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I voted for “other”, for the following reasons:

- Keychain: Rovyvon Aurora A8U with split ring
- Wallet (Arc Bolder): Olight i3T EOS clipped to the wallet
- Pockets (depending on the occasion):
a) during the day, RovyVon A23 clipped to the side pocket or the “cargo” pocket, on the left side;
b) at night, when going for a walk with my girlfriend, Olight Warrior Mini, clipped to one of the side pockets, mostly on the right side, next to the knife (left hand is for her Blushing ) ; if not for a walk with her, the light goes on the left too, and the right is for the knife Evil

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I voted for "Clip".

Light in left front pocket, knife in the right. Been carrying that way for the last 11 years, with 11 years being when I started carrying a flashlight every day. Have carried a knife every day since the early 90's.

I've carried the ZL SC62w every day, for the last 6 years. The SC64w above it is for backup.

The FW3A is a recent acquisition, that I've been enjoying quite a bit.

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Just a good clip into my jeans.

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Holster for me. I usually have the same type for my light, my multitool, also works well as a mag or baton holder. The clip, cannot be accidentally removed from the belt, and there is a swivel, with firm detents . The elastic sides of the clam-shell, have prevented everything I’ve ever placed in the holster from falling out, even when running. One of these:

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Lightbringer wrote:
pennzy wrote:
Front left pocket. I’m a righty too but but front right is reserved for something more tactical.
Penny wise but Lumen foolish wrote:
Clipped inside left front pocket. I’m a righty, buy use my lights left handed.
JaredM wrote:
Same. Knife is in the right. Non dominant hand for the light.

Oh, good, so I’m not the only weirdo. LOL

Left front pocket is where the wallet goes. Crying

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MoreLumens wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
pennzy wrote:
Front left pocket. I’m a righty too but but front right is reserved for something more tactical.
Penny wise but Lumen foolish wrote:
Clipped inside left front pocket. I’m a righty, buy use my lights left handed.
JaredM wrote:
Same. Knife is in the right. Non dominant hand for the light.

Oh, good, so I’m not the only weirdo. LOL

Left front pocket is where the wallet goes. Crying


They can share. Wallets don’t wear the ano either.
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I don’t know about sharing. Wallet is already big and bulky so light goes to right, right next to the keyholder which is like a taco that hangs in Key-Bak and wraps keys so they won’t make sound or poke through pockets.
Ain’t it hard to get wallet out without light coming off with it?

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MoreLumens wrote:
I don’t know about sharing. Wallet is already big and bulky so light goes to right, right next to the keyholder which is like a taco that hangs in Key-Bak and wraps keys so they won’t make sound or poke through pockets.
Ain’t it hard to get wallet out without light coming off with it?

I don’t have a problem with it. My wallet is medium size so maybe that helps. Usually the D4 rides at the bottom of the pocket, sometimes at the side vertically. This is when I’m not working. When I’m working, a knock around light shares that pocket with my keys. Ano be damned. Wallet gets moved to another spot. Sometimes my only light is a keychain light sharing a pocket with the wallet. All depends on where and when and what I’m doing. Always in left pocket though.
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I’m holster all the way. The only exception is my little Olight S1 baton, which usually gets clipped on my shirt somewhere once in a while.

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I can never get pocket clipped things to stay in place. I don’t know how you lot haven’t lost all your stuff, doing it that way.
At best, I can’t get my hand in the pocket with something like a knife or torch clipped on… and at worst, whatever is clipped just pops out the instant I sit down.

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Clipped Inside front pocket. Right or left depending on what I’m doing at the time. Knife rides in the opposite pocket. Small wallet or money clip is always in the right front.

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Clipped to the left front pocket. Right front pocket has keys and knife on a clip.

In the messenger bag is a astrolux FT02S. Yes I use it every day this time of year. It is dark when I go from my car to the building I work in and I am really tired of dodging cars. They can see me now. Silly

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Clipped to my front pocket has been my primary EDC for almost 20 years. I started with a Streamlight TL-2, now carry a ZebraLight SC64C LE.

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Front left pocket, either loose or clipped depending on the flashlight and my mood Smile 

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JaredM wrote:
I’d also like to ask the base here what they think about the trendy new two way pocket clips.

Meh. Instead of doing one thing well, the ones I’ve seen do two things poorly.

I recognize that’s ironic coming from someone who put everything but the kitchen sink into a flashlight UI… but still.

I want captive deep-carry clips which facilitate button-up carry styles and don’t tear fabric or dig into skin.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
JaredM wrote:
I’d also like to ask the base here what they think about the trendy new two way pocket clips.

Meh. Instead of doing one thing well, the ones I’ve seen do two things poorly.

I recognize that’s ironic coming from someone who put everything but the kitchen sink into a flashlight UI… but still.

I want captive deep-carry clips which facilitate button-up carry styles and don’t tear fabric or dig into skin.

Couldn’t agree more TK. I despise most pocket clips, and only more now this dumb trend has taken off.

The most hideous offenders are the afterthought clip-on ‘deep carry’ variety with too tight of a bend radius up top to allow any fabric passed.. And just to make sure of that, they’ll add a lovely squared off ledge/riser that you have to get over.. And all that only after you manually pry the bottom up to get it started because the super cool two-way design doesn’t have a stand off feature. Angry

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Coins pocket. I love coins, but they go in a small purse.

Surprising to see this poll without pocket option, btw. 

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Option 3 ? Wink

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I voted for pocket clip.

I have recently chosen left side carry of the SP31 V2, LH351D (not a perfect light, but it ticks quite a few boxes for me.

This leaves my dominant hand free for another edc tool.

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I take the clip off to reduce the size and put it in the smaller pocket on the right side (lighter/pocket watch/etc pocket in jeans). Keys go in the big pocket under that and a knife is clipped inside that bigger pocket too.

Left front is for the phone, rear right is for the wallet. Back left can be used for the work phone when I need to keep it on me.

There is minor variation when in dress clothes (a smaller light like the IYP365 in the jacket). If I carry open, then I move the flashlight and knife to the back pockets to keep them out of the way.

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I’ve lost a SAK using a suspension clip.

Deep pocket carry with smaller single cell lights.

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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
Clip.

Always have one with me and use it loads every single day.

Right hand jeans (trousers Big Smile ) pocket:

iPhone also goes in this pocket.

Sometimes have a small keyring light on my car keys, but depends what car I’m using.

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jeronimo wrote:

I like how your SC62w looks after all these years. It’s a great flashlight! I carried mine for about a year or so. My wife tried it out a couple years ago, loved it, and is now her flashlight. The only time I see it now is when the battery needs to be charged again.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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NeutralFan wrote:
jeronimo wrote:

I like how your SC62w looks after all these years. It’s a great flashlight! I carried mine for about a year or so. My wife tried it out a couple years ago, loved it, and is now her flashlight. The only time I see it now is when the battery needs to be charged again.

It certainly has developed quite a bit of character over the years, and it continues to function perfectly for my needs.

My co-workers refer to it as “The Light of a Thousand Suns”, because they’re amazed by how much light it puts out for it’s size.

I regret not buying another one when they were available.

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chadvone wrote:
I’ve lost a SAK using a suspension clip.

How did you manage that?
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Sarri wrote:
chadvone wrote:
I’ve lost a SAK using a suspension clip.
How did you manage that?

Best guesses. Seat belt. Caught on pull over, jacket or T shirt..while crouching. Leaning against stuff, or climbing through brush.

I did notice the clip would rise on occasion, after setting or crouching. And the length of the knife ended up right on top of my leg when
crouching. Thinking leg pushed up on the knife and the suspension clip help guild it to freedom.

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A single-AAA twisty is in my right front pocket nearly all the time. I keep one in my dress pants, one on my work pants, and one in my pajama bottoms, and have several spares on top of the chest of drawers.

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Since this poll is still open: I carry loose in pocket, but at home I use the clip with the light outside my pocked, facing down, so I can get quick, hands-free illumination. I like the d4v2 clip.
And yes I sometimes do just wear a headlamp, turned OFF, for hours (at home only haha :/ )

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Joining the thread necromancy I carry a KR1 clipped to my left front pocket of my pants and if I’m at work I have my head torch in a cargo pocket.

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I prefer the nylon type holster.

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