What’s the best EDC pouch?

best edc pouch

The more I dig around about EDC toys, the more I want… all of them. After getting a fidget spinner and a Fidget Cube, on top of my existing everyday carry essentials, I’ve got so much stuff to carry around that I thought it’s time to invest in an EDC pouch.

Here’s what I need the EDC pouch for:

edc pouch contents

These are the items I most often have with me:

  • External battery. This is an older model made by Anker, I guess this is an equivalent model.
  • The Fidget Cube.
  • An USB-C cable. I carry around the original one that came with my phone.
  • My dashcam. I’ll talk more about them in an upcoming post.
  • My headphones.
  • A couple other cables in my Fidget Cube bag. Mini-USB cable is a must!

And that’s usually it – most of the time I move these from one backpack pocket to another. I’ve got a bunch of backpacks, each for a different occasion – a big one that fits everything, a smaller camera bag, etc. I’d love to add an EDC pouch and the features I’m interested in are:

  • affordable
  • easily to carry/store
  • tough

I went through a couple hundred products and ended up with a “shortlist” of the 20 best EDC pouches for my everyday carry essentials. I haven’t placed an order yet, just in case I get some better recommendations – until then, here’s my best EDC pouch list:

Choosing the best EDC Pouch

As always, all the products showcased below are ordered by price, with the cheapest items first. Enjoy!

NC Star Small Utility Pouch

NC Star Small Utility Pouch, Urban Gray
  • 1 main zippered compartment, 1 front zippered compartment, and 1 quick-flap hook and loop compartment
  • Perfect for storing cell phones, GPS devices, cameras, Medical supplies, flashlights, small tools, and Everything else you need readily accessible
  • Pals straps allow for attachment to virtually any MOLLE/PALS System
  • Constructed with heavy duty PVC material
  • 1 Main Zippered Compartment, 1 Front Zippered Compartment and 1 Quick-Flap Hook and Loop Compartment

Grid-It Organizer

Cocoon Grid-IT Organizer (CPG5BK)
  • Object Retention System For Gadget Organization
  • Ideal For iPod, iPhone, Blackberry & Other Digital Devices
  • Versatile Organization
  • Endless Configurations
  • Designed To Hold Items Firmly In Place

Reebow Gear Tactical Molle Pouch

REEBOW GEAR Tactical Molle EDC Pouch Utility Gadget Belt Waist Bag with Cell Phone Holster Holder for iPhone 6 Plus Black
  • Amazon FBA is the only way we are selling our product, please complain that seller if you order fake products that ship from China. Compact size: 18 x 12 x 4 cm, approx. 7 x 4.75 x 1.5 inches (L x W x T )
  • MOLLE system attachment straps,it's suitable for tactical belt, tactical molle vest or molle tactical backpack, molle width can be adjustable for different width belt as belt pouches and molle utility pouch
  • Designed as a tactical molle bag that can be used as a small EDC pouch,tactical pouch, tactical bag,military pouch, army pouch,waist bag,molle pouches, gadget pouch or utility belt pouch
  • Small molle pouch is an ideal EDC bag organizer for accessories, tool,cell phone, keychain,small gadget, and everything else you need readily accessible.
  • This cell phone holster is ok for Samsung Galaxy i9200 i9208 S3 i9300 S4 i9500 S5 i9600 Note Edge Galaxy Apple iPhone 5 5S iPhone 6 6S 6 Plus LG G2 pro G3 Nexus 5 HTC M7 M8 Desire 816 Sony Z1 Z2 Z3 New Moto X or digital camera,cigarette lighter,flash,portable GPS devices, power bank and edc tool.molle utility pouch

Tom Bihn Double Organizer Pouch

This organizer pouch is among the simplest, cheapest designs you can find.

Tom Bihn Double Organizer Pouch

Grid-It Organizer (larger)

Cocoon Grid-IT Organizer (CPG10BK)
  • Object Retention System For Gadget Organization
  • Ideal For iPod , iPhone , Blackberry & Other Digital Devices
  • Versatile Organization
  • Endless Configurations
  • Designed To Hold Items Firmly In Place

OneTigris Compact MOLLE EDC Pouch

OneTigris MOLLE EDC Pouch (Black/White Stitches)
  • OneTigris Compact EDC Pouch: Perfect for storing cell phone, keychain, GPS device, digital cameras, medical supplies, small tools, and everything else you need readily accessible
  • Easy to access all your pocket-carried EDC gear with dividers inside: Two zippered compartments(store essential EDC gear like wallet, credit cards, keys, notepad, portable charger, cables, etc), one exterior phone pocket(fits iPhone 6/6s/7 plus) and one exterior pen sheath(can holds something similar in shape as well )
  • With MOLLE features: MOLLE style attachment straps gives a lot of variety to clip on other items like belt, vest, backpack, platform, etc
  • The D ring on the top: Can be attached to a bag without the fear of it ripping off the pouch with weight inside
  • Compact size: 6.7 x 4.7x 2 inches (only the pouch is included), multi-purpose utility pouch for hiking/camping/travelling/hunting/bushcraft/daily use

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer
  • Small EDC organizer fits easily and comfortably into pants pocket
  • Overall dimensions:  3.5" wide x 5.5" high x 1" deep (8.89cm wide x 13.97cm high x 2.54cm deep)
  • Exterior front:  Mesh slip pocket
  • Interior left:  Slip pocket with 1" wide elastic with 3 divisions 1" - 1" - 1"
  • Interior right:  Slip pocket with 1" wide elastic with 2 divisions 1.5" - 1.5" & tie down loop

Topo Designs Accessory Bags

Accessory bags from Topo Designs cost $17, and they’re great as a travelling pocket, but they don’t have inner compartments themselves:

Topo Designs Accessory Bags

Condor Pocket Pouch

CONDOR Pocket Pouch/US Patch
  • - Free Velcro USA flag patch - Three internal pockets - A fold-out Vinyl sleeve w/padded back (fits a 30G IpOlive Drab Video) - Import

Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer (Black)
  • Main compartment: 6"(L) x 1"(W) x 8"(H)
  • Full clamshell opening main compartment with dual zips
  • Inside left: Slip pocket; key ring; elastic organizer with 9 divisions, Inside right: Slip pocket; tie-down loop; elastic organizer with 6 divisions
  • Front exterior: 2" x 3" loop field for patches; mesh slip pocket with hook-and-loop closure
  • Back exterior: Oversized handle; attachment webbing

Zpacks Backpack Belt Pouch

The Backpack Belt Pouch from Zpacks is a rugged EDC pouch organizer that’s meant to withstand the elements.

Zpacks Backpack Belt Pouch

Maxpedition Gear Beefy Organizer

Maxpedition MX266K-BRK Beefy Pocket
  • Category name: gear-bags-and-accessories
  • Country of origin: Vietnam
  • Brand name: Maxpedition
  • Overall size: 6.25-Inch (L) x 8.75-Inch (H) x 2.5-Inch (W)
  • Main compartment: 6-Inch (L) x 8-Inch (H) x 2-Inch (W)

Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer
  • Larger version of the popular pocket organizer
  • Compact size of 5 x 7 x 2-Inch
  • Drops into or attaches onto backpack or bag
  • Full clam-shell opening main compartment with dual zips
  • Inside right, zipper pocket, elastic organizer with 6 divisions

Triple Seven Gear Gen2 Mini Kit

This $27 kit from 20 dollar bandit is designed as the perfect EDC pouch for your more rugged items.

Triple Seven Gear Gen2 Mini Kit

Nitecore NDP10 Tactical Pouch

Nitecore NDP10 Tactical Pouch with Molle System and Patch area plus LumenTac Battery Organizer
  • DESIGNED FOR DAILY USE - The Nitecore NDP10 is designed to meet all of your EDC needs with solid construction, tons of storage, and multiple ways to carry
  • INCREDIBLY DURABLE - Made with Military-Spec 1000D CORDURA® light-weight nylon, coated for added water resistance and fully padded walls to protect items such as phones, tablets, and other devices
  • TONS OF STORAGE - Features two storage compartments with elastic straps to hold gear in place and fully-unzippable pockets so your gear stays organized and you're never digging around for something in the bottom of a bag
  • ADJUSTABLE CARRY - Attached your pouch to a belt, carry with the included shoulder strap or use the reinforced handheld grip, this bag adapts to your needs.
  • Comes with an included shoulder strap as well as a LumenTac battery organizer capable of holding 2x 18650 or 4x CR123A batteries so your batteries stay as organized as the rest of your gear

Hill People Gear General Purpose Pocket Medium

Another rugged EDC pouch, although too rugged and not portable enough for my needs, is the General Purpose Pocket Medium from Hill People.

Hill People Gear General Purpose Pocket Medium

The Skinth Milky Way

If you want to carry a handful of your EDC items, the Skinth Milky Way is a great choice for your everyday carry essentials.

The Skinth Milky Way

Goruck Padded Field Pocket GR1

A similar product, but one with more storage space, is the Goruck Padded Field Pocket GR1.

Goruck Padded Field Pocket GR1

Kifaru 500D Organizer Pocket

Need even more storage space? The Kifaru 500D Organizer Pocket fits even more stuff in it. It’d probably hold more of my items than my original purpose, but the $55 price tag takes it out of the “easily affordable” zone.

Kifaru 500D Organizer Pocket

The Skinth Trail Blazer

The Skinth Trail Blazer is another option, suited mostly for your tools rather than your gadgets. At $65, it’s also our most expensive choice for the best EDC pouch.

The Skinth Trail Blazer

Your recommendations here:

I’d love to hear your thoughts as well, as usual. I haven’t settled on an EDC pouch just yet – so which one should I choose? What’s your favorite?

One thought on “What’s the best EDC pouch?”

  1. You should definitely have the ACW Tactical Macgyver pack in your list it’s a really cool bag nothing like it.


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