Your keychain is an integral component of your EDC, and is designed to be portable, compact, lightweight, and just big enough to manage your many keys and still fit in a pocket. Before you resign yourself to using your keychain for only its intended use – to corral your keys – you should know that there are all kinds of EDC peripherals you could add to this compact carry-all to increase convenience in myriad ways. Whether you find yourself in need of a pen, a flashlight, a bottle opener, a minuscule phone charger, or a multi-tool, you will be pleased to find you can stow them all out of sight on your keychain, thanks to a thriving market in keychain EDC products. There are so many options that choosing the ones offering the greatest value and convenience can be difficult. To help you in this perspective, we discuss a list of the 5 best coolest keychain EDC Items out there, to make it easier for you to make a decision.
1. ThruNite Ti3 XP-G2 Flashlight
- Battery: 1 AAA battery
- Peak beam intensity: 625cd
- Max beam: 50m
- Manufacturer: ThruNite
- Item Weight: 0.423 ounces
- Product Dimensions: 6.81 x 3.94 x 2.05 inches
- Type of Bulb: Led
The ThruNite Ti3 is a diminutive but rugged little flashlight that can produce as much as 120 Lumens of brightness on a single AAA battery. The flashlight first activates in Firefly mode, the lowest power setting with the most extended battery life (115 hours). You can bump it up to a higher power by turning it off and on again quickly. Do that three times, and you get a high power strobe operation. You get back to Firefly mode by leaving the light off for >10 seconds.
The body is aircraft quality aluminum coated in premium type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish. The LED provides a lifespan of 20+ years of run time. The weight is just 0.423 ounces, it’s waterproof to IPX-8 standard. It also gives several light output modes, adding firefly, low, high, and strobe.
Overall it is a brilliant torch for the money and would definitely recommend it to anyone needing a bright compact torch!
- Low price and good quality
- Powerful for such a small flashlight
- Rather complicated mode memory
2. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools CC51-CP Cross Cut Multi-Tool
- Material: Stainless steel
- Brand: SOG
- Item Weight: 0.11 Pounds
- Item Weight: 1.7 ounces
- Head type: Scissors
- Closed: 2.5 inches
The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools CC51-CP Cross Cut Multi-Tool CrossCut is a precision instrument for cutting, gripping, personal care and the unexpected. SOG’s gear driven Compound Leverage allows for big-sized cutting power to be truly miniaturized. Open the handles and these micro machines are ready to work for you.
Tweezers and scissors and knives, that’s right. You will find a lot to love in this stainless steel multi-tool that features a straight edge blade, a small and large flat screwdriver, a nail file, a ruler, scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, a bottle opener, and a lanyard loop. Best of all The CC51-CP has a closed length of 2.5-inches, an overall length of 4-inches and weighs 1.7-ounces, which means you can easily include it to your keychain EDC without a ton of extra bulk.
- No Phillips
3. Schrade SCTPT Key Chain Pry Tool
- Material: Synthetic
- Brand: Schrade
- Item Dimensions LxWxH: 5 x 5 x 5 inches
- ASIN : B009XMWY5K
- Overall Length: 3.25 inch (8.2 cm)
- Item Weight: 0.48 Ounces
The Schrade SCTPT keychain pry tool is made out of stone washed 6AL-4V Titanium. Titanium is a great medium for this style of tool because of its durability and weight in comparison to traditional steel. Titanium also has nonmagnetic properties and is corrosion resistant. Titanium also has great strength in regards to lateral strength which is why a lot of pry tools are manufactured from it. Plus titanium is just a plain cool material.
Coming in at 3.25 inches the Schrade tool features a strap cutter that is great for cutting cordage or paracord rather than pulling out your blade. Titanium doesn’t hold an edge as well as steel but sharpens relatively easily.
This tool will be packed full of features and disappears in your pocket due to the thin profile and weight. The Schrade Keychain Pry Tool is priced reasonably compared to other tools in this category and would make a great addition to your edc multitool.
- Lightweight due to titanium
- Alligator wrenches work extremely well
- Low profile for your pocket
- Titanium is softer than steel
4. True Utility FireStash Lighter Multi-Tool
- Brand: True Utility
- Material: Zinc
- Item Dimensions LxWxH: 1.77 x 0.59 x 0.59 inches
- Manufacturer : Infora
- Item Weight: 0.03 Kilograms
The True Utility FireStash is revolutionary in lighting fires, encased in a waterproof canister, no fire is too big for this pocket-sized lighter. The stylish and safe design makes it the ideal companion for campers and explorers. Easily attach it to your key ring for your convenience.
If Bics are too big for your EDC preference, and Zippos are out of the question, you will be happy to hear there’s a minuscule lighter just right for your minimalist sensibilities.
Shaped like a horse pill, this product measures 1.77 inches in length and pops open to reveal a lighter that is diminutive in size, but no less capable of lighting your smoke or starting a campfire.
These True Utility pocket tools are great little gadgets. They all worked well, and they are inexpensive. Because they are sold individually, you can buy just the tools you need to complete your everyday carry kit.
- Inexpensive gadgets that work well
- Useful everyday-carry tools
- THIS IS NOT A RELIABLE SURVIVAL TOOL
5. Pickpocket Alpha Keychain Multi-Tool
- Package Dimensions : 2.99 x 1.97 x 0.98 inches
- ASIN : B00RC53DAK
- Item Weight: 0.42 Ounces
There’s no shortage of tools that you can put on your keychain, so why not step up your keychain game. It is easy to forget that if your keychain breaks you are not just out of a keychain, but you risk losing your keys too. The Titanium Pickpocket Alpha lets you safely dangle your keys in your pocket, keeping them organized by hanging the bulk rather than settling into a mess at the bottom.
What you will get is 2.3 inches of skeletonized titanium, weighing just 0.42 Ounces, that can clip to a belt (or belt loop), open your beer bottle, and offer several slots to attach a variety of key rings to. Even the Pickpocket Alpha was the first Pickpocket to be introduced and provides 4 holes along its body that may be used to attach additional keyrings, lanyards, or accessories. So you can easily choose it.
- Opens bottles well
- very slim
- isn’t comfortable.