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The Best EDC Pouch Organizers in 2020

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Assembling a comprehensive EDC is only half the battle. How you carry your gear matters more than you may think. Sure, pocket clips and lanyards make carrying things a little easier, but they don't always stop them from bouncing around in your pocket. What if you need to carry more than just a knife, wallet, and flashlight? Where does it all go?

For example, your first aid kit. It typically contains a lot of small, loose items. But when an emergency arises you're going to want to know exactly where everything is. Or, maybe you just switch bags a lot and always end up forgetting your flashlight or something. It definitely helps to have everything in one place.

The EDCer's Secret Weapon Against Messy Pockets

Enter the pocket organizer. These versatile pouches have a ton of straps, pockets, and places for all your gear to stay neatly in place and ready when you need it. They make it easy to assemble a grab-and-go kit for your car or bag, and make great storage for your EDC as well. Get your pockets in order with our favorite EDC pouches below!

Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Elastic organizers
MOLLE compatible
Top pull handle
Water-resistant TPU coating
Specifications
Size
5" x 7" x 1“
Material
1050D Ballistic Nylon
Layout
Clamshell
Best for
EDC, Survival
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Price
$
If you’re looking to add a pouch organizer to your EDC for the first time, there’s no better starting point than Maxpedition’s EDC Pocket Organizer line. It’s a tried-and-true product used by hundreds of EDCers over the years, with an effective and versatile pocket layout that comes in a variety of sizes. Its clamshell design opens flat revealing a pair of vertical slip pockets and elastic loops
Maxpedition AGR MRZ Mini

Maxpedition AGR MRZ Mini

Purchase
Key Features
Semi-rigid molded front shell
Laser-cut MOLLE-compatible webbing
Elastic organizers
Internal zip pocket
Specifications
Size
5" x 7" x 2“
Material
1000D ballistic nylon/500D Hex ripstop
Layout
Clamshell, 90º Offset
Best for
EDC, Tech
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Price
$
Maxpedition’s AGR MRZ Mini pouch organizer comes as part of its more modernized, high-performance Advanced Gear Research line. This is an excellent alternative especially if you need more protection of the gear inside thanks to its semi-rigid molded front exterior shell. You can stash delicate items in its interior zipper pocket for some added crush protection, then organize the rest of your gear in its series of elastic loops.
Condor Pocket Pouch

Condor Pocket Pouch

Purchase
Key Features
Fold-out vinyl sleeve
MOLLE-compatible
Front loop field
Elastic organizers
Specifications
Size
5" x 7.25" x 1.5“
Material
Nylon & vinyl
Layout
Clamshell
Best for
EDC
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Price
$
The Condor Pocket Pouch remains on the list as one of the best bang for your buck organizers, delivering no-frills pocket organization and MOLLE-compatible modularity at a modest price. One half of its interior features elastic gear loops, while the other side features vertical sleeves and and a fold-out windowed vinyl sleeve. Last but not least, you can customize it with a morale patch on its front loop field.
OneTigris Steelsparrow

OneTigris Steelsparrow

Purchase
Key Features
Elastic organizers
Exterior phone sheath + pen slot
MOLLE-compatible
Larger capacity version
Specifications
Size
4.7" x 6.7" x 2.5“
Material
1000D nylon
Layout
Toploader
Best for
EDC
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Price
$
One of OneTigris’s most popular products for EDC organization was more geared towards holstering a phone than carrying a full everyday carry loadout. The new Steelsparrow version of the pouch nearly doubles the carry capacity, making it a more suitable pick for organizing the rest of your essentials besides your phone. Its top-loader design reveals internal elastic loops for clipping gear, with slip pockets for notebooks or other devices. Of course, it still has its signature phone holster and pen slot on the outside for easy access.
Vanquest EDC Maximizer Husky 2.0

Vanquest EDC Maximizer Husky 2.0

Purchase
Key Features
Front loop field & slip pocket
21 elastic organizers
MOLLE-compatible
Modular keychain tether
Specifications
Size
6" x 8" x 2“
Material
1000D Cordura nylon exterior, 210D ripstop interior
Layout
Clamshell, 90º Offset
Best for
EDC, Outdoors
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Price
$$
If you have a more expansive loadout of EDC gear that needs organizing, the new and improved Vanquest Husky Everyday Carry Maximizer version 2.0 should do the trick. It’s an updated version of our previous recommendation for high-volume loadouts with a revised quick-access front pocket and a keychain tether that can be repositioned throughout the bag. With 21 elastic organizers and multiple slip pockets, you’ll have a place for everything in your kit.
EverydayCarry.com x Manhattan Portage Atlas Sling
Key Features
Convertible sling design
Elastic organizers
Front and rear external zip pockets
Lifetime warranty
Specifications
Size
5" x 8" x 1.5“
Material
1680D CORDURA® Ballistic Nylon Exterior, 420D nylon interior
Layout
Clamshell, 90º Offset
Best for
EDC, Travel, Tech
Reviews


Price
$$$
We designed our very own pouch organizer and had it produced by Manhattan Portage, who have been producing high-quality EDC bags for decades. The Atlas Sling combines two of our favorite EDC items: the pouch organizer and the sling bag, into one versatile piece of kit. Whether you prefer to stash your organizer into your bag or you like the quick access of a cross-body sling, the Atlas Sling delivers. Best of all, it’s made with 1680D CORDURA ballistic nylon and YKK zippers, backed by a lifetime warranty so you can haul your gear through your day-to-day or on your travels with that peace of mind.
Peak Design Tech Pouch
Key Features
Weatherproof exterior
Origami-style pockets that fan out for easy access
Elastic accessory loops for pens, knives, and other small items
Cable passthrough for charger
Specifications
Size
6" x 9.5" x 4"
Material
Weatherproof 200D nylon exterior
Layout
Toploader, Accordion
Best for
Tech, Travel
Reviews


Price
$$$
If you’re a photographer or take your mobile office with you, you’ll appreciate a high-capacity, tech-focused organizer like the Peak Design Tech Pouch. Its unique accordion-style layout gives at-a-glance identification of your tech, while elastic loops secure and organize smaller essentials. It features a cable passthrough from the interior to the outermost pocket so you can charge a device while keeping it easily accessible, too. And to protect your valuable electronics, its 200D recycled nylon canvas shell is weatherproof for light splashes and drizzles.
Bellroy Tech Kit
Key Features
Cable organizers
Slots for larger items like chargers and mice
Sleeves for smaller items like memory cards
Pen/stylus holder at the center
Specifications
Size
5.12" x 9.06" x 2.83“
Material
Recycled woven polyester fabric
Layout
Clamshell, Folio
Best for
Tech, Travel
Reviews


Price
$$$
For a tech-friendly organizer option that uses a more traditional clamshell layout, check out the new Bellroy Tech Kit. Its folio-design lays flat for easy loading and unloading. Wide mesh stretch pockets secure bulky items like a laptop charger or power bank, and wide elastic loops keep longer cables in check. Lastly, its space-saving, gusseted “floating wall” provides extra storage when you need it, but folds out of the way for a low profile when you don’t.

Do you have an organization system for your EDC? Let us know your favorite way to haul your gear in the comments below!

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I have CAT pocket pouch. It is made by Caterpillar, it has gone out of production. It has two internal pockets, straps and it is a wee bit smaller than the Maxpediton Micro.
The major common issue with many of the listed pouches is pouch thickness. It may have many elastic slots or internal pockets but lack in thickness to fit all the EDC to zip up.
Great lookin' list!
Also, recycled firefighter has tons of great , rugged affordable , made in USA options. Worth taking a look for anyone. Jake the owner runs a lot of deals too and I don’t think you could ruin fire hose if you tried
If it’s that vital to have it’s on my person. I like the idea of having a pouch for items. I usually just throw them lose in my vehicle or book bag. May have to look into some of these for my extra not super essential items
"It's where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it's not a man purse. It's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one."

Lol, just kidding... I have one too.
The link to the Atlas Sling reviews just leads to the Manhattan Portage site, on which the Atlas is not included...
Sorry about that -- Manhattan Portage is working on availability for customers in the EU. Their US site allows you to order the Atlas if you can access it via VPN or similar until they come up with a solution.
Pocket organizers are the way to go. I love all the ones that I have. They may not all fit in a pocket per se, but they easily go from bag to bag without having to reorganize. The Maxpedition AGR product line of pouches/organizers are phenomenal.
I was wondering if there was a breakdown of the kit that is seen on the banner picture (the one with the carandache pencil in it). If it has been alredy done, I d love link towards it. Thank you for your help
I put it together for the photo, it hasn't been submitted to the site as a post. Id be happy to answer any questions you have!
I was wondering what was the back up battery used, the leatherman model, name of the flashlight and brand of the pry bar... Sorry to be that curious
What pouch is in that picture? The vanquest?
Vanquest in the header photo and the Maxpedition under the "The EDCer's Secret Weapon Against Messy Pockets" title!
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Would love something like the Maxpedition Micro organizer with a quick way to mount and dismount it from a belt. I find mine works great as a nucleus to a larger back that can be removed and carried independently, but it's right at the limit of what I can fit into my pocket.
You might want to check out the Reebow gear we have listed in the guide. It has snap down straps on the back and can be accessed via the two zippers on top - ideal for carry on a belt.
Will someone with basic web development skills reach out to Bill's Customs and help him redesign his website. His product looks great but his website is truly garbage, the work I've seen since the late 90's. You can't even read the test on the web page when browsing on a phone.
Another +1 for the triple 7 gear micro pouch.
Anyone know what backpack that is on the right side of the shot at the top of the page?
It's a Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II
Awesome. Thanks Ed!
Just got a One Tigris MOLLE EDC pouch -- cheaper than some of the other options, has a big front phone pocket (fits an LG G4) and the quality looks quite good!
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