The 10 Best Multi-Tools for Camping, Hiking and More
Whether you're surviving in the wilderness or making some quick fixes at home, these 10 stand-out multi-tools make perfect companions for any task at hand.
The British-made Roxon S801 contains a large pair of scissors and pliers with a unique ergonomic grip, as well as a knife, saw, glass breaker, rope cutter and 10 other useful tools.
Buy It: Amazon, $39.90
Victorinox Wounded Warrior Project Swiss Champ
Victorinox is the original multi-tool company with its famous Swiss Army knives, and its Wounded Warrior Project Swiss Champ continues that tradition while honoring and helping service men and women by donating a percentage of proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. Its 33 tools include a magnifying glass for starting fires and a fishing hook disgorger.
Buy It: Dick's Sporting Goods, $109.99
Small but powerful, the Gerber Dime is small enough for a keychain and still packs 12 tools including pliers, a knife, scissors, tweezers, bottle opener and screwdrivers.
Buy It: Dick's Sporting Goods, $19.99
Keyport Pivot Essential Bundle
The customizable Keyport Pivot keeps your keys organized while adding multi-tool attachments including a flashlight, screwdrivers, bottle opener and a knife that can be removed for TSA-compliant air travel.
Buy It: Amazon, $39.99
Leatherman Free Collection
Leatherman has long been known as a leader in multi-tool design, and the company's new Free collection packs its most useful features into several sleek, lightweight models. The flagship Free P4 has 21 tools including replaceable wire cutters, and the every-day-carry Free T2 weighs just over three ounces while featuring most-needed tools such as a carbon stainless-steel knife and screwdrivers.
Buy It: Leatherman, $39.95 - $139.95
Gerber Suspension NXT
Gerber's new Suspension NXT go-to workhorse lightens the weight of its popular Suspension predecessor and features 15 tools including pliers, scissors and a knife all accessible when the handles are closed.
Buy It: Dick's Sporting Goods, $29.99
Known for its quality power tools, DeWalt enters the multi-tool universe with its MT16 that has 16 tools contained in a job-site sturdy housing.
Buy It: The Home Depot, $17.45
Leatherman TSA-Compliant Style PS
Never leave home without your Leatherman Style PS, and even throw it in your carry-on bag. This multi-tool leaves the knife off in order to be TSA compliant for carry-on air travel but does include the ever-useful pliers, scissors, tweezers, nail file and other tools handy whether you're flying or working around the home.
Buy It: Leatherman, $29.95
Gerber Center Drive PLU
Gerber's heavy-duty Center Drive PLU has a center-axis bit driver with interchangeable bits for a wide variety of tasks, a robust pair of pliers that slides into the handles, a nail puller, pry bar, saw and other tools perfect for big jobs at work and home.
Buy It: Dick's Sporting Goods, $99.99
SOG Baton Q3
SOG's Baton Q3 is unique in the multi-tool world in that its handles store in a straight line, like a baton. The slim design of the Q3 folds to less than six inches and includes 13 tools, including pliers and a bolt grip channel.
Buy It: Backcountry.com, $69.95