Multi-Tools

Recent Multi-Tool Reviews

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

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic reviewed Oct 24, 2019
$16 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Element Firebiner reviewed Aug 12, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang reviewed Jun 24, 2019
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Sheffield Camper 12-in-1 Multi Tool reviewed Jun 21, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Super Tool 300 reviewed Jun 21, 2019
$90 - $99
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Micro Tool and Key Chain Sharpener reviewed Jun 19, 2019
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (19)
Leatherman Wave reviewed Jun 19, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tekton Everybit Tech Rescue reviewed Jun 18, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Alox reviewed Jun 18, 2019
$32 - $47
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Multi Function With LED Light Folding Tool reviewed Jun 15, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Kick reviewed Jun 14, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Rebar reviewed Jun 13, 2019
$70 - $74
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Ozark Trail 14-in-1 Multi-Tool reviewed Jun 13, 2019
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Curve reviewed Jun 13, 2019
$14 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge reviewed Jun 11, 2019
$120 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool RX reviewed Jun 11, 2019
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4 reviewed Jun 11, 2019
$60 - $139
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Skeletool KB reviewed Jun 10, 2019
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wave+ reviewed Jun 10, 2019
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Style CS reviewed Jun 10, 2019
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool reviewed Jun 6, 2019
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Charge+ reviewed Jun 5, 2019
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Juice Xe6 reviewed Jan 17, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal reviewed Jun 8, 2017
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick reviewed Apr 9, 2017
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener reviewed Nov 28, 2016
$80 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set reviewed Nov 15, 2016
$170
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Camillus Trench Pocket Tool reviewed Sep 27, 2016
$22 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Leatherman Charge TTi reviewed Sep 7, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coast Micro Pliers reviewed Sep 3, 2016
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Juice C2 reviewed Dec 21, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Signature reviewed Dec 21, 2015
$22
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Schrade Tough Tool ST3CP reviewed Dec 10, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer reviewed Nov 15, 2015
$50 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Rambler reviewed Oct 22, 2015
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer reviewed Oct 12, 2015
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit reviewed Sep 3, 2015
$18
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Leatherman Style PS reviewed Aug 19, 2014
$30
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Sportsman reviewed Jul 24, 2014
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener reviewed Jun 26, 2014
$16 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Squirt PS4 reviewed Jun 20, 2014
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Trekker reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$56 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Multi-Plier 600 reviewed Mar 25, 2014
$49 - $98
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army MiniChamp reviewed Jan 26, 2014
$40
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Gerber Suspension reviewed Jan 11, 2014
$38
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Freestyle reviewed Dec 3, 2013
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Skeletool CX reviewed Nov 15, 2013
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wingman reviewed Oct 28, 2013
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Buck Mini Buck Tool reviewed Jul 10, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack reviewed Jul 10, 2013
discontinued