Current Retail: $29.95
Historic Range: $16.95-$33.00
Reviewers Paid: $15.00
Pound for pound the best multi-tool to date! Sufficient for repairs on the trail, and as a first aid-aid!
- Extremely lightweight
- Well made for long-term use
- So small, it's easy to 'get' yourself with the screwdriver
I've owned this Micra for over fifteen years, and would never consider replacing it with another multi-tool. It has enough tools to make a repair in the rough. Routinely inspecting my gear before a trip usually has alleviated any needs for pliers, full size screw drivers, etc. It's handy for removing splinters/making an incision for first aid. The scissors cut moleskin just fine! It can be easy to cut/lacerate yourself because its so small, so patience and care really come into play here in life...
The scissors and blade still hold an edge, nothing has broken on the tool as long as I've owned it... 'nuff said!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15
Although the scissors on the Micra are better than anything that you are likely to find on any other multi-tool or Swiss army knife the other tools are somewhat lacking.
The knife blade is durable and comes very sharp from the factory. It is very small and having to open the tool every time you need to use it can be a hassle. I have three of these and have noticed that they are more prone to rust than other tools I own. The tweezers would be much more useful if they were removable and thinner as the ones in Victorinox knives are, and the screwdrivers really don't seem to be durable enough to stand up to any heavy work.
I would recommend this tool for a glove box or tool box as the quality of the scissors alone makes this tool worth owning. But if you want a tool that can be used quickly and offers more functionality for similar weight then a Victorinox or Wenger might be more appropriate.
Price Paid: Recieved as a gift