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11 Awesome Essential EDC Gift Ideas

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11 Awesome Essential EDC Gift Ideas

It’s that time of the year once again. Malls get filled to the brim, websites get super congested, and everyone is trying to get their shopping done before the holiday crunch descends on us all. We’re here to help. Ahead of all the sales and crazy deals, we’ve partnered with some of our favorite brands to give you some early gift ideas and deals available this week on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year. With plenty of gear for sale it's a great time to buy gifts for yourself or others from the brands that know EDC best, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for even more deals coming your way from our coverage this weekend!

Dango M1 Rail Wallet

With an entire catalog dedicated to solving everyday wallet problems, Dango are set to do it yet again with their new M1 Maverick Rail wallet. It’s got the DNA and ease of use of a modern minimalist wallet while uniquely built to address new urban needs. While the M1 Rail takes design cues from Dango’s other wallets, the new patent pending quick release rail mechanism is a new system that gives this model its name. On the “open” side of the M1, a pair of flexible prongs act as the securing structure to hold 4 of your most-used cards, while allowing you to easily slide and pop them out as needed. This side of the wallet allows RFID transmission, which makes it easy to use your regular workplace and commuter cards. The other side of the M1 has space for 5 cards along with an aluminum backplate that encapsulates the section and gives it RFID protection. A silicone band gives the sides grip and gives the rear section extra lockdown as well as a space to slot in more cards and folded cash. With a design inspired by open identification badges and the build quality you’ve come to expect from Dango, the M1 Maverick Rail is a new and even more efficient wallet for EDC.

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Kershaw Launch 8

When it comes to lightning-quick blade deployment in an EDC knife, nothing beats the speed and convenience of a good automatic opening. The concept is simple: one press of a button and out swings a blade, locked and ready for action. The Kershaw Launch 8 takes inspiration from the look of classic Italian stilettos and gets the full treatment of materials, manufacturing, and modern utility. The Launch 8’s slim, symmetric 3.5“ blade comes in CPM-154 stainless steel with a stonewashed finish. The powdered steel holds an excellent edge, while offering good corrosion and wear resistance for tough performance. There’s a fine edge on the business side of the blade, with a deep top grind along its spine to lessen weight and add to its stiletto style. The Launch 8’s blade folds back into equally svelte anodized aluminum handles that feature a carbon fiber insert. Finger guards on the top and bottom of the handle add even more to the iconic design, while also keeping your fingers safe during use. A reversible clip gives you ambidextrous options for EDC, while a 2.4-ounce weight ensures comfort while in your pockets. With an instantly recognizable style and made in the USA manufacturing, the Launch 8 is a sleek and iconic addition to any knife collection.

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Fisher Trekker Space Pen

The Fisher Space Pen needs no introduction for EDCers, and its utility and compact size continues to grace the pockets of hundreds of users. So how do you improve on something iconic? Making use of a new form factor and more ways to carry, the Trekker takes the familiar pen to more places by giving it a strong, posi-lock mechanism within its cap, providing a secure grip on the pen when it is hanging in the closed position. It also includes a carabiner and break-away lanyard that gives the pen a ton of options for carry and attaching to your clothing or gear. A straighter shape and more prominent knurling pattern also offer a new way to write compared to the original Space Pen, so users old and new can have a unique writing experience. As a special offer for EDC readers, Fisher Space Pen is offering 20% off the Trekker with promo code Trekker20. Offer is valid through November, 28th, so hurry now and pick up a Trekker for yourself or as a gift

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Ekster Wallets

If the classic leather wallet were invented today, what would it look like? Ekster answers this question with their smart wallets, which pack a powerful batch of modern features. These compact leather wallets come with quick card access and RFID protection; they also pair perfectly with Ekster’s solar-powered tracker cards to keep you from losing them. Available in colors like Classic Brown and Juniper Green, they’ll have you feeling like Bond each time you pull out your wallet. Ahead of the holidays, Ekster are offering EDC an exclusive discount for 42% off everything in their catalog with the code EDC42. That includes their limited editions: the Fortuna, Vachetta, and Matte wallet series. It’s valid from November 24th to December 24th, so there's plenty of time to secure a wallet for yourself or as a gift.

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Quick access and organization are the name of the game with the WANDRD DUO Daypack. Its single track zipper has four tabs, allowing you to access its contents from the top or sides as needed. It makes for quicker gear retrieval and more convenient loading since you don't need to take the bag off and unzip it entirely to rummage through it. Inside, you'll find a pocket or compartment for just about anything you'd normally carry, including more specialized essentials like a camera and lenses or even a pair of shoes for traveling. It's all possible thanks to the DUO's unique, collapsible pop-cube, which provides some structural padding to the base of the main compartment to protect and separate your gear. It's constructed from 840D Jr. Ballistic nylon for a tough yet light exterior and reinforced with 1680D Ballistic nylon at its base for improved abrasion resistance. Thanks to its quad-zip design, ample protection and pockets, and durably weatherproof materials, WANDRD’S DUO Daypack is perfectly capable for EDC whether you're commuting, taking photos, or traveling.

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Nodus Compact Coin Wallet

A lot of EDC front-pocket wallets will let you carry cash, but few are made to carry coins. If you cant get away from them, the Nodus Compact Coin is your best bet. Its zippered main compartment keeps your coins and other valuables from falling out, while having room for a house key to help you consolidate your carry. The wallet measures a tiny 2.7“ x 4” and features RFID shielding to keep your identity safe on the go as well, but an external card slot lets you keep a single card unshielded for contactless payments or door access when you need it. With room for 2-17 cards, there enough space in the Compact Coin for everything you need. And with its full-grain vegetable-tanned Italian leather construction, it looks great as well, and makes an excellent gift for both men and women. Everyday Carry readers signing up for Nodus’s newsletter also get 10% off their first order, so it's the best way to pick up your Compact Coin.

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Nitecore TIP2

The most noticeable difference between the TIP2 and its popular predecessor is the new form factor of its outer shell. Measuring only 2.46” long and a little over 0.5” wide (only slightly larger overall than the TIP), the IP67-rated aluminum body provides lightweight, but sturdy construction. Chamfered edges offer a comfortable grip and a smooth shape that allows easy retrieval from a pocket or bag. Dual Cree XP-G3 S3 LEDs create an overlapping beam to provide a wide area of light. Two buttons on the side of the device handle the TIP2's operation: one to activate power, and the other to cycle through its 4 different brightness modes, including a 1-lumen low with a runtime of 55 hours and an impressive 720-lumen Turbo—easily rivaling the brightness of flashlights twice its size. Grab your TIP2 for the holidays with a special 15% discount with code TIP2EDC, valid from November 24th through to the end of December.

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Wild-Willies Tactical Traveler

EDCs are meant to house gear for everyday tasks, but everyday grooming is its own (sometimes very unkempt) beast. A 12-piece tactical grooming kit from Wild Willies is the perfect way to tackle your daily routine, whether it’s a quick groom on the way to work or needing that extra tool to fix your tent on your weekend camping trip. The Tactical Traveler comes in its own zip pouch with a hi-vis safety orange interior that highlights its 12 blacked-out tools, which include everything from a razor to a sewing kit and even multi-tools in different sizes. You can save $15 off of a single order of the Tactical Traveler with code EDCSAVE15, which you can use anytime from now until December 31st.

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Jack Mason Nautical Chronograph

With the wind in your sails and the untamed sea underfoot, it’s no surprise that sailing is one of the most exhilarating activities you can take part in. It’s a delicate balance of understanding the fury of nature and using your skills to help control it. And to do that, sometimes, you can use a little help. Jack Mason Brand’s nautical watch collection adds timing features useful for the competitive sailor, as well as EDCers who want the utmost utility from their everyday watch. The Nautical Chronograph takes its name from the old phrase “to haul yards” referring to the ropes used to raise a boat’s sails, and combines inspiration from elegant sails and classic boat design with intricately detailed dials to yield a watch that’s functional, yet refined. With a large, polished 42 mm case, the Nautical Chronograph easily displays its legible dial accented with Super-LumiNova markings and applied indices. Its second hand makes a subtle nod to the Texas flag with its red, white, and blue markings, and its crown is etched with a Texas lone star as an homage to the brand’s roots. Under a sapphire crystal beats a Miyota OS20 movement, rated to 10ATM (100 meters) of resistance for rugged and water-ready wear. Interchangeable Italian leather straps complete the chronograph’s features, adding versatility to its functionality. Add a Jack Mason Nautical Chronograph to your EDC at the link below, and be sure to get 15% off your first purchase by using code JACK15 at checkout.

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Caudabe Sheath Phone Case

The new iPhone is not an inexpensive phone, so protecting it is a high priority. But it’s easy to overdo it by using cases that are way too bulky and heavy for regular use. Caudabe was founded on the idea that more isn’t better, and that excess can sometimes do more harm than good. So when they set out to design their ideal iPhone case, they combined minimalist, thoughtful design with high performance materials to create the best protection for your smartphone. The Sheath is manufactured from ShockLite, a soft, gel-like polymer with flexible properties and excellent shock absorption. What looks like a simple case on the outside is actually drop tested to 2 meters (6.6 feet), while only measuring a mere 0.9 mm (0.035“) at its thinnest point, allowing maximum protection while keeping a minimal profile. This allows your phone to function as if it weren’t wearing a case, like letting it wirelessly charge. Raised edges for the iPhone’s screen and camera ensure that stays off the ground and away from damage. With promo code EDC2019, you can get 35% off your order of a Sheath case, valid from November 24th through to December 24th at Caudabe’s site at the link below.

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When heading out for your next adventure, preparing and gearing up is critical for both safety and your enjoyment. Battlbox’s subscription box helps lighten the load of researching and packing for your next trip, thanks to their survival- and EDC-focused curated kits. You have 4 levels of subscriptions to choose from, and each tier comes with everything from manuals to emergency supplies, to tents and bags and bushcraft gear and everything in between. There’s a ton of equipment you can even use for everyday tasks like knives and flashlights, as well as exclusive products available only in Battlboxes. Gear up every month with your very own Battlbox, and you can save 15% off your first with code EDC15 during checkout.

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EDC is eclectic by nature but you can't go wrong with:

A Victorinox 91mm Hiker model SAK yields 13 functions of best value (ASIN B0001P151M; $26) to back up your

Firebird GANZO FH41 GB D2 Steel Blade G10 handle Pocket Folding Knife ($25; ASIN B07RGJQ6WM) - an incredible value!

UCEC Folding Scissors "Zhang Xiaoquan" 87mm/.64oz stainless steel (superior to any Victorinox built-in; ASIN B0199VSV42) $9

Keep them all sharp with a $9 Sharpal 101N 6-In-1 Pocket Knife Sharpener & Survival Tool, with Fire Starter & Whistle (ASIN B01L8MUHIS).

A Bic lighter can be operated one-handed for $3 plus a lip balm accelerant like Chapstick $2. Add a firesteel such as the SE FS374 2-in-1 All-Weather Magnesium Firestarter as backup (ASIN B0010O748Q) $6

An Ohto Minimo Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 mm - Black (ASIN B00BS52V94) for $6 will hide in the seam of your wallet (I looked for this for a long time)

If you can find it, the $12 READYMAN Wilderness Survival Card 2.0 (ASIN B01MS1KNSI) will fit in wallet or Altoids tin alike and is very comforting.

"Roll your own" cordage with a 100' hank of Shomer-Tec Kevlar Survival Cord (ASIN B00ABV7FW4) for $15 plus a pack of 8 Beadsmith XTL-6103 No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins (ASIN B00C1FKLBA) for $6.

The $15 TrustFire MINI2 220 Lumens Keychain light (ASIN B07R486S21) is IPX8 waterproof despite onboard USB charging. For a brighter pocket carry start with the $37 ThruNite T1 1500 lumen NW 1100mAh 18350 USB rechargable magnetic tailcap (ASIN B07R66R5FS).

Be sure to practice with the Paracord and Leather Cupped Pouch (4" long by 2.75" wide) Shepherd Sling $10 (ASIN B081964G2H).

A 3-pack of PREPARED4X Emergency Blanket Poncho 45"*41"*24-micron mylar orange/silver hooded ponchos (ASIN B07TDGV37F) $17

Add a PREP2GO Paracord Survival Grenade (30pc) Kit with Water Purification Tabs (ASIN B072K7ZR3S) plus fishing line & hooks for $16. Stuff the whole kit into a spare pair of socks and you're all set for TEOTWAWKI!

Finally, a fairly good first aid kit for the glovebox is nice to have, like the $23 ResQue1st First Aid Complete Emergency Preparedness Kit (ASIN B01MCY5CK2) to which you should add some QuickClot Advanced Clotting Gauze 3"*24"*2 strips $20 (ASIN B00HJTH5L2), a pack of Eurosuture Skin Closure 1/2 x 4 inches Sterile Suture Strips, 6 strips x 2 envelopes (ASIN B077FM1HCS) $8 and some Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide ($15 for 30 tablets = 30qts; ASIN B000IBY64W) plus a few coffee filters for 4-hour water treatment when boiling isn't practical.
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