Everyday Carry

Everyday Carry is a reader-supported startup. We support operations by earning commissions when you purchase products we link. Read more about us.
Leatherman Bond Multi-tool

Leatherman Bond Multi-tool

If you’re up against a quick repair job, chances are you can fix it with a multi-tool from Leatherman. But as the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The same can be said for Leatherman’s design philosophy when it comes to their newest (sort of) multi-tool, the Bond. It’s based on the original Leatherman PST multi-tool from 1983, but updated with a few, subtle improvements to keep it fresh. The Leatherman Bond brings with it 14 functional tools in its minimal, no-frills design that simply gets the job done the way it has for over 35 years.

As expected on a tool based on the category-defining PST, you’ll find a pair of needlenose pliers as well as regular pliers for general handiwork. For electrical work, you’ll get hard-wire cutters, wire cutters and a wire stripper as a new addition. Its non-locking, 2.75“ 420HC steel blade deploys via a nail nick from the interior of the handle making for a capable cutting tool that won’t appear overly aggressive compared to other EDC knives. For food prep, you’ll get both a bottle opener and a can opener. To wrap things up, you’ll gain access to other generalist tools like an awl, a wood/metal file, a 4” (10cm) ruler and three different types of screwdrivers. Compared to the original PST, a few of these tools swapped positions, namely the 3D Philips head screwdriver moving to the same side as the blade, while both flat head screwdrivers are grouped together on the opposite side.

This might all seem like a lot, however, Leatherman manages to pack all of this practicality into a mere 4“, 5.8 oz package, this way you don’t have to sacrifice utility for weight or space. All of the tools deploy from the interior of the handles in a non-locking mechanism similar to a slip-joint. The handles are contoured so they offer a comfortable grip, even after extended use. To meet the needs of the modern EDCer, the Bond is also compatible with an optional pocket clip for more convenient carry.

The Bond keeps things simple, affordable, and effective for new multi-tool owners or EDCers looking for a compact backup tool to cover the essentials. And like other Leatherman tools, it’s made in the USA and backed by a 25 year warranty. Last but not least, the Bond comes with an included nylon sheath for protection and portability. If the Leatherman Bond seems like something you’d be interested in, you can pick one up at the link below.

Check It Out

Urban EDC Supply Premium EDC Kit

When you’re just starting out in the world of everyday carry, the sheer number of choices for gear at your disposal can be very overwhelming. It’s far too easy to get lost in the weeds spending hours and even days researching the best gear to add to your collection. That’s where our friends at Urban EDC Supply come in, providing a curated set of great gear to use as the starting point for your own well-considered EDC collection. And even if you’ve got some gear of your own already as a veteran, their attention to detail and smart choices make for compelling options to shake things up for your carry this year.

Urban EDC Supply Vitesse ROCKIT & Leather Slip

It all starts with Urban EDC’s stylish pocket-sized everyday carry knife. The Vitesse ROCKIT is a slim everyday carry fixed blade knife that’s made out of super-premium ELMAX stainless steel which offers incredible hardness and edge retention, and the scalpel shape makes it really great for everyday utility tasks. With the kind of performance ELMAX steel provides, you’ll be able to perform all of your cutting and slicing tasks with ease. To aid in the process of eventually having to sharpen this knife, the knife features a pronounced choil that makes maintaining the edge on a traditional whetstone an easy task to accomplish. The knife also weighs just a single ounce in your pockets which is far less than many folding knives out there, and comes with an elegant leather slipcase for storage when not in use.

Check It Out

Urban EDC Organizer Hybrid

When you start out in EDC it can be a little annoying having a bunch of gear loose in your pockets scratching against each other and even poking you from all the wrong angles. That’s where having a good leather organizer caddy can come in handy, like Urban EDC’s Organizer Hybrid. Aside from acting as a slim minimalist wallet, the Organizer Hybrid contains organizational space for your slim EDC essentials like pens and small knives. And it does all that while being made out of domestically-sourced, saddle stitched Horween leather that’s full-grain and designed to develop an attractive patina over time.

Check It Out

ReyLight Pineapple Flashlight Brass V4

One of the best things about brass gear is that it develops character over time, but the fact that this ReyLight Pineapple EDC flashlight has the specs to go along with it makes it a great choice for everyday carry on its own. It gets its name from the unique knurling pattern on its brass body, and at its heart is your choice between a high-CRI Nichia 219C or high-output XPL LED emitter. Both are powered by a single li-ion 14500 battery, and in a pinch you can also light things up with a standard AA battery that’s easy to find in an emergency situation. With the right cell you can get up to 470 lumens max out the front, but you can also dial things down to a minimal 0.2 Moonlight mode that will keep running for up to 20 days.

Check It Out

Paperstax Project x Urban EDC Supply Notebook

Having a quality pocket notebook on hand is crucial for making lists and organizing, and the beauty of this collaboration design is that it’s designed to slide right into your pockets without taking up a lot of space. Each of these Paperstax Project notebooks is made in the United States and features 40 pages of blank paper with a customer cover that makes it unique from the standard off the shelf notebooks you might find elsewhere.

Check It Out

This is a sponsored post presented by Urban EDC Supply.

21 Summer EDC
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Trending: Clipper Metal Lighter

Trending: Clipper Metal Lighter

The Clipper Metal Lighter has been a popular collectible in Europe and Great Britain for years now, and has come up trending as an option for those of us who want to carry a compact and sturdy firestarter. It’s cylindrical body offers a comfortable grip, and the metal construction means it will better survive tossing around with your other gear. Up top, a cap flips open to reveal a ridged thumb wheel and the replaceable flint that Clipper lighters are known for. On the other end of the rounded body, there’s a screw-on fuel cover that’s opened with help from a coin. True to its old school roots, the Clipper is refilled with liquid lighter fluid, not butane. It comes with a metal tin etched with the Clipper logo, useful as extra EDC storage, as well as a Lighter Lasso from Rolling Paper Depot. This classic conversation piece is bound to add some convenience and class to your daily carry. Get it in a subtle Brushed Chrome or a flashier Shiny Chrome finish, with an option for a 2-pack, at the link below.

View on Amazon

Header: Levi Joe

Vacation.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Spring 2021
1 2 3 4 5 6
Our Favorite New Knives from CRKT

Our Favorite New Knives from CRKT

Over the past couple of years CRKT has really hit the ground running by putting out high quality everyday carry knives made in collaboration with renowned custom knifemakers. Better yet, they’ve been able to do this while maximizing value for your money, offering their designs at affordable price points that can fit within any EDC budget. This year, CRKT continues to introduce great everyday carry blade designs that deserve your attention. In this latest release, they’ve ramped up their partnership with Ken Onion to bring you more of his custom expertise in production knives you can actually buy. Check out his latest designs in our quick roundup below.

Stylus

The Stylus is a slim and sleek modern gent’s everyday carry knife designed by Ken Onion, which pairs a 3.18" 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel blade with a lightweight textured aluminum handle and a lightning-quick spring-assisted flipper opening with smooth IKBS ball bearings at the pivot point. This assisted opening feature makes this ideal for one-handed operation, and a secure liner lock holds everything in place during use. The slender profile of the drop-point blade helps it get into tight spaces and its thin profile makes it great for regular package opening use too. There is a bit of a recurve built into the belly that improves its slicing capability as well, making the Stylus an all-around classy EDC tool.

Check It Out

Shenanigan Maroon

The Shenanigan is a reintroduction of one of Ken Onion’s classic designs, improved in 2021 with a new spring-assisted opening and IKBS ball bearing pivots. The blade steel has also been switched to 1.4116 compared to the original’s AUS-8 stainless steel, and the blade is slightly longer at 3.35" in this edition. The new blade also comes with the signature organic blade shape that’s often found on Ken Onion’s designs, with a well-defined point mixed with an extended belly on the blade and a slight recurve that makes this knife a great slicer no matter where you are in the cut. And the dark stonewashed blade contrasts nicely with the red glass-reinforced and ergonomic nylon handles that provide you the best grip on the blade during use.

Check It Out

Shenanigan Black with Veff Serrations

The addition of Veff Serrations turns this version of the Shenanigan into a rough-and-ready tactical knife with a blacked-out design to complete the look. The aggressive Veff Serrations on the blade make cutting through rough material like rope easy compared to its plain-edge counterpart. Not only do the larger Veff serrations offer improved cutting performance through tough material, but their size also makes them easier to sharpen and maintain.

Check It Out

Dango A10 Titanium Wallet Collection

Dango has made a name for themselves in the everyday carry community with their line of unique modular wallets that elevate the experience to do far more than just hold your cards and cash. And now they’ve updated their A10 line of customizable minimalist wallets with a premium touch by making them out of Grade 2 titanium, giving them a quality touch that offers great looks as well as immense durability without being too heavy in your pockets. Each wallet is precision CNC-machined, hand-finished, and hand-assembled in the USA, and they’ve put special care and attention to getting the details just right.

The heart of the Dango A10 Titanium collection is the Adapt Wallet, updated to the EDC favorite titanium. The A10 Titanium Adapt Wallet sets itself apart with its unique patent-pending quick release rail mechanism on both sides of the wallet that give you easy access to your cards while keeping them securely in place when it’s not in use. One side features an RFID-protected cavity that accommodates up to four payment cards, and the backside has a special unshielded holder for one payment, access, or public transit card of your choice for hands-free convenience when you’re on the go.

For the prepper who cares about the details, you should know that the A10 Titanium works with Dango’s modular wallet system, which offers tool-free configurability into the mix letting you turn this minimalist wallet into a spacious carrier when needed. Whether you want an additional pocket for cash, a bifold for maximum space while keeping things slim and portable, and a pen holder for always having a writing tool on hand, Dango has you covered with the Titanium Adapt Wallet system.

To sweeten the deal, the A10 Titanium Bifold Pen wallet comes with a newly-designed Dango P01 Titanium Pen, which is compatible with both Schmidt 4889M gel ink refills and the ever-ready Fisher Space Ink refills, too. It’s designed to slow into the built-in attachment point in the wallet, with a paracord lanyard for easy retention. Plus, you get a 48 page notebook as part of the deal, perfectly sized to fit in the wallet so you always have the ability to jot notes and important ideas whenever they come to you.

The new Dango A10 Titanium Wallet Collection is more than a refresh of their community-favorite offerings: it’s the ultimate edition of this wallet. If you’ve been on the fence about picking up a Dango Adapt wallet, the Titanium edition is the one to spring for. And even if you have one already, the premium build quality is worth the upgrade. Click the link below to make one yours today.

Check It Out

This is a sponsored post presented by Dango.

Trending: KNIPEX Cobra Pliers

Trending: KNIPEX Cobra Pliers

Not everybody brings toolbox items as part of their EDC, but if you do, you’d want to bring something sturdy and dependable. The KNIPEX Cobra Pliers are water pump-style pliers (also known as tongue-and-groove type) from a German-based company long known for their focus on quality and on a single product group. A century of dedication and craftsmanship results in a functional design that is also comfortable to use, thanks to ergonomically-shaped rubber-sheathed handles. The Cobra Pliers also feature a curved jaw grip that’s slimmer than usual, making it easy to slip into where it’s needed as well as keeping the overall weight of the package down. On the side, there’s a small spring-loaded button that lets you change the width of the lockable jaw opening, making this a smooth-operating, one-handed tool that’s simple to use. If your EDC tasks require more from your pliers than the usual ones integrated into multi-tools, a dedicated pair like the KNIPEX Cobra Pliers is called for. There are bigger versions, but this extra small model may be best for daily carry and EDC tasks.

View on Amazon

Header: Andrew

International Carry on EDC kit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Extreme Adventure and Danger Working from Home
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Trending: GOVO T4 Badge Holder / Wallet Ti

Trending: GOVO T4 Badge Holder / Wallet Ti

Climbing the charts for today's Titanium Tuesday is a unique badge holder that consolidates your essential cards into a lightweight, easy-to-wear package. The GOVO wallet consists of a lightweight 2.7-ounce, CNC-milled titanium frame that holds up to four cards. The card holding mechanism itself is spring-loaded, meaning that your cards are secure even if the wallet isn't loaded to its full capacity. The metal clip on the wallet allows for versatile carry on your belt or attached to your gear. And as its name implies, the GOVO wallet also functions as a badge holder, with a transparent 2mm polycarbonate screen on one side that can display your credentials as head in and out of your school or workplace. Check out one of the most robust badge holders you can wear or carry at the link below.

Check It Out

My actual configuration
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Lite carry
1 2 3 4 5 6

Our Favorite New SOG Products for 2021

True to their name, SOG has spent the last few years studying and observing the EDC space, looking for the best ways to make an impact with a refresh of their everyday carry offerings. They made a splash last year with their XR blade system, and they’ve added a lightweight LTE line to that series this year. They’ve also introduced a new line of bags that mesh tactical durability and practicality with a design that doesn’t attract attention in an urban environment. And finally there’s a highly-accessible addition to everyone’s most carried EDC item: your smartphone, spiced up with EDC know-how by integrating a useful multitool into a mobile phone grip and stand.

True Utility Cash Stash

True Utility Cash Stash

"True Utility’s Cash Stash capsule is designed to carry a single note of paper currency on your keychain. It’s made from anodized aluminum and features a waterproof 'O' ring seal and an internal clip to secure your bill. Its exterior features embossed grip surfaces for easy opening and..." (via The Awesomer)

Read More

Trending: Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit

Trending: Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit

If you have the proper training and you want to stay prepared for anything, carrying a med kit is one of the best ways to do it. However, most med kits aren’t all that portable and tend to get in your way, adding a lot of weight to your EDC or occupying too much space. The Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit is a made in the USA kit that measures 4.2 x 6.5”, which is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The kit is made from 100% nylon and weights only 0.7 oz when empty, so it’s easy to EDC .The first thing you’ll notice is the paramedic cross, which is made out of reflective material for visibility. When you open it, you’ll notice that it has a bi-fold style of organization. It features two main pockets for bare medical essentials; one medium-sized which can fit medical gloves, and a larger one for items like  gauze and burn pads. Aside from the two main pockets, one of the sides features two smaller pockets where you can store tiny essentials like plasters, Q-tips, or medication. It also comes with a rubberized top handle to give you different carry options. The Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit comes in four different color options, so you can pick the one that best goes with the rest of your carry. Grab one today at the link below.

View on Amazon

Header: andrzejPL

Buying Guides