7 of Our Favorite Fall Picks from 5.11

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Few brands have stood the test of time for EDC as 5.11. From their iconic RUSH backpacks to field-tested apparel and everything in between, they’ve covered nearly every aspect of EDC over the years in their extensive catalog. But they haven’t slowed down in the slightest. Below we’ve picked out some of their latest releases as solid candidates to add to and upgrade your essentials, especially if you’re looking to mix it up going into the last months of the year.

5.11’s Fall Essentials

Base 3DP Knife

Up first is an EDC staple, a compact knife able to slice its way through your daily tasks. The 3DP comes with a versatile 2.75“ drop point blade in 8Cr13MoV stainless steel that deploys via thumb studs, and secures with a frame lock during use. Beefy jimping along the spine helps with control during heavier cutting tasks, assisted by a finger choil cut out into the 3DP’s handles. Said handles are sleek, skeletonized, and built from stainless steel, and offers a lanyard hole and clip to give you options for EDC. It’s a solid and stylish knife to add to your rotation at a great price.

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Vlad Rescue Pen

If you weren’t convinced about adding a pen to your EDC yet, this might change your mind. The Vlad Rescue Pen lives up to its name with a carbide-tip glass breaker on the opposite side of its pen tip, covered by a posted cap with a steel pocket clip. This effectively makes it pull double duty as both a quality writing instrument and a handy tool for emergency situations. The pen is made out of aerospace-grade aluminum for a lightweight yet durable construction. To deploy its writing tip, just twist the body to advance its pressurized black ink cartridge that can write upside down or in wet conditions. Finally, it features deep grooves all throughout its body to provide you with a secure grip that’s useful for both writing and emergency applications alike.

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Ounce for ounce, one of the most useful things you can add to your daily carry is a keychain multi-tool. They’re lightweight, packed with functionality, and easy to keep on you oat all times. The EDT Pry is no exception, boasting four distinct tools in its single-piece design. You’ll get access to a sturdy pry tool, a flathead screwdriver, a 1/4“ bit driver, and an essential bottle opener. To ensure this tiny tool is robust enough for the tasks you throw at it, it features a solid stainless steel construction as well as small grooves at the sides for added grip. Adding to the value you’ll be getting, the EDT Pry comes with its own micro-carabiner, attached via a keyring, this way you’ll have more places to attach it to besides your keychain.

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EDC K-USB Flashlight

If you’re looking to add even more utility to your keychain or bag, this compact flashlight is more than powerful enough to get most jobs done in a pinch. This USB-rechargeable light leverages a CREE XP-G3 LED to pump out a maximum of 150 lumens for up to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Activation is as simple as it gets, just press its rubberized button at the middle of the body. To make sure it’s up to the rough and tumble of EDC, it features an aluminum body with a Type III Hard Anodization, making it resistant against chips and scratches. Finally, to add even more durability fit for a keychain, it features an IP54 rating for both water and impact resistance.

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Overwatch Messenger 18L

With more and more of us starting to head back into the office, now’s a great time to gear up for your commute with a proper EDC bag. If you want a place to keep your gear and gadgets safe and organized, the Overwatch Messenger bag is a solid option for work, travel, and EDC thanks to its slim profile. Made out of 500D Nylon, the Overwatch Messenger is ready to take on the challenges of daily use while providing you with a bunch of organizational features. Inside the main compartment you’ll find zippered pockets, hook and loop pockets and even a padded compartment for a laptop up to 15“. Or, if you prefer, you can also use a zippered back compartment (also padded) to store your device. Other things like a hidden CCW compartment, a front admin panel and MOLLE-compatible straps round out its features.

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Norris Low Sneaker

A lot of times you need to sacrifice style in order to gain function, but that isn’t the case with 5.11’s Norris Low Sneaker. They took a classic low-top silhouette and re-engineered it with durability and comfort in mind. For example, its nylon/suede upper is ATSM-certified to be puncture resistant. The Vibram outsole features XS Trek, a technical compound that balances traction, durability, responsiveness and stability on outdoor terrain. Paired with a rubber toe cap for grip and durability on hikes or scrambles, the Norris has what it takes to be your go-to city-to-mountain sneaker. Finally, an Ortholite footbed will keep your feet comfortable, dry and fresh.

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Ridge Pants

5.11’s Ridge Pants manage to conceal a slew of tactical features while keeping under the radar on the outside and comfortable on the inside. For storage, you’ll have access to eight pockets in total. Two zippered cargo pockets with internal dividers, two angled hand-pockets, back body patch pockets, as well as hidden pockets. Its polyester and cotton canvas blend strikes a balance between performance and comfort, finished with DWR for added weather resistance. EDCers who CCW will appreciate the Ridge Pant’s reinforced belt loops and a flex cuff tunnel, while articulation at the knees improves range of motion while also resulting in a flattering fit.

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