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Aventura Ecoths Prescott Shirt
URL: aventuraclothing.com
COLORS: Black, Dark Brick, and Mediterranea
MSRP: $72
Notes: This shirt isn’t necessarily meant for CCW holders, but it’s ideal for those who want to be comfortable while active and look good at the same time — whether they’re hitting the pub or the links. Made of 55-percent organic cotton, 30-percent Coolmax polyester, and 15-percent polyester dobby, the Prescott provides the right blend of softness, breathability, and durability. Plus, there’s an integrated microfiber cloth on the bottom front placket so you can conveniently clean your phone screen or sunglasses. Even if it’s not designed with shooters in mind, the snap buttons allow quick access to a deeply concealed weapon, if needed.


5.11 TACTICAL Norris Sneaker

URL: 511tactical.com
COLORS: Black, Ranger Green
MSRP: $100
Notes: Trying to achieve the ultimate grayman look while wearing tactical boots would be like puttering around in a Honda Civic adorned with Truck Nutz. The Norris Sneaker from 5.11 Tactical can up your urban ninja game by helping you deliver on the range or blend into a casual environment. The Vibram Marbrani outsole with XS Trek offers traction on wet and dry terrain and far greater durability than a pair of high-top Chucks. It’s also ASTM certified for puncture resistance and has climbing-grade rubber toe protection. Inside, the Ortholite footbed keeps things comfy for your paws. The Norris Sneaker offers high-level performance disguised in the form of cool-looking kicks.


TOPS Knives Spartan Mode Agoge 2

URL: spartanmode.com
OAL: 8.375 inches
MSRP: $155
Notes: Adam Boyce of Spartan Mode was an assaulter and sniper for a special response team before becoming a defensive tactics teacher and certified instructor of Martial Blade Concepts (the system founded by CONCEALMENT contributor Michael Janich). Boyce and TOPS Knives recently teamed up to produce the Spartan Mode Agoge 2 (“agoge” references the rigorous training of young males in ancient Sparta). It features an ergonomic groove on the blade’s spine, ideal for the thumb-supported grip preferred by Martial Blade Concepts and most Filipino martial arts. Combine this with the Wharncliffe blade profile, and you have a tool that’s highly effective at stabbing, slashing, and draw cuts. The Agoge 2 features Micarta handle scales, a Kydex sheath with Ulticlip, and a 4-inch blade made from 1095 carbon steel. Made in the USA.


Big Idea Design LLC Ti EDC Wrench

URL: bigidesign.com
oal: 3.85 inches
MSRP: $120
Notes: We gotta admit, we did a spit take when we saw the $120 price tag. But then we got hands-on with the Ti EDC Wrench and realized its worth. At less than 4 inches long and only 2.4 ounces, this handy device made of titanium lets you carry 25 different wrench sizes in your pocket. Based on a vintage spanner from Sweden, this little guy gives you maximum torqueing versatility thanks to its one-handed threaded design, similar to a crescent wrench. Plus, it comes with a deep-carry pocket clip for added portability. Oh, and because of its titanium construction, the Ti EDC Wrench makes for a solid improvised self-defense weapon.


Mission First Tactical Everyday Carry Dump Tray

URL: missionfirsttactical.com
COLORS: Various
DIMENSIONS: 10.8 by 7.9 inches
MSRP: $40
Notes: Mom always said that if you always put your keys in the same place, you won’t ever lose them. So dump out your pockets, stay organized, and keep mom happy with Mission First Tactical’s new Everyday Carry Dump Trays. The trays are a bit smaller than a sheet of paper, about a 1/4-inch deep, and subdivided into two areas. The smaller is perfect for smartphones or other small items. Pile other stuff — wallet, watch, keys, knife, mini liquor bottles, whatever you like — in the larger area. Made of Boltaron (which surprisingly isn’t a robot that transforms into a small Chevy), the dump trays are available in a variety of appealing, patriotic, and humorous designs.


Airo Collective Stealth Wallet

URL: airoglass.co
COLORS: Stealth Razor: Black; Stealth Leather: Espresso, Midnight, Pacific
DIMENSIONS: 7.6 by 3.1 inches (unfolded)
MSRP: $65/$100
Notes: As EDC gear flourishes, so too have clever new wallet designs using new materials and ideas to replace the tired, bulging billfold. There’s a leather version, but the Stealth Razor wallet is the one that found a home in our pocket, as it’s crazy thin. The Razor is made of material similar to the polyethylene used in body armor, so it’s light and strong. There are slots on either side, designed to hold up to four cards each, and a bungee loop in the crease to retain cash. The cards maintain the wallet’s shape, and no bulky reinforcement is needed, because the material is so strong. Empty, the Razor is less than a millimeter thick. Stuffed with a typical load out of eight cards, and a little cash bills, it’s still only 8mm thick when folded. Oh, it blocks RFID signals too.


Breakthrough Clean All-In-One CLP

URL: breakthroughclean.com
SIZE: 16 ounces
MSRP: $30
Notes: Cleaner, lubricant, and protectant is one of the cornerstones of firearm maintenance, not because it’s the most effective in any one of those regards, but because it’s easy and efficient. Breakthrough Clean’s new CLP formulation appeals to the one-and-done crowd as a painless way to keep guns running between deep cleaning sessions. Spraying it on, the stuff is thin and gets in all the nooks and crannies. We wiped down the major parts of an AR and a pistol with it, and it did the job, cleaning light carbon fouling and leaving a thin protective film behind. We haven’t used the product long enough to know how effective it is, but out of the gate, it doesn’t smell much, hasn’t attacked the finishes on our guns, and we’re fans of the 16-ounce bottle’s locking trigger.


Viktos Kadre 2 Short

URL: viktos.com
Colors: Nightfjall, LEO (shown), Ranger
SIZES: 30 to 40
MSRP: $75
Notes: We all love the utility of cargo shorts, but they’re about as worn out as popped collars. The Kadre short gives us the utility we want without the khaki bagginess of the ’90s. These lightweight, polyester stretch shorts have locking zippers on all six pockets to keep things secure. Slash pockets on both sides hold a flashlight or a pistol mag, while the right side has a second slash pocket to keep a folding knife handy. The inner thigh features laser-cut venting, and all the pockets are mesh to help keep things cool. And the waist is padded for comfort when wearing a larger, duty-style belt, which you can do thanks to the oversize belt loops. Keep everything you need pocketed and ready without looking like you’re hitting the mall with Chad.


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