Everyday Carry

Trending Gear: January 2022

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
Reviewed by:
Bernard Capulong
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
14+ Years Reviewing EDC Products
Trending Gear: January 2022

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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 January you were interested in a compact hygiene tool, an iconic pen, and a sleek caddy for your EDC. Let's take a look at all the gear you were most interested in…


The Most Popular Gear from January 2022


Topo

10. Topo Designs Micro Accessory Bag

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Topo Designs
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Accessory Bag
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$
At 4.75" x 3.25", the Micro holds the smallest pieces of gear you might carry in your day to day, keeping them all in one spot for easy retrieval, in colorful designs for easy identification, too. It’s made out of 1000D nylon, which is weather resistant, with an interior lined with 210D nylon pack cloth for easy cleaning. Last but not least, a paracord zipper pull on its YKK zipper makes the bag easy for regular use. You can pick one up at the link below, and be sure to check out Topo Designs’s other sizes for larger storage needs.
Victorinox

9. Victorinox Nail Clippers

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Victorinox
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8.2055.CB
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$
The Victorinox Nail Clippers bring Swiss quality and sharpness to nail maintenance on the go. The stainless steel clippers also include a file, keychain loop, and an intuitive closing mechanism which make for a compact everyday hygiene tool. They're razor sharp out of the box and stay sharp for years, and come in the perfect form factor to slip into your dopp kit or leave on your keychain for trimming emergencies. Level up your drugstore clipper game with some of the best in the business at the link below.
Spyderco

8. Spyderco Yojimbo 2

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Spyderco
Model
C85GP2
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$$$$
Designed by renowned personal defense trainer Michael Janich, the Yojimbo has a modified wharncliffe blade that has one of the most unique shapes in Spyderco’s catalog. Deployed with the signature Round Hole, the 3.175” length provides ample cutting surface for a multitude of tasks, a sharp point for piercing tasks, and all while still keeping a pocket-friendly size. Hollow ground S30V steel keeps the edge razor sharp for a good long while, while textured G10 scales and a four-position pocket clip guarantee swift deployment with a secure grip from any carry position. Grab one now from the link below.
Benchmade

7. Benchmade 535BK-4 M390 Bugout

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Benchmade
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535BK-4
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$$$$
On the 535BK-4, the iconic and versatile Bugout blade is executed in a DLC-coated, blacked-out M390 steel, one often found in the highest end of knives offering one of the best edge retentions in the business. The blade comes 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. 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.
Maxpedition

6. Maxpedition Mini Pocket Organizer

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Maxpedition
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Mini Pocket Organizer
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$
The Mini is the middle child in Maxpedition’s line of pocket organizers, after the Micro and before the Fatty. It measures in at a compact 4” x 6” x 0.75”, which is small enough to fit inside any bag or sling but big enough to hold most compact to mid-sized pocket gear. Inside you’ll find 10 sizes of elastic loops to hold onto all shapes and sizes of your essentials like flashlights and knives. This includes 2 double-width loops on one side and one triple-width on the other for larger items like a multi-tool or small notebook. Behind these loops you’ll find wide slip pockets for everything else you might want to store.
Victorinox

5. Victorinox Hunstman

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Victorinox
Model
1.3713
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$
The Hunstman is one of Victorinox’s most popular Swiss Army Knives and for a good reason: a rich feature makes it practical for both outdoor adventures and for EDC. You have access to a 3.6" long Sandvik stainless steel knife, perfect for everyday cutting tasks. It also comes with a wood saw, which allows you to cut through branches, ropes, and small pieces of wood when you go hiking or camping. The addition of a pair of scissors allows you to do more delicate and precise cuts if needed. But the practicality doesn’t stop there—you get 12 other functions to help you out. It features two different screwdrivers, a can opener, a bottle opener, a smaller blade, Victorinox’s signature toothpick and tweezers and even a corkscrew to open up a nice bottle of wine during a picnic, just to name a few

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Olight

4. Olight i3E EOS

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Olight
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i3E EOS
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$
Built on the design of the original i3S, the i3E shaves off about .38” in length, simplifies the user interface to a single mode, and slashed the price in half with the i3E ("E" meaning economic). Its Philips Luxeon TX LED pushes 90 lumens through a TIR lens for a bright, smooth beam. It’s still powered by a single AAA battery, waterproof to IPX8 standard, and constructed from hard anodized aluminum. It makes a great candidate for a simpler EDC and an attractive option for a budget-friendly backup too. It's not too late to add one to your keychain or backup EDC, check it out at the link below.
Parker

3. Parker Jotter

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Parker
Model
1953170
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$
When you think of a stainless steel retractable ballpoint pen, it’s hard not to envision the Parker Jotter. This is the quintessential design that’s been around for ages, and continues to provide value and performance to this day. The stainless steel body comes in a shape familiar to most, and it also comes in other variants that feature different colors and materials. Inside, it usually comes with the ubiquitous blue Parker Quinkflow refill, and because that shape and design has become an industry standard of sorts, it can be converted into a gel pen or a write-anywhere pen by changing refills.
Streamlight

2. Streamlight MicroStream

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Streamlight
Model
66318
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$
The Streamlight Microstream is a classic AAA-sized design that continues to trend on our charts because of its pocketable size and performance for its price. Two versions of the light remain popular and relevant today: the original MicroStream, a compact, 3.6" long penlight that takes AAA alkaline batteries, and the MicroStream USB, a slightly larger upgrade that runs on a rechargeable li-ion cell. Both lights use the same rubberized tail switch that for operation: a half press gives you momentary on, and a full press gives you a constant and useful 45-lumen output on the original AAA model, while the USB version offers a 50-lumen Low that runs for 3.5 hours and a 250-lumen High with a 1.5-hour runtime.
Urban

1. Urban EDC Supply Urban Organizer

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Urban EDC Supply
Model
Urban Organizer
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Just released
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$$
Made out of genuine Horween leather sourced in the USA, the Urban EDC Supply Urban Organizer offers a stylish way to showcase your gear, and starts off the year as the most popular item for January. Measuring in at 6.3“ x 4.72”, the Urban Organizer has more than enough room to carry common EDC tools. On the front are three separate slots designed to carry a pocket knife, a flashlight, and a pen (or similar-sized items) and to keep them from scratching against each other. The middle compartment is about as big as the organizer itself and is suited towards carrying things like a passport or notebook. Finally a smaller back pocket handles essential cards or a bit of cash. Aside from its durable leather construction, the Urban Organizer is saddle-stitched by hand with thick waxed poly cord.

Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations


About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief


About the Reviewer
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

Discussion (4 total)

Rob M ·
Hey Mikey, typo in the Victorinox Huntsman entry.
Andre ·
Hey does anyone know the pen in the picture for No 8 Spyderco Yojimbo 2? I like the look of that but can't find it anywhere
Paul M ·
It’s a tactile turn.
If you search for the Yojumbo 2 you can find the original post.
Re No.7 All is true except, that “maroon” color? It’s more like magenta or pinkish-red in other words, and definitely not maroon.

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