One big problem all preppers face is gear organization.
As preppers we get caught up in all the gear and want to carry everything including the kitchen sink.
If you’re one of those people who either wants too or has some requirement to carry a large amount of gear every day a good pocket organizer is a good way to go.
Pocket organizers, especially those made for EDC, give you a great way to carry all your items so that you can ensure program compliance.
Below I’ll cover what to look for when selecting a pocket organizer for EDC and also offer a few suggestions on what I think are the best EDC pocket organizers for your money.
Be sure to check out our beginners guide to EDC as well!
Best EDC Pocket Organizer Review
Condor Pocket Pouch Review
If you are looking for a functional pocket pouch that a cheap price tag look no further than the pocket pouch from Condor. This pouch features three pocket storage areas and a fold out vinyl pocket that makes showing an id a cinch.
- Pouch is 6.5″ x 4.75″
- Designed to fit in a pocket
- Includes straps to attach to MOLLE or a belt
- Made in the USA
This pouch is a bit on the small side measuring in at 6.5” x 4.75”. The Condor pocket pouch also features a mesh front pocket for storing items like keys. All of the color options for this pouch feature a velcro American flag to showcase your patriotic spirit. It is removable if you are going for more of a gray man set up.
The interior pocket features straps to hold items such as pens.
However, in my use I have found them to be a bit on the small side for some of the items I would like to carry such as a small pocket flashlight or vials for carrying various medications. This is something you will need to keep in mind when making your decision.
Condor did include MOLLE straps on the back of the pouch making it super easy to attach to the outside of another bag. The pouch is also completely waterproof and the zippers are tough. For the money you won’t find a tougher pouch than the Condor Pocket Pouch.
Yellow Birch Outfitters PocKit Modern Carry Review
If you are looking for an organizer that is on the smaller side let me introduce you to the Pockit Modern Carry organizer from Yellow Birch Outfitters.
- Hand sewn in the US
- #5 YYK Zippers
- Made with 1000d Condura Nylon
- Fits perfectly in a pocket
I have recently swapped to this organizer for my daily carry as it holds all of my essentials including a small fixed blade knife, flashlight, lighter, and the bitvault.
A few key features of this organizer include being handmade in the US, it is made from 1000d Condura nylon. The zippers are #5 YYK and has a pull made from gutted 550 cord.
The Pockit features an outside organizer that is designed to hold a knife or multitool and up to a 1” round flashlight. It also features a zipper pocket that has a decent amount of room. The pocket is where I carry my Zippo and Bitvault and I still have room.
The pockit modern carry from Yellow Birch Outfitters is a truly great organizer. Because it’s on the smaller side this organizer I feel is best suited to those who want a more minimalist experience while keeping their gear organized.
Maxpedition Fatty Review
If you are looking for something with more room than the condor or maxpedition edc pocket organizer can give you, allow me to introduce the Maxpedition Fatty.
- Pouch is 5″ x 7″ x 2″
- Features YYK Zippers for a smooth opening experience
- Made with 1000D water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon
- MOLLE compatible
The fatty features all of the same great features of the EDC pocket organizer in a slightly larger pouch.
With the Maxpedition fatty you’ll get a full extra inch over the standard pocket organizer, and you will also get both horizontal and vertical straps to accommodate gear of various shapes and sizes.
The back also features MOLLE webbing on the back of the pouch. I don’t personally like this myself as I intended to use this pouch as a belt carry.
You can use it in a horizontal carry configuration if you so choose. I was able to use paracord in conjunction with the MOLLE to make a vertical carry pouch. You can also pick up MOLLE strap attachments as well.
The pouch is definitely on the larger size and makes for a better bag organizer than a pocket organizer.
OneTigris MOLLE EDC Pouch Review
If you are looking for a more traditional EDC pouch, the OneTigris MOLLE EDC pouch may be just what you are looking for. This pouch features Two zippered pouches, allowing you to get to your items in a quick easy way.
- Pouch is 6.7″ x 4.7″ x 2″
- Multiple ways to attach including MOLLE Straps and a D ring
- 1000D Nylon
- Weighs 8.3oz
The primary pocket features an area large enough to store your phone, keys, an extra battery and much more. This makes the pouch ideal for people who want to store all their items in one pocket as opposed to storing items in various pockets.
The Onetigris MOLLE EDC pouch is made from 1000D nylon and has a size of 6.7 x 4.2 inches. Molle straps on the back of the pouch allow you to carry this on your belt, strapped to your clothing or strapped on the outside of a bag. The pouch also features a low profile design allowing you to waist carry this pouch without being drug down or it getting in the way.
Vanquest EDC Maximizer Husky Pouch Organizer Review
The Vanquest Husy EDC Carry Maximizer is a favorite of many preppers and it’s not hard to see why. With an updated version you get a lot of improvements over the original making it an even better choice.
- Pouch is 8″ x 6″ x 2″
- #8 YYK zippers
- 1000D Condura fabrice with water-repellant Teflon
- 21 elastic “Maximizer” webbing slots
If you’re EDC expands beyond a few simple items the Vanquest EDC Maximizer is a good way to go. Made from 1000D Condura with Teflon increases durability.
This pouch also include 21 elastic webbing slots giving you a ton of options for carrying your gear. Along with the increased slots the pouch also features a D loop and MOLLE webbing giving you a lot of versatility.
The four flat design pockets on the Husky 2.0 organizer are perfect for keeping items like tools and notebooks.
It’s pretty easy to see why this is such a popular option in the prepping community.
What To Look For In An EDC Pocket Organizer
When it comes to selecting an organizer for your EDC needs there are a number of factors to consider.
- how will you carry it?
- What items will you be placing in it?
- Will this be part of a larger system?
- Will the organizer hold everything I want it to?
These are all questions you must answer if you want to get a pocket organizer that will work for you.
Ease of Carry
One of the first things you need to look at when selecting a pocket organizer for everyday carry is how easy will it be to carry? A few deciding factors you should look for are:
Weight when empty – Obviously the heavier it is when empty the heavier it will be when filled with your various edc items. If it’s too heavy you will be more tempted to leave it at home and not want to carry it.
Size – how large is it? Can the organizer actually be carried in one of your pockets or will it have to fit in a bag?
Method of carry – Some pouches have MOLLE straps that will strap to a bag, some are small enough to fit in your pocket. Some pouches offer loops for belt carry. If you will be carrying it externally you need to make sure that it blends in with your wardrobe and your environment. If it looks to “tacti-cool” it could send the wrong message.
Quality of material
Because this will be used on a daily basis, you must consider the quality and durability of the organizer’s construction. For instance if you live in a wet or rainy place where getting soaked could be a common occurrence, water resistance, waterproof, or rain proof may be options to consider.
Likewise if you work something like construction where your organizer could get dropped, crushed, or stepped on, you will want to choose materials like plastic, or metal. These materials are stronger than cloth or leather and thus will be able to protect the contents better.
The last thing you need to consider is how accessible are your items within the pocket organizer. If you have to fight to get a knife out, or a pen when you really need it, how effective is the organizer really?
If you can’t find the item you need from your first aid kit in a timely manner, or struggle to get it out, what good is carrying the first aid kit?
Therefore you need to make sure the organizer you choose to carry has pockets that show your contents like plastic or mesh. Straps and pockets that will secure your items but not make it a fight to get them back out.
If you’re like me you get tired of having too much stuff in your pockets. That’s where a pocket organizer comes in. I have reduced the amount of stuff I currently carry but a pocket organizer still comes in handy as it allows me to keep everything I need in one place.
There are a ton of organizers on the market and it’s up to you to choose which ones work best for you. Personally I have found the Yellow Birch Outfitters Pockit to be a really great choice but the Maxpedition Fatty and the Vanquest Husky are also great choices.
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