Red Essentials to Ring in the Lunar New Year

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Red Essentials to Ring in the Lunar New Year

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Red is a popular color to add to most EDC setups, thanks to its association with festivals, boldness, and even danger. Whether you’re looking to get into the spirit of the Lunar New Year, looking to add a striking accent and visibility to your EDC, or just really like the color, check out our crimson-colored gear suggestions to round out your EDC and cover your bases this year.

Olight S1R Baton II Limited Edition

Olight S1R Baton II Limited Edition

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S1R Baton II
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Clad in a color combination that’s perfect for celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year, this limited edition red and gold Olight S1R Baton II features 1000 lumens of maximum output from its compact, IPX8-rated aluminum body. It includes a fast-charging magnetic cable and a proprietary Olight 550mAh IMR battery, but will take other CR123and 16340 batteries as well. The gold-anodized dual-direction clip matches the light’s bezel and allows for deep pocket carry and the ability to attach the light to the brim of a hat for hands-free usage. This festive light, with its lively colorway and sprightly performance, is the perfect gift to treat yourself or others to for the new year.
Casio G-Shock Carbon Core Guard GA-2100-4A

Casio G-Shock Carbon Core Guard GA-2100-4A

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Casio G-Shock
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GA-2100-4A
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This latest Casio model is a thin and lightweight watch that still exhibits the toughness and traits of the G-Shock brand. The name Carbon Core Guard refers to the thin layer of strong and light carbon fiber used to reinforce the resin case, allowing this watch to wear comfortably at under 12mm thick while still retaining 200m water resistance and rock-solid shock resistance. The 45mm case features a combination analog and red-backlit digital display, including lumed watch hands and a day-of-the-week indicator. One of the original colors available is the vibrant red that you see here, perfect for a casual—if a little bold—EDC watch statement.
Leatherman Charge Plus G10

Leatherman Charge Plus G10

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Leatherman
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Charge Plus
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This version of the Leatherman Charge Plus features bright red lightweight textured G10 scales that help with grip and comfort during use. At only 4“ long when closed, this pocket toolbox provides 18 different locking functions to your daily carry, all with one-handed deployment. Among these, it includes regular and needlenose pliers, screwdrivers, scissors, a saw, multiple bits, and a premium 2.9-inch S30V stainless steel blade. A replaceable pocket clip and a quick release lanyard ring provide you with carry options. With scales that improve use and visibility, this version of the Charge Plus is an excellent choice for your EDC multi-tool.
Kershaw Mini Natrix

Kershaw Mini Natrix

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Kershaw
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Mini Natrix
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The Kershaw Mini Natrix is a scaled-down and more affordable version of the popular Zero Tolerance 0770, also made by Kai USA. This quick-flipping, fidget-friendly folder features KVT ball bearings for smooth deployment, and a sub-framelock for weight savings and a solid lock up. The black 2.75“ 8Cr13MoV blade is more than capable for EDC cutting tasks, and a reversible deep-carry pocket clip makes it easy to take along for everyday pocket carry. The bright red G-10 handles of this version provides a bit of texture and grip during use, and sets off the knife’s design lines nicely, combined with the all-black hardware. Nice and compact at 1.97 ounces, this mini version of one of the brand’s most popular designs is a great choice for your main or backup knife.
RovyVon A3x Lucky Red

RovyVon A3x Lucky Red

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RovyVon
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A3x
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The A3x from RovyVon comes as an evolution of their popular keychain lights, upgrading the output of the Cree XP-G3 S5 LED to 650 lumens while improving the button design and lengthening the chassis by 5mm for easier operation. A change in the user interface provides mode memory so you can turn it on at the brightness level you last used, and makes the strobe function less likely to be accidentally accessed. The 260 mAh internal battery fully charges in 70 minutes with the integrated micro USB port, giving the light a quick turnaround for extended periods of use. Invite a little fortune into your life this year with their Lucky Red version, clad in an IP65-rated weather-resistant red anodized aluminum body.
Osprey Arcane Large Day Pack

Osprey Arcane Large Day Pack

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Osprey
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Arcane Large Day
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The Large Day Pack arrives as a flagship bag as part of Osprey’s new Arcane series, which features cleaner aesthetics executed in a recycled polyester fabric designed to be refined to the touch, yet tough enough for everyday use. This 20-liter Large Day Pack features a padded sleeve for documents and up to a 15“ laptop. A mesh-covered foam back panel keeps you comfy during use, while a quick-release aluminum security hook integrated into the harness allows you to loop it around a stationary object to keep your belongings safe when not on the move. A stretch water bottle pocket lets you bring along some hydration, while a large zippered scratch-free pocket in the front panel and a key clip help you with your gadgets and smaller items. Show off a bit of style and elegance this year with the subdued Mud Red version featured here.
Decadent DM1 Minimalist

Decadent DM1 Minimalist

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Decadent
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DM1
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Thanks to a unibody construction machined from a from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminum, the Decadent DM1 Aluminum Wallet allows you to securely carry up to 4, 5, 8 or 12 cards with the wallet’s patented Compliant Mechanism. The design relies on perfect machining to achieve internal shaping that positively retains your cards without the use of screws, magnets, or straps, while providing an audible and reassuring click when fully inserted. Depending on how many cards it’s meant to carry, this simple design can weigh from 25 grams to as little as 13. The ultra-lightweight DM1 with a Type II red anodized finish is a good way to pack in some flair in your pocket this year.
Victorinox Hunter Pro M Alox

Victorinox Hunter Pro M Alox

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Victorinox
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Hunter Pro M Alox
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When you need a knife made for hunting expeditions but can just as easily transitions into everyday carry, the Victorinox Hunter Pro M Alox combines classic design elements with aluminum scales for durability and enhanced grip no matter where you use it. The 3 and 7/8 inch plain edge blade requires two-handed opening, reminiscent of traditional slipjoint designs, but gets securely held in place with a functional backlock mechanism. A removable clip lets you keep this knife secure in your pocket, while a bright red paracord pendant helps with grip and retrieval. With the traditional performance and reliability of a Victorinox hunting knife clad in aluminum scales that feature its iconic color and logo, the Hunter M Pro deserves consideration as your daily hard-use driver.

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A Vicky, olight , g shock and a leatherman. Solid post!