Everyday Carry

The Drop: Gerber Fastball Heritage Knife

The Drop: Gerber Fastball Heritage Knife

Founded in 1939, Gerber has a long history of producing high-quality knives and multi-tools used by soldiers, hunters, and tradesmen alike. The limited-edition Fastball Heritage knife is a celebration of its 84-year history, honoring its roots with a new Gerber orange handle color, iconic sword and stone logo, and laser marks created from the original Gerber packaging.

The Fastball’s design features an intuitive finger flipper opening mechanism utilizing B.O.S.S Technology (Balls of Stainless Steel), a ball-bearing system to reduce friction for smooth deployment. Its 3” S30V wharncliffe blade makes the knife suitable for rough carving and cutting tasks. The blade can also handle precise cuts with its fine point, making pulling cuts particularly easy. The knife is 7.1” long while maintaining a light weight of just 2.7 oz, thanks to its aircraft-grade aluminum handle. And as a testament to their commitment to quality and service, Gerber offers a limited lifetime warranty on all their products.

What we like: It’s a highly versatile knife that you can use for nearly any situation, from cutting rope to peeling fruits. It’s also a great representation of the brand and its commitment to building more premium American-made products.

What to watch out for: Gerber is releasing just a small quantity of these knives, so it’s best to act fast if you want one for yourself.

Final verdict: Intuitive to use and safe to deploy, the Gerber Fastball was already an easy recommendation to any EDC pack. This Fastball Heritage knife just adds a dash of exclusivity to the mix.

Check It Out

BodyGuardz Tech Accessories

As one of the most important (and most fragile) items in our everyday carry, our mobile phone is an investment that deserves all the protection it can get. But with hundreds of screen protectors and cases in the market, choosing the right one isn’t always a straightforward task. The phone protection products from BodyGuardz caught our eye because of their use of high-quality materials and commitment to innovation. Their 30-day money-back guarantee also adds icing to the cake. Here are some of the standout items we picked that will give your phone some added functionality and protection.

Quick little dump
1 2 3 4
Trending: ReyLight Pineapple Ti Mini AAA Flashlight

Trending: ReyLight Pineapple Ti Mini AAA Flashlight

It’s easy to find an AAA flashlight. It’s easy to find a titanium flashlight. Many enthusiast flashlights offer excellent high CRI LEDs. But finding all those features in one production flashlight and still keeping the price low—now there’s the challenge. But somehow, the ReyLight Pineapple Ti Mini manages to do it all. You’d be forgiven for mistaking this for a custom flashlight. The use of titanium, Nichia 519A 4000K high-CRI LED, and even the option to power it with a 10440 li-ion battery are all the hallmarks of more expensive lights, but ReyLight keeps the price within range of $50.

The Ti Mini comes with more than a few features that elevate it even further than what’s on its spec sheet. You get a deep carry pocket clip, a reverse tail clicky where most AAA opt for the easier twisty interface, and the versatility to use a primary AAA (max of 90 lumens) or an unprotected flat top 10440 (max of 240 lumens). It even comes with a programmable interface to dial in the Ti Mini’s modes to your exact needs. Last but not least, by ordering from ReyLight directly you get the option to add a tritium vial to its tail switch, personalizing it further for your EDC.

Check It Out

Gift the Perfect Knife for the Holidays with Deejo

The best pocket knife is the one you have with you. That's why Deejo prides themselves on their extremely portable ultralight knives. With their minimalist aesthetic and endless customizability, a Deejo knife is a perfect fit for any pocket and any style. On top of the ease of use and general utility of a slim pocket knife, the designs that make every Deejo knife unique is also what makes them an excellent gift idea this holiday season. Through the Deejo configurator, you can customize one of these classy knives into a one-of-a-kind gift for the EDCer on your gift shopping list.

Customization aside, the Deejo knife packs plenty of features making it worth considering in its own right. The skeletonized design makes it super lightweight and easy to carry, with the smallest option weighing 15 grams while the largest weighs in at 37 grams. The 3.7” stainless steel blade is a great size for EDC too, giving you plenty of cutting edge to let you tackle your cutting tasks. The slim profile makes it suitable for dressy and casual settings alike. Finally, its curved design helps you maintain complete control throughout the cut, and the secure liner lock lets you cut with confidence.

Whether you’re looking to gift someone a new heirloom with a meaningful design or want to treat yourself to something that’s entirely your own, the Deejo custom knives are a great option. From decking out your own viking-inspired knife or keeping it minimal with your favorite saying, your knife carries your story. Hit up the link below to start building it out for yourself.

Check It Out

The Drop: aroundsquare Mindfulness and Manipulation Tools

The Drop: aroundsquare Mindfulness and Manipulation Tools

Fall deep enough into the fidget toy rabbit hole and you'll eventually find yourself face-to-face with the premium offerings of Matt Hiebert and his company aroundsquare. Beyond just simple toys to calm one's self down, he's built an impressive catalog of tools, accessories, and even wearables that all serve the practical purpose of functional fun. From precision-manufactured skill toys like begleri, Knucklebones, and Deadeye coins to meditation-inspired manipulation accessories like MKUltras and mala beads, they have a comprehensive catalog for everyone looking to aid their focus and fidgety fingers.

But it doesn't stop there. While aroundsquare is well-versed with materials that would get EDCers interested like wood, copper, and titanium, Matt and his team also produce limited-edition variations of their products. They dive into the deep end of highly exotic materials and alloys like Mokume Gane, Zircuti, and Mokuti, giving collectors some truly remarkable pieces of functional, wearable art.

What we like: These are fidget toys taken to the next level, inspired by traditional manipulation and meditation tools, and manufactured with some of the best materials you can find in EDC. Seriously, it's hard to find something NOT to like.

What to watch out for: aroundsquare is constantly adding stuff to its catalog but you may find some items not always in stock. Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter at the bottom of their page and their socials to find out when the next drops are coming, especially if you're after one of the more exotic pieces.

Final verdict: I don't think I'll be able to stop at just one MKUltra anytime soon.

Check Them Out

Trending: Victorinox Spartan Multi-tool

Trending: Victorinox Spartan Multi-tool

The Victorinox Spartan is a compact to medium-sized Swiss Army Knife designed for a wide range of everyday tasks. Inside its 3.6“ body, you’ll find 12 different functions. You get two different size blades, a can opener, two screwdrivers, a reamer, a key ring, a bottle opener and Victorinox’s iconic pair of tweezers and toothpick. There’s also room for a wire stripper whenever you need to do a quick repair, and a corkscrew ideal for a picnic or a celebration. This fan favorite weighs in at only 2.1 oz, providing you plenty of functionality without any of the bulk. Finally, you can find it in its classic red scales or 7 other different colors, so you can match it with your style and carry. Pick one up at the link below.

View on Amazon

Prometheus Design Werx's Outstanding Outerwear for the Coming Cold

While it’s easy to get away with old shorts and a t-shirt during the hotter summer months, winter forces you to think extra hard about what you wear outside. The colder seasons require pieces that are not only warm but also tough enough to withstand extreme weather. Whether you make a living working outdoors, have an inconvenient commute that exposes you to the elements more than you would like, or know that you’ll shovel the driveway soon, some tough jackets and hoodies are always a worthy investment.

That’s where Prometheus Design Werx comes in. The company makes all kinds of EDC tools and goodies, but it also has an impressive apparel line that can make all the difference in the coming months. The pieces highlighted here are some of the options that showcase how the company takes staple cold-weather clothing you might find on your father’s coat rack, given a modern twist. The clever designs, rigid materials, and the fact that they’re made entirely in the USA make them worthy of attention if you want to upgrade your cold-weather gear.

"Genkan check" Black & Red
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
TI carry.
1 2

Sleek New Slicers from SOG for 2023

Founded in 1986, SOG is anything but a newcomer to the EDC scene. But in recent years, they’ve reinvented themselves with a fresh look, dedication to modern day materials and features, while keeping their original design process driven by feedback from elite law enforcement, military, and tactical users. The result is a slew of excellent EDC knives and tools to satisfy most EDCer’s needs, from materials to colors to functionality.

In this roundup we’re highlighting some of the brand’s newest and most interesting offerings: The Terminus (an EDC knife we’ve awarded best in show), the ultra-sleek Ultra XR folder, and the Flash series of assisted knives and multi-tools. If you’re looking for practical tools with tactical roots as an upgrade for yourself or a gift for the EDCer on your list, don’t miss these.

Terminus XR Damascus

This new release ushers in the ancient artform of forged Damascus steel to a modern classic in the popular Terminus XR knife. Unlike many other modern knives on the market, the Terminus XR Damascus uses true Damascus steel made the authentic way of folding layers of steel to create its iconic wavy pattern. 10Cr15CoMoV steel, which is equivalent to Japanese VG-10, is folded over to forge the blade, then cryogenically heat-treated for added performance. The result is a one-of-a-kind pattern on the blade resembling waves on the surface of the sea. When paired with its subdued G10 and Carbon Fiber handle, it achieves a classy look without compromising modern features and functionality like SOG's ambidextrous XR lock and rear flipper tab deployment. With a sticker price of under $100, this is a fairly affordable way to experience a one of a kind damascus steel blade in your EDC too.

Terminus XR Damascus

Sundayfunday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
NEBO 5-piece Emergency Kit

NEBO 5-piece Emergency Kit

"This 5-piece kit provides multiple light sources to help guide the way in an emergency. It includes a 10,000 mAh power bank, as well as a 2,000-lumen TORCHY 2K flashlight, collapsible 1,000-lumen GALILEO AIR 1000 lantern, and the 400-lumen MYCRO headlamp/cap light, all packed in a custom-fitted..." (via The Awesomer)

Read More

The Drop: Keyport Slide 4.0 Limited Edition

The Drop: Keyport Slide 4.0 Limited Edition

If you’ve been following the site for a while, you might have heard us talking about the advantages of adding a key organizer or two to your EDC kit. Standard key organizers group your keys in a compact, efficient way so they aren’t left loose and jingling around in your bag or pocket. The Keyport Slide 4.0, however, takes things to a whole other level as a premium, all-steel organizer that consolidates your keys, pocket tools, and smart tech into a single universal access device.

The Limited Edition Slide 4.0 takes everything that made the original 2007 Slide great and enhances it with new materials, a new design, and added functionality. Its most basic use is to house duplicates of your keys using Keyport’s proprietary Key Blades, which replace your existing keys. These Key Blades deploy and retract seamlessly, thanks to stainless steel nodes. But the Slide’s modularity is what truly sets it apart from the rest. Simply snap on a module or two, and your key organizer becomes an indispensable multi-tool. It also features a polished stainless steel removable bezel and a removable D-ring for attaching loose items. Two material options are available: 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and grade 5 titanium. Its ultra-compact 2.87” size makes it easy to access and operate with one hand.

Keyport also has a solution if you misplace your Slide. The Slide 4.0 LE1 comes with a free two-year subscription to their KeyportID lost and found service, which allows anyone who finds your lost Keyport to contact you directly while keeping it anonymous for both sides.

What we like: It’s part hi-tech key case, Swiss Army knife, and multi-tool. There’s very little not to love about that.

What to watch out for: Each Slide only carries four keys. And you’ll have to bring Keyport’s Key Blades with you to a blacksmith to have your keys duplicated.

Final verdict: The Keyport Slide 4.0 LE1 successfully combines utility, convenience, security, and style into a fully modular multi-device to suit any EDC lifestyle.

Check It Out

New Knife Carry
1 2 3 4
Trending: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Trending: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Since the movie Goldeneye, the Omega Seamaster has been James Bond’s inseparable companion, making it one of the most recognizable watches in recent history. The Seamaster 300M Master Chronometer released in 2018 brings the watch from the silver screen into your own personal spy story. Its centerpiece is its blue ceramic dial, sporting a beautiful, laser-engraved wave pattern. Its hands and markers feature a chromed edge for a more eye-pleasing look, treated with Super-LumiNova paint for low-light visibility.

This version of the Seamaster features a “Master Chronometer,” which is visible through the watch’s caseback. Compared to the original 1993 version, this one sits taller, so it’s less likely for the crown to dig into your wrist. The stainless steel 42mm case sports a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for extra protection. On top of this case, you’ll find a uni-directional aluminum bezel with a luminous point at the 12 o’clock position. At its heart is an in-house automatic movement, powering the watch, the chronometer, and the date complication at the 6 o’clock position. A 300M water resistance gives the Seamaster the seafaring capability of its namesake. This is a watch with an amazing performance, aesthetic, and history, and you can check it out at the link below.

View on Amazon

The Top 8 Everyday Carry Wallets for Men in 2023 (EDC Wallet)

The Top 8 Everyday Carry Wallets for Men in 2023 (EDC Wallet)

Your wallet is one of the most essential pieces of gear you can carry, so it’s important to pick one that meets your needs as well as enables you to be smarter with your EDC. Paring down the number of business cards, credit cards, and cash you bring around can help, but the kind of wallet you carry matters a lot as well. Switching to a slim front pocket wallet is a great way to reduce size, bulk, and discomfort, and being able to EDC your card wallet in your front pocket makes it easier to secure while on the move. More durable or technical materials can also ensure a lifetime of usability and reliability. In this guide, we're rounding up some of the best EDC wallets for you to consider. Each of them is exceptional in its own category, and all of them deserve a place in your everyday carry.

How to Choose the Best EDC Wallet For You

The Drop: Streamlight Stinger Color-Rite Flashlight

The Drop: Streamlight Stinger Color-Rite Flashlight

The new Streamlight Stinger Color-Rite flashlight breathes fresh air into the tactical EDC flashlight market by focusing its design on a high-CRI LED emitter. That's because most tactical everyday carry lights focus on maximum brightness using the cooler-tinted temperatures of LEDs, and as a result, cast an unusual color onto objects. That's frustrating in situations where being able to identify color is essential, like when you're dealing with colored wires in electrical panels. It also lets you identify tiny details in the dark that a regular tactical flashlight might miss.

The Stinger Color-Rite comes with a 3000K, 90 CRI LED pushing a max of 500 lumens and throwing up to 265 meters (869 feet) for up to 1.5 hours, with a low end of 140 lumens running up to 5 hours. Its four main modes are controlled with a single side switch, and the light runs off of a 3-cell, 2.6Ah NiMH sub-C battery.

Another standout feature of the Stinger is USB rechargeability. It's also compatible with the Stinger PiggyBack chargers that Streamlight has previously developed for this line of EDC flashlights. The Stinger Color-Rite also features anodized machined aluminum construction with a polycarbonate lens that's unbreakable and scratch-resistant. The Stinger Color-Rite is a heavy-duty EDC flashlight designed for long service life, and you'll want to take it everywhere you go once you have it.

What we like: A focus on high-CRI makes this tactical flashlight unique. Even if you don't require high color accuracy from your EDC flashlight, its warm white tone will be more pleasant than most EDC flashlights. There are also very few flashlights left being made in this iconic, extra-large, emergency-oriented form factor.

What to watch out for: If maximum brightness is your primary focus, other tactical lights outmatch the 500-lumen high mode this light provides, but note that it still has a respectable 17,500 candela behind it, along with the useful beefier size.

Final verdict: If you're looking for a bombproof tactical light but want to maintain your ability to see detail and color in the dark, the Stinger Color-Rite is a solid choice.

Check It Out

EDC Essentials - Black & Red
1 2 3 4 5
Buying Guides