Between items engineered specifically for EDC applications and products that just happen to be highly conducive to daily-carry use, there are dozens and dozens of new pieces of everyday carry gear released onto the market each year. Whether purchased for a friend or loved or, or as a gift to yourself, these newly-released items make for exceptional presents for any EDC enthusiasts when the holiday season rolls around. And with this year’s holiday season just around the corner, now seems the perfect time to take a deep dive into the segment, scouring every new release from the last year in order to deliver this handpicked guide to the best everyday carry gifts.
- Gerber Lockdown Pry
- Zippo Bit Safe Lighter Insert
- Prometheus Design Werx SPD Desktop Half Mat
- Field Notes Foiled Again Quarterly Edition Notebooks
- Black Ember Magnetic Key Leash
- Aer Slim Pouch X-Pac
- The James Brand The Burwell
- Dango Adapt iPhone Case
- Olight Arkfeld Pro
- DISSIM Executive Platinum Inverted Dual Torch Lighter
- Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve
- Gerber Savvy
- Mystery Ranch x Carryology Unicorn 2.0
- Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 S2 Earbuds
- RZE Aspirare
Gerber Lockdown Pry
Cramming nearly a dozen tools and functions into a highly compact and thoroughly pocketable form that spans just 4.0” when closed, the Gerber Lockdown Pry is a utilitarian everyday carry multi-tool that features a frame-locking 2.50” blade. The Lockdown Pry’s lifetime warranty also no doubt speaks to its ultra-high level of durability.
Zippo Bit Safe Lighter Insert
The Zippo Bit Safe Lighter Insert is an EDC-specific four-in-one insert that fits into a standard Zippo lighter case and contains Phillips, flathead, and Torx bits and onboard storage for each.
Prometheus Design Werx SPD Desktop Half Mat
Created by PDW’s Special Projects Division, the Prometheus Design Werx SPD Desktop Half Mat is an 8.5” x 11” work mat that’s made from BPA-free, non-toxic PVC and capped off with a flexible, injection-molded series of dividers and compartments. Decorated with a rubberized 3D SPD Kraken Trident logo, this item also makes for a stellar EDC valet tray.
Field Notes Foiled Again Quarterly Edition Notebooks
Marking the brand’s 59th quarterly edition release, the special edition Field Notes Foiled Again Notebooks are comprised of a trio of 3.5” x 5.5” notebooks each containing 48 pages of ruled paper sandwiched between foil-stamped covers. `
Black Ember Magnetic Key Leash
Long enough to clip to a belt loop while still allowing your keys to rest in your pant pocket, the Black Ember Magnetic Key Leash consists of a titanium key ring and a laser-cut piece of Hypalon synthetic leather that’s been mated to an aerospace-grade aluminum spring-loaded gated hook via a magnetic-coupling Fidlock buckle.
Aer Slim Pouch X-Pac
Also doubling as a fantastic tech pouch, the Aer Slim Pouch X-Pac is a well-crafted EDC organizer that’s cut from insanely-rugged and completely waterproof X-Pac VX-42 sailcloth and equipped with heavily-weather-resistant coated YKK zippers and 1.5-liters of storage space spread across an interior that sees its main compartment divided amongst a series of slips, loops, elastic mesh sections, and zippered pockets.
The James Brand The Burwell
The latest release from the renowned Portland-based EDC gear purveyor, The James Brand’s The Burwell is an everyday carry pen with a 303 stainless steel barrel construction and a spring-loaded lick actuator.
Dango Adapt iPhone Case
Providing stellar protection for your phone without adding a substantial amount of bulk to its form, the Dango Adapt iPhone Case is constructed around a precision-machined 6061 aluminum and ULTEM frame affording a military-grade 16’ of drop protection, plus is fitted with built-in screen protection and pieced together using mil-spec hardware.
Olight Arkfeld Pro
Designed from the ground up specifically for everyday carry, the Olight Arkfeld Pro is a super pocketable EDC torch that boasts a 1,300-lumen LED light with a 334’ throw that’s been supplemented via a class 3R green 5-mW laser and a 900-mW UV light.
DISSIM Executive Platinum Inverted Dual Torch Lighter
An upgraded version of the brand’s super popular inverted everyday carry torch, the DISSIM Executive Platinum Inverted Dual Torch Lighter utilizes the brand’s regular patented circle grip design, dual windproof flame setup, and trigger ignition, while classing things up thanks to the addition of new platinum-colored high-grade zinc alloy body plating.
Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve
Made from premium, environmentally-certified leather sourced from a gold-rated tannery based in the Netherlands, the Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve is an ultra-modern EDC wallet that sports a pre-molded design that includes a pull-tab for easy card access, storage for six-to-eight cards, and built-in RFID protection.
Made in America in small batches and backed by the brand’s lifetime guarantee, the Gerber Savvy is a premium everyday carry knife that’s comprised of an aluminum — or marbled carbon fiber — handle that’s equipped with a ambidextrous pivot lock and mated to a thumb-stud-deployed 3.50” plain-edge Wharncliffe blade composed of super top-shelf CPM 20CV “Super Steel.”
Mystery Ranch x Carryology Unicorn 2.0
Born out of a special collaboration with Carryology, the Mystery Ranch x Carryology Unicorn 2.0 is an ultra-premium pack that puts a top-shelf spin on the bag maker’s signature Y-shaped zip opening setup with a bevy of upgrades including an insanely rugged and thoroughly waterproof X-Pac laminated sailcloth shell.
Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 S2 Earbuds
State-of-the-art through and through, the new Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 S2 Earbuds offer high-fidelity listening in a super compact footprint that features two-way 9.2mm dynamic drivers with a balanced armature, wireless audio retransmission tech, adaptive active noise-cancellation, and 21 hours of collective battery life.
Offering the materials, features, and fit and finish of a four or five-figure luxury watch in a shockingly affordable package, the RZE Aspirare is an all-titanium dive watch with 300 meters of water resistance, an UltraHex coating, a full-titanium bracelet, an interchangeable 120-click rotating bezel, Super-LumiNova-adorned hands and hour markers, and a Miyota 9015 automatic movement keeping the whole thing ticking.