Trending Gear: June 2017

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Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.

Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it’s also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).

When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you’re also letting other EDCers know you find that gear interesting. Each click gets recorded to create a data-driven ranking of the most popular gear, which you can find in our Gear section of the site found in the top menu bar.

Gear with the most views and clicks climbs its way to the top of this feed and lets the EDC community know what’s trending right this second.

Last month, you were interested in unique knives, discreet writing tools, minimalist essentials, and adventure-ready implements. Let’s check them all out.

The Best EDC Gear from June 2017

10. Boker Plus XS

This Chad Los Banos-designed folder starts off this month’s most popular gear. It’s an uncommon knife from a brand known for their robust blades, and the XS brings great features to the table as well as its peers. With a hardworking 440C blade just a hair over 3” securing with a slipjoint mechanism and closing up neatly into textured G-10 handles, the XS is a compact EDC blade fit for tough tasks in most locales.

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9. Schrade SCHF14

This aggressively designed fixed blade from Schrade comes in at number 9 on this month’s list. The SCHF14 comes with a beefy 3.5” 8Cr13MoV blade in a versatile drop point shape, paired with uniquely scalloped and textured G-10 handles for a solid grip. A lanyard hole and included Kydex belt sheath rounds out the knife’s options for everyday carry.

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8. OneTigris Tactical ID Card Holder

Minimalist wallets are always a good way to scale back and carry only what you need. The Tactical ID card holder from OneTigris not only gives you space for your essential cards, but also includes features to consolidate the rest of your carry. This includes a MOLLE-compatible hook and loop patch, pen holder, and split ring for keychain essentials.

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7. Victorinox Cadet Alox

If you’re looking into one of the lightest and most versatile Swiss Army Knives on the market, look no further then the Alox Cadet. With 9 useful tools within its lightweight and rugged aluminum oxide scales, it’s one of the most popular SAKS carried by readers of the site, which makes it a solid #7 on this month’s list despite its long career.

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6. Kaweco AL Sport

Compact pens are great additions to any EDC, and if you’re a fan of fountain pens then you won’t be surprised with this month’s 6th most popular item. The Kaweco AL Sport is 4.1” when capped, making it an easy pen to slide in and out of your pockets, while still comfortable when posted during use. A screw-on cap keeps things secure, and the pen comes with plenty of nib options to suit every writing preference.

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5. Field Notes Pitch Black

Appropriate for a notebook to come after a pen, isn’t it? The Field Notes Pitch Black has long been the favorite of EDCers for its familiar features and discreet colorway that fits plenty of murdered-out aesthetics. The notebooks are also available in dot-graph or ruled pages to get your writing tasks done.

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4. Minuteman Made Hanks

There’s plenty of reasons to carry a handkerchief, from keeping yourself presentable to being a comforting and chivalrous offer to your significant other during sensitive moments. For these reasons and more, a quality hank is a good investment, and comes in at #4 on this month’s list. Minuteman makes hanks from a ton of colorful and interesting fabrics and designs, with quality stitching and hardware for that extra bit of class and flair.

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3. DIMINUS Premium SS Spinner

Hate to break it to you guys but we’re still right smack in the middle of the spinner sensation. This stainless steel, water droplet design from DIMINUS comes in as last month’s 3rd most popular item. It’s a fresh design in a market overrun with plastic, 3-armed clones.

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2. Seiko SSC081

The penultimate most popular item for June is a watch ready for adventure. Seiko’s SSC081 sport watch comes with a solar-powered movement that gets powered by both natural and artificial light, letting you transition easily from office to outdoors when nature calls. The 42mm stainless steel case features a chronograph face, luminous degree/direction markers and hands, and a date window for all your trekking needs.

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1. Japanese Kiridashi

Last month’s most popular item is not a knife you see every day. The Japanese Kiridashi knife is a deceptively simple blade suited for a wide range of crafting tasks, from carving wood to sharpening pencils. This simple steel and wood Kiridashi from WAKASHISHI measures 6.8” long and weighs only 1.41 ounces, making it a great addition to every hobby kit or toolbox.

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If you’re curious to see how these trends change over time, check out our monthly roundups from the archive for even more excellent gear.

See anything in this list that made you stop scrolling and think, “I need one…right now”? Leave a comment and let me know your favorite gear from this round-up.

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