Gadgeteer team EDC updates – Dave Rees


From a functionality standpoint, my everyday carry gear bag has remained relatively unchanged for years. I have swapped out a few items here and there due to better, high-tech gear but overall it is just evolutionary vs anything revolutionary. Like the rest of the Gadgeteer team and many of you, I take my EDC bag with me a majority of the time. It has been nearly 4 years since I’ve written an update on my EDC gear and this reflection makes me chuckle how little has changed. 

Feb 2017 Gear Bag

  • Colonel Littleton No. 1943 Navigator Bag: My 1943 Navigator Bag remains my absolute favorite carryall. Hard to believe I have been using it for nearly 5 years. As I have said before, its quality, style and function are perfect; I would not change a thing. A few smaller, lighter bags have tempted me over the years but I always come back to my old travel companion.
  • iPad Air 2: I have found that I can do 75% of my personal computing while traveling or in transit on an iPad. Though I regularly need to take my laptop to get my day job work accomplished. In 2017, I do plan on upgrading to the rumored 10.5″ minimal bezel iPad Pro 2.
  • iPhone 7 Plus: Over the years I have waffled between iOS and Android devices. Currently, I’m on an Apple kick, using mainly iOS devices and this includes Apple’s latest flagship…the iPhone 7 Plus. I love the hardware and superb camera.
  • Jaybird Freedom F5 wireless earbuds: Moving to the iPhone 7, meant living without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Jaybird Freedom F5 earbuds are excellent minimalistic wireless earbuds with terrific sound and solid bass.
  • James Brand Chapter knife: A knife is the only true addition to my EDC bag in many years. The James Brand Chapter knife is very well made, sized and fits in my bag perfectly.
  • Work credentials: No getting around needing to drag these along.
  • SureFire Pen 3: Currently my favorite pen due to its great feel, weight, and smooth writing. Though I have been looking for its replacement in a thinner, lighter titanium writing tool for awhile now.
  • Bits and pieces: I use a WaterField zippered pouch to carry charging cables, several USB plugs, a few thumb drives, and Surefire Titan Plus Ultra-Compact Variable-Output LED Flashlight.

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