Buying Guides

10 Gym Bags to EDC Back to School

Heading back to school, your schedule is probably packed full of activities. Between class, extra-curriculars, and hobbies, for many of you there’s also the matter of sneaking in some fitness and health activities into your schedule. But try as they might, a lot of EDC bags just aren’t built to carry a full day’s load and an extra change of clothes, too—we’re sure you’d prefer not mixing in your dirty laundry with the rest of your gear. We’re here to help with this list of 10 EDC bags fit for class, the office, the gym, and beyond. By pairing tough construction with thoughtful features built for an active lifestyle, these bags help bridge the gap between work and play.

8 Back to School Pens and Pencils to EDC

Although laptops in the classroom are quickly becoming the norm, an EDCer stays prepared with a pen in pocket just in case. When it comes time to jot down notes, plan your schedule, or tackle some homework, having a pen you enjoy can help you ease back into the school year a little more smoothly. This year has seen some great updates for popular pens, so in this round-up we’re showcasing the best you can carry in and out of school.

10 Tech Essentials to EDC Back to School

A typical school EDC might have more devices with batteries in it than notebooks, which is why it’s just as important to make sure you have everything you need to get through the day with just the gear in your backpack. Whether you’re looking for ways to keep your files safe or just want to blow off some steam between classes, we have a few suggestions as to what tech you should be relying on.

10 Laptop Bags to EDC Back to School 2019

Between making your class schedule, dealing with financial aid, and getting ripped off by textbook publishers, going back to school can be a stressful time for many students. Whether you’re a freshman at a new school or you’re getting ready to graduate, the last thing you need is added stress. Every student seems to EDC a laptop for writing papers and submiting assignments, which means that you should get a decent bag to protect it. We’ve picked a few that can protect your laptop along with any other essentials you might need throughout the day, all without looking out of place on campus. From high-tech backpacks to messengers for a commute to all-weather options, we've got your back to school covered.

Trending Gear: July 2019

Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.

Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it's also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).

When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you're also letting other EDCers know you find that gear interesting. Each click gets recorded to create a data-driven ranking of the most popular gear, which you can find in our Gear section of the site found in the top menu bar.

Gear with the most views and clicks climbs its way to the top of this feed and lets the EDC community know what's trending right this second.

This past June you were keen on affordable essentials, gear to help you get organized, and overbuilt tools. Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…

10 Historic Knives from Around the World

Since time immemorial, the carrying of knives has been a part of life. And while many of the designs of the knives of old are lost to history, there are an iconic few that survive to this day. These classic traditional knives have a rich heritage, but they’re not just curiosities made to be seen and not used. They are full-fledged production everyday carry knives that you can pick up today, with timeless performance that can serve just as well as they did when they were first introduced. Plus, these knives have a unique design and a story that represents the needs of the time, the place, and the people who used them. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to some of our favorite traditional designs and why they deserve a place in your own everyday carry.

Celebrate the 4th of July with These 6 EDCs

It's the 4th of July, which means many of our readers in the USA are spending a holiday. And in the spirit of Independence Day, this is how our community celebrates with their EDCs. Whether it's red, white, and blue gear, made in the USA tools, or star-spangled essentials, we're highlighting all the awesome themed gear from our readers's submissions below.

Trending Gear: June 2019

Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.

Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it's also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).

When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you're also letting other EDCers know you find that gear interesting. Each click gets recorded to create a data-driven ranking of the most popular gear, which you can find in our Gear section of the site found in the top menu bar.

Gear with the most views and clicks climbs its way to the top of this feed and lets the EDC community know what's trending right this second.

This past June you were keen on eye-catching unique knife designs, powerful compact flashlights, and an EDC-worthy morning commute essential. Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…

8 New Production Knives by Custom Designers in 2019

If you want the very best for your EDC, you often have to go for something custom made by knife designers who take quality and craftsmanship to the next level. Many EDCers and knife enthusiasts consider high-end customs to be holy grails of collecting, as they offer unique designs, exotic materials, and premium build quality that put them a cut above what you can generally find with standard production knives. But quality doesn’t come cheap—and for many EDCers, the price of admission alone can keep these knives more aspirational than accessible. However, thanks to the trend of EDC brands teaming up with custom knifemakers to release production knives based on their high-end, custom design counterparts, you can get close to the real deal at a fraction of the cost. Luckily in 2019, more and more of these knives are coming to market, and in this guide we’ll highlight some of our favorite collaboration designs released thus far.

8 Keychain Flashlights for EDC in 2019

Your keychain is one of the most convenient places to keep your tools. You carry your keys every day anyway, so pairing them with useful gear—like a flashlight—ensures you always stay prepared.

You might think to get a flashlight that's powerful or useful enough to be worth carrying would take up way too much pocket space. But thanks to modern LED and battery tech, today's keychain lights are more than powerful enough for everyday use. All while staying compact enough to comfortably carry in your pockets, always within reach.

A good part of our days is spent in the dark, so carrying a light is always a bright idea. Here are 8 of the best flashlights to add to your keychain to round out your EDC.

30 Father's Day Gifts for His Everyday Carry 2019

Quick heads up: Father's Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks on June 16th. If you need help picking out the perfect gift for him, we've got you covered. In this gift guide, we've got 30 practical everyday carry gift ideas fit for every kind of dad. You're bound to find something that's right up his alley, whether he spends his time crushing it in the office or at the gym, hiking up trails, or taking down DIY projects. Whatever he's into, he deserves the best gear to do it, and we've rounded it all up in this guide.

Trending Gear: May 2019

Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.

Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it's also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).

When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you're also letting other EDCers know you find that gear interesting. Each click gets recorded to create a data-driven ranking of the most popular gear, which you can find in our Gear section of the site found in the top menu bar.

Gear with the most views and clicks climbs its way to the top of this feed and lets the EDC community know what's trending right this second.

This past May was a good month for an impressive array of knives, versatile multi-tools, and an extra-powerful flashlight. Let's see what you all were checking out this month.

8 Ultralight Pocket Knives for EDC in 2019

Your typical EDC knife is likely the heaviest part of your kit. And when you combine it with the other essentials in your pockets, it all can start to feel cumbersome. You might think that's just the price you have to pay to carry a competent pocket knife. After all, good steel has to weigh a ton, right? Actually, there's a category of knives that tip the scales in the other direction. These lightweight knives give you the features and ergonomics you'd want from an EDC while measuring under 3 ounces, with some designs shaving grams into ultralight territory at under 2 ounces. We're not necessarily talking tiny keychain knives, either—these full-sized knives can handle your daily tasks with ease. To help you navigate this world of ultralight everyday carry knives, we've put together this guide with some of our favorite examples for you to choose from.

Our Favorite Memorial Day Deals at Huckberry

While we honor and remember those who served this Memorial Day, retailers are running excellent sales for the long weekend. We’re fans of Huckberry in particular for their well-curated set of stylish and practical gear for the great outdoors, the comfort of your home, and the journey in between. In this quick round-up we’re highlighting our favorite picks from their Memorial Day sale, including EDC brands you know and love. On top of these limited time discounts, they’re offering an additional 15% off already marked down products. If you’re looking to upgrade your EDC for the summer or want to snag a great Father’s Day gift at a steal, check out our picks in this guide before their sale ends tonight.

6 Father's Day Gift Ideas for His Everyday Carry

Father's Day is fast approaching on June 16th, which means just a few more weeks to find the best gifts for the man who deserves nothing but the best. We've got you covered—finding the perfect gift is just a few clicks away. In this guide you'll find a great selection of practical, useful, and downright awesome gear for your dad, thanks to some of our favorite brands for and to EDC.

10 Graduation Gift Ideas for Him 2019

While many members in our community are professionals looking for the right tools for the job, a good portion of EDCers are students. With graduation season upon us, it's a time of both endings and new beginnings. With diploma in hand, the new grad in your life is (hopefully) finally done with school and (also hopefully) ready to take on the world. But that transition from school to the next chapter in their life isn't always easy. We know how a well-curated everyday carry can make our daily lives a little bit easier, so giving the gift of EDC is a great way to prepare a new grad for what's to come. Whether you're graduating yourself and could use some new gear for the workplace or you're after a thoughtful, practical gift this graduation season, we've got you covered with this gift guide.