Fresh Carry Colors Just in Time for Spring and Other New Releases

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Make your everyday carry pop with these exciting new releases from Leatherman, Wuben, Vosteed, GORUCK, CIVIVI and Victorinox.

Leatherman’s Skeletool CX and KB Get a Colorful Upgrade

The Skeletool CX has long been a favorite recommendation of ours for those looking for a pliers-based multi-tool but want to save a bit more space and bulk from Leatherman’s more feature-packed offerings. Even with full-sized pliers, a proven 154CM blade, and a bit driver to cover all your bases, it still weighs a comfortable 5 oz thanks to its namesake skeletonized frame, which you can conveniently hang off of your gear with its built-in carabiner.

If you want to save on space even more or want to pack light for the day with just an EDC knife, the Skeletool KB is a chip off the old block, and is the knife arm of the CX as an independent tool, with a locking 420HC blade and a bottle opener built into its clip.

Both tools are great for EDC and it’s the perfect time to add either to yours with the release of new colorways. The CX is now available in four new colors: Onyx, Nightshade, Verdant, and Paradise, and the KB knife is available in Nightshade, Verdant, and Paradise.

GORUCK’s Heritage Claymore Sling Bag Unleashes Military-Inspired Style

The Heritage Claymore Sling Bag from GORUCK is a modern take on a classic design steeped in military history. This heavy-duty bag draws inspiration from the original Claymore Bag developed by the U.S. Army to carry the M18A1 Claymore Mine. Crafted from durable 10.10 oz Army Duck Waxed Canvas with a Martexin Wax finish, a process proven on waxed canvas backpacks for over 170 years, the Heritage Claymore Sling Bag offers a retro look with uncompromising durability.

Featuring two large internal pockets, a slim zipper pocket for notebooks or iPads, heavy-duty buckles, and an adjustable shoulder strap, this bag is perfect for carrying your essentials, whether you’re on a daily adventure or a weekend getaway. With dimensions of 11.75″H x 14″W when closed, and a Velcro patch panel on the front for customization, the Heritage Claymore Sling Bag is a versatile companion that honors its military roots while meeting the demands of modern life. Backed by GORUCK’s Scars Lifetime Guarantee, this bag is built to last, ensuring the legacy lives on in a new, practical form.

CIVIVI Unveils the Elementum Utility Knife

CIVIVI continues its trend of producing high-quality, value-for-money knives with the introduction of the Elementum Utility knife. The CIVIVI Elementum Utility seamlessly blends the timeless design of the popular Elementum series with the practicality and versatility of a utility blade, creating a tool that’s as stylish as it is functional.

It features a replaceable 2.26” 6Cr blade, with three additional blades included, ensuring that you’ll always have a sharp edge. Its stonewashed stainless steel holder provides a sturdy and durable platform for the blade. The knife also features both a thumb stud and a back flipper, allowing for easy one-handed deployment with either hand. The button lock mechanism makes the knife simple to operate while keeping the blade securely in place during use. Its curved 3.65” handle, inspired by the original Elementum design, provides a comfortable and secure grip, while the streamlined profile ensures that the knife won’t snag or catch in your pocket. Available in four colors: Green, Blue, Black, and Gray, CIVIVI is currently taking pre-orders for the Elementum Utility, priced at an extremely reasonable $50 USD.

The WUBEN E1 Just Might Be Your Smartphone’s New Best Friend

Renowned EDC flashlight expert, WUBEN, introduces the WUBEN E1—a slim, lightweight flashlight designed to seamlessly integrate with smartphones. With a thickness of just 6mm and weighing only 1.34oz-1.56oz, the E1 packs a punch with 300 lumen output from 28 SMD3030 bulbs, delivering exceptional brightness and color accuracy with its 90+ CRI. It offers three color temperature options, three lighting modes, and stepless dimming for customizable illumination. The single multifunctional knob allows for easy control of power, modes, and brightness, while its MagSafe-compatible magnetic attachment and 360° rotation ensure convenient hands-free usage. Additionally, it doubles as an on-phone fill light, perfect for photography.

Available in Lite, Classic, and Premium models, each crafted from different materials, the WUBEN E1 is the ultimate EDC flashlight. Currently available only on Kickstarter, it’s a must-have for those seeking versatile functionality in a compact package.

Victorinox’s New Dive Pro Exemplifies Underwater Precision Under Pressure

While primarily known for the iconic Swiss Army Knife, Victorinox has garnered the respect of watch enthusiasts around the world for their tough, no-frills tool watches. Manufactured and rigorously tested at Victorinox’s facility in Delémont, Switzerland, the Dive Pro Automatic is one of their newest releases this year, boasting an impressive array of features that will impress even the most diehard dive watch fans.

With its ISO 6425 certification and water resistance of up to 300M, the Dive Pro Automatic is engineered to withstand even the most demanding dives. Its unidirectional rotating bezel, featuring a highly visible twenty-minute time interval gradation, ensures precise timing during crucial underwater missions. It features a black PVD titanium 43mm case and bold, legible dial, while its tool-free changeable rubber strap allows for quick and effortless personalization. Powered by the tried and tested Sellita SW220 automatic movement running at a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz) with a day and date display, the Drive Pro Automatic also has a deported crown for easy handling, even when wearing gloves.

Vosteed Unveils the Heavy-Duty Hedgehog Knife

Compact folding knives are best for everyday carry because of their convenient size, but if you’re planning on taking on heavy-duty tasks with your daily driver you might want to carry something built stronger than the rest. That’s where sturdy knives with beefy spines like the new Hedgehog from the makers over at Vosteed come in handy. To get the most durability out of the 2.99” S35VN stainless steel blade on the Hedgehog, Vosteed fashioned it into a modified sheepsfoot utility shape with a markedly substantial spine that gives the knife more inherent strength when you’re chopping and cutting through rough material. Combined with the secure liner lock on the blade, you have a reliable folding knife that’s well-suited for heavy-duty everyday carry tasks.

That liner lock is also a unique aspect of the Vosteed Hedgehog folding knife. Unlike a traditional liner lock that required you to twist the blade and manipulate the steel liner, Vosteed integrated a tab built directly into the steel liner that protrudes through a small slit in the grippy blue GT-Mascus handle scales. This lets you operate the lock with a single hand, as if it was a button-style lock knife. That’s the kind of quality of life improvement that you might think is small, but you’ll come to really appreciate it once you get to work with the Vosteed Hedgehog folding knife in your hands.

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