We came up with a little challenge for ourselves. After looking around and seeing all of the super expensive gear everywhere, we started thinking about how daunting it would be to find a starter EDC setup without breaking the bank. We wanted to make sure we had a knife, wallet, pen, watch, keychain, multitool, and a flashlight. So we put a cap on our spending of $100. Keeping minimalism and utility in mind we started searching. We managed to put together a really nice setup without having to skimp on anything. If you are just getting into everyday carry or are simply looking for some affordable gear, check out this list of our best complete everyday carry setup for under $100.
The Kershaw Shuffle II Folding Knife
The Kershaw Shuffle 2 is a great little knife with multiple elements that make it a great everyday carry. With an unintimidating but useful 2.25″ blade made from 8Cr13MoV steel, this blade will cut and hold up through daily use. The thing about this knife is that it also has some useful features built into the handle. The back portion of this knife features a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, and a lanyard hole. The screwdriver portion is a really great addition to have in the knife as it will give you something to pry with without resorting to using the blade. This is a knife built to use and with the Kershaw name on it, you get a build quality we have come to know and trust.
The Raw Wallet
The Raw Wallet is a minimalist wallet with an ultra slim design. Made with heavy duty stitching and durable materials, this wallet offers a firm grip for your cards so you don’t have to worry about them falling out. The center slot which can hold your cash goes all the way through so you can get cash out in any orientation. The added loop makes it so that you can attach the wallet to a lanyard or key ring, which gives this wallet a little extra versatility. The Raw Wallet comes in a variety of colors to match whatever your style is. If you are looking to downsize your wallet, give this one a look.
The Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Retractable Pen
Zebra makes a damn good pen. I’ve been carrying one for the past two years and it has yet to let me down. The solid stainless steel build makes this thing indestructible. The refills are cheap and readily available and the knurled grip adds some elegance to the look of this pen. I can’t recommend this pen enough and the price can’t be beat.
The Timex weekender
The Timex Weekender is a no frills, reliable watch with a ton of style. With a classic minimalist watch face this watch is easy to read. The Weekender is water resistant to 30m so you can wear it outdoors without worrying about a little rain. It’s nylon strap is super comfortable and virtually unbreakable. The indeglow allows you to see it at night and the Timex name means it is a watch that will stay true forever.
The Petzl Ange S Carabiner
This carbiner is so awesome we did a whole post about it. It is a great EDC carabiner that wont snag or ruin your pants. Read our whole post about it HERE.
The Gerber Dime
The gerber Dime has a lightweight stainless steel design. It also has 10 tools: Needle nose spring-loaded pliers, Wire cutter, Fine edge blade, Retail package opener, Scissors, Medium flat driver, Crosshead driver, Bottle opener, Tweezers, and a file. This multitool has everything you need to get your life back together. It’s small form factor makes it a perfect choice to throw in your pockets. The Gerber Dime is an incredibly sturdy pocket tool at an incredibly inexpensive price.
TheUltraFire 7w 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight SK68
Last but not least we are going to need a flashlight. The Ultrafire SK68 is a 300LM small form flashlight that is a great size for EDC. Made of aluminum , this is a durable little light. It is even water resistant which is great for people who work outside. It is power by 1*AA or 1*14500 3.7v rechargeable battery. With adjustable focus it can adapt to whatever situation you find yourself in. This is a great little light at a great little price.
Well that’s it for our $100 setup. There are a ton of other options out there for around the same price point but these are our favorites that we have tried ourselves. Do you have an everyday carry setup that you have put together for under $100? Let us know about it in the comments below!