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16 Best EDC Pocket Pouches to Organize your Gear

By Andrew Peloquin  |  Updated December 6, 2023

16 Best EDC Pocket Pouches to Organize your Gear
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How much stuff do you carry around with you all day long?

Most of us guys have some variation on the same loadout: keys, wallet, smartphone, a knife or multi-tool, credit cards, a bit of cash, a compact flashlight, and some kind of pen or pencil.

Keeping all these items organized can be a bit of a hassle—after all, you’ve only got so many pockets in your pants, jacket and shirt to fit them in.

But with a pocket pouch, organization becomes much easier.

  • Organization made easy: These little pouches are perfect for fitting in your pocket, a protective case to store all your EDC items to keep them from rattling around and dinging or scratching the more delicate items (like your phone).
  • Compact but durable: Though small (usually not much larger than the palm of your hand), they’re built tough enough to endure daily use, shrug off rain, and protect your daily essentials.
  • Store where you want: Many of the pouches feature lanyards, clips, or even work belt loops so you can carry them attached to your backpack or belt, not just stuffed inside your pockets.

Below, I’ve curated a list of the best pouches you can sometimes fit in your pocket, or, in a pinch, stash in your backpack or clip to your belt.

Carrying one of these bad boys around with you will be game-changing for keeping your EDC loadout neat, tidy, and all in one place where you can easily access it.

Best Overall

Maxpedititon Mini Pocket Organizer

Why did I choose it?

Available in 5 different sizes and easily connected to your vest, backpack, or duffel, it’s a storage solution made in guy heaven. I like the durable construction and the range of storage options for all my stuff. Keep clutter at bay and your EDC loadout neatly arranged with this multi-pocket, ultra-tough pouch.

Best All-weather Pouch
Alpaka Gear Hub Pouch

Best for Tech EDC
Bellroy Tech Kit Compact

Best Backpack Pouch
Speed Stash

Best Overall

Maxpedititon Mini Pocket Organizer


Maxpedition builds tough, and this pocket organizer is super rugged. Hook it up to your rucksack’s webbing, secure it to your belt, or carry it in your pocket—however you wear it, it’ll last for years to come.

Sized to fit in the drop-in pocket on your cargo pants, the clamshell-opening organizer offers a main compartment with 10 divided sections, an external mesh pocket, Velcro for your patch, a carry handle, and PALS attachment webbing.

It’s MOLLE-compatible, too. It’s sized right for a small smartphone/cellphone and notebook, with plenty of storage space for your most critical items.

Best All-weather Pouch

Alpaka Gear Hub Pouch


This pouch is just a little too big to fit in your pants pocket, but it’s sized right to fit in your coat or jacket. Made from X-Pac VX42 fabric, the soft-shell pouch is lightweight, waterproof, 100% carbon neutral, and is durable enough that you can use it daily on any job site or around town without worrying about your tools.

The six internal pockets offer space for your EDC knife, flashlight, a small pen/pencil, or other important tools you carry around with you. Plus, the exterior pocket gives you a bit of room to carry coins, cash, or SD cards.

Best for Tech EDC

Bellroy Tech Kit Compact


Bellroy is all about the sleek and stylish look, using premium quality leather to fashion guy-friendly items. This Tech Kit Compact is definitely an option to consider if you want to keep your EDC loadout organized with a bit of elegance to boot.

The leather shell is environmentally certified and top-grade, and the inner lining is water resistant and woven from recycled synthetic fabrics that will protect your tools from jostling or impacts.

The interior features elastic loops that keep everything neatly organized and in place, and the soft shell makes it easy to slide this in and out of your backpack, bag, or pocket.

You’ll love how it zips out flat so you can access all of your daily gadgets—both smaller accessories (like AirPods and cables) or larger items (like a Bluetooth mouse or charging brick).

Rite in the Rain Pocket Pouch


If you want a pouch you can trust to keep your items neat and tidy, give this bad boy a try. Made from Cordura fabric and Translucent ToughMesh, it features MOLLE mount straps and multi-directional belt loops so you can secure it easily to your pack or person.

It’s also sized for cargo pockets, with space enough to fit 3×5” index cards and a 3.25 x 5.25” notebook.

The interior organization options includes a large open pocket and a zippered mesh pocket, plus you get an exterior zippered mesh pocket for extra storage. Great quality and durability at a price you can love.

Best Backpack Pouch

Speed Stash


For those backpacking trips and weekend getaways, make sure you’ve got this nifty little pouch strapped to your sternum straps.

It’s designed to accommodate the straps of virtually any backpack on the market today, and once in place, it gives you an easily accessible place to store the essentials you need access to at a moment’s notice: your wallet, keys, passport, airplane/train tickets, etc.

Gentlestache Multitool Belt Sheath


If you’ve got a busy day moving around town ahead, this is the sheath you’ll want sitting on your belt. Made of gorgeous, dark natural leather, it will add an elegant, masculine flair to your work outfit while offering you plenty of storage space for all your essentials.

The shaped leather pockets are sized right for most multitools (Leatherman, Victorinox, Gerber, etc.), plus a flashlight and a sturdy work pen.

The key clip allows you to organize your keys so you can find them without having to fumble in your pocket. Thanks to the belt loops, you can easily slide it off at the end of your work day.

NEEVIRID Square Grid Pocket Organizer


You won’t find a pocket organizer more versatile or simple than this. The nearly-square shape and compact size (3.15 x 2.76 inches) makes it perfect for fitting in any pocket, and the double-sided grid formed by fabric elastic bands gives you virtually endless options to customize the way you carry your essentials.

Knife, keys, flashlight, USB drive, pocket tool, pens, multi-tools, batteries, lighters, even cash—this grid makes it easy to carry all of them the way you want to. 

EASYANT Leather EDC Pocket Organizer


Add a touch of elegance to your everyday carry with this sleek leather pocket organizer. Every one of these has been hand-made using premium quality leather, and finished with an oil wax that makes it look good and feel buttery soft.

The more you use it, the more the oil finish will patinate, turning it into something truly unique and stylish.

It features four pockets—a card slot, a small slot for coins, and a pocket each for your multi-tool and flashlight. Best of all, it’s one of the most affordable options on our list, and fits in any pants pocket.

GoRuck GR1 Field Pocket


For hardcore guys who need a pouch tough enough to keep up with active combat zones or mountaineering, the GoRuck GR1 Field Pocket is definitely a top contender.

Built from 1000-denier cordura, it’s backed by the brand’s “Scars Lifetime Guarantee” that ensures it will always be repaired or replaced if damaged. It’s sized a bit too large for even cargo pants pockets, so you’ll have to carry it in your rucksack or duffel bag. But thanks to the 3-liter storage capacity, you’ve got room enough for everything from toiletries to camera gear to tools to even backup drinks (in a real emergency).

Thanks to the three interior mesh pockets, organization will be a breeze. The rear webbing also makes it brilliantly easy to secure the pouch to any bag or even on your vest. 

Topo Designs Square Bag


The Square Bag by Topo Designs is one of the most practical and versatile of the organizers on our list, hands-down. The carabiner clip makes it easy to secure it to your backpack, belt loop, or crossbody bag strap, but the pouch itself is small enough to fit into larger jacket and pants pockets.

It’s on the smaller side, sure, but it’s just the right size to fit your AirPods (or other wireless headphones), a bit of extra cash, your most used cards and IDs, a few sticks of chewing gum, and any other ultra-compact essentials you need for your daily commute.

The 1000-denier nylon bag is tough enough to handle any outdoor use, and the fully lined and foam-padded interior will keep all your items protected.

5.11 6.6 Pouch


If you’ve already got a 5.11 backpack or rucksack, this 6.6 Pouch is the perfect add-on. The MOLLE- and 5.11 SlickStick-compatible mounting system makes it easy to secure it to your tactical bags or vest, and the molded grip pull makes it easy to access even if you’re wearing gloves.

The 500-denier nylon body is tough and all-weather compatible, and you can take it with you on any mission, assignment, or hunting trip where you need a bit more storage space for extra ammo, rations, and other survival-critical essentials. 

Condor Pocket Pouch


This purpose-built pouch is ideal for active guys who are always on the move and need accessories that can keep up.

Designed to be carried under your vest or in cargo pants pockets, this little pouch is built from a vinyl material that is surprisingly tough and resistance to scratches, scuffs, and impacts.

At just 0.31 pounds, it’s lightweight, but offers excellent storage space—including three internal pockets, plus a fold-out vinyl sleeve. The padded back makes it comfortable to carry on your person all day long and ensures the pouch’s contents are protected.

Alpaka Zip Pouch


Carry this little pouch on your person (or in your bag) at all times to ensure your most valuable items are secure and close at hand.

The pouch acts like a wallet and is sized to hold up to 12 cards, as well as a bit of cash and a spare SIM card for your smartphone.

It’s made using a weatherproof, carbon-neutral exterior fabric and a ripstop nylon interior that will shrug off water.

Integrated into the pouch is RFID-blocking to protect your cards against theft. Secure it inside your backpack or briefcase using the HUB Keychain (sold separately) so you’ll never have to worry about losing it, no matter how crazy your next adventure becomes.

VIPERADE VE6 Utility Pouch


This pouch features 3 slot pockets for various tools: knives, pens, screwdrivers, bottle openers, or anything else you need to carry. There’s also an extra-large pocket sized just right for your passport, travel documents, or your work notebook.

Built from tough 500-denier polyester, it’s both wear- and scratch-resistant, and reinforced with nylon stitching and an abrasion-resistant fleece lining that will keep both the pouch and your EDC gear protected.

Leatherman Nylon Tool Pouch


Built to get the EDC out of your pocket & up on to your belt, Leatherman’s nylon Tool Pouch is a compact belt-loop carrier made of ripstop nylon.

Sized for tools, tech, and other small items, it features a theft deterrent zipper and seven interior pockets for neatly organizing everything. If you’re not the belt-carry type, just throw the pouch in your larger bag.

DAKA Pouch


Keep your travel packs organized and neat with these ultra-tough packing pouches. Weighing in at just 30 grams, the DAKA pouches are made from durable 70D TPU nylon that can handle the rigors of any backpacking trip, vacation, or safari with ease.

Sized to fit a wide range of items—from hunting gear to climbing supplies to fishing gear to electronics to camera parts—the pouches can be secured together or to your bag via the carabiner attachment points.

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