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Trending: Keyport Pivot 2.0 Key Organizer

Trending: Keyport Pivot 2.0 Key Organizer

The Keyport Pivot 2.0 improves on the design of the original by making it lighter and more durable than before. For instance, they took the metal band that holds everything together and made it lighter by using thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a material that’s more flexible and durable under strain than the original part. All of the spacers are now made of Delrin material for further weight savings, and the D-ring attachment point is now more robust and able to be attached to carabiners for a secure carry. The tool is also now available in both aircraft-grade aluminum and titanium if you’re looking to lighten your EDC load (or dress it up) to the furthest extent possible.

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Our Favorite New RovyVon Flashlights

RovyVon has made a name for itself over the past few years with their compact flashlights that offer lots of power without the bulk, and with unique feature sets seldom seen on everyday carry lights. In 2021, they've expanded their product line to offer everything from EDC-friendly compact lights to tactical penlights and even some massive output lights that offer a no-compromise solution to needing to do work in the dark. To introduce you to the new options available from RovyVon this year, we've rounded up our favorite models that deserve your attention in this guide.

S3

The S3 is a pocket-friendly portable EDC light measuring only 2.74 inches in length, with a detachable pocket clip that secures it in your pockets or on your gear. But don’t let its size fool you, as it features a triple LED design (in CREE XP-G3 for Cool White or Nichia 219C for Neutral White) that puts out a maximum output of 1,800 lumens to a distance of about 413 feet thanks to its unique Finnish LEDiL optics.

The internal 16340 battery is replaceable and recharged via USB-C, and you can check the battery level at a glance via the side switch which is also responsible for the S3’s 5-mode interface including SOS and Strobe. The standard model sports an attractive aluminum body but it’s also available in a super-premium titanium body if you’re looking for the ultimate version of this flashlight to round out your gear.

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H3 Pro

When it comes to closeup work nothing beats having a penlight, with the familiar shape allowing you to put the light exactly at the right spot when you’re doing inspection or precision tasks. The new H3 Pro improves on the idea of a penlight and gives it more practical (and tactical) capabilities, with a 600-lumen output from a CREE XP-L LED that throws a beam up to about 393 feet. And the business end of this 7075 aluminum-bodied flashlight comes with a defensive strike bezel that works well in emergency situations.

The side switch lets you navigate the output all the way down to a 0.5-lumen Moonlight that lasts up to a reported runtime of 56 hours. But for quick access to Turbo you can use the H3’s tailswitch, which comes with momentary activation as well. The built in 14500 battery is rechargeable, but in a pinch you can power the light with standard AAs you can easily source.

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S2 Elite and Premium

If you absolutely need a massive amount of light output for serious outdoor work (or play) you should check out the S2 Elite, featuring 2 x CREE XHP 70.2 LEDs switchable between flood and spotlight use, and powered by 2 x 21700 li-ion batteries. It’s able to output a max of 10,000 lumens out the front and comes with a beefy aluminum handle that helps with heat dissipation for maximizing runtime before things get too hot.

For added convenience the Premium edition of this searchlight comes with 3 x red and 3 x white auxiliary side LEDs and USB-C rechargeability which supports a max 30W input via PD Quick Charge and even two-way charging for your other EDC devices. And with the magnetic tail, you can mount this monster light where you need it and get to work, even at a distance.

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This is a sponsored post presented by RovyVon.

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Trending: Screwpop Ron's Utility Knife 3.0

Trending: Screwpop Ron's Utility Knife 3.0

With such a minimal, open construction, Screwpop Ron's Utility Knife 3.0 is the closest you'll get to carrying around an unguarded razor blade in your pocket. A built-in magnet cleverly keeps blades from falling out when the lock is disengaged, and makes it easy to stick to metallic work surfaces, or your fridge. It's especially convenient thanks to its bottle opener on one end. On the other end, the large ring in the lock pivot lets you carry the tool on your keychain or lanyard.

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Orbitkey ID Card Holder System

Orbitkey ID Card Holder System

While it might not be the first to come to mind when you think of an everyday carry, an ID badge card is absolutely essential for people in a workplace where they need to show credentials. Even if that doesn’t apply to your work situation, the growing use of RFID card access in public transport systems as well as access card entry to apartments and other buildings all point to the need for a better way to carry an ID card. Unfortunately, run-of-the-mill ID lanyards tends to be flimsy, unwieldy to wear, and inconvenient to use. After devising clever ways to carry challenging yet necessary items like your keys and hand sanitizer, Orbitkey designed their new ID Card Holder System as the brand’s next premium, elegant solution for an everyday carry need.

They successfully completed their crowdfunding campaign back in February, and after six months of development and production, the system can soon be in your hands.

The Orbitkey ID Card Holder is built for your convenience and privacy in mind. Its user-friendly design integrates a retractable lanyard that lets you easily extend the card out while ensuring you don’t drop it as you go about your daily business. That clip is also easily reversible, letting you hide the details of your credential from prying eyes when you exit the premises. And for added storage you can pick up the Pro version of the ID Card Holder, giving you an extra RFID protected slot for a payment card.

The Orbitkey ID Card Holder has an understated elegance with its premium leather finish that makes it great for a professional work environment. It’s not industrially-milled metal or made of tactical nylon fabric, too. If you don’t like wearing your ID around your neck, you can detach the lanyard entirely and clip the ID Card Holder to your belt or bag. Either way, it’s built to allow easy RFID access to the data on the chip in your ID card, letting you in and out of buildings, and it will work great with transit and bus cards too. 

Orbitkey is a community-favorite designer and manufacturer with a proven track record of delivering quality, considered goods that make a difference when added to your everyday carry. Their Orbitkey ID Card Holder System is innovative, and worth your attention. And even if you are still working from home, you can pick one of these up to be ready for the new (new) normal once things get back on track for us all. Both models of the system should be available starting October 6th at Orbitkey's site at the link below.

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Trending: EverydayCarry.com x Manhattan Portage Atlas Sling V2

Trending: EverydayCarry.com x Manhattan Portage Atlas Sling V2

The all-new Atlas Sling V2 is built with the same design DNA that made the original Atlas Sling a success, but tweaked with feedback-driven optimizations resulting in a compact, yet even more versatile everyday carry solution. While it isn’t immediately visible upon first glance, the new Atlas Sling brings with it a slew of new features, an optimized internal layout, increased overall capacity to help you carry your essentials, and more: more volume to carry bulkier gear, more loops and padding, a pass-through rear compartment with stowable straps, and the best in functional materials and hardware. Learn more with our full breakdown of the sling here, and pick it up from Manhattan Portage at the link below.

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COAST Slide Focus Flashlights

COAST Slide Focus Flashlights

If you haven’t heard of COAST before, you’re missing out on all the quality everyday carry gear they manufacture. In particular, their LED flashlights have offered impressive build quality and features as well as great value for money. Their newest flashlights feature USB rechargeability and a unique focusing system that makes them a versatile choice for EDC, ushering in a new generation of modern lights with the performance and tech to match.

Each of the new lights in COAST’s Slide Focus line feature similar build quality, overall design aesthetic, and features. At the center of their design is the namesake focusing system, which lets you fine tune the pure-beam focusing optic at the emitter with an easy push or pull at the head of the light, which you can easily operate one-handed. This lets you fine tune the beam of the light from a wide angle flood for close-up area illumination all the way to a concentrated spot beam for identifying objects in the distance. The primary differences lie in the various sizes, battery capacities, and power outputs that each light brings to the table, but all of them have a unified design with an aluminum core, grip-enhanced handle, and tail switch operation. The Slide Focus line has a light that’s suited for most situations you’ll encounter on the daily, and we round up what makes each light special below.

The two smaller lights in the line best suited for everyday carry are the XP6R and the XP9R, leveraging the use of included rechargeable cells, or lithium CR123A primaries in a pinch. The XP6R is the smallest light in the group, measuring just 4 inches long and only 2.6 ounces in weight total. It features a dust resistant construction and a max 400 lumen output out the front powered by a micro-USB rechargeable protected ZX310 battery or 1 x CR123A cell. The XP9R features a more potent 1,000 lumens at max output, and dual fuel capability with its ZX850 USB-C rechargeable battery or 2x CR123A cells. This model measures 5.12" long and 5.6 ounces in weight, still plenty manageable for handheld use and convenient carry.

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The first of the two larger models is the XP11R, an IP54-rated, rugged, full-sized light featuring a Turbo mode that goes up to 2,100 lumens. It's protected ZX1000 rechargeable battery can be recharged onboard with the USB-C port built under the XP11R's tailcap, and for added convenience this model features a battery life indicator on the tail switch so that you always know when the light needs to be charged before critical operation. And in an emergency you can power up the XP11R with easily-accessible 3 x AAA batteries.

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The XP18R is a large, duty-sized light that offers the highest output and runtime of the line, with a max of 3,650 lumens out to 330 meters on Turbo, or an extended runtime of 58+ hours on Low. The XP18R also features the ability to lock the Slide Focus system at your desired setting with an additional twist motion. Like the XP11R it comes with a rechargeable ZX960 battery you can top up onboard with the port under the tailcap (which also has a battery indicator in the switch), but it also supports an alkaline battery cartridge that fits 6 x AA cells when needed.

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Trending: Nite Ize DoohicKey

Trending: Nite Ize DoohicKey

An oldie but a goodie, the Nite Ize DoohicKey is still a popular tool. Its small size makes it perfect for keychains and because there’s no blade it’s travel-friendly too. You’ll be able to bring a bottle opener, box cutter, and flathead screwdriver with you wherever you go and thanks to its carabiner clip design carrying it is a breeze.

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Lochby EDC Kit

Lochby EDC Kit

"Keep yourself and your stuff organized with Lochby’s complete EDC kit. It includes a matching waxed canvas tool roll and pocket journal, along with a Karas EDK v2 aluminum pen, and ruled and dot grid notebook refills. Choose from brown or..." (via The Awesomer)

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