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Best EDC Results :: Carry Awards IV
Some multi-tools are designed to cover almost any DIY or emergency situation, which is great but often means compromises in bulk and weight. But not everybody wants or needs such a tool, which is where the Gerber Shard comes in.
Compared to some multi-tools the Gerber Shard is pretty basic, but that's part of the charm. Multifunctionality is important, but so is carry convenience - and the Shard gets that, covering the basics while keeping weight and bulk down. This tool is compact, lightweight, and simple enough to carry on a keychain or in a bag. Yet it still offers seven different functions that come in handy in a range of settings. Plus it's airline-friendly and inexpensive, making the Shard a practical and affordable EDC tool that can tag along wherever the day takes you.
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honour, we bow our heads in the upmost respect and kudos. If this were a dias, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we're sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
Elegant, efficient and sleek, the Micro Sleeve brings a touch of class to your pocket carry. Ideal for a minimalist carry setup with a few cards and cash, this slim wallet minimizes pocket bulge and looks suave in both work and play settings.
Thoughtful design means frequently-used cards are readily available, while squeezing the main compartment provides quick and convenient access to additional cards and cash. The refined style, functional layout and ease of use makes the Micro Sleeve a worthy recipient of a High Commendation.
The Olight S1 Baton is well made, offers a host of useful features, and still remains small enough to be easily integrated into an EDC setup.
A non-rolling design combined with a magnetic tail cap makes this a convenient flashlight for daily tasks and hands-free use. Plus with a maximum output of 500 lumens, a beam distance of 110 meters, and a choice of modes, the S1 Baton packs a powerful punch for its size, making it a valuable tool for everyday, emergency and travel use. Kudos, Olight!