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Pokka Pens

As useful as they are to keep in your pocket, not all pens were designed with carry in mind. Even the ones that are small enough to easily slip into your pocket usually compromise comfort and balance when you actually write with them. For Pokka Pens, the focus on pocket-friendliness is right there in the name. It's all thanks to its clever design that's super compact when closed, but extends to a comfortable length when it's time to write. Best of all, these made-in-the-USA EDC pens don't just save pocket space, they save pocket change too, thanks to their accessible price point.

Upon first look, you'll notice just how small the Pokka Pen measures when it's closed. At under 3.5”, it certainly fits the part as a pocket essential. It features a body that fully nests into its cap, essentially halving the amount of pocket space it takes up. Usually, a pen that short might feel cramped during longer sessions, but the Pokka Pen avoids this by extending to a full-length pen. The cap firmly secures to the back of the pen with a satisfying snap, secured by a clever system of O-rings and ridges. Once extended, the pen reaches a comfortable 5.5” length—just as good for quick notes as it is for extended writing sessions with its included, replaceable ballpoint ink cartridge.

Because they're so lightweight, Pokka Pens are hardly noticeable when carried loose in your pocket. However, you can also use it with an available clip for the added convenience, security, and quick access. No matter how you choose to carry it, the Pokka Pen is compact, lightweight, and comfortable to write with once it's fully extended.

The best part is the Pokka Pen is impressively affordable as far as EDC gear goes. Starting at just over $8 for a pack of three, you can have one to keep in your pocket, one in your bag, and a backup in your car with little investment. To sweeten the deal, Everyday Carry readers will receive an additional 15% off by clicking the link below, with no coupon code required. They're available variety of cool colors and patterns like Blaze Orange, Digi-Camo, and more at the link below.

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5.11 Tactical AMP12 25L Backpack

When you're hauling gear for multiple missions into constantly changing environments, being able to switch up your loadout on the fly is crucial. Many tactical bags are designed with this modularity in mind, but all too often they end up both cumbersome and conspicuous. If there's one company who can deliver on modularity, organization, and durability in a pack, it's 5.11 Tactical. Their recently released AMP12 25L Pack offers more advanced modularity in a design that weighs less and blends in better to your surroundings compared to their already successful past designs. When you need your kit truly dialed, the AMP12 25L features versatile organization inside and out to cover your bases.

To fill its role as an All Missions Pack, the AMP12 keeps a low-profile exterior like a clean slate, ready to be customized. Don't let its absence of PALS fool you, though — the AMP12 features a large hook-and-loop front panel as the foundation of its modularity. Included with the bag is 5.11's patented HEXGRID load-bearing platform on their Gear Set system attachment. The Gear Set attaches via hook-and-loop to the front of the pack, supported by G-hooks and release buckles. You can pick and choose from this 3-layer security system for your preferred balance of retention versus quick release of your gear. The AMP12 pack and Gear Set system accommodates 5.11's other Gear Set accessories to make transitioning from the field to the city as easy as swapping out one Gear Set for another. And unlike traditional rows of PALS-webbing, the HEXGRID can mount gear at different angles for better ergonomics and more efficient use of space. This level of customizability isn’t exclusive to the exterior either, as it also has an internal loop system you can take advantage of when you need to carry more than usual.

The main compartment opens clamshell style, giving you a full view of the inside of the bag for easy loading and organization. Hook-and-loop paneling lines the interior back panel of the bag as well, giving you the freedom to take a pouch-focused packing approach or keep it minimal for when you travel. On the opposite side you'll find multiple zippered mesh compartments for at-a-glance organization of your smaller gear. The AMP12 is ready for the boardroom to the backcountry too, with a separate compartment along the rear accommodates laptops up to 15” and doubles as a space for a hydration bladder. A 4-way zipper configuration makes for easy access to every part of the main compartment as well.

As for materials, the AMP12 features a water-resistant 500D Dobby nylon build, hitting a sweet-spot of light weight and durability. When you do load the bag up and attach GearSets to it, a tag-team of ergonomic, padded shoulder straps and a thermoformed back panel help manage the load for a comfortable carry. If you've been looking for that one bag to take on the job, on the road, or out on the town, the AMP12 was designed for just that. It's available in classic Black, Ranger Green, Tungsten blue, and Kangaroo brown at the link below.

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Our Favorite New Gear from Nite Ize

Many companies who make EDC gear tend to stick to just one or two categories, like focusing on knives and tools or flashlights. Nite Ize, on the other hand, takes a much broader approach. They've got a wide range of innovative, useful gear, with solutions for everything ranging from tidying your keychain to walking your dog at night, and everything in between. You may recognize the brand from their ubiquitous S-Biners popping up in EDCers' keychains, but they've heavily expanded their lineup of EDC essentials to offer so much more. We're highlighting our favorites here that would make a great addition to any carry, especially if you want to make the switch to a lightweight setup that's ready for your summer adventures.

No matter what your setup looks like or what your use cases might be, chances are you'll find some utility in Nite Ize gear. You can check out our favorites and see more of what Nite Ize has to offer at the link below.

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Leatherman FREE P4

It would be easy to call it a day with “don't fix what isn't broken” when it comes to Leatherman's tools. After all, they've got iconic and beloved models in their stable (many of which got it right the first time they released decades ago), build quality to last a lifetime, and the tools to cover nearly every imaginable task. But taking a look at their new FREE series, Leatherman definitely didn't take the easy route. Designed to be an overhaul and evolution of their EDC multi-tools, the series—led by the flagship FREE P4—comes with functionality, durability, and a thoughtful new approach to usability that's never been seen before. The FREE series re-imagines how you use your everyday multi-tool, with the feature-packed P4 leading the way with a versatility you never knew you were missing.

Out of the box, the FREE P4 immediately makes a statement that this isn't the Leatherman you're used to. The sleek, futuristic design offers a modern contrast to the more traditional style of its predecessors, with a smooth, streamlined silhouette especially when closed. But as much as the FREE P4 is the wave of the future, it also takes influences from the tools of the past. When deployed, the P4 still resembles the classic design with pliers at the pivot and tools that deploy from its handles, but it's how everything deploys that sets the P4 and the rest of the FREE series apart. To spoil the magic a bit: with magnets.

Baked into the entire design of the tool is a new magnetic architecture responsible for the fluidity and ease of use of the series. These magnets are strong enough to keep everything closed and secure, while equally pliable enough to make tool deployment smooth with just the right amount of resistance. They also work together with a cam lock system in a balance of mechanical and magnetic forces that improve usability, such as securing tools when not in use or locking them back into closed positions on their own. The pliers deploy with an action akin to a butterfly knife once you initially separate the handles, while the rest of its tools pivot out with a series of tabs that resemble a front-flipper deployment. This is done by rolling your thumb on the tools' exposed tabs, which also works well on the job while wearing gloves.

Speaking of tools, the P4 comes with some of the best Leatherman has to offer, and the most out of the entire FREE line. 21 functions reside in its handles, standing toe to toe with some of their other flagship models. This includes the iconic needlenose/regular pliers, replaceable 154CM hard wire cutters, a complement of drivers and openers, and assorted useful tools like spring-action scissors, a file, and an awl. For cutting, you get a full array of slicers, from a box cutter to your choice of 3 420HC blades (plain, serrated, and a saw). All the tools deploy with the FREE's signature magnetic system paired with what Leatherman calls “epic haptic” clicks which give a more tactile experience when using the P4. The asymmetric design when closed also allows complete operation by touch and feel alone. And when it's time to move, the P4 still manages to carry well with its included lanyard attachment point or sheath, in a familiar form factor that weighs 8.6 ounces (one ounce more to account for the 2 extra blades from the P2 we reviewed) with a closed length of 4.25 inches.

The Leatherman FREE P4 has its eyes squarely on the future of multi-tools, pushing design and usability forward while learning the best lessons from the past. Whether you're a working professional looking to streamline your workflow or a new EDCer covering your bases with the cutting edge of multi-tools, the P4 and the rest of the FREE series are the tools to set you free. Pick up the P4 from Leatherman at the link below.

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Deal Alert: Save 10% on Aluminum Ridge Wallets

If you're just starting out in the EDC world, picking a new wallet is your logical first step. Being able to graduate from the bulky traditional leather bifold your grandmother gifted you can be a liberating experience. It also lets you finally make some choices about what you actually want to carry. You only need the essentials, and picking a slim minimalist front pocket wallet like the ever-popular and award-winning aluminum Ridge Wallet is a strong start. With its good looks, quick access, and low profile, you'll wonder why you didn't make the switch sooner rather than later.

The Ridge Wallet is nothing like a traditional bifold, with a design that strips away excess for something elegantly simple. At its core, the Ridge is comprised of two lightweight yet durable aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum plates. Bound by expandable elastic bands and further reinforced with stainless steel screws, the Ridge has enough room for up to 12 of your most essential cards. Its clever metal construction not only keeps it light at just 2 ounces, but it also makes it naturally resistant against RFID skimming, keeping your personal information safe. And if you need to carry cash, there's dedicated space for folded bills using your choice of either a cash strap or money clip.

The more you pare down to the essentials, the better the Ridge Wallet works. Once you've stripped away the loyalty cards, gift cards, and months-old receipts from the wallet, you can fan out its contents from the side with a simple push of your index finger. This quick-access feature lets you pick the exact card you need at a moments notice. And when you're done, simply push the cards back in and slip the wallet into your front pocket where it's both more safe and more comfortable to carry.

The Ridge Wallet has been the go-to choice for many an EDCer ever since the original father-son Ridge team introduced their innovative wallet as part of a Kickstarter in 2013. Even if you're a seasoned everyday carry veteran, it's worth checking out the Ridge Wallet if you haven't already. Ridge is so confident that their wallet is built tough enough for your daily use that they stand behind it with a lifetime guarantee. And aside from the flagship aluminum treatment of the Ridge, it's also available in premium titanium and sharp-looking carbon fiber as well. Plus you can save 10% on your Ridge Wallet purchase by using code EDCMAY on their web store for a limited time. Check out more about what makes the Ridge Wallet special, and pick one up today at the link below.

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BioLite Headlamp 330

With summer on the way and the days getting longer, some people might start putting their flashlights away to hibernate until next winter. But a solid light can be an essential part of your EDC year round, especially if you find yourself working outdoors or trying to stay active. The traditional EDC of choice would be a handheld flashlight—but when you're really working with your hands, a headlamp is the superior choice for hands-free illumination. Typically other headlamps can be bulky or difficult to use, but the BioLite Headlamp 330 offers a much more streamlined experience that makes it worth adding to your EDC.

When you use a regular flashlight, being able to use both hands is a luxury. But for some jobs, it's a requirement. The Biolite Headlamp 330 proves capable not only for the usual outdoor activities but also for general utility tasks, especially when you're working in tight spaces and need both hands to get the job done. Two major features set the Headlamp 330 apart from your typical headlamp: its cleverly designed headband and its four-mode lighting system.

Rather than positioning the light, battery, and circuitry all on the front of your head, the Headlamp 330 takes a more balanced approach to achieve a comfortable, slim profile. The lights and operation switch sit up front, while the battery pack counters that weight at the rear of the headband. The necessary wiring is integrated into the band itself, keeping out of the way and resulting in a slimmer fit that works well even under a helmet. Thanks to this balanced configuration, combined with moisture-wicking fabrics used on the headband, the Headlamp 330 resists slippage and bouncing. It makes even longer sessions comfortable whether you're hitting the trail for a nighttime run, looking down under the hood of a car, or looking up at a leaky pipe that needs fixing, for example.

From high-output outdoor adventuring to intricate repair work, there's no such thing as “one beam fits all.” That's why the Headlamp 330 offers lighting solutions at both ends of the spectrum: first, a 100-lumen floodlight gives wide, even illumination for a big-picture view of up-close tasks. Next, a powerful 230-lumen spot beam throws out to a much farther 75 meters, handy for long distance lighting like when road running or working outdoors. Together, they output a total of 330 lumens for when you need maximum brightness. Two other lighting modes round out its versatility: a red flood for helping preserve night vision, and an intense, far-reaching strobe in case of emergency.

You can also dial in the angle of the light as an added convenience with a quick tilt of the Headlamp 330's articulating base. It's just as easy to control the light via its top-mounted switch, which turns the light on or off, switches modes, and also locks out accidental button presses. The Headlamp 330's integrated 900mAh battery pack lasts 3.5 hours on High and 40 hours on Low, and can be easily recharged via micro USB.

While traditional flashlights have a place in many EDCers' pockets, the BioLite Headlamp 330 offers a variety of use cases that make it worth picking up to complement your EDC whether it's camping, commuting, or just quick fixes around the house. It's available in four different color options at the link below. 

Plus, as an Everyday Carry reader you can save 15% off your first order at BioLite with promo code EDC to try out a headlamp for your kit at a great value.

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Dango M007 Limited Edition Wallet

You don't have to be a secret agent to carry stylish gear with hidden functionality. With the right design and materials, even your wallet can both make a statement and save the day. Dango already engineers their line of wallets to deliver that no-compromise functionality with the durability to match, but their new M007 Limited Edition does it with a striking aesthetic that looks right at home as part of Bond's daily arsenal. Based on their recent vertical M1 wallet silhouette, Dango's M007 is a luxe way to carry cash, cards, ID, and a one-piece multi-tool to round out a classy carry.

Based on Dango's latest and greatest design, the M007 is dressed to kill with a high-contrast mix of durable materials: its machined aluminum chassis features a chem-etched gold anodization, while its hand polished nickel backplate shines up to a mirror finish. It wouldn't be a Dango wallet if there was no substance behind the style, though, which is why the aluminum frame features a vertical orientation and four attachment points for multiple retention and carry options. Combined with the nickel backplate, it forms an RFID-secure card cavity for up to 6 cards.

On the reverse side, a low-profile, top-grain black leather card slot pocket stashes around 2-4 cards, bringing the wallet's total capacity to 8-10 cards. Its elongated thumb slot allows for easy push-to-slide retrieval, making it an ideal location for your most frequently used cards and RFID-enabled credentials. For loose bills, overflow cards, and everything else, a black silicone strap holds it all down.

The M007 wouldn't be mission-ready without a few tricks up its sleeve, which is why it comes equipped with Dango's MT04 one piece multi-tool. Lifting the nickel backplate reveals this high carbon steel emergency tool, packed with over 10 functions. It balances day-to-day tools like a pry tip and bottle opener with emergency functions, including an escape hook, serrated and sharpened edges, and even an oxygen tank wrench.

Whether you're looking to make a statement with your wallet, add a touch of class to your carry, or just want to channel your inner Bond for your next mission, the USA-made M007 wallet might fit the bill. Grab this limited release before it's gone from Dango at the link below.

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The James Brand Hell Gap

When you think of a minimalist EDC knife, it's likely you don't have a fixed blade in mind. But when you think of it, a fixed blade is actually the height of minimalist design when it comes to knives: there's no complication involved in folding the blade up and getting it ready to go when you need it. You can simply unsheathe the knife, get to work, and put it right back away while you go about your business. The James Brand has taken that simple formula and mixed it with the minimalist design language that they've become known for in making their brand new Hell Gap knife. The premium materials and made-in-USA construction make it a top-notch, reliable tool, and the smart looks of the design give it an attractive aesthetic and a low profile. Whether you take this knife outdoors to its namesake, the Hell Gap archaeological site in Wyoming, or carry it on your belt as a daily driver, it's a compelling choice for a hard-working EDC.

The blade on the Hell Gap is the star of the show here, with a no-frills design and the performance you'd expect from a knife made of premium materials. Other knives boast about the superior strength and hardness of Crucible S35VN stainless steel, but there are still compromises to be made when it's used on a folding knife. None of that applies to the Hell Gap, which provides you a potent 3.8” saber-ground S35VN edge on a full-tang, fixed blade knife that has no moving parts to fail or collapse on you, even during the roughest of use. The canvas micarta handles will also stand up to wear and tear from use both indoors and outdoors, while the grippy nature of the material offers solid control to make precise cuts. And unlike other fixed blade knife designs that skew towards something out of high fantasy or science fiction, the Hell Gap takes a less-is-more approach with a simple and effective drop point shape. There's a distinct lack of huge branding and tactical cues like aggressive serrations, resulting in a utilitarian look with performance that speaks for itself.

Despite its big performance, the Hell Gap remains relatively small enough for EDC. At 7.8” overall, it's the right size to carry on your belt, in a pocket, or with your gear. To accomplish that, the Hell Gap comes with its own fitted kydex sheath. There's also a lanyard hole at the pommel of the handle for carry that way if you prefer. This makes it easy to find and retrieve if you leave it in the glove compartment of your truck or pack it in a gear bag for a hike, for example.

With the Hell Gap in hand, you have a knife that you can count on when the stakes are highest and you can't trust a folding knife. The James Brand stands by their made in the USA knife with a limited lifetime warranty. Learn more about the James Brand's newest knife, available now at the link below.

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Ridge Wallet Carbon Fiber

When it comes to the discussion of landmark minimalist wallets, Ridge have made a name for themselves by getting it right the first time, then continuing to drive their wallet closer towards ultimate versatility. Since their successful Kickstarter launch in 2013, Ridge Wallets have found their way into over a quarter million EDCers' pockets thanks to a simple but highly efficient plate and elastic band system. Over the years Ridge have riffed with the best materials to best match their users' needs, including carbon fiber, which makes a strong case for EDC with its striking visual appeal and barely-there weight. Whether you're after its light weight and exceptional strength or looking to upgrade your wallet to one of the best in the business, now is the perfect time to pick up a Carbon Fiber Ridge Wallet and save 10% as an Everyday Carry reader.

The Ridge Wallet's minimalist, EDC-friendly design sets it apart from the rest of the pack, even before accounting for its use of premium materials. A combination of plates and elastic bands holds up to 12 cards in a compact profile barely larger than the cards themselves. Thanks to the carbon fiber plates that make up the core of this latest model, the whole package weighs a mere 1.2 ounces in your pocket, making it one of the lightest, yet most durable wallets you can carry. The panels also provide an added RFID-blocking benefit, helping keep your personal information safe from fraudsters skimming for data. The Ridge Wallet's restrained design also encourages you to carry fewer, but more important things, ensuring non-essential items stay clear of your pockets.

Ridge also gives 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 construction of the Ridge makes it far more durable to stand the test of time. And its longevity is backed by a lifetime warranty, giving it an heirloom's longevity that your old, beat-up wallet never could.

The Ridge Wallet Carbon fiber is a streamlined essential designed to last a lifetime, made even better with the use of EDC favorite carbon fiber. Pick one up for yourself or as a gift and save 10% with promo code EDCAPRIL from Ridge at the link below.

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CYCOP Daysling 2.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Black Ember Citadel Waterproof Backpacks

Sometimes just the tools in your pockets are enough to get through the day, but other times you might find yourself needing to carry more. Whether you’re commuting to work every day or headed for a weekend trip out of town, a good bag can go a long way with keeping your expanded EDC organized. To take it to the next level, Black Ember designs their sleek, urban EDC bags with all-conditions durability in mind. Their Citadel Collection of waterproof urban bags has something for any kind of EDC, whether you pack light or need to dial in your kit with modular, expandable storage.

Most bag companies try to design a bag by guessing what you'll use it for, but Black Ember gives you endless options with the Modular Pack. The 25L bag is compatible with Black Ember's entire range of add-ons, or “mods.” This means that adding another compartment for clothing or a few smaller pockets for essentials is as easy as snapping on the correct mod via magnetic Fidlock hardware. You can even add a DSLR mod for keeping your camera accessible and safe on long trips. If you prefer to keep things streamlined, there’s also the 25L Citadel Minimal pack. It trades the modular mounting hardware for a discreet look and lighter weight, perfect for those of you who already have a minimal, consistent setup.

To perform as truly waterproof packs, they're made from a durable 800D Micro-Hex textile that's laser cut then bonded at the seams to achieve an IPX06 waterproofness rating. Water-resistant YKK AquaGuard zippers keep your gear conveniently accessible. And a clamshell opening allows you to see all your gear laid out in front of you. It’s not just the construction and hardware that makes these bags so accessible either. Internal organization is top-notch, giving you enough space to pack what you need while also providing dedicated spots for smaller gear like pens or sunglasses that’s easy to misplace when you’re in a hurry. Multiple carry handles, 3D contoured shoulder straps and hip-belt compatibility ensure a comfortable carry, even under a bigger load.

Whatever you’re looking for in a bag, chances are one of these options will cover all your bases and then some. Make sure to check it out for yourself by clicking the link below.

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Discover New Watches with Watch Gang

Sometimes it can feel like you can spend more time trying to hunt down the perfect watch for your EDC than actually wearing it. It's a hard process, whether you're a curious first-timer or a seasoned collector in search of a grail piece. Regardless, having a little help from a community of like-minded collectors never hurts. Watch Gang built a community around discussing and trading watches with the mission to make watch shopping easier for all. Between their free-to-join watch swap community and their premium watch subscription service, the Watch Gang has you covered for your next watch purchase.

With a free membership to Watch Gang, you gain access to their 30,000+ member strong community watch exchange, letting you leverage a collection you already have to round out your needs, or to acquire watches that are no longer easily found at retail. But if you are looking to purchase new watches, their members-only direct partnership deals allow you to pick up timepieces from brands like Seiko, Citizen, Orient, and more at a discount up to 70 percent off retail.

Watch Gang also offers a paid premium watch subscription box that gets you a new watch every month, based on watches you already like, letting you shake things up and add to your collection without too much fuss. There are three different tiers, but the bottom line is with this subscription service, you get a new, unique premium watch to keep every month. Each watch is worth more than the price you paid for the subscription. And as an added bonus, every paid subscription to a Watch Gang box puts you into a drawing to win a Rolex watch every Friday, a TAG Heuer watch every Tuesday, and a Seiko watch every Saturday.

The free community membership with Watch Gang already represents a great value, giving you a dedicated place to find new watches and add them to your collection. If you opt into the paid subscription box, you could be in for a sweet surprise. Check out Watch Gang and everything they have to offer at the link below.

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Dango M1 Maverick Spec Ops

When tasked with securing your most valuable essentials, an EDC wallet carries with it the pressure of being durable, organized, hard to lose, and easy to use, all at once. Even more so when it's tasked to carry important identification, like a badge. Fortunately, Dango's flagship wallet, the M1 Maverick, can carry that load—literally—thanks to its bomb-proof design and vertical orientation for easier visibility, access, and handling. And with a new badge adapter and neck lanyard, it's ready for every EDC duty.

At the core of the M1 is a vertically-oriented, CNC-machined aluminum frame. It features loop holes at each of the four corners to serve as attachment points for keys, tethers, or lanyards to wear as a badge holder. An internal metal RFID blocking card cavity holds up to 6 cards, held in place by a silicone cash strap. The Spec Ops version seen above is the M1's definitive incarnation. It's built around the same aluminum chassis, but it's coated with a durable Cerakote finish you'd find on some firearms and tactical gear. Instead of leather, it sports Dango's DTEX material: a rugged, flexible and weather-resistant non-leather synthetic textile. This version also comes equipped with Dango's new MT04 tool. It's specially designed for emergency situations, complete with functions like a seat belt cutter, oxygen wrench, serrated and sharpened edges, and more.

The badge adapter and neck lanyard complete the M1's functionality for use as robust identification display. With the combined functionality and toughness of the M1 and MT04, you'd never be able to go back to a regular generic wallet or badge holder. The badge adapter itself is a plastic card you slip into the M1's card slot, and its partner lanyard is an adjustable cobra weave made from 95 paracord and unravels into up to 20 feet of rope for additional utility. Dual metal loop-spring clasps can latch onto the corner points of the M1, or to themselves for a more compact length and carry.

Dango's usual attention to detail in their designs as well as the highest quality fit and finish make the M1 the ultimate wallet or badge in your service. Be sure to check out the M1 wallet in two colors here, the badge adapter and lanyard sold separately at this link, and the Blue Line bundle that includes everything at the link below.

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KeySmart Mossy Oak

Thanks to a disjointed mix of shapes and sizes, keychains are one of the most difficult pieces of gear to manage in one's EDC. But they don't have to be. Smart key organizers like those from KeySmart are able to tame the messy beast, keeping your keys compact and quiet without skipping a beat during everyday use. Even better, KeySmart has three ways to carry your essentials, each specially designed to tackle your keychain depending on your needs, and all them rocking a standout camo design thanks to a collaboration with Mossy Oak. It's never been easier to build the perfect EDC keychain.

For something simple, sleek, and lightweight, the base KeySmart model is for you. It comes with the core features that make every KeySmart useful, including a loop ring to add a car key fob, an expandable design to hold up to 10 of your existing keys, as well as an easy-to-assemble design that requires no tools to adjust or customize. And if that's not enough, the KeySmart is compatible with a whole slew of accessories to expand and extend your keychain's functionality.

As its name suggests, the KeySmart Rugged sports a more robust build, which means you don’t have to worry about daily wear and tear. The front and back plates are bumped up to a thicker 2.79mm each, so you get a more hefty feeling tool, and the removable pocket clip and improved bottle opener provide a welcome bit of extra functionality to your carry. In its base configuration the KeySmart Rugged can hold between 2-14 keys, with extension screws available that up the capacity to 100 keys. Try fitting that on a traditional keyring.

The KeySmart Pro definitely takes the “smart” part of its name to the next level. It uses the same familiar system with two locking bolts to hold up to 10 keys or combination of tools within its frame. This frame holds the key to the Pro's new features. It integrates Tile's smart location feature that pairs with its smartphone app to give you two-way positioning of both your KeySmart and phone. By pressing the Tile button on the KeySmart it makes your misplaced phone ring even on silent, and conversely the app lets you locate the KeySmart on a map, even having it play a tune to make it even easier to find. There's even space to fit in an LED flashlight and micro USB charging port for even more utility. Thanks to an included micro USB cable, it's easy to recharge the KeySmart Pro, topping it up for up to 45 days per charge.

Messy keychains are a thing of the past—upgrade to a KeySmart for the ultimate keychain upgrade. There's even a special deal for Everyday Carry readers by using the code EDC15 on checkout for 15% off your entire order, which you can place at the link below.

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Bespoke Post Curated Gear Boxes

When it comes to EDC, staying prepared is only half the battle. The other half is finding the right tool for the job in the first place. For most people, that means hours of research. Picking the perfect gear can be rewarding in itself, but not everyone has the time to do the heavy lifting. Not to mention that even the most dedicated gearheads can sometimes miss a cool new release from lesser known brands. What if you could just skip the research phase and get right to the part where you’re actually using the tools? That’s where Bespoke Post comes in with their carefully curated boxes. Each month you'll unique items delivered right to your door, saving you hours of research in the process.

Whatever you’re into, chances are each box will offer a unique and interesting piece of gear you might've not known about. Just ticking a few boxes at sign-up will ensure that you never get a piece of gear you’re not interested in. Plus, you’ll be able to see exactly what’s coming each month beforehand, so there’s never any surprises. Skipping a box, swapping it out for another one, or adding even more eye-catching pieces from their online store is hassle-free. That way, you’ll never be charged for anything that you don’t want.

Past boxes have included everything from slim wallets and pocket knives, to obscure spices and cocktail aging kits and everything in between. So whether you want to step up in the kitchen, dress a little sharper, or replace your aging wallet or knife, a Bespoke subscription might be the easiest way to try out new stuff. Best of all, you’ll be saving money with Bespoke versus if you tried to get each piece individually. Each box with over $70 worth of gear, but because of their partnerships with the original makers you’ll a subscription will only cost you $45.

If you want more quality gear with less research and for less money, consider checking out Bespoke Post for yourself by clicking the link below.

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Bomber B-2 Nano Blade

There's a lot to like about tactical knives: they're made for in-your-face performance, with zero apologies given. But their typically larger size, their look, and their aggressive features might lead to more trouble than it's worth in some places. There are also times when you just don't want to carry a bulky knife. That's where the B-2 Nano Blade from Bomber & Company comes in. Billed as the world's smallest tactical knife, this micro-sized EDC folder fits tactical features in a compact size. And even better, readers of the site can score one for their EDC at 30% off.

Stealth is the name of the game when it comes to the B-2 Nano Blade, and like its name sake, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, it's designed for discretion. It starts with its incredibly small size for a folding knife: at 3.14” overall, it's smaller than the blades of most compact everyday carry knives. It's also featherweight, weighing in at less than an ounce. The 1.18 inch 440C stainless steel blade also falls very much underneath most size restrictions you'll encounter on a day-to-day basis.

But its thoughtful design still lets it perform like bigger knives: its reverse tanto shape makes it great for utility box slicing, cord cutting, and fire starting duties, among many others. The combo serrated edge makes short work of rough cuts despite the size. In keeping with the streamlined stealth theme, there are no annoying flipper tabs to accidentally actuate while the knife is in your pockets. Opening the B-2 Nano Blade is a two-handed manual affair, with the three eye holes cut into the blade itself. In terms of control, there's a significant amount of jimping on the top of the blade for fine work, and a solid frame lock holds it all in place during use. The 1.8” handle has just enough length to get a grasp on the blade, and there's a hole for keychain attachment or a lanyard for easy carry options.

Fully opened, you can make out the wing shape that evokes the B-2 knife's namesake. But unlike a stealth bomber, the B-2 Nano Blade slips right into your pockets until the next time you need it. And for a limited time, you can save 30% off on one of these stealthy EDC knives with the code “EDC30” at the link below.
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