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Trending Gear: November 2020

Mikey Bautista
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Trending Gear: November 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 November you were digging affordable EDC knives, fun fidget tools, and a versatile titanium pen. Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…


The Most Popular Gear from November 2020


10. Fox Knives Vox Suru

10. Fox Knives Vox Suru

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Fox Knives
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FX-526ALO
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The Fox Knives Vox Suru stands out as a premium choice for a compact pocket knife, featuring designer Jesper Voxnaes’s distinct aesthetics, a robust build made for actual knife work, and great ergonomics. While the specs seem to be for a small knife with a 2.32" blade tucked into a 3.51" handle, it flips open into a usable form factor thanks to the dual finger choil design. Opened up, the Bohler N690 blade comes in a practical drop point shape that features excellent edge retention and superior corrosion resistance. Flick it out using the flipper tab, or slow roll it using the thumb cutout to be more discreet. Retraction is easy and reliable thanks to a steel lockbar insert reinforcing the framelock mechanism built into the beefy aluminum handles. The pronounced cutout on the handle mirrors the finger choil on the blade to give you a good grip, while milled holes keep the weight down to 3.0 ounces. A simple yet elegant wire clip facilitates pocket carry, and a lanyard hole in the backspacer allows you to add some cordage or your favorite bead.
9. 5.11 Standby Card Wallet

9. 5.11 Standby Card Wallet

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5.11
Model
56464
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$
This 4" x 3" heavy-duty cardholder features genuine leather construction and a simple yet secure snap closure flap. It’s able to accommodate up to 15 of your business, ID, travel, or credit cards, holding 10 in the main compartment and 5 in the easy access elastic back pocket. The slim and compact profile lets you slip the Standby Card Wallet into a pocket, pouch, or pack without creating unnecessary bulk. You can get it in a Black, Ranger Green, or a MultiCam colorway, allowing you to pair it perfectly with the rest of your kit, or give your EDC a bit of a tactical spin.
8. CRKT Pilar

8. CRKT Pilar

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CRKT
Model
5311
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Amidst a sea of innovative and aggressive designs, the simple and unassuming CRKT Pilar continues to trend on our charts as a small, yet functional EDC knife. The distinct, minimalist design comes from knife designer Jesper Voxnaes, and it bears some of the features and qualities of his more expensive work. The thumbhole cutout deploys the 2.4" sheepsfoot satin-finished blade. The 8Cr13MoV blade steel is a common choice at this price point, but its ability to hold a decent edge and sharpen easily can be appreciated in a daily beater knife. The tough framelock design helps the Pilar fit in that role. It offers good ergonomics thanks to the blade’s integrated forward finger choil and the aggressive cutout on the handle, providing comfort and confidence during use. Finally, a robust stainless steel pocket clip mounts on the framelock side of the handles, offering tip-up or tip-down carry.
7. Kershaw Chill

7. Kershaw Chill

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Kershaw
Model
3410
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When you first take a look at the Kershaw Chill you’ll notice the bead-blasted matte finish on the narrow drop-point blade. This shape makes it ideal for both slicing and piercing work. The plain edge blade measures in at 3.13“ and made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, which is resistant to wear and corrosion while featuring a good edge retention. The blade is held in place via a liner lock to keep the slim profile, and it features an ambidextrous operation via a flipper tab. The Chill’s G10 scales are both lightweight and very durable keeping the knife’s weight down to 2 ounces. The material is designed to be grippy, so the handles give you a confident hold on your knife even if you hands are wet. They come with a slight curve, giving the knife a stylish profile. Last but not least, a pocket clip lets you carry in the tip down position, while a lanyard hole offers extra options for carry, personalization, and retrieval.
6. Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit

6. Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit

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Helikon-Tex
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Micro Med Kit
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The Helikon-Tex Micro Med Kit is a made in the USA kit that measures 4.2 x 6.5”, which is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The kit is made from 100% nylon and weights only 0.7 oz when empty, so it’s easy to EDC .The first thing you’ll notice is the paramedic cross, which is made out of reflective material for visibility. When you open it, you’ll notice that it has a bi-fold style of organization. It features two main pockets for bare medical essentials; one medium-sized which can fit medical gloves, and a larger one for items like gauze and burn pads. Aside from the two main pockets, one of the sides features two smaller pockets where you can store tiny essentials like plasters, Q-tips, or medication. It also comes with a rubberized top handle to give you different carry options.
5. Spyderco BaliYo Wing

5. Spyderco BaliYo Wing

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Spyderco
Model
YCN102
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“Flipping” a balisong is both a skillful and fidget-friendly practice which lets the user display their dexterity. Of course, getting to the point where you can use a balisong and perform tricks with it takes quite a bit of practice. This is why trainers like the Spyderco BaliYo exist, giving you all the fun and none of the finger-chopping danger. While the BaliYo is designed to be a pen, its three-pronged construction with weighted handles lets you simulate flipping, allowing you to practice and fidget with safety. The Wing is an improved version of the original BaliYo, featuring wider handles with longitudinal slots that give it better stability, durability, and ergonomics. The pen measures 4.25“, weighs less than 1 ounce and it features a wire pocket clip, making it easy to carry. Finally, as a nod to an EDC favorite, the BaliYo can take the Fisher Space Pen ink cartridge as its refill.
4. Lifidea Aluminum Infinity Cube

4. Lifidea Aluminum Infinity Cube

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Lifidea
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Aluminum Infinity Cube
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The Lifidea Aluminum Infinity Cube is an aluminum alloy cube composed of eight smaller, articulated cubes designed to give you plenty of fidget options. You can move them around and make different shapes or fold them back into original cube, hence its “infinity” name. The aluminum alloy gives the cube a solid weight (5.8 oz/165g to be exact), so you’re actually also exercising your fingers while you play, which is useful if you play an instrument or need rehabilitation. It measures 1.57“ on all sides and is small enough to fit comfortably in your hand. You can carry the cube by itself or use the included case as an extra carry option.
3. Maxpedition R-7 Razorshell Knife Case

3. Maxpedition R-7 Razorshell Knife Case

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Maxpedition
Model
453B
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There isn't always enough room in your pockets especially for larger tools like knives, and throwing your backup blades into your bag isn't always the best option to protect them or the rest of your gear when they're packed loose. A purpose-built case like Maxpedition's R-7 Razorshell knife case takes care of the problem with ease and sits third on our list for November. It can store up to a 7" folding or fixed blade (or even other loose EDC essentials) into its faux shearling-lined 1000D nylon main compartment, ensuring the safe and scratch-free safety of your reserve slicer. Adding to the protection is a triple coat of water-resistant PU and Teflon fabric protector to ensure the elements stay out and your gear stays dry. A sturdy #10 YKK and handy grab handle round out the Razorshell's hardware, and ensures ease of use and everyday carry capability.
2. CRKT Provoke First Responder

2. CRKT Provoke First Responder

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CRKT
Model
4042
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$$$$
Last month's second most popular item comes with one of the most innovative mechanisms we've seen on a folding knife in recent years. The Caswell-designed Provoke features a D2 steel blade that measures 2.14“, which might seem small, but when coupled with the morphing Karambit shape, it becomes very proficient at cutting and slicing. This blade features a Titanium Nitride black finish that, not only makes it look great, but also adds durability and edge retention. The knife is quite pocketable, measuring a little over 5” when closed and weighting in at 6.1 oz. The handles are made out of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum for extreme toughness. The pocket clip is built around the finger hole and sits flush with the handle, staying out of the way when the Provoke is in use. Finally, what sets this “First Responder” edition of the knife apart is the addition of a ceramic glassbreaker stud for emergency situations and a sheath for portability.
1. BigIDesign Ti Click EDC

1. BigIDesign Ti Click EDC

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BigIDesign
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Ti Click EDC
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$$$
The Ti Click EDC is designed from the ground up to be the most refill-compatible clicky pen out there thanks to its expanding design, and sits at the top of the trending charts for November. It achieves its multi-refill compatibility using one of BigIDesign's best innovations. The tip of the pen features an auto-adjusting collet that grabs onto refills the way the end of a power drill clamps around a bit. This feat of engineering secures the refill within the body so tightly it prevents any wiggle or play when you're writing for a smoother experience. The namesake titanium body also expands from a compact 4.64” to a comfortable and balanced 5.11” length depending on the refill you put inside. The shorter configuration accepts Parker-style ballpoint refills, while the longer accepts a standard rollerball or gel refill. In addition to the grip collet and expanding body, BigIDesign created their own super-smooth and nearly silent nock mechanism to extend to the refill.

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BRANDON M FISHER ·
I had a pen price limit of $50 and the Refyne EP1 bolt action pens are absolutely amazing quality for the money, and their customer service is TOP notch.

However, since I ALWAYS carry 1-2 pens in the pen pocket of my LAPG Atlas STS Pants & Shorts, i wanted something with a screwing closed cap so no dust and link would get on the tio of the refill itself. So fast forward to the Ti Arto EDC Pen i bought and got this past Monday on November 30, 2020.

All i can say is that for ME, its absolutely amazing. Its VERY light, and therefore very easy to write with, the actual machining quality is just fantastic and super smooth, the cap is postable on BOTH ends, oh and did i mention it can use OVER 750+ different refills 😎👍🙂 I know that $90 is a LOT of money for a single pen, but in the world of HQ pens, its really not that much, and I had 10% off so got it for $81/shipped.

Anyway, I loved it so much that just two days later, on December 2nd, i ordered an Antique Black Ti Pocket Pro pen. I will be leaving that one at home, and carrying my Ti Arto EDC and my grey Refyne EP1 with me at all times. My Ti Pocket Pro and my black Refyne EP1 will be staying at home on my desk. Truly the best of both worlds IMO 😁

The super lightweight, auto adjustment collette of the Ti Pocket Pro and Pocket Pro Click make them a fabulous EDC Pen, and are just a marvel of new engineering that needs to be used to be appreciated 😉😃

I consider myself VERY lucky to have 2x Ti Bigidesign pens and 2x Refyne EP1 pens, and having both is very nice, and truly the best of both worlds!!!

So anyone on the fence about the Bigidesign Ti pens AND the Refyne EP1 pens (which are HIGHLY underrated), i say go for it, and you can thank me later 😉 Both are very HQ writing instruments that will literally last forever probably. Just take your pick. Titanium (Bigidesign) or Stainless Steel (Refyne).......
BRANDON M FISHER ·
Oh, I just wanted to mention this quickly. Im not the biggest fan of the Fisher Space Pen refills (even though my last name is Fisher LoL 😁), so I just bought the Dango A10 Bifold wallet adapter and a 3x pack of the Dango notebooks, because I didn't want to use the Dango pen, since it uses Fisher/Schmidt pressurized refills that I hate.

Well anyway, since I love my Machine Era Markup Pen, but HATE its TERRIBLE pocket clip, i took the clip off and now I use it with my Dango A10 + Bifold adapter, instead of the Dango pen. So now I have a REALLY nice and HQ SS Machine Era pen in place of the Dango one and couldn't be ANY happier. The ME Markup fits in the pen slot like a glove, and uses gel Pilot G2 refills in it. So I finally have a great use for my ME Markup Pen, instead of it just collecting dust at home.

The A10 + ME Markup setup is just fantastic (and a little bit heavy) since I can use gel ink instead of ballpoint ink, and the fit couldn't be ANY better if Dango made the pen slot for the ME Markup LoL 😂

So if anyone else doesn't like the pressurized refills or want to spend the extra money for the Dango pen, and just buy the A10 Bifold adapter and Notebooks, and wants to use gel ink instead, spend the extra money on the ME Markup ($45), and you'll have an amazing gel setup that will last forever 🙂