EDC Gear, Tools etc.

The latest five EDC Gear reviews are shown here, but are also included in the listings below, by section and alphabetical order.

  • Gear/Gun Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.1 – Folding Survival Rifle

    Gear/Gun Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.1 – Folding Survival Rifle

    This is Part One of a two part review featuring the Chiappa Firearms Little Badger folding survival rifle. Ever since I first saw this rifle, it’s been in my sights for an in-depth test and review. The Little Badger has a charm and practicality in its simplicity and easy of …
  • CLASSIC Gear Review: Leatherman TREAD

    CLASSIC Gear Review: Leatherman TREAD

    Another in the Classic Review series, this one is from February 2016 – The idea for the TREAD came about following Leatherman’s CEO Ben Rivera being stopped by Disneyland’s security for carrying a Skeletool. This started the design process which resulted in the first usable wearable multi-tool which should also …
  • Gear Review: Nordic Pocket Saw (Pocket Chainsaw)

    Gear Review: Nordic Pocket Saw (Pocket Chainsaw)

    Over the years I’ve used all sorts of two-handed flexible pocket saws, but none as effective as the Nordic Pocket saw pocket chainsaw. Many ‘survival’ pocket saws are wire, and tend to tear or abrade rather than cut. What caught my eye with the Nordic Pocket saw was the sawdust …
  • Gear Review: NORDIC HEAT Heated Glove Liner (Thin)

    Gear Review: NORDIC HEAT Heated Glove Liner (Thin)

    Having been thoroughly impressed by NORDIC HEAT in previous years at IWA, at IWA 2018 I made sure to visit them to be able to talk directly about their thoughtful approach to electrically heated clothing; plus I wanted to take the opportunity try some of their products at the show. …
  • Gear Review: Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

    Gear Review: Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

    Gerber’s Center Drive multi-tool may be one of many in the highly competitive multi-tool market, but its name clearly tells you what its key design feature is. Gerber have gone all out with the capabilities of the built-in screwdriver bit holder, along with considering the ergonomics when using a screwdriver …


5.11 Tactical Drop pouches with Slickstick MOLLE/PALS mounting system
CLASSIC: 5.11 Tactical RUSH 12 and 24 Backpack (MOLLE/PALS compatible)
5.11 Tactical (RUSH) MOAB 6 and 10 Sling-bags (MOLLE/PALS compatible) and Tier System
5.11 Tactical Sunglasses – Cavu FF, SOAR, Ascend and Burner FF (Polarized models)
Chiappa Little Badger Pt.1 – Folding Survival Rifle
Cottonpickers Nona-Charger Review (Li-ion review)
DMT Aligner ProKit and DuoSharp 10″ Bench Stone
FLIR Scout TK Thermal Camera
FOURSEVENS Titanium Pen (Fisher refill)
Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool
Leatherman MUT Multi-tool
Leatherman OHT multi-tool (One Handed Tool)
Leatherman Raptor – Folding Shears/Multi-Tool
Leatherman TREAD (CLASSIC Review)
Maxpedition Folding backpacks – ROLLYPOLY, ROLLYPOLY EXTREME and MERLIN
Nite HAWK T100 Watch (Tritium GTLS Self-illuminated)
NITECORE Power – The D4 and D2 Digi chargers and NITECORE’s li-ion cells
NITECORE Utility and Daily Pouches – NUP10/20 and NDP10/20
NITECORE NTP10 Titanium Pen (Fisher Refill)
NITECORE SC2 Charger and F1 Charger / Powerbank
NITECORE UM10 and UM20 li-ion chargers
Nite Ize S-Biner with SlideLock, MicroLock plus GearLine
NORDIC HEAT Heated Glove Liner (Thin)
Nordic Pocket Saw (Pocket Chainsaw)
Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker (Sharpener)
Walkstool ‘Comfort 65’ Portable Stool with Telescopic Legs
Walkstool Steady
Wicked Edge Advanced Alignment Guide and Low Angle Adapter
Wicked Edge ‘Field and Sport’ Sharpener
Wiley X Protective Eyewear – Rogue and Valor
Wiley X MEGA Test – Saber, Twisted and Knife (Sunglasses / Eye Protection)
Wiley X Sunglasses – Hayden, Kobe, Wave(EN.166 Safety)
Xtar WP6 II 6-bay li-ion charger Review
ZTS MBT-1 Pulse Load Battery Tester


‘SHOT SHOW Specials’ are a series of reviews inspired by, or as a consequence of, my visit to the SHOT SHOW 2015.
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