This slimline flashlight won’t bulk up your pocket and is small enough to carry on your keychain. It outputs a crisp white 100-lumen beam and also has a red light mode for nighttime reading or navigation. It’s just 8mm thick, and its 800 mAh battery and built-in USB-C connector provide an emergency power source for your phone.
Gear up for the holidays with Everyday Carry’s 2022 gift guide. It’s jam-packed with great gift ideas for organizers, tools, knives, flashlights, backpacks, tech gadgets, and more. Whether your gift recipient is rugged and outdoorsy, a road warrior, or an urban professional, there’s something for everyone on your list.
This handmade pocket multitool from Birch and Bark Designs packs a sturdy pry bar, can and bottle openers, a 1/4″ bit driver, and a multi-size wrench. It’s made from AR500 armor steel, and features interchangeable handle scales. It also doubles as an effective self-defense tool.
This handy bit of kit puts a fork, knife, and multitool inside a convenient pocket-size holder. The knife blade has both straight and serrated sections, along with a built-in bottle opener and wrenches. Choose from blue, black, or red cases. Orders include a bonus STB pen light.
This pint-sized flashlight from Fenix outputs up to 1200-lumens, but measures just 2.64″ long and weighs less than 2oz with its rechargeable battery installed. It has five selectable brightness levels plus a bright, emergency strobe mode. It has an A6061-T6 aluminum body and is IP68-rated waterproof.
This Swiss Army-style key organizer features a full titanium body for durability. It can hold 1 to 10 keys and incorporates an LED light, bottle opener, flat blade screwdriver, four metric wrenches, ruler, file, and a 1/4″ hex bit holder. Available in a brushed or matte finish.
WESN’s stubby little pocket knife weighs just 1oz. and measures just 3.75″ long when opened, but its D2 tool steel blade is still super useful for everyday tasks. It has Grade 5 titanium handle scales with optional G10 on one side. It has ceramic bearings, a frame lock, and a thumb flipper for quick and confident deployment.
This portable light from Goal Zero combines a 300-lumen floodlight and a 300-lumen spotlight. It has clips for hanging and is IP67 waterproof. Its 5200 mAh battery can be used to recharge your phone in an emergency, and it has a small 1.2-watt solar panel built-in for topping it off on sunny days.
This 3-foot-long pocket tape measure from TEC Accessories might not be helpful for diagramming an entire room, but it’s a handsome accessory for your keychain or coin pocket. Measuring just 1.24″ across, each is made from real titanium and comes in eye-catching finishes, including stonewashed, rainbow, and moire.
This sturdy and capable pocket knife features a 2.9″ reverse Tanto blade made from D2 tool steel. That’s set into a handle with grippy G10 scales, a smooth ball-bearing pivot, and a confident liner lock mechanism. An orange thumb stud assists with opening. It comes in solid black, map, fracture, and digicam designs.
This keychain-friendly tool from CRKT and Joe Wu Design stores up to four stubby driver bits inside of its aluminum cap and body. Pop off its key loop to access a 1/4″ bit holder. A deep texture on its tip provides grip. Ships with T6, T8, flat head 0.6 x 4.5, and Phillips PH1 bits.
This flat titanium tool is excellent for prying objects apart. Its sharp, angled tip can also be used to open packages and has a built-in bottle opener. Its handle has a built-in pocket clip and holes for a lanyard. Available in stonewashed, hand-burnt multicolor, and black finishes.
You might already have flashlights for emergencies or daily use, but do you have a light that can illuminate an entire football field? Everyday Carry shares a dozen of the brightest LED flashlights you can buy from the 14,000-lumen Olight Marauder 2 to the blinding Imalent MS18W, which outputs 100,000 lumens.
This versatile stainless steel carabiner clip from Prepared4X hangs from your keychain, belt loop, or bag, and packs in 10 useful tools. Functions include Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, a bottle opener, wrenches, a box cutter, a wire cutter, a hex wrench, and a short ruler.
Gerber’s military-grade 19″ tomahawk is designed for breaking down barriers. It weighs 36 oz. and has a full-tang 420HC steel blade. Its head chops through obstacles, while its back edge is a hammer. A cutout in its head serves as a handle for controlling the pry bar at its other end. Includes a MOLLE-compatible sheath.
Every tool kit needs a utility knife for opening packages and breaking down boxes. Neiko’s folding knife also functions as a screwdriver, with its built-in hex driver and storage for Phillips and slotted bits. Its cleverly-designed blade holder provides a razor-sharp wire stripper, and the case has storage for spare blades.
This versatile mini tool kit packs dozens of precision bits inside of its tubular case. Its steel bits are held in using magnets, and its aluminum-handled screwdriver handle stows in the center of the case. Driver bits include Phillips, flathead, hex, Torx, tri-point, triangle, pentalobe, spanner, and square.
This pocket tool combines a 2.625″ Tanto blade with spring-loaded scissors. The scissors are more useful than those on other pocket tools thanks to their larger size, along with their micro-serrated edge. The knife features a fine-edge sandblasted blade, a liner lock, and deploys with one hand from its anodized aluminum handle.
This easily pocketable tool from SmallRig packs in seven of the most useful drivers for photographer’s gear like tripods and other rigging equipment. It’s got Allen wrenches, slotted and Phillips drivers, and a Torx T25 driver, along with threaded holes on its body for storing screws. Made from aluminum alloy and stainless steel.
This flashlight from Nitecore has a 12,000-lumen turbo mode. Its six CREE XHP50 LEDs produce a crisp white light, while a high-discharge 4800 mAH battery delivers power for up to 200 hours in ultralow mode and 2.25 hours at 1000 lumens. Its rectangular die-cast case has finger recesses for a firm grip, even when wearing gloves.
This unique handsaw from Toughbuilt features a flexible, dual-edge blade that stores between its handles when not in use, protecting its teeth from damage and its user from accidental cuts. Its folding handles work sort of like an oversize butterfly knife, pivoting from a locked position over the blades into a sturdy grip.
This palm-sized tool provides leverage for prying objects apart or pulling small nails. Its milled titanium body provides grip and visual interest, and it has a built-in bottle opener and a lanyard hole. Its tip can also be used as a flat-blade screwdriver in a pinch. Available in stonewashed grey or patterned multi-color finishes.
Wera’s high-end Zyklop Pocket driver won’t ever let you down. It features a clever ratcheting head that can drive both 1/4″ hex bits and 3/8″ square drive sockets and can also be angled. A compartment in its handle stores multiple driver bits for easy access and organization.
One of the biggest pains with measuring is reading those tiny, unlabeled hash marks. Victor’s rulers solve the problem by placing text markings every 1/16-inch along one edge and every 5 mm on the other, with staggered 1 mm lines for easy counting. Available in plastic or stainless steel with a cork backing in 12″ or 18″ lengths.