To some, it’s just the stuff they have to haul around. To others, the selection of gear one carries each day borders on an artform. How you arrive at your EDC is personal. It’s your chosen collection of those four, ten, maybe six, perhaps five items that will travel with you wherever you go. It’s the stuff that ensures you can handle whatever the day or night brings, and you can handle it with exactly the right tools at your disposal.
The best way to arrive at your everyday carry is to know what you need — and then know your options. Which is where our guide to the best EDC shops comes into play. The popularity of the EDC concept has skyrocketed recently and the number of shops and sites looking to get in your pockets has risen commensurately.
So here are ten EDC shops that have been doing everyday carry right — for a good while now. They are knife makers and wallet designers, purveyors of inventive gadgetry, and curators of stylish yet solid tools. We’ve found that each of these shops has something useful you’ll want to add to your personal pile of provisions. Check them out and soon you’ll find yourself and your EDC ready for the expected, the unexpected, and everything in between.
Gallantry sees it as their mission to scour the planet to find the hardest working and best looking everyday carry available. Start with nothing and after a few minutes (or hours) of browsing, you could easily come up with your complete EDC. Minimalist wallets from Ridge and Trayvax. Quiet Carry knives and Leatherman tools. Hitch and Timber caddies, carabiners from Handgrey and a whole slew of flashlights. – Shop Now
Two guys envisioned a brand that was equal parts magazine and store, built for city dwellers who escaped to the wild whenever possible. Bootstrapping their way up from an apartment-based business, Huckberry is now a considerable web presence, selling gear, style and excellent choices for your EDC. Their offerings on wallets (Secrid, Wingback London), watches (Zodiac, and Nezumi) and tools (including an Okapi knife and their own EDC keychains) are of particular interest. – Shop Now
We’ve been seeking out and writing about and otherwise immersing ourselves in gear for a bit over six years now. Eventually all this naturally evolved into a shop where we could offer some of the best stuff we found. Nothing shows up in the GearMoose shop that we wouldn’t carry ourselves and it’s become a curated mix of solid utility — EDC wallets, knives, tools and organizers from quality brands, along with some of our favorite gift ideas and grooming products. – Shop Now
Sign up for their subscription service and each month get a box of products built around a theme — drinks, grooming, coffee, and the like. But what you may not know is Bespoke Post also runs a standalone product shop replete with a ton of EDC options. Shinola watches, keychains, multi-tools, pen knives, bags and packs. No need to be a member of the subscription service to get these goods. – Shop Now
Urban EDC Supply
Need a little inspiration? Each week these guys showcase the gear of an EDC enthusiast — complete with photo, bio, and breakdown of their gear. While you’re there, check out some of the most distinct, heirloom-quality EDC around. Urban EDC Supply serves as a platform to connect designers and makers with those who carry, often featuring exclusive collaborations with the makers. – Shop Now
Cool Material Shop
You are not boring. No reason your EDC should be. Cool Material began as a blog about cool stuff and evolved to encompass a shop selling cool stuff. Their selection intended for EDC offers pieces that are unique, fun, and sometimes unusual (the Hobo Eat Set and the Decision Coin come to mind). The usual suspects are here too — knives, wallets, pens, lighters — all un-boring. – Shop Now
Columbia River Knife and Tool
Without a good knife, your EDC is just stuff in your pockets. CRKT is a great place to find exactly the knife that’ll serve as the cornerstone of your setup. A team of knife designers from across the US and around the globe create folding, fixed blade, survival, and tactical knives — as well as a giant selection of knives focused on everyday carry. To round out their EDC offerings, CRKT also designs carabiner multi-tools, fire starters, keychains, tactical pens and paracord survival bracelets. – Shop Now
One of the stalwarts of the EDC game, Dango is known for their industrial strength minimalist wallets that utilize metal plates, leather pockets, and silicone bands — in countless variations. Also on offer from this made in the US company are pens and notebooks, paracord lanyards and capsules, phone cases and belts. Many of their wallets also work with their card-sized Dango Multi-Tool. – Shop Now
Remember when Amazon just sold books? Yeah, neither do we. Now a wonderland of any- and every-dang-thing, Amazon is a great place to find what you need, EDC-wise. While it helps to know what you want beforehand, Amazon will provide you with EDC icons like Gerber multi tools, Kershaw and SOG knives, Timex watches, and Stanley flasks. Plus nothing beats their free two-day Prime delivery. – Shop Now
If the ethos of minimalist carry appeals, so too will True Utility. With twenty-seven international patents and twenty-four registered designs, this UK company creates innovative, clever takes on EDC multi-tools, flashlights, lighters, and carabiners — with no excess bulk and nothing unnecessary. KeyTool is the smallest multi-tool you’ll find. LifeLite is the smallest rechargeable flashlight ever. And Cycle-On is thirty bike tools in one pocket tool. – Shop Now