.

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RovyVon Angel Eyes E3 Hybrid Flashlight

RovyVon Angel Eyes E3 Hybrid Flashlight

If there’s one thing that any EDCer can appreciate, it's versatility. The more you can do with the same amount of gear, the better. A great example of a tool that can rise to the occasion in a wide range of situations is the RovyVon Angel Eyes E3 hybrid flashlight. Now in its second iteration, the Angel Eyes E3 boasts a compact size, two power sources, dual LEDs, and four different emitter configurations to make it one of the most versatile flashlights in its class. If you need some flexibility in not only the output of your flashlight but also how you power it, you should have your eyes on the E3.

Unlike most flashlights on the market right now, the Angel Eyes E3 features a dual-battery setup making it easier to make sure your light’s topped up and ready to go, whether you’re traveling or during an emergency. It can powered by its built-in, USB-C rechargeable LiPO battery or by a single AAA battery. The former is convenient for daily use when you can charge the light at the end of the day, whereas commonly available AAA batteries are quicker to use in an emergency. 

Both of these power sources will power its dual LED setup, available in four different configurations. You’ll get to choose between x2 Cool white LEDs, x2 High CRI Warm White LEDs, a mix of the previous two and even a Cool white + Red LED combo. 

In its most powerful configuration, the Angel Eyes E3 is able to put out up to 700 lumens, for 3 minutes before stepping down to 150 lumens, an impressive task for a light this small. Available through its single-button interface, you’ll be able to cycle between a 100 lumen Medium, a 10 lumen low and a 0.5 lumen Moonlight and even a Strobe mode as well.

One final aspect of the Angel Eyes E3’s versatility is its portability. At only 2.6“ long, 0.53” thick and weighing 1.1 ounces, it can ride on your keychain via its keyring attachment point or carry more traditionally in your pocket with an included removable pocket clip. Despite its smaller size, it’s sturdy enough for EDC thanks to a 6063 aluminum construction and IPX7-rated water resistance. Available in Aqua Blue, Orange, Green, Black and gunmetal you can pick one up at the link below.

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The 5 Best Gift Ideas from Gerber

Through the years, Gerber has been a rock-solid source for EDC gear, from simple but efficient keychain tools like the Shard, all the way to modern pocket-friendly companions in the Prybrids, Armbars, and Lockdowns. Not to mention that they’re continuously pushing themselves to make better products, like the American-made Fastball and a full custom shop to let you built the perfect knife for EDC. In this guide we take a look at 5 of their best-selling products to give you even more gift ideas, especially with the holidays fast approaching.

Trending: Spyderco Yojimbo 2

Trending: Spyderco Yojimbo 2

Slide into Slicer Saturday with a distinctive folder that blends the utility of a wharncliffe with an aggressive tactical design: Spyderco’s Yojimbo 2. Designed by renowned personal defense trainer Michael Janich, the Yojimbo has a modified wharncliffe blade that has one of the most unique shapes in Spyderco’s catalog. Deployed with the signature Round Hole, the 3.175” length provides ample cutting surface for a multitude of tasks, a sharp point for piercing tasks, and all while still keeping a pocket-friendly size.

Hollow ground S30V steel keeps the edge razor sharp for a good long while, while textured G10 scales and a four-position pocket clip guarantee swift deployment with a secure grip from any carry position. Grab one now from the link below.

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Spyderco Stovepipe

Spyderco Stovepipe

Good things take time, like a stew on the stove, or cooking a steak to a perfect medium rare. Quality gear is the same, especially when making the transition from one-off custom designs to a mass-produced model without losing the flair and craftsmanship of the original. The Stovepipe is based on custom knifemaker David Rydbom’s Super Bill the Butcher custom cleaver, which he makes for his shop Kingdom Armory. The collaboration between him and Spyderco to bring his design to life as a production model has been four years in the making, and the result—like the knife itself—is impressive.

As with the original custom overbuilt cleaver, the Stovepipe doesn’t hold back on the specs, which largely contribute to its heft and price price. The stout, 0.157“ thick, 2,78” cleaver blade comes in 20CV steel, best known for its superior toughness and edge retention, as well as a deep hollow grind to assist with serious slices. This massive blade pivots with an oversized and decorated pivot pin (which itself acts as an overtravel stop for the lock bar) into two thick slabs of titanium, with a Reeve Integral Lock on the rear side handling security during use. A machined titanium clip and backspacer round out its industrial stonewashed finish.

These Gift Ideas From SOG Are Better in Black

These days, EDC gear comes in nearly every color combination you can imagine. But if there’s one color you can bet on, make it black. All-black gear is having its moment (it goes with everything!), but it’s been the go-to color theme for so many EDCers over the years, whether it’s for a tough tactical look or a low-profile minimalist setup. If you know the person on your list is into EDC gear but aren’t sure what to get them, our friends at SOG have lined up some of their best gift-worthy gear for this guide. One thing they all have in common is that they look better in black, and they’re sure to please anyone on your list looking to perfect their “all black everything” carry.

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Imalent MS08 Flashlight

Imalent MS08 Flashlight

"With eight super-bright Cree XHP70 LEDs, the MS08 flashlight can blast out 34,000 lumens in turbo mode, with a beam distance up to 738 meters / 2421 feet. Even at 10,000 lumens, it can run for 55 minutes on a charge. Its thermal control module, shielding, and fans manage heat, so you can actually..." (via The Awesomer)

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Trending: Spyderco SpydieChef

Trending: Spyderco SpydieChef

As its name suggests, the Spyderco SpydieChef takes its inspiration from the kitchen, where a good, balanced chef's knife makes all the difference when preparing your next meal. It's based on a Marcin Slysz design, who applied the unique, sweeping ergonomics and geometry of a chef's knife to its 3.32" LC200N blade. If you haven't heard of this steel before, the NASA-developed, nitrogen-based steel steel offers exceptional corrosion resistance, and in the case of the SpydieChef, allows it to take an easy edge.

Disengaging the Reeves Integral Lock folds the blade into its slender titanium handles, where a reversible wire clip allows for an ergonomic EDC. With a unique design, an exceptional steel, and the fit and finish to match, the SpydieChef is a serious contender for your next everyday knife.

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CRKT Squid XM

CRKT Squid XM

The original CRKT Squid designed by custom knifemaker Lucas Burnley became a community favorite EDC pocket knife when it was introduced in years past thanks to its practical design that was well-suited for hard use. It was the kind of knife that gave you the confidence to take on tasks much larger than its size in your pocket. In 2022, CRKT has given the venerable Squid some upgrades, resulting in the larger and even more heavy-duty version: the Squid XM. With a larger size, some ergonomic and quality of life improvements, and better materials, this new version of the Squid is a great choice for everyday carry whether you’re upgrading from the original or just starting out on your gear journey.

The new Squid XM is sized up from the original, with a 2.95" blade and a closed length of 4.11" in your pocket. The extended drop-point blade has a well-defined point and enough thickness at 0.11" that you can be confident it won’t crumple under pressure. The blade steel has also been improved with D2 tool steel at the core, which exhibits superior hardness to the original 2015 Squid (more recently, CRKT also made a D2 version of the Squid). Deployment of that blade is much easier compared to the original as well, as the Squid XM features a spring-assisted one-handed flipper opening made even more smooth with IKBS ball bearings in the pivot. The ambidextrous thumbstuds still feature on this knife if you prefer that style of opening as well. And where the original featured smooth stainless steel handles on both sides of the knife, the Squid XM features grippy G10 scales on one side and a stonewashed stainless steel frame lock on the other for sure function under heavy use.

With a larger, even more practical yet immensely pocketable size along with the substantial improvements made to the handle and opening system, the CRKT Squid XM brings welcome upgrades to a crowd favorite everyday carry blade. If you’re looking to pick up a new EDC knife this year, the Squid XM is a great place to start. Click the link below to add one to your collection today.

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