So I'm looking for a good, EDC-worthy folding fan. Light, compact, durable, plain. I first picked up the habit from a friend of mine. He'd gone on a trip to China, and when he got back he had the habit, when it was hot, of carrying around a little folding fan he'd bought there. I run hot all the time, and sweat constantly and voluminously, so I decided to try it. I hate the buzz that portable electric fans make, I hate that they require batteries, and that every one I've found was junk that stopped working in less than two summers. So overall it seemed like a great solution. But here's the rub: every fan I've found in local shops was either poorly made and flimsy, or was bulkier and heavier than I'd like to EDC. Some especially talented specimens were both. This doesn't even bring up that most are far more decorative than I'd like. My friend's was simple wood (bamboo I imagine) and plain black silk, but I think even on that one the joint eventually wore through and the thing collapsed. Amazon turns up a bewildering array of results, and I'm hesitant to buy one at random with no real clue how durable or light it is. I'm almost to the point where I want to make one of my own out of ripstop nylon, but I don't have a clue how I'd acquire or make slats Thank you for any suggestions.