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EDC Pouch Organizers – The Modest Man

Looking for an EDC carry pouch to organize your multi-tools and every piece of gear you keep? Here are 10 excellent choices.

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When it comes to my most minimal EDC, I’ve got my flashlight, my tactical pen, my watch, and my Swiss Army Knife. 

And yes, the knife stays on my person even on my lightest days. This is partly because I’m old-fashioned and partly because I love an opportunity to save the day with that corkscrew. You never know when an impromptu imbibing session will come up.

Suffice it to say, I like a lot of everyday carry. What I don’t like, however, is bulk. I also don’t like disorganization. 

When I’m in a full suit and tie at work, I don’t want my outfit’s silhouette interrupted. And when I need to slice open a package, I want to be able to quickly draw my knife like an action hero.

Fortunately, a good EDC organizer pouch can ensure all of this. Let’s take a look at 10 of them.

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Stashlogix – Highland 3.0 Locking Stash Pouch

This activated carbon pouch is a blend of durability and deodorizing prowess. With optional shoulder strap loops, it offers versatile carrying options. Plus, rest assured with the zipper lock, ensuring peace of mind for your valuables.


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10 Best EDC Organizers

Here they are, in no particular order. All styles (most being pocket-sized) and budgets are, of course, taken into account!

Stashlogix Highland 3.0 Locking Stash Pouch

The handsome Highland 3.0 Locking Pouch is made out of activated carbon, which means it’s durable and even deodorizing. Trust me, there’s a lot of benefit to a smell-proof EDC pouch. 

Stashlogix Highland 3.0 Locking Stash Pouch

You’re welcome to use your imagination, but I often like to keep a piece of garlic-flavored beef jerky on me for snack attacks.

It also comes with shoulder strap loops if that’s how you want to carry it. And heck, that army-esque olive green mixed with the khaki tone? It’s pretty stylish, so why not show it off?

My favorite part about this pouch is the fact the zipper locks, ensuring security and confidence. It’s like the future of EDC pouches.

Viperade VE18 Small EDC Pouch

The Viperade VE18 EDC Pouch has so much hidden room; it’s like the Narnia of EDC pouches. There are three layers of storage systems: Two sides and a zipper. You can keep anything in this, from notebooks to fixed and folding knives.

Viperade VE18 Small EDC Pouch

Even more, you’ve got some clever exterior pocket storage options. The front features webbing for anything you want to be able to grab with immediacy. 

Meanwhile, the back is equipped with a velcro surface. That is a truly efficient use of every square inch of this carrier.

And by the way, I’ve used both the webbing and the velcro. Thankfully, having items on the exterior of the pouch doesn’t affect its pocketability.

Oh, and it gets extra cool factor points for that rubber Viperade logo with the snake-themed embossing on it.

Hide & Drink Multi-Tool Pocket Pouch

One of the things I find delightful about the Hide & Drink Pocket Pouch is its aesthetic. It reminds me of the army-inspired khaki rucksacks I loved in high school. One of its biggest strengths, functionally, is that one side is dedicated completely to a zippered storage.

Hide & Drink Multi-Tool Pocket Pouch

The non-zipper side can fit a simple pen, a knife, a small flashlight, and a small journal. Then, you can use the zipper storage as basically your wallet. Put cash, keys, bandages, IDs, snacks, a phone battery pack, what have you. It really ups the pouch’s bandwidth for storage.

They’re also handmade, so each carrier is a bit different, giving it an artisanal quality.

Stashlogix Durango Locking Sling Bag

Okay, so this Durango Sling Bag isn’t pocketable, but I figured I’d give you guys some options. Like the other Stashlogix entry, this carrier is strong, smell-proof, and is outfitted with a combination lock.

Stashlogix Durango Locking Sling Bag

Inside, there are five whole sections divided by mesh. This way, your EDC stays organized, but you can still see and feel where everything is without confusion.

Style-wise, it’s an interesting take on a fanny pack. It’s a completely tactical remix, making it look more functional and less tacky. I think it looks pretty snazzy.

Hitch and Timber Pocket Tool Pouch

The Hitch and Timber Pocket Tool Pouch is simple yet efficient. It’s one of the best EDC pouches for minimal traveling. The zippered back has two tool carriers, and the front has a slip for phones, journals, or other relatively flat items.

Hitch and Timber Pocket Tool Pouch

So, the back middle zip is really convenient. The pouches on each side of the zipper can be used for pens, thin flashlights, and long pieces of gear in general. However, since nothing folds over the zipper itself, it’s easy to access anything you put in the zip storage, whether that’s cash or lip balm.

It’s an incomparably easy and user-friendly system. Plus, the canvas patinates beautifully, so it really tells your story.

Bradley Mountain Waxed Canvas Pocket Knife Roll Bag

Nothing makes you feel like a swashbuckler more than having a knife roll. The Bradley Mountain Pocket Knife Roll boasts seven whole pockets designed for knives. This is perfect if you can never decide whether to bring your drop point or your clip point. 

Bradley Mountain Waxed Canvas Pocket Knife Roll Bag

Basically, if you’ve got a collection, this roll is for you.

The best part is that you can use these pockets for anything that will fit them: Flashlights, pens, rolled-up cash, anything really.

Once you’ve filled the slots, you’ll roll up that dapper waxed canvas, then wrap it up with an equally attractive leather strap.

Alpaca Zip Pouch Pro

If you’re not a notebook carrier, then the Alpaca Zip Pouch Pro is certainly one of the most efficient EDC pouches on the market. In fact, I deign to say that it might be the most efficient — again if you journal on your notes app instead of a physical book.

Alpaca Zip Pouch Pro

This fan-favorite pouch features a large tool holder on one side and two smaller ones on the other. Additionally, you’ve got a smaller zip facility on the side, which is perfect for flat items like single keys or even matches. 

Then, the top zip serves as your wallet. You can still fit smaller EDCs in there, too, though, like mini knives and telescopic pens.

Tooletries Waterproof Mini Toiletry Kit

Are you out on the water a lot? (I’m talking to you fishermen, sailors, and Seattlites). Well, I recommend using a waterproof toiletry holder for your EDC. But don’t go for any toiletry holder.

Tooletries Waterproof Mini Toiletry Kit

This kit from Tooletries is perfect for EDC because it’s made out of flexible and durable silicone and is leak-resistant on top of being waterproof. You can even keep small pieces of technology in there.

Conceivably, the designers of this kit had tools in mind over shampoo and conditioner. Feel free to use it for either or both, though.

Arc Company Marksman EDC Slip

The Marksman EDC Slip from Arc Company is incredibly slim. It sinks right into your pocket pretty invisibly.

Arc Company Marksman EDC Slip

Still, if you carry simple items like pocket tools or a non-tactical pen, this is the guy for you. Actually, the middle pouch on the front is pretty sizable, considering how thin the construction is. 

Meanwhile, the flat slip can fit a standard five-and-a-half-inch journal.

The third slip in the back is good for cards, cash, and other flat items.

Hitch and Timber County Fold

For you leather lovers out there, may I introduce you to Hitch and Timber’s County Fold. This American-made piece features both gear organizing and wallet-style storage in its thick leather composition.

Hitch and Timber County Fold

Keep in mind, though, that since the material is so supple and strong, it’ll take breaking in like any good leather item.

In addition to the tool pouches, there’s a lot of storage for flat items. Inside, there’s a wallet portion, which is a bit like the pocket of a good passport carrier. There are also two flat storage behind the tool storage. 

It’s a good EDC pouch for those of you who like to keep a lot of small things versus just a few bigger items.

Conclusion: A Place for Your Daily Essentials

I hope that was helpful! Obviously, everyone’s needs vary when it comes to everyday carry pouch organizers.

And if you’re me, there’s a style factor to consider, too.

Which is your favorite EDC pouch organizer? Do you already own one that you love? Let me know in the comments!

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