Gerber’s Strata is a 7.4 oz 13-in-1 multi-tool with several welcome features: not only does it feature a blister pack opener and padded handles, but each tool sports a safety locking mechanism.
Inspired by Vietnam War sparking units, TAD Gear’s Survival Spark keeps the solid brass construction and reusability of the originals, while adding a basic sewing kit into the shaft.
Leatherman’s new Style CS is a keychain-friendly version of the Skeletool; it measures 3″ long and includes scissors, a knife, screwdriver, carabiner, bottle opener, nail file, and tweezers.
Exuvius’ Titan Collar Stays not only keep your collars stiff, but are a swiss army knife of sorts: they include a built-in bottle opener and opposing flat Phillips and slot-tipped screwdrivers.
OXO is usually found in the kitchen, but their Cord Catch is at home in any office: made out of heavy die cast zinc and padded with a non-slip base, it keeps cords and cables within reach.
Wicked Lasers’ Spyder III Pro is smaller than a MagLite but emits up to a 500mW red or blue beam; the Class IV laser boasts an 6061-T6 aluminum body and includes safety shades.
The underwater flashlight gets sexy with Fenix Tactical’s VersaTi FD30; good down to 100m, it sports a titanium case with sand blasted grip pattern and scratch-resistant sapphire lens.
Designed more for keychains than climbing, Fully Laced’s 3″ x 2″ Sneakerbiners are made with anodized metal in a low top silhouette and are available in 10 metallic colorways.
The SL6 Rescue Tool is a life-saving must-have: weighing just 3 oz., the one-handed multitool packs an LED flashlight, 50/50 blade with seat belt/line cutter, window punch, and whistle.
The EverTune Bridge promises to make retuning guitars a thing of the past thanks to an adaptive spring tensioner; it maintains constant tension on the strings, keeping them in tune forever.
The pen is as mighty as the sword with Uzi’s Tactical Defender Pen; it features a sharpened “DNA Catcher” crown that not only jabs your attacker but can collect their DNA for future ID.
Able to withstand up to 70+ mph winds, the Blunt Umbrella is no ordinary rain-stopper; it sports force spreading tips, double struts, and a radial tensioning system. Thanks, Grant!
Made for all-weather authors, Rite in the Rain’s notebooks and pens allow you to write in rain, snow, and even underwater with no smearing; the paper is FSC-certified and recyclable.
Ideal for pros and CSI junkies, Evident’s Orion-Lite is a 455nm LED Forensic flashlight for detecting body fluids, fluorescent powders, dye stains, and trace evidence. Thanks, Mac!
The Stanley LED Torch Watch is definitely goes in our “Why not?” gadget bin for sheer multifunction goodness; it’s a timepiece, an alarm, a mini-LED flashlight, and timer all-in-one.
The stealth warrior’s equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife, the Ninja Tanto Battle Package features a full-tang blade with a hidden push dagger, three throwing spikes, and ten caltrops.
Cars will fly by the time Good Art Hlywd’s Snap Key Fob is up for retirement; made with ultra-thick American Steer leather on a heavy duty sterling clip, it should last about 100 years.
This 14 Day Lantern will last longer than we will in the great outdoors; its LEDs will produce 160 lumens of light on 4 D batteries for up to 336 hours and will work even if dropped in water.
While there are louder whistles, Ultimate Survival Tech’s JetScream Whistle is a potent blend of reliability (it won’t freeze in cold weather), portability (it’s flat) and loudness (122 dB).
Cheap, simple, but ultra-reliable, the Douk Douk Knife has been used for over 70 years by the French; it sports a single carbon steel blade and blackened folded steel handle.
The Francis Baker NATO Survival Compass may be tiny at 3 grams, but it could save your life; used by SAS, NATO, and even WW2 pilots, it’s corrosion resistant and glows in the dark.
It’s likely called the Looftlighter because that’s the sound it makes when it annihilates your fireplace; part hairdryer, part blowtorch, this uber-lighter blasts air and heat at over 1,000°F.
The Embassy Pen is equally at home in your office space or outer space; it features a deep knurled aluminum body, stainless steel clip, and pressurized refill good from -30°F to +250°F.
The world’s smallest AA flashlight, the Maratac AA measures just 2.99″ long but packs a 50,000 hour LED, aircraft aluminum body, anti-reflective lens, and a brightness of 85 lumens.
Swiss+Tech’s Transformer Xi 12-in-1 does double duty in your pocket as a key ring and a multitool; it includes 6 screwdrivers, an LED flashlight, dual worklights, and a straight edge.
Because spatulas are for sissies: these Fusion Finger Tongs are silicon mitts that let you get up close and personal with your food; they’ll withstand temps of up to 500 degrees F.
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