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Hydro Flask Journey Pack

Ask a well-prepared EDCer what it takes to survive in a day, and two answers you’re likely to get are tools and water. But it’s not always easy to mix the two efficiently, since larger or smaller containers of one directly affects your ability to carry the other. It’s rare to find a bag right for EDC needs while also stowing a good amount of water too, which is why Hydro Flask decided to get the job done themselves with their first hydration pack. The Hydro Flask Journey is a daypack in two sizes designed to haul your everyday essentials while keeping your thirst at bay. With its low profile, high performance, and integrated hydration capability, it’s a solid option for the active EDCer.

Unlike most EDC daypacks, the Journey pack comes in a narrower profile. It rides tall and close to the body, which gives it a more compact and tight carry that’s good for active movement like hiking, biking, or navigating a crowded commute. The DWR-coated fabric it’s made of comes with taped seams and laminated weatherproof zippers to keep moisture out and away from your gear, and it’s puncture-, tear-, and abrasion-resistant while staying lightweight. And more than the material is the design of the pack itself: an articulated back panel creates a space that separates you and the bag for both comfort and a way for heat to not transfer to the bag, which helps with its insulated “Cold Flow” system. It allows water to be kept cold for over 4 hours, ensuring a refreshing drink every time. Drinking from the bladder is intuitive and convenient, thanks to a plug-and-play connecting system that allows ease of disconnecting the hose without leaking, as well as a bite valve that self-seals after each sip and features a twist lock bar to prevent leaks when not in use.

Water compartment aside there’s still plenty in the pack for organizing your EDC. In addition to the 10L or 20L capacity you get two internal compartments with stretch mesh pockets to accommodate your gear, as well as external top and side pockets for quick access to gear. A bottom storage compartment lets you segregate heavier/bulkier gear like laptop chargers. There’s plenty of space for the day's essentials, and even when you have to overload fully adjustable shoulder, sternum, and hip straps ensure an ergonomic carry.

Despite being Hydro Flask’s first hydration pack, the Journey Series already sets itself apart with thoughtful features that address even the most active lifestyles as well as a solid fit and finish (with a lifetime warranty!) that rivals any EDC backpack. Pick up a pack in the size of your choice at the Amazon link below.

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Leatherman FREE™ T-Series

When you’re in a bind and something needs fixing on the spot, the best tool is most likely whatever you have on you. But there’s nothing as effective as having the right tool for the job—after all, you know it’s not practical to try and punch a hole through leather with a drill, nor cut open boxes with a chef’s knife. And as much as your EDC multi-tool is built to handle every task under the sun, sometimes a little goes a longer way. As the next in line in Leatherman’s FREE collection of tools, the T-Series models were redesigned end-to-end with everyday carry as a priority, both in their functionality and in their size. With the right number of functions in a profile that’s easy to use, carrying them actually means having the best tools on you.

Spearheading the T-Series is the T4, which brings 12 functions to bear in a 3.6“, 4.3 oz package. Many familiar tools from the FREE P-Series make an appearance, such as a 420HC knife, spring-action scissors, an assortment of drivers, openers, a heavy-duty file, and even a detachable pair of tweezers. You can deploy all the tools one-handed thanks to the FREE’s magnetic architecture and cam lock system, making them buttery smooth to open, locked in place while in use, and as easy to close up when you’re finished with your tasks. Despite being designed as a pocket-friendly multi-tool with a slightly smaller stature, these tools come with the same quality found on its P-Series brothers, which means functionality that punches well above what you expect out of a palm-sized tool. And when you’re ready to grab the T4 and go, its included and removable pocket clip gives it a secure spot in your EDC.

If space is a high priority and weight is at a premium for your pockets, then the slimmer T2 might be a better option for your carry. Weighing 3.3 oz (an ounce lighter than the T4) with a more compact rear geometry, it trades in the scissors, tweezers, file, and pocket clip to be a better, sleeker fit for smaller pockets. That said, 8 functions are still at your disposal, including the 2.2" 420HC blade and an essential assortment of drivers and openers. If the T4 is a "best of" compact multi-tool, then think of the T2 as a fully-loaded folding knife.

No matter which you choose, the made in the USA construction, unique magnetic opening and closing system, and Leatherman guarantee make the T-Series a compelling addition to round out (or slim down) your EDC. Find the best option for you on the Leatherman site at the link below.

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Trending: Herschel Supply Trail Tour Hip Pack

We're spotlighting a trending sling this Saturday from the adventure-seeking bag brand, Herschel Supply Co. The Trail Tour Small hip pack provides that extra bit of carry capacity when you're out on the trail or out on the town. 

The front and upper portions of the pack are made of a water-resistant, 210d dobby nylon, while a heavier duty Ballistic nylon reinforces the base against abrasion and also provides structure to the bag. Smaller essentials can ride up front in a separate zip pocket, while the bulk of your carry can be stowed away in the more spacious main compartment. Accessing the main compartment via its two-way zipper reveals a mesh pocket and a key leash as well. 

Measuring at 5.0 x 7.0 x 2.5 inches, it's compact enough to be worn on the hip or slung over the shoulder with its adjustable nylon webbing straps and large standard release buckle. If you've been looking for an outdoors-ready hip pack for your EDC, check out this affordable option at the link below.

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Trending: Boker Plus PSK

It's Fixed Blade Friday, and today we're highlighting this little big knife from Boker Plus that's been trending with this past week's data. Designed by Tom Krein as his "Personal Survival Knife," the PSK sports a no-frills design to deliver serious outdoor, survival, and EDC performance. It's sized just right for everyday carry as far as fixed blades go, measuring in with a 3" blade length and a robust 4.7mm thickness. A clip point shape makes the most of its 2.5" cutting edge, while its flat grind offers plenty of versatility. Jimping on the spine and a finger choil help with a secure grip for harder tasks. G10 on the handles keep the PSK light, comfortable to hold, and grippy when wet. A lanyard hole at the end of the handle gives an extra carry option in addition to the included horizontal Kydex sheath and Tek-lok mount. Check it out in full detail at the link below.

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Studio Proper Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods

With every generation our phones are becoming more and more essential parts of our EDC. And as they get smarter, so does the rest of our tech. Not so long ago everyone depended on bulky or cumbersome wired earphones, but now, compact and easy-to-EDC true wireless earbuds are dominating the market. Just like how these new high-tech earbuds elevate how we use smartphones, a premium charger like Studio Proper’s also improves the way you use them. Designed for Apple’s AirPods, the Proper Wireless Charging Dock is a sleek and elegant station to store and charge your earbuds. With a minimalist design that never gets in your way, keeping your AirPods topped up and ready to go for your day has never been easier.

There are no frills needed when it comes to the Proper charging dock. It’s a weighty block of anodized aluminum machined precisely to the shape of the AirPods case. A simple, two-tone design in white and silver accents a minimalist desk aesthetic even by itself, while a flat, tangle-free USB Type-C to Type-A power cable adds no extra bulk to the overall package. It’s as easy to use as it looks; simply place down your AirPods in their wireless charging case on the dock and let the charging begin. No more having to fumble for an old Lightning cable to stay charged; your earbuds will always be ready for duty as soon as you step away from your desk. A slip-proof rubber underside also keeps the Proper dock in place, preventing those times when reaching for your AirPods inadvertently knocks them off the table instead.

The latest generation of wireless earbuds make it easier than ever to use our smartphones, and Proper’s Wireless Charging Dock completes your tech setup so they’re always ready for EDC. As a special exclusive discount for Everyday Carry readers, you can get a 20% pre-order discount with free global shipping when ordering the dock with code PROPEREDC on checkout at Studio Proper’s site below.

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Trending: Citizen Eco-Drive PRT

This Thursday's Trending Timepiece brings everyday wearability, utilitarian features, and Citizen's Eco-Drive technology to a bold, 42mm case, making it an excellent daily driver for EDCers with larger wrists. Its Japanese quartz movement runs thanks to Citizen's signature Eco-Drive tech, which uses light (from the sun or artificial sources alike) to charge without a battery. Top that off with a 8-month reserve and charge indicator display right on the dial, and you have a reliable everyday watch. Visually, the PRT is rich with detail too—orange accents, a magnified date display, subtle stripes on the dial complemented by a striped NATO strap, and a thin dive bezel—without looking overwhelming. A stainless steel case, mineral glass, lume on the hands and markers, as well as 100m of water resistance round out its feature set. Pick up a PRT for the summer at the link below.

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Pioneer 3PN Wallets

For many people, the humble wallet is an afterthought. Pick your size, choice of material, and carrying capacity, and off you go. But for the material wizards at Pioneer, a wallet can be as robust and cutting-edge as the rest of your modern EDC. They’re known best for taking simple card carriers and billfolds to the next level with advanced construction and fabrics, continuing the trend with their latest collection. Sporting a bold new material both in color and performance, their new 3PN (3-ply nylon) wallets offer a state-of-the-art solution for your everyday cash and card carrying needs.

If you’ve owned a Pioneer wallet before, you may be familiar with the high-tech 10XD fabric used in most of their wallets. It has fibers 10 times stronger than steel by weight, totally waterproof, highly abrasion resistant, and uniquely grippy thanks to its densely woven nylon ripstop exterior. But as good as 10XD is, it has its limitations—ones that the new material in their stable, 3PN, aims to solve. 3PN is an ultra-dense 3-ply nylon ripstop that comes in a beautiful matte finish and offers a more tactile handfeel. And beauty is a key word here—it allows for new colors to be used for your wallet, so you’re no longer limited to the simple black and onyx prior models came with. No matter which Pioneer wallet you choose, from the simple and efficient Molecule cardholder to the spacious Division billfold, you have 3PN options in slate and evergreen colorways to best match your EDC aesthetic.

3PN also performs as well as it looks. It’s even stronger than the previous 10XD fabric while somehow being even thinner, putting most leather wallets’ girths (even while empty) to shame. And even better than DWR or waterproofing solutions, the material simply does not absorb water, which means near-perfect resistance in everyday weather, a guarantee of protection for rugged activities, or insurance for those unfortunate times when you forget your wallet in your clothes when doing the laundry. And not that it needed it, but the advanced construction on all Pioneer wallets such as lamination of the material and seams get less wear and tear due to the minimization of water damage, too.

When you’re ready for the ultimate upgrade for your wallet, check out Pioneer’s 3PN collection at the link below.

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Trending: Bellroy Micro Sleeve

For this week's trending Wallet Wednesday, here's a minimalist cardholder that finds the right balance of size, ease of use, and comfort. When it first released in 2014, so many minimalist wallets would take that angle to the extreme -- stripping things down to uncomfortable metal frames or accommodating only a few cards in a way that could feel borderline too snug because of how slim the wallet was. The Bellroy Micro Sleeve shows excellent restraint, keeping a small footprint while still having enough room to retrieve your cards from a slanted front pocket and its roomier main compartment. The main compartment can even take once-folded bills so you don't have to do your cash origami to get everything inside. Lastly, it's made from quality leather like so many of Bellroy's wallets, giving it a good blend of durability and a luxurious, comfortable feel in hand. It's a no-frills wallet that looks good with a design that just works -- especially for those of you who prefer keeping some cash on them. Grab one for your EDC at the link below.

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Trending: Spyderco Urban Lightweight

Today's Sunday Slicer punches above its weight as one of the most heavily trafficked products on the site last week. The aptly named Spyderco Urban Lightweight lacks a locking mechanism and sports FRN handles, making it an excellent EDC for minimalists and those who live in cities with stricter knife regulations. A classic oversized thumbhole deploys the 2.6", N690CO blade, revealing its signature Spyderco "leaf"-shape. The leaf shape makes the most of its well-sized blade to give you enough cutting edge for most everyday tasks. Jimping on both the spine and the finger choil give excellent grip, enhanced by the textured FRN handle. While it's mostly a no-frills kind of knife, it does include a wire pocket clip for ease of carry. You can pick up this classic slipjoint Spyderco for your urban EDC at the link below.

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Gerber Key Note

The best knife is the one you have on you, but sometimes your limited pocket space can make it hard to EDC a full-sized knife. To be sure, when there’s light utility work to be done like opening up packaging, your keys can sort of get the job done with a lot of coaxing. But you’ll miss having a real knife on you for that and any bigger task that comes your way. This year, Gerber provides a solution to this dilemma with their new Key Note knife, a stout workhorse folding knife with a miniature footprint that fits right on your keys, easily concealed.

In its fully-folded configuration, the Gerber Key Note looks like any other small key fob or RFID pass anyone might have on their keys these days. But with a small flick of the minute starter tab, the Key Note reveals a stout sub-1“ blade that gives you just enough cutting surface to get tasks done right. With a shape that’s a cross between a tanto blade and a chisel, the Key Note is made to pierce and lightly pry material as needed. And with easily-sharpened 5Cr stainless steel, you can touch it up after going through more than a few cardboard boxes in hand. When you’re done, you can close the knife up into the aluminum handle with one motion, as there’s no lock needed.

It isn’t until you’re missing the right tool for the job that you wish you brought one along. And the Gerber Key Note is a good piece of kit to place on your keys for when carrying a full-sized knife is out of the question. Because it’s so small and light, too, it’s worth keeping around as a backup everyday carry piece as well. Never go without a knife again, and pick up one of these unique and innovative Key Note knives today at the link below.

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Trending: Olight S15-Ti Baton

This Flashlight Friday's trending torch might not be the latest and greatest, but it's still a capable performer with some titanium bling appeal to match. The Olight S15-Ti Baton put out an 260 lumens off a 14500 cell--an impressive benchmark at its debut and still plenty of light for EDC tasks today—with the ability to also take more common alkaline and rechargeable NiMH AA batteries. If you're more concerned about runtime, the S15 Baton could also run off 2xAA batteries with an optional AA battery extender. While the S15 Baton's CREE XM-L2 LED pushed plenty of lumens at its highest setting, it's also capable of an equally (if not more) useful 0.3 lumen Firefly mode. Perhaps the biggest draw of the S15-Ti, especially in 2019, is its limited edition titanium construction. And despite its age, the S15-Ti Baton still packs mainstay features on today's modern lights, like a flat magnetic tailcap, removable pocket clip, and electronic side switch. If you're a Ti fanatic or a flashaholic in general, you can grab this limited edition titanium torch for your collection before it's long gone at the link below.

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WANDRD DUO Daypack

Unless you’re handy with packing cubes and pouch organizers, you’re better off with an EDC bag that’s organized from the get-go. By making sure every essential in your daily carry has its own place, your gear becomes easier to load, protect, and retrieve as you go about your day. And if your days involve long commutes, travel, photoshoots, or working out of a mobile office like the team at WANDRD’s do, then their latest project could be just the bag you need. The WANDRD DUO Daypack takes the stress of organizing your constantly-changing setups out of the equation with its durable, stylish, and easy-to-access design that puts everything in its place.

One of the key features that lets the DUO Daypack excel in both ease of access and internal organization is WANDRD’s InfiniteZip system. Four zippers along the main compartment’s U-shaped opening lets you access any part of the bag, from the top or from either side, without having to unzip the entire compartment or take the bag off. But once you do fully unzip the compartment, its side panels and front portion fan out to reveal its impressive array of internal organizational pockets. There’s a padded laptop compartment, small and large mesh pockets for at-a-glance visibility of your essentials, and even elastic cord organizers to keep your tech tidy.

Another clever feature unique to the DUO Daypack is its built-in, collapsible pop cube at the base of the bag. It’s padded and structured enough to keep your camera gear or lenses safe on the go, or to separate your shoes from your clean clothes whether you’re off to the gym on a long flight. It folds down and out of the way if you’d rather use more of the 20L backpack’s main compartment. Lastly, a quick-access stash pocket on the front of the bag makes for the perfect place to keep small items like keys or sunglasses.

While the DUO Daypack’s interior might steal the show, WANDRD didn’t skimp on materials and hardware found on the exterior of the bag. The majority of the exterior is made from a waterproof Jr. Ballistic nylon at a lighter 840D to keep the bag at 2.6lbs. For better abrasion resistance, a denser 1680D Ballistic Nylon makes up the base of the bag. The DUO Daypack handles rain in stride thanks to PU-coated, weather-resistant YKK zippers and a water-repellent coating on the exterior. EVA foam in the back panel makes for a cool and comfortable carry, while durable nylon seatbelt webbing on the pull handles let you grab and go with peace of mind. To make traveling easier, the DUO Daypack features a pass-through slot to slip the bag onto your luggage, as well as a zippered pocket on the back for secure, quick access to your passport.

Whether you’re looking to live your best one bag life on your next adventure or you just like staying organized on your way to the office, the WANDRD DUO Daypack was designed to handle it all. The campaign has already been completely funded on Kickstarter and WANDRD has a solid track record of successful campaigns for performance bags already, so you there’s no guesswork involved here. Make sure to click the link below to learn all about the rest of the DUO's many features and secure one at a special pre-order price for your carry before the campaign ends on Friday, July 26th.

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Lansky C-Sharp & Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

A sharp knife is a safe knife, but even the finest everyday carry blades will become dull through the rigors of daily use. And if you don’t have your own way of sharpening and maintaining your blades, it won’t matter whether your knife is made of expensive super-premium M390 steel or more affordable 8Cr13MoV because it won’t cut through anything anyways. The good news is that sharpening your knives isn’t a hard thing to do at all, especially if you have modern tools like the ones made by Lansky. Take the C-Sharp pocket tool for example, which is small enough to keep in your pockets or with the rest of your gear when you’re on the go. Then there’s their Deluxe 5-Stone System for more considered sharpening and honing when you’re at home. These are some of the best sharpeners in the business, and with them you can breathe new life into your dull knives, and save yourself a lot of trouble in the process too.

The Lansky C-Sharp is simple to use: you place the tool upright on a table and then pull your knife through any one of the V-shaped sharpening slots until you have a sharp knife. Each slot contains 600 grit ceramic sharpening materials, arranged in specific angles for the edge you’re trying to maintain, including the most common ones: 17, 20, 25, and 30 degrees. You should use the angle that corresponds most closely to the original grind of your knife but as a rule of thumb: the thinner the angle, the sharper your knife will be but it will potentially make things more brittle depending on the steel composition of the blade. And for knives with a single-sided edge, like chisel-style blades and Japanese cooking knives, there’s a larger 800 grit benchstone at the top of the tool. That benchstone also comes in handy when you’re trying to sharpen serrations as well.

For bigger, more considered sharpening tasks at home, the Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone System is your best bet. Unlike the C-Sharp, the Deluxe has a clamp that holds your blade in place, and you move the sharpening stones across the blade until your knife is sharp. There are slots on the clamp that correspond to the same set of common angles, letting you keep the right blade geometry on your knife, but the main difference is that there’s varying levels of coarseness on each stone included with the system. This lets you sharpen the edges on your knife in progressive steps. There’s extra-coarse grits for fixing really dull and damaged knives, medium and fine grit stones for regular maintenance, and an ultra-fine grit stone for getting razor-sharp performance. The complete system includes everything you’d need to maintain your blades, including honing oil, the multi-angle clamp, guide rods, and a carrying case to store them all neatly.

There’s no excuse for having a dull knife, but these Lansky sharpeners make the task of sharpening and maintaining your knives easy to accomplish. And the best part is these sharpeners won’t put a huge dent in your wallet: now through July 18, 2019, Everyday Carry readers can save 25% off the C-Sharp and all Controlled-Angle Systems at the link below with coupon code EDC19 at checkout. Think of them as an investment in the longevity of your trusty EDC knives. Pick up a sharpening tool or system at a discount at the link below.

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Trending: Trayvax Ascent Wallet

This week's Wallet Wednesday mention goes to the Trayvax Ascent, a built-to-last minimalist wallet that's made in the USA from a mix of quality materials. Its stainless steel plate frame gives structure and strength to the wallet, while jimping along the edges ensure a firm grip. Top-grain, oil-tanned leather that's bolted to the frame and stitched by hand make up the rest of the wallet. There's a cut-out window on the front of the wallet for at-a-glance identification of your cards that doubles as a thumb slot to push and slide everything out with ease. The combination of steel and quality leather offer the best of both materials' worlds: durability plus a comfortable, luxe handfeel that gets better as it's broken in. You can fit a card or two in its quick-access slot, while its main compartment can stash three to four cards or folded cash. A nylon pull tab makes accessing cards in the main compartment that much easier. Finally, an attachment point in the steel frame allows for tether or lanyard options for a more secure carry. And like the rest of Trayvax's lineup of carry goods, the Ascent is backed by a 65-year heirloom warranty. Check it out in all its color combinations at the link below.

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StatGear SwissQlip

As common as Swiss Army Knives (or SAKs) may be in the pockets of hundreds of EDCers, there’s always been a key feature missing from their functionality. We’ve gotten used to handy pocket clips on our knives, flashlights, and keychains, but the popular multi-functional knives have stayed true to their original designs, which means no clip to be found on any of their scales. There have been many efforts to customize SAK scales to add a clip, but Clip & Carry, a new brand by StatGear, may have the feature on lock. The SwissQlip is an easily attachable pocket clip that gives SAKs the pocket staying power you’ve been looking for, so EDCing a Swiss Army Knife is easier than ever.

The best thing about the medium 91 mm Swiss Army Knives is the pure feature per size ratio. You get upwards of a dozen functions all in a sleek and compact form factor that fits as well in your hand as it does in your pocket. Problem is, without the clip and with the smooth scales, the tool has a tendency to travel around empty spaces. By clipping onto the integrated keyring loop present on nearly every 91 mm SAK, the SwissQlip solves that problem by giving your favorite tool a removable clip. The patent pending design is made from stainless steel, and the final design will allow a much deeper pocket carry than the prototype images. And the best part is your multi-tool retains all its functions, even the slide out toothpick and tweezers your model may have.

The Clip & Carry SwissQlip just might be the missing link to unlock the true EDC capability of your favorite 91 mm Swiss Army Knife. Check out the already-funded campaign at Indiegogo at the link below, and pledge for your choice of SwissQlip in polished chrome or a matte black finish.

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Dango Coin Capsule

Until we move to a completely cashless society, we’re unfortunately stuck with cold, hard, currency. Coins especially can be a pain due to their weight and irregular sizes. Carrying them in the pocket is bad enough thanks to the jangle and damage they could cause to other items carried with them, but pulling them out to pay is just as bad as you try and hunt-and-peck your way through a handful. There have been attempts to solve this problem with tools like a coin dispenser, but for Dango, it’s worth taking to the next level. Their new Coin Capsule is an overbuilt coin system that’s designed to do one thing and do it well: make managing coins simple and efficient. It’s a great way to stack, store, and spend your coins while integrating with the rest of your EDC.

The Coin Capsule’s design houses the five unique coin sizes of American currency between two slabs of machined 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum. The “lid” twists into the main body, and comes with three slits that line up with the coin compartments and make them easier to pinch out an exact number when you’re ready to cash out. There’s space for up to $5.44 in change: 16 quarters, 10 dimes, 7 nickels and 9 pennies. The simple design wastes no space and makes the most of its space, compared to all that change loose in your pockets.

Carrying the Coin Capsule is just as simple. You have an option to either clip it to your pants or bag by way of a stainless steel clip, or integrate with the rest of your gear by way of a tether loop hole. And speaking of integrating, you have a choice of satin silver or anodized jet black colorways for the Capsule, letting you match it perfectly with the rest of your EDC.

With its unique and specific design, the made in the USA Dango Coin Capsule addresses a unique American problem with the fit and finish you’ve come to expect from the brand. Change it up by checking it out at Dango’s site at the link below.

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