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This might be fun...what super popular edc items have you NEVER purchased?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by dmattaponi, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

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    I carry what I need and don't worry about what is cool. I have a work set and an everywhere else carry
     
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  2. FiaOlleDog

    FiaOlleDog Loaded Pockets

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    I guess most of the hyped (and usually expensive) stuff that looks soo (tacti-) cool on all those EDC photo sites ... also I admire some (most) of them, or at least looking at the well arranged photo shooting I've found they are either not practical for my EDC life style or just don't fit my value metrics (price vs. usefulness): so all those Letherman multi-tools, G-Shock Rangeman, paracord bracelets, tactical backpacks, key organizers, card-only wallets, iPhones and - of course as a European without a license - guns.

    While i was struggling for the first few years of my EDC life not having those and tried very hard to find reasons why I would need those and spend a lot of money on it, now I withstand (well, most of the time :D ).

    P.S.: I find it funny to see brand-new stuff without any glitch or sign of usage presented as EDC ... maybe all of those post a photo on day 1? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. MORT

    MORT Loaded Pockets

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    I have yet to understand why I need a pocket grappling hook, I'm not Batman.
     
  4. victograph

    victograph Loaded Pockets

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    I replied earlier, but in the spirit of this forum I will have to add “to each his own”. The question of what popular items have you never purchased seems pretty open. To any members who have purchased items listed here, I can only say no judgment and hope you share how you use it. My gear simply reflects my personal choices for my present situation. Love seeing the variety of gear chosen by others. Hope we can share our journey without the need to be negative about the choices made by others. I haven’t walked in their shoes so I can’t judge how comfortable they are.


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  5. jcombs

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    With a few exceptions, that’s the general take here and one of the reasons I keep coming back to this forum. There’s a place for everyone and all kinds of gear.
     
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  6. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

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    Really no need for disclaimers.
    I own some of the stuff that others don't buy into.
    For example keyfobs like the keybar, keysmart.
    I definately see the reason not to have one...keeping it simple, not enough keys, cost.
    My reason for buying one is also simple, I don't like loose keys jangling, I like to have a one stop shop for all my keys, no fumbling through loose ones to make selection and I tried my hand several times making them and was successful on a few occasions mainly the Leatherman carabiner/caplifter model that I still use and my son also has one.
    And I wanted to try a manufactured one to compare.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. Marskindri

    Marskindri Loaded Pockets

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    I have to understand also why my mom bought me a superman's brief, I'm not Superman,
     
  8. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

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    I have close to 30 keys on my work keys . I don't see those working for me
     
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  9. neo71665

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    My dad can do that, I've tried many times over the years and it's just something I can't do. I've given up learning.
     
  10. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    Any product by Apple, just way too expensive for me.
     
  11. echo victor
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    I've always wanted to get a TAD jacket of some sort, but have been scared away by the $$$.
     
  12. ox71

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    I have not seen any of their jackets, I did recently buy the 5.11 m65 jacket as a fall biking cover and it was quite expensive, my initial want was the surplus jacket it has a less militaristic look but I could not find it stocked here in Canada.
     
  13. Spuggy

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    Never been interested in anything 'Spyderco. I think they are overpriced, impractical and generally look awful!
     
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    Oddly enough I have around half a dozen 5.11 bags from work. Our work uniform shop stocks them and they have less restrictions on those for our annual “uniform allowance” than anything else remotely useful clothing wise. I doubt I’d ever buy any of them I’ve used again with my own cash.


    I’ve done good to keep the bar high on what makes it into my pocket carry. It has to function, and be readily available while economical. No boutique titanium trinkets, extraneous brass doodads, or grappling hooks. Everything has to do it’s part and be needed often.


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  15. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    Would you say that you prefer the somewhat old fashioned looking penknife in general? They don't make many versions of that but that's one reason why I like/own a fair few Spyderco's, I like their modern take on a folder for the most part.
    They can be expensive I agree, taxes and shipping costs sure don't help on that front,...they are good quality though and if you did happen to have a problem, Sal is a good man, he does his best to solve any problems.
     
  16. dmattaponi

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    I don’t find Spyderco knives very attractive, but I do think the Delica and Endura are good knives at a better price point than a lot of others.


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  17. Spuggy

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    I also prefer the more modern shapes rather than traditional, but to me, the Spydercos mostly look to have awkward blades and flat shapeless scales.
    I know I am very much in the minority and I confess my opinion is only based on visuals as I've never actually held one - but they're too expensive to buy one as a test. I just don't like the look of them!
     
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  18. Moco

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    any phone over 200 dollars, insulated water bottles and those brass button pressers/ door opener
     
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    If you're in the minority, I'm right there with you. Never have found a Spyderco that really struck my fancy. Their signature 'leaf blade' shape is generally too wide for my taste, and not enough actual cutting edge for the given blade length. I've handled a Delica, Manix 2, PM2, and a few others. None of them work for me. Also the few that even remotely might work for me are still stupid expensive for what you get. The Endura comes close, maybe, but I'm not paying $90 for a plastic-scaled, riveted lockback with a relatively common production steel (VG10). It's a $30 knife, to me. Swap out for better steel, better scales, ball-bearings and screw construction, then it might be worth $90 depending on material choice. Say.... S35 and G10. But I digress, and I have a whole long rant about overpriced knives that I might get around to posting one day.

    We live in a golden age with plenty of options. Different strokes. :)
     
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  20. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    I can see where you are coming from, if I need to be cutting for a long time I'd prefer to be holding a knife with more of a rounded handle for example. For a pocket/occasional use knife, I love mine though,....I also have to obey the crazy law over not carrying a locking blade, Sal's made a lot of effort in designing safe knives for that market, that's something else to keep in mind too.
     
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