Buying Guides

Staff Picks: New Year EDC Resolutions

With the new year underway, it's a great time to re-evaluate our EDCs and see what could be different in 2019. Maybe you've got a new philosophy towards EDC in general, or you're looking to upgrade a few pieces here and there. You could even have other New Year resolutions and having the right gear can help you reach your goals. To help kick things off, we're listing a few essentials our staff are committed to keeping in their EDC to use more regularly this year. Read on to see if these spark any ideas for your own daily kit, and let us know in the comments what plans you have for your carry this year.

The Most Popular Gear in 2018

Another year, another great time for gear. With upgraded manufacturing processes and the advancement of tech, it's the best time ever to add a new piece to your EDC. So when all's been said and done, 2018's list of most popular gear should be filled with the latest and greatest, right? Well, that's what we thought, too. Instead, when we looked back through our database for the year, the surprising standouts were well-established EDC essentials. It bucks the trend for what we were expecting to be a list of only the freshest gear, but more importantly, it shows that the classics never go out of style, or ever skip a beat with how useful they can be, even today. Even better, it's a great list to show new EDCers gear that will stand the test of time. Read on below to see 2018's most popular—and timeless—EDC gear.

Trending Gear: December 2018

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.

Over the past month of November, it you were most interested in blades large and small, classic EDC gear, powerful pocket flashlights, and more…

Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Bags in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite backpacks! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Wallets in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite wallets! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Multi-tools in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite multi-tools! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Flashlights in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite flashlights! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Knives in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're starting with EDC knives. We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

15 EDC Gifts Under $15 2018

With the holidays just a couple of weeks away, it's just about crunch time to finish your gift shopping. Finding cool, practical gifts can be tough, especially on a tight budget. Luckily, we’ve done all the hard work for you and gathered a short list of 15 useful items that are $15 or less*. Hopefully one of these items will make the perfect gift for the EDCer in your life. And at these prices, you can always treat yourself to a little something as well.

Everyday Carry Holiday Gift Guide 2018

If you’re like us, finding the right gear to EDC for ourselves is hard enough. Trying to find the perfect holiday gift for another like-minded EDCer can be a daunting, if not utterly exhausting task. How do you pick something they’ll appreciate, actually use, and be proud to carry? We're here to help. We’ve broken down 30 gift ideas for every kind of EDCer on your list.

Trending Gear: November 2018

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.

Over the past month of November, it you were most interested in slim knives, pen-shaped tools, unique wristwatches, and more…

The Best Cyber Monday EDC Deals 2018

Had a good Black Friday weekend? Well keep those minimalist EDC wallets handy because Cyber Monday is here to bring even more savings and sales. We know how hectic it can be to scour the web for great deals on solid EDC essentials, so we're doing the work for you. In this guide we're rounding up the best deals from retailers and brands you know and love to help you or those on your list equipped with some fresh gear as we head into the holidays. Keep it locked here and check back often for new deals as we'll be updating the guide in real time with more ways to save.

8 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tactical Adventurer

Black Friday has come and gone, and our wallets have had a weekend to recover. But now's not the time to let up! Cyber Monday is here, with even more great deals to not only wrap up the weekend of steals and deals, but also plan ahead for the holidays. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales for just one more day on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year that make great gifts for adventure seekers and anyone with an appreciation for rugged, tactical gear.

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The Best Black Friday EDC Deals 2018

It's that time, folks. Whip out those minimalist EDC wallets. Black Friday is finally here to kick off a weekend of savings and sales. We know how hectic it can be to scour the web for great deals on solid EDC essentials, so we're doing the work for you. In this guide we're rounding up the best deals from retailers and brands you know and love to help you or those on your list equipped with some fresh gear as we head into the holidays. Keep it locked here and check back often for new deals as we'll be updating the guide in real time with more ways to save.

10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas and Black Friday Deals

As we let the mountain of food from yesterday's holiday cool and our bellies settle from the festivities, it's time to turn our attention to the next big celebration. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we'd like to kick off the next feast of deals known as Black Friday. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales this weekend on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year. With plenty of gear for sale it's a great time to buy gifts for yourself or others from the brands that know EDC best, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for even more deals coming your way from our coverage this weekend!

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10 Best Early Black Friday EDC Deals from Huckberry

It's about that time to spread some holiday gear. More and more retailers are kicking off their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, making now the best time to get that gear you've been eyeing all year at a sweet price. Our friends at Huckberry have been a go-to resource for well-curated, stylish, high-performance essentials for everything from outdoor adventures to cozy living at home, and the EDC gear we depend on to get us there and back. Their Black Friday sales are already live, and they've got an especially impressive selection of bags, pouches, and wallets discounted. We've rounded up the 10 best deals for the EDC crowd from their shop in this guide to help you get a jump on this weekend's shopping frenzy.