This rugged, pistol-grip flashlight offers up to 1000 lumens of light for up to 6 hours of continuous use, or 100 lumens for 20 hours. It’s got a 7.4V, 18500 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and an 18-watt LED light source, and is housed in an impact-resistant, waterproof ABS shell that’s designed to float if dropped in water.
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Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle, as well as a d-ring and metal hook for easy hanging.
This hefty stainless steel multitool offers 14 functions, encompassing both everyday uses and lifesaving tools. It’s got two kinds of glass breakers, a seatbelt cutter, wrenches, screwdrivers, a box cutter, oxygen valve opener, and a bottle opener, among other features.
This version of Victorinox’s wallet-sized tool kit includes a an emergency blade, scissors, magnifying glass, tweezers, a pen, flat and Philips screwdrivers, a stainless steel pin, a CM and inch rulers, plus a built in LED flashlight. Available in ruby red, sapphire blue, or onyx grey.
Fishbone’s metal gadget is designed for knotless joining and tying of ropes and straps. It holds up to 0.5″ rope or 1″ flat webbing, and has built-in neodymium magnets for stacking and storage. Available in stainless steel or lightweight aluminum. They also make a mini version for 0.25″ or smaller rope or paracord.
This blacked-out knife has a unique wharncliffe style blade, and a great handle shape with an ergonomic notch for optimal grip. We love the stonewashed finish on the CPM-S35VN steel blade, which blends seamlessly with the titanium frame and carbon fiber scales. Blade measures 3.625″, with an overall length of 8.625″.
This keychain tool has a ratcheting 1/4″ hex drive, which makes it easy to turn screws without having to lift and reset it. It also packs a bottle opener, hex wrench, box opener, and more. Available in stainless steel or titanium versions in The Awesomer Shop.
Olight’s compact flashlight might be only 2.48″ long, but it kicks out an impressive 1000 lumens at its brightest setting. It’s IPX8 waterproof and submersible to 2m, and recharges using a magnetic charging cable. Available in black or red, as well as limited edition titanium versions that celebrate spring, summer, and fall.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.
We’re digging the minimal styling of CIVIVI’s straight-lined knife. It’s got a 3.22″ clip-point 9Cr18MoV stainless steel blade, with an ambidextrous flipper tab and ball bearing for easy one-handed opening. The G10 scales round out the clean look, with just enough texture to give a reassuring grip. Available in black, blue, or grey.
This impressive 12″ survival axe from InvictusEdge not only chops wood, but it also packs a nail puller and a hex head driver on the back end of its head. It’s constructed from 440C stainless steel, with a durable and grippy G10 handle. Save 21% in The Awesomer Shop.
This versatile flashlight features a head that can rotate 90º, as well as a heavy duty magnet in its tail. Its 800-lumen LED casts a beam visible up to 670 feet away, and can output red or green in addition to its clean white light. It’s IP65 waterproof and USB rechargeable. Available in black or in a 950-lumen camouflage version.
This ultra-light, but sturdy aluminum alloy shovel makes quick work of digging latrines when camping. It travels easily in your backpack, and can be used standalone in soft soil, or attaches to sticks with reusable heavy duty ties for extra leverage in hard soil. Now don’t forget to pack plenty of toilet paper.
This collapsible carbon steel and aluminum shovel fits inside of a compact carrying bag, yet offers 16 functions. In addition to shoveling, it works as a saw, hammer, axe, wire cutter, screwdriver, hacksaw, knife, hook, hoe, ice pick, firestarter, whistle, disgorger, ruler, and even a bottle opener. A must-have in every car trunk.
MecArmy’s X7S is a kit that comes with a 130 lumen flashlight and a refillable lighter. The great thing about the kit is that you can connect the two tools and carry them as one, or you can use them separately, thanks to the included connecting capsule, which doubles as a storage cache.
What’s the most overlooked cocktail ingredient? It’s ice. Ice, baby. The key to a perfectly chilled drink is a big chunk of ice so it doesn’t melt and dilute the good stuff. This heavy-duty Anvil Ice Pick is just what the mixologist ordered. The stainless-steel anvil end scores an ice block, while the sharp bit does the breaking and carving.
Milwaukee Tools’ Stud tape measure is designed to take a beating, with a reinforced blade that resists kinks, and the ability to extend up to 17 feet before giving way, making long measurements easier without a helper. The latest version also has dual-sided printing for ease of reading. Available in 16′, 25′, and 35′ lengths.
This lightweight pocket tool from Swiss Advance has five tool steel blades, providing a variety of useful functions like cutting, scaling fish, opening bottles, turning nuts, and even eating your lunch. Available in naked stainless steel, or wrapped in a handsome leather holder.
This pocket flashlight from Lumintop may be small, but it’s mighty. Its triple Cree XPL-HI LED can kick out up to 2800 lumens when used with an 18650 battery. Its case is made from military-grade anodized aluminum, and it’s been sealed to IP68 waterproof standards. Measures 92.5mm (3.64″) long, and weighs just 53g (1.87 oz.)
This mini multitool is designed to make quick work of opening boxes, cutting rope, strapping, and other light-duty tasks. Its hook-shaped 2Cr13 steel blade end protects package contents, while its other half packs a mini pry bar, a flathead screwdriver, and a bottle opener. Sold in a two-pack.
This premium Swiss Army knife from Victorinox looks great with its walnut wood scales, and packs in an impressive 29 different functions, including a blade, screwdrivers, bottle opener, pliers, scissors, wood saw, magnifying class, corkscrew, and more. Weighing in at 6.5oz., it’s quite hefty, but also incredibly versatile.
This useful multitool features a sturdy 440C steel blade that works as a serrated knife, chisel, lever, belt cutter, scraping tool, and more. Its G-10 handle scales provide good grip, and it comes with a matching leather sheath. Measures 6.25″ long overall, with a 1.25″ blade length.