One of the more useful credit card tools we’ve seen. MRF Multitools‘ sturdy stainless steel card packs 31 tools, including hex and Shimano wrenches, a screwdriver, rulers, protractor, a knife, wire cutter, scraper, a solar time clock, bottle and can openers among other things.
If you’re looking for a portable source of illumination, there are tons of options. But when it comes to flashlights small enough to keep on your keychain, battery size is the major constraint. Everyday Carry sums up the best small lights which run on a single AAA battery.
This versatile flashlight not only has a 200 lumen spotlight, it also has a side worklight with both white and red flashing modes, an emergency glass breaker, magnetic holder, a seatbelt knife, a compass, a solar recharger, and can juice up gadgets in a pinch.
Kootek’s K1 flashlight not only has a bright 800-lumen Cree LED light source, but its handle conceals a sharp blade for survival, hunting, or self defense. Its tip provides a window breaker for emergency escapes, and its light beam is adjustable. Recharges via USB.
So many of today’s knives have scales made from modern materials like plastic composites. But there’s still something that feels so right in your hand about a knife with a wooden handle. Everyday Carry picked out 10 of their faves, including this beauty from LionSteel.
You never know when you need to measure something. Nick Mankey Designs created this handy leather wrist strap, which can be worn solo, or as a watch strap. It includes both metric and imperial measurements up to 9.6″ long. Available in sizes from 18 to 24mm wide.
This flashlight may be small, but it is mighty. When you install the 14500 Li-ion battery, its CREE XP-L LED can push out 700 lumens. It also can take a AA battery, but the brightness drops to 330 lumens. It looks best in titanium, but can be had in anodized aluminum for less money.
Fully equip your bag, belt loop, or keychain with this set of useful tools, murdered out in black. There’s the Nano Cache Short for storage, SOG’s sharp key knife, Gerber’s multipurpose Shard keychain tool, and the bright INOVA XS flashlight, all on a sturdy R-109 keyring.
There’s nothing worse than reaching into your utility drawer or emergency kit to find that your flashlight is out of juice. Everyday Carry rounds up a dozen of the best flashlights you can recharge via USB. We’re gonna go buy that Olight S1R Baton right now.
A portable steel container for carrying bills, pills, or other small items safely on your person. It easily attaches to your keychain, a pendant, or a bracelet, and has a waterproof design. Comes in black or natural stainless. Measures 2.25″H x 0.625″D outside, 1.84″H x 0.475″D inside.
Rather than casting a sharp and focused beam, the Nebo Lil Larry is designed to work like a pocket-sized lantern, projecting a wide and super bright 250-lumen flood of light. It’s water and impact resistant, has a red emergency mode, and a magnetic end. Want even more light? Check out the Big Larry.
An elegant version of a classic design, Garrett Wade’s capsule tool has a solid brass case, and is filled with five useful tools, including slotted and phillips drivers, a pull-hook knife, drill bit, and a corkscrew. Simply unscrew the halves, slide in the tool, and tighten.