Pocket Gear

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A while back, I reviewed the KeyMiK, a key holder/smartphone stand/carabiner from Ronin Energetics. It was a Kickstarter campaign at the time, and is now funded and fully delivered. (I can't say that about some other projects I've backed! Still waiting...) They have a new project, the Quanta Clip, and this one's going to benefit the… Read More

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It's just common sense that a good flashlight is hard to beat in the dark, right? But who actually has one handy when you need one? Nitecore thought about this and came up with the TIP flashlight, a pocket-sized flashlight designed to be attached to your keychain. This rechargeable aluminum flashlight is 2.39 inches long… Read More

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I love products that can do more than one thing and the Kootek Tactical Flashlight is one of those types of products. First of all, it's a flashlight that uses a CREE 800 Lumen LED that has 3 brightness levels, strobe, and beam focusing. The flashlight is powered by a rechargeable battery (AC adapter is… Read More

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Kickstarter campaigns continue to come and go. I've only ever had one that did not get funded. I love being a part of the excitement as designers and makers go through the stages of learning and shipping. Recently, we were offered a carbon fiber multi-key holder called the KeyMik that is part of a Kickstarter… Read More

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets
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I've recently become a front pocket wallet convert. Instead of carrying a bunch of credit cards, a wad of cash, loose change, loyalty cards, receipts and other flotsam in a zippered wallet that I carry in my gear bag, I've pared down to just a few cards and a few folded dollars in a wallet… Read More

Posted in: Articles, 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… Read More

Posted in: Music Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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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… Read More

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets
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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… Read More

Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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