Multi-Tools

Recent Multi-Tool Reviews

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 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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Element Firebiner added Aug 12, 2019
$10
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Sheffield Camper 12-in-1 Multi Tool added Jun 21, 2019
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Micro Tool and Key Chain Sharpener added Jun 19, 2019
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tekton Everybit Tech Rescue added Jun 18, 2019
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Multi Function With LED Light Folding Tool added Jun 15, 2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Ozark Trail 14-in-1 Multi-Tool added Jun 13, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4 added Jun 1, 2019
$60 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wave+ added Feb 11, 2019
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Charge+ added Feb 11, 2019
$140
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool KB added Feb 11, 2019
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener added Nov 28, 2016
$80 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Camillus Trench Pocket Tool added Sep 27, 2016
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coast Micro Pliers added Sep 3, 2016
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal added Jul 26, 2016
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool RX added Jul 26, 2016
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Schrade Tough Tool ST3CP added Dec 10, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang added Aug 31, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener added Jun 24, 2014
$16 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set added May 26, 2014
$170
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman e305 added Dec 10, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Buck Mini Buck Tool added Jul 4, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia River CRKT Tool added Apr 23, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Fireman Rescue Tool added Feb 10, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool added Nov 16, 2012
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Rebar added Jun 5, 2012
$70 - $74
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Style PS added Mar 22, 2012
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick added Nov 14, 2011
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wingman added Nov 6, 2011
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Multi-Plier 600 added Oct 12, 2011
$49 - $98
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang added Jun 21, 2011
$33
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool added Jun 2, 2011
$44
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber Crucial FAST added Jun 2, 2011
$58 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Eat'N Tool added Feb 6, 2011
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Squirt PS4 added May 26, 2010
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Craftsman added May 25, 2010
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Style CS added May 20, 2010
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer added May 19, 2010
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool X added Apr 30, 2010
$116
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG PowerAssist EOD added Mar 9, 2010
$119 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
SOG PowerLock added Mar 9, 2010
$114 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SOG PowerLock 2.0 EOD added Mar 9, 2010
$114 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wenger EvoGrip S 18 Patagonian Expedition Race Knife added Mar 5, 2010
$75 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Zilla-Tool Jr. added Feb 11, 2010
$47 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
SOG Paratool added Dec 7, 2009
$93 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack added Nov 20, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Rambler added Nov 2, 2009
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Signature added Oct 9, 2009
$22
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Bit Kit added Oct 7, 2009
$20 - $24
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Removable Bit Driver Kit added Oct 7, 2009
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool Spirit X added Sep 29, 2009
$105 - $107