EDC

I was brainstorming for article ideas yesterday, when I realized that I haven't posted an EDC update in almost year.  It's time to remedy that situation! This will be part one of my EDC update as I audit what I carry each day and decide if there are items that I can drop and items that… Read More

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Posted in: Articles, Gear

If I can find one product that can do five things, the minimalist in me will choose it over five separate products that can only do one thing each. That's why the Kickstarter project for the PACE lid caught my eye. The PACE lid replaces the existing lid of wide mouth Nalgene, MSR, and Klean… Read More

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

TEC Accessories is now offering a new version of their PicoPen which I reviewed back in 2009. Their original EDC pen was made of stainless steel and was pretty tiny. This new version is the PicoPen Ti and it's longer, wider and stronger. Let's take a look. The new PicoPen Ti is noticeably larger when… Read More

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, 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… Read More

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

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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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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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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… Read More

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The TEC Accessories Pixel is a very small flashlight for your keychain which has a 25 lumen LED and runs on four watch batteries. Should it be part of your EDC (everyday carry)? Let's find out. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. Talk about a tiny flashlight, the Pixel is only… Read More

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Have you given much thought about split keyrings? No? Ok, me neither. But let's do that now. The split keyring has remained virtually unchanged in decades. That is until now. The HANDGREY KNOX is the keyring reinvented. HANDGREY is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and sent me one of their KNOX keyrings to… Read More

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

The split keyring has been around for many years. If you're like me, you probably have a dozen of them around your house. Although keyrings do their intended job of keeping keys organized, using one can be frustrating. Broken fingernails and pinched finger tips are not uncommon. The Bico KeyKlipz is cross between a keyring… Read More

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Having this solid titanium addition to your keychain may make you a hero, or maybe just open that beer you've been waiting for on Friday at 5 o'clock. Either way, this practical tool packs three times the tensile strength of aluminum, resists scratches and is hand blasted for a beautiful matte finish. It has a… Read More

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Last October Andy Jacobs told us about Bomber & Company's Bomber Barrel duffel bag which is still Kickstarter's most successful campaign for a bag. The backers of this campaign kept asking for a keychain to go with the duffel bag and Bomber & Company have answered that request. Their latest crowdfunding campaign is for Bomber… Read More

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

I'm a big fan of rucks (AKA backpacks), bags, pouches and other gear that utilizes webbing for customized, modular attachment. And since I'm also a big fan of Velcro-backed morale patches, PatchPALS by RuckWorks caught my eye. Elegant in its simplicity but clever in its function, it's basically a strip of Velcro with four wing-like tabs… Read More

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, News

The folks who created the Baggizmo (and its Kickstarter project) want you to think about how you look when dressed nicely for a meeting with your client, and then replace that polished image with how you look for that meeting after you loaded up your pants and jacket pockets with all your daily-carry gear.  Ladislav… Read More

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Posted in: Bags, News

The Combat Wallets from Hell-Bent Holsters is a simple, compact wallet that fits in more pockets than standard wallets will.  They have a patent-pending design with a clipped corner on the card pocket and "pressed the retention straight into the kydex to create a unique fanning motion that enables you to find the right card… Read More

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