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Dango P01 Pioneer Wallet & Pen

Dango has a track record of combining premium materials and a smart design to create unique and functional wallets for the modern EDCer. One of their best examples of this is their recent P01 Pioneer wallet: an all-in-one leather wallet, notebook, and EDC pen system. And after its successful run of pre-orders on Kickstarter, the P01 Pioneer is finally available to order and ship. In case you missed the Kickstarter, now's a good time to revisit the wallet to consolidate your EDC.

Dango looked at an EDCer's typical carry and then redesigned the traditional bifold to cover those bases, resulting in a wallet that’s anything but traditional. The P01 Pioneer combines three EDC essential items into a form factor perfect for your front pocket. Not only do you get a wallet made of top notch materials like Italian leather and aerospace grade aluminum, but it also comes with a 48 page notebook and a pen for jotting down that great idea when inspiration strikes (or for your grocery list). You also can’t forget that because this is a Dango wallet it’s fully compatible with their MT02 card-shaped multitool. Letting you transform the one item you already don’t leave home without into a robust tool that can handle most everyday tasks.

On the right side of the wallet you'll get a space for the included 48-page notebook, while the left slot is perfect for storing up to 20 cards. All of which are safe from thieves thanks to an RFID laminated material built right into the P01 for added peace of mind. The included pen accepts Schmidt 4889M ink for writing in any condition, and because of the tough aluminum construction you won’t have to worry about the pen breaking in your pocket. The daily grind will only add character to the premium leather making it more your own as each day passes.

Whether you consider yourself a minimalist always looking to slim down your pockets or have been looking for a quick and easy way to add a notebook to your EDC, the Dango P01 Pioneer wallet might be for you. Best of all there’s no need to wait thanks to the success of its Kickstarter and those who backed it. Treat yourself this holiday season with a functional wallet by clicking the link below.

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Dango C01 Civilian Wallet

There are some things in your EDC that you just can't afford to lose, with your wallet being a prime example. Unfortunately, so many minimalist wallets put an emphasis on slimness and quick access at the expense of security. Dango's new Civilian C01 Wallet, on the other hand, hits that sweet spot of portability and security with its thoughtful design and materials. It's a simple, premium leather cardholder bundled with a silicone strap for versatility, a CNC'd aluminum attachment point for extra security, and a paracord lanyard for grip and retrieval.

The C01 Civilian Wallet comes as a distillation of Dango's other wallets for EDCers who want an uncompromising minimalist option. The result is a clean, cardholder-esque design that fits up to 10 cards comfortable in its 4 pockets. For everything else, like folded bills, the C01 features an elastic silicone band to keep things consolidated. Throw in the Italian leather construction and not only does the C01 stand up to everyday wear and tear, but it'll also look better over time. And instead of the screwed-in metallic frame you'll find on Dango's more tactical options, the C01 Civilian opts for tight stitching to hold the leather together. If you do prefer the rigidity and structure metal provides, the wallet is compatible with Dango's MT02 multi-tool too. It's an easy and transformative addition to the wallet to boost its functionality.

As essential as your wallet is, making sure it's with you at all times is crucial. The C01 gives you a few different ways to go about it, thanks to its integrated aluminum attachment tab on the corner of the wallet. In its standard configuration, it comes with a 550 paracord lanyard for extra grip and easy retrieval from your pocket that doubles as 3 feet of emergency cordage when unraveled. To make sure your wallet really doesn't go anywhere, you can use the aluminum tab for attaching a tether to your belt loop (and even clip your keyring to it too for good measure).

With minimalism and modularity at its core, the C01 Civilian wallet keeps your essentials in check without taking up much pocket space. You can grab one in five different color options from Dango at the link below.

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Win Over $1000 Worth of EDC Gear in Our Holiday Countdown Giveaway!

Update: Congrats to Semaj D., winner of this giveaway! Thanks for participating -- stay tuned for another giveaway soon.

We're closing in on the end of the year, with just a few more days until the holidays. We'd like to give our thanks to you, the readers, for following us on the site and on social media. We’re giving you the chance to win over $1000 worth of gear by partnering with brands you know and love. Enter now to win awesome gear from our sponsors: Fisher Space Pen, SOG Knives, Victorinox Swiss Army, Dango Products, and Orbitkey!

The Best Leatherman Multi-tools for EDC

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

Cyber Monday Giveaway: Win Over $800 Worth of EDC Gear!

Update: Congratulations to Thomas, winner of this week's giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more chances to win awesome gear here on Everyday Carry.

While many of you are starting to get your shopping done before the holidays come around and others are choosing to save for a rainy day, we can all agree that the best deals are the ones that don't cost you a thing. In this week’s giveaway, you can win over $800 worth of gear courtesy of our sponsors: SOG, Dango Products, Massdrop, Victorinox, Orbitkey, and Alto!

Victorinox SwissTool Spirit XBS

When hear the name Victorinox, it's hard not to picture their iconic Swiss Army Knives. For good reason, too — EDCers have been using them for decades as their main pocket knife or as an all-in-one tool for covering their bases. While they're great for everyday situations, they're not always the best tool for handling the heavy duty workloads. That's where the SwissTool Spirit XBS comes in handy. It's a compact yet full-featured multi-tool with the useful tools you've come to expect from Victorinox, packed into a beefy, plier-based design. As an upgrade to the original SwissTool Spirit X, the XBS version comes with a blacked-out burnished steel finish for improved durability and discreet tactical flair.

Although you could call it a full-sized tool in terms of functionality, the SwissTool Spirit XBS manages to keep a slim profile. At a mere 4.1” in length when closed, the stainless steel handles house 10 pull-out tools that provide a total of 27 different functions. You'll get most of the essential tools found in Victorinox's classic pocket knives like the drop point blade, combination bottle opener and screwdriver, can opener, and scissors. Only on the XBS, they're a bit larger and easier to use. You'll also get heavy duty tools that are especially welcome on a full-sized multi-tool, like pliers, a woodsaw, a crate opener, chisel, 3D Philips driver, and metal file, just to name a few. Whether you're looking for a compact all-in-one option for your next camping trip or something that can handle big projects around the house, chances are you'll find what you need here.

The tools are all easily accessible from the outside of the handles thanks to their larger size and convenient nail nicks, meaning you won't have to open the tool to get the job done quick. Once open, a lock mechanism secures them in place, and disengages by sliding down the textured lock releases on both sides of the handle. The contours on the handle and substantial length give comfortable control when using the tool whether it's open or closed, too.

The handles are low profile in more ways than one thanks to the XBS's all new, blacked-out finish. The burnished steel not only looks discreet, but it provides improved corrosion resistance for when you're working outdoors by the water, around plumbing in the house, and so on. Aside from the new finish, the XBS also manages to be even lighter than the previous model at just 7.3 ounces. If that's still on the heavy side for you, it comes with a handy sheath so you can offload it onto your belt or backpack, keeping your pockets free.

Whether you EDC a full-sized multitool for work or for preference, the Victorinox XBS Spirit offers plenty of functionality. A sturdy pair of pliers and durable tools built into the handle make this one of Victorinox’s best offerings yet. If you want to add this tiny toolbox of a tool to your pockets hit up the link below.

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Deal Alert: 25% Off All Nodus Wallets

If there's one thing in your EDC that's probably putting in overtime now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, it's your wallet. And if the one you're carrying now isn't as slim, organized, or as secure as you'd like it to be, Nodus has just what you're looking for. Their wallets feature thoughtful design cues focused on what EDCers care about most: storage, quick access, and portability. They put that same design language into goods for carrying more than just your cards and cash with their latest phone cases and zip coin pouches, too. The best part? You can grab all of 'em on sale for up to 25% off, or even put some of your purchase towards a good cause this holiday season.

While all of these goods are on sale, a couple stand out as EDC wallet contenders for their impressive functionality in a compact form factor. The first is the aptly named Compact Wallet, which boasts the capacity of a traditional billfold in a much slimmer, minimalist silhouette. Two external slots give you quick access to frequently used cards, while a convenient pull tab lets you fan out the rest of your cards (up to 8) for easy, at-a-glance retrieval. The center pocket stashes bills and other odds and ends, and a small internal slot can hide away a spare key for a more consolidated carry.

Then there's their new Compact Coin Wallet, an elegant solution to the headache of trying to manage coins in your EDC. A zip-around design keeps coins in one place, while a dedicated coin pocket separates them from your cash and cards. The coin pocket even has an expanding section to accommodate more change, but otherwise keeps the wallet compact when empty. Like its zipper-less counterpart, the Compact Coin Wallet also features external card slots for quick access and contactless pay, as well as a center compartment for bills and a spare key.

For this Black Friday sale, you can choose how much you'd like to save or put towards Nodus's selected cause called Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), an ocean conservation charity: BLACK25 gets 25% off with no charitable donation, BLUE15 gets 15% off with a 10% donation to BLUE, and BLUE25 gets 0% off with a 25% donation to BLUE. The sale is live now through midnight on Monday, November 27th over at Nodus's website linked below.

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Win Over $1300 Worth of EDC Gear in Our Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Update: Congrats to Greg G., winner of this week's giveaway! Thanks for participating and stay tuned for another great giveaway coming soon.

We're closing in on the end of the year, with just a few more days until Thanksgiving. We'd like to give our thanks to you, the readers, for following us on the site and on social media. We’re giving you the chance to win over $1300 worth of gear by partnering with brands you know and love. Enter now to win awesome gear from our sponsors: Spyderco, Dango, Orbitkey, Victorinox, SOG, and Leatherman!

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch

Whether you’re heading into the depths of the ocean, or just doing some desk diving around the office, the Abyss 2 by Zelos is sure to get the job done. Nearly every feature on the Abyss 2 is over-engineered to be the best that it possibly can. Zelos takes the standard dive watch specs (like water resistance, lume, domed crystal, and a sturdy case) and amps them up to the next level.

The Abyss 2’s 43mm case is made from a marine-grade copper-bronze alloy, a material that’s commonly seen in aquatic applications. The material, case design, and helium escape valve allow the watch to obtain its 3000M water resistance rating. No really, you read that right. The Abyss 2 has a water resistance of 3,000M. This is 10 times the amount commonly seen on a dive watch. Let that sink in.

The case will also pick up a patina over time — starting off with a look similar to rose gold, then eventually fading to a rich, golden brown. To increase legibility, they’ve engraved the hour makers extra deeply, allowing several layers of the super-luminous paint to build up. The result is an extra bright and long-lasting glow. The Abyss 2 also features an internal 12-hour rotating bezel that can track an alternate time zone. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal and finished with a lume-treated rotating outer bezel.

The watch stays ticking thanks to an automatic, reliable, Swiss-made Selitta movement. The standard model features the SW-200 movement with second hand, while The Turbine model features the SW-260. In place of a seconds hand is a running-indicator sub dial. And instead of a traditional elongated watch hand, there’s a disc with a propellor on it that rotates as long as the watch is running. It’s a nice design touch that further emphasizes the Abyss 2’s oceanic theme.

While most of the Abyss 2's design calls back to its deep-diver roots, a special edition version of the watch has a dial that's literally out of this world. It's made from the Muonionalusta meteorite, which landed over a million years ago in Sweden. It adds an exotic, one-of-a-kind texture to the watch. The standard configuration of the watch comes in either a black, blue, or green dial as well, with the Turbine version available in black or blue.

This tank of a dive watch is now available for pre-order, due to ship in early December of this year. The watch starts at $569 and goes up to $799 for the meteorite version. You can pick one up at the link below.

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Kel-Tec CL-42 and CL-43 Tactical Flashlights

When it comes to making tactical gear, Kel-Tec has decades of experience. Their innovative firearms designs have seen great success in the military, law enforcement, and civilian markets. But their recent efforts aren't only focused on delivering weapons platforms. With the CL-42 and CL-43, Kel-Tec has brought their design expertise to the EDC flashlight arena. Both of these tactical flashlights are compact and suitable for everyday carry, especially if you carry a firearm. But even if you don't, they're  rugged enough to stand up to the rough use in the field.

The Kel-Tec CL-42 is a low-profile tactical LED flashlight that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. At only 4.5” long it's big enough to give you a proper grip, but not so big that it becomes bulky in your pockets. It has a textured aluminum case that helps provide you that grip even in inclement conditions.

The light is simple to use: a full press turns the light on and off while a half press enables its momentary-on feature. Because of its heritage as a tactical light for use with a firearm, there isn't a confusing plethora of modes to shuffle through. It has a single 420 lumen output, and it throws its beam of light out 525 feet.

It takes two 123A batteries, and with them it is rated to put out its maximum output for an hour and 15 minutes. But unlike other LED flashlights, the CL-42 is designed to deal with prolonged power consumption gracefully. Instead of shutting off when it doesn't have enough power to run on max, it reduces its output gradually until there's nothing left to give. So after two hours and 20 minutes of use, the light is rated to put out 40 lumens. And because it's a weapon light, it's ready for hard use. The CL-42 is impact resistant up to one meter, and it's also water resistant to a depth of one meter.

The Kel-Tec CL-43 is another compact tactical EDC flashlight, but with a twist. It has an innovative design that lets you cradle it in your offhand while letting you maintain a firm grip a handgun in your primary hand. But even if you don't intend to use it that way, the unique shape lets you point at what you want to illuminate easily. You can easily hold it in one hand and click on the activation switch like a trigger to turn it on and off.

Like the CL-42, the CL-43 also has a momentary-on function. But unlike the CL-42, the CL-43 is able to hold one more 123A battery while being noticeably shorter than its cousin at only 3.75” long. The extra battery capacity allows it to run its 420 lumen single output far longer than the CL-42 at 3 hours and 35 minutes. Like with the other Kel-Tec light, the CL-43 slowly lowers its output once your exceed that max rating until all of the power stored is finally used up.

The low-profile and efficient design of these Kel-Tec lights make them a solid option to introduce to your own everyday carry, whether it's for daily use or emergency situations. Check them out in more detail at the link below.

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StatGear Ausus Pocket Knife

For most budget knives on the market, you get what you pay for. And while they're usually fine for light tasks, they don't exactly inspire confidence when taking on real hard use. The few that do, however, tend to be fixed blades or designs that are just too bulky in general for EDC. StatGear's Ausus pocket knife aims to buck the trend as their latest Kickstarter project set to deliver this December. It's an overbuilt folding knife with the premium materials and EDC-focused features to match at a solidly affordable price point.

The hard use potential of the Ausus begins with its 3.5" D2 steel blade. D2 is a tool steel that's high in both carbon and chromium, giving the blade excellent sharpness, hardness, and edge retention even after frequent hard use. While the Ausus was designed with large tasks in mind, it features jimping on the top of the blade for added control during precision work. Deployment of the blade is easy with its oversized, ambidextrous thumbstuds and internal ball bearings.

The Ausus's large 4.5" handle lets you get a solid, full-handed grip on the knife for when the task at hand requires a little elbow grease. The knife comes equipped with a liner lock, which also adds some proportional thickness to the handle to let it stand up to batoning and other more extreme situations. The canvas micarta handles will stand up to rough and regular use, plus they provide excellent grip even when wet. Micarta doesn't just lend durability and grip, it also gives the knife a more elegant and luxurious look as it's a material traditionally used on classic gent's knives.

Despite the Ausus's size and beefier design, it isn't a problem for your pockets. It's mostly thanks to its extremely deep-carrying pocket clip design. It allows for sleek low-profile reversible tip-up carry to make the knife practically disappear in the pocket.

The Ausus is available in two different colorways: full-black with an oxide blade and brown with a satin finish. With its rock-solid yet elegant design, you might think the Ausus would cost you a pretty penny, but that's not the case. A pledge of 43 dollars or less to its fully-funded Kickstarter can secure you one of your own. Back the project at the link below.

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What Makes an EDC Knife Good for Food Prep?

There’s no shortage of uses for your EDC knife. Sometimes, you'll need it to pull food prep duty when you’re out and about, whereas at home you’d probably just grab something from the kitchen drawer. Sure, your EDC knife can slice up an apple, cut a sandwich, and open up a stubborn bag of chips, but a specialized tool is better for the job. Think about it: you wouldn’t use a 2” tanto blade for peeling and slicing up a piece of fruit. The same goes for in the kitchen. There are many different knife types that are designed for specific tasks — and for good reason. In this guide, we’ll show you what to look for in an EDC blade that makes it great for food prep and then compare it to their kitchen counterparts that take it to the next level.

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Carbon Watch

If you want an EDC watch that's practically indestructible but still light on your wrist, you'd usually look at digital watches. But those aren't for everyone, especially if you're after a more classic look. Few everyday carry brands do classics like Victorinox, whose iconic Swiss Army Knives have been EDC staples for decades. While its relatively new collection started with models built from its namesake I.N.O.X. steel, the line has expanded with timepieces sporting new, durable materials like titanium and paracord. The latest entry in the lineup, the I.N.O.X. Carbon, comes as a blacked-out, EDC-ready option with a case made from carbon fiber resin. It's got the rugged spirit and classic style we've seen from past I.N.O.X. watches in a new design that won't weigh you down.

Materials play a huge role for any piece of EDC gear's durability. The I.N.O.X. Carbon's unique carbon fiber resin not only dramatically reduces weight, but also creates a visually striking textured appearance that's actually smooth to the touch. Its lustrous, triple-AR coated sapphire crystal offers scratch-resistant clarity, juxtaposed by the case's satin finish to really make the watch face pop. As a unique design detail, the I.N.O.X. Carbon features a 24-hour time scale printed directly onto the inside of the crystal. These 13-24 hour markings make it easy to read military time and add visual depth to the dial. Lastly, there's a contrasting white date display between the 4 and 5 hour markers.

Inside, you’ll find a durable and accurate Swiss quartz movement. While many EDCers would appreciate an automatic movement in the watch, Victorinox opted for a movement certain to be able to handle the shock, temperature, and high durability standards set by the I.N.O.X. line. It's set inside a screw-down steel caseback that helps give the watch its 660ft water resistance rating.

Measuring in at 43mm the I.N.O.X. has plenty of wrist presence, yet despite its larger size, it doesn’t wear like a heavy, clunky watch. Since the case is made from carbon fiber, the watch is remarkably light weight. Paired with the soft and flexible Naimakka paracord strap, the I.N.O.X. Carbon is way more comfortable for daily wear than you would assume by looking at the specs, even on smaller wrists.

If you like a large, adventure-ready watch that’s sure to hold up to anything you can throw at it, consider adding the I.N.O.X. Carbon to your collection. It comes with an additional strap and a compass bezel bumper in its own diver-style storage case, too. You can pick up a Victorinox I.N.O.X. Carbon at the link below.

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Giveaway: Win the Ultimate Tactical EDC Gear Loadout from ASP!

Update: Congrats to Mike M, winner of this giveaway!

When it comes to reliable gear for LEOs, military personnel, and personal self-defense, one brand comes to mind: ASP. Armament Systems and Procedures has been making solid and reliable tactical gear for law enforcement professionals for over 40 years, and has recently unveiled its latest and greatest products. One lucky winner will receive this huge loadout of tactical flashlights and personal protection for EDC, courtesy of our sponsor, ASP.

Giveaway: Win a NutSac Mag-Satch!

Update: Congrats to Chip C., winner of this week's giveaway!

When your EDC gets to a point where your pockets are feeling a little cramped, a compact bag for just the essentials can be a game changer. In this giveaway, our friends at NutSac Bags are hooking it up with one of their sleekest EDC-friendly bags, the Mag-Satch. It's a classic design based on the trusty satchel, built in the USA from heavy duty canvas and leather, but with some modern features and organization for all your tools and tech. One lucky winner will receive a NutSac Mag-Satch, brought to you by our sponsor, NutSac Bags.

The Best Swiss Army Knife for EDC

EDC is all about having the right tool for the job. Multi-tools take that a step further by putting the right tool for a number of different tasks into one compact body. When it comes to keeping your bases covered, one of the most trusted brands of multi-tools is Victorinox, thanks in no small part to their Swiss Army Knife becoming an essential tool to carry since it was invented for the field in 1897. And in the past century Victorinox has only gotten better at what they do, now offering plenty of different variations of the tried and true tool.

If you've never owned a Swiss Army Knife (SAK), picking your first one out of Victorinox's extensive catalog can be daunting at first. Many of the models have specialized tools for specific uses, but they all share a common core of tools for general EDC. To make the decision easier, we're highlighting the 5 most-carried SAKs among our readers in this guide. As we'll be comparing tried-and-true models, you can't go wrong with any of the picks below.