EDC

I am very picky about my EDC. I want quality items that are simple to use and are as minimal as possible when it comes to how much space they take up. About a year ago I realized that I almost never use cash anymore. When I buy something it’s easier to swipe a credit… Read More

The Streamlight KeyMate USB is an IPX4 water-resistant flashlight for your keychain. It has a spring loaded clip so it hangs on your keychain just like a traditional key, but the blade of the KeyMate is the flashlight. It has a multi-function push button switch which shows the charge status of the 110mAh lithium polymer… Read More

Earlier this week, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools unveiled their new set of Baton tools. The Baton Q1 is a tactical pressurized ball point pen that hides a variety of other tools inside. When you fold the Baton Q1 in half, it converts into a pair of spring-assisted travel-friendly scissors. The Q4 also has a… Read More

Ever since I reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0 over 3 years ago, I’ve been looking forward to the Slide 3.0.  Keyport’s products are like smartphones. They get sleeker and have more functionality with each version. I’m happy to report that the Keyport Slide 3.0 is here along with the new Pivot key organizer and I… Read More

The Pocket Samurai knife from StatGear is a super compact and lightweight knife which can be kept in or clipped to your pocket or you can add a split ring and attach it to your keyring. The knife has a 440c stainless steel folding katana shaped blade and grade 5 titanium handles. The Pocket Samurai… Read More

True Utility has just introduced their new CONNECT line up of gear for EDC fans. The new CONNECT range includes products that will help you organize your keys and secure other small gear. There are small zippered pouches with elastic straps and loops to hold small items like pens, knives and more. The CONNECT line… Read More

Shinola has recently partnered with Benchmade to create the 765 titanium pocket knife. This high-end titanium folder has a slim design engineered to fit well in a pocket or EDC bag. The titanium 765 pocket knife features a Benchmade 3.24″ M390 steel blade with a durable titanium handle all finished in a black diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for extreme hardness plus scratch and… Read More

Minimalist EDC fans will drool over the Quiet Carry Bandit Titanium keychain knife because it’s cute but useful. Small but capable and it won’t put a hurting on your budget. What is it? The Quiet Carry Bandit Titanium keychain knife is exactly what you would think it is. It’s a knife made of Titanium that… Read More

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

I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without… Read More

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

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

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

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

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