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WANDRD DUO Daypack

Unless you’re handy with packing cubes and pouch organizers, you’re better off with an EDC bag that’s organized from the get-go. By making sure every essential in your daily carry has its own place, your gear becomes easier to load, protect, and retrieve as you go about your day. And if your days involve long commutes, travel, photoshoots, or working out of a mobile office like the team at WANDRD’s do, then their latest project could be just the bag you need. The WANDRD DUO Daypack takes the stress of organizing your constantly-changing setups out of the equation with its durable, stylish, and easy-to-access design that puts everything in its place.

One of the key features that lets the DUO Daypack excel in both ease of access and internal organization is WANDRD’s InfiniteZip system. Four zippers along the main compartment’s U-shaped opening lets you access any part of the bag, from the top or from either side, without having to unzip the entire compartment or take the bag off. But once you do fully unzip the compartment, its side panels and front portion fan out to reveal its impressive array of internal organizational pockets. There’s a padded laptop compartment, small and large mesh pockets for at-a-glance visibility of your essentials, and even elastic cord organizers to keep your tech tidy.

Another clever feature unique to the DUO Daypack is its built-in, collapsible pop cube at the base of the bag. It’s padded and structured enough to keep your camera gear or lenses safe on the go, or to separate your shoes from your clean clothes whether you’re off to the gym on a long flight. It folds down and out of the way if you’d rather use more of the 20L backpack’s main compartment. Lastly, a quick-access stash pocket on the front of the bag makes for the perfect place to keep small items like keys or sunglasses.

While the DUO Daypack’s interior might steal the show, WANDRD didn’t skimp on materials and hardware found on the exterior of the bag. The majority of the exterior is made from a waterproof Jr. Ballistic nylon at a lighter 840D to keep the bag at 2.6lbs. For better abrasion resistance, a denser 1680D Ballistic Nylon makes up the base of the bag. The DUO Daypack handles rain in stride thanks to PU-coated, weather-resistant YKK zippers and a water-repellent coating on the exterior. EVA foam in the back panel makes for a cool and comfortable carry, while durable nylon seatbelt webbing on the pull handles let you grab and go with peace of mind. To make traveling easier, the DUO Daypack features a pass-through slot to slip the bag onto your luggage, as well as a zippered pocket on the back for secure, quick access to your passport.

Whether you’re looking to live your best one bag life on your next adventure or you just like staying organized on your way to the office, the WANDRD DUO Daypack was designed to handle it all. The campaign has already been completely funded on Kickstarter and WANDRD has a solid track record of successful campaigns for performance bags already, so you there’s no guesswork involved here. Make sure to click the link below to learn all about the rest of the DUO's many features and secure one at a special pre-order price for your carry before the campaign ends on Friday, July 26th.

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Studio Proper Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods

Studio Proper Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods

With every generation our phones are becoming more and more essential parts of our EDC. And as they get smarter, so does the rest of our tech. Not so long ago everyone depended on bulky or cumbersome wired earphones, but now, compact and easy-to-EDC true wireless earbuds are dominating the market. Just like how these new high-tech earbuds elevate how we use smartphones, a premium charger like Studio Proper’s also improves the way you use them. Designed for Apple’s AirPods, the Proper Wireless Charging Dock is a sleek and elegant station to store and charge your earbuds. With a minimalist design that never gets in your way, keeping your AirPods topped up and ready to go for your day has never been easier.

There are no frills needed when it comes to the Proper charging dock. It’s a weighty block of anodized aluminum machined precisely to the shape of the AirPods case. A simple, two-tone design in white and silver accents a minimalist desk aesthetic even by itself, while a flat, tangle-free USB Type-C to Type-A power cable adds no extra bulk to the overall package. It’s as easy to use as it looks; simply place down your AirPods in their wireless charging case on the dock and let the charging begin. No more having to fumble for an old Lightning cable to stay charged; your earbuds will always be ready for duty as soon as you step away from your desk. A slip-proof rubber underside also keeps the Proper dock in place, preventing those times when reaching for your AirPods inadvertently knocks them off the table instead.

The latest generation of wireless earbuds make it easier than ever to use our smartphones, and Proper’s Wireless Charging Dock completes your tech setup so they’re always ready for EDC. As a special exclusive discount for Everyday Carry readers, you can get a 20% pre-order discount with free global shipping when ordering the dock with code PROPEREDC on checkout at Studio Proper’s site below.

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Trending: Citizen Eco-Drive PRT

Trending: Citizen Eco-Drive PRT

This Thursday's Trending Timepiece brings everyday wearability, utilitarian features, and Citizen's Eco-Drive technology to a bold, 42mm case, making it an excellent daily driver for EDCers with larger wrists. Its Japanese quartz movement runs thanks to Citizen's signature Eco-Drive tech, which uses light (from the sun or artificial sources alike) to charge without a battery. Top that off with a 8-month reserve and charge indicator display right on the dial, and you have a reliable everyday watch. Visually, the PRT is rich with detail too—orange accents, a magnified date display, subtle stripes on the dial complemented by a striped NATO strap, and a thin dive bezel—without looking overwhelming. A stainless steel case, mineral glass, lume on the hands and markers, as well as 100m of water resistance round out its feature set. Pick up a PRT for the summer at the link below.

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Dango Coin Capsule

Until we move to a completely cashless society, we’re unfortunately stuck with cold, hard, currency. Coins especially can be a pain due to their weight and irregular sizes. Carrying them in the pocket is bad enough thanks to the jangle and damage they could cause to other items carried with them, but pulling them out to pay is just as bad as you try and hunt-and-peck your way through a handful. There have been attempts to solve this problem with tools like a coin dispenser, but for Dango, it’s worth taking to the next level. Their new Coin Capsule is an overbuilt coin system that’s designed to do one thing and do it well: make managing coins simple and efficient. It’s a great way to stack, store, and spend your coins while integrating with the rest of your EDC.

The Coin Capsule’s design houses the five unique coin sizes of American currency between two slabs of machined 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum. The “lid” twists into the main body, and comes with three slits that line up with the coin compartments and make them easier to pinch out an exact number when you’re ready to cash out. There’s space for up to $5.44 in change: 16 quarters, 10 dimes, 7 nickels and 9 pennies. The simple design wastes no space and makes the most of its space, compared to all that change loose in your pockets.

Carrying the Coin Capsule is just as simple. You have an option to either clip it to your pants or bag by way of a stainless steel clip, or integrate with the rest of your gear by way of a tether loop hole. And speaking of integrating, you have a choice of satin silver or anodized jet black colorways for the Capsule, letting you match it perfectly with the rest of your EDC.

With its unique and specific design, the made in the USA Dango Coin Capsule addresses a unique American problem with the fit and finish you’ve come to expect from the brand. Change it up by checking it out at Dango’s site at the link below.

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Nitecore Concept 1

Nitecore Concept 1

There's a reason some of the best flashlights you can EDC use an 18650 battery. Simply put, it pushes the limits of sheer power and runtime for its size. But even with such high performance, few lights that use one truly stand out—until now. Nitecore's latest and greatest 18650 flashlight, the Concept 1, is here to shake things up. It combines cutting edge flashlight tech with a sleek “gent's carry” design to bring you one of the most compact and powerful lights for EDC.

Modern LEDs have a knack for exponentially pushing the envelope, and the Concept 1's isn't any different. It uses one of the latest emitters from Cree—the XHP35 HD E2—which when combined with either an 18650 or 2 x CR123A batteries, can output an insane 1800 lumens up to 220 meters. Pretty good for an 18650 light measuring only 4.39” and weighing only 2.18 ounces, one of the smallest lights of its type. It saves space by moving its switch to its side, letting you control its 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes with a few simple taps.

The Concept 1 comes in a dual-textured design that's sleek as it slips and clips into your pocket but knurled on the tail for a better grip while in use. This minimalist look belies a tough construction that can resist impacts up to 1.5 meters and water submersion up to 2 meters thanks to its IPX8 rating. The Concept 1 also takes advantage of its size for excellent everyday use, thanks to its stainless steel clip and magnetic tailcap, giving you illumination as needed whether in your hands or lighting the way hands-free.

Nitecore continues to blaze trails with interesting and powerful lights, marrying tech and carry-friendly features in the Concept 1. Pick up this 18650 powerhouse from the Amazon link below.

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Pioneer 3PN Wallets

Pioneer 3PN Wallets

For many people, the humble wallet is an afterthought. Pick your size, choice of material, and carrying capacity, and off you go. But for the material wizards at Pioneer, a wallet can be as robust and cutting-edge as the rest of your modern EDC. They’re known best for taking simple card carriers and billfolds to the next level with advanced construction and fabrics, continuing the trend with their latest collection. Sporting a bold new material both in color and performance, their new 3PN (3-ply nylon) wallets offer a state-of-the-art solution for your everyday cash and card carrying needs.

If you’ve owned a Pioneer wallet before, you may be familiar with the high-tech 10XD fabric used in most of their wallets. It has fibers 10 times stronger than steel by weight, totally waterproof, highly abrasion resistant, and uniquely grippy thanks to its densely woven nylon ripstop exterior. But as good as 10XD is, it has its limitations—ones that the new material in their stable, 3PN, aims to solve. 3PN is an ultra-dense 3-ply nylon ripstop that comes in a beautiful matte finish and offers a more tactile handfeel. And beauty is a key word here—it allows for new colors to be used for your wallet, so you’re no longer limited to the simple black and onyx prior models came with. No matter which Pioneer wallet you choose, from the simple and efficient Molecule cardholder to the spacious Division billfold, you have 3PN options in slate and evergreen colorways to best match your EDC aesthetic.

3PN also performs as well as it looks. It’s even stronger than the previous 10XD fabric while somehow being even thinner, putting most leather wallets’ girths (even while empty) to shame. And even better than DWR or waterproofing solutions, the material simply does not absorb water, which means near-perfect resistance in everyday weather, a guarantee of protection for rugged activities, or insurance for those unfortunate times when you forget your wallet in your clothes when doing the laundry. And not that it needed it, but the advanced construction on all Pioneer wallets such as lamination of the material and seams get less wear and tear due to the minimization of water damage, too.

When you’re ready for the ultimate upgrade for your wallet, check out Pioneer’s 3PN collection at the link below.

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Sharpal 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener

Sharpal 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener

"Sharpal’s pocket-sized tool offers tungsten carbide blades for coarse sharpening, carbide blades for fine honing, and a diamond rod for fish and gut hooks, as well as an emergency whistle and a firestarter. Bring one on all of your fishing and..." (via The Awesomer)

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Lansky C-Sharp & Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

A sharp knife is a safe knife, but even the finest everyday carry blades will become dull through the rigors of daily use. And if you don’t have your own way of sharpening and maintaining your blades, it won’t matter whether your knife is made of expensive super-premium M390 steel or more affordable 8Cr13MoV because it won’t cut through anything anyways. The good news is that sharpening your knives isn’t a hard thing to do at all, especially if you have modern tools like the ones made by Lansky. Take the C-Sharp pocket tool for example, which is small enough to keep in your pockets or with the rest of your gear when you’re on the go. Then there’s their Deluxe 5-Stone System for more considered sharpening and honing when you’re at home. These are some of the best sharpeners in the business, and with them you can breathe new life into your dull knives, and save yourself a lot of trouble in the process too.

The Lansky C-Sharp is simple to use: you place the tool upright on a table and then pull your knife through any one of the V-shaped sharpening slots until you have a sharp knife. Each slot contains 600 grit ceramic sharpening materials, arranged in specific angles for the edge you’re trying to maintain, including the most common ones: 17, 20, 25, and 30 degrees. You should use the angle that corresponds most closely to the original grind of your knife but as a rule of thumb: the thinner the angle, the sharper your knife will be but it will potentially make things more brittle depending on the steel composition of the blade. And for knives with a single-sided edge, like chisel-style blades and Japanese cooking knives, there’s a larger 800 grit benchstone at the top of the tool. That benchstone also comes in handy when you’re trying to sharpen serrations as well.

For bigger, more considered sharpening tasks at home, the Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone System is your best bet. Unlike the C-Sharp, the Deluxe has a clamp that holds your blade in place, and you move the sharpening stones across the blade until your knife is sharp. There are slots on the clamp that correspond to the same set of common angles, letting you keep the right blade geometry on your knife, but the main difference is that there’s varying levels of coarseness on each stone included with the system. This lets you sharpen the edges on your knife in progressive steps. There’s extra-coarse grits for fixing really dull and damaged knives, medium and fine grit stones for regular maintenance, and an ultra-fine grit stone for getting razor-sharp performance. The complete system includes everything you’d need to maintain your blades, including honing oil, the multi-angle clamp, guide rods, and a carrying case to store them all neatly.

There’s no excuse for having a dull knife, but these Lansky sharpeners make the task of sharpening and maintaining your knives easy to accomplish. And the best part is these sharpeners won’t put a huge dent in your wallet: now through July 18, 2019, Everyday Carry readers can save 25% off the C-Sharp and all Controlled-Angle Systems at the link below with coupon code EDC19 at checkout. Think of them as an investment in the longevity of your trusty EDC knives. Pick up a sharpening tool or system at a discount at the link below.

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Trending: Bellroy Micro Sleeve

Trending: Bellroy Micro Sleeve

For this week's trending Wallet Wednesday, here's a minimalist cardholder that finds the right balance of size, ease of use, and comfort. When it first released in 2014, so many minimalist wallets would take that angle to the extreme -- stripping things down to uncomfortable metal frames or accommodating only a few cards in a way that could feel borderline too snug because of how slim the wallet was. The Bellroy Micro Sleeve shows excellent restraint, keeping a small footprint while still having enough room to retrieve your cards from a slanted front pocket and its roomier main compartment. The main compartment can even take once-folded bills so you don't have to do your cash origami to get everything inside. Lastly, it's made from quality leather like so many of Bellroy's wallets, giving it a good blend of durability and a luxurious, comfortable feel in hand. It's a no-frills wallet that looks good with a design that just works -- especially for those of you who prefer keeping some cash on them. Grab one for your EDC at the link below.

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