But what would be the Essentials first Hero?
To kick off our Carryology Essentials brainstorm, we began looking into ‘best-in-class’ pieces of carry from our favorite brands. The items we couldn’t live without. And as you’re aware, “carry” isn’t just bags. With CE it’s time to celebrate that and dig into the more compact categories of carry. EDC, gadgets, gizmos, and more. They’re all coming.
But… what would be the first? It had to work for everyone. Not a super niche style pouch that only attaches to one specific pack. Not a case for a specific piece of tech or smartphone. Truly, something that every one of our readers and our contributors can use daily….
We’re always listening to our community and our Carryology Classified Facebook group gives us insight into the minds of the most tuned-in Carryologists in the world.
Over the years, we’ve seen one product being adopted by many different folks, from many different walks of life, for many different purposes. In fact, once it showed up on our radar, we couldn’t stop seeing it. Calling it a “gadget” is an insult, as our readers voted this into carry history with a Highly Commended in our sixth annual Carry Awards in the “Best Accessory” category. Of course… I’m talking about the legendary Heroclip.
Heroclip, the unmatched innovator and leader in this very tiny niche… which somehow can be utilized by anyone and everyone. When I first personally spotted Heroclip, I thought it was just a carabiner. Boy, was I wrong. 4.7 stars from 2,700+ reviewers on Amazon surely can’t be wrong, right? Again, thanks to our group of 11,000+ members, I began to see all the different ways one could utilize the product, in real-life examples. The versatility of these things makes them much more than just a carabiner. In fact, the Heroclip is the most versatile EDC and travel carabiner and storage tool on the planet. This makes it a Carryology Essential.
Since I’ve seen the light, I now own six Heroclips (Medium size). The 360-degree swiveling feature allows me to use them in nearly unlimited different ways; leaving one attached to my favorite packs at all times, for organized pack storage in my closet, for attaching accessories to the exterior of my pack, for hanging my pack from trees or off the ground in airport bathrooms, for attaching a shoulder bag to my rolling luggage (even though I’m a big fan of one-bag travel), for camping, for overlanding, for travel. My fiancée even uses one to prevent her purse from sitting on the ground when we’re eating out at restaurants. Heroclip does it all.