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Everyday Carry Holiday Gift Guide 2018

If you’re like us, finding the right gear to EDC for ourselves is hard enough. Trying to find the perfect holiday gift for another like-minded EDCer can be a daunting, if not utterly exhausting task. How do you pick something they’ll appreciate, actually use, and be proud to carry? We're here to help. We’ve broken down 30 gift ideas for every kind of EDCer on your list.

Trending Gear: November 2018

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.

Over the past month of November, it you were most interested in slim knives, pen-shaped tools, unique wristwatches, and more…

The Best Cyber Monday EDC Deals 2018

Had a good Black Friday weekend? Well keep those minimalist EDC wallets handy because Cyber Monday is here to bring even more savings and sales. We know how hectic it can be to scour the web for great deals on solid EDC essentials, so we're doing the work for you. In this guide we're rounding up the best deals from retailers and brands you know and love to help you or those on your list equipped with some fresh gear as we head into the holidays. Keep it locked here and check back often for new deals as we'll be updating the guide in real time with more ways to save.

8 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tactical Adventurer

Black Friday has come and gone, and our wallets have had a weekend to recover. But now's not the time to let up! Cyber Monday is here, with even more great deals to not only wrap up the weekend of steals and deals, but also plan ahead for the holidays. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales for just one more day on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year that make great gifts for adventure seekers and anyone with an appreciation for rugged, tactical gear.

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The Best Black Friday EDC Deals 2018

It's that time, folks. Whip out those minimalist EDC wallets. Black Friday is finally here to kick off a weekend of savings and sales. We know how hectic it can be to scour the web for great deals on solid EDC essentials, so we're doing the work for you. In this guide we're rounding up the best deals from retailers and brands you know and love to help you or those on your list equipped with some fresh gear as we head into the holidays. Keep it locked here and check back often for new deals as we'll be updating the guide in real time with more ways to save.

10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas and Black Friday Deals

As we let the mountain of food from yesterday's holiday cool and our bellies settle from the festivities, it's time to turn our attention to the next big celebration. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we'd like to kick off the next feast of deals known as Black Friday. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales this weekend on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year. With plenty of gear for sale it's a great time to buy gifts for yourself or others from the brands that know EDC best, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for even more deals coming your way from our coverage this weekend!

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10 Best Early Black Friday EDC Deals from Huckberry

It's about that time to spread some holiday gear. More and more retailers are kicking off their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, making now the best time to get that gear you've been eyeing all year at a sweet price. Our friends at Huckberry have been a go-to resource for well-curated, stylish, high-performance essentials for everything from outdoor adventures to cozy living at home, and the EDC gear we depend on to get us there and back. Their Black Friday sales are already live, and they've got an especially impressive selection of bags, pouches, and wallets discounted. We've rounded up the 10 best deals for the EDC crowd from their shop in this guide to help you get a jump on this weekend's shopping frenzy.

Early Black Friday 2018 EDC Deals Happening Right Now

It's almost Thanksgiving here in the States, which means Black Friday is right around the corner. You know the drill: brands and retailers have been saving their biggest sales of the year for this weekend. Now's the best time to grab some new EDC gear for yourself or shop for holiday gifts all while saving some dough. But you don't have to actually wait until this Friday to score a deal for yourself. Plenty of great deals are already live leading up to the big event, and we've rounded up the best we could find on EDC gear in this guide. So don't wait 'til the turkey- and pie-induced food coma sets in: get a jump on the sales and lock in some savings right now, all from the comfort of your computer.

5 Best New EDC Knives Under $50 in 2018

When you're on a tight budget, it's easy to think that good EDC knives are out of reach. But it's actually entirely possible to pick up a solid everyday carry knife with the right design and craftsmanship, all without having to spend a pretty penny. In the past year or so in particular, several standout knives have been released that could change any negative preconceptions you might have about “budget” knives. In this guide, we'll round up five of our favorite knives under 50 dollars.

Best Budget Knives for EDC 2018

5 EDC Essentials from Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States. It's a day where we give thanks to the men and women in uniform that have served our country. There are plenty of vet-owned businesses out there, but the ones that specialize in gear are especially relevant to us over at Everyday Carry. These professionals have spent years in the field, and few people out there know what makes a great piece of gear as much as they do. As a way to show our appreciation, we've rounded up some of our favorite Veteran-made goods. Read on to check out some of our favorite picks!

5 Best EDC Lights Under $50 in 2018

With the days getting shorter and nights getting darker, now's the perfect time to rethink your current EDC light. And of all the gear you can carry, your flashlight is most likely to be due for an upgrade given how quickly flashlight technology advances. Luckily, a solid light with modern features doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. In this guide, we're rounding up 5 new and noteworthy lights released this year that can all be had for less than 50 bucks. There's a light for everyone here, with picks suited for tactical EDCs, classy carries, outdoor setups, and more.

Trending Gear: October 2018

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.

Over the past month of October, it you were most interested in slim cardholders, classy pocket knives, affordable divers, and more… Let's break it down.

5 New Multi-tools Under $50

You don't have to spend a pretty penny to get yourself a quality multi-tool for EDC, especially if you're just looking to cover your bases. In the past year, there have been quite a few affordable everyday carry multi-tools released recently that deliver the performance you need without breaking the bank. The wide variety of tools available also means that you can pick the one that's just right for your needs. And to help you along, we've rounded up our pick of some of the best recent EDC muilti-tools that you can grab for under 50 dollars right now.

10 Dopp Kits to Travel With in 2018

Of all the packing essentials in a traveler's kit, it's the dopp kit that's often the hardest to organize. After all, unlike tools with uniform sizes like flashlights or rectangular tech objects, your grooming or first aid supplies come in all shapes and sizes. So finding the right dopp kit that's versatile enough to take on the most unconventional gear is key for making the most of your travel EDC. And usually, if your dopp kit is organized enough to stash toiletries and grooming gear, it can double as an EDC pouch for when you're not on the road. In this guide, we're rounding up dopp kits and toiletry bags to help you tackle the task of packing for your next adventure. Below are 10 of our picks for the best dopp kits to EDC this year.

Reader's Choice: 5 Bags EDCers Want in 2018

Last week our team put together a list of exciting new bags that came out this past year that we'd love to get our hands on. After sharing our picks, we took to the comments and social media to see what you, the readers, were excited about too. In this guide we've listed the bags you've chosen, and we hope it gives you even more great bags to pick from as the holidays come up and the year comes to a close.

Staff Picks: 5 EDC Bags We Want in 2018

Believe it or not, the end of the year is almost here. We've seen plenty of exciting new releases over the course of 2018 that we can't help but think would make great upgrades to our own kit. In this series, our writers chime in with what gear we've been eyeing this year. We hope it'll serve as a good reminder of what came out this year and put you onto new gear you may have missed. Today we're rounding up EDC bags we've been geeking out over. Our shortlist has something for everyone, with bags suited for hiking, school and work, urban commutes, and much more.

5 Bags We Want Right Now