The Best New Everyday Carry Gear for the Week of June 10th

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New knives from our favorite designers, a return to simple and efficient flashlights, and more.

QSP’s First Crossbar Lock Knife Is a Vault’s Worth of Value

Currently priced at just $86 USD, the QSP Vault Glyde Lock Pocket Knife promises to be a lot of knife for an affordable price. This Jacob Lundquist design (one of our favorite knife designers) features a drop point blade made from premium Sandvik 14C28N steel that boasts a satin finish, the QSP Vault ensures excellent sharpness and lasting durability. The thumb stud opener, in conjunction with a ceramic ball-bearing pivot, offers effortless one-handed operation, making it a reliable companion for daily tasks. Its Micarta handle with anodized aluminum bolsters provides a comfortable grip and complements its robust build, making it a tool that’s as dependable as it is stylish.

The QSP Vault’s great value doesn’t just stop at materials and cutting performance; its Glyde Lock mechanism (QSP’s first attempt at the popular crossbar lock) guarantees familiar and reliable operation. Designed for ambidextrous carry, the knife features a tip-up pocket clip that enhances its versatility, making it equally accessible for both left and right-handed users. With an overall length of 7.5″ and a closed length of 4.25″, coupled with a blade that’s 3.25″ long, this knife strikes a balance between portability and functionality while offering premium design at an affordable price.

Next-Gen Upgrades Join Back to Basics Operation With the New Fenix PD32R

It wasn’t so long ago when Fenix released the PD32, an exceptional EDC flashlight that quickly became a fan-favorite, and it’s only gotten better with every upgrade. The Fenix PD32R, its latest iteration, brings enhanced performance and functionality to this already fantastic flashlight. The Fenix PD32R packs a powerful Luminus SFT40 LED that delivers a maximum output of 1,400 lumens, illuminating up to 344 meters (1129 feet). This flashlight offers five lighting modes easily accessible through a silent multi-function tail switch, eliminating the “click” sound when activating the light, which can be critical in a tactical situation. It also features an intelligent memory that recalls your last used brightness level, adding to its ease of use.

The PD32R sports an anti-roll, anti-slip body built from durable HAIII hard-anodized 6061 aluminum and an IP68 waterproof rating, proven to withstand the toughest conditions. It boasts a 3400mAh 18650 rechargeable battery, but it’s also compatible with CR123A batteries, allowing flexibility for power sources, and features a hidden USB-C charging port protected by a screw cover, ensuring reliability in wet environments. The flashlight also comes with a pocket clip for a convenient carry. We love this return to form for Fenix, and if you’re looking for a dependable, high-performance light, the PD32R is worth checking out.

Vosteed’s Mini Psyop Is a Compact Powerhouse for Your Pocket

Vosteed has recently introduced the Mini Psyop, a compact yet powerful version of their popular Psyop knife. This mini marvel retains the sleek TuffKnives design and robust functionality of its big brother, while mixing it up in the materials department at a lower price point. The Mini Psyop is available with either Norplex UltreX Micarta or carbon fiber handles, weighing just 1.84 oz and 1.77 oz respectively, making it incredibly lightweight and perfect for on-the-go use.

Equipped with a 2.69” Elmax drop point blade, the Mini Psyop offers exceptional toughness, corrosion resistance, and edge retention. The ergonomic handle design ensures a secure grip, while the time-honored crossbar lock allows for smooth, ambidextrous operation. With its premium materials, precise engineering, and versatile configurations, the Mini Psyop is designed to impress both knife enthusiasts and those seeking a reliable everyday carry option.

Upgrade Your City Style with Chrome Industries’ Sustainable District Bags

Everyday carry just got better with Chrome Industries’ District Collection, featuring a variety of lightweight, durable bags designed for urban life. These bags are made from 100% recycled crinkle nylon and are PFAS-free, combining sustainable design with top-notch quality. The collection caters to a range of activities, from commuting to travel and weekend getaways, offering practical and stylish solutions for various needs.

Chrome Industries’ District collection includes the versatile Camden 16L Backpack (available in Sandstone, black, sage, and Royale), the Highline 20L Backpack perfect for longer trips, the Sodo Sling (3L), Logan Crossbody Pouch (1L), Sabin Slings (3L and 6L), the Yoyogi Messenger (14L), and the Valencia Totepack (22L) that doubles as a backpack. These bags are built to meet the diverse needs of users and designed with plush knit shoulder straps, quick-adjust hardware, and hyper-organized pockets, ensuring high functionality and comfort and making them perfect for navigating urban environments in style.

Light Up Your Adventures with Nitecore’s Simple and Mighty MT2C Pro

It’s no secret that we’ve been fans of Nitecore’s line of flashlights for a while now and the Nitecore MT2C Pro is another worthy addition to the roster, seamlessly blending power, portability and simple efficiency. Measuring just under 5″ in length and weighing a mere 4 oz, the MT2C Pro is equipped with Nitecore’s UHi 20 LED, delivering an impressive 1,800 lumens between two modes via its tail switch. This lets it project a beam of up to 568 yards, making it a helpful tool for various situations, from outdoor adventures to emergencies. It boasts an IP68 waterproof rating, resists impacts from drops up to 6.6 feet, and features patented advanced temperature regulation, ensuring reliable performance in even the most challenging environments.

The MT2C Pro is easy to operate, but its ease of use doesn’t compromise its versatility. Half- or full-pressing its tail switch activates High, and a quick tap drops it down to a 50-lumen Low. The flashlight’s power options enhance its adaptability as well, being able to run on the included USB-C rechargeable Nitecore NL1836R battery (which gives it a runtime of up to 28 hours), two RCR123 batteries, or two CR123 batteries. Whether you need a reliable light source for professional use, outdoor expeditions, or everyday tasks, the Nitecore MT2C Pro makes for an affordable, highly capable, and easily pocketable addition to your kit.

G-SHOCK’s New Active Watches Are Also Their Thinnest Yet

The GD-B500 Series is G-SHOCK’s new line of compact digital watches designed for everyday comfort and style. These watches feature a sleek, oblong shape (G-SHOCK’s thinnest yet at 11mm) that fits comfortably without interfering with the back of your hand. The lightweight profile, adjustable band length (145 to 200 mm), and shock-resistant construction ensure a snug fit and durability for any activity, from casual outings to sports. With diverse color options, including classic black, white, and dynamic fluorescent yellow, the GD-B500 Series can add a distinctive accent to any outfit.

The GD-B500 Series isn’t just about looks; it’s packed with practical features for daily use. It boasts a digital LCD with a three-tiered display layout, enhancing readability and functionality. The glass fiber-reinforced resin case and two types of band connectors—solid, textured for the GDB500 and translucent for the GDB500S—combine style with structural integrity. Features like a step tracker with goal progress graphing, Bluetooth smartphone pairing for automatic time correction, and the Super Illuminator backlight make this watch a versatile companion for daily life.

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