Clippa Blackfin isn’t Monkey Business’ first multitool hair clip, but it is their most discreet, and complete with a few important variations on included tools. Blackfin is slightly shorter at 52mm and boasts a stealthy matte black finish, a small screwdriver, a ruler, scraper, bottle opener, and nail file. And if you need the full repertoire of tools, try hiding one of each in your hairdo.
Find it at Amazon – $12
Roughly the size of a flash drive and made of Grade 5 titanium, Tactical Keychain’s Titanium Utility Knife Keychain — or TUKK — is a solid addition to your EDC, at least if you periodically use small X-Acto style blades on the go. To expose the blade, push out and hold TUKK’s brass button; when you’re done, let go and the blade retracts automatically thanks to a magnetic retention system that also prevents it from coming out involuntarily in your pocket or pack. Changing the blade is also easy: just remove two T-6 screws and swap out one #11 Hobby Blade for another, available in bulk here.
Learn more at Kickstarter – $50
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s EDC belongs to a physician in Poland.
For the full July 31st breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
Redesigned and reworked where it matters, Tessel’s distinctive Jet Pack 2.0 Backpack features the same unique angular face panel that sets it apart from other bags, looks-wise. But the 2.0 is instead made of a more rugged 210D PU Ripstop Nylon, thicker foam for improved protection of the goods within, and water-resistant features that include YKK AquaGuard coated zippers and a storm flap zippered front pocket. It’ll still fit a 15″ notebook and look good doing it.
Preorder at Tessel – $120 [via]
The more tools the better. Coleman’s Multi-Tool Lighter packs a knife, can opener, mini saw, and a file alongside its windproof jet lighter torch. Sure, you mightn’t be able to gut a fish or cut down a tree with tools of this size, but in a pinch this handy lighter should still prove plenty versatile.
Learn more (and find a dealer) at Coleman – $26
Designed to function as both a camera bag and day-to-day workhorse depending on the need, Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger is sleek on the outside but opens up to reveal a ridiculous amount of organizational prowess and versatility. Three fixed FlexFold dividers customize to your camera equipment or other gear, folding over for stacking, and the bag’s semi-rigid frame maintains its composure even when the bag is near empty, with four clasp closures along the front to accommodate varying loads. It also repels water thanks to its Kodra synthetic canvas build, employs Peak’s MagLatch latch for one-handed closure and access, features a gusseted front panel with eight stretchy pockets for taming smaller accessories, and also sports two Capture clip attachment points for keeping your camera handy outside the bag.
Learn more at Kickstarter – $195
There’s nothing inherently wrong with brightly colored baby gear, but naturally the Mission Critical Baby Carrier is a lot more our style. This hardcore front carry baby carrier boasts an outer made of 1000D Nylon and comes complete with multiple MOLLE attachment points on both front and back, reliable YKK zippers, a washable liner, and a sun shield. Importantly it also meets the military-sounding ASTM F2236-14 regulation for baby carriers, ensuring it’s as functional and safe as it looks to be.
Find it at Mission Critical – $190
Packing and unpacking is a drag. Make it more tolerable with Origami Unicorn’s TUO Travel Undergarment Organizer. With three see-through mesh pockets, six small elastic pockets, and a strap designed for hanging in a closet or bathroom, TUO helps organize your socks, boxers, and personal belongings before rolling up nice and small to pack away in your suitcase or carry on. It’s even got an integrated two pocket laundry bag to separate worn socks and underwear from the clean ones.
Find it at Kickstarter – $39
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s EDC belongs to an insurance analyst in Tangerang, Indonesia.
For the full July 24th breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
If there’s anything crucial to nigh all everyday carries, it’s a trusty writing implement. And the Machine Era Pen is nothing if not reliable. True to the brand’s name, each pen is machined in-house from either hefty solid brass or lightweight aluminum stock and has no moving parts to wear out or break, just a threaded cap that screws on the back of the pen when in use. Compatible ink includes the smooth Pilot G2 cartridge, which comes in a variety of colors and line weights.
Grab one at Amazon – $39