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Distil Union Ferris System

At the end of the day, EDC is about adapting your gear to your needs. But sometimes, that translates to bringing more than you need, costing you both space in your pocket and time to reorganize if something isn’t working out. So with plenty of experience organizing and optimizing your pocket essentials, Distil Union have created a modular system to be the easiest way you build your carry every day. Thanks to a clever design, sleek aesthetics, and a healthy helping of magnets, the Ferris System makes your EDC out the door prep a breeze.

The Ferris System is designed to turn your two most-used essentials—your keychain and your wallet—into an adaptible system that lets you refit your carry as simple as possible. It consists of three core modules: the KeyLoop, KeyFolio, and the ModWallet, each designed around magnetic components that let you freely interchange, mix, and match modules as you need. Do you need a specific set of keys along with a compact multi-tool every day? Simply tap the KeyLoop onto each module to pick them up and stack them, ready to go. Need to add a drawer key or keychain flashlight to the pile? Just open up the KeyLoop and let the magnets do the work. No more fumbling around with split rings or carabiners.

The KeyFolio and ModWallet open up the options for how you carry your keys and other essentials while still being interchangable and complementary with each other. If you need more keys than usual or want to carry a locator, the KeyFolio neatly and quietly stores two stacks of modules (some of which you may have wanted to move off the KeyLoop). The ModWallet takes care of cash and card duty with special modules designed specifically for its two-across magnets, but each of those attachment points are still compatible with the rest of the Ferris modules. This means you can create your own hybrid EDC by stacking the cash, cards, and essential key or tool modules all within the same ModWallet.

As with the rest of Distil Union’s products, the Ferris System core products are wrapped in premium leather, while each of the modules come with neodymium magnets and TPU-backed nylon for durability and abrasion resistance. All those magnets means additional carry options as well, since both the Ferris components and modules can attach and be attached to any metallic surface. This is also where the optional ModStation comes into play, which is a “home base” for the Ferris System as well as the rest of the essentials you need as you’re on your way out the door. Grab and stack what you need when you’re heading out, and stick and store when you’re home for the day.

The Distil Union Ferris System opens up limitless possibilities for how you carry your essentials, making it fun and painless to build exactly what you need, when you need it. There’s still time to catch the Kickstarter campaign at the link below, already funded and well underway.

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CYCOP Daysling 2.0

When it comes to everyday bags, the sling holds a special place in EDCer's hearts; or more precisely, on their backs. Sitting in the compact space between overfilled pockets and cumbersome full-sized bags, a sling lets you carry and quickly access more essentials than you can fit in your pockets, while staying light and low-profile enough not to get in your way as you go about your day. With the DaySling 2.0, CYCOP aim to build the ultimate everyday sling that not only holds and organizes all the gear you need, but protects them from every harmful element, too.

Some key features were built into—literally—the very fabric of the DaySling 2.0. Sure, it had to easily carry all your stuff and keep things all in the right place, but that was the bare minimum for CYCOP. Their sling ensures you get to your gear as fast as possible, even one-handed, while also able to take on a heavier load in a pinch. The DaySling 2.0 is also designed to be safe from both natural and human elements with a multi-material and multi-storage system across 2 models to fit your precise EDC needs.

The gray Pro model is the DaySling's flagship model that comes with all the bag's core features, but trades complete waterproofing for a much tougher exterior that's able to resist cuts and heavy-duty wear and tear. This is managed via UHMWPE, or ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, an exceptionally strong material with high toughness and impact strength. If security is your focus, such as on a long commute or for travel, the Pro is the model for you. For the outdoors, however, the black Explorer model may be the one that fits your needs, which uses a waterproof tarpaulin PVC to keep moisture out. Whichever model you choose, an extra anti-shock EVA foam layer and 210D polyester inner layer completes the outer shell of the DaySling.

Its interior organization takes on a similar multi-layer approach. An outer “EXO” layer holds larger, quickly needed essentials like a jacket or umbrella, and beside it is the “CORE” main compartment that houses the majority of your gear in zip and mesh pockets. Next is the “PRO” layer that houses tablets up to 11” and other important flat essentials like a notebook or your passport, followed and completed by the “STEALTH” layer with no zippers, buttons, or noise, just a handy compartment secured by the magic of magnets. And speaking of magnets, adjustable straps with Fidlock hardware allow you to compress or expand the DaySling 2.0 from 6 to 13 liters, allowing plenty of versatility when you need it most.

A sling by nature makes it easy for you to swing the bag around from back to front for ease of access, but most of them are designed to be worn one way on a specific shoulder. The DaySling helps ambidextrous use and comfort thanks to a reversible, adjustable strap, with free-angle connection points so it stays comfortable no matter how you wear it.

Pack it all and protect it in sleek, technical style with the CYCOP DaySling 2.0, which has already met its funding goal with plenty of time for backers to pledge for a sling of their choice. Check out the Kickstarter campaign at the link below.

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MSTRMND Apex 3.0 Wallet

A good wallet is an essential part of any carry, but even the best-made wallets can turn into a bulky burden. A good wallet should help you avoid avoid bulk without sacrificing capacity, last you a long time, and protect your cards from damage or thieves. The Apex Wallet 3.0 by MSTRMND aims to be that wallet. The previous Apex Wallet was a huge crowdfunding success, and thanks to a few clever design tweaks and material upgrades the new version seems to be better in all the right ways.

At first glance, you’ll notice that the boxy design of the previous model has been updated with smooth, rounded corners throughout. This means that not only is the ergonomic design easier to handle, but it’s also more comfortable to carry. Plus, a benefit of having rounded corners is that it makes for a smooth retrieval as there are no sharp corners to get caught on anything in your pocket.

The new type-II military-grade anodized aluminum construction also benefits you in more ways than one. Not only does the RFID-shielding frame protect your personal information from people looking to steal it, but at only 1.5 ounces it likely weighs less than the cards you’ll put in it. Speaking of which, the Apex 3.0 can hold up to 7 cards and a few bills but thanks to the quality elastic band you can always add a few more if you need to. Combine the lightweight build with the fact that it’s only ⅓ inch thick, and you get a minimal wallet that can survive almost anything you throw at it.

Everyone carries differently, which is why the Apex 3.0 comes in both horizontal or vertical orientations and silver or black color options so you can pick whichever one best fits your style. Whichever one you choose will come with a quick-access thumb slot that makes getting to your cards in a pinch just one swipe away. If you’re usually wary of crowdfunding campaigns, this one has already been completely funded so there’s no guesswork involved here. Make sure to hit the link below and get one for yourself before all the perk options are gone.

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Dango Modular Watches

When you're at the top of your game, the biggest challenge is figuring out what to do next. It's easy to be stagnant rather than explore uncharted territory, but the thing is, nobody gets anywhere exciting or makes anything interesting by standing still. Now with a long history covering all the essentials in your pockets, Dango has set their sights on their next frontier: robust everyday watches. Built with the same care and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of their popular wallets and accessories, this new line is definitely worth your time.

In the spirit of covering your every adventure, the Dango Watches line comes in three models to match your everyday activities: Trek, Dive, and Chrono. All three watches feature a strong 45mm wrist presence built with 316L stainless steel and sapphire glass, protecting a beating heart in the form of a Swiss Ronda quartz movement.

The TK-01 Trek Watch's design takes its cues from the EDC-favorite field or officer's watch, but with materials turned up to 11. Its face features the style's signature dual 12- and 24-hour dials, with luminescent markings, polished silver indices for the outer dial, and a high-visibility second hand as key eye catches. No expense was spared for its strap, either. It features Dango's new patented interchangeable lugs (with quick-release spring bars) and offered in a luxurious Horween leather strap or nylon NATO style. Last but not least, a 50-meter water resistance and 45-month battery life round out the TK-01's complications.

The dive watch is arguably the most emblematic of EDC—a rock-solid watch with bold features and reliable performance on land or at sea. The DV-01 ticks all the boxes for this iconic style, with a few more thoughtful features added to the mix. Out of the collection, the DV-01 has a hardier 200-meter water resistance you would expect from a dive watch. Large luminescent markers light up its dial, with a date window at the 3 o'clock position and hi-vis yellow ends for its three hands. Finally, a notched, uni-directional rotating bezel rounds out the DV-01's case features. For its strap you have an option for either a metal bracelet or ventilated silicone sport band, both featuring Dango's interchangeable lugs.

Last but not least is the CR-01, Dango's chronograph offering. As expected from a watch in this style, its movement comes with more complications along with the most detailed case of the line. Three subdials are front and center with 30-second, 60-second, and 10-hour hands used for tachymeter and stopwatch complications, paired with a date window at the 3 o'clock position. Both the inner dial edge and bezel feature scale markings, with red accents on key indices and on the watch's main hands, as well as a bright red side button. For its straps the CR-01 comes with the interchange lugs and quick-release spring bars as the other watches, in a leather strap or metal bracelet option. Its clasp comes with a patented micro-adjustment buckle, allowing you to have the perfect fit every time without having to add or subtract links from the bracelet itself.

It's time to step up your watch game with Dango's new timepiece collection, built for any everyday carry and activity. All three watches are currently being launched on Kickstarter at special introductory prices, so be sure to check out the campaign at the link below.

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Pangea Designs Prylobite Keychain Knife

It’s no secret that keys are annoying to carry, and while your average carabiner gets the job done EDCers always keep a keen eye out for the perfect solution. With their new half-keychain half-multitool hybrid knife dubbed the Prylobite, Pangea Designs makes a strong case for why their new campaign should be on your radar. The Prylobite is the logical evolution of their popular Pickpocket suspension keychain clip, but this time it packs an even bigger punch.

Besides being a practical friction folder knife, the Prylobite offers a greay way to suspend your keys from a beltloop or pocket for easy retrieval and no more dreaded "pocket bulge." It puts a handy 1.7-inch S35VN steel blade with a gorgeous stonewashed finish right on your keychain. The suspension clip also doubles as a flipper tab, so one-handed deployment is a breeze. The clip flips up through the handle, resting perfectly under where you apply pressure with your thumb, which effectively holds the blade open while cutting. When not in use, the blade is mechanically locked closed via a micro carabiner attached through a well placed cutout in both the blade and handles. The integrated suspension clip alone makes the Prylobite unique in its function, but it has even more tools incorporated in its design.

A good knife is solid part of any multitool, but simply holding your keys hardly qualifies it as multi-functional. That's why the Prylobite also has a few more tools built into the hook's design, giving you a bottle opener, pry bar, ¼” wrench, and bit driver all in one discreet package that fits in the palm of your hand. These tools weren’t an afterthought either, the same attention to detail went into their design as well. For example, the bottle opener was made with a claw geometry to ensure a perfect opening on the first try and the pry bar was added to prevent people from being tempted by misuse that would otherwise lead to a broken knife tip. Rounding out its utilitarian design are scales made of G10, an excellent material for EDC given its durability, light weight, and grip.

While the Prylobite is a great tool for minimalists or those trying to slim down their carry, almost any EDCer can benefit from adding it to their pockets even if it's as a keychain backup to their primary carry. For a closer look at the Prylobite and all its features, check out Pangea Design's seventh fully funded Kickstarter campaign before it ends on Monday, February 25th.

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QuietCarry MARQ Multi-functional Moneyclip

Most minimalist wallets these days get as slim as they are by sacrificing a convenient way to carry cash. However it's usually a matter of when, not if, you'll need to deal with loose bills. You could carry a money clip separately, but it'll be dead weight in your pocket for whenever you aren't carrying cash. The QuietCarry MARQ, on the other hand, brings tons of extra functionality to the table with its folding tool “blade” built right in. Whether you use it as a money clip or a multi-tool, it'll cover your bases without wasting precious pocket space.

The overall shape of the MARQ was inspired by a vintage money clip, but it features modern materials and plenty of hidden functionality concealed within its discreet design. Slim handles and a wide-set clip made from machined titanium make up the frame of the money clip. It can accommodate once or twice-folded bills depending on how many you're carrying or how slim you want it to fit in your pocket. At just 2” long, 0.2” thick, and just over an ounce in weight, it adds virtually no extra bulk to the pocket.

The “blade” on the MARQ sets it apart from most money clips, featuring 10 total functions including a box opener, rope cutter, bottle opener, and pry bar to cover your bases. It's made of a hardy Bohler N690co steel to be tough enough for daily tasks. The UK-friendly blade swivels out via a thumb hole and locks into the frame, while jimping along the spine provides extra grip to maneuver such a compact tool.

The MARQ comes in black and silver colorways to fit right into most EDC setups. It makes for an excellent companion to your wallet and main blade, but can pull double duty as an all-in-one wallet and tool for your minimalist EDCers. As a stretch goal, QuietCarry are looking to offer a dog-tag style blade variant of the MARQ too. You can secure a MARQ for yourself at QuietCarry's fully funded Kickstarter campaign linked below.

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Farer Design Dayfarer Sling

In theory, the best bag for EDC would be a sling bag: it's comfortable, spacious, and easy to access even on the go. But many bags miss the mark, with some not durable enough or too sporty or outdoorsy for urban EDC. The Dayfarer Sling from Farer Design on the other hand boasts an EDC-friendly design and smart styling to fit right into your fast-paced lifestyle. It sports a sleek, minimalist look that keeps a low profile, but impresses with its finer details upon closer inspection. And its incorporation of high-performance materials and futuristic hardware makes for a reliable bag that feels ahead of the curve.

What sets the Dayfarer apart is the thoughtful design of its most important feature: the sling itself. It attaches to the sides of the bag with flaps that prevent it from spinning and tangling around when you're rushing to catch a train connection. Plus, with its Fidlock magnetic buckles, it's easy to take it on or off when you need to. There's even an additional Fidlock buckle in the middle of the strap where your sternum sits, letting you take the bag off without having to swing it around your neck in close quarters.

For quick access, you can spin the bag to your front to reach into the compartments, and you can loosen and tighten the strap with ease as well. The Fidlock hardware extends to the main compartment, which opens via a top flap to reveal a padded compartment with about 400 cubic inches of space. It compresses nicely to save space and keep a low profile but also expands when you need to load up with more gear. Its ripstop fabric interior can handle any pointy objects you place inside and the dedicated tablet area helps keep your electronics safe. For further organization, there's two internal pockets to keep loose items like pens from flying around while you travel. The exterior shell is made of durable 1680D Cordura nylon fabric, chosen for its abrasion resistance and weatherproofness. And for further safety, there's a hidden YKK-zippered pocket on the reverse side of the bag, facing you, that you can use to carry cash or important documents.

And the versatility of the Dayfarer Sling extends to its carry options too: you can use it as a sling, a shoulder bag, or as a traditional briefcase, albeit with a modern minimalist bent in its design. You can secure one of your own at special Kickstarter pricing with an early pledge at the project linked below.

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StatGear Slinger

You might think that you need a large knife to take on large tasks, but that's not always the case. Size isn't everything, and with the right design and build quality, even a compact folding knife can do the trick. Take the upcoming Slinger by StatGear as an example. With its beefy tool steel blade and overbuilt handle, the Slinger is built tough to deal with hard use and the biggest of your EDC tasks. The design inspires confidence while still remaining compact and lightweight in your pockets, making it a great choice for everyday carry.

The highlight of the Slinger's design is its stout, modified drop-point blade. Its unique design with its combination hollow-ground straight-edge, curved slicing belly, and sharp point makes for immense versatility, despite it being only 2” long. And since it's made out of venerable D2 tool steel, the Slinger's blade features excellent edge retention and the ability to take some abuse when the situation calls for it. The strength of the Slinger's blade is matched with the ergonomic stainless steel handle that's shaped to afford you a proper grip on the knife during use despite its smaller 3” size. The handle also features internal ball bearings at the pivot point, making the Slinger's flipper opening smooth and easy to actuate with one hand. You can be sure the Slinger's blade will stay open when you're using it thanks to its frame lock mechanism. When you're ready to put it way, it has a skeletonized tip-down stainless steel pocket clip for your convenience.

The StatGear Slinger is available in three beautiful colorways: one with a stonewashed blade and a blue handle with gold toned hardware, another with a grey handle and blue hardware, and a more tactical-leaning all-black edition inclusive of the blade. Its initial run is being crowdfunded by StatGear, and they have a long history of designing and delivering quality EDC knives this way.

The Slinger itself is born out of the success of StatGear's Pocket Samurai and Ausus crowdfunded knife campaigns. It sits between the two, delivering premium construction qualities and high performance at a size that isn't too big or too small for you to get things done. Secure one for yourself now by making a pledge with StatGear on the Slinger's Kickstarter page at the link below. Rewards are set to ship in early December just in time to make a great gift for the holiday season.

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T'Spin Titanium Travel Tool

It's always the small things that tend to get forgotten when we travel. That's why having a capable multi-tool on hand is important, but most aren't something you can take with you when you fly. And when it comes to their actual functions, even the most travel-friendly multi-tools aren't designed for the challenges of traveling. Enter the T'Spin, a useful gadget designed for frequent fliers, by frequent fliers. It packs a set of travel essential tools not commonly found in other designs into a fun and EDC-friendly package made of premium materials.

The tool set of the T'Spin truly sets it apart from other travel everyday carry options. It starts with storage space for two SIM cards and the tool you need to install and remove them from your phone. That's one of the last things you end up packing and you'll end up regretting it hard when you're desperately trying to search for an alternative in a foreign country where you probably don't speak the language. Plus, there's even a notch built into the tool that lets you prop up your phone so you can catch up on the shows you've downloaded to it during long-haul flights without needing to hold it with your hands constantly. When it's time to stow everything away for arrival, the body of the tool is designed to let you wrap around a USB cord to keep it from tangling up in your bag or your pockets. And for life's small but important tasks, there's a micro screwdriver built in and sized perfectly to help you fix and maintain your glasses in a pinch. When it comes time to unwind, the integrated and ever-essential bottle opener helps you crack open a cold one for you and your travel companions.

For a tool that you're going to want to carry everywhere you go, the T'Spin's premium titanium construction means it can stand up to whatever you throw at it without breaking or corroding. It helps keep it very lightweight too, weighing in at 35 grams even when you throw in the included fidget spinner function. It's not essential but it's certainly fun and can help when you're feeling anxious or stressed out by flying and traveling in general. And on a more practical note, the design of the T'Spin includes a carabiner swing gate to attach it to your gear as well.

With its unique assortment of travel EDC essentials, the T'Spin makes a compelling case for a spot in your everyday carry. And if you make a pledge to secure one right now, you can save quite a bit off the sticker price as a way of saying thanks for getting this unique project off the ground. Check it out and learn more about the T'Spin multitool at the Kickstarter link below.

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Slughaus Nanopen

Chances are you could benefit from a pen in your EDC. But if you only need to make quick notes or sign things every so often, dedicating precious pocket space to a full-sized pen might not be the best option. In that case, we'd recommend a keychain pen to keep your pockets free. The new Slughaus Nanopen fits the keychain role with an ultra compact, durable aluminum design and a tungsten carbide tip that doubles as a puncture tool for even more everyday utility.

The most striking quality of the Nanopen is its size. At 57mm long and weighing only 4.5 grams, the Nanopen stays true to its name. Combined with its lanyard-compatible keyring attachment point, the Nanopen offers so many ways to carry it so you'll never be without a pen. The most obvious way to go is on your keys, but you can also wear it on a necklace, use it as a zipper pull for a jacket or bag, or even carry it loose in your coin pocket or travel wallet.

To use the ballpoint pen, you simply unscrew the cap to detach the body. Because of its short length, it's best used for those unexpected moments during the day when you need to jot something down briefly. Aside from writing, the pen's tungsten carbide tip is strong enough to use as a puncture tool, giving you a TSA-friendly way to open boxes and packaging in a pinch. When you're all done, screwing it back into the cap creates a waterproof seal for EDC in all conditions.

You can secure a Nanopen for your keychain at the fully funded Kickstarter link below before the project ends in a little under 4 weeks.

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Peak Design Travel Line

Travel is one of the most exciting ways to put your gear to use, but let's face it, parts of it can be… inconvenient, to say the least. Case in point: packing. There's a fine line between over- and under-packing for a trip: too much leads to the hassle of checking baggage, and leaving things behind can present its own set of struggles. As frequent flyers themselves, the team at Peak Design know this problem all too well. With their experience developing and crowdfunding state-of-the-art, incredibly functional packs, they're set to solve the travel packing problem with their new Travel Line—a one-bag travel system that combines form and function in one feature-rich package.

The foundation of the new Travel Line system is the 45L Travel Backpack. Taking functional cues from their experience with their popular EDC backpack and slings maximized in an ideal carry-on size, each side and panel of the Travel Backpack is lined with features. Its core is a clamshell-opening 45L main compartment with generous space to fit the rest of the Travel Line system, accessible from either side and top access to the laptop/tablet slot. Expansion zips let you make full use of its 45L capacity as a carry-on pack, while compression straps let you compact the bag to a daypack-friendly 35L. You also get a full suite of thoughtful details like a front admin panel, grab handles from every angle, theft-deterrent zippers, hidden pockets galore, and even stowable shoulder and waist straps. Keeping it all together is the Travel Pack's exterior shell made from field-proven and weatherproofed 400D nylon made from 100% recycled plastics.

Along with the Travel Backpack, the Travel Line also brings a complete line of packing cubes and pouches of every size and purpose, all designed to look and work seamlessly on their own, with each other, and with the backpack itself. From a dopp kit to a tech pouch to compressible packing cubes and camera cubes featuring Peak Design's signature FlexFold dividers (giving you a completely customizable modular system for your camera gear), you're able to assign a function to every pouch, organizing all your essentials for quick swapping depending on your activity and to ensure nothing gets left behind.

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EVERGOODS MQD24 and CTB40 Crossover Backpacks

We EDC our gear to keep us prepared for whenever and wherever adventure strikes. And for some of us, the endgame is finding that one bag to carry it all no matter what and where that might be. EVERGOODS is dedicated to making that one bag a reality with their line of crossover equipment. At the helm is GORUCK's co-founder and former head of product who has split experience between New York City and Bozeman, MT for a one-of-a-kind insight into “city to mountain” gear. They've just launched two new packs: the MQD24, a 24L daypack designed with quick access in mind, and the CTB40, a 40L hybrid backpack that blurs the line between carry-on luggage and gear hauler.

Inspired by traditional top-loading mountaineering packs, the MQD24 (Mountain Quick Draw 24L) has a few tricks up its sleeve to keep in line with the Crossover Equipment theme. Its namesake Quick Draw mechanism works like a drawstring cinch, conveniently and intuitively opening and closing the main compartment of the pack in one smooth motion. The clever, forward-leaning design towards the front of the pack helps keep water out without the hassle of unbuckling or unrolling like on other top-loading packs. The second main feature that makes the MQD24 ideal for on-the-go EDC is its side zipper. It grants quick access to the center and bottom of the bag without taking it off your back by drawing it under your arm. Between the Quick Draw toploader and side-entry zipper, getting to your gear is a snap.

For those trips when you're carrying more than your daily essentials, there's the CTB40 (Civic Transit Bag 40L). It's something between a padded, softshell carry-on luggage and a backpack designed with a focus on both efficient packing and comfortable carry. Its “flex fold compression” system starts with a large, unobstructed clamshell-opening main compartment for easy packing. Semi-rigid “wings” protect and contain the contents, while two compression straps lock everything down. The top lid of the pack serves as a built-in travel organizer, with multiple mesh and zippered compartments for the rest of your essentials. Once closed, you can comfortably carry the pack using its backpack straps, or carry it briefcase-style from its beefy side and top handles. Thanks to its versatile design and rugged materials, it can pull double duty as a travel pack or as a sports equipment and gear hauler when going from urban to outdoor environments.

Both packs are made from durable, high denier nylon and jam packed with tons of thoughtful features. Head over to the Kickstarter project page for in-depth breakdowns of each bag at the link below and secure one for yourself before the campaign ends on August 13th.

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Centric Instruments Lightwell Watch

If there's one kind of watch that's perfect for EDC, it'd be the field watch. Its rugged design, rich history, and iconic style makes it such a versatile daily driver. But even in a field watch, movement matters: automatic watches can be high maintenance, and quartz watches can run out of battery when you least expect it. That's why Centric Instruments built their take on the field watch around a solar-charging movement for high performance and low maintenance. And despite its unique solar-charging capabilities and slew of premium features, the Lightwell is modestly priced, making it easier for you to invest in a quality watch that lasts.

Upon first glance, the Lightwell is unmistakably a field watch, but with a few more modern twists. Its 316L brushed stainless steel case measures a versatile 38mm in a classic shape, with a screwdown caseback and crown making the watch water-resistant to 100M. Looking at the dial under the ultra-clear, scratch-resistance sapphire crystal is where you can really see the Lightwell's unique design cues. The outer ring gives a sense of depth to the face, with large luminous markers and easy-to-read Arabic numerals lending to its legibility. Subtle branding and a smaller date window round out the minimalist aesthetic.

Under the dial is what makes the Lightwell truly unique. Its Japanese solar-quartz movement from Seiko powers the watch with exposure to both artificial and natural light. A minute under the sun gives a full day of timekeeping power, while a full charge keeps the movement running for a full 6 months without ever needing to replace a battery.

The Lightwell is available in a black, white, or vintage-inspired “gilt” dial, with easy-to-swap straps in waterproof silicone or veg-tan leather. Pledges start at just $180 for a Lightwell and two straps, making this an impressive value for an EDC watch. See the Lightwell in more detail at the Kickstarter link below before the project ends June 14th.

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Lever Gear BitVault and BitLight

In an ideal situation, you have every tool you need at your disposal at any time. But as EDCers, we know it's not that simple. Some tools are large and cumbersome, while smaller essentials can get lost in your bag or pockets. So when Lever Gear, prolific makers of actual pocketable tools, sought to solve this dilemma, they ended up creating the CLiP system: Carry, Light, and Protect. They've just launched the first tools of the line, the BitVault and BitLight, making it easier than ever to make the most of your pockets.

At their core, the BitVault and BitLight are compact containers that carry either a bit set or small essentials like pills or emergency cash. Both have a uni-body construction made from aluminum alloy, with a sealed, watertight compartment to store your stuff. The flat form factor works with an included clip so the tools can lay flush in your pocket, with a tail end carabiner-style slot that lets you attach a keyring as well as a hex bit slot on the top so the body can be used as a screwdriver. As the name suggests, the BitLight differs from the BitVault by trading some internal space for a couple of LEDs. You can charge the light from any USB source, and it outputs 10 floody lumens across 3 levels for emergency or task lighting in a pinch.

Whether you need a compact tool case for your projects, a rugged emergency stash, or an easier way to carry your smallest EDC items, Lever Gear's new CLiP system has space to spare. They've just launched the project on Kickstarter at the link below, so you have plenty of time to pledge and customize the right tool for yourself.

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BigiDesign TPT Slide

With pocket space at a premium, it’s important to get the most out of your multi-tool. Ideally, you want something that’s functional enough to be worth carrying, while still being easy to pocket and use. The TPT Slide, the next generation of BigiDesign's popular TPT multi-tool, is just that. It rides the line between minimalist and full-on multi-tool, with plenty of useful features that are sure to come in handy on a daily basis. This new and improved titanium pocket tool isn't just easier to use and carry, but it's even stronger and more durable, too.

First and foremost, the TPT Slide now features a sliding extension mechanism for the box opener/camp fork insert. The previous version featured a friction fit mechanism that took two hands to open. The Slide has a two position locking thumb stud that’s easy to operate with one hand, whether you’re a lefty or a righty. You’ll also find a sleek, removable pocket clip that makes the tool even easier to carry. BigiDesign also strengthened the jimping on the universal wrench set for a more secure grip. Lastly, the TPT Slide is machined from thicker grade 5 titanium plates for increased overall durability and rigidity. The TPT Slide also has the all of the other useful EDC features from the previous iteration including a flat head screwdriver, 1/4” hex bit driver, simple measurement cues, lanyard/keychain hole, and a scraper edge.

BigiDesign are no newcomers to the Kickstarter scene, with over 20 successful products launched on the platform. This project is already over 1000% funded, with pledges starting at $59 for a September 2018 deliver date. Check out the full list of features and snag one for yourself in your choice of Stonewashed or DLC Black titanium at the link below.

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