MecArmy’s miniature compass is small enough to wear as a pendant, on your keychain, or attached to a bag. It features a high-sensitivity movement with an anti-magnetic bearing, glow-in-the-dark markings, and comes in copper, brass, or TC4 titanium for $10 extra. Measures 1.48″ L x 0.925″ W x 0.51″ H.
Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this handy tool is perfect for maintaining knives or other items that use Torx screws. The compact aluminum driver fits comfortably in your hand, grips confidently, and stores six bits in its handle. It comes with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15 driver bits.
Designed to fit in Orbitkey’s leather key organizer, but fine on any keychain, this blade combines a box cutter, bottle opener, pry bar, flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, letter opener, imperial and metric rulers, and a file. Made from durable 420 stainless steel.
By moving their bolt-action mechanism to the middle of the case, GPCA was able to outfit their pens with a 100 dB survival whistle. They also feature a tungsten glass breaker, and their grips are marked for impromptu measurements. They come in four finishes: aluminum Space Silver or Jet Black, and titanium High Polish or Dark.
A good flashlight is a critical part of every tool kit and bug-out bag. If you want a light that will help you survive the zombie apocalypse, then a tactical flashlight is the way to go. These high-output lights are built for durability, grip and can be used as a self-defense tool in a pinch. Everyday Carry shares 10 of their faves.
This ultra-compact multitool packes nine useful functions into a palm-sized form factor. It includes spring-loaded pliers, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a file, a bolt/nut gripper, a file, a straight blade, and a bottle opener. It’s also got a pocket clip and a loop for attaching to a keychain.
This handsome and structured leather pouch from Shulga Studio provides the perfect home for pocket tools and accessories. Its main compartment is great for compact multitools, while its side pocket is just right for a flashlight or a short pen. Available in a variety of colors, with optional personalization available.
True Utility’s Cash Stash capsule is designed to carry a single note of paper currency on your keychain. It’s made from anodized aluminum and features a waterproof “O” ring seal and an internal clip to secure your bill. Its exterior features embossed grip surfaces for easy opening and closing.
Despite measuring just 5″ wide by 7″ tall, this organizer can hold a surprising number of pocket tools and accessories. The MOLLE-compatible pouch has numerous elastic loops, inside slip and zipper compartments, and an exterior webbed pouch. Need even more space? Check out the Maxpedition Beefy.
A smaller version of Atech’s versatile multitool pen. This version is small enough to keep on your keychain and includes a pen, stylus tip, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, and a 3″ ruler. It’s made from aluminum and has a hexagonal body to keep it from rolling around.
This versatile and well-priced pocket tool includes pliers and a wide variety of useful blades, including large and small knives, a saw blade, screwdrivers, a wire cutter and strippers, a bottle opener, and a can opener. Its blades are made from stone-washed stainless steel, while its handles are aluminum.
Looking to fill your pockets with some great new gear? Everyday Carry tallied up its most popular reader-submitted items from April 2021 and they’re here with the results. Among our faves are the small, but mighty Olight S2R Baton II flashlight and the handy Gerber Shard pocket tool.
Created by Axis Blades, this tactical knife offers quick out-the-front deployment and a stealthy and minimal design. It has a 3.9″ drop point blade, and a glass breaker in its butt. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop. Must be 18+ to purchase. Be sure to check your local knife laws.
Designed by Peter Fegan for Boker, this pocketable tool is primarily designed for prying objects apart. But it also doubles as a flat-blade screwdriver and a Kubotan for self-defense. It’s made from 440C stainless steel and has a pocket seam clip and a loop for attaching to a strap or hook.
Improve your chances of survival in the wild with Tacray’s high-quality titanium whistle. With a hard enough blow, it can crank out up to a 120-decibel sound, getting your emergency alert out far and wide. Comes in oxidized purple/blue or plain titanium finishes.
Nitecore’s tactical pen features a bidirectional bolt-action mechanism. Flip it one way to expose the writing tip, and the other direction to reveal a self-defense / glass breaker tool. Its body is made from CNC-machined aluminum alloy in a black finish, while its tool tip is made from tungsten steel.
This compact tool was designed by Joe Wu for CRKT. It can store up to four bits in its chamber, and ships with T6, T8, flathead 0.6 x 4.5, Philip PH1 bits, and has a driver socket beneath its threaded cap. It’s made from aluminum with a scratch-resistant anodized finish, and includes a pocket clip and key ring.
Leatherman’s bestselling Signal Multi-tool looks great in a matte black finish. The outdoorsman’s tool comes with a firestarter, an emergency whistle, a knife sharpener, a combo knife, a saw, a hammer, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, can and bottle openers, and more.
RAEgearUSA makes these three pocket-sized bronze and steel alloy tools. Each one packs a variety of drivers, wrenches, a nail pry, chisel/scraper, and more. The Derringer 1 has 18 functions, while the Derringer 2 has 24, and the Derringer 3 packs 27, including a level and bit storage slots.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.
This tiny keychain flashlight punches out plenty of light for its size. Its new 5-sided glowing CSP LED cranks out 150 lumens, providing plenty of illumination with a maximum throw distance of 131 feet. It’s IPX8 waterproof and has a built-in micro-USB rechargeable battery. Comes in black or desert tan.
Roxon’s economical multitool has just about everything you could need. Functions include a saw, knife, can opener, bottle opener, flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, flint stone, whistle, reamer, scraper, and awl. It has stainless steel blades and a nylon/fiberglass handle.
This compact tool packs 10 fold-out bits, including hex, torx, flat, and phillips drivers. Its removable outer clip adds wrenches, a tire lever, spoke wrenches, a bottle opener. It measures just 2.2″ x 1.3″ x 0.4″, so it’s easy to carry in any pocket. Fix also makes a belt that can hold the tool in its buckle.
Everyday Carry’s selection of budget-priced pocket knives proves you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a good blade. From the classic utility of the Opinel No. 9 to the modern and minimal looks of the QSP Penguin Pocket Knife, every knife on the list can be had for less than $55.
This compact and powerful flashlight can output up to 3000 lumens with a 2.4 hour run time, or as long as 17 days at a more modest 30 lumens. It has a LUMINUS SST70 LED and comes with a 5000mAH 21700 rechargeable battery. It’s also available in some sweet Cerakote finishes courtesy of Tulsa’s Brothers in Arms.