Your pocket organizer EDC setup

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Hickory n steel, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Let's see your pocket organizer set up and hear your thoughts on them in general.

    I have really come to appreciate pocket organizers , and while I've realized there's no such thing as a perfect pocket organizer I do have some requirements.

    1 is size, it has to be a size that carries well but also doesn't shift around a lot in my pocket.

    2 I absolutely have to be able to retrieve my knife without taking the organizer out of my pocket , less important but even better is if I can do the same with my pen and multitool.

    3 it has to be well suited to carrying the small items I carry , and has to be a bit forgiving as the items I carry are subject to change.

    Currently I'm using this little GATURA pocket organizer I recently got in, and it's definitely an improvement over the oversized maxpedition micro.

    In the front ( intended to be the back) I have this weeks pocket knife my pen, and my multitool. I keep a thick scrap of leather in there to put my multitool at an accessible position.

    In what I consider the back I keep my pry bar ( modified dasco pro ) and a spare key for my locker at work.

    Inside on the right I have a Vic classic for the scissors, a permapic, 2ml lense cleaning spray, and a micro brass top I made for some occasional boredom relief.

    On the left I keep a mini notebook, microfiber lense cloth, fresnel lense, a few bandages, and a couple spare little gate clips.

    Here's everything laid out.
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Nobody else carries a pocket organizer ?
    Ace Rimmer likes this.
  3. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    I'll try to get a picture later today.
  4. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    OK, here's what I put together a while ago inspired by some examples I've seen here on BF. All tools are "brand name". In the front is a Stanley eight foot tape measure. Inside left are: ceramic sharpening rod, Opinel mini steel, Channellocks, Crescent wrench, Band-aids. Inside right are: Vice Grips, Victorinox Tinker, paper, pencil, rechargeable LED flashlight, DMT 325 grit diamond sharpener.

  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Those Channellock #424 ignition pliers are great.
    I no longer carry them after going to my little GATURA which they do not fit in, but I do still carry my little MAC AW4 adjustable just of course no longer in my organizer.

    I have an older vintage version of that little Stanley tape in my small tool pouch in my locker at work.
    Ace Rimmer likes this.
  6. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    I almost always have this with me, Maxpediton Micro.

    Left side.
    Bandaids and such behind the flashlight.
    Flashlight, spare AA battery, lip balm.

    Right side.
    Write in the Rain pad, Fisher Space Pen, blade of some kind(usually an SAK)


    I like organizers:)
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
  7. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    Yesterday I made a slight addition to mine. I just remembered that I have a Firefly firestarter rod in the Vic Tinker, so I put a few cotton balls into the pocket on the left side next to the Band-aids. I've found that the Firefly will readily ignite a fluffed up cotton ball.
  8. Sos24

    Sos24 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2018
    Mine is from OffChutes and made of repurposed paraglider material. Although real light weight material, it has lasted better than a couple different cordura pouches.
    I don’t have a picture of what is in the pocket but it includes a basic booboo kit to include otc medicines, some personal hygiene items, pen, duck tape, super glue, etc.
  9. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    I use my pockets for other things, but I do keep a Maxpedition AA battery pouch on my belt 99% of the time. It holds odds and ends, but usually carries a MT, mini tape measurer, bandaids and alcohol, lighter, whistle, lip balm, pen, etc.
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I used to use a belt pouch, but started to use that for the few tools I carry on me at work and just got used to having nothing but a belt knife on my belt when I'm not at work.
    Eventually went to a pocket organizer and it's worked out pretty well for me.

    I've still not found anything perfect but this little gatura is the best so far.
  11. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    Cordura (or whatever similar materials) is overrated in my opinion. They get torn from folded edges, and are really prone for ripping of accidental pokes from sharp objects. On top of that it's really uncomfortable for bags. This is of course just unpopular opinion.
    John F. likes this.
  12. CSG


    Dec 15, 2007
    I don't carry that much where I need an organizer. A Chapstick, a SAK Executive, a Benchmade Bugout clipped to the other pocket, my phone and a small credit card/ID style wallet. Often a Ruger LCP in a pocket holster. Oh, and a handkerchief in the back pocket. Everything else is front pants pockets and shirt pocket (phone, usually). But going to Costco and the grocery store doesn't require much in the way of EDC...
  13. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I have been carrying a maxpedition micro for a few months now and like it a lot. I try to keep it minimal so it’s not too bulky in my pocket but I can always add more stuff should I need or want to. Some stuff switches around but this is how it is now.

    Earplugs and a spare set, tiny rechargeable olight as a backup to my main flashlight, two 123a batteries for main light, fisher bullet pen, half a bandanna, leatherman micra and victorinox cadet.

    GB940Rookie likes this.
  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    They are great for sure.
    I found it too big for what I carry so I eventually switched to the smaller Gatura, but the maxpedition was easy enough to get used to and I think I used it for at least 6 months. I don't remember exactly how long for sure though.

    I sure wish there was some kind of industry standard pocket size for pants and shorts, a size that was pretty generous of course.
    That would make my life so much easier.
  15. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    That gatura is pretty neat, I may look into getting one.
  16. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    They have some other interesting ones too.
    I didn't know when I bought it, but they're actually made to order in the Ukraine.

    It's very well made but one thing I will say is that the zipper they used is kind of overkill for it's size , it would slim down a bit with a more appropriately sized zipper.
    TheChunk91 likes this.
  17. banana-clip


    Jun 7, 2007
    I like that GATURA organizer. I have a small Maxpedition that i carry.
  18. SS234


    Jul 18, 2020
    Everything loose in my pocket. I would like something but not sure what? Everything is too large I think. Such as 940-1 and Deadwood flashlight, Full size multi tool ETC. Is there anything that would hold those things and actually fit in a pocket? I would like it so everything stops getting scratched. Plus Glock 9mm I would prefer a Cordura sheath over leather I have. I will look at stuff but I bet it is too large.

    Edit: I take it you wear this on your belt loop. I will stick with concealed in my pocket.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2020
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Mine goes in my pocket.

    I think you're probably SOL considering the size of your items.
    Theres just no way anything that can hold it all will be pocketable, that's the kind of situation where it's best to distribute everything throughout other pockets.
  20. CSG


    Dec 15, 2007
    People can do what they want, of course, but some guys get awfully carried away with how much stuff they carry on a daily basis. You gotta be careful to not become George Costanza. ;)
    jmh33 and John F. like this.

Share This Page