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Trending Gear: February 2020

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Trending Gear: February 2020

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This past February you were keen on slim multi-tools, robust fixed blades, and fresh form factors for your favorite tools. Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…

10. Victorinox Pioneer

10. Victorinox Pioneer

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Victorinox
Model
54968
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Starting off February’s list is a medium-sized pocket tool hits the sweet spot between practicality, convenience, and robust utility. Measuring 3.7” when closed, the Victorinox Pioneer comes equipped with 7 useful tools including a large blade, can opener, wire stripper, and a reamer. If you liked the Cadet but have space in your pockets for something a little larger, the Pioneer might be for you. It offers larger blades and ditches the nail file in favor of the reamer, which comes in handy if you need to poke a new hole in a belt or for opening packages. It's useful for all around poking and prodding, sparing your blades any damage and saving them for precision work. And like all Alox models, the Victorinox Pioneer comes with hardy embossed aluminum scales with anodic oxidation as an extra protective layer, making the tool even more ideal as an everyday carry.
9. Douk Douk Le Tiki

9. Douk Douk Le Tiki

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Douk Douk
Model
DD829GM
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$
The Douk Douk Le Tiki is from a line of staunch folders that have been used for over 70 years by members of the French Army and the French Foreign Legion, a testament to its reliablity and sound design. The stainless steel handle of this variant features a stylized image of the “First Man” from the Maori creation myth—hence the knife’s namesake—and a hardened bright chrome finish for corrosion resistance and a bit of aesthetic flair. The hollow-ground Turkish clip point blade is made of blackened high carbon steel and sports a 3.3” cutting edge that narrows down to a thin point, good for light EDC slicing tasks. This traditional slipjoint features a half-stop and a strong heat-treated backspring to ensure familiar and reliable operation. The whole package is just 2.5 ounces light and 4.25” closed, making for an easy pocket or bag carry.
8. Boker Magnum Lil Friend Micro

8. Boker Magnum Lil Friend Micro

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Boker
Model
02SC743
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$
The best EDC blade is the one you have on you when you need it, and having a knife as small and handy as the Boker Magnum Lil Friend Micro ensures you have a workable edge on you all the time. At only 3.375“ long and 1.34 ounces, this miniature knife features as a diminutive alternative as last month’s 8th most popular item. The stonewashed 1.375” drop point blade is blade is made from 440 stainless steel, which offers good corrosion resistance and edge retention while still being easy to sharpen. Jimping on the thumb ridge and textured G-10 handle scales help with grip and usability. The Kydex sheath lets you carry this as a neck knife, either with the included black ball chain necklace or with your own choice of paracord, but the Lil Friend Micro and its sheath are just as easily carried in pocket thanks to its size.
7. Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter

7. Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter

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Benchmade
Model
15016-1
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$$$
The Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter is a small but capable knife meant to perform even in harsh conditions. With an overall length of 6.32" and weight of 3.19 ounces, it’s compact and light enough for an easy pocket, bag, or belt carry, stowed with its included sheath. The satin-finished Crucible CPM S30V steel provides premium performance, holds a sharp edge well, and resists rust and corrosion. A 2.67"-long drop-point blade provides plenty of utility out in the field, and two areas of jimping on the knife’s spine provide better control during use: one near the handle for regular grips, and one towards the tip secures your pointer finger for skinning and other precision work. A pronounced finger choil provides locked-in ergonomics for a solid grip during hard use, and a large lanyard hole gives you lots of options for attaching your own cordage.
6. Xiaomi MIIW Card Case

6. Xiaomi MIIW Card Case

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MIIW
Model
A02
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$
The Xiaomi MIIIW Business Card Case presents a sleek alternative for carrying not only your business cards, but your essential identification, debit, and credit cards as well. It stacks up only slightly bigger than standard business cards, with its case measuring 4.3" x 2.5" for an easy fit in your pocket. At 0.45" thin, it can carry from 10 to 16 business cards depending on their thickness, or a total of 6 credit cards. The aluminum alloy exterior comes with a sandblasted and anodized treatment for better durability and corrosion resistance, ensuring it will keep looking tidy and professional for when you pull it out for meetings. A push of the spring-loaded button on the lower half of the case pops the plastic inner compartment out. The hinge at the end of this compartment is secured by a magnet, keeping your cards from falling out when the case is closed, while easily flipping down for when you need to pull out the contents.
5. Imalent LD10

5. Imalent LD10

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Imalent
Model
LD10
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$
Last month’s 5th most popular item presents a formidable and affordable contender for your daily pocket or keychain carry. The Imalent LD10 has a built-in 1000 mAh rechargeable battery that powers its Cree XP-L HI emitter for up to an impressive 1,200 lumens on Turbo. Packed in a pocketable aersopace-grade aluminum chassis that’s just 2.83” long and 2.04 ounces light, it provides IPX-8-rated water resistance that allows it to be submerged in water up to 6 feet deep, and impact resistance for drops of up to 5 feet high. A rubber-covered electronic switch provides easy access to the four different output levels (10, 150, 500 and 800 lumens), as well as Turbo and Strobe mode while remaining subtle to preserve the light’s smooth lines. A rubber flap protects the leads for the included magnetic charging cable, and a diminutive hole for the included lanyard gives you additional options for carry.
4. Suunto Core

4. Suunto Core

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Suunto
Model
SS014279010
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$$$
The Suunto Core is a robust wearable packed with a plethora of features sure to please any outdoorsman. Besides the standard digital watch functions of alarm, timer, and stopwatch, the large 49 mm face displays data from its altimeter, barometer, compass, and temperature sensors. It even has a storm alarm that alerts you of a significant drop in barometric pressure, and is one of the few altimeters waterproofed up to 30 meters. Whatever adventure you’re on, the Suunto Core will be sure to keep up.
3. EASYANT EDC Organizer

3. EASYANT EDC Organizer

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EASYANT
Model
Shepherd Sling
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$
3rd on the list for February is the EASYANT EDC Organizer, a hand-stitched leather sheath meant to carry two of your most used tools, in a form factor meant for your your belt to loop through. It’s a small and compact organizer, measuring 5.98“ wide and 5.31” high, with slits that can accomodate belts with a width of up to 2 inches. The main vented compartment can accomodate most multitools, while the elongated side sheath is perfect for a pen or AAA flashlight. The scratch- and wear-resistant leather comes in a dull, unpolished finish, and is meant to get shinier and darker with use, giving it some character and uniqueness over time.
2. TwoSun Titanium Prybar

2. TwoSun Titanium Prybar

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TwoSun
Model
TST003
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The TwoSun Titanium Prybar is exactly what it describes, a TC4 titanium, 5.5" long, 0.3" thick pry tool with a slotted edge, letting you work both nails and narrow spaces alike. The edge also comes scored with a vertical pattern, offering a texture that gives its pry face more purchase and traction. The tool also makes the most of its body by adding functions where it can, like a bottle-opening slot towards the edge and 3 hex sizes punched into the body. As for EDC, the tool comes with a clip for pocket carry and a finger slot on its tail end to help with both grip and retrieval from your pockets.
1. Outdoor Edge Slidewinder

1. Outdoor Edge Slidewinder

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Outdoor Edge
Model
OESWU20C
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$
There's plenty of benefits that come with the humble box cutter, like never needing to worry about rust or sharpening (just replace the blade at the hardware store), as well as inexpensive form factors, like last month's most popular item, the Outdoor Edge Slidewinder. A simple slide/push-button mechanism handles deployment and retraction of its standard utility blade, but unlike most box cutters, the Slidewinder's design takes inspiration from other EDC tools, adding features like driver/pry edges on the corners and integrating a bottle opener into its stainless steel and glass/nylon composite frame. It even comes in three colors to help match your favorite EDC themes, with a clip and lanyard hole to carry the Slidewinder like you would your other tools.

What stood out to you most in this monthly round-up? Let us know in the comments below.

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Suunto Core has been featured here so many times, despite being the most terrible investment in watches. It is not durable, they will not honor warranties and there is little/no customer service, it's overpriced, and just outdated for the kind of watch it is. I would advise you to look at a $20 knock off if that is the look you are going for, because no one who needs those features is going to buy a Suunto.
I've had the Core Black aka Military since they first released it 2010. I've had absolutely no issues out of the ordinary with that watch. I've had to replace the band once. That was after wearing it as an everyday watch in the military and while on deployment. I'm not the only one most of the guys in my unit were wearing them and never had a single issue out of them. And you have to realize we're putting these watches through the worst possible scenario with shock in heavy and hard use.
Same, only mine and countless others lasted no longer than a year.
Went to go purchase the slide winder and tons of reviews on cheap dangerous lock up but for 10$ may try.