EDC Essential - Pocket Caddy

EDC Essential - Pocket Caddy

The one problem that plagues every EDC enthusiast, is a lack of pockets. When I first began to go down the rabbit hole of developing what I carry every day, I was constantly running into the issue of finding a cool gadget online, but not knowing what pocket to put it in. After all, I don't just want a bunch of things jumbling around in my pockets, clanking together, and being difficult to find. A few years ago, however, I stumbled upon a product from Hanks by Hank, that solved that issue.

 The Hanks by Hank Pocket Caddy (photo by Hanks by Hank)

The Hanks by Hank Pocket Caddy (photo by Hanks by Hank)

The product was a pocket caddy, a small, two pocket sleeve meant to fit in your front pocket, and keep organized. Each pocket was large enough to carry a moderate sized slipjoint, flashlight, or other EDC item. I opted to carry a flashlight and pocket tool in those two pockets, and it worked perfectly. The fabric back ensured that it wasn't rotating around in my pocket, and the two items were secure. 

 The Scout Leather Co. Pocket Protector (photo by Scout Leather Co.)

The Scout Leather Co. Pocket Protector (photo by Scout Leather Co.)

A while later, I purchased a different pocket caddy from Scout Leather Company. This caddy had a similar layout (two pockets), but was made of leather instead. The sleeve took a while to break in, but after a few months it fit my flashlight and pocket tool perfectly. I liked the look of the leather (mainly for pocket dump photos), and carried that for some time. 

Recently, I decided to add a Fischer Space Pen as part of my pocket carry, and commissioned a new leather pocket caddy from JWM Leather (some examples of his leather work shown above) to fit my Muyshondt Maus, Sharpwerks pocket tool, and Space Pen, which has worked out well for me so far. As with the Scout Leather caddy, this example from JWM has taken some breaking in, but has broken in nicely. With it being a 3 slot caddy, it is quite wide in the pocket which could prove to be an issue for some. I wear TAD Intercept Jeans or TAD shorts 99% of the time, which have ample pocket space, so this hasn't been troublesome for me. 

Ever since I discovered the existence of the pocket caddy, it has become an EDC essential for me. I always have mine in my pocket regardless of if I'm going to work, on a hike, or on a trip. If you carry a lot of things daily, I'd highly recommend looking into adding one as part of your EDC. They are inexpensive, and I have no doubt they'd provide a lot of value in keeping your pockets organized and clank-free. 

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