1791 EDC Review – Field Test of All 6 New EDC Carriers

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We field-tested all of the 1719 EDC everyday carry tool organizers and found them a great option for carrying everything we need daily.

We found there are plenty of options available for different lifestyles. From enjoying the outdoors to working on equipment to being prepared, these organizers can make your life much easier.

1791 EDC Review
All of the 1791 EDC Carriers that we tested sitting on a split log
The 1791 EDC Carriers that we use

At the same time, with so many options available, it can be hard to choose, especially if you buy one for someone else as a gift. Our team uses these daily, and we’re here to help you choose the best one for you.

We also discovered one that is unexpectedly useful.

Keep reading to find out which one it is.


1791 EDC Review

Our team tested the six different 1791 EDC Tool organizers over the past few months. These organizers (I like to call them carriers) offer a unique way for me to have what I need at my fingertips. I no longer have to put the EDC tools I need to carry in my pockets, which can be uncomfortable and difficult to dig them out when I need them.

1791 EDC has multiple models of these tool carriers that are designed for everyone. From the mechanic or technician in the factory to the outdoorsman to just someone who wants to be organized and prepared, there is a model that will fit your lifestyle.

1791 Gunleather is known for its high-quality leather holsters. We have seen this ourselves and reviewed them firsthand in our concealed carry guide. But what about their EDC gear?

The first thing I noticed when I pulled these out of the package was the quality of the leather. It is 100% American full grain leather and has that amazing leather smell like I just walked into a leather craftsman’s shop. It is not cheap imitation leather but the real deal.

The stitching and the finish of the leather are top-notch as well. The snaps are durable but easy to snap. I can even see the attention to detail in the keyrings. They are custom-made and are the same color as the carrier. There is nothing “cheap” feeling about these at all.

I will step through each model below so you can find the perfect one. These make great gifts and go well with one of the tools from our best survival multitool or best Swiss Army knife guides.

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1791 EDC Easy Slide Review

These tool carriers are characterized by belt loops allowing me to slide them over my belt easily. I find that belt loops are the most secure way to carry anything on my belt since it is impossible for it to fall off.

1791 EDC has two basic configurations of the Easy Slide models, the Solo and the Multi-Loop.

Easy Slide Solo

1791 EDC Easy Slide Solo

The 1791 EDC Solo models are great for multitools. I know the standard pouch that comes with most multitools doesn’t last very long. I have had a few and only got a few years out of them.

These are much more durable and a must-have for larger multitools.

There are two different solo models. One has a snap closure over the top and a belt loop on the back of the pouch. The other has an open top and belt loops on the side.

The 1791 EDC Solo Snap sitting on a stump
The 1791 EDC Solo Snap – Great for larger Multitools

I like the snap model since I know my multitool is secure and takes up less space on my belt. The open-top model is only for larger multitools since smaller ones could fall out of the pouch.

The open-top model sits closer to my body than the snap model, so if you want to conceal what you carry, it is much easier with this one. It is a bit bulky since it has belt loops on the side.

Jason wearing the 1791 EDC Solo Slide
The 1791 EDC Solo Slide with a Leatherman Charge

If you go with the open-top model, be sure to get the correct size for your tool. There is nothing but the friction of the pouch holding it in place.

Recommended for:

The 1791 EDC Easy Slide Solo is for anyone who needs a high-quality pouch for their multitool.

PROS

High-Quality Leather

Durability

Multiple Sizes

Works for many Multitools

CONS

Open Top model needs careful sizing

Easy Slide Multi Loop

1791 EDC Easy Slide Multi Loop

If you want to carry more than a multitool, the 1791 EDC Easy Slide Multi Loop models have three pouches for additional capacity. These are similar to the open-top solo model, with no cover or snap to hold the tools in. So, you must ensure you get the proper size for your multitool, or your tool needs a clip.

1791 EDC does a good job listing the multi-tool models each size is compatible with, so you don’t have to guess. I found that mine fit my multitool well, and I did not have to worry about it falling out.

The 1791 EDC Easy Slide Multiloop outside on a wood pile

These tool organizers are great for multitools, flashlights, and a third tool like a knife, box cutter, or another specialty tool. As an engineer, I often work on manufacturing equipment, and I find that I always need my multitool, flashlight, and pen. I can never find a pen it seems!

Jason wearing the 1791 EDC Multiloop with  EDC tools
The 1791 EDC Multiloop with Leatherman, knife, and flashlight

Remember that the loops on these (and the other models) are through loops that do not have a bottom. We found that anything we put in these really needs a clip to hold them in the loop.

Recommended for:

The 1791 EDC Easy Slide Multi Loop is for anyone who needs a durable tool carrier for their belt.

PROS

High-Quality Leather

Durability

Multiple Sizes

Strong Belt Loops

CONS

Tools need clips for tool loops


1791 EDC Action Snap Review

1791 EDC Action Snap

The 1791 EDC Action Snap models are similar to the Easy Slide models. But, instead of belt loops, they have loops with snaps that I can hook over my belt.

These are great for times when I want to take my tool carrier on and off without unbuckling my belt. While these are not as secure on my belt as the easy slide models with the loops, they are still secure enough for almost everything I do.

The 1791 EDC Action Snap on a wood pile
The 1791 EDC Action snap with a Glock 43 magazine, flashlight, and knife

I think these lend themselves well to someone who is on the road a lot (like a service technician) who wants to take their tool carrier on and off when they drive.

These can also be great for concealed carry. I found that a spare magazine for my concealed carry handgun fits well in the larger loop. Add a knife and flashlight; everything is out of my pockets and easy to find on my belt.

There are multiple sizes available of the action snap as well. I found the mini model to be compact but still large enough for a Glock 43 Magazine, knife, and small flashlight.

Jason wearing the 1791 EDC Action Snap
Wearing the 1791 EDC Action Snap

They also work well for special trades where you can’t find a tool holder for unique tools. My father uses one to hold his safety wire pliers, duckbill pliers, and ratcheting screwdriver when working on his airplane.

Lonnie wearing the 1791 Action Snap working on an airplane
My dad is wearing the 1791 Action Snap working on an airplane engine

Recommended for:

The 1791 EDC Action Snap is for anyone who needs a durable tool carrier for their belt that can be taken on and off easily.

PROS

High-Quality Leather

Durability

Multiple Sizes

Belt Loop Snaps

CONS

Tools need clips for tool loops


1791 EDC Pocket Review

1791 EDC Pocket

When I first saw the 1791 EDC Pocket models, I was not very excited. I guess I thought I didn’t need something else to put in my pocket, after all, I have plenty.

But, after trying it, I can say I really like it.

The leather of the pocket models is a little thinner and softer than the belt carriers. This makes them comfortable to carry in my pocket. But the leather is still high quality, and I can tell they will last a long time.

Jason putting the 1791 EDC pocket carrier in his pants pocket
The 1791 EDC Pocket fits nicely in my jeans pocket

I especially like the Pocket Duo and the Pocket Organizer models. What makes them so useful to me is they replace my wallet. A few years ago, I stopped carrying the big, huge wallet in my back pocket. Studies have shown that large wallets can cause back pain and problems when men sit on them for long periods of the day. I have since gone to smaller wallets that I can carry in my front pocket.

The pocket model also has a loop for a small flashlight or pen and a small multitool or knife. But why would I carry this stuff in my wallet?

I like to carry an EDC knife and a small multitool at times. I used to carry my knife clipped to my pocket and my multitool in my pocket with my keys. Over time, my multitool rubbed against my truck key fob when I moved around. After about four years, all of the markings had rubbed off of my key fob, and the buttons stopped working.

This pocket model solves that problem since it keeps my multitool away from my key fob. Those key fobs are expensive, so don’t make my mistake!

Recommended for:

The 1791 EDC pocket model is for anyone who wants to organize their EDC items and wallet into one leather carrier.

PROS

Soft High-Quality Leather

Integrated Wallet

Two Tool Loops

CONS

Tools need clips for tool loops


1791 EDC Action-Clip Duo Review

1791 EDC Action-Clip Duo

The 1791 EDC Action-Clip Duo is basically the same as the Pocket Duo but has a belt clip attached to the back. I think this is great for EDC since I can also use it as a wallet. This gets my wallet totally out of my pockets and is much more comfortable.

At first, I thought I might not want my wallet on my belt. But it looks like I am just carrying a knife and a flashlight in it. The wallet is on the back and totally hidden from view.

Jason wearing the 1791 EDC Action Clip
I like how the wallet portion of the 1791 EDC Action Clip is hidden

Unless someone sees me take it off and get my credit card out of it, they will never realize it is a wallet (unless they have one too!)

I also found another way to use it if you like to carry cash.

I can carry this model in my pocket just like the Pocket model above but use the clip as a money clip. This keeps everything I need in one nice leather pouch.

The 1791 Action Clip used as a money clip
The clip works well as a money clip as well

Recommended for:

The 1791 EDC Action-Clip Duo is for anyone who wants to organize their EDC items and wallet into one leather carrier and wear it on their belt.

PROS

Soft High-Quality Leather

Integrated Wallet

Two Tool Loops

Belt Clip/Money Clip

CONS

Tools need clips for tool loops


1791 EDC Discount Code

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Which 1791 EDC Tool Carrier is Right For You?

I really love the leather that these tool carriers are made from. Other than the leather I have seen in a tack shop, I have never seen leather that is better anywhere else on any product.

These are great for any tradesman or technician who needs specific tools close at hand on their belt. I found they also are great while hunting, fishing, and camping outdoors.

If you want to be prepared and carry specific EDC gear but don’t want it in your pockets, one of these is what you need.

Of course, you also need a good belt. Check out our Best EDC Belt guide for some great options.

To be prepared for what life throws at you, check out our other Emergency Preparedness guides. We have everything from how to choose a first aid kit to what you need in your vehicle get home bag.

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Jason has an engineering and problem solving background. He is an avid outdoorsman, survivalist, and competitive shooter. He enjoys researching the best and most practical solutions for the problem at hand, studying stoicism, and finding innovative ways to be prepared.