The 5” Cobra Water Pump Pliers are simply the perfect size for EDC. They’re supremely lightweight and pocketable and, despite my initial misgivings, are by no means too small to operate comfortably. They fit in my hand just right. The thinness of the jaws also makes them more adept at gripping in tight spaces compared to larger pliers.
I’ve been known to bash multitools a little bit in the past. In all fairness, I don’t think multitools are bad by any means; it’s just that you always have to give something up in exchange for convenience. But, the Gerber Gear MP600 is a rugged workhorse that brings some solid functionality to a genre of tools that are too often plagued by useless features.