Everyday Carry: Engineer

If you fancy yourself a tinkerer, inventor, or a fully-fledged engineer, then you probably like the idea of keeping a complement of tools nearby or on your person at all times. But, that can be rather difficult to manage, since many useful devices out there are so cumbersome and/or not pocket friendly. Thankfully, there are loads of other creators and makers out there that have run into similar issues and have taken them to task – creating tools that can be seamlessly incorporated into your everyday carry without bogging you down. This week’s pocket dump highlights a few of those items – multifunctional gear that you can really get some use out of, especially on-the-fly when you’re away from your normal tool kit.

SOG Baton Q2 Multi-Tool

Measuring up at just 6.3 inches in length and featuring a format not dissimilar to a pocketable writing utensil, this pocket multi-tool from SOG features four useful built-in functions – including a 2.5-inch drop tip blade, a flathead screwdriver, a bottle opener, and an LED flashlight that puts out 75 lumens. It’s handy in a pinch and it looks a good deal better than a lot of competitors’ offerings.

Purchase: $50

Olight S30R III Flashlight

When it comes to pocketable illumination, it’s really hard to beat Olight. And that is tremendously apparent in their S30R III flashlight, which has a variable output of 0.5-1050 lumens, can run for up to 100 days straight, is micro USB rechargeable, has a water-resistance rating of IPX8, and much more.

Purchase: $80

Mininch Tool Pen Mini

With about the same size silhouette as an EDC pen, this pocket-friendly driver tool can actually house five of its included 22 driver bits within its durable aluminum body – so you can line up your most-used driver bits and keep them in your pocket at all times.

Purchase: $89

Leatherman Tread Temp Watch

Not only is this watch a handsome and reliable piece of Swiss-made time-keeping technology, but it’s also attached to Leatherman’s signature Tread multi-tool band. What’s even better is that the tool links of this watch are totally customizable, so you can choose your loadout depending on the types of work into which you typically run.

Purchase: $450

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