Multi-Tools

Recent Multi-Tool Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Firebiner

Love this product. I love that it clips right to my bag or belt loop. Love this product. I love that is clips right to my bag or belt loop and is good for multiple things as it is a 5-1 multi-tool. It is lightweight and easy to use. I did remove one star because the way to replace the flint stick is difficult. The screw is tiny and the spring will send it flying into the great unknown. Lucky, I checked it out in my kitchen and was able to locate the screw about 5 minutes after it flew through the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Leatherman Squirt PS4

The Leatherman Squirt PS4 is my go-to backpacking knife and multi-tool. It has everything you need and nothing you don't. The Leatherman PS4 Squirt is a key-chain sized multitool that comes in at 55g. It took me a few tries to find a multitool that has the perfect balance of utility and size for backpacking. The big sell was having both scissors and pliers. I have used all the tools on this Leatherman out on the trail, whereas I have only used half the tools on my Victorinox Tinkerer Deluxe after… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic

Best-of-breed ultralight hiking "medkit" knife. Overview: Victorinox are the company who have been producing offiziersmessers (officer knives) since the late 19th century; the original 1890 Model had a blade, can opener, reamer, and a screwdriver (required to disassemble and service the Swiss Schmidt–Rubin rifle). Over the decades Victorinox "Swiss Army Knives" (SAK) have gained a reputation of being some of the most reliable, best-made, useful knives in production. They are a Swiss icon and unlike… Full review

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 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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Eat'N Tool Multi-Tool / Utensil
$7
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Gerber Artifact
$12 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Curve
$13 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Element Firebiner Multi-Tool / Fire Starter
$15
Banner & Oak Firebiner
$15 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic
$16 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener
$16 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Bit Kit
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit
$19
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Micro Tool and Key Chain Sharpener
$20 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Camillus Trench Pocket Tool
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Hiker
$26
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber
$27 - $36
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Style CS
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Micra
$30
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool KB
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Alox
$32 - $47
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Style PS
$35
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Squirt PS4
$40
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Rambler
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer
$37
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Gerber Suspension
$38 - $42
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier
$40 - $48
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
$43 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Skeletool
$45 - $74
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Zilla-Tool Jr.
$47 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Victorinox Swiss Army One Hand Trekker
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Compact
$52 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier's Knife
$55
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber Crucial FAST
$58 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4
$60 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Flik
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Rebar
$70 - $74
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wenger EvoGrip S 18 Patagonian Expedition Race Knife
$75 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Skeletool CX
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool RX
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Super Tool 300
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool
$90 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
SOG Paratool
$93 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wave+
$100 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool Spirit X
$105
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
SOG PowerLock
$114 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SOG PowerLock 2.0 EOD
$114 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG PowerAssist EOD
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Charge+
$140 - $149