Buying Guides

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.

The Force Is Strong with These 6 EDCs

Every year on May the 4th, the Star Wars community shows their love for the franchise with events, commemorations, and most importantly, merchandise. This pun on the series catchphrase “May the Force be with you” gives fans a chance to celebrate and geek out about their favorite movies, and for EDCers, that means showing off their favorite pieces of (mostly) practical Star Wars gear. Whether it's as simple as a toy or a keychain to add a small bit of flair or a design integral to the entire loadout's aesthetic, the Force is strong with these EDCs from our community. May the 4th be with you.

Trending Gear: April 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 April was a good month for slimline gent's knives, titanium gear running the gamut from pens to knives to lights, and even some retro handheld gaming. Let's see what you all were checking out this month.

Best Tactical Watches in 2019

Your EDC should be full of gear you can depend on day in and day out, handling everything from the mundane to the unexpected. It's no secret that tactical gear is popular among the EDC crowd, and for good reason: it's built to meet military specification for performance, durability, and reliability. And when it comes to watches, a military watch can deliver that reliable accuracy you need whether you're on a critical mission or meeting a deadline. With a tactical watch, not only do you get milspec performance, but you also get a design aesthetic that matches the rest of your utilitarian essentials. In this guide to the best tactical watches, we'll highlight some of the latest and greatest and break down what to look for in your next timepiece.

The Best Keychain Multi-tools in 2019

Part of putting together your EDC is knowing what tools you'll need on an average day, but it's hard to be prepared for everything. That’s why so many people rely on a good multi-tool to cover their bases. Traditional full-sized multi-tools aren't for everyone, however. They can be a bit bulky or heavy for a minimalist EDC and can be hard to justify if you don't use one often enough. Smaller multi-tools that can fit on your keychain, on the other hand, are worth a look to keep essentials handy without weighing you down. Whether you’re looking for some functional alternatives to larger tools or you don’t want to be caught without a tool and are looking for a backup to keep on you at all times, the items on this list are tried and tested EDC classics.

The 10 Best Field Watches in 2019

If a field watch is good enough for the military to wear, there’s a good chance that they’ll fare well during your everyday routine. Because they're designed to meet strict military specifications that define what its dial and size of the watch should look like, field watches as a whole tend to share many of the same features. But when you take a closer look, it's clear that each watch is distinct in its own way. The best field watches can pull EDC duty thanks to their reasonable size, clear legibility, and rock-solid durability. Today, we're taking a look at 10 of the best military field watches you can buy in 2019. There's something here to suit a variety of tastes, wrist sizes, and lifestyles.

The 10 Best Pry Tools in 2019

When you need to pry things apart or gain access to closed spaces, there's really only one tool for the job: a pry bar. But traditional pry bars are usually too big to carry every day, and even if you could tolerate the weight, lugging one around could give people the wrong impression about your intentions. In the absence of a pry bar, a lot of people resort to using their EDC knives to wedge things open in a pinch. Not only can that ruin your knife, it could also get you injured in the process. Thankfully there's more than a few compact, dedicated pry tools available for your everyday carry. In this guide, we'll highlight some of our favorite EDC pry bars that you can pick up today.

Trending Gear: March 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 March top-ranking gear includes knives of all kinds, titanium goodies, and more…

6 Digital Camouflage EDC Essentials

Depending on your tastes, you might want your EDC gear to blend in and keep a low profile, or make a statement with bold, striking designs. One great way to shake things up from the usual blacked-out or all-metal motif with your EDC while keeping in line with the urban/tactical theme is with digital camouflage (or digicam for short). These computer-generated patterns differ from the old-school, “natural” looking camouflage found in military and hunting gear and instead sport a more modern, pixelated look. In the field, digicam effectively conceals the wearer in a wider range of environments and distances compared to traditional prints, making it more widely used today. As for your EDC, it can help your gear stand out with a modern, tactical flair, without being over-the-top. In this gear roundup, we're showcasing a variety of EDC essentials sporting different digital camouflage patterns.

8 Green Essentials to EDC This Spring

It's mid-March, and 'tis the season when things start going from dark drab blustery weather to nice green springtime surroundings (supposedly). And whether or not you celebrate the St. Patrick's holiday, there's always a bit of room to have some green in your everyday carry. Whether you are looking for the discreet tactical bent of olive drab or a stand-out bright green accent in your ensemble, we've got your fix. We've picked out eight of our favorite green EDC essentials to bring some color (and luck) to your daily kit.