Nitecore’s powerful compact flashlight has a squared-off case to keep it from rolling, and a built in belt clip for easy carrying. It’s got a clean and bright CREE XP_L HD V6 LED, a USB-rechargeable battery, and an OLED display that shows its current mode. It outputs 200 lumens in high mode, but has a 1000 lumen turbo mode for quick bursts.
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Lander’s pint-sized light is perfect for adding a little light to your tent, or while going for a nighttime stroll. Its elastic tether can anchor to itself for attaching to bags and clothing, and the 150-lumen lantern is both waterproof and drop-proof. They also make a larger model with a built-in power bank.
This rugged, pistol-grip flashlight offers up to 1000 lumens of light for up to 6 hours of continuous use, or 100 lumens for 20 hours. It’s got a 7.4V, 18500 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and an 18-watt LED light source, and is housed in an impact-resistant, waterproof ABS shell that’s designed to float if dropped in water.
This teensy, retractable pocket knife takes standard #11 hobby blades, and weighs just 10 grams. It’s constructed from sturdy aluminum, and has a hole in its body for hanging from a keychain or lanyard. It’s great for opening packages, cutting paper, or other light-duty tasks.
This hefty stainless steel multitool offers 14 functions, encompassing both everyday uses and lifesaving tools. It’s got two kinds of glass breakers, a seatbelt cutter, wrenches, screwdrivers, a box cutter, oxygen valve opener, and a bottle opener, among other features.
So you’ve loaded up on pens, flashlights, pocket tools, and other gear for your daily survival kit, now how to keep it at the ready? You need a good pouch, that’s what. Our pals at Everyday Carry have got you covered with their top picks for these useful cases, packed with straps and compartments to keep everything handy.
Kershaw’s compact multitool combines eight useful functions in one keychain tool: a bottle opener, flathead and Philips screwdriver tips, wire scraper, a pry bar, and three hex head drivers. Made from sturdy 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a textured glass-filled nylon grip.
This keychain tool has a ratcheting 1/4″ hex drive, which makes it easy to turn screws without having to lift and reset it. It also packs a bottle opener, hex wrench, box opener, and more. Available in stainless steel or titanium versions in The Awesomer Shop.
Olight’s compact flashlight might be only 2.48″ long, but it kicks out an impressive 1000 lumens at its brightest setting. It’s IPX8 waterproof and submersible to 2m, and recharges using a magnetic charging cable. Available in black or red, as well as limited edition titanium versions that celebrate spring, summer, and fall.
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.
It might have a funny name, but Screwpop’s Inkbiner is a smart little thing to hang from your bag or belt loop. The carabiner-style clip’s main feature is a small pen hidden off of its screw-off cap. The pen takes 2.75″ universal refills, and the aluminum and zinc alloy gadget also doubles as a bottle opener.
Virginia Beach tool shop Teale Designs handmakes a variety of useful pocket pry bars, each of which features a bottle opener and a lanyard hole. Some models also hold a screwdriver bit, too. We particularly like the perforated designs, which not only look cool, but reduce weight. They come in stainless steel or brass.
Everyday Carry looks back at the first month of the new decade to see what its followers clicked on the most in 2020 so far. The top 10 list includes useful goodies like a heavy duty keychain compass, pocket-sized pliers, and a pen that opens like a balisong knife.
TEC Accessories‘ tiny, but mighty tool is a clip interface that makes it easy to securely attach two pieces of gear together. Its sturdy locking mechanism features a reassuring twist-and-click action to ensure items hold together. The grade 5 titanium gadget is ideal for joining keychains, pocket tools, and other small equipment.
This carabiner looks substantial, but weighs just 14 grams thanks to its titanium construction. It has two locations for hanging keychains, a sturdy and smooth spring belt clip, and packs in philips and flathead screwdrivers, wrenches, a 1/4″ hex driver, and a bottle opener.
A modern take on the clean and simple Barlow knife, the ambidextrous Otter Slip Joint features a sharp, rustproof Terravantium blade, along with 316 stainless steel hardware, and one of five different handle options, including titanium, carbon fiber, and G10. Drops 1/29/2020.
Vanquest’s zipper pouch is perfect for carrying a wide variety of small everyday gear. Inside, it’s got 21 elastic stitched channels which are stacked and staggered to maximize storage. It’s got flat pockets as well, and the whole thing can attach via MOLLE straps on its back. Made from water repellant 1000D Cordura.
MecArmy’s X7S is a kit that comes with a 130 lumen flashlight and a refillable lighter. The great thing about the kit is that you can connect the two tools and carry them as one, or you can use them separately, thanks to the included connecting capsule, which doubles as a storage cache.
This lightweight pocket tool from Swiss Advance has five tool steel blades, providing a variety of useful functions like cutting, scaling fish, opening bottles, turning nuts, and even eating your lunch. Available in naked stainless steel, or wrapped in a handsome leather holder.
These small notebooks are designed to be virtually indestructible. They have a grade 5 titanium cover, and their pages are made from stone and calcium carbonate, which makes them waterproof, fire-resistant, grease-proof, and generally everything-proof. Available in 2″ x 3″ and 3″ x 5″ sizes, with paper refills available.
This pocket flashlight from Lumintop may be small, but it’s mighty. Its triple Cree XPL-HI LED can kick out up to 2800 lumens when used with an 18650 battery. Its case is made from military-grade anodized aluminum, and it’s been sealed to IP68 waterproof standards. Measures 92.5mm (3.64″) long, and weighs just 53g (1.87 oz.)
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