Pocket Gear

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In my neverending quest to find the best and most useful EDC gear, I've decided to focus on the items that I carry in my pockets. Since I don't carry a purse or wear a belt, the items have to be small, lightweight and serve more than one purpose.  I recently reviewed the Trayvax Summit wallet [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Pocket Gear
klarus-xt11-1

One of the more frequently used tools in a police officer's arsenal is a flashlight. I spent the first seven years of my career working in the dark and went through three or four flashlights in that time. While I'm no longer working at night, I still often find myself in need of my flashlight [...]

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Posted in: Music Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
trayvax-summit-6

There are so many minimalist wallets on the market that it's tough to keep track of all of them. There are minimalist wallets made of plastic, metal, elastic, leather and even special paper like Tyvek. I've reviewed quite a few wallets over the years, and it seems like there's always something about them that ends [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets
keybiner-09

I don't like putting keys in my pockets.  Since I don't always carry a bag, I've been looking for a clever way to keys onto things.  But what if you could combine both?  That's where the Fortius Arms KeyBiner Carabiner comes in. That's right, a carabiner that actually holds your keys.  If you use a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
surefire-sidekick

A light source seems to be an essential part of nearly everyone's EDC, and many prepared folks tend toward the small-but-powerful variety. SureFire has a been a leader in the light source industry for many years and I recent ran across their SideKick Ultra-Compact Variable-Output LED Flashlight. It's a small flashlight with a Li-ion battery that can [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
keyport-slide3-pivot

I'm a huge fan of Keyport's Slide key organizers and carried the Slide 2.0 for a couple of years until I began a minimalist phase and switched to something even smaller than the Slide. My alternative solution worked ok, but I missed the Slide. That's why I was very excited when I found out that [...]

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lumintop_toolAAA_09

A light source is touted by many as an indispensable item, not only from an emergency survival standpoint, but also from an everyday utilitarian one. While many of us (incluing yours truly) would like to carry a powerful light source with us every day, it just may not be practical. With flashlight technology improving every year, [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

We Gadgeteers love our flashlights, don't we? Small and large, piercing the darkness like a searchlight or dimly preserving our tactical night vision, we love them all. I was recently sent my first Klarus unit to test, the AR10 rechargeable flashlight. It's a pretty straightforward torch, at first glance, but there are hidden superpowers within. [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
bandit

The Bandit Titanium keychain locking pocket knife is a Kickstarter crowdfunding project that has already earned more than 2x their funding goal. Made from Grade 5 Titanium and hardened 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel, this mini pocket knife is perfectly sized to hang on your keychain or fit in the coin pocket of your jeans [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Slughaus BULLET

In the world of EDC, one of the main features we look for is size. If a piece of EDC equipment is too big or too heavy, we don't have time for it. The BULLET, a Kickstarter project, is listed as the world's smallest LED flashlight, and by the looks of it, I cannot disagree. [...]

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amron-carabiner-Key

Do you remember the Keybrid Keyring Key that I reviewed about 5 years ago? It was the marriage of a common house key and a split keyring. Amron Experimental, the same company who brought us the Keybrid is back with a new key-based product. This one is the Carabiner Key and as you've already guessed, [...]

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svorn

The SVØRN Arcus carabiner keyring is a traditional carabiner with a futuristic alien style. It's made from a light weight Zinc alloy with a Chrome Noir finish (black chrome). The Zinc material means that it won't be as strong as steel, but that's not really a problem because you don't use the Arcus for climbing, [...]

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chris-reeve-small-sebenza-1

When I was a kid I would sneak into my parents bedroom when they weren't home to admire my dad's pocket knives and watches. He had some very nice knives, but I don't think he had one as nice as the Small Carbon Fiber Sebenza 21 folding knife from knife designer Chris Reeve of Boise, Idaho. [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
true-utility-fixr-1

The True Utility FIXR Pocket Tool packets 20 tools into one clip-on tool that is small enough to hang on your belt loop or clip to your gear bag. It even comes in a reusable plastic case. Let's take a closer look. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. FIXR 20-in-1 tool [...]

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Jackfish Survival credit card holder

I love multi-tasking gadgets and devices, but I really love multi-tasking devices that include survival/EDC elements. The Jackfish Survival credit card holder, a current Kickstarter project is an interesting concept with both a survival and EDC component. Made of either aluminum or Titanium, the Jackfish is 8.5 mm (.334 inches) thick and uses a spring [...]

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