This handsome and structured leather pouch from Shulga Studio provides the perfect home for pocket tools and accessories. Its main compartment is great for compact multitools, while its side pocket is just right for a flashlight or a short pen. Available in a variety of colors, with optional personalization available.
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One80’s second-gen headlamp uses 16 LEDs to output 360 lumens wherever you aim your face. It weighs just 4oz, including its battery pack, and can run for 3 to 7 hours, depending on brightness. It’s waterproof and dustproof too. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop for a limited time.
This teensy titanium flashlight is small enough to carry on a keychain or as a zipper pull, but it’s way more versatile than its size might lead you to believe. In addition to its light, it can open boxes, pry things, split pills, and turn screws. Its LED module is available in white, red, or UV.
Go inside of Italy’s Beta Utensili factory, where they take pieces of raw steel, heat them, hot roll, and machine hammer them into their rough shapes, before cutting them out, sand blasting, grinding, tumbling, and refining their openings before hardening and plating each piece into a finished combination wrench.
This lightweight tool is the perfect utensil for dining while in the great outdoors. The folding, stainless steel gadget incorporates a fork, spoon, bottle opener, can opener, a dull serrated edge, and a flat head screwdriver in one. Measures 4.5″ long closed and 7.75″ long opened.
These compact claw hammers might not have the leverage or heft of traditional hand tools, but they’re great for working in tight spaces, and small enough to carry in a pocket. Measuring just 4.7″ long and weighing only 8oz., you can even keep one in your EDC pack. Sold in sets of two.
Trying to install or remove screws in a tight spot is a common problem. This drill accessory from DeWalt is a must in every toolbox, offering easy access to confined spaces with its 12″ long flexible shaft and right-angle bit holder. Its Rapid Load head makes for easy bit changes, and is backed by a strong magnet for holding screws.
While the white and gold the aesthetics of Robbox’s xDrill aren’t our favorite, we’re definitely intrigued by the technology it offers. The 21-volt cordless drill has a built-in digital level, distance and height laser measurements, angle guidance, and the ability to automatically stop when it reaches a set depth or torque.
This 5-in-1 pocket knife packs in a partially-serrated 420 stainless steel blade, along with a seatbelt cutter, a glass breaker tool, firestarter rod, and a removable LED flashlight. Save 28% on StatGear’s useful multifunction tool in The Awesomer Shop.
This TSA-compliant multitool packs 40 functions into a credit card form. It includes metric and imperial wrenches, rulers, an angle gauge, screwdrivers, a cord cutter, 1/4″ hex bit holder, can and bottle openers, and an optional money clip. It’s made from stainless steel, and comes in bead-blasted silver or black finishes.
Gerber’s versatile tool combines two useful functions in one. It looks like a regular axe, but its grippy handle conceals a saw which is held in place magnetically when not in use. It’s a great way to save space when packing for camping trips. Plus, its steel axe head and elongated, glass-filled nylon handle provide great striking force.
Nextool’s perfectly-sized flashlight kicks out up to 2,000 lumens of brightness, visible from up to 380 meters (~1246 feet) away. It’s got an IPX7 waterproof aluminum body, and a 5000mAh rechargeable battery that’s charged via a USB-C port. Special pre-order price available from Drop through 8.9.2020.
Designed for professional first responders, but a great tool in any emergency bag, Leatherman’s shears make quick work of gauze, tape, and seatbelts, and can also cut off a ring, break glass, or operate an oxygen tank’s valve. Made from durable stainless steel and glass-filled nylon.
UPKnife’s unique multitool packs a 3-position, bolt-action hybrid tanto blade with OTF operation. Functions include a saw, bottle opener, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, a wire stripper, and a tungsten carbide glass breaker. Each one is made in the U.S. entirely from stainless steel.
Get rid of those cheap sawhorses, and upgrade to heavy duty steel. ToughBuilt’s folding sawhorses hold up to 1300 lb each and offer support arms that hold 2x4s or 4x4s, adjustable height legs, and side brackets for holding sheet goods. Buy two, and create a work table by inserting 2x4s into their end slots. Sold individually.
This sturdy and inexpensive carrying case from Keter is made from weather-resistant polypropylene, and offers plenty of space for organizing small tools inside. It’s got tool holders in its lid, along with adjustable dividers in its main compartment, and a removable bin for small parts. Measures 18.9″L x 14.96″W x 6.89″H.
This stainless steel folding multitool packs an impressive 30 functions into something you can fit in your pocket. In addition to the usual screwdrivers, pry tools, wrenches, and blade tools, it has a spoke wrench, wire cutter, saw, protractor, firestarter flint, and even a built-in pulley.
This substantial pocket tool is made from durable 6AL4V titanium, and provides three useful functions. It works as a pry bar, nail puller, and bottle opener. Its long handle and scalloped sides are designed to optimize leverage. It has a built-in pocket clip, and comes in antique bronze or stonewashed finishes.
This pen-style flashlight is optimized for reading documents or performing close-up tasks in the dark. It’s got a high-CRI LED that produces a warm white 3000K light, with a perfectly circular field of light without dark spots. Its 3.46″ long body is made from anodized 6061 aluminum alloy, and includes a reversible steel clip.
This modular pocket tool set offers 12 functions, including a bottle opener, knife, wrenches, flat and phillips screwdrivers, box opener, cord cutter, and flashlight. The bundle includes a pair of pocket clips, along with paracord zipper pulls. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop. (WeeLink module shown in video not included.)
Just because you carry a pocket knife doesn’t mean it needs to be bulky or heavy. These days, there are lots of great options made with materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, or with skeletonized frames that reduce weight. Everyday Carry shares their top 12 lightweight knives for 2020.
This compact tool packs 10 fold-out bits, including hex, torx, flat, and phillips drivers. Its removable outer clip adds wrenches, a tire lever, spoke wrenches, a bottle opener. It measures just 2.2″ x 1.3″ x 0.4″, so it’s easy to carry in any pocket. Fix also makes a belt that can hold the tool in its buckle.
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