This versatile bladed tool from Barebones Living combines several useful functions for gardening and camping. It has both straight and serrated edges for cutting, a twine cutter, and bottle opener. It also digs holes and has 1″ markings on the blade for measuring hole depth. Made from stainless steel with a walnut handle.
This precision screwdriver set includes 120 bits, including Phillips, flathead, Torx, Torx security, pentalobe, tri-wing, and more, making it easy to open just about any electronic device on the market. The kit folds up into a hexagonal shape for storage and comes with a magnetic bit driver, a flexible shaft, tweezers, and pry tools.
This camping accessory belongs in every backpack. The Tindår combines an aluminum sleeve and a paraffin-infused rope that acts like an extended matchstick. It burns for up to an hour to help get your campfire started and keep it burning. The sleeve can be used to snuff the flame or as a mini-bellows with the wick removed.
This hefty soda-can style flashlight cranks out a blinding 16340 lumens with a 1345-foot throw distance in its brightest mode. It packs four high-performance CREE XHP70.2 LEDs, and its case is rated IPX-8 waterproof. In its more pragmatic medium mode, it will run for 11 hours per charge and up to 6.25 days in its barely-on firefly mode.
Always be prepared (to eat) with this durable lightweight camping utensil, which combines a fork, spook, and knife in one. The fork has a serrated edge, while the spoon on back has a flat tip, making it perfect for digging out melons, ice cream, or other scoopy stuff.
This elegant drawing tool deserves a place on your desktop, not hidden away in a drawer. The brass and steel tool adjusts to create and measure circles from 3 to 70 mm in diameter and includes a walnut insert for centering. We also love their brass Stria folding ruler. (Thanks Richard!)
Grypmat’s strong, yet flexible trays are made from a material that won’t slip, keeping hand tools and hardware in reach while working on projects. Their high-contrast colors make it easy to spot items too. Their Professional series also resists chemicals, has built-in measurements, and a hook-and-loop storage system.
This versatile measuring gadget is great for anyone who needs to cut wood or other stock. It combines a square and protractor and has templates for dovetail joints, circular holes, parallel lines, drill positioning, and a variety of common miter angle markings. It’s made from aluminum alloy and has easy-to-read markings.
This miniature screwdriver is small enough to fit into cramped spaces, and comes with seven precision-machined bits to handle a variety of assembly and disassembly tasks. It includes P00, P0, 2mm slot, 3mm slot, T5, T6, and T8 bits. Picquic also sells a 3-tool set with two larger multi-drivers.
This unique folding knife might be called the Grouper, but it looks like a chameleon sitting on a branch to us. It opens and closes using ball-bearing pivots, and its titanium frame has smooth, chamfered edges. In addition to its replaceable utility blade, it has a built-in carabiner clip and a glass breaker point.
We’re geeking out over Reekon’s pro measuring gadget: a tape measure with a digital readout and laser alignment for precise measurements. Its OLED display shows the current measurement in real-time, while an E-ink screen in its handle shows the last few at a glance. Data is also synced to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Gerber’s ultra-compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either the nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.
This portable light from Goal Zero combines a 300-lumen floodlight and a 300-lumen spotlight. It has clips for hanging and is IP67 waterproof. Its 5200 mAh battery can be used to recharge your phone in an emergency, and it has a small 1.2-watt solar panel built-in for topping it off on sunny days.
This 3″ long tool goes anywhere and hides a retractable 1/4″ bit driver. It features a spring-loaded bolt-action mechanism and accepts any standard 1″ long bit in its magnetic bit holder. A knurled finish provides grip and style, and it comes in machined aluminum, brass, or copper.
This ultra-compact flashlight is a minimalist’s dream. Rather than waste materials on a case, it uses its 9-volt power source as its handle. Connect a battery to its head unit, and it’ll provide up to 60 lumens from its six LEDs. It runs for up to 60 hours per battery and has a two-LED flashing mode.
One of the main benefits of a pocket knife is that it fits in your pocket. That didn’t stop The Q from making a folding knife big enough for Paul Bunyon. The enormous knife measures more than 47″ long when opened and has a hefty steel blade and a rather terrifying automatic mechanism.
Gerber’s mini multitool combines a pry bar, nail puller, wire cutter, large flathead driver, small flathead driver, and a bottle opener. It has a deep pocket clip and a lanyard hole for carrying versatility and is available with an aluminum or Micarta scale. Each one has a unique laser-etched pattern, so no two are alike.
This tiny metal capsule puts a multitool on your keychain. Its stackable modules include a slotted screwdriver/pry tool, a Phillips screwdriver, a cutting blade, and a curved metal tip for pushing buttons without touching them with your fingertip. It comes in natural or black stainless steel and natural or rainbow titanium.
WESN’s stubby little pocket knife weighs just 1oz. and measures just 3.75″ long when opened, but its D2 tool steel blade is still super useful for everyday tasks. It has Grade 5 titanium handle scales with optional G10 on one side. It has ceramic bearings, a frame lock, and a thumb flipper for quick and confident deployment.
This 13-inch-tall step stool from Worx helps your reach the ceiling and doubles as a sturdy toolbox. It has enough space inside to hold up to 28 pounds of tools, and its step can hold up to 324 pounds. It has a fold-out carrying handle and a pull-out drawer for accessory storage.
A useful survival tool, this black oxide-coated stainless steel hatchet makes quick work of chopping wood, and has a built-in rope cutter, a trio of wrenches, and comes with an 8 ft. length of paracord that serves as its grip. It also includes a whistle, a firestarter, and a nylon sheath.
The Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh is an S-shaped carabiner perfect for carrying keys, or hanging lightweight outdoor gear. It doubles as a bottle opener so you can reward yourself with a cold brew once you’ve set up camp. It comes in five colors: stainless, black, red, blue, and green.
This pocket-friendly folding knife features a ceramic blade that’s sharp enough to slice through cardboard, clamshell packaging, paper, tape, and string, but less likely to cut skin. It has an ambidextrous design and is compatible with both rounded- and pointed-tip blades, which last about 11x longer than steel blades.
These anodized aluminum trays are designed for holding screws, springs, keycaps, and other mechanical keyboard parts, but they’re great for any project where you’re dealing with small parts. They come in square or circular versions and measure 7cm (~2.75″) across.