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Trending Gear: October 2020

Bernard Capulong
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Trending Gear: October 2020

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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.

This past October you were digging the multi-functional combat shears, classy pocket knives, and tech organizers. Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…


The Most Popular Gear from October 2020




10. Leatherman Signal

10. Leatherman Signal

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Leatherman
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Signal
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$$$
Kicking off last month's list is a full-sized multi-tool that rounds out Leatherman's signature feature set with some tools designed with outdoor survival in mind. The Signal boasts a ferrocerium rod firestarter, safety whistle, and knife sharpener to touch up its sheepsfoot combo-edge blade when out in the wild. An integrated carabiner clip makes it easy to carry on your hiking pack that also pulls triple duty as a bit driver and hammer pommel for driving down tent stakes on the campground. With 17 tools built into its compact frame, it's a handy companion for your next outdoor adventure.
9. Victorinox Pioneer X Alox

9. Victorinox Pioneer X Alox

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Victorinox Swiss Army
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Pioneer X Alox
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$$

Clad in a grippy, durable, and lightweight Alox aluminum scale, the Pioneer X offers plenty of utility in a compact form factor that's durable enough for the wear and tear of everyday carry. The Pioneer X's highlight feature is its pair of full-sized scissors for that convenient cutting precision when your EDC knife isn't the best tool for the job. Its 8 other tools round out the utlity in your kit, with a sleek profile that won't take up much space in your pocket.
8. Lumintop Tool AA 2.0

8. Lumintop Tool AA 2.0

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Lumintop
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TOOL AA 2.0
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$
Updated for 2020, the Lumintop TOOL AA 2.0 offers no-frills, high performance in a utilitarian form factor that's pocket friendly and easy to use. Its CREE XP-L HD LED hits a max 650 lumens from a single 14500 battery. Other thoughtful features like a recessed battery barrel and knurling provide a great grip, a classic tail switch design lets the light stand upright to act like a candle in a blackout, and a pocket clip makes it easy to carry. At such an affordable price, it's no surprise to see the TOOL AA 2.0 pop up on this list.
7. SOG ParaShears

7. SOG ParaShears

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SOG
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ParaShears
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$$$
SOG brings their tactical gear expertise to these multi-functional trauma shears designed specifically for first responders. SOG's compound leverage technology helps the shears cut more easily, offering quick performance when every second matters. 11 total tools round out its feature set, with some emergency-focused features like a line cutter, glass breaker, rope cutter, and oxygen wrench. Even if you're not an EMT or first responder, these could be handy in a first aid EDC kit.
6. Spyderco Smock

6. Spyderco Smock

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Spyderco
Model
C240CFP
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$$$
This premium gent's knife from Spyderco sports a Kevin Smock design, with a high-end S30V steel and a sweetspot 3.45" blade length. Its wharncliffe blade shape and grind make for easy slicing and utility work, while a robust compression lock keeps everything in place during use. It deploys with either Spyderco's signature thumb hole or a rear flipper tab for fast action. Carbon fiber and G10 handles give this gent's knife its classy polish.
5. Manly Wasp

5. Manly Wasp

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Manly
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Wasp
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$$

Bulgarian knife brand, Manly, blends new features with traditional aesthetics in the Wasp slip joint. This classic slip joint folder boasts a modern drop point blade design and premium CPM S90V stainless steel for superior wear resistance and edge retention. The full flat grind makes it an excellent slicer, with a wide belly for extra cuting area to work with. Textured G10 handles provide grip even when wet, and a sub-3" blade length combined with a non-locking mechanism make it an ideal EDC for those in locales with stricter knife laws.
4. Tombow Airpress

4. Tombow Airpress

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Tombow
Model
Airpess
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$
Built with an ergonomic shape, rubberized coating, and self-pressurizing ink technology, the Tombow Airpress is equipped for tough and reliable everyday carry. When you click the pen to advance its writing tip, you also pressurize the ink cartridge, letting you write upside down, in the cold, or even on wet paper. Its thicker barrel size and elastomer coating make it a more comfortabe full-size pen for EDC that's easier to write with when wearing gloves, too.
3. Peak Design Tech Pouch

3. Peak Design Tech Pouch

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Peak Design
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Tech Pouch
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$$
When it comes to organizing your tech gadgets, look no further than the Peak Design Tech Pouch. This high-capacity organizer offers EDC-worthy durability with its weatherproof 200D nylon exterior and hardware. It opens to reveal an accordion-style asortment of slip pockets and zippered compartments, with elastic loops for tidying cables and securing loose gadgets. A charging cable pass-through helps you keep your tech topped up while on the go, too.
2. Leatherman Raptor

2. Leatherman Raptor

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Leatherman
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Raptor
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$$$
The Leatherman Raptor offers a unique toolset in its 420HC stainless steel medical shears, ring cutter, oxygen wrench, rescue hook/seatbelt cutter, and carbide glass breaker tip. These US-made shears also collapse down to a compact 5" length and come equipped with a pocket clip for ease of carry. For easier access and quicker deployment, you can also carry the Raptor in its open configuration with Leatherman's included polymer holster for a belt or PALS webbing. It's been a popular staple of EMTs and First Responders, as well as EDCers looking to put together a capable survival kit.
1. CIVIVI Elementum

1. CIVIVI Elementum

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CIVIVVI
Model
Elementum
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$$
Taking the top spot in this month's roundup is a relatively new contender for one of the best budget knives you can buy for your money. The Elementum checks a lot of boxes for most value-minded EDCers: a 2.96" blade length makes it legal to carry in more locales, while its drop point geometry and wide belly give you plenty of blade to work with. Its respectable D2 tool steel is strong enouh to hold up for daily tasks, while a liner lock mechanism offers both security and ease of use. G10 scales, jimping throughout, and an included pocket clip make it easy to carry both in the hand and in the pocket. Finally, a flipper tab makes for quick deployment you'd expect on a modern knife.

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

To keep up with past trending gear, be sure to check out our round-up archives.

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