THE BEST Tools

Bike Gear Bottle Opener

Bike Gear Bottle Opener

Steel Toe Studios excels at making cool stuff from found objects; their Cyclone bike gear bottle opener is our top pick; it’s welded to a steel bushing and then oxidized and hot waxed.

Micro Grappling Hook

Micro Grappling Hook

Designed for soldiers to snag trip or IED detonation wires, EOD’s Micro Grappling Hook is a life-saving device that’s also easy to pocket; it won’t, however, support your bodyweight.

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Tire Pressure Caps

Tire Pressure Caps

They may not be glamorous, but these color-coded tire pressure caps make a lot of sense: available in 32 and 36 psi versions, they’ll let you know when your tires need air.

Wordlocks

Wordlocks

If you’re tired of memorizing numbers, Wordlocks let you secure your bike or other precious goods with the good ol’ English alphabet; up to 100k word combos are possible.

Giant Swiss Army Knife

Giant Swiss Army Knife

It’s nowhere near pocketable, but this Giant Swiss Army Knife by Wenger puts to rest any doubts about your preparedness; it squeeze in 85 tools and weighs nearly 3 pounds.

Black & Decker SmartDriver

Black & Decker SmartDriver

For impossible to satisfy DIYers, Black & Decker’s SmartDriver uses a retractable screw holder with magnetic tip; it also features a six-position clutch and built-in LED.

Topeak Alien II

Topeak Alien II

Wear and tear is a fact of life for both mountain and urban bicyclists; Topeak’s popular Alien II is a Swiss Army knife for riders, with 26 hardened steel tools in a break-apart body.

Studley Tool Chest

Studley Tool Chest

Guaranteed to get a rise out of woodworkers, Henry O Studley’s tool chest is at the Smithsonian; it’s made with mahogany, rosewood, walnut, ebony and mother of pearl.

Folding Pocket Wrench

Folding Pocket Wrench

Eliminate those pesky, “Is that a wrench in your pocket or are you just happy…” questions with this Crescent-style folding pocket wrench; choose from either metric or inch sets.

Modo Pocket

Modo Pocket

A boon to impromptu photographers, the Modo Pocket is a foldable tripod that fits in your pocket; its four rubber feet guarantee stability while hinges allow you to angle and position it.

Torch/Watch Carabiner

Torch/Watch Carabiner

Multifunction gadgets always score major geek points for us; this combination carabiner is no exception, with an LED flashlight, robust alloy case and water-resistant watch.

Serac S3 LED Flashlight

Serac S3 LED Flashlight

Although it won’t set things on fire like The Torch, Leatherman’s Serac S3 LED flashlight pumps out 100 lumens from its tiny 3.2 inch body; it has three brightness settings and a handy belt clip.

Coil-Spring Pencil Holders

Coil-Spring Pencil Holders

Ideal for woodworkers with a techie bent, these coil-spring pencil holders have rare earth magnet bases and can hold everything from pencils and LED flashlights to screwdrivers.

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The Torch Flashlight

The Torch Flashlight

Ever wondered why Brits call flashlights “torches?” Wicked Lasers’ Torch Flashlight uses a 100W halogen that actually sets things on fire; scope the video above for proof!

CT-15 Multi-Square

CT-15 Multi-Square

Like a swiss army knife for woodworkers, the CT-15 Multi-Square has one regular and two dovetail saddle squares and a cam lock sliding t-bevel; just fold it away when not in use.

Telescoping Ladder

Telescoping Ladder

It ain’t called The World’s Handiest Ladder for nothing — this 12′ telescoping ladder can retract to the size of a small suitcase, making it extremely portable. It supports up to 250 lbs.

Leatherman Skeletool

Leatherman Skeletool

Beauty may be only skin deep, but Leatherman’s versatile Skeletool looks just fine in its aluminum frame. The 5 oz. tool comes with a blade, bottle opener, bit driver and carabiner.

Gemini Revolution XT

Gemini Revolution XT

There are tile saws, and there’s the Gemini Revolution XT. This heavy duty cutter includes a 10″ sintered diamond blade that can make straight or curve cuts without wandering.

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