8 Best EDC Pouches to Organize Your Gear

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Update: We’ve published a newer guide with more recent recommendations for 2020 here.

So you’ve got your bases covered, your EDC dialed in, and all the gear you could need. Now how do you carry it all? If you want an all-in-one solution, maybe it’s time to think outside the pocket. Consider the pocket organizer. These EDC-friendly pouches offer thoughtful layouts with all the straps, pockets, and webbing you’d need to keep your gear all in one place. Loading one up with your daily essentials makes EDC a simple grab-and-go situation. Whether you’re using it for your main tools, your tech and cables, or a first aid kit, we’ve got a handful of new organizer recommendations for you to check out in this round-up.

Cargo Works Utility Organizer

For full-on modularity, check out the MOLLE-equipped EDC Pouch from Cargo Works. Built tough from 1050D nylon, this 8.6”x5.5” organizer opens like a book to reveal one side with webbing for clipping gear in, and another side with both small and large slip pockets to manage gear of all sizes. The front of the pack features webbing and hook-and-loop panels for attaching additional pouches, while the back comes with four annex clips to mount to your larger pack.

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Maxpedition ERZ

The ERZ Everyday Organizer is from Maxpedition’s futuristic AGR line of soft goods. The ERZ’s front face features a semi-rigid front panel that offers additional protection to your gear inside. Internal organization features include a zippered pocket, a key lanyard with quick-release carabiner, and several elastic slots and pockets. Maxpedition’s proprietary TacTie joining clips can be found on the back for quick and easy attachment to a larger pack.

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One Tigris Tactical Utility Pouch

This durable pouch features extra tough 1000D nylon construction in a unique form factor. The fold over outer pocket protects your gear inside, while keeping it easy to access. You’ll find MOLLE attachment straps on the back so you can easily attach the pouch to a bag or belt. It measures in a compact yet reasonable 3.7”x 2.2” x6.3’’ with plenty of room to carry your essentials.

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5.11 Tactical UCR IFAK

5.11 Tactical’s UCR IFAK is an interesting take on the pouch organizer. The shape and size is designed so that it can attach to the headrest of your vehicle—ideal for a first aid kit or emergency roadside tool kit. The MOLLE straps also allow the IFAK to be attached to a bag. The drop-down zippered compartment makes access simple and provides at-a-glance identification of your gear. The pouch also comes equipped with a hi-vis bungee cord to lock everything down.

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Maxpedition Entity Utility Panel

For those looking to add some additional organization to their tactical bag, the Maxpedition Entity will come in handy. The entire back panel of this small organizer features hook-and-loop backing so that it can be attached and removed as needed, without having to fuss with MOLLE style webbing. The two front pockets are ideal for flashlights, knives, or an ace bandage, while the larger back pocket can fit a small notebook, sterile pads, and more.

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Vanquest FTIM Gen. 2

Vanquest’s new FTIM is designed for quick and easy access. The double zipper closures has extra large pull tabs so you can get to your gear inside as fast as possible. The internal layout is similar to their popular EDCM organizer, packed with plenty of straps, hooks, and pockets for all of your most important EDC gear.


Topo Designs Accessory Shoulder Bag

This 10.5”x8” accessory pouch by Topo Dresigns can function as a stuff sack or standalone bag. It’s very similar to their standard Accessory Pouch line, but features a shoulder strap and two additional slip pockets on the outside. The bag is completely made in the US from premium nylon and packcloth fabric, sturdy YKK zippers, and paracord accents throughout.


Aer SF Cable Kit

This tech-centric organizer pouch provides plenty of organization for cables, chargers, backup batteries, and more. The slim design has three pockets of varying sizes to accommodate a variety of different tech accessories. Whether you throw it inside your main bag, or use the carrying handle to tote it around, the Cable Kit by Aer SF is sure to keep you organized on the go.


For more options, check out our previous EDC pouches guide from the archives.

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