Release Roundup: May 2022

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While we’ve been super busy putting together the best Father’s Day guides, a ton of excellent EDC releases came through our desks in the past few weeks. This guide highlights our favorite new gear you can check out right now.

WESN Microblade 4th Anniversary

Knifemaker WESN recently celebrated the 4th anniversary of their premium compact knife, the Microblade. It comes with a hardworking 1.5” D2 tool steel blade, deployed with fun and ease via flipper tab and secured with a framelock. Its handles come with a G-10 show side and a titanium scale with a clip, offering the best of both worlds of grip and premium materials. For this 4th anniversary, WESN released a unique Salmon colorway for the Microblade, which gives a striking accent for the knife, and it’s still available while supplies last from WESN at the link below.

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Distil Union New MagLock Sunglasses

Distil Union makes some of the most innovative and EDC-ready sunglasses available in all the classic styles you may be looking for to wear as an everyday essential. From construction to features, MagLock brings something unique to the table, starting with its ultra-flexible and durable TPU material in a combo Distil Union calls “Gnarlon.” It’s sustainable, flexible (perfect for large-headed individuals), and comes with a sleek matte non-slip finish. The lenses themselves come with the whole package of scratch resistance, polarization, and UV protection for any adventure you find yourself in. Last but not least, that “Mag” in the name refers to the strong neodymium magnets embedded in the arms. They help lock the arms onto your clothing and allow them to be stored on any magnetic surface, ready to grab and go. Check out the six new styles just released below!

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Cloud Defensive MCH Flashlights

Cloud Defensive’s MCH flashlights are some of the most exciting and purpose-built flashlights we’ve seen in a while, focusing on robust construction, a simple interface, and versatile configurations. The MCH comes in two sizes: a Full Size that uses an 18650 battery for longer runtime, and a Micro that uses 18350. You choose between EDC or High Candela for each light, in single or dual outputs, depending on your needs. The EDC versions come with a more natural tint and go up to 40,000 Candela/1400 Lumens/120 minutes (35,000 Candela/1200 Lumens/35 minutes on the Micro), and the High Candela is as advertised with 71,000 Candela/1100 Lumens/150 minutes (63,000 Candela/950 Lumens/50 minutes on the Micro) for throwier applications.

Each light is built from 6061 aluminum with type III anodization and IPX8 rated resistance and comes with both a proud tail switch for activation and a low-profile Thyrm clip for everyday carry. Pick up your choice in four colors from Cloud Defensive.

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Alpaka Zip Pouch Pro

The Zip Pouch Pro is Alpaka’s latest wallet solution, taking their regular Zip Pouch and upgrading it into a caddy with thoughtful slots for your favorite gear. It comes with an extra slot on the front, two more on the back, and the existing top and side zippers. The Zip Pouch Pro comes in VX21 X-Pac fabric that’s a crowd EDC favorite and, like its predecessor, comes compatible with Alpaka’s HUB Ecosystem of modular and magnetic accessories. It’s available for preorder now at a discounted price at the link below.

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Skullcandy x To Write Love on Her Arms Inequality Crusher Evo

Skulllcandy is no stranger to collaborations. This month, they’re making an important one with To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for the LGBTQIA+ community struggling with mental health and illness. Their Crusher Evo wireless headphones with customizable super-powered bass, 40 hours of battery life, and Tile finding technology come in a limited edition Rainbow Pride Colorway. A portion of each purchase goes to TWLOHA programs. Turn up the music and take pride in purchasing these bass machines for a good cause from Skullcandy below.

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PopSockets iPhone MagSafe Accessories

Apple’s new MagSafe system for their latest iPhones have opened up a whole new world of accessories, and PopSockets’ unique system of a retractable grip/stand is ready to play with your new phone. You can go as minimal or fully featured as you need with their catalog of options, from the simple PopGrip or PopWallet+ that connects directly to the back of the iPhone.Or you can get full protection with their PopCase that you can further customize with compatible sliding grips. And as usual with PopSockets, there are endless options for color, patterns, custom designs, and accessories like mounts. Check out the offerings at their Amazon storefront below.

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Huckberry x Leatherman Skeletool KBx

Our friends at Huckberry have partnered with top-tier multi-tool maker Leatherman on an exclusive colorway for their Skeletool KBx knife, giving you a versatile, lightweight blade for EDC. The KBx comes with a 2.6” combo edge made from 420HC stainless steel, which folds into 6061 aluminum handles in Huckberry’s limited edition Moss/Black Oxide colorway. A BottleClip clips the knife securely in your pocket, while ready open bottle tops at a moment’s notice. And at just 1.3 oz, the Skeletool KBx is an effortlessly efficient addition to your knife rotation.

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