Buying Guides

10 Utility Pouches for Your EDC Bag

You might already have a great EDC bag that can fit all of your gear and then some. But if you're wasting time rummaging through your whole pack whenever you need something, your bag situation could use some help. 

Adding a few utility pouches to your EDC can provide just the organization and protection your bag needs. Think of them as useful bags within bags to help you organize, compartmentalize, and safeguard your gear even further. 

For the loose essentials you pack up and take out quickly, EDC organizers with all their loops and webbing might even be overkill. In this guide, we're looking at simpler solutions that focus less on compartments, bells, and whistles and more on convenience and quick access. 

Read on for a round-up of EDC-worthy bag-in-bag solutions from packing cubes to zip pouches and much more in between to suit any carry setup.

8 Tough Digital Watches for EDC in 2018

You've got the toughest gear in your pockets, but what about on your wrist? If you're constantly up against jobs too heavy for a dress watch or like to spend time outdoors, a “tough digital” watch in your EDC is the way to go. They're better built for any adventure than most analog watches, thanks to their shock resistance, rugged construction, and outdoor-friendly features. That's why you'll see plenty of military and law enforcement opting to go digital for those tough missions, too. In this updated guide, we're highlighting 8 more excellent digital watches tough enough for EDC.

Trending Gear: December 2017

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.

Last month, you were interested in really unconventional keychain items, Swedish knives, a swivel-head flashlight, and more. Let's see what you all were checking out this month.

Top 10 EDC Essentials of 2017

Hopefully you’re looking forward to the new year and all the fresh gear that’ll be releasing soon. But before we do, let’s take a moment to look back at what you, the readers, found to be the standout essentials in all the EDC submissions on the site. In this year-end review we’ve rounded up the most popular gear in each item category. The top items are certainly tried-and-true classics and solid picks to round out any EDC.

10 EDC-Worthy Gym Bags

As we close out the year, it's impossible to ignore the struggle that befalls most of us during the holidays: getting back into shape after a hearty month (or year!) of celebrations. And that struggle usually comes with an instant next step, which is to sign up for the nearest gym to get those resolutions in gear. Speaking of, as EDCers, what and how we carry our gear to the gym is part of the battle. After all, a well-packed, efficient, and convenient gym bag is one you'll pick up time and time again as you head out the door for your workout.

So we've put together a list of EDC-worthy gym bags to help you get organized as you get a head start on getting fit. They come with the right features, organization, and materials to help you stay on track. For those looking for hardy, buy-it-for-life materials to bags you can compact and take with you for fitness excursions when you travel, we've got something for you.

Reader's Choice: 5 Knives EDCers Want

Our recently team put together a list of EDC knives 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 lights you've chosen, and we hope it gives you even more great knives to pick from as the year comes to a close.

The Best CRKT Gear on Sale Right Now

CRKT makes solid everyday carry gear, especially when it comes to unique and innovative designs at affordable price points. And right now, a handful of those designs are on sale at Amazon to get you even more bang for your buck. Whether you're looking for a special last-minute gift for a fellow EDCer or you're looking to treat yourself to another knife for the collection, we've got you covered in this round-up.

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15 EDC Gifts Under $15 2017

How's that holiday gift shopping going? If you're still on the hunt for some last minute gifts, we can't blame you. Buying gifts can get expensive and getting them delivered in time is stressful enough. But don't worry — we've put together this list of 15 awesome, practical gifts anyone into everyday carry would enjoy. Best of all, they're $15 or less* and quick to ship. Time to save yourself some time, money, and headache and finally wrap up your gift search.

*As a heads up, the prices shown here reflect pricing on Amazon at the time this was published, and might change over time or go out of stock. For the most part, these picks don't fluctuate much higher in price, and you can also check other sellers for more stock.

Staff Picks: 5 EDC Knives We Want Right Now

It's almost the end of the year, and it's been a good one for EDCers. From knives to lights to bags to tech, there have been plenty of releases primed and ready to be added to our kit. We obviously love talking about gear around here, and with this series, the Everyday Carry staff have put together a few lists of the ones we can't wait to get our hands on. We hope it gives you a good idea of products that you may have missed throughout the year, and gets you as excited as we are to pick up the latest and greatest gear for your EDC.

The Best Leatherman Multi-tools for EDC

For many EDCers, Leatherman needs no introduction. The multi-tool maker has been covering bases and getting things done with their impressive array of tools for decades. But while they have plenty of options in their catalog, some multi-tools are better for EDC than others. Given how useful their tools are, it's a daunting task to pick the best one to carry, but we're here to help. In this guide we take a look at the most popular Leatherman multi-tools used for EDC by our very own community as well as new gear that we think can fill in when traditional multi-tools aren't an option. Whether you need a more compact, discreet tool or one for tackling heavy duty jobs, this guide will help narrow down your choices.

Trending Gear: November 2017

EDCers like you come to this site every day to submit their own gear and check out what everyone else is carrying these days. Looking at how others use their tools is a great way to learn how to make your own day-to-day that much easier or even find out about a new tool you never knew existed that could make all the difference in your setup.

Whatever the reason, every time you click on an item, you let others know what gear interests you most. All those clicks tally up and sort the Gear section in the top menu of the site in real time.

Now that November's over, we can highlight which gear had the most clicks and last month that ranged from pocketable fixed blades to new and classic multitools.

The Everyday Carry Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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.

The Best Cyber Monday EDC Deals 2017

There's no better time than now to grab some practical gifts for your friends, family, and maybe even your own EDC while you're at it. This weekend, online retailers are discounting some of your favorite EDC gear. The sales continue into Cyber Monday, and we've rounded up promotions that you can take advantage of right now from some of the bigger brands in the EDC industry below.

One quick tip before we get started: these deals, along with many of the recommendations in our forthcoming gift guides can be found on Amazon. If you haven't already, become an Amazon Prime member for super convenient, unlimited free 2 day shipping on tons of orders, streaming movies and TV shows, and early access to some of the limited promotions that'll pop up over the weekend. You can get started for free with a 30-day trial in time for the holidays right here.

The Best Black Friday EDC Deals 2017

There's no better time than now to grab some practical gifts for your friends, family, and maybe even your own EDC while you're at it. This weekend, online retailers are discounting some of your favorite EDC gear. Black Friday is off to a big start, and we've rounded up promotions that you can take advantage of right now from some of the bigger brands in the EDC industry below.

One quick tip before we get started: these deals, along with many of the recommendations in our forthcoming gift guides can be found on Amazon. If you haven't already, become an Amazon Prime member for super convenient, unlimited free 2 day shipping on tons of orders, streaming movies and TV shows, and early access to some of the limited promotions that'll pop up over the weekend. You can get started for free with a 30-day trial in time for the holidays right here.

Early Black Friday EDC Deals Happening Right Now

There's no better time than now to grab some practical gifts for your friends, family, and maybe even your own EDC while you're at it. This weekend, online retailers are discounting some of your favorite EDC gear. Better yet, you can get a head start on some of these deals before Black Friday officially starts from the comfort of computer. We've rounded up promotions that you can take advantage of right now from some of the bigger brands in the EDC industry below.

8 Wallet Cases for Your New iPhone

After weeks of waiting you finally added that shiny new iPhone to your EDC. Smartphones are without a doubt one of the more important items in your carry, and now that the new phone cycle is over it might be time to start thinking about some accessories to make your phone work for you. You’re probably going to want to protect your new investment anyway, so why not slim down your pockets at the same time and get a protective case that doubles as a wallet? Two birds, one stone. Whether you’re looking for a rugged case to protect your phone from drops, a stylish one to make your pockets a little lighter, or both we’ve gathered a few wallet cases made to fit your new iPhone.