Multi-Tools

The best multi-tools, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on August 12, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Multi-Tool Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Element Firebiner

Well made carabiner with fire wheel that sparked pretty much every time. Also has a sharp cutting tool, bottle cap opener, etc. Enjoyed trying out the fire wheel to get a fire started. With the tinder from Outdoor Element or other homemade ones, we were able to get a fire started in a couple of seconds each time. We got a couple of these for a recent camping trip since I thought they’d be fun to try out with the family. Having never used anything other than a lighter or matches to start a fire,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang

This parang is great at chopping material for a wide range of activities. Its small size and light weight makes it perfect for stuffing into a bag and not having to worry about it taking up too much space or adding too much weight. The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang is great! It’s a good option for those concerned with size and weight, but still want functionality. I generally just use this when I go camping, but I have taken it on one backpacking trip. I use it to chop long thick sticks into… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Sheffield Camper 12-in-1 Multi Tool

This 12-function tool showcases a small hatchet. The overall quality of the tool is okay, but the function of the tool is questionable.   The concept of having a hatchet on a multitool is really neat, I’ll admit. But this particular design raises some concerns for me. The placement of the hatchet makes it very easy to cut yourself when trying to deploy the folding tools. It doesn’t make it any better when it’s a real struggle to access those folding tools. I’ve found that when trying to… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Leatherman Super Tool 300

This is a tool for every task, in every environment, for every situation. The Leatherman Super Tool really is a super tool. It's saved me when my car has broken down. I now have a Leatherman in the glove box of all my cars. It's the first tool I grab and throw in my pocket when I start any home project, and it's the tool I took when I backpacked 100 miles on part of the John Muir Trail.   Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Columbia River Micro Tool and Key Chain Sharpener

This keychain tool is a decent tool. It’s great to have an extra field sharpener around. This is a good extra tool to take with you on the trail. I mainly got it to have an extra field sharpener, and I carry it on my keys when I’m camping/hiking/backpacking. The sharpener works well to put a decent edge on a blade. And the strap cutter works great to cut cordage and such. The strap cutter comes extremely sharp and is very efficient. The strap cutters cover tended to fall off, and at some point… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Leatherman Wave

Great tool to have in a hiking backpack. I always have it with me because of the versatility. A good choice in Leatherman without being too expensive.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Tekton Everybit Tech Rescue

This precision bit kit is perfect for maintaining, taking apart, and putting back together gear. Made for electronics, this kit is excellent for all sorts of gear with small screws such as knives, multitools, flashlights, lanterns, etc. This bit driver set is exceptional. It has virtually every bit you’ll need for gear maintanence. It’s perfect for helping disassemble knives and multitools for cleaning (which is what I use it for). I’ve also found it helpful in helping me take apart flashlights… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Alox

The Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet is a very simple multitool that is compact and lightweight. It’s the perfect size to clip onto your keychain, slide in your pocket, or stash into your backpack. This multitool is great. It’s super slim, compact, and light. For some people it might be too big for a keychain, but I didn’t have a problem with it. This is a great backup companion to take with you wherever you go. It has functions that can serve you in your everday life or in the outdoors. It has… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Multi Function With LED Light Folding Tool

This multitool has its ups and downs, but makes for a good cheap tool to carry in your pocket or in your backpack outdoors. With 14 tools in all, its got a lot of uses. This multitool is okay. It has its ups and downs. This is the multitool I’ve owned the longest and that I’ve used the most outdoors. Half of the tools do not open fully; they only go halfway. I can see the benefits of this, but I’d prefer if they opened all the way (third picture). All tools do not lock. It’s a slip joint… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Super Tool 300
$90 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Victorinox Swiss Army One Hand Trekker
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge
$120 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber
$32 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Skeletool
$60 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier's Knife
$30 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier
$42 - $48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Legend
$116
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool X
$116
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4
$60 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wave+
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Charge+
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Signature
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Freestyle
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD
$15 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer Knife
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Multi-Plier 600
$49 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Hiker
$26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army WorkChamp
$98 - $177
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Skeletool CX
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Style CS
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Squirt PS4
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Rebar
$70 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool RX
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wingman
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Eat'N Tool Multi-Tool / Utensil
$6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Alox
$32 - $47
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Micra
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool Spirit X
$105
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army MiniChamp
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber Crucial
$42 - $45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set
$170
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool
$44
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Sportsman
$22
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Gerber Suspension
$38
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Style PS
$30
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Bit Kit
$24
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool KB
$15 - $24
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Curve
$14 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Leatherman Charge TTi
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Juice S2
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Buck Mini Buck Tool