2016 Shopping list for EDC Gear
1. FreeKey system
Tired of broken finger nails when adding or removing keys? The FreeKey system solves the problem with a spring driven ring. Plus, its the most affordable gift in this list.
Interested in the FreeKey system? You'll find it here.
2. Keyport Slide 3.0 and Pivot
The brand spanking new design from Keyport including new modular and tech features.
Interested in the Slide 3.0 or Pivot? You'll find it here.
3. Keyport Slide 2.0
Being replaced by the 3.0 version, but still a great tool. Plus, you can get it on the cheap.
Interested in the Slide 2.0? You'll find it on clearance here.
Feel like a janitor with all of those keys? The Keysmart is simple and elegant. It can store up to 34 keys with extensions.
Interested in the Keysmart? You'll find it here.
1. Gerber Shard
With a slim and compact form factor the Shard offers four tools: a 3-d Philips screwdriver bit, small and large flat head screwdriver bits, pry bar, and bottle opener. A full review can be located here.
Interested in the Gerber Shard? You'll find it here.
2. Leatherman Micra
I've had one of these since my freshman year of college and it's never let me down. Its a bit heavier than the Gerber Shard but extremely useful. For example, I've taken apart several laptops with the small flat head screwdriver on the Micra.
Interested in the Leatherman Micra? You'll find it here.
1. Timex Weekender
Classic, reliable, and simple. The Timex Weekender is extremely easy to read, lights up in the dark, comes in a variety of colors, and most importantly is affordable. I've seen these as low as $12 on Amazon.com
Interested in the Timex Weekender? You'll find them here.
2. Casio G-Shock 5600
For those people that enjoy a robust and tough timepiece, look no further than the G-Shock 5600 from Casio. Check out this extensive review of the 5600 from 555 Gear on Youtube.
Interested in the G-Shock? You'll find them here.
1. Recycled Firefighter EDC Wallets
These unique wallets are made by a retired firefighter from actual firehose material. 100% made in the USA and products that are great conversation starters. Check out the video below to learn more about these interesting wallets.
Interested in the Recycled Firefighter EDC Wallets? You'll find them here.
1. ThorFire BD04
Need a light? At the sub $20 mark, the BD04 is hard to beat with 200+ lumens, 5 different modes, a rechargeable lithium battery, and charging kit. Walking the dog(s) just got a lot easier.
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1. CRKT Burnley Squid
An affordable and well-designed EDC blade by Lucas Burnley, the CRKT squid is a hard blade to beat with features like a deep carry clip and an excellent acid stonewashed finish for under $20. Perfect stocking stuffer.
Interested in the CRKT Burnley Squid? You'll find it here.
2. CRKT Homefront
Want to impress a knife aficionado? Know an outdoorsman that gets dirty with their blades? The CRKT Homefront is the perfect option for 2016 since it is the first folding knife that can be field stripped without any tools. Another homerun design by Ken Onion. Check out the video below!
Interested in the CRKT Homefront? You'll find it here.
1. Gerber Center-drive
A new product this month, the Gerber Center-drive offers three one-handed opening tools: the pliers, knife, and full size screwdriver. The Center-drive's main attraction is the full size screwdriver bit that can accept standard bits and the full size knife blade along with replaceable carbide cutters in the pliers' head. 100% Made in the USA.
Interested in the Gerber Center-Drive? You'll find it here.
Leatherman multi-tools are the gold standard among multi-tool lovers. The OHT was the first one handed multi-tool on the market, meaning that all of the tools can be accessed with one hand. Below is a COMPREHENSIVE review by the one and only Nutnfancy. Any gear fan would be ecstatic to receive one.
Interested in the Leatherman OHT? You'll find it here.