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Trending Gear: October 2021

Mikey Bautista
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Trending Gear: October 2021

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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 interested in multi-tools with titanium, one of the best Bugouts yet, and a super-compact keychain knife! Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…


The Most Popular Gear from October 2021


JETBeam

10. JETBeam RRT03 Rotary Flashlight

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JETBeam
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RRT03
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$$
The RRT in the model name means it comes from JETBeam's Rapid Response Tactical series, and the use of both a tail switch for quick activation and a stainless steel twist ring for easy output control fulfill on that designation. It’s easy to pocket and bring along thanks to its compact 3.65" long IPX-8 rated aircraft aluminum body and the attached skeletonized pocket clip. The RRT03 comes with a micro USB-rechargeable 18350, but can also accept CR123A and 16340 battries, and even larger formats like the 18500 or 18650 thanks to optional extension tubes.
Joby

9. Joby GripTight ONE Micro Stand

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Joby
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JB01492
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$
One of the big problems with traditional tripods and camera equipment is how big and unwieldy they can be, but the Joby GripTight ONE micro stand tosses this issue out the window by having a super compact form factor that, when folded, can literally fit inside your pockets. Its adjustable cellphone holder uses springs as well as rubberized ends; this way, no matter which size phone you have, you get a tight, secure grip. Once mounted, you can rotate the holder a full 360° and tilt it up or down so you can get the angle that you need. You can also detach the holder from the tripod to mount pretty much anything that’s compatible with the thread, like smaller cameras or lights. The Joby GripTight ONE is a super compact, super versatile stand that’ll act as that bystander taking your picture without any of the awkward interaction.
CRKT

8. CRKT Techliner

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CRKT
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TPENBOND
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$

The CRKT Techliner is constructed with lightweight and durable 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, weighing only 1.4 ounces and making it a joy to carry and write with while being tough enough to hang with the rest of your gear. The ergonomic body has a machined grip section that offers a comfortable and secure hold when in use. Plus, it features the signature magnetic cap system from its upscale inspiration, the original Ti2 Design TechLiner: both ends use magnets to secure the cap from loss during transit and use, as well as allows the pen to stick on metallic surfaces, useful in some work environments (and fun in others!). Beyond skin deep, it comes with the popular Fisher Space Pen cartridge, giving you write-anywhere capability.
Nitecore

7. Nitecore T4K

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Nitecore
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T4K
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$$

As its name suggests, the Nitecore T4K sports an impressive maximum output of 4,000 lumens despite measuring only 3.24“ and weighing in in at 2.72 oz. This amazing output is achieved thanks to the combination of 4 x CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs and a built-in 1,000 mAh li-ion battery that you can recharge via USB-C. It features an anodized aluminum construction with IP54-rated water- and impact resistance to withstand the rough and tumble of keychain carry. Its dual button interface grants access to 5 different brightness settings, from a 1-lumen Ultralow up to its 4,000-lumen Turbo: a dedicated power button turns the light on and off, and a Mode button lets you cycle through its levels. You’ll know which mode you’re currently in and exactly how much runtime you have left thanks to its unique built-in OLED screen.
Leatherman

6. Leatherman Charge+ TTi

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Leatherman
Model
832537
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$$$$

Among Leatherman's many useful and iconic tools, there's one that stands out as one of their most popular and robust models. Today we're featuring the Charge+ TTi, the heavy-duty upgrade to Leatherman's original Charge+. Built for the outdoorsy EDCer, the Charge+ makes for a solid trail companion with a robust set of 19 total functions, including the upgraded replaceable wire cutters in the TTi, and even better materials for the rest of the tools. With a titanium body, the Charge+ TTi is incredibly lightweight for its size, at 8.89 ounces. At four inches long when closed, it's not too big for your pockets but has enough length to give you the leverage you need for heavier tasks. And with its new S30V steel knife blade, the included straight-edge is sharp enough to be your daily driver.
Bestech

5. Bestech Beluga

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Bestech
Model
BG11E-2
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Just released
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$$
If you’re in the market for a mid-size folding knife with a modern look, the Bestech Beluga is definitely worth your attention. Measuring in at a respectable 3.125", the drop point blade stands out thanks to its two-tone appearance. The black finish starts at the spine of the blade where the jimping lies and extends all the way to the tip. This gives it a nice contrast with the satin finish of the D2 steel blade. The G-10 handles feature precision-cut ergonomics for a comfortable and secure grip; use of the material also keeps the overall weight down at a lighter 3.8 oz. They also feature a hi-vis orange colorway, making it easier to find inside a messy bag or if you ever drop the knife in the outdoors. A flipper tab is in charge of deployment, enhanced by ceramic ball bearings for a smoother opening. Once the blade is out, it’s held securely in place via a liner lock. Once you’re done with your work, you can close up the knife and comfortably carry it thanks to its tip-up pocket clip.
Thyrm

4. Thyrm PyroVault

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Thyrm
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PyroVault
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$

A suit of armor for an EDC favorite fire source--the classic Zippo lighter--climbs back on our charts. The Thyrm PyroVault locks things down in an extremely durable, heat-resistant polymer enclosure sized to accommodate most butane and fluid windproof lighter inserts. It features aggressive grip surfaces and a spring-loaded latch for easy one handed use. Most importantly, its O-ring seal keeps elements out and minimizes fuel evaporation, making it a much more worthy companion for your outdoor excursions and less likely to run out of fuel when you're out in the field. The PyroVault also adds one of the most conspicuously absent features on a lighter: a pocket clip. The back of the PyroVault features a low-profile clip designed to attach to MOLLE/PALS webbing on your pack or other compatible gear.
Thrym

3. Thrym CellVault-18

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Thyrm
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CellVault-18
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$

When you need access to your batteries in times when every second counts, the Thyrm CellVault-18 might be the solution you’re looking for. It's designed to keep 1x18650 or 2x18350 batteries both protected from the environment and easily accessible. Measuring in at 7.5“ x 4”, it can accommodate a single 18650 cell or two 18350s, viewable from the clear side window, and protected with internal foam padding. Aside from keeping things versatile by occupying less than one MOLLE/PALS column, this size also helps keep the weight down at only 2 oz. The CellVault-18 protects batteries from the rough and tumble of EDC and field use thanks to its durable, double-layered construction. It also includes a waterproof O-ring seal rated to IPX7, which means that it can withstand water down to 2 meters for around 30 minutes, fending off damage from storms, splashes, and spills.
Benchmade

2. Benchmade 535BK-4 M390 Bugout

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Benchmade
Model
535BK-4
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$$$$
The latest Bugout in Benchmade's collection comes with a blacked-out M390 blade with dual maroon thumb studs, offering a striking color hit against the 535BK-4’s monochrome palette. These thumb studs match the maroon barrel standoffs in the handles, departing from the backspacer design of the previous premium Bugout. These 6061-T6 aluminum handles are the highlight of this model, offering full metal construction while still keeping the knife as light at possible at 2.5 ounces. They come in a starburst pattern, offering grip as well a sleek new style for the line. And of course, a reversible pocket clip covers the Bugout’s bases for EDC.
Gerber

1. Gerber Key Note

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Gerber
Model
‎30-001691
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$
In its fully-folded configuration, last month's most popular gear looks like any other small key fob or RFID pass anyone might have on their keys these days. But with a small flick of the minute starter tab, the Gerber Key Note reveals a stout sub-1“ blade that gives you just enough cutting surface to get tasks done right. With a shape that’s a cross between a tanto blade and a chisel, the Key Note is made to pierce and lightly pry material as needed. And with easily-sharpened 5Cr stainless steel, you can touch it up after going through more than a few cardboard boxes in hand. When you’re done, you can close the knife up into the aluminum handle with one motion, as there’s no lock needed.

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