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Trending Gear: October 2017

Bernard Capulong
Trending Gear: October 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 beefy knives, organizers for your keys and gear, robust watches, and more. Let's see what you all were checking out this month.

The Best EDC Gear from October 2017

10. Bertucci A-3T Vintage

Coming in as the 10th most popular item the past month, this titanium timepiece boasts a vintage WWII design with clean lines and a clean dial for classy, yet efficient timekeeping. The Bertucci A-3T keeps a reliable Swiss quartz movement within its 42mm case, with 100 meters of water resistance for rugged performance. A leather band is held in place with titanium bars, completing the watch's solid package of features.

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9. Kriega R3 Waistpack

This pack from Kriega is designed to be secure, nimble, and rugged enough to ride along on your roughest motorcycle journeys. At 3L, it's sized for your barebones essentials and EDC to keep a low profile on your waist. It'll keep everything secure and dry thanks to its durable and protective materials, like 1000D Cordura nylon, 420D rip-stop nylon, YKK water resistant zippers, taped seams, and Hypalon front cover. A quick-adjusting belt makes it easy to carry and allows for fast-paced access without having to take it off.

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8. Citizen AT9010-52E

Citizen's Eco-Drive system is a staple watch technology, both powering the watch while conveniently storing power to keep its movement going. The World Time A-T features Atomic Clock synchronization, pairing nicely with the 26 time zone markings on its dial. Bright orange accents give the black and steel motif a nice pop, giving its face a sleek combination of colors to display its dials, date window, and luminescent hands. This month's 7th most popular item looks good and performs even better.

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7. Victorinox Pioneer

Once again, a Swiss Army Knife decked out in aluminum oxide handles secures a spot on our trending gear list for this month. This time, it's the larger Pioneer model. Its 2.8” blade is sized and shaped just right for most EDC tasks, while a useful set of tools cover your bases without the bulk. It packs an awl, combination bottle opener and flathead screwdriver, combination can opener and Philips head screwdriver, and a lanyard attachment ring while weighing in at just 2.5 ounces.

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6. Secrid Mini Wallet

It's easy to see why Secrid's Mini Wallet garnered so much interest amongst the readers. Upon first glance, it doesn't look much like a wallet at all. The award-winning design ditches traditional card slots for a spring-loaded metal cartridge that cascades your cards out with the push of a lever. For everything else in your wallet, a leather exterior wraps around the card protector, offering additional storage for less-used cards and cash. It all snaps shut snap button hardware.

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5. QuietCarry Q2

Part EDC knife, part key organizer. That's what you get in the QuietCarry Q2. It cleverly combines metal plate and swivel post construction of traditional key organizers with a lockback knife for an excellent 2-in-1 EDC solution. The Q2 accommodates 4-8 keys in a modern and minimalist titanium frame that's lightweight and strong. The knife isn't an afterthought either, thanks to its dedicated thumbstud for one-hand opening, spine jimping for the control you'd want on such a compact knife, and a solid AUS8 blade steel. If you can't carry a blade where you live, the Q2 comes with other options like a multi-tool/rescue hook insert shown above.


4. Urban EDC Supply Urban Organizer

There's a certain satisfaction and convenience of having your EDC ready to go all in one place. The Urban Organizer was designed to do just that, with sleeves and slots sized just right for the EDCer's daily essentials. That includes space for your pocket notebook, pen, knife, flashlight or tool. And it's all carefully crafted with premium leathers for durability and style.


3. Boker Plus Vox F3 II

This heavy-duty framelock folder comes as a collaboration between knifemaker Jesper Voxnaes and Boker Plus. It ticks all the boxes for a EDC knife: thick titanium handles, a framelock and accompanying stainless steel insert, and a 3” drop point S35VN steel blade. As a whole, it's greater than the sum of its parts thanks to Voxnaes's beautifully utilitarian design language.

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2. Spyderco Nirvana

One of the best qualities of titanium as a material for EDC gear is just how strong it is. It's that same strength, however, that makes it so hard and expensive to manufacture. With more and more knives featuring titanium handles, the material on the Spyderco Nirvana isn't necessarily impressive on its own. But unlike so many knives, its handle is milled from a solid block of titanium as one piece, resulting in an incredibly robust “integral” frame lock. Just as impressive is its blade: a 3.75” clip point made from a premium CPM S90V blade steel.

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1. Jake Hoback x Alphahunter Black Stallion WarHorse

While we see plenty of mainstream knives grace the Trending Gear lists, it's not every day a custom—especially at this price—hits the top spot. But last month our readers paid notice to this beast of a knife, a collaboration between knifemakers Jack Hoback and Chad DeTalente of Alphahunter Tactical Design. The Black Stallion Warhorse comes with all the trappings of a top-end custom knife: thick slabs of titanium and steel, a custom-designed 3” blade, custom machining, proprietary mechanisms, you name it, this knife most likely has it. Long story short, it's a one-of-a-kind blade that's piqued our readers' interests while thoroughly trampling the top spot of last month's most popular gear.

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For more monthly round ups, check out the previous Trending Gear reports from the archives.

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Be careful when you travel with a Victorinox Pioneer. While in Paris a couple of weeks ago I wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower and I forgot that the french were in a state of emergency. When the security guys checked me they used a wand and asked me to empty my pockets. They found my SAK which was considered dangerous so it was taken and disposed of. BTW these same guys didn't like my Zebra 701 pen so that too was confiscated and disposed of.

Looking back I should have known better, I'm just glad I didn't have my Leatherman Crunch or Quietcarry Strand knives on me. Loosing those knives would have been serious.
Bob Winstead ·
Happy you made it back safe.....I heard Paris has really changed alot, and not for the better. Did you ever feel unsafe while you were there?
No, it was a really nice being in Paris and I didn't feel unsafe at all, but then again I was keeping my head up and eyes open for trouble. I'll admit the armed troops patrolling around the main tourist areas was a bit distracting and going through security every time we went in to various places like Notre Dame was a bit of a pain but life goes on.
Armando Arriaga ·
And yet, somehow they believe that removing "dangerous" tools from law-abiding people and tourists will somehow make the bad guys dispose of them too.
Bob Winstead ·
Cathbadh ·
Same across a lot of Europe - knife carry laws are pretty strict anywhere to discourage knife crimes (it's not some special state of emergency thing). You can own them, you can carry them around for their intended purposes like hiking, fishing, work, etc., but never carry them around in public as EDC otherwise. Also, keep them even then secured away in your pack. Also expect that "knife" is defined, literally, as anything sharp or sharply pointed in many places like UK.

I haven't been stopped for carrying a pencil...yet ;).
Edmundo ·
I feel like it's official, if you *need* a fanny pack, you're carrying too much stuff :O