If you’re a believer in overkill, then you can’t just have an ordinary handheld flashlight. Fortunately for you, Everyday Carry has picked out some of the brightest flashlights you can buy, from the comparatively tame 7,400 lumen Noctigon K9.3 to the absolutely blinding 100,000 lumen Imalent MS18.
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You never know when you’ll be stuck in an emergency where you need to call for help. Whether you’re lost in the woods, or being attacked by a gang of thugs (or bears), this super-loud titanium whistle will draw attention to your precarious situation. Works in wet or dry environments, and is great on a keychain or lanyard.
This bargain pocket tool features a similar blade setup to a Swiss Army knife but comes packaged in a rectangular handle. Its functions include a pocket knife, spring-action scissors, can opener, bottle opener, nail file, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and a SIM card tool. It also has a loop so you can hang it from your keychain.
This substantial folding knife features carbon fiber liners and spacers to reduce weight. SOG’s XR mechanism ensures confident locking, and its 3″ tanto-style blade is made from CRYO CTS XHP steel for corrosion resistance and edge retention. Available in Orange G10 + graphite and Blackout Micarta + graphite.
Made from a coarse, unbleached canvas, Rough Enough’s compact gear bag is built for durability. It has a large compartment that can hold small tools, accessories, chargers, knives, and more, and a mesh zippered pouch for pens and other items. It measures 9″ x 4.5″ x 2.5″, and comes in army green, black, or camo.
Dango’s compact aluminum pen is designed to fit seamlessly into their bi-fold wallets but also great by itself. Its bullet-shaped design has a flat-ended cap that serves as a stand. Each one comes with a Schmidt 4889M ballpoint refill, a paracord lanyard, and a 48-page mini notebook. They also make a titanium version.
This compact pouch is perfect for carrying emergency first aid supplies when hiking or camping. It’s made from durable 500D nylon with YKK zippers and has a quick access open-top design with multiple interior pockets and elastic bands for storing small items. It’s MOLLE compatible so that you can attach it to other bags.
Tacray’s tiny utility knife is the perfect addition to any keychain and makes quick work of opening boxes, cutting paper and twine, and other everyday tasks. Its body is made from titanium in a blue-tint finish, while its replaceable knife blade is made from 440C stainless steel. Spare blades are available in a 10-pack.
Black Diamond’s compact lantern is perfect for backpacking. Its top packs warm white LEDs beneath a diffuser for up to 150 lumens of smooth area light and a single LED on its other end for a directional flashlight beam. It runs on four AAA batteries and has a collapsible hook built-in for hanging.
Staying hydrated is critical for your health, whether you’re a fitness buff or not. Wherever you travel, a good water bottle is key for keeping your thirst quenched. Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite bottles, from collapsible thermoplastic models to stainless steel containers with great insulation.
ThruNite’s palm-sized flashlight kicks out up to 693 lumens in its top setting and looks great in its army green aluminum alloy case. It offers five brightness modes and a strobe mode, and runs on a rechargeable 16340 battery. It also has a two-way clip, and a magnetic tail cap so you can stick it to steel surfaces.
5.11’s stainless steel pocket tool might be small, but it’s quite useful, incorporating a nail puller/pry bar, hex wrench, flat head screwdrivers, bottle opener, wire stripper, and metric and imperial rulers. It clips easily onto your bag, belt loop, or keychain, and comes with a tiny Kydex sheath.
This unique cutting tool is made from incredibly hard tungsten carbide, typically used for industrial machining. The skinny CIZOR can be gripped like a pen and offers a razor-sharp cutting edge and a pointy rear that can break glass. They come in two sizes with a silicone cap on paracord, with an optional aluminum desk stand.
This special edition of Pelican’s incredibly durable hard-shell V100 Vault has three custom foam inserts for storing pocket knives. It’s designed to provide a waterproof, crushproof, and dustproof home for up to 19 knives. We’re thinking it would work for watches as well. Available for a limited time from Drop.
Savior Equipment’s versatile organizer pouch is perfect for carrying your everyday gear. It has elastic straps to hold pens, tools, cables, and accessories, along with paracord supports to keep it open on a flat surface. Hook-and-loop straps allow for partial access, and MOLLE webbing makes it easy to attach to other packs.
Shortly before last year came to an end, the editorial staff at Everyday Carry picked out a handful of items they hoped to get in their stockings for the holidays, and there’s some pretty sweet gear on the list. We’re particularly fond of the heat-tinged Kaweco Liliput Fireblue fountain pen.
Simplicity is the name of the game with this compact knife from CRKT and T.J. Schwarz Design. It features a fixed 1.74″ 5Cr15MoV steel blade, set into a textured ABS thermoplastic handle. Rather than needing a separate sheath, its body has a built-in pocket clip, and a snap-on cap protects its blade when not in use.
ReferenceReady’s card sets are a great addition to your outdoor load-out, offering diagrams of how to tie a number of useful knots. They come in camping/backpacking, boating, fishing, climbing, and equine versions. Each set is printed on waterproof plastic cards, and comes with a mini carabiner. Also sold as a 57 knot set.
At first glance, RovyVon’s carabiner looks like it’s just for holding keys. But look closer, and you’ll see that the titanium tool has a pocket knife built into its edge. It takes standard #11 scalpel blades, which are great for opening boxes, cutting twine, or hobby projects.
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.
Forgot a Christmas gift for someone? Looking for something useful but inexpensive? Look no further than Everyday Carry for their list of 15 great little gifts that cost less than 15 bucks. We were surprised to find some great little flashlights, knives, organizers, and even a watch on the list.
Designed by Terry Lee Renner for CRKT, the Deviation has a great hyper-modern look, with a blue and silver stainless steel handle. Its modified tanto blade has a two-tone mirrored / matte finish. It has a liner lock mechanism, and a ball-bearing pivot for quick opening. Measures 7.6″ overall, with a 3.1″ blade.
This premium tactical pen features a bolt-action mechanism and a built-in D-ring for attaching to a key ring, a carabiner, or a lanyard. It takes an off-the-shelf LAMY M22 refill and is available in machined titanium or brass. Its top has six slots for DIY installation of 1.5x6mm tritium glow vials.
A value-priced alternative to spendy multitools, this model is still packed with features. It includes detachable scissors, a corkscrew, pliers, a saw blade, a wire cutter, a 3.3″ knife with flat and serrated edges, a Phillips screwdriver, and a bit driver with nine bits – all for less than 25 bucks. Includes a ballistic nylon pouch.
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