Trending Gear: August 2017

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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.

Last month, you were interested in sleek knives, rugged essentials, and tools to help consolidate and store your gear. Let’s break it all down.

The Best EDC Gear from August

10. BladeKey Bolt

First on the list is an organizer that makes short work of your jumble of keys. Using a simple (but effective) system composed of a smooth, stainless steel base and bolt, you can stack up to 6 keys in a tidy folding package that won’t jangle in your pocket nor poke you in the leg. A built-in loop lets you easily integrate the BladeKey onto an existing keychain or attach it to a belt or bag loop for ease of carry.

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9. Helberg CH6 Bronze

Watches don’t often trend month on month, and the ones that do are usually exceptional. The Helberg CH6 is definitely one of those watches, with an impressive 45.5mm bezel made from solid bronze. This not only gives it a striking spot on your wrist, but comes with the enduring and personalized patina of bronze, too. Its specs are equally impressive: a reliable Miyota 9015 automatic movement, 1000m of water resistance, and Super-LumiNova coating on its hands and indices round out its robust stature.


8. Atelier Pall Double Snap Wallet

This handcrafted wallet is sure to turn heads with its superb fit and finish, from its hand cut and stitched premium leather to its classy double snap enclosure. It’s compatible with both US and Euro bills, and can fit up to 8 cards and folded cash within its 3 minimalist slots. It’s hard to go wrong with a classic design and natural materials for a wallet you rely on every day.


7. LionSteel Daghetta

While LionSteel are more recognized for their larger blades and uniquely textured handles, they’ve got the chops to make some great minimalist knives as well. Case in point: this month’s 7th most popular item is their Daghetta model, an ambidextrous knife with a slim profile and features that make it ideal for EDC. Its 3.15” D2 blade comes with dual thumbstuds and unique Tactical Operation Lock system that lets you operate the knife from either hand, while a reversible clip make the Daghetta usable from either hand.

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6. Victorinox Deluxe Tinker

A Swiss Army Knife’s one of the most useful and compact tools you can add to your EDC, so it’s no surprise that one inevitably trends on this list. This month’s 6th slot goes to the Deluxe Tinker, a medium-sized SAK with 17 essential tools from knives to drivers and scissors, and features combi-pliers for heavy-duty tasks.

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5. Hanks by Hank

Whether it’s personal hygiene, emergency applications, or gentlemanly pursuits, a handkerchief is a key item in your pockets. And you need look no further than the man they call Hank for quality pieces made from some of the most interesting and unique textiles and materials you’ve ever seen.


4. Gerber Pocket Square

Speaking of gentlemanly pursuits, one of Gerber’s newest knives named after a classic gent’s accessory lands squarely in 4th place on this month’s list. The Pocket Square’s got the sleek lines and look that would go with a suit, backed by the performance of 7Cr17MoV steel and lightweight aluminum handles. A versatile blade shape, ambidextrous thumb studs, and a  reversible deep-pocket carry clip seal the deal for ease of use and even easier everyday carry.

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3. CountyComm Pico Pulls

Compact, waterproof pill fobs are a great way to have crucial essentials like pills and cash handy during emergencies. CountyComm’s Pico Pulls come in a variety of sizes and materials to fit your aesthetic and carry needs, built tough and water resistant to EDC anywhere and everywhere.


2. Klecker Knives Stowaway Tools

It’s not every day we see a phone case as a popular item on the monthly trending list, but the Klecker Knives iPhone case has a few tricks up its sleeve (or rather, its back). Specialized slots on the back of the case let you fit in up to 4 micro tools, turning your smartphone into a multi-tool and sparing you the pocket space for even more gear. With a number of tools from a key spare to a flashlight and pen, the Stowaway Tools make it easy to make the most out of your phone to fit your tasks for the day.

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1. Boker Plus Lancer

This month’s most popular slot goes to a knife designed by knifemaker Serge Panchenko. Known best for his dog tag folders, Serge lends his expertise to Boker Plus to create the full-sized and fully-featured Lancer for a robust EDC knife. Within the slim, flat design lies a hardy 3” 440C blade in a versatile drop point edge that’s useful for everyday tasks. G-10 handles give the Lancer great grip while keeping the weight low at 2.4 ounces. Paired with the titanium pocket clip, the Lancer slips from pocket to duty with ease.


If you’re curious to see how these trends change over time, check out our monthly roundups from the archive for even more excellent gear.

See anything in this list that made you stop scrolling and think, “I need one…right now?” Leave a comment and let me know your favorite gear from this round-up.

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