EDC Gear Buyer’s Guide

Everyday Carry (EDC) Buyer's Guide - Popular Items

High quality Everyday Carry Items that have proven themselves through carry and use.

Cost is based on Amazon Pricing
$ = Under $75
$$ = $75 to $125
$$$ = $125 to $250
$$$$ = $250+

Look for detailed reviews of many of these items in the main area of the blog.
ItemQuick ReviewCost
Surefire P2X Fury Dual Output LED

Very powerful light with low power setting for versatility. 500-lumen high setting runs for 1.5 hours and 15-lumen low setting for 46 hours.$$
Benchmade 530 Pardue Design Knife

Under two ounce weight with a blade nearing three inches. Excellent minimalist EDC blade$$
5.11 Side Trip Briefcase, Black

A multi-functional, medium sized gear bag that can conceal a firearm, hold a laptop and accommodate all of your day-to-day gear. $$
Ironkey S250 2GB Secure USB Drive

The ultimate USB flash drive. It has hardware based data encryption and will self destruct if the wrong password is entered too many times. Metal housing is sealed against tampering and waterproof.$$
Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 1 TB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Military Grade Portable External Hard Drive

For those that need lots of space, this is a rugged 1 Terabyte USB hard drive. Ultra fast transfer speed from USB 3.0 interface. Ready for hard EDC use and exposure to rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops. $$
Tissot T-Touch Expert Watch

This is a very good EDC watch that provides an altimeter, compass, thermometer, stopwatch and alarm. Titanium models are available for ultra light weight given the feature set. $$$$
Maxpedition Neatfreak Organizer

The NeatFreak is the ultimate drop-in gear organizer. The spacious main compartment has many built-in pockets, with a Velcro divider that has additional pockets. Comes with a carry strap or can be used inside a larger bag.$
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools DE-02 Dark Energy 247A Aluminum Tactical LED Flashlight

Compact flashlight with aggressive checkering for extra grip. Has high, low and strobe settings. Runs for 145 minutes on high; 485 minutes on low.$
Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Camo G-10 Plain Edge Knife

A downsized version of Spderco's Military knife. This blade is very light for its size and features steel liners nested into its G-10 scales.$$
Leatherman Wave Multitool with Sheath

Full-sized 17-tool multitool with durable stainless steel construction. Leatherman's best selling model.$
Leatherman Juice S2 Pocket MultiTool

Slim and lightweight, the S2 features full-size scissors and a host of other basic tools in a compact package.$
Benchmade 940 Osborne Design Knife

An excellent EDC knife. Not too big, not too small. Very smooth action. A perfect gentleman's folding knife.$$$
Spyderco Endura 4 Lightweight Plain Edge Knife

Lightweight with a midsized blade. Skeletonized steel internal liners. Spine of blade has slip resistant jimping. Excellent value EDC blade.$
Streamlight Protac Flashlight 2L with Lithium Batteries

The combination of small size and C4 LED output results in one of the brightest tactical personal carry lights for its size. High, low and strobe settings. Runtime of 2.5 hours on high; 50 hours on low 10 lumen setting.$
Streamlight Stylus Pro Black LED Pen Flashlight

Ultra Compact Stylus Pro LED Pen Light Flashlight. Super Bright White LED, 24 Lumens, Black Anodized Aluminum, Waterproof & Shock Proof. This is the EDC light that you will always have with you.$
Spyderco Delica 4 Lightweight FRN Plain Edge Knife

An EDC Classic. The 2.5 ounce weight disappears in your pocket. Thin with enough blade for routine tasks. Skeletonized steel internal liners. Spine of blade has slip resistant jimping. The FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle is available in various colors.$

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