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Five Must-Have EDC Picks Under $100
Words by Windup Watch Shop

EDC continues to grow as part of what we enjoy and feature here in the Windup Watch Shop for many of the same exact reasons we love watches. We appreciate usable, practical tools that can evoke feelings of both romance and adventure. What’s more, EDC is often even more varied and affordable than the average timepiece, making everyday carry gear an exciting complement to our watches. Today we look at five EDC picks that are not only must-haves; they are all under $100. And now they are all eligible for free domestic shipping in the US. Take a look and happy trails!

Gerber Confidant Drop Point  

Starting with something tried and true, we have the Gerber Confidant Drop Point, Gerber Gear’s take on the perfect anytime, anywhere companion knife. Broadly based on the original Neesmuk knife, the Confidant is a drop point that boasts a limited lifetime warranty. You’ve got a choice between OD Green (pictured) and Jade; either way, both designs feature G-10 lined handles with wood inlays and pocket clips for additional utility. For the price, there’s simply little to argue with. The Confidant, suffice it to say, inspires confidence.

Nitecore TUP

The Nitecore TUP is the last word in powerful, portable lighting. Don’t let its small form factor fool you: even at 2.76” by 1.16” and 1.16” thin, it’s an invaluable tool in the dark. The TUP’s CREE XP-L HD V6 LED, powered by the internal 1200mAh cell, puts out a blinding 1,000 lumens – and for up to 70 hours when fully charged, no less. And with five different brightness levels from literally 1 to 1000 lumens, you can configure this torch for any use case. Last but not least, a nifty OLED display shows vital information like battery levels, light mode, and more.

Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pen

The term “bolt action” conjures ideas of powerful rifles and satisfying operations, which is sort of the point with this pen from Tactile Turn. Featuring a creative and enjoyable clicking action that involves sliding the bolt down and locking it, the Bolt Action turns what is a normal movement into a special one. Built in America in bronze, titanium, and copper, this pen accepts Pilot G2 refills by default but can also be used with plenty of other options. Your everyday writing utensil never looked – or felt – this great.

Gerber Prybrid Utility Clip

What is the Gerber Prybrid Utility Clip, you ask? The question you actually should be asking is what isn’t the Prybrid? We’ll list it out: utility, blade, cord cut notch, bottle opener, pry bar, large flathead screwdriver, small flathead screwdriver, nail puller, and wire stripper. All that in a light and compact package – plus a fantastic limited lifetime warranty, once again, thanks to Gerber’s stalwart confidence in their products. There’s not much else to say other than: go and snag one while you can because these are hot and will do double duty and more on anything you throw at it.

Craighill Arris Sling  

We wrap things up with an excellent storage option from the folks at Craighill. The Arris Sling is a one-stop solution for travel essentials and gear. Made of Japanese nylon with spacer mesh padding, this 9-ounce sling has multiple storage compartments for intuitive organization and safekeeping. It not only looks the part but provides real protection for your valuables thanks to its water and dust-resistant construction. Sometimes the very best gear goes nearly unnoticed as it quietly does its job; this is one such example. Scoop one up in black or moss and you’ll be good to go.