I’m not going to get into my personal feelings about multitools in general—if you’ve been reading my reviews on this site for a while, you know my feelings are decidedly mixed—but simply offer what advice I can. If you’re going to carry a multitool, it should be a good one, and these three models from three of the biggest names in the game are all solid choices.
When it comes to multitools, you might be surprised to discover that you don’t need to empty your wallet to fill your pocket with quality. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, a DIY pro, or someone who likes to be prepared for any situation, a reliable multitool is an essential part of your kit.
Multi-tools are everywhere. They offer a head-swimming array of functions, and are available in an equally wide quality range. I’ve been known to criticize multi-tools on occasion, but there are some great ones out there as well as plenty of bona fide duds.
If you have read any of my posts you know I have a harsh, love / hate relationship with multitools. I want to love them, I really do, but they really are so disappointing in the long run. Before you freak out, I own over 10 Leatherman, multiple no-name full size multitools and an original Swiss Tool. So, it’s not that I don’t have experience with them. I just feel they are a compromise in many situations.