Gerber’s popular micro multitool looks great in this flashy purple color. It measures just 2.3″ long when closed, but manages to pack in spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, a wire cutter, a fine edge knife, a package opener, spring-loaded scissors, a Phillips driver, a flat driver, a file, tweezers, and a bottle opener.
THE BEST Multi-tools
Topeak’s versatile multi-tool is like a Swiss Army knife for bicyclists. It includes 25 useful functions, including a variety of wrenches, hex keys, and screwdrivers, as well as specialized tools for spokes, valves, tires, and chains. It also packs a knife and a bottle opener.
Designed for photographers, but useful for just about everyone, Smallrig’s pocket tool packs in seven drivers, including flat, phillips, allen wrenches and Torx T25 drivers. The frequently-used flat blade retracts from its center, while the other blades flip out like a pocket knife. It also has threaded holes for storing screws.
You can’t carry your entire toolbox with you all the time, but you can certainly keep a multi-tool in your pocket. Everyday Carry picks out their favorite keychain-sized tools of the year so far, from folding models like the Leatherman Micra, to smaller flat-bladed models like the EverRatchet.
A good multi-tool is something you should have on hand all of the time. But which one of these jacks of all trades should you buy? Our friends at Everyday Carry have got you covered with five of the latest and greatest, including the compact SOG PowerPint shown here.
A razor-sharp scalpel knife masquerading as a mini rifle. It packs a micro screwdriver, which can also be used for changing blades, a bottle opener, and two screwdriver bits. Comes with a sweet mini aluminum display briefcase. Be sure to check out their Crane folding scalpel too.
Designed for cyclists, but useful for everyone, the Cycle-On packs 30 tools, including multiple bit drivers, a magnetic bit holder, spoke wrenches and clips, tire levers, a file, bottle opener, a crimper/wire stripper, and more. Includes a handsome and sturdy carrying case.
An elegant version of a classic design, Garrett Wade’s capsule tool has a solid brass case, and is filled with five useful tools, including slotted and phillips drivers, a pull-hook knife, drill bit, and a corkscrew. Simply unscrew the halves, slide in the tool, and tighten.
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