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The James Brand Ellis

For a knife to be “minimalist,” it doesn't always have to mean it sports an understated design that's stripped of features. Minimalism can go beyond looks, instead focusing on letting you do more while carrying less. The James Brand Ellis has a unique balance of  uncluttered design and all-round versatility that's worthy of your minimalist EDC. With a competent blade for cutting tasks and an integrated multi-tool for almost everything else, it'll cover your bases, look good doing it, and free up some pocket space to boot.

The business end of the Ellis features a stout 2.6” modified drop-point blade that maximizes the cutting potential of the blade while keeping it compact. The blade is made out of a highly corrosion-resistant Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel that sharpens up to a nice edge. And because the blade has a mixture of straight edge and serrated surfaces, it's a good all-around cutting tool for your everyday carry. Opening the blade is a classic two-handed affair, made easier with the nail nick in the blade. A sturdy lockback mechanism holds the blade in place during use.

When you're done with the knife, fold it into the anodized aluminum handle, and it's there where the design of the Ellis truly shines. Like the gentleman's knives of old, the Ellis has a second tool built into the design, which opens just like the knife. But instead of another blade, the Ellis gives you a screwdriver and bottle opener. And because of the smart design of the Ellis, you get a full-sized handle that you can use to leverage these tools to the best of your ability. It doesn't stop there: at the pommel of the knife is a combination scraper and pry bar, handy for those who would otherwise use their knife for that task despite every warning not to do so.

For easy of carry, the back of the Ellis comes with a bail for attachment to a lanyard. If you prefer to carry it in your pockets, the 2.8 ounce weight makes it a no-fuss accompaniment to your curated carry. And with its good looks and intelligent features, you can use the Ellis to pare down to the essentials, making your life easier by shedding redundancies. The Ellis is available now, in three different colorways including black, silver, and a stand-out electric moss green. Check it out at the link below.

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Arc'teryx Granville 10 Courier Bag

When looking for a great bag to commute with in a city environment, you probably wouldn't start your search with an outdoors sports brand. But when you think about the kind of performance and durability the great outdoors demands, it makes sense to trust a brand like Arc'teryx with your everyday gear. In addition to making top-notch equipment and apparel for mountain climbing, they also produce minimalist technical gear for everyday urban use as well. The new Arc’teryx Granville 10 courier bag is a perfect example of this, blending portability, ease of access, and durable materials to keep you prepared for any urban commute.

The bag is made of Arc’teryx's proprietary ripstop nylon AC2 material, complete with taped seams and water-tight YKK zippers to provide excellent weatherproofness. So whether you spill a drink or get caught in a quick downpour you won’t have to worry about your gear getting damaged. Dual one-handed release buckles secure the top flap and make sifting through your gear in a pinch a breeze. Plus, the ambidextrous cross-body strap means you can get to your things in cramped quarters by swinging the bag around to your front. Even though the bag weighs only 18 ounces when empty, it also features a three-point strap so you can distribute the weight when carrying heavier loads.

The same attention to detail present on the exterior is reflected on the inside of the pack as well, with plenty of internal organization to keep all your gear in place. Under the top flap is a zippered quick access pocket for your most used items like your wallet or a small notebook. There's also a built-in key clip so you won’t have to go digging to the bottom of your bag in search of your house keys anymore. Then there’s the main 10L compartment, which has another pocket for smaller essentials like charging cables or pens as well as a padded pocket that can fit a 12-inch laptop or tablet.

However you get to work, the Arc’teryx Granville 10 Courier bag is likely up to the task. It’s built to handle brutal weather without sacrificing a sleek design that won’t look out of place in the office. If you’re interested in trying out a bag from one of the most trusted names in the outdoors world, check this one out for yourself by clicking the link below.

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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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Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet

For most people, a fat wallet is a great thing to have. But as EDCers, we want our wallets slim by design, not because they're empty. While many minimalist wallets trim down the bulk by limiting how much cash you can carry, Magpul's newest DAKA Bifold wallet doesn't compromise capacity for pocket friendliness. Thanks to its high-performance technical fabrics and innovative construction methods, it carries your IDs, cards, and cash in a familiar silhouette that's much slimmer than the rest.

As the newest member of the DAKA family, the Bifold wallet features the same reinforced polymer materials as the rest of Magpul's popular soft goods. The DAKA fabric boasts a slip-resistant tactile texture and excellent water resistance for that go-anywhere durability. The material itself is thin and light, but RF-welded seams reduce bulk further while adding durability and water resistance. The combination of materials and no-stitch construction allows for a truly low-profile wallet without added thickness from unnecessary material overlapping and stitched seams.

The wallet opens to reveal a single pocket on each side of the interior with an additional slit cut out to form 4 dedicated card slots. The cascaded placement of slots allows for easy visual ID, while the side-loading orientation keeps cards from falling out. Best of all, a full-length dedicated billfold section accommodates shorter currency without needing to fold your change to fit it into such a slim wallet. Last but not least, rounded corners keep it comfortable to carry and easy to slip into your pocket. With its slim silhouette and 4.215" x 3.05" dimensions when closed, it minimizes printing so nobody can see where you're keeping your wallet.

For a slim and durable wallet that can conveniently carry cash, check out the DAKA Bifold at the link below.

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Kershaw Seguin

Sometimes you can take one look at a knife and know it can do some serious work. We're talking about the kind of knife that looks like it can do more than cut open the occasional package in the mail (or for some of us, much more than occasional…). Something with enough heft to get big jobs done, but still entirely pocketable to be your daily driver. The new Kershaw Seguin is one of those knives. This Les George collaboration sports a beefy design with a versatile blade to boot, featuring the kind of ergonomics that make even the toughest tasks feel a bit easier.

The solid build of the Seguin (that's pronounced Seh-geen, by the way) starts with its full-sized 4.25” stainless steel handle. Its length, mixed with the ergonomic contours, lets you get a firm grasp for full control over your work. And unlike most knives that have metal handles, the Seguin enjoys an aggressive machine-etched texturing on the top, bottom, and sides of the blade that make this knife easy to grasp even when things get slippery. The business end of the knife is impressive as well, with a modified clip-point shape making the Seguin reminiscent of a pocket folding Bowie knife. Fitting, since the namesake of the Seguin was a hero of the Texas Revolution.

The 3.1” 8Cr13MoV blade has everything you need, from a solid point for piercing, a curved belly extending to the tip for slicing, and a straight edge for rope and other utility tasks. To match the stainless aesthetic of the handle, the blade is treated with a PVD coating, which also increases its hardiness against the corrosive elements. The large index flipper tab and SpeedSafe assist makes opening the blade an easy one-handed motion. There's added jimping on the index flipper for control that doubles as a finger guard in the open position. And because there's a frame lock in a handle, you can be certain the blade won't close up on you accidentally while you work.

Once you're done with the Kershaw Seguin, close it up and let it disappear into your pockets with the single-position deep-carry tip, a welcome addition to a pocketknife of this size. With how versatile it is, you'll appreciate the build quality as you'll find yourself using it again and again as part of your everyday carry. Pick one up at the link below.

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Evergoods CTB40 Crossover Travel Pack

Carrying the gear in your pockets can be hard enough. Traveling with gear? That's a whole different ball game. If you've ever taken a trip for outdoors sports like climbing, skiing, or camping, you'd know the struggle of packing your usual travel essentials and your equipment. As both urban adventurers and avid outdoorsmen, the team at Evergoods set out to solve the travel packing, gear hauling conundrum with their line of high performance "city to mountain" packs. The CTB40 is their take on a crossover travel pack, infused with design DNA from tactical bags, softshell luggages, and mountaineering packs to handle your loadout for whatever and wherever your adventures take you.

Inside and out, the CTB40 isn't like the usual travel backpack you've come to expect. Its sleek, discreet exterior is made of 500D nylon for lightweight durability, then finished with a durable water repellant for weather resistance that's especially handy when hauling your gear outdoors. The slim, rectangular silhouette of the CTB40 makes it easy to transport whether you're stowing it in an overhead bin, carrying it on your back with its contoured, padded shoulder straps, or just carrying it by hand thanks to its extra-long grab handles on three sides of the pack. With a 40L maximum capacity it's also roomy enough to use for awkwardly sized outdoors equipment or simple "onebag" travel.

The CTB40 unzips clamshell style with a thoughtful mix of zippered internal organization and a spacious main compartment for easy, at-a-glance packing. The main compartment features ample padding and flexible, foldable "wings" along the perimeter to protect and contain your gear. Multiple compression straps keep things tight and secure when you're packing heavy, or keep the bag low-profile for when you're traveling light. The top section of the pack serves as an integrated travel organizer with plenty of zippered pockets and mesh paneling to separate and identify your gear without needing to rummage through your bag. A high-contrast,  PU-coated 420D nylon lines the interior to keep things light, easily visible, and clean. Last but not least, you can stow your laptop in the CTB40's dedicated laptop compartment that's fully padded and suspended, making for a protected and comfortable carry.

Before your next big trip, consider consolidating your EDC pack, luggage, and gear duffel to lighten the load and lessen the headache of traveling. The CTB40 is up for the challenge, and it's available in black or grey from Huckberry at the link below.

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Nite Ize Runoff Waterproof Pocket

Whether you're traveling, exploring the great outdoors, or simply gearing up for another day in the office, organization is key. It's especially true if you rotate through different bags for each activity but your core essentials stay the same. A utility pouch is a simple and effective way of keeping your EDC in one place, and the new NiteIze Runoff Pocket does it even better thanks to a slew of innovative features. With its waterproof construction and materials, it's ready to protect your passport, phone, and other small essentials far off the beaten path.

It's easy to phone it in with something as seemingly simple as a zippered pouch, but NiteIze tends to cram tons of functionality into their gear. With the RunOff Pocket a few key features put an emphasis on durability, waterproofness, ease-of-carry and visibility. It starts with an exterior made from TPU (thermoplastic urethane) material, with seams welded through radio frequencies, also known as dielectric welding. This fuses the material together, giving it fully submersible and dustproof properties. Matching this high-tech construction is a special zipper developed by NiteIze called the TRU Zip, a waterproof zipper which maintains a seal rated to IP67 as a quick and convenient alternative to a roll-top closure. It glides smoothly, silently, and without snagging thanks to a unique toothless mechanism, giving you a familiar process without sacrificing protection.

At 5.2" x 6.5", the pocket is sized right for EDC, with enough space for your phone, wallet, keys, passport, or other essentials that need protecting during your excursion. Thanks to a windowed main/front compartment, you have full touchscreen access to your phone, letting you operate it without exposing it to the elements. On the reverse side, a pass through belt loop lets you wear the pouch on your belt or strapped to your bag for easy, secure access. Finally, rounding out the pouch's carry options are built-in attachment points on either side that make it easy to carry via a carabiner, lanyard, or shoulder strap.

Carry your essentials with confidence, no matter the element. Pick up the Nite Ize RunOff Pocket at the link below, and be sure to check out the rest of the RunOff line to cover your bases.

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TiPick Micro Titanium Toothpicks

The humble toothpick is often thought of as disposable, something that a restaurant might have for your convenience after a meal. But often times, especially as we've become more mindful of waste, they've become harder and harder to find when you need one. They're useful for not just keeping a clean smile, but also for poking and puncturing tasks in a pinch. If you find yourself needing a toothpick but want an EDC-worthy option, there's the TiPick from EdcGearShop. It lets you pack a lightweight, premium titanium toothpick in a compact and concealable package that fits right on your keys.

The secret to the compact size of the TiPick is the reversible screw-cap design of the pick itself. This allows the toothpick to measure a minuscule 1.37 inches in length before deployment. The titanium composition of the pick allows it to be lightweight at just 2.8 ounces, while being far more durable than wooden disposable toothpicks that can give you splinters in your mouth if you're not careful. They're also more hygienic than keeping a disposable pair around, as they can be washed and even boiled for cleanliness after repeated use.

The design is built to last multiple trips out to eat, and EdcGearShop stands by their manufacturing process with a lifetime guarantee. Just keep in mind, that guarantee doesn't cover losing one of these small picks; they have holes in the back of each one to attach them to your keys so you don't lose them.

With the TiPick, you can take care of your teeth with a bit of style, in a far better way than carrying around a bunch of pointy disposables that will break in your pockets before you get around to using them. Pick one up for yourself at the link below.

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CRKT Slacker

When it comes to your everyday carry knife, you want something that can get things done, even if it means the dirty jobs. But don't let this knife's name fool you—the CRKT Slacker designed by Ken Onion is far from it. Based on a custom knife he made to be his personal EDC, the Slacker is a minimal design featuring CRKT's innovative Field Strip technology. It's one of the few easy-to-disassemble knives with an elegant, low-profile design without the bulk that other Field Strip knives tend to have. The end result is a highly-practical and functional knife that's well-suited to be your daily driver.

The smooth curves and organic lines of a Ken Onion design are visible everywhere you look with the Slacker. It starts with the slender 3.324” modified drop-point blade with an attractive satin finish with an 1.4116 stainless steel edge made to excel at everyday cutting and slicing tasks. The slight curve at the top of the blade makes it easier to manipulate in smaller spaces, and the jimping at the middle spine of the blade offers more control. And bringing the knife to bear when you need it is easy with its flipper opening, doubling as a finger guard at the bolster when deployed.

The handle is made of aerospace grade 6061 aluminum, helping keep the Slacker lightweight at 2.8 ounces. But unlike a lot of knives with metal handles, the Slacker has diamond texturing at the side to help your grip when things get wet and slippery. And the curved lines of the handle also let you get a full grip on the knife despite its compact size. The centerpiece of the design is the Field Strip mechanism in the pivot, which lets you fully disassemble the knife for maintenance, without any other tools necessary. It's good for routine fixes, but it really shines in the outdoors after taking on tough and dirty tasks. But whether you take the Slacker out to the field or in your pockets during your daily commute, it's ready to take on any challenge you meet while looking good to boot. Check it out at the link below.

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Maxpedition Entity Tech Sling 10L

When getting from point A to point B in a big city, keeping a low profile can be just as important as having all the gear you need within arm's reach. That's why more and more EDCers look for discreet bags they can bring into work or around town instead of the usual strapped-up tactical pack. But even with the right looks, your bag needs the performance to match—especially in critical situations. With a strong track record of making proper tactical packs, Maxpedition has what it takes to design a discreet EDC bag without compromising tactical features. The result is their best-selling tactical/non-tactical Entity line, and they've released a tech-friendly sling option to keep your commutes covertly covered.

The Tech Sling is a compact, 10L bag that's perfect for commuters and travelers who pack light and need their mobile office and tactical EDC all in one place. It accommodates up to a 13” laptop in its dedicated padded compartment which can be accessed from either side. The rest of the bag is designed for ambidextrous access and operation, which is an important feature to have on a sling. For example, its adjustable strap can be mounted in either left-hand or right-hand dominant orientations, while symmetric 3/4 zippers and pull handles on both sides make for easy operation from all angles. Its CCW compartment is also dual-entry, complete with a looped liner for attaching holsters and accessories. The Tech Sling also converts from a traditional sling pack when worn tight and close to your back to a more casual and comfortably accessible shoulder bag to be worn at your side.

A front admin panel keeps your smaller gear and mobile office essentials organized and folds out flat for at-a-glance convenience. Other thoughtful features like a key leash, mesh dump pocket, and a hi-vis interior round out the pack. The Tech Sling's exterior is made of a 500D nylon/poly blend in that low-key heathered fabric, coated with PU for added dirt and weather resistance. Its YKK zippers can be locked shut for peace of mind when traveling, but open in a flash thanks to oversized zipper pulls so you can get to your gear quickly. Check out the pack in full detail at the link below.

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StatGear Ledge Pocket Knife

With over a dozen successful product launches under their belt, StatGear doesn't need help when it comes to creating quality designs for your everyday carry. But they still recognize the value of feedback as a driving force for truly great design. Their latest project, the Ledge Pocket Knife, brings the same rugged materials and utilitarian design language of their past successes, but boasts a new set of features specifically requested by the EDC community. The result is a modern take on a classic slipjoint knife, complete with both practical and visual improvements to a traditional design that makes it worthy of any EDC today.

By popular request, the Ledge forgoes any locking mechanism and instead operates as a two-handed slipjoint like pocketknives of the past. It's an especially welcome decision for EDCers in locales with stricter knife laws, like in Canada or the UK. Of course, StatGear made a few tweaks to this classic design to make it more compelling in 2019. The Ledge is still a two-hand opening knife, but instead of a small nail nick, it features a full-length groove on the blade for easier deployment. The blade itself is made from hardy D2 tool steel as another upgrade from old school blades. It measures 2.5” long to give you just enough cutting edge to work with while staying compact and legal to carry in more places and features a flat ground, sheepsfoot blade shape for everyday versatility.

The handle also clearly stands out on this modernized slipjoint. Two-tone, dual-layered G10 handles afford a confident grip, light weight, and durability while the angular design gives it a futuristic look. While you'd typically need to EDC a slipjoint loose in your pocket or in a sheath, the Ledge features a reversible, tip-up, deep carry stainless steel pocket clip. It makes for a discreet and effortless EDC that's ready at a moment's notice. You can pledge for a Ledge in your choice of black, brown, or red at StatGear's fully funded campaign at the link below.

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ThruNite Neutron 2C V3

With rock-solid features at an exceptionally attractive price tag, the ThruNite Neutron 2C has established itself to be an excellent everyday light. Rather than reinvent the wheel to keep the flashlight fresh, ThruNite instead innovate with careful iteration. Now in its 3rd version, the latest 2C comes with measured upgrades rather than drastic differences, adopting the power, versatility, and utility of modern lights while staying true to its core as a great all-around flashlight for EDC.

The Neutron 2C V3's exterior largely remains unchanged from its initial release. It comes in an IPX8-rated black anodized aluminum tube with a raised collar with an anti-roll design that houses a metal side switch and generous knurling for its bottom half. A key feature lies with this segmented bottom portion: it unscrews into two separate parts to allow you to shorten the entire light, giving compatibility to huge range of batteries (18650 x 1, 18350 x 1, CR123A x 2, 16340 x 1, 16340 x 2). This gives the 2C ridiculous versatility and portability depending on your needs, and thanks to a built-in micro USB port, the light itself is even able to recharge said cells. The 2C's accessories include a pre-attached clip, 3400 mAh 18650 battery, holster, lanyard, and micro USB cable. These round out its carry options as well as give you a complete kit to get you started.

An electronic side switch (which also doubles as a battery indicator) navigates the light's 4 modes. It uses a Cree XP-L V6 LED available in both cool and neutral white, with a top output of 1100 lumens and a maximum runtime of 49 days on its 0.5-lumen Firefly setting. Playing again on its versatility, the 2C's main output mode allows continuous ramping between 12 and 650 lumens, with shortcuts to Firefly (long press), Turbo (double click), and Strobe (double click from Turbo) from off. These shortcuts are a nice and thoughtful touch, especially considering  getting to the right brightness on its ramping mode may take a few moments that you might not have in a pinch. Thankfully, mode memory exists for this mode when you do find that perfect brightness.

Even in its third iteration, versatility is still the name of the game for the Thrunite Neutron 2C. Pick one up in your choice of tint from the Amazon link below.

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TEC Accessories Ko-Axis Rail Pen

Whether it’s a flashlight, a backup battery, or a pen, cylindrical items aren’t typically the easiest to EDC in your pockets. Not to mention, they're prone to inconveniently rolling away whenever you set them down. That's why TEC Accessories bucked the trend of round-barreled pens and opted for a wide and flat rectangular form factor, not unlike your favorite pocket knife. This approach makes the pen sit flat in your pocket, while still being wide enough for a comfortable grip. The Ko-Axis Rail Pen leaves everything you’d come to expect in a pen behind, and the result is something new and exciting.

Upon seeing the rectangular design, you'll notice that there’s no cap on the Ko-Axis Rail Pen. To extend the D1 refill tip, simply pull on the grip and you’re ready to write. The grip rides on a set of rails that run the length of the pen, retracting the refill into the metal tip when not in use. It’s crafted from a mix of stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and bronze for a pleasant heft without being overbearing. The rails are made from stainless steel for durability, the body pieces from aluminum to cut weight, and the grip from bronze so the heft is centered where you hold the pen. To change out the refill, simply give it a pull, push the new one in, and you’re ready to write. They’ve even fitted it with a deep pocket carry clip so it can go unnoiticed until you really need it.

If you’re bored with carrying around a regular old ballpoint pen, consider giving the Ko-Axis Rail a look. It's a unique take on a writing instrument that’s just as easy to carry as it is to write with. The Ko-Axis rail is available in several different materials and colorways, including black or red anodized aluminum with steel accents and a warm bronze grip. You can pick one up for yourself for just under $80 at the link below.

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Vanquest FTIM Gen 2 Maximizer

Gear comes in all shapes, sizes, and lengths, which is a bad mix for pockets designed to catch everything as-is. Within those unstructured enclaves your gear is banging and scraping against each other, causing unnecessary wear and tear. Larger pockets are also an inefficient way to organize your gear, making it that much harder to grab your essentials at a moment's notice. Enter the EDC solution: pouches. Compact, organized, and easy to carry, purpose-built pouches solve all of your carry needs. Vanquest takes the EDC pouch further with their FTIM Gen 2 Maximizer. With a unique pull-down opening system to make it as fast as possible to get to your gear, it's an ultra-rugged and extra-organized way to manage your everyday kit.

Unlike most half- or clamshell-opening pouches, the FTIM's main compartment is more akin to a dopp kit, with a U-shaped zipper to lay out its contents wide open. This YKK#8 zipper is lockable and comes with Spartan zipper pulls, a combination designed to make opening as fast and as smooth as possible. In the main compartment are 24 elastic webbing slots in both vertical and horizontal orientations; there's a space for your gear be it pens, cables, flash drives, and more. One external pocket, two internal ones, and a detachable 2-position key fob space round out the pouch's organization.

Since this is a mil-spec pouch, that means heavy-duty 500D Cordura nylon with a durable water repellent coating for its exterior. A grab handle sits on top, while on the bottom, each end of the zipper opening has grab tabs for even faster deployment. On the FTIM's sides are MOLLE/PALS-compatible webbing, allowing you to expand its functionality or stash it to the rest of your compatible equipment. Finally, a loop ID panel front and center lets you customize or decorate the pouch to your needs.

Stop stuffing your pockets with loose essentials and get organized with a robust EDC pouch like the Vanquest FTIM instead. Pick one up in three colors at the Amazon link below.

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Hammerstone Goods Hammer Pack

As an EDCer, have you ever stopped to think about what you could be carrying in your pants' fifth pocket? You know the one: the curiously small pocket on your right side where you might've used to drop spare change when credit cards and payment apps weren't as popular. If you're not EDCing a tube of lip balm, you should—but we don't blame you. Most lip balms aren't as considered as the rest of your kit and aren't designed with EDC in mind. Hammerstone Goods, on the other hand, are different. They're natural lip balms and deodorants designed for adventurous EDCers inside and out from the ingredients list to the pocket-friendly packaging. If you've been on the hunt for another way to step up your daily routine, the Hammer Pack has just what you need to get started.

While most people EDC lip balm for its intended purpose to prevent chapped lips, you can actually use it in a pinch during your outdoor adventures. In that same spirit of the outdoors, Hammerstone lip balms and deodorants keep it natural. Their lip balms (available in Key Lime + Mint and Blood Orange + Mint flavors) use organic ingredients like vitamin E, sunflower oil, and hempseed oil for nourishing, natural protection. 

Their Eucalyptus + Mint Active Deodorant uses all-natural ingredients as well to keep you feeling fresh during your day-to-day, travels, or camping trips without irritating sensitive skin like other deodorants can. That's because it's free of aluminum, parabens, and phthalates, providing gentle and long-lasting performance. These formulas were dialed in with help beta testers who are active EDCers and outdoor adventurers like yourselves, putting the Hammer Pack through its paces while biking, hiking, skiing, and more.

And because these lip balms were made for EDCers, their pocket friendliness, ease of operation, and ergonomics were just as important. The lip balm comes in an oval tube that keeps a lower profile in your pocket, is comfortable to hold and apply to your lips, and doesn't roll away when you set it down (just like you'd expect from your EDC pen or flashlight). Last but not least, the tube and label keep a blacked-out, minimalist aesthetic to fit right in with any EDC or dopp kit. You can try out the set of lip balms and Active Deodorant together in the Hammer Pack, available at the link below.

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More New Gear from SHOT Show 2019

Last week we rounded up the standout new gear from this year's SHOT Show, the largest annual trade show for the tactical, hunting, and outdoor industries. And while we did find some exciting new upcoming releases, there’s a lot of new gear from our favorite EDC manufacturers to look forward to. In this list, we round up the 2019 catalogs of our favorite brands and talk about the new designs and directions to expect from them this year.