EDC or everyday carry is the collection of items you carry with you in your pockets or in your bag on a daily basis. Most men these days are familiar with this concept; however, the exact gear varies from person to person and is often defined by one’s occupation, hobby and daily errands.
The random things that accumulate in your pockets are not part of EDC. It’s the tools and personal items that get you through the day. And each one of those items has a clear purpose. The most common EDC gear consists of a smartphone, wallet and keychain. But beyond the basics, the possibilities to customise your EDC are endless.
A pocket knife is something every man should have in his EDC. It’s a multipurpose tool that’s great for different tasks, from slicing open delivery packages to cutting cordage or even self-defence. However, if you carry only one additional piece of EDC, then you can opt for a multitool. It’s the best multipurpose essential for almost any task. A basic multitool includes a folding blade or two, scissors, a screwdriver and a bottle opener.
Also, you may want to consider a flashlight. Your smartphone’s flashlight may work in a pinch, but investing in a pocket flashlight is much better. Modern flashlights are durable, brighter and long-lasting than smartphone flashlights and a good alternative for your EDC. RovyVon Aurora flashlight is one of the most popular options out there, but Nitecore brings some competition to RovyVon’s Aurora series.
RovyVon Aurora vs. Nitecore
RovyVon is a brand dedicated to illumination flashlights, from tactical to outdoors, law enforcement, gun light, EDC and more. They create unique and standing out products and if you care about innovation and originality, you can choose the RonyVon Aurora flashlight and add it to your EDC. RovyVon offers upgraded design to its users and portable and lightweight flashlights.
RovyVon Aurora keychain lights are crafted from solid stainless steel for ultimate durability. With no batteries to replace, the integrated, high-capacity Li-ion polymer battery provides up to 650 lumens. To prevent overheating, the light will automatically step down after a minute and a half on its highest mode.
Most of these flashlights come with several different settings, including main brightness settings for general use and side light settings for special operations, including emergency signals and night vision. They come with a micro-USB cable included and are an excellent EDC for those who demand quality workmanship.
The user interface is easy and intuitive, also they are ergonomic and require a simple, one-handed operation. Carrying a keychain flashlight with you is great for getting through power outages, navigating a dimly lit path and many other purposes. With its multiple modes and a dedicated battery, your RovyVon keychain flashlight can perform far better than your smartphone flashlight in daily tasks and emergency situations without draining your phone’s battery.
Whether in an automotive emergency, in the rain or in any other situation when you need a bright light source for longer, a keychain flashlight is the best alternative for your EDC. Internally rechargeable flashlight is a great choice, but also size is very important. The smaller the flashlight, the easier it will be to keep it with you at all times. RovyVon Aurora flashlights are considered some of the best keychain EDC flashlights on the market.
Nitecore, on the other hand, is a global leader in LED flashlights and chargers and creates innovative products in a wide variety of fields and focuses on new standards of portability, output, functionality and aesthetic. The Nitecore TIKI keychain flashlight is very similar to the RovyVon Aurora series. There is only one version of the TIKI, however, there is TIKI LE, which is a sister light and offers different secondaries.
They both come in a very small keychain format, have side e-switch lights that shine through the body. The TIKI has a stainless steel bezel, while the TIKI LE has an aluminium alloy bezel. The main emitter in both is an Osram P8. The battery is built-in and rechargeable via a micro-USB port.
The Nitecore TIKI flashlight has a keychain clip and there is no pocket clip as on the RovyVon Aurora. It has a good build quality and good charging. It’s well regulated and fairly over an hour, same as the RovyVon Aurora.
What’s the difference between EDC flashlights and other types of flashlights?
When it comes to hunting torches, you can choose between Olight rail mounts or flashlights, and there are also many tactical flashlights that are great for outdoor activities like camping. An EDC flashlight doesn’t need the functionality of these lights. It’s meant to be carried around throughout the day, and that’s why most EDC flashlights fit in many pocket types just fine.
Keep in mind that EDC should always be practical and for that reason, the size of the flashlight is one of the things you should consider. Portability and ease of access to your EDC flashlight are the key points in having a flashlight in your EDC kit.
An EDC flashlight can have all kinds of features, including built-in USB charging, Bluetooth connection and more, however, these days many flashlights come with built-in chargers, which is a real game-changer for some. A dead flashlight is not useful at all, whether it’s EDC or tactical.