This compact multitool is made from durable, long-lasting titanium and packs a variety of useful functions, including rulers, wrenches, a bottle opener, pry bar, a drill guide, a wire stripper, flathead screwdriver, a hex bit driver, a bit holder, and more. It’s also got a keychain hole for easy everyday carrying.
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When it comes to opening packages, slicing sheets of paper, or building models, a good utility knife is your best friend. Everyday Carry picked out 13 quality utility knives, each with a scalpel-sharp blade, but with some very different design approaches. We’re big fans of the Gerber GDC Zip Blade for its easy-access design.
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.
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.
Whether you’re a first responder or just want to be prepared, Leatherman’s special emergency tool is a great addition to any tool kit or bugout bag. It combines a strap cutter for ripping through seatbelts, a carbide tip glass breaker, a 1/4″ hex bit driver, and an oxygen tank wrench in a single stainless steel gadget.
This handy accessory deserves a place in every bug-out bag. The Spool Tool is designed to hold and neatly wind up to 100 feet of paracord. It’s also got a built in safety knife for cutting cord, and a spot for a BiC Mini lighter (not included) for heat-sealing the ends of paracord.
A good backpack is one of modern life’s essentials. Keep all your important gear, gadgets, and goodies in one of these 15 great bags featured by Everyday Carry. Our fave is the Goruck GR1 21L pack, with its purposeful looks, impressive durability, laptop storage, water bladder compartment, and MOLLE webbing.
This waterproof aluminum flashlight from Klarus is small but mighty. It measures just 4.75″ long and weighs just 5oz. with the battery, but can crank out an impressive 4000 lumens in its 5-second turbo mode. Runtimes range from 200 hours in its lowest “moonlight” setting down to 1.5 hours at 2000 lumens.
These miniature pry bars make a great addition to any keychain or carabiner clip. The tiny tools are perfect for pulling nails and separating items, and come wrapped in a length of versatile 550 military paracord. Sold in a set of four stainless steel tools, with black, green, orange, and desert camo cords.
Farmer Customs‘ machined metal bottle opener is the perfect keychain companion. It’s got a sleek, yet pragmatic design that allows it to hang a keys from either end, and clips easily onto your belt or pants pocket. Available in aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, or titanium for the ultimate in strength.
Tacray’s tiny utility knife is the perfect addition to any keychain and makes quick work of opening boxes, cutting paper and rope, and other everyday tasks. Its body is made from titanium in a blue-tint finish, while its knife blade is made from 440C stainless steel. It also comes in copper.
Gerber’s popular micro multitool looks great in this flashy purple color. It measures just 2.3″ long when closed, but manages to pack in spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, a wire cutter, a fine edge knife, a package opener, spring-loaded scissors, a Phillips driver, a flat driver, a file, tweezers, and a bottle opener.
When it comes to pocket tools, steel is great, but titanium is better. It’s durable, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant, and looks great even in raw form. Everyday Carry offers up 14 great flashlights made from titanium, from the diminutive TEC Accessories Pixel Ti, to the powerful and substantial Mechforce Mechtorch Turbo.
Keep your pills, rolled-up cash, match sticks, or other small items inside of this torpedo-shaped keychain container from edcfans. It’s 100% waterproof, made from lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum, and has a sharp carbide glass breaker on its tip. Measures 3.1″ long x 1.3″ diameter, with a 1.3″ inner diameter.
These tiny sheaths provides the perfect home for mini multitools like the Gerber Dime and Leatherman Squirt PS4. They’re made from the same durable Kydex material used for gun and knife holsters and come in black, carbon fiber black, and carbon fiber red patterns. A retention screw lets you tweak how tightly it holds.
Drop’s pocket-sized (2.9″ long) flashlight is not only made out of durable titanium, but it’s also got a sweet metallic blue finish. Its case has a great knurled texture that provides an excellent grip, and its 110-lumen light source comes powered by either a cool CREE XP-G3 or warm Nichia 219C LED. Runs on a single AAA battery.
Reduce your contact with everyday surfaces with this keychain touch tool from 11th Digit. Its copper-rich bronze alloy can kill bacteria and viruses over time, and more importantly, it keeps your fingers from touching surfaces such as buttons and door pulls.
NEBO’s compact USB rechargeable flashlight offers a 90º rotating swivel head, making it easy to aim and carry no matter what direction you point it in. It has five light modes from 50 to 1000 lumens, a magnetic base for mounting on metal surfaces, and a removable pocket clip.
Like many of you, we’ve collected quite a few tools, pens, flashlights, and other pocketable accessories. But we don’t want to stuff our pants pockets all the time. Everyday Carry is here with their picks for 14 small organizer pouches which offer plenty of straps and internal pockets for keeping your small gear at the ready.
There are lots of tools out there for breaking a car window in the event of an emergency, but most of them require a good deal of leverage. The LifeString has a spring-loaded steel spike that does the job with the greatest of ease. It also doubles as a 150-lumen flashlight.
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.
When it comes to a flashlight, can it ever be too bright? Not if you’re a flashlight geek like we are. If you’re looking for the best and brightest lights on the market, look no further than Everyday Carry, who’s picked 14 great models, ranging from 7,500 to a blinding 100,000 lumens.
Keep your pocket tools, watches, and other EDC gear organized with this lockable display valet from Drop. It holds up to 7 knives, 3 watches, a wallet, and 2 full-size pens or 4 small flashlights, and has a USB pass-through for charging. An optional storage drawer ($50) stacks beneath the main section for added capacity.
This bullet-shaped storage capsule is perfect for carrying emergency pills or tightly-rolled cash. The mini-size version has a depth of 0.5″, while the medium is 0.84″ deep. It’s made from titanium and has a waterproof o-ring seal. Comes with a keychain split ring, as well as a stainless steel necklace.
MyMedic’s Solo is a single-person first aid kit. It contains numerous items that will help you take care of the most common injuries at home, at work, and outdoors. It’s packed in a ballistic nylon zipper case and comes with a 20 ft. length of paracord and a whistle. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.
We’ve featured lots of different flashlights here on The Awesomer, but we really like the convenience of models with built-in rechargeable batteries. Our friends over at Everyday Carry have rounded up their top 12 rechargeable flashlights for 2020, from the diminutive dual-beam Fenix E03R to the crazy bright 3757 lumen ThruNite T2.
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