Help me find/buy an EDC pouch?

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Help me find/buy an EDC pouch?

Recently I’ve been looking into upping my EDC game and purchasing some small, durable EDC pouches. By small I’m talking around 3.5in x 5in.

Initially I was looking for something similar to my Tamrac memory card wallets but with zipped sides instead of small memory card holders. BTW, these are awesome little pouches and fit my Eneloops perfectly Big Smile

But after a good few days of searching and coming up with nothing I ditched that idea. Everything I saw was either in the bulky military style, or had terrible management inside, or was just ridiculously overpriced.

This lead me to just look for any small nylon pouches with no management inside or just one or two big pockets. Turns out there aren’t many choices for that either, not this side of the pond anyway. The best I could find is by Fjallraven but unfortunately they’re much bigger than I want.

To all the US peeps, you have so many options over there! The best small, empty-pouch design I’ve found so far is the TOPO Designs Micro Accessory Bag . They look well made, good quality materials, nice range of colours, and affordable at $15. Only kicker is shipping to UK is $40! I managed to find a few retailers in the UK and EU but seemingly no-one selling the micro size (or if they were there was a crazy markup, can’t remember though).

Does anyone know where to buy these micro pouches in the UK/EU for a reasonable price? Or anyone in the US who sells them and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for shipping?

…OR… is there a kind soul in the US that can buy some and ship them to me? I haven’t done the math but hoping they’ll fit in a standard large envelope? Happy to compensate accordingly Beer

Edit: just thought it might be useful if someone’s already looking at getting something from TOPO to benefit from free shipping.

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But does the pouch have to be EDC as well?

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Huh?

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Not sure if this fits your request:

I like this guy’s videos! Nice stuf, half way from budget – custom , clear and straight to the point! And he points the goods and bads, while also portraying things in a good looking way!

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Ah ok, didn’t know it was just for documents, scratch that idea then Blushing .

I saw a bunch of coin purses but only one made of nylon, that was selling for £22 IIRC.

Thanks for the vid but that’s bigger than I’m looking for. I think the only suitable Maxpedition pouch I found was the Micro Organizer.

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the MicroMax looks like a solid choice:

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I used to have some of these that came with my CK magma electricians rucksack, pretty good quality lasted me a long time might be useful?
CK pouch set, ebay UK

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@jon Big Smile

@lucas I remember seeing those and thought they looked good but I only need the smallest size so trying to avoid packs if I can help it

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Lots of cool options here.

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Goggle “cellphone holder molle”. Lotsa good small(ish) zipper-pouches.

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nobody wrote:
Skinth

nice

I also find some versions of neck wallets useful for organizing and grouping

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Lightbringer wrote:
Goggle “cellphone holder molle”. Lotsa good small(ish) zipper-pouches.

Another source; point and shoot camera pouches.

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hodor – I have three of the Topo designs pouches, 2 in Olive and 1 in black.

I have used them for carrying 18650’s and a Zebralight SC64 Hi.

I haven’t used one of the Olive ones yet and suppose I could put it in the post to you for less than what I bought it for since I don’t use it.

But maybe you are set on black…

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I got some edc pouches that I swap with different backpacks and use.

Maxpedition Micro is probably best size for pocket use. I also got Maxpedition Mini, Fatty and Chubby. Between Micro and Mini there is a cheaper Aliexpress alternative because Maxpedition is kinda pricey. Good gear though. Would love to find cheaper alternative for Micro size, but havent got luck this far.

Then all those brown pouches are from Helikon-Tex:
https://www.helikon-tex.com/en_eur/in-edl-cd-edc-insert-large-cordura.html
https://www.helikon-tex.com/en_eur/in-edm-cd-edc-insert-medium-cordura.html
https://www.helikon-tex.com/en_eur/in-pcc-cd-pencil-case-insert-cordura....

Nice velcro back for sticking them inside or outside backpacks that also got some velcro, medium insert also goes easily on pals.

And then those two “multicam-pouches” are from here:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33047963057.html
I like them a lot. Both side got one zipper so in one pouch there is two compartments.

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Treadlite gear UK based maker, quite lightweight hiker oriented but might have an option for you.

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Does it have to be a pouch ? I personally have a Mountainsmith fanny pack holds all I need daily, aside from this year with the lockdowns from the rona in the summer months my fanny pack holds flashlight, extra batteries, wallet, battery bank and, phone quite easily.

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Lots of good options there.

I agree Maxpedition Micro looks like the perfect size for pocket use, it’s surprising there isn’t anything similar.

Both the “multicam-pouches” and Treadlite gear look good and are made of similar materials, namely laminated materials designed for sails. I was kinda set on nylon though but these could an option.

@0oklight Thanks for the offer! Is it the Micro size? I was hoping for black or navy but could be tempted. I’ll PM you.

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Souichirou wrote:
Does it have to be a pouch ?

Not necessarily but that’s kinda where my research took me. I don’t need to carry that much with me so would prefer one or two small pouches I can just throw in my pockets or backpack. Still exploring all the options though.

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The whole idea behind an EDC is that you will carry it every day, you dont think for a minute you will be carrying that entire pouch full of gadgets all day? Possibly in the car but not on your person.

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I already have a big tech pouch. This is for other edc stuff, like flashlight, spare battery, keys and other small things that don’t go in the tech pouch.

Think of it as more of a pocket organiser.

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hodor wrote:
I already have a big tech pouch. This is for other edc stuff, like flashlight, spare battery, keys and other small things that don’t go in the tech pouch.

Think of it as more of a pocket organiser.

I used Maxpedition Micro for that purpose a lot. I usually had in it powerbank, some extra batteries, multitool, tape, napkins, adhesive bandages and some other first aid stuff and lighter.
Now I use that little bigger one, Mini for that purpose just because I carry notebook and pens too these days with me.

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https://tacticalgear.com/condor-sidekick-pouch-black#/22489/1735/1

I run one of these on each of my LBV’s…… Thumbs Up

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Just realized that this thread got double-posted, there are a few more comments in this one:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/73820

Budget Light Forum ...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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Check out 1TG (One Tigris). They make a bunch of cool pouches and are opened to new designs so you can submit your own.

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hodor wrote:
Ah ok, didn’t know it was just for documents, scratch that idea then Blushing .

I saw a bunch of coin purses but only one made of nylon, that was selling for £22 IIRC.

Thanks for the vid but that’s bigger than I’m looking for. I think the only suitable Maxpedition pouch I found was the Micro Organizer.

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My 2 cents.

Some months ago I was in search of a cheap “knockoff” of this Maxpedition Micro Organizer, on ebay.

To no avail. All equivalent pouches were bigger (don’t fit in a cargo pants’pocket), but much cheaper

eg. this one
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Ourdoor-Tactical-Molle-Medical-First-Aid-EDC-Pouch-Phone-Pocket-Bags-Lot-Green/233655029669

But I also use this small “flashlight/medical” pouch (fits easily in a pocket)
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Tactical-Scissors-Nylon-Pouch-Bag-Durable-EDC-Medical-Molle-Pouches/382306485803

I put a small flashlight, a (Swiss Army) knife, a pen, and some other tiny bits (money bills) in it.

EDIT: just found this one, looks nice and small enough
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Tactical-1000D-Small-Molle-Medical-Bag-Utility-First-Aid-Kit-EMT-Organizer-Pouch/283869152267

All in all, plenty of different pouches and new patterns appear often, you might find what you’re looking for!

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Let’s stay relatively optimist!

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Another option I’ve found at drug stores, is diabetic test carry cases. During my early days of vaping, I would carry spare gear in them in my cargo pocket.

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I purchased this one from Molle Pouch Banggood I believe it is somewhat larger than the Maxpedition Micro but the price was reasonable.

I am not happy with the organization pockets, elastic straps- I keep in the glove box of my car .

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All the molle and tactical pouches are too tactical for me! One Tigris have a few that are just about acceptable but I think the Maxpedition Micro is the front runner atm.

Really liking the Dango CA01 that will34 suggested in the duplicate thread. Bit pricey though!

DMadeBags Dopp Kits are pretty nice too but also pricey and not available here (as far as I know, not surprising seeing as it’s just one guy).

Surprisingly I managed to find some Topo pouches at a local shop for a good price so bought a few of those for now but will keep searching for my perfect pocket organiser.

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I just purchased the following pouch on Amazon US, but it’ll ship from China via china post. will review it once it gets here and report back how the quality is. the price was certainly low.

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Yes these ones can be found everywhere, very handy to have in your car for instance, or to add on a backpack

Flashlights, blades & beer
Let’s stay relatively optimist!

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They were 2 dollars and change including shipping. reviews were mostly positive and the black one doesn’t look “too tacticool”. Let’s see how the quality is.

already bought a few rucksacks in the last weeks and I am blown away how much quality and gear you can get these days for a minimal expense.

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