Traditionally, the idea of a warrior is someone who specializes in combat — like a trained soldier. And while combat readiness is most definitely still a part of the definition today, the modern concept has become a bit more complex. Nowadays, it’s just as much about knowing when not to fight, when a tactical retreat is more valuable to the larger circumstances. That mindset can also be helpful with selecting your everyday carry gear, as it helps give a sense of urgency to one of the main tenets of the concept. So long as your daily loadout keeps you prepared and ready for anything that comes your way, you can better weigh your options and, hopefully, make the soundest decision at any given moment. And that’s what this week’s pocket dump is about: equipping you with exceptional tools you can be confident in, fight or flight.
Olight M2R Warrior Flashlight
Boasting an ultra-durable and lightweight aluminum exterior, an IPX8 waterproof rating, USB rechargeability, a 25-day battery, and a maximum output of a whopping 1,500 lumens, the Olight M2R Warrior Flashlight is just as formidable as its name suggests. At 5.12″ in length, it’s a bit on the larger side of the EDC spectrum, but for what you get out of it that’s a sacrifice worth making.
Dango M1 Maverick Rail Wallet
Inspired by identification badges, Dango’s M1 Maverick Rail Wallet isn’t just a superbly-constructed minimalist wallet; it’s also one of the speediest options on the market. Capable of stashing 9 cards, boasting RFID-blocking tech, and handcrafted in the USA, this cash & card carrier is one of the most beautifully-designed front pocket wallets around, especially if durability and longevity are important to you.
SOG Kiku XR Folding Knife
Previously, the Kiku name was reserved for a Japanese-inspired SOG fixed blade knife. For 2020, however, the brand has taken its gorgeous styling and imbued it into a tactical folding EDC tool called the Kiku XR. This knife has a linen Micarta handle, black Cerakote-finished CTS XHP steel blade, and a sturdy XR locking mechanism. You probably don’t need an EDC knife that can survive the apocalypse, but it’s nice to know this one can.
Garmin Tactix Delta Tactical Smartwatch
The latest and greatest addition to Garmin’s lineup of tactical smartwatches, the Tactix Delta is also one of the brand’s most fully-featured. It’s built to exhaustive mil-spec standards, has a 21-day battery life, is fully equipped for multi-system satellite navigation, is loaded with activity-tracking features, can store tons of music, and even has a night vision-friendly display mode.