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Trending Gear: January 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.

Over the past month of January, it you were most interested in ultra-compact tools, upgraded essentials, hardy ways to carry your gear, and more…

5 New Traditional Gent's Knives to EDC in 2019

Compared to EDC knives of today, a more traditional gent's knife take things slowly. It's a statement piece in your everyday carry with a considered design that often lets you carry it places where you couldn't otherwise. They usually don't fling open without second thought, instead demanding a deliberate mindfulness and purpose with every use. That especially analogue experience, combined with handsome timeless styling comes with the added benefit of not drawing as much negative attention as your typical tactical folder. Luckily, knifemakers recognize the value of the gent's knife and have reimagined these antique designs today, often with better materials and more modern features. In this guide, we'll show you five of our favorite picks from this category as we continue onward this year.

10 Modern Gent's Knives to EDC in 2019

When it comes to carrying a classy everyday carry knife, a gent's knife exudes class without sacrificing the usefulness of carrying a blade in the first place. Not only do gent's knives look good, but they can also be carried in more formal occasions where a large, tactical knife would be out of place. However, because many of these knives look like something your grandfather would have carried decades ago, they also use outdated technology and materials that belong in that timeframe as well. Luckily modern knife manufacturers are putting their own design chops to work with relevant takes on the gentleman's knife, with the features and materials you've come to expect out of the rest of your high-performance everyday carry. Since these “modern gent's” knives are becoming so popular, finding the right one for your EDC can be daunting. To help you out, we've laid out 10 of our favorite recent modern gent's knife designs for you to consider in this round-up.

Deal Alert: Up to 50% Off Timbuk2's Best-Selling EDC Bags

Building out the perfect EDC takes time. There's plenty of trial and error involved and good things come to those who wait. And today, your patience can pay off: San Francisco-based Timbuk2 is currently running their end-of-season sale on Amazon with a wide range of great bags for almost any occasion. If you've been on the market for an affordable pack for work, school, travel, or commuting, chances are you'll find a bag for you at a great price to boot. In this quick round-up we're highlighting a few of our favorites for EDCers, but you can shop the full discounted selection at the link below.

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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.