Pocket Gear


Handcrafted, American-made products seems to be increasing in popularity in recent years, alongside military and firearm-inspired products and gear. High Caliber Craftsman sits at the nexus of this space, producing writing instruments and other items that are hand made from actual ammunition casings. With various calibers, finishes, coatings, colors and materials such as cerakote, carbon fiber, nickel [...]

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Pinch multi-tool

Pocket tools come in many sizes and shapes these days, and are made of many exotic materials. So, what makes a pocket tool different? To me lately it has been size and weight. I have my fair share of "pocket tools" that are usually around the size of a credit card. That is great if [...]

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If you don't like to leave home without your digital data, you should check out the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 flash drive.  The casing is made of anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, and it's waterproof to 200 meters, and it's both vibration- and shock-resistant.  Because it's USB 3.0, it offers read-speeds up to 4 times faster [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News, Pocket Gear

For those times when you need to tidy up your hairdo but don't have access to your normal set of beauty tools, I present the Go-Comb. The Go-Comb is a fine toothed comb that has been specially designed to fit in your wallet's credit card slot so that it becomes part of your EDC. Available [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

I enjoy and definitely prefer nice writing instruments. Occasionally one is introduced on Kickstarter or the like that is noteworthy. In this case, the designers at Dimond Point have recently began a crowd-funded project so that they can bring The Patriot, their precision-machined, military-inspired pen to market. The Patriot Pen is sleek, lightweight and made from high-quality military grade 6063 aluminum, [...]

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Since Julie posted her EDC update a few weeks ago I figured I would share my current EDC. Since I don't think I can pull off the "murse", I have downsized my EDC to just the items that I can comfortably carry in my pockets. On the left side I have my Toyota Prius key fob with [...]

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The Screwpop Utility Knife is a box cutter style knife that can easily attach to your keychain. It features a simple design constructed from solid stainless steel with a yellow brass eyelet. An easy to find two or four notch blade fits into the channel and is locked in place with a fold down clasp. This tool can [...]

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The KeyBiner is an active Kickstarter project that has exceeded its funding goal by more than 6000%, and it still has 17 days to go in the funding period.  It seems everybody wants one of these carabiners with a tool kit (1/8"- 3/16" - 1/4" - 5/16" - 3/8" 10mm  wrenches; screw bit driver; and [...]

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These new new journals from Moleskine have 96 - 128 pages and five to seven chapters depending on the notebook's size. Chapters notebooks are available in a slim pocket size that is 3 x 5.5 inches, slim medium which is 3.75 x 7 inches and the largest size which is 4.5 x 8.25 inches. They [...]

Posted in: News, Paper and Pens, Pocket Gear

Pens like other EDC gear provide a personal statement about the owner. People see the items others carry and can tell that they like rugged gear, home brew gear, gear with bling, etc. The United P2 Pocket Pen from United Machining LLC shows people that you like gear that is elegant, unique and has been designed to stand the test of [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

When I was a kid, I loved taking things apart to find the magnets, gears and other cool little components. I even had my own little toolbox which I kept under my bed where I stored tools and parts that I had scavenged. I would have loved a multi-tool in those days. The folks at [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pocket Gear

Flex-O-Loc key ring review


Key rings have been around for quite a while and a whole lot of us carry them in our pocket or purse every day, so there can't be a whole lot new with them, right? Not so fast, gadget fan! Have a look at Flex-O-Loc. It's a short length of plastic-coated cable that can hold [...]

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The Olixar HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen  provides you with both a pen and a capacitive stylus, as you'd expect.  It also has a ruler etched on one side in inches and another in millimeters on another for quick measurements, and it has a bubble level in the barrel for hanging pictures and other small jobs. [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear, Styluses

I told you about the travel kit I put together for my husband who wet-shaves with vintage double-edged razors in a previous post (see links at the end of this post).  His kit is loaded with all of the luxuries of home, but it's big and heavy and takes a lot of room in his [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear

If Santa didn't bring you the Keyport keychain alternative you were hoping for this year, you can buy your own at a savings.  If you go to Keyport's website, you can save 50% off each key blade you buy with the purchase of a Slide 2.0.  Use the New Year's special code BLADES450 to receive [...]

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Liquid Key Caddy review

Liquid Key Caddy-1

It is not often that I get a chance to review a product before it is available to consumers for their purchase. But the other day I got a nice surprise from the postman and the folks at Liquid (an Australian group),with their new Key Caddy, a follow-up Kickstarter project to the Liquid Wallet that I [...]

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Panny is a keychain replacement that prevents your keys from scratching the other items you carry in your pocket.  Your keys fit inside compartments in the thin plastic case; you'll pull the key out of the compartment to use it.  You can attach a "string and shackle" to the Panny so you can attach your [...]

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This Multi Function Pen carries twelve tools inside its aluminum-alloy casing.  It has an awl, short and long cutting blades, wire stripper or nail/staple remover, Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers, saw, stainless steel file, scraper, tweezers, a stainless fork, and even a writing pen.  It fits in your pocket and functions as a normal [...]

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Kenu Stance-1

Let's face it, we live in a compact on the go world. Now days if it doesn't fit in our pockets, purses or wallets or on our key chains, we tend not to keep it around or forget it all together. This seems especially true when traveling, with all the size and weight restrictions a [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

A comb, there's an item I don't see everyday. I am sure they are still around but they aren't as cool as the once were. The HedgeHog, a Kickstarter project from Zootility Tools may make combs cool again. The HedgeHog is a comb designed to also function as a multi-too, or is it a multi tool [...]

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