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Trending: Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date Auto

Trending: Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date Auto

Selecting an automatic military field watch as your EDC timepiece covers a lot of bases. The Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date Auto delivers classic looks, highly legible markings, and a massive power reserve in a versatile package. Behind a clear sapphire crystal, the black dial contrasts with classic field watch markings and simple, sword-shaped hands to deliver an easy time-telling experience. The dial features a square date window at 6 o’clock, and a curved day indicator that integrates with the inner ring with military-style 24-hour markings. The Khaki Field Day Date Auto runs on the brand’s in-house H-30 automatic movement, which features high precision and an 80-hour power reserve, giving you more than three days worth of precision timekeeping when fully wound. The 42mm silver-tone stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet, and seamlessly flows into the matching 20mm stainless steel bracelet, creating a tough-as-metal aesthetic that reflects the watch’s own sturdiness and robust performance. This is one that can do it all. Check out this modern classic at the link below.

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YETI Crossroads Bags for Everyday and Travel

You probably know the YETI brand of coolers for their immense durability and adventure-ready design that make them a great choice for outdoors EDC. Recently they’ve expanded into the realm of making everyday carry bags, filled with the same kind of attention to detail and quality of life touches that make them a great choice overall. Take the new exclusive YETI Crossroads line of EDC-friendly backpacks and duffels: their variety, versatility. and ease of use pair well with the craftsmanship put into making each bag. Wherever your daily expeditions take you, they have a Crossroads bag fit for the job, whether that’s a daily commute or a one-bag vacation off to places unknown.

Crossroads 22L / 27L Backpack

The Crossroads 22L Backpack is a everyday carry daypack built around having your gear readily accessible as you go about your day. It starts with the zippered main compartment opening, which features a unique flip-top vault pocket that helps you keep small essentials ready for the picking at the top of the bag without having to open it up fully. YETI designed special Sidehustle pockets on the sides of the bag that let you store snacks and water bottles without breaking up the clean lines and minimalist look of the bag itself. And for those who carry laptops and tablets, the inclusion of a 360-degree padded dedicated laptop compartment gives you ease of mind that your tech will make it from point A to B (and C) no matter what. While the bag isn’t strictly waterproof, the 700D TuffSkin nylon shell is built to shed most everything except an extended downpour, and it provides a lot of abrasion and tear resistance in the process too.

If you need a bit more space, there’s a slightly larger 27 liter version which builds on the day pack‘s strength by adding a secondary compartment that lets you store more gear for larger loadouts of an extended trip away from home. It also features extra padding in the shoulder straps to accommodate for the heavier load you can put on your back with this on, but if you don’t fill it to the brim it can cinch down for compact carry too. And for extended treks through train and airplane terminals, you can use the luggage passthrough system to get to your next destination without too much hassle.

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Crossroads 40L / 60L Duffel

For frequent travelers, the duffel is an EDC essential you can’t live without. YETI’s Crossroads line features two everyday carry friendly sizes with their 40 and 60 liter bags. Unlike most duffle bags on the market, the Crossroads line features a structured build which holds its shape even when fully unloaded. This makes it easy to load the bag from empty, but it also helps the bag stay durable through extended use. The added structure and foam walls also help add a bit of cushion to the contents you place inside from the daily scrapes and bumps of everyday life.

Another useful feature of the Crossroads duffels is the divider panels which help segment your gear and clothes to keep them organized as you move from place to place. That added with the plethora of internal zippered storage areas helps you keep your gear from becoming an unorganized jumbled mess. For times that you’re traveling light, the modular compression straps allow the bag to mold to your gear and keep a low profile, and there’s internal compression straps too to help keep a lighter load from flopping about.

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Crossroads Packing Cubes and Luggage

And if your everyday carry takes you to far-off places more often than not, you would benefit from picking up a set of YETI’s Crossroads Packing Cubes and their dedicated 22" carry-on compliant roller luggage. The built in handle allows for easy maneuvering from train station to airport and all places in between, and the rugged wheel at the bottom of the roller bag is built tough to last through the years. The bag’s full clamshell opening allows for extremely quick access to the internals of the bag, letting you load and unload it at a moment’s notice.

And the durable packing cubes help keep your clothes and small essentials organized while you travel from place to place. They also have the ability to expand to fit more gear in case you bring back more than you brought in on your next vacation.

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Whether you’re on the way to the office, headed out to the great outdoors, or getting on your first flight in a year, the Crossroads duffels and bags from YETI have all your bases covered. These bags are a YETI.com exclusive, so check them out at the link below and make them a part of your future travel plans today.

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MecArmy CPL3 Pocket Clip Flashlight

MecArmy CPL3 Pocket Clip Flashlight

EDC is all about finding the right tool for the job to make everyday tasks easier. But sometimes even the most complete set of tools doesn’t make the most sense in your kit if all it does is weigh or slow you down. MecArmy’s CPL series of flashlights aims to add a useful flashlight to some of the tools you may already carry, and for its third iteration the CPL3 gives your knife’s (or multi-tool’s) clip a bright new addition. It’s a clear space ripe for utility, and offers you a new way to consolidate and streamline your EDC.

Like the rest of the CPL series, the CPL3 is a compact flashlight powered by a single-button interface that makes a big impact by taking up next to no space at all in your loadout. But despite its 1.26“ x 1.06” size, its CREE XP-G2 LED offers up to 300 lumens across five useful modes, including a 4-lumen Low that lasts up to 7.1 hours and a Strobe for emergencies. A 55mAh lithium polymer battery lets the CPL3 keep its small stature, while being quick and convenient to charge (in an hour) via a USB-C port built into its side.

The CPL3 is built from CNC-machined titanium, keeping its weight under an ounce while giving it strength and a premium sheen that makes the material an EDC favorite. It’s rated for IPX6 impact and water resistance, which means that even if it lives on the outside of your pocket on the clip it’s still tough enough to withstand the scrapes and bangs of everyday tasks. The clip itself is compatible with most 3-screw configurations on knives and multi-tools, so it should be an easy fit for many EDC favorites.

Every space, every tool is worth a second look for consolidating and optimizing your gear and the MecArmy CPL3 could be the next bright idea to add to your EDC. Check it out at the link below.

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Firebird Nixie Watch

Firebird Nixie Watch

"This wristwatch combines vintage tech with modern styling. It displays the current time and date on a pair of 1970s military-grade vacuum tubes, driven by a Swiss real-time clock module. Its body is machined from aluminum alloy, and its tubes sit beneath a protective sapphire..." (via The Awesomer)

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Whether offering exceptional value, performance, and of course, toughness, a G-SHOCK is an ideal everyday companion on your wrist. And thanks to developments in materials and manufacturing technology, many of the brand’s premium options have come a long way and offer a lot more than the resin-based models you may have been used to. The GSTB100GC-1A is one of the latest models to come out of G-SHOCK’s refined G-STEEL line, built with top-end features both inside and outside its ion-plated metal exterior. It’s every bit the everyday tough watch you know, taken to the next level in every way.

Front and center for the GSTB100GC-1A is its robust 58mm stainless steel case, bolstered by highly scratch-resistant ion plating for the bezel, as well as ion-plated gold buttons and buckle for its premium accents. The combination results in some serious wrist presence, with plenty of room to display the analog complications within the gold-accented dial. Along with the accented hands and indices, you also get day, date, and a world time dial for complete timekeeping information. And for even more accurate time, the GSTB100GC-1A uses Bluetooth low energy to sync with the dedicated G-SHOCK Connected mobile app for time synchronization and other functions.

But there’s more to the watch than a bold face and solid construction: many useful G-SHOCK features are under the GSTB100GC-1A’s hood. In addition to the shock resistance and 200 meters of water resistance you can expect from most watches from the brand, you also get a full suite of alarms, timers, and stopwatch functionality. Solar charging gives the watch plenty of longevity on top of its 24-month continuous performance thanks to a built-in power saving feature which stops the hands while the watch is in the dark. And speaking of the dark, you also get a Super Illuminator LED light when the sun goes down, giving you instant information anytime, anywhere.

The G-SHOCK G-STEEL GSTB100GC-1A is a solid statement of tech and performance on your wrist, packed with features for all your timekeeping needs, rain or shine, day or night. Pick one up in five variations at the link below.

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Trending: The James Brand Stilwell

Trending: The James Brand Stilwell

It can be hard to find the pocket space to carry around a full-sized pen in your EDC. All too often you’ll have to sacrifice a comfortable, balanced writing experience for a more compact design. The James Brand Stilwell is an exception, with a compact, travel-sized design that extends to full length when it’s time to use it. Machined out of brass, aluminum or titanium this pen measures 3.5“ when closed, for a more convenient carry, but extends to a 5.4” when you post its cap on its back. While this pen might not have a pocket clip, a lanyard hole is machined into the back of the pen to easily attach it to a keychain, bag, or zipper. Finally, a D1 Style Replaceable Ink Cartridge will lay down a smooth line down on the paper.

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Boker Barlow Prime EDC

Boker Barlow Prime EDC

Just because you’re a fan of traditional gentleman’s knife designs doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in the past when it comes to their features and materials. This year’s trend seems to be knife makers spicing up their gent’s knives with modern material upgrades that breathe new life into these classic knives. Take the new Boker Barlow Prime EDC pocket knife for example, a traditional design to its core that harkens back to the very origins of the folding knife but with modern blade steel and handle scales that make it a solid choice if you’re looking for a new knife today.

The classic Barlow shape with its sheepsfoot blade and slipjoint mechanism has its origins in the 17th century, but the Boker Barlow Prime EDC’s use of ice-hardened Bohler N690 stainless steel and sturdy black canvas micarta firmly place this knife in the 21st century. N690 stainless steel has superior edge retention and maximum sharpness when compared to the older steels used in traditional and vintage knives.

The canvas micarta is more stable and resistant to cracking compared to traditional wood and bone handles, and it offers far more grip when things get wet as well. But all this added performance and practicality doesn’t come at the cost of throwing away the heirloom heritage looks of the Barlow shape. The end result is a sleek and slim modern gents knife that won’t raise too many eyebrows when you’re in polite company but can cut it all like a modern everyday carry knife should.

The mix of modern and traditional inherent in the Boker Barlow Prime EDC make it a compelling choice when you’re searching for a new gent’s EDC knife. Its gorgeous look stands the test of time, and you can be proud to pass this knife on to its next owner when the time finally comes. To learn more about the Boker Barlow Prime EDC check it out at the link below.

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Dango Side Tray

Whenever you arrive home and start to relax from a day at work, emptying your pockets is usually the last order of business. But like the carefully selected tools in your EDC, your gear also needs the right place to settle down for the day. The last thing you want is to misplace or damage your essentials by dumping them onto any old shelf or tray. Dango’s new Side Tray gives you a perfect place to park and display your gear, thanks to a sleek design and solid construction. It’s the latest in their expanding line of trays, in the pursuit of best storing and organizing your EDC.

The Dango Side Tray is CNC-machined from solid 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum, giving it the strength to hold your everyday carry and stand up to years of use. This construction not only makes it durable, but gives it enough heft to avoid accidental slips on surfaces. It also comes with anti-slip rubber footing on the bottom to provide it with even more grip and traction, keeping it safe on top of your desk, nightstand, or workbench.

The Side Tray features two sizable compartments with plenty of room to place a lot of your essentials. The larger compartment can hold your bigger gear like your phone, wallet, knife, and multi-tool. A cutout on one end lets a cable pass through so you can also charge your phone. The smaller compartment was designed to hold smaller items like your keychain, flashlights, pens, and loose change. Both compartments feature rounded edges so you can retrieve pesky flat items like coins and cards that might otherwise prove difficult to lift on their own.

You can order the Side Tray alone or with additional protective pads made out of Dango’s proprietary non-leather, highly durable, and water-resistant DTEX material. Its anti-slip properties also help you avoid damage to your EDC when you accidentally bump into your table at night. These cut-to-fit pads also give additional cushioning, protecting your more delicate gear from sliding and scratches while on the tray itself. And if you need even more room than the Side Tray, Dango has you covered. Their larger EDC Tray features four compartments instead of two, a dedicated cable pass-through underneath the tray, a pen holder, and a built-in stand for a tablet.

Check out Dango’s ever-growing made in the USA tray line and start organizing your EDC at the link below.

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Trending: Olight S2R Baton II

Trending: Olight S2R Baton II

Everything that made the original S2R a great EDC light remains or has been improved this time around. Take the output for example, it can bust out a maximum of 1150 lumens for up to 135 meters despite its relatively compact size (in fact, one of the most compact 18650 lights you can carry). Adding to its utility, the S2R Baton II includes five different brightness settings including Turbo, Moonlight, and everything in between. Made out of AL6061-T6 aluminum alloy, the S2R Baton II is made to withstand a lot of punishment. Its construction comes with an IPX8 rating, making it impact resistant for up to 1.5 meters and waterproof for up to 2 meters. To wrap things up, a magnetic charging port and a dual-direction pocket clip makes it one of the most versatile and convenient lights you can carry. Pick one up at the link below.

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Buck Budgie

Buck Budgie

Buck Knives might not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think of a new modern everyday carry knife. But recently they’ve been making great strides with solid knives made of premium materials that are a clear leap forward from the traditional knives they’re best known for. One of their latest releases is the new Buck Budgie, which features a unique look and premium steel paired with a strong frame lock and the ergonomics that help it cut like a knife twice its size. It’s every bit the modern folder, built on Buck’s long heritage and prowess for making EDC knives.

Unlike the traditional gents knives that Buck tends to make, the Budgie is modern through and through. It starts with its premium 2" hollow-ground drop point blade made out of CPM-S35VN stainless steel. It has a well-defined point for piercing work and an extended belly that makes it a great slicing tool as well. And because of its choil the edge is actually easier to maintain on a stone compared to most everyday carry knives.

The 3.25 inch long handle features grippy G-10 scales on one side and a stainless steel frame lock on the other for a firm lockup even during rough use. The handle is designed in such a way to give your right hand easy access to the blade’s large eyehole for manual deployment. And on the other side of the knife there’s a deep carry pocket clip that helps the blade disappear in your pockets when it’s not in use. For a bit of flair the rear backspacer features bright red Cerakote, and it also serves as a lanyard hole in case you wish to add one yourself.

And at just 2.1oz the Buck Budgie won’t weigh you down like its traditional gents knife cousins. Its sleek modern looks, practical design, and premium materials make it a unique part of their EDC lineup, and it deserves your attention as you search for your next everyday carry knife. Check it out for yourself in two colorways and buy one today at the link below.

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