2015 Everyday Carry Gift Guide

2015 Gift Guide: Everyday Carry

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Everyday carry isn’t random. It is a personal selection of pocket-friendly and keychain-friendly gear tailored specifically to meet the daily needs of it’s carrier. However well put together yours is, chances are there is someone on your holiday shopping list whose EDC could use an overhaul. To make your life a bit easier this season, we’ve compiled this list of everyday carry essentials that any guy would be proud to carry in his pocket.
 

Stanley Classic Flask

Stanley Classic Flask

Built to last more than a generation, The Classic Flask’s vintage design compliments the rustproof-finished stainless steel construction, while its slim profile is perfect for discreetly stowing away in your pocket for that much-deserved sip of whiskey on your lunch break. – $18

KeySmart

KeySmart

Roughly the size of a pack of chewing gum, this lightweight yet durable key organizer is cut from anodized 6061 aluminum that has been tumbled and sandblasted for a smooth, scratch-free finish. It’s unique ‘S’ shape design accommodates up to 4 universal keys, while a rubber insert provides a smooth deployment and locking positions. – $16

Gerber Order Knife

Gerber Order Knife

The smallest of Gerber’s U.S. Tactical Folder Series Knives, the Order Knife is a compact, pocket-friendly tactical folder with a lightweight 420HC partially serrated blade, an integrated lock back mechanism for a solid lock during use, and a trapezoid-shaped thumb hole for quick blade deployment at any angle. – $28

EDC Card

CHA-O-HA EDC Card

Machined from a solid piece of S35VN stainless steel, the EDC Card features built-in hex wrenches, a pry bar and nail lifting slot, a 30mm metric ruler and beveled edge, a flathead screwdriver and Phillips screwdriver, a lanyard hole, and of course, a bottle opener. It maintains a super slim profile that fits easily onto your key ring or in your wallet with your other credit cards, leaving more room in your pockets for extra EDC gear. – $60

Field Notes

Field Notes

Just as much of an EDC essential as a minimalist wallet these days are Field Notes pocket notebooks. They’re sturdier than any standard notebook available and feature 48 pages of your choice of graph, ruled, or plain paper on which to doodle your to-do lists, school notes, or your greatest ideas that you might otherwise forget. They’re also available in a variety of colors and designs, with new designs being released every so often. – $10

Machine Era Slim Wallet

Machine Era Slim Wallet

CNC machined from a solid block of high grade aluminum, Machine Era’s Slim Wallet is finished with an optional flat black anodized coating that adds a bit of durability and corrosion resistance. The wallets have a storage capacity of up to six cards along with an elastic band that holds any additional cash or cards. And at only a 1/4″ thick and a weighing in at a mere 1.3 ounces, you’ll forget it’s even in your front pocket. – $33

Machine Era Multi

Machine Era Multi

Designed as an all-in-one keychain multi-tool, the Multi-Tool by Machine Era Co. is machined from a solid block of titanium and includes a built-in bottle opener, Philips head and flathead screwdrivers, a finger grip, a pry wedge, and a one-inch ruler. – $33

SOG Key Knife

SOG Key Knife

Shaped like any standard house key, the SOG Key Knife inconspicuously blends in with the rest of your keychain until you’re ready to deploy the folding drop point stainless steel blade it cleverly hides within. – $6

5.11 TMT Tactical Penlight

5.11 TMT Tactical Penlight

Boasting a rugged, tactical design in a pocket-sized package, 5.11’s TMT is the penlight of choice for police officers and other civil servants thanks to a water and impact resistance rating up to ANSI FL1 standards along with a 40 meter light cone in low-light conditions, a momentary-on switch, a stamped metal pocket clip, and a continuous run time of four hours on a single charge. – $20

EDC Kit 3

EDC Kit 3

This pocket and keychain-friendly EDC kit will increase the functionality of your current everyday carry thanks to a set of screwdrivers, a stainless steel folding knife, a waterproof lighter, and a cash stash together on one brass keyring. – $89

Word. Pocket Notebooks

Word. Pocket Notebooks

Word. Notebooks are available in a variety of stylish colors and designs and feature 48 pages of clean lines and a special bullet point system that will keep your to-do lists, notes, brainstorming ideas, and random doodles much better organized than a napkin or the back of your hand. – $10

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife

Spyderco ParaMilitary 2

Spyderco’s Paramilitary 2 EDC Knife features a 3.44 inch S30V steel blade, a G-10 scaled handle, and Spyderco’s round hole for deploying the blade with one hand. It is compact, lightweight, sharp as hell, and a perfectly acceptable EDC knife that has consistently found it’s way into countless everyday carry kits since it’s release. – $130+

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