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Best High CRI Flashlights

Best High CRI Flashlights

There are tons of flashlights which simply light your way, but if you want objects you’re illuminating to show in their true color (which can be critical for wiring and other tasks), you need one with a good Color Rendering Index (CRI). Everyday Carry shares their top picks.

Gerber Suspension Multitool

Gerber Suspension Multitool

A bargain-priced, durable plier-style multitool, packed with a dozen useful components, including spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, a wire stripper/cutter, straight and serrated blades, philips and flat screwdrivers, scissors, can opener, saw, awl, and a bottle opener.

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CAT Pocket Flood Light

CAT Pocket Flood Light

If you need to perform tasks in a dark place, this pocket-size flood light is the perfect accessory for your EDC kit. It’s got both a magnetic base and a pocket clip, and casts a bright, but diffuse 175 lumen LED for up to 7 hours on a set of 3-AAA batteries. In yellow or camouflage designs.

Spike + Bar Tool

Spike + Bar Tool

With so many keychain tools on the market, it’s rare that we see one we haven’t encountered before. But the Spike + Bar is unique – offering a super-sharp titanium keychain tool that can be used to pry, poke, open, and gouge with its precision machined tip.

The Best Coin Wallets

The Best Coin Wallets

Much of what we buy today is with debit cards, but there are times when we still need to use cash. And with cash transactions come coins. Our pals at Everyday Carry have picked some of the best wallets for holding loose change, like the smartly designed Bellroy Coin Fold.

Intey Multitool Pocket Knife

Intey Multitool Pocket Knife

A bargain-priced pocket tool packed with 15 useful stainless steel blades, including a bottle opener, knife, saw, fish scaler, hook remover, scissors, bottle opener, nail file, phillips screwdriver, wine opener, can opener, and more. Comes with a nylon carrying pouch.

Sparkr Plasma Lighter Flashlight

Sparkr Plasma Lighter Flashlight

Power Practical’s handy two-in-one tool combines a flashlight and an electric plasma lighter, which sparks cleanly and starts fires even in the wind or rain. The bright 400 lumen LED light offers three intensity levels and includes a diffuser.

Manker Elfin Titanium Folding Knife

Manker Elfin Titanium Folding Knife

We love the size and design of Manker’s petite frame-lock knife. Each one is hand-assembled from TC4 titanium with a razor-sharp 1.5″ SV35N stainless steel blade. It’s small enough to carry on a pendant or a keychain. Cutlery Lover has a great review video here.

Manker PL10 Combo Penlight

Manker PL10 Combo Penlight

This durable and versatile pocket tool combines a bright 120 lumen LED flashlight with a ballpoint pen, and a tungsten steel emergency glass breaker/self defense tool. It’s made from strong 304 stainless steel, and is rechargeable via a microUSB connection.

EDC Trending Gear: 8/17

EDC Trending Gear: 8/17

Our pals at Everyday Carry gathered up the best gear they spotted last month, from useful and beautifully-designed knives, to tools that stow in an iPhone case, to compact and easy to carry wallets. But what we want most is that stunning bronze Helberg CH6 wristwatch.

Best Portable EDC Tech

Best Portable EDC Tech

These days, your daily loadout doesn’t just consist of tools, a wallet, and a watch, but mobile devices, cables, battery packs, headphones, and other electronic gadgets. Everyday Carry showcases some of the useful tech they won’t leave home without.

Smith & Wesson Tactical Pen

Smith & Wesson Tactical Pen

An extremely durable writing instrument, made from CNC machined T6061 aircraft-grade aluminum. We love look of the grooved body, which provides an ergonomic grip. It takes a Parker-style ball point cartridge, and its cap has an O-ring seal to keep out the elements.

EDC Backups

EDC Backups

You’re confident your EDC kit is ready for anything, but the best prepared among us have a solid backup plan too. If you really want to be prepped, check out Everyday Carry’s guide to doubling up critical tools for added insurance and versatility in the field.

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Deal: Z9 Tactical Flashlight

Deal: Z9 Tactical Flashlight

Based on the flashlights used by US Army Rangers and Marine Corps, this compact LED light has a bright 500-lumen beam, along with five display modes, and an adjustable zoom lens. It’s made from aircraft-grade aluminum, and comes with a padded case.

Deal: Saberlight Arc Lighter

Deal: Saberlight Arc Lighter

With this cool plasma arc lighter, you’ll never have your flame blow out in the wind, and never refill butane again. It’s USB-rechargeable, and has a built in glass breaker and carbon steel knife with a partial serrated edge. Save 48% in The Awesomer Shop.

Idakey Keychain

Idakey Keychain

A useful upgrade to the common keychain, this zinc alloy tool includes a pair of key rings, along with a bottle opener, an LED flashlight, and a clip for belt loops or bags. Available in black nickel or silver finishes.

10 Ways to Carry Paracord

10 Ways to Carry Paracord

One of the most useful things you can have with you is paracord. This durable material is ideal for mending, hanging, tying, tourniquets, and other survival needs. Everyday Carry have put together a great guide to gear that keeps paracord handy whenever, wherever you go.

Skilcraft Luminator Tactical Pen

Skilcraft Luminator Tactical Pen

A great writing instrument when you need to write in a darkened location without impacting your night vision. This tactical pen has got a red LED for illumination at the tip, a non-reflective metal barrel, and comes with a pressurized ink cartridge that writes in all conditions.

Pocket Runt 2.0 Tool Carry

Pocket Runt 2.0 Tool Carry

A handsome, and useful place to keep your EDC tools. Hitch and Timber’s handmade leather pouch holds a pocket knife and a small flashlight or other similarly sized tools, along with a mil-spec pen. It can also be optioned with a credit card slot on back.

Gerber Airlift Knife

Gerber Airlift Knife

The open scales of Gerber’s Airlift framelock pocket knife reduce weight while improving grip. It features a 2.8″ long 5Cr13 stainless steel blade, and a dual thumb stud design for left- or right-handed opening. It comes in silver or black designs.

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20 Great Flipper Knives

20 Great Flipper Knives

Choosing a pocket knife can be a daunting task. There are so many designs, and quality is all over the map. Fortunately, our pals at Everyday Carry have sifted through the crowd to pick out 20 of their favorite flipper blades you can buy, no matter your budget.

QuiqLiteX Hands-Free Flashlight

QuiqLiteX Hands-Free Flashlight

Designed for law enforcement, but useful for everyone, this compact flashlight can be clipped onto a shirt pocket, belt, hat, or MOLLE webbing, and is also magnetic. Its head can swivel 160º, and it recharges via MicroUSB. Comes with white, white/red, blue, or UV LEDs.

Unique Multi-tool Designs

Unique Multi-tool Designs

When you think of multi-tools, you probably have the classic Leatherman style tool in your mind. Everyday Carry gathered up a collection of 10 non-conformist tools that fit into keys, pens, credit cards, wristbands, and more.

Deal: Keychain Pocket Knives

Deal: Keychain Pocket Knives

Never be without a blade when you grab this 3-pack of knives from Neva Tech and The Awesomer Shop. Measuring just under 3″ when folded, these knives are small enough to carry on a keychain, have a built-in bottle opener, and a wrench in the handle.

Deal: Black Light Flashlight

Deal: Black Light Flashlight

A pocket-sized flashlight packed with a dozen UV LEDs. It’s perfect for spotting hidden stains, illuminating fluorescent paints, or quick-charging glow-in-the-dark objects. Just don’t stare directly into its beam. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop.

Best Bolt-action Pens 2017

Best Bolt-action Pens 2017

Some of our favorite pens have a bolt-action mechanism. These weapon-inspired writing instruments are made from steel, aluminum, brass, or titanium, and are sure to outlast cheap plastic pens. Everyday Carry shares some of their top picks for you to choose from.

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