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Decadent Minimalist DM1 Wallet

There's no shortage of wallets out there that are slim enough to be called “minimalist,” but few designs put in the extra effort to be minimal in their construction, too. Once you throw elastic bands, screws, stitching, or even spring-loaded levers into the mix, there's a chance any of those components can fail. The Decadent Minimalist DM1 is an example of simplicity at its finest. It's CNC-machined from a single piece of metal to carry your essential cards in a slim, lightweight package without screws, straps, and other moving parts that can jam or break. And with a new money clip accessory, it's got you covered if you carry cash, too.

Ridge Titanium Summit Knife

At its very core, the everyday carry knife is a simple tool built for regular tasks. However, that simplicity often tends to get lost in modern knife design. You've probably seen a few knives out there billed as suited for EDC yet sporting needlessly busy design with complicated ergonomics. They might look pretty in your hand, or in a display case, but can't help you get the job done when you need it. That's why Ridge leaned the other direction with their practical and minimalist Summit Knife. As a new release from the same team behind the ever-popular Ridge minimalist metal wallets, the Summit leverages a smart, no-frills design to give you a premium compact EDC folder that's ready to get to work.

The uncomplicated design of the Summit has an understated elegance that makes it unique. At a length of 3.9 inches when closed, the handle gives you enough surface area to get a full grip without being too big for your pockets. Its design also makes it pair well with the Ridge Wallet, a big plus if you already EDC one.  And because the handle is made of grade 5 titanium, it's strong and durable while being ultra-resistant to corrosion. There's a notch in the handle that exposes the right-handed manual thumbstud opening for the blade. That notch makes identifying and manipulating that thumbstud an easy task, even in the dark. With just one flick, the 3.25” D2 tool steel blade is revealed, and held in place by the titanium frame lock. The D2 steel provides excellent edge retention, and the drop-point design makes for a good all-around cutting tool for your daily tasks. When work is complete, you can close the blade up and make the Summit disappear into your pockets thanks to its stainless steel deep-carry pocket clip.

If you're looking for a no-nonsense knife that gives you the performance and premium materials you demand for everyday carry without all of the fuss, look no further than the Summit Knife. It's available in two different colorways: black with a silver-finished blade, and a more discreet gunmetal design that blacks out the blade and the pocket clip. And with a two year guarantee, you can rest assured that the Summit can reliably handle what you throw at it. For a limited time only, you can also save 10% off on the Summit Knife by purchasing it at the link below and using code EDC10 at checkout.

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Hammerstone Goods x Gear Infusion Gift Box

With winter in full swing, it's not uncommon to see lip balm in an EDC. But for the most part, those lip balms aren't as carefully considered as the rest of the kit. Hammerstone Goods is a new brand that aims to change that with their personal care products designed by and for the everyday carry crowd. Their products' thoughtful packaging, organic ingredients, and high performance make them something you’ll be proud to carry along with the rest of your favorite gear. For the holiday season, Hammerstone Goods teamed up with Gear Infusion to release a gift pack that makes for an excellent introduction to both brands. It comes with two of Hammerstone Goods' lip balms, their Active Deodorant, and one of Gear Infusion's innovative EverRatchet ratcheting multi-tools.

Since Hammerstone Goods lip balms are made for the EDCer, they've paid close attention to how easy it is to carry. It starts with the tube itself. The tube's oblong shape allows it to ride easily in your pocket with minimal bulk and prevents it from rolling off of a table. And with something like lip balm, the fewer chances there are for it to go missing, the better. The lip balm itself features a high performance formula packed with nourishing, organic ingredients like sunflower oil, hempseed oil, and vitamin E. It's the result of surveying over 1000 EDCers and 100 beta testers to develop a lip balm that's gentle yet effective. The gift pack includes two flavors: Key Lime + Mint, and Blood Orange + Mint. They're both based on a zesty citrus with a cool minty finish. To round out your personal care regimen, you'll also get one of their Eucalyptus + Mint Active Deodorants — an aluminum-free deodorant that's been formulated to keep you smelling fresh all day long without irritating sensitive skin, thanks to its all-natural, bacteria-fighting ingredients.

Inside the box, there’s also one of Gear Infusion’s EverRatchet titanium keychain tools. This tiny tool packs a big punch, with over 20 functions integrated into its sub-2” form factor. There are the standard offerings like a scraper, flat head screwdriver, and bottle opener seen in most keychain tools, but the EverRatchet's namesake sets it apart from the rest. Thanks to some clever engineering, its fully ratcheting bit driver lets you quickly and easily tighten (or loosen) up a screw in even the smallest of spaces.

This pack has everything you need to make a quick fix — whether it’s to maintain your chapped lips, freshen up, tighten a screw, or open a package. You can pick up the gift pack with $59 worth of goods for just $45 as a special bundle price from Hammerstone Goods at the link below and save even more as an Everyday Carry reader with our exclusive code EDC15 at checkout.

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Deal Alert: 20% Off Leatherman Heritage Series Multi-tools

Ounce for ounce, nothing adds as much functionality to your everyday carry than a full-sized multi-tool. Leatherman has been making best-in-class multi-tools for decades, and this year marks the brand's 35th anniversary. While they have dozens of tools in their lineup over the past 35 years, a select few iconic designs have resonated most with all kinds of EDCers and still do to this day. Now Leatherman's made it even easier to join the thousands of others EDCers who depend on a Leatherman tool with their new Heritage Series. It features 5 of their best-selling tools, including a new and improved version of the iconic Wave. This time around, they're equipped with new, redesigned made-in-USA leather sheaths. The best part is you can save 20% on these classic tools, whether you're looking to finally add a Leatherman to your collection or give someone the gift of preparedness this holiday season.

The Wave+, Charge+, Super Tool 300, Rebar, and Micra comprise the new Heritage series. It's a well-rounded collection with something for any EDCer. The Wave+ is an excellent all-around full-sized tool, upgraded this year with premium 154CM replaceable wire cutters. It features 18 tools total, with many of them being easily accessible and operable with one hand without having to fully open the tool. The Charge+ also gets improved wire cutters to round out its set of 19 tools designed for your outdoor adventures. The Rebar takes cues from older Leatherman designs, featuring locking tools and a built-in ruler making it useful for quick fixes and bigger projects alike. The Super Tool 300 also offers locking tools, but comes in a larger 4.5” form factor for a more comfortable, ergonomic grip. Last but not least, the Micra is perfectly sized for your keychain and features a pair of powerful spring-action scissors — a convenient alternative when you'd rather not use a knife.

All the Heritage tools come with a luxe yet rugged leather sheath. They're made in the USA and built to last, complete with timeless styling and materials to match. A leather loop on the back allows for belt carry while a brass snap closure makes opening and closing the sheath easy. For even more peace of mind, Leatherman tools are made in the USA, backed by a 25-year guarantee. Now with this rare 20% discount, it's a great opportunity to see what these best-selling tools are all about. Grab one for yourself or as a gift from Leatherman's site at the link below.

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Ridge Wallet Titanium Collection

What makes a minimalist wallet good for everyday carry? It takes more than a stylish design, that's for sure. While looking good in hand is a big plus, it shouldn't sacrifice functionality and ease of use to do so. That's why the Ridge Wallet earned its spot as one of the most popular wallets on the EDC scene. It has a compelling mix of high-capacity minimalist style, rock-solid premium construction, and a uniquely versatile design that's only found its way into more people's pockets since its successful Kickstarter launch in 2013. So whether you're meaning to replace your bulky bifold with something slimmer or you're on the hunt for a bombproof wallet upgrade, a titanium Ridge Wallet should fit the bill.

The Ridge Wallet's unique EDC-friendly design sets it apart from the rest of the pack. It uses a combination of elastic bands and titanium plates to hold up to 12 payment and identification cards in a compact profile. The titanium plates that make up the core of the wallet keep the whole package lightweight at just 2.5 ounces in your pockets. The panels also provide an added RFID-blocking benefit, helping keep your personal information safe from fraudsters skimming for data. The wallet's designed to give you a few options when it comes to carrying paper currency and other daily essentials, too. You can choose between an elastic cash strap or a traditional money clip made from spring steel. With either configuration, you can keep a few twice-folded bills handy on the exterior of the wallet, or use it for RFID-enabled cards, and so on. And unlike some minimalist wallets out there, the metal construction of the Ridge makes it far more durable to stand the test of time. And its longevity is backed by a lifetime warranty.

While you can't go wrong with black, Ridge offers two other titanium color ways: a cool gunmetal grey and an extra-special electroplated version that's burnt by hand for a one-of-a-kind pop of color. And just in time for the holidays, you can save on a Ridge Wallet whether for yourself or as a gift by using code EDC10 at checkout when you buy from Ridge at the link below.

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Zebra PM-701 Stainless Steel Permanent Marker

For something called a “permanent marker,” the run-of-the-mill marker you keep in your junk drawer doesn't seem to last very long. Sure, its ink won't wipe away, but it can easily dry out over time and its plastic body ends up breaking before you know it. It's all too common with disposable pens as well, but EDCers have found an affordable solution in full-metal pens like the Zebra F701. Now that crowd-favorite pen gets a matching marker counterpart in the Zebra PM-701. Between its stainless steel body and its refillable ink insert that better resists drying out, it's built to last til the job's all done.

The main draw of the PM-701 is its stainless steel body. It adds balance and heft for a more comfortable writing experience while also drastically improving its durability. In a pinch, it can be used for poking and prodding as well. The cap is also made of stainless steel, including the pocket clip, so it's much more secure in your pocket and harder to break the cap. The cap posts onto the back end of the marker too, keeping it balanced in hand and less likely to get lost when you're hard at work. Even if the cap does go missing for a while, the ink refill can last up to 5 days with the cap off before drying out. The PM-701 can be refilled when it eventually does run out of ink with one of four colors: black, red, green, or blue. Each refill features a fine 1mm bullet point tip that can write fine or broad strokes depending on the amount of pressure you apply.

If you use a permanent marker for work or around the house often, you'll appreciate this affordable upgrade. You can pick one up to from Amazon for around just $8 at the link below.

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RovyVon Angel Eyes E300S Flashlight

If you still can't see the usefulness of a flashlight in your EDC, maybe you need to look at it from the right angle. You might find the secret to making the most of an everyday light is just 90 degrees away. RovyVon has shown plenty of innovation in their past lineup of EDC flashlights, and their new Angel Eyes E300s continues the trend with its unique rectangular body, right-angle layout, and triple LED configuration. And while its right-angle form factor opens up new possibilities for EDC applications and carry options, its whopping 2000 lumen output also makes it worth a closer look.

Right off the bat, it's clear the E300S isn't how you'd picture a typical flashlight. It ditches the usual head-and-barrel design for a more rectangular shape constructed from HAIII anodized aluminum alloy. It measures in at just shy of 4” long, 1.4” wide, and 0.68” thick, weighing 3.7oz. Towards the top of the light sits the set of 3 CREE XP-G3 LEDs, which put out a combined 2000 lumens on its Turbo mode. A switch on the top of the light gives instant momentary access to Turbo, as well as emergency modes. A side switch navigates levels with different button presses, offering flexibility depending on how you like to use your light. You can start from its 3 lumen moonlight mode and cycle through low, medium, high, and turbo modes as a more traditional method. You can also start at 250 lumens and fine-tune the brightness with infinite adjustability and memory. Last but not least, there's also an option for a 450 lumen medium mode with all other modes for no-fuss illumination.

To go along with all that power and versatility at the business end, the unique form factor of the E300S makes it better suited for certain EDC scenarios. Ridges along the sides of the E300S provide grip in place of traditional knurling and also allow for its included pocket clip to attach at different places and orientations on the light. This gives some flexibility in how you carry the light, which is already easily pocketable thanks to its slim rectangular shape. And since the LEDs are situated at a right angle, you can clip the light to a shirt pocket, pants pocket, or bag strap to keep your hands free while you're working.

Another advantage of the right angle and flat body means it won't roll away when you set it down, but it can also easily bounce light off of the ceiling to provide floody, ambient light for the whole room, such as in a blackout situation. The E300S also features a lanyard attachment point that can stand the light upright as well. Last but not least, the form factor has potential to be used as a headlamp or bike lamp too when paired with optional upcoming accessories.

Overall, the E300S offers an impressive amount of power and flexibility all in a unique form factor that fits in the palm of your hand. If you're looking for something different in your EDC light, give the E300S a look. You can grab one from Amazon at the link below.

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Nitecore TUP

Just when you think flashlights can't get any smaller or brighter, something revolutionary comes along. At first, it was the Nitecore Tube, with its novel form factor and impressive output for its size. More lights followed with the TIP and TINI improving upon both performance and portability. But now Nitecore's latest TUP flashlight hits new milestones with a whopping 1000 lumen output and an OLED display. It brings the sheer power and versatile features you'd expect from lights twice its size to an all-new design that's fit for your keychain.

The TUP marks a shift in the direction of Nitecore's T-series, this time opting for more power and functionality in favor of ultra portability. Its rectangular form makes space for a slew of new features. At the business end, a CREE XP-L HD V6 LED sits behind TIR optics to achieve a 1000-lumen max output that throws out to 180 meters. It's powered by an integrated 1200mAh, micro-USB rechargeable battery. The battery provides up to 70 hours of runtime, comparable to a light that takes two CR123a batteries, but in a size closer to that of a single cell flashlight. The light uses two side switches to control its digital lockout and usage modes, stepping down from its 1000 lumen max to its “ultra low” mode of 1 lumen. Relevant information is displayed on the light's unique OLED display, showing voltage, battery level, brightness, runtime remaining, modes, and more. It's especially handy for power users who want to know every last detail about the light they're depending on in their EDC.

Despite all these features, the TUP is impressively pocketable at just 2.76” long and weighing only 1.87 oz. It comes equipped with a deep pocket clip for multiple ways to carry as well as a keychain attachment point that can withstand up to 30kg of pull force. Its HAIII anodized aluminum body comes in both black and grey to match most EDCs. You can pick up this pocket rocket from Amazon at the link below.

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Casio G-Shock DW-5900BB-1 Blackout

With a 35-year legacy behind the brand, the G-Shock has earned its place as an everyday staple from its inception as a watch designed to never break. Every generation of the watch pushes the envelope of design and tech, but for this historic anniversary, Casio have melded past and present in the new DW-5900BB-1. Taking an iconic design from G-Shock's early days and giving it the ultimate tactical aesthetic, it's a great nod to history while having the design and construction to live long into the future.

The first thing to notice about the DW-5900BB-1 is its face—this isn't a model or design commonly seen as a G-Shock reissue. The pawprint-like design in its original colors hearkens back to the first G-Shock, the DW-5000, while the three subdials gave a glimpse into the later, insanely popular DW-6900 design. In this new blackout colorway, however, the design takes on a more tactical tone, with the subdials more reminiscent of night-vision goggles than the retrofuturistic original.

On the inside, the DW-5900BB-1 comes with all the staples you would expect from a modern G-Shock. The rugged case and band come in resin, the former of which is sealed and rated shock- and waterproof to 200 meters. The usual battery of timekeeping functions are present, including world time, a stopwatch, timer, and 5 daily alarms, rounded off by the signature electro-luminescent backlight.

Whether used as an aesthetic accessory or as a truly tough timepiece, there's no questioning that the G-Shock is a watch for the ages. Pick up the new DW-5900BB-1 from Amazon from the link below, and be sure to check out the rest of the anniversary blackout series too.

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The James Brand Benton Pen and Field Notes Pack

Whether you're planning your daily to-do's or drawing up your holiday shopping list, writing things down by hand with pen and paper can make all the difference. To some EDCers, a solid pen and a pocket notebook are just as essential as their trusty folding knife. Few companies know this as well as the James Brand, who have recently started to expand their offering beyond their sleek folding knives to cover the rest of your bases. This time around, they've released an EDC pen with their signature modern minimalist styling, built with durable materials and kitted out with thoughtful details that any EDCer can appreciate. To accompany the Benton Pen, they've also collaborated with Field Notes to offer another 3-pack of notebooks to add to your collection as well.

Unlike most pens, the Benton Pen is machined from sturdy 304 stainless steel. It gives a premium feel with added heft and substance for balance and durability. It's comfortably sized at 5.5” long, complete with a generous section of laser-etched stippling at the end of the pen for extra grip. As a refillable machined pen, the Benton accommodates the ever-popular Schmidt 900 Parker-style ballpoint refill that's easy to find in your preferred size and color. 

A rear click mechanism is an ideal choice for an EDC pen like the Benton, as its satisfying action is quick to deploy compared to screw caps and there are no loose parts to misplace. Even better, the clicky itself serves as a lanyard attachment point. An included cord lanyard with dual-textured bead offers easy retrieval and more secure retention, making this pen much harder to lose. A slim, PVD-coated pocket clip gives you convenient carry options and doubles as an anti-roll mechanism when you've set it down, too.

The Benton Pen comes in two colorways: a silver body with contrasting black clip and green-accented clicker, and a fully murdered out all-black version. They pair up nicely with the James Brand's set of the ever-popular Field Notes pocket notebooks, which come in a 3-pack of Steel Grey, Walnut, and Electric Moss covers with green grid ruling.

With the James Brand Benton Pen and matching Field Notes, you'll be ready to close out this year with style, and with all of your notes in order. You can pick up the Benton Pen and support a charitable cause in celebration of Giving Tuesday at the James Brand's website linked below.

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SureFire Stiletto

When it comes to flashlights that you can stake your life on, few have earned the reputation that SureFire lights have. From rugged, duty-ready torches to dependable daily drivers, their lights have stood the test of time. And while their main focus has always been reliability, they've got room for some innovation, too. The SureFire Stiletto takes cues from its namesake to give you a light you can draw and use as fast as a knife. It's a rugged yet sleek addition to any EDC with a few modern features for good measure.

The Stiletto doesn't look like a modern flashlight. Instead of the usual aluminum tube, it instead comes in a lightweight polymer construction, reducing its weight while still maintaining heavy-duty, IPX7-rated resistance. This ensures the Stiletto's lithium polymer batteries and electronics stay protected, no matter the activity. An anodized aluminum head assembly houses both the light's LED and its MaxVision reflector, giving you a wide, floody beam useful for everyday tasks.

Along the Stiletto's top face are its two switches and its sealing micro USB charging port. Its main switch activates its three output levels, including a High of 650 lumens for up to 1.75 hours, and a Low of 5 lumens good for up to 30. A tactical switch gives quick access to High and an optional strobe for emergencies. The Stiletto can also be reprogrammed between tactical and task outputs depending on how you need to use the light. Finally, an LED indicator tracks remaining battery so you always know when to top up.

As this is an EDC light, the Stiletto comes with a few features to help with ease of carry. This includes a Melonite-coated, spring steel pocket clip for bezel up pocket carry, while its body tapers for the smoothest egress possible from its stowed location. And in spite of its robust appearance, the Stiletto carries light at only 2.8 ounces.

With its heritage of reliability and an innovative, sleek design, the Stiletto is a quick and easy addition to any EDC. Pick up SureFire's latest from Amazon at the link below.

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Deal Alert: Up to 25% Off All Vincero Watches

No matter the mission you're on or the challenge you and your EDC are up against, there's always room on your wrist for a watch. And even if your setup is on the casual side, it doesn't hurt to keep the time and complete your ensemble. Vincero Watches fit the bill for a handsome, precise, and high-quality timepiece. Their bold designs blend form and function into one affordable timepiece. And with their site-wide Black Friday sale live, there's no better time than now to add one to your EDC.

If you want to make a statement with your EDC, Vincero's Rogue Collection is sure to catch your eye. It's a bold action watch with plenty of presence at 43mm. Its matte black, 316L surgical grade stainless steel case sets the stage for the Rogue's eye-catching details: a grid-textured black dial, three sub dials, a date display, and contrasting red hands and crown buttons. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the face, while an Italian marble caseback rests behind this chronograph's mechanical quartz movement. Its 10ATM water resistance handles most activities you'd encounter, while a premium silicone strap makes it comfortable to wear through it all every day.

If your EDC requires a dressier look, Vincero has you covered with the Chrono S: a standout dress watch that's as practical as it is good looking. It features real Italian leather on the strap, surgical grade stainless steel, and a scratch-resistant sapphire coated crystal class. Best of all, it comes in 43mm and 40mm case sizes. No matter the size you choose, the included straps are interchangeable, allowing you to switch things up for whatever your day calls for.

Vincero's small-batch manufacturing process already ensures you get a quality timepiece at a fair price, but you can save even more this week. Their Black Friday sale is live now with up to 25% across the entire site. Check out the Rogue Collection, Chrono S, and the rest of Vincero's offerings on sale at the link below.

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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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Fixsolve NASH Backpack

In the pursuit of the perfect EDC pack, chances are you've gone through multiple bags over the years (which could be collecting dust by now). Bags tend to be highly mission-specific things, built and designed for one purpose in mind. But as an EDCer who's constantly on the go indoors and out, the last thing you need is to weigh yourself with another niche bag. The NASH Backpack from Fixsolve was designed for modern nomads with versatility in mind as the one bag you can haul anywhere. It boasts a premium construction and a smart design that works whether you take it to the office one day or the outdoors the next.

What sets the NASH backpack apart is ample storage and long-haul durability without aggressively conspicuous tactical styling. Its subdued look is only part tactical, with an all-black color way and MOLLE-compatible webbing, and part outdoors with its roll-top and lashing square on the exterior. In addition to the modularity of the webbing and adjustability of a roll-top design, the bag offers a 19L main compartment, bringing its total capacity to 25L. It's an ideal size for your daily and travel essentials without being so big and bulky that you leave it at home instead. Four compression straps also help keep the pack compact and nimble during your travels when it isn't fully loaded.

The roll-top design makes it perfect for keeping out the rain when you're outside, and the 1500D Cordura shell exterior can keep up with the worst bumps and scrapes that you encounter on your commute. At the rear of the bag, you'll find a secure, dedicated space for a laptop up to 15”. It's also useful for smaller items and critical documents like a passport. An internal admin panel, complete with mesh pockets, zippered compartments, a key leash and cordage loop organize the rest of your gear. Water-tight YKK zippers used throughout keep your essentials secure and dry against the elements.

It may come as a surprise how much you can pack into the NASH, but it makes sense: it's designed to let you live out of it on the journeys you take. You can go to work one day, fly to a different country at night, explore the city when you land and head into nature later with a pack like this. The NASH is built in small batches by experienced craftsmen in the Philippines. You can see its many features at the link below and pick one up for EDC and travel duty on Amazon

As an Everyday Carry reader you can use code EDCxNASH to receive 20% off your purchase of the NASH Backpack. This exclusive discounted pricing is available through 11/23/18, so be sure to grab this bag quickly if you're interested.

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Screwpop Tether

When it comes to inexpensive yet effective keychain solutions for EDC, few do it better than Screwpop. From compact carriers to tiny tools, their products solve problems you didn't even know you had. Their latest release, the Tether, takes on the task of managing a common EDC issue—your keys. It's a minimal, but expandable way to stack and store all your keys, while adding a hardy bit of functionality, too.

The Tether's system is simple: two 6061-T6 anodized aluminum plates are held together by up to 4 sizes of O-rings, anchored to nubs riveted onto each plate. This allows you to carry as many as 24 keys in a stack, folding out Swiss Army Knife-style similar to other key organizers. The Tether also comes with a compact stainless steel bottle opener, sized to sit alongside your keys, ready to pop a cold one at a moment's notice.

As with other Screwpop products, the Tether is meant to be carried, and it pulls this off with an included keyring attachment. The aluminum plates measure only 3.25”, barely the length of the two stacks of keys they hold, and the Tether's entire kit weights under an ounce, making it a very pocket-friendly package.

Screwpop continues their pursuit of pocket essentials that are affordable in price and in space. Pick up their new Tether from Amazon at the link 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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