Best multitools & accessories according to redditors

We found 1,713 Reddit comments discussing the best multitools & accessories. We ranked the 493 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/ThisIsWhatICarry · 153 pointsr/AskMen

I'll interpret "guy stuff" as "EDC stuff".

u/kickdrive · 82 pointsr/Frugal

Every person I have ever given a Gerber Shard to (male and female), has thanked me time and again for it. At 5.99 it's the most functional multi tool for the money, it's nearly unbreakable, and it will last a long time unless they lose it.

u/AlphaMoose67 · 74 pointsr/AskMen

Phone

Wallet

Bert’s Bees

Pocket Knife

Multitool (When clothing allows)

A good ink pen

Mini composition book for random notes and stuff

And a small “boo-boo” kit, NOT a full first aid kit, (mostly a few different sizes of bandaids, burn ointment, triple antibiotic ointment, Benadryl, and Ibuprofen.)

E:words and stuff

u/ulgi · 43 pointsr/AskReddit
u/whiteyonthemoon · 24 pointsr/gadgets
u/Gereshes · 23 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Going through undergrad commencement this weekend had me thinking about my time in undergrad and more specifically, those things I chose to carry with me almost every day.

Starting from the upper right hand corner and working my way around in clockwise direction.


Pens – 3 Disposable Bic pens – When it comes to pens I leave them everywhere. I leave them in class, the lab, the machine shop, etc. Because of this I buy them in bulk and then just carry a bunch of disposable pens with me. They are cheap so if I lose one or someone asks to borrow one I don’t worry about getting them back. I like these pens because I find they are comfortable to write with, wont break from me carrying them around or treating them like shit, and have a pen cap to prevent them from making a mess in my pocket. Why no pencils?  I haven’t found a mechanical pencil that is both cheap and will survive in my pocket. If you know of one that fits those two requirements let me know in the comments!

Highlighter – Used for marking up academic papers I am reading. I’ll usually carry one or two with me but I keep several different colors at home for heavy markup. The colors I like carrying on me are odd colors, not yellow, like green and pink because they let my markups stand out from other peoples markups.

Sharpie – Used for marking up things that pens and highlighters can’t like metal, ceramics, and sleeping lab mates.

USB Drive – I don’t use it all that often thanks to free services like Google Drive and Dropbox but  everyone in a while when you don’t have access to other options these can really save you. For example like when you need to print out a final report that’s due in 15 minutes and the internet is down. (That example definitely hasn’t happened to me)

Letherman Skeletool – The Skeletool is a good all around multi-tool. It has a knife, pliers, wire cutters,/strippers, screwdriver (both flat an Philips), and a bottle opener.  It’s slim so its easy to carry without giving up a lot of functionality.

Timex Weekender Chrono – Useful for telling time if durring both meetings and tests when you cant check your phone. Taking a peek at your watch durring a meeting is unnoticeable unlike when you check your phone which can be considered rude.

TI-84 – The second most useful tool in my entire engineering education after a pen. I’ll often use the calculator instead of Matlab or Wolfram Alpha for doing homework that require simple computations just because I’m so familiar with it that I can operate it extremely quickly just from muscle memory.

Planner –  It’s useful for writing down assignment due dates and meetings. Everyone has a different way of organizing events/work an I find havving a written copy helps me visualize where everything is.

Muji Recycle Paper Bind Notebook – Useful for taking notes in meetings and they can fit in my back pocket

Allett Slim Bifold Wallet – It’s an ultra thin bifold wallet that I love. It’s so thin I never even notice it in my pocket. I can sit on it all day without being uncomfortable. My last one became worn out after two years and I bought another one immediately. I highly recommend them!

Keys –  For opening doors/stuff. Note: I just grabbed some unused keys for this pic and put them on a carabiner.

Google  Pixel – It’s taking the photo. Lately its mostly been used for snap chat

u/kmb11132 · 21 pointsr/AskReddit

Leatherman Squirt PS4 = pliers + scissors on a keychain-size tool

u/Saldar1234 · 18 pointsr/EDC

I love my Gerber Shard but that is pretty cool.

u/Muniosi_returns · 17 pointsr/EDC

It's currently $29 on Amazon too.

u/baconandicecreamyum · 15 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Buy a small multitool and keep it in your purse. I have this one and I love it. I find myself using it all the time. I paid $22 for it almost exactly a year ago. Well worth it, especially when I see people try to open something with their teeth and I can go boom, scissors.

u/bramblyhedges · 15 pointsr/EDC

Clockwise from top left:

OLPR Leather Minimalist Wallet

Nite Ize Steel Key Rack with Molle velcro strap and key ring

Attached to it are my 64GB Toshiba Flash Drive, Gerber Shard and keys.

Zebra Mini T-3 that I clip in the spine of my wallet

Fisher Space Pen Bullet

Generic lighter

Field Notes but in the dot-graph version

Military issue Victorinox Bantam, couldn't find black online

Nicron B10 Rechargeable Flashlight

Gerber Dime

First ever pocket knife, the Tac-Force Spring Assisted Knife

iPhone 8 Plus

u/Landoperk · 13 pointsr/backpacking

Sawyer Mini water filter. $20 Arguably the best lightweight backpacking filter available.
Also, the Leatherman Squirt is on my backpacking wishlist this year.

u/cH3x · 13 pointsr/preppers

I like the Morakniv and firesteel ideas, and also:

u/fearandloling · 13 pointsr/EDC
u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:

https://imgur.com/a/MfXGy

  1. Laptop
  2. Chromecast
  3. 1TB Portable Hard Drive
  4. Flash Drive
  5. USB Hub and Ethernet Adapter
  6. Packable Rain Jacket
  7. Backpack
  8. Headlamp
  9. Screwdriver w/ Bit Set
  10. Zip Ties
  11. Paracord Tie Line
  12. Bluetooth Speaker
  13. Gloves
  14. Dual-Sided Sharpie
  15. Stainless Steel Sharpie
  16. Zebra F-701 w/F402 mod
  17. AAA Batteries
  18. USB-C OTG Adapter + Flash Drive
  19. Adjustable Cable Clamps
  20. First Aid Kit
  21. Advil
  22. Nail Clippers
  23. Mints
  24. CRKT Eating Tool
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Water Bottle
  27. Headphones
  28. USB Charger
  29. Multi-Tool Pouch
  30. Fisher Space Pen w/ Pocket Clip
  31. Leatherman Sidekick
  32. Flashlight
  33. Pocket Notebooks
  34. Kershaw Cryo
  35. Hank
  36. G-Shock Watch
  37. Pixel XL w/ Slickwraps Slate Skin
  38. Wallet
  39. Keys
  40. Electrical Tape
  41. Locking Carabiner
  42. C-Wrench

u/[deleted] · 12 pointsr/AskReddit

The coolest things that I have personally bought (under $50 individually) are:

$43 4Sevens Preon Revo - single AAA flashlight(!), 82 lumens(!), excellent construction.

$12 Split Pea Lighter - world's smallest lighter.

$35 Leatherman Skeletool - lightweight, functional, stylish multitool. (Technically when I bought it a couple years ago it was $65. Still worth it!)

That's all I can think of for now. Can you tell that I was a Boy Scout? Also I like tiny things.

u/EineBeBoP · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Leatherman Skeletool

There are several different versions with different tools, but i love that it has a built in clip to attach to a belt loop. Makes it easy to carry and pull out. I've used mine heavily for 2 years, and its still 100% functional. (worn paint, had to sharpen knife finally)

There is also this set with a scissors/file.

u/yamugushi · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The only thing I can think of is 'TSA friendly' tools:
http://smile.amazon.com/Leatherman-831488-Style-PS-Multitool/dp/B0058RX9NU/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1417968012&sr=1-1&keywords=tsa+multitool

I think the better option -because I advocate always having a blade on you- would be to remember to just leave the blade in your car, or ask for it back when you leave. I'm not sure how often you go through security checks or what their posture is either so that advice could be useless.

u/mggot4life · 11 pointsr/gadgets

For anyone who's interested in that credit card knife, don't get it, it's flimsy as hell and cheaply made; but you could probably tell that since it's $2. I'd recommend this one instead: http://www.amazon.com/Tool-Logic-CC1SB-Companion-Serrated/dp/B0001WOKWQ

u/powersurge360 · 11 pointsr/EDC

Victorinox makes a 'my first' pocket knife which has a rounded tip that will prevent stabbing. There's also the flight safe swiss army knife, the jetsetter if you don't want them to have a 'real' knife right away.

There's also the Leatherman Leap which has a user-installable knife so you can give them that part at a later date or remove it if it turns out they are irresponsible. And Leatherman has a flightsafe multitool too in the leatherman style

u/GavinsMugger · 10 pointsr/povertyfinance

Every job I've had has been blue collar, or at least a mix of field and office work. Currently, I'm a woodworker, so I'm sure you can imagine how often things like splinters are a thing. I first started carrying the emergency knife when I worked at a climbing wall. It was there to cut a harness or potentially even a rope in the event of extreme emergency, but it was/is also good to have in case of a car accident or something (window breaker and seat belt cutter). I'm thankful that I've never had to use it. And that's what a lot of my gear is for. Things I want to have ready to use, while hoping I never do.

Emergency knife This isn't the one I actually have, but it's similar enough. You can find this same design in a multitude of places, at all different price points.

Normal use I also have a cheap little $6 Ozark Trail one that I've used for around 12 years or so. Long as you care for your knife, it will last and serve you well. You don't have to have a top-of-the-line one. I do greatly prefer the single-hand operation ones, though. They have the little pin near the base of the blade so that you can just slide it open with your thumb. And I usually prefer the liner lock, which allows you to unlock the blade with your thumb, and close it with your forefinger. With enough regular use, it all becomes one swift motion that you don't even think about

Swiss army knife I was gifted mine and likely wouldn't have bought it on my own, but I found myself very appreciative of it and think it's worth the money. If mine gets lost, broken, or whatever, I'll likely buy a replacement.

Bonus! Gerber multitool This has been on my key ring for 6 years. I use it almost daily, and think it is probably one of the best EDC purchases I have ever made.

u/60cyclehum808 · 10 pointsr/EDC

Leatherman Style cs without a doubt got mine in January use daily and the scissors are so versatile and still super sharp have cut my fingernails, wire, plastic and anything have tried and only $16.79 on amazon.
http://www.leatherman.com/product/Style_CS --------
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831207-Clip-On-Multi-Tool-Scissors/dp/B0032XVNMQ

u/Mr_Quackers · 9 pointsr/videos

Or you can get this one. Or many many others like this from Amazon for 90% less.

u/TheCapn · 9 pointsr/TheBrewery

Leatherman Skeletool for about $60 and a Pelican 023500-0000-110 flashlight for about $30. It should be noted that those are prices for responsible people who don't lose them. I think I've bought the same leatherman 3 times now.

u/lSlS_CRISIS · 9 pointsr/AmazonUnder5

Peanut lighter (free shipping): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GGDD03E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9.FZxbNKDSH3W

Paracord 25 feet (free shipping w/ prime): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Z1QP6K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9aGZxb0JKWNVR

Flint rod (free shipping): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP1HKDW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fdGZxbCC651JQ

CRKT Eat N Tool (free shipping): https://amzn.com/B0030IRKHK

US military can openers (free shipping w/ prime): https://amzn.com/B005IDQW3S

Wire Saw (free shipping): https://amzn.com/B0018VCJTA

Gerber Shard (free w/ prime): https://amzn.com/B002ZK45IQ

Edit: More stuff

u/all_seeing_ey3 · 9 pointsr/Fitness
u/Xuis · 9 pointsr/EDC

I would recommend a flashlight, and small multitool.


Flashlight


I would recommend the Fenix E05 | [Amazon Link] $20.13 for a very small light.

Multitool


The Leatherman Style | [Amazon Link] $16.79 is my most used item on my keychain because of the great scissors and minimal toolset. It has none of the tools I don't ever use. If you're looking for a more versitile toolset, look through the remainder of Leatherman's great micro-multi-tool lineup. Try to stay away from Gerber products if at all possible.

Flash-Drive


A flash-drive can be useful as well, but it's hard to find one that is both small and durable. I did a lot of research on which option to buy for quite a while. The grail of USB flash drives is the PQI Tiffy because of its incredible speed and durable housing. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find for sale, and it's also super expensive. I went for the Kingston Datatraveler | [Amazon Link] $10.40, and it's working very well for me.

Fire


I've rarely needed one, but many folks want to carry a fire-starter with them, and there are some small options for your keychain. The Exotac NanoStriker $23.50 is a ferrocerium-based striker, and the True Utility FireStash [Amazon Link] $16.23 is a simple, tiny lighter.

Suspension


Finally, it's nice to have your keys hanging in a comfortable place in your pocket, and not in a bunched-up heap at the bottom. Definitly consider grabbing a P-7 suspension clip $12+shipping. I waited a while to pull the trigger on mine, but I don't regret it.
Another option would be the Obstructures Pry/Open tool $32. It serves as a pry-bar, which you don't yet understand how much you might use after you start carrying one.

Additional Information


Here's my setup today.

Here is a great post by /u/goretsky about where to buy one-handed multi-tools like Atwood, etc.

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P.S. It's great to have a color-scheme for your keychain. It looks fantastic.

u/FanFuckingFaptastic · 9 pointsr/EDC

Leatherman Style PS

Swiss Army Jetsetter

Just because the don't have a blade though doesn't mean the TSA won't take them. TSA don't give a shit, TSA just take what they want.

u/IceColdCarnivore · 9 pointsr/EDC

I have a leatherman brewzer, its barely larger than a standard key and it lays flat on my keyring. Also, believe me, if you're going to actually open bottles with it, you want it to be a thick piece of metal so it pops the cap off instead of just bending it. I have a gerber shard as well and it tends to bend bottle caps off because it is too thin.

Here's another similar thing, with slightly better ergonomics than the brewzer since you can quick-release it. If you can get past the "moving part" anyway.

u/IANALAMA · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

I carry an Opinel No 8 everywhere i go. i use it to cut food and light gardening work (trimming, pruning, cut twine to tie up tomatoes, etc). "everywhere" includes backpacking, and any kind of travel. it's short enough and no spring assist, so it doesn't conflict with local laws when i travel.

when i'm backpacking i also carry a small wire key ring with the following:

Key Ring

Leatherman Micra

Gerber Shard

Streamlight Nano

if i'm doing any kind of campfire, then i bring a mora companion to do any processing that i'll need.

u/akathatguy2 · 8 pointsr/pics

I have this and it is really useful. It won't bend at all and its thick enough to not damage your hands when using.

u/GnashRoxtar · 8 pointsr/EDC

So in my mind, the basics of an EDC are a knife, a flashlight, a pen, and a notebook. Depending on your preference/level of preparedness, though, multitools are great, a gun is convenient if you're in a dangerous place with any regularity, and a first-aid kit can literally be a lifesaver.

So for the basics I'd recommend:
Knife: a Kershaw Leek or Scrambler. The Leek is smaller, more discreet, very light, and razor sharp. The Scrambler is considerably more robust, has a longer blade (3.5" vs. 3"), but weighs more as well. Both can be found in Kershaw's "Blackwash" finish, which I like both for the feel and for the added rust and scratch resistance. Both are also spring-assisted, which is legal in a lot of places, but check your local laws before carrying either in public. If you can't carry them, take a look at the Cold Steel Voyager. It comes in several lengths, is legal in California, and is very durable, if not super comfortable.

Flashlights: Oh my god, the flashlights. LEDs have become so cheap and so bright over the last few years that it's actually pretty hard to go wrong. Nitecore is currently my favorite brand, but Fenix has some options as well. I would urge you not to buy a surefire; they are undeniably great lights, but unless you expect to encounter truly extraordinary circumstances on a regular basis (any chance your light could fall under a tank or a bulldozer? maybe surefire is for you), they tend to be somewhat more pricey per lumen than a number of other companies. For EDC, the Fenix PD35 2014 edition is almost unmatched. Almost a thousand lumens, takes rechargeable batteries, and small enough to drop into the front pocket of your jeans, if you don't want to use the included clip or holster. If you'd like something more keychain sized, the Nitecore SENS series comes in several sizes and battery types, and automatically adjusts the brightness of the beam based on the light's orientation. Aim it at your feet and you get a soft glow; aim it off into the woods and it grows steadily brighter.

Let's be honest, a pen is going to get lost. The best pen is one you like enough to keep track of, but one you won't miss too terribly should some co-worker walk off with it. I like the Zebra F-301. Writes smooth, classic stainless steel good looks, and comes in RGB & Black. Notebooks depend entirely on personal preference too, but the smallest Moleskine is easily pocketable and has 32 lined pages.

In my mind, there is only one name in multitools. Leatherman has a kick-ass reputation, a 25-year warranty, and a plethora of tools to suit any need. For the casual EDC, I'd go with what I believe is the second-lightest full size tool, the Skeletool. 7 functions include a knife that opens while the rest of the tool is closed, the ubiquitous pliers/wirecutters, two double-sided bits and a driver; and it looks so. freakin. cool.

I dunno much about guns except that of all the things I've listed, a pistol should be the one you consider most carefully, especially whether you need it or not. It's a big investment and a bit of a lifestyle adjustment if you decide to go CCW. I've always heard 9mm and up, so use that as a jumping-off point.

First aid kits are useless unless they're both small enough to be carried anywhere and large enough to contain anything you might need. Making your own is a good idea because you have the best knowledge of your environment, but I found a couple on Amazon which seem to have most of the basics without too much fluff or bulk. The first could be stuffed in a jacket pocket, whereas the second would be useful in a car.

I hope I helped. Good luck!

[Kershaw Scrambler] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I04MOIO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Kershaw Leek] (http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1660BLKW-Folding-BlackWash-SpeedSafe/dp/B00J14BOBU/ref=pd_sim_sg_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=1MHD47WR72RJ9HJVWCZN)

[Cold Steel Voyager, 3 inch] (http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Voyager-Tanto-Plain/dp/B00322LQB0/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1417535788&sr=1-5&keywords=cold+steel+voyager)

[Fenix PD35 2014] (http://www.amazon.com/Fenix-PD35-Flashlight-EdisonBright-Batteries/dp/B00DR9GWX0/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1417536075&sr=1-1&keywords=fenix+pd+35)

[Nitecore SENS AA version]
(http://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-Flashlight-Active-Dimming-Lumens/dp/B008J4CHNW/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1417536301&sr=1-2&keywords=nitecore+sens)

Zebra F-301

[Moleskine "Cahier" Notebook, pack of 3] (http://www.amazon.com/Moleskine-Cahier-Journal-Pocket-Ruled/dp/8883704894/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1417536675&sr=1-1&keywords=moleskine+small)

[Leatherman Skeletool] (http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417536920&sr=8-1&keywords=skeletool)

[Small bag or pocket first aid kit] (http://www.amazon.com/AAA-Piece-Commuter-First-Aid/dp/B000SL0R9K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417537142&sr=8-2&keywords=first+aid+kit)

Larger car first aid kit

EDIT: aspace

u/yake12 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Links to the amazon pages for each product for easy access:

Gerber Dime

Gerber Shard

u/Raiders3005 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard

If opening bottles is a thing you need it for over a knife, which was not the case for me, I got rid of this tool as well.



Simple but it works

This is what I carry now, after ditching my shard as well because there's plenty of ways to open bottles and tweezers are crazy useful.

u/easycheessy · 8 pointsr/EDC

Incase anybody was wondering here is what I am carrying:

Speck Iphone case/wallet holds 4 cards + 1 bill.

32gb Sandisk USB Drive

Leatherman Style CS

u/s_s · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

Philosophy: spend as much money as you can on the best Big 3 you can. Leave worrying about shaving grams with titanium mugs and other small shit until you get bored and you budget is bigger. :)

Big 3: $610

  • Tarptent double rainbow - $275
  • Enlightened equipment - RevX 40 - $180
  • ULA CDT - $135
  • Thremarest Ridgerest SOlite (Torso length) - $20


    Cooking: $24.50

  • Stanco Greasepot: $10
  • Tritan LMF spork: $2
  • Supercat stove: Free
  • Aluminum foil windscreen: free +effort
  • Reflectix pot cozy: $10 + effort
  • Bic mini: $0.50
  • Waterbottles: 2x 1L Kroger-brand generic smart water bottles: $2


    First Aid: $32

  • Scentless Zinc oxide creme: $5
  • Moleskins: $2
  • Dr. Bronners unscented baby-mild soap: $5
  • Band-aids: free
  • Ducktape: free
  • ibuprofen: free
  • Imodium: free
  • 100% DEET: $5
  • sunscreen: free
  • Aqua Mira tablets: $15

    Clothing: $64

  • baseball cap: free
  • bandana: free
  • synthetic t-shirt from walmart: $5
  • dri-ducks 100 wt fleece $32
  • nylon gym shorts: free
  • running shoes: free
  • socks (2 pair): $27
  • garbage bag poncho: free

    Other: $58

  • headlamp: $35
  • leatherman squirt: $23

    Total: $788.50

    base weight : ~10lbs
u/bowl-of-nails · 8 pointsr/EDC

List!

Watch: Luminox Navy Seal, it was a gift from my dad on my 18th birthday

Organizer: Hitch & Timber Runt 2.0 with a Wet Ones hand wipe in the back pocket

Chapstick: Burts Bees Vanilla Bean with electrical tape on it so its easier to pull out of the organizer

Flashlight: RovyVon A8U with a random paracord thing i made

Wallet: Maxpedition LPW

Pen: Pilot G2

Mulitool: Leatherman Style PS

Keys: Linwnil belt key hanger with a set of 2 KeySmart MagConnects, with a sim card remover too

u/Flagrant_Geek · 8 pointsr/CampingGear

Sure here my take on your kit.

Much of your gear, is old school, thus real heavy, like things wrapped or made in leather. Seek to lighten up. Replace some with multiple usage instead of single use when possible.

You will increase your mileage with less efforts by reducing bulk and weight.

I love the pipes, I bring a few cigars myself. I like smoking stogies late at night by camp fire. Helps with bugs.

I would replace the 2 flasks with a single 3L water bladder.

Carry a box of Aquatabs, water filtering is not always enough. (Viruses in some context) and to cleanup/purify your water bladder.

The plastic spork (mine broke in the middle of a meal) with a titanium spork (exta long so it fits nicely inside those meal bags without burning or contaminating your meal on inserting your dirty camping fingers into your meal at each shovel full).

Substitute those meal bags with oatmeal and dehydrated fruit for breakfasts and lentils and rice, mixed with dehydrated mushrooms and vegetables for most meals. Made fresh at each site by simply boiling it in water with some seasoning, and is much healthier and low sodium and no preservative. It's less weight, more compact and each meal costing under $1.50 or less.

You can use Red Lentil, yellow or black , add rice, third of a cup of two colors around 1/2 cup total, add dehydrated veggies, shopped shiitake mushrooms or your favored dehydrated and chopped mushroom etc... Salt, pepper, etc, Fill water to the 500 ML mark, boil and voilà. You wont be able to find a cheaper yet healthy meal packed smaller, lighter and higher energy in any other way. This is a time proven recipe.

You can keep one or two envelope meals for when too tired to prep a real meal...

Add some energy bars, or protein bars for lunches, do not stop to eat, simply hike while munching on those, and you will never be hungry during hikes. Drink more fluids than usual.

You need a hat. (helps prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke). Practice hat on in the sunlight, and hat off in the shades. It makes wearing a hat more bearable and reduces moisture loss.

You need bug repellent, and a facial bug net (depending on when and where, black flies can be a real issue).

Those simple meals should be complemented with "Electrolytes" boosters on hikes where you sweat profusely on hot days to replace fluids and other essential chemicals your body needs. Your sweat expresses chemicals that deplete your electrolytes and can make you sick to your stomach even though you hydrate, as water alone doest replace depleted body salts.

You have too many knives, you only need one. I substituted 3 of mine with a single mini multi tool and Light my fire knife which is so light my mini multi tool is actually heavier. You can sometimes find fully functional super mini multi tools in dollar stores for under $5.00 you really don't need anything more...

You need some para-cord (550 Lbs test). Great for surviving unexpected events or If only to repair shoe laces, hang food bags away from bears on a 15 foot branch or use as an line to secure a tent or tarp for day use on rainy days.

You need a small hiker's saw, with plastic handle (ultra light yet functional).

Ditch those gripless shoes and get real hikers, they provide real grip on slick even wet dirt, synthetics are ultra light, they breathe and you wont have any blisters. These look bloody uncomfortable for genuine long mileage hiking.

Get some carbon fiber hiking poles. (Costco has great robust light weight units for under $30.00)

Ditch the Kindle and learn mindfulness meditation. After all you are in deep wilderness in nature, learn to enjoy it...

u/southernbenz · 7 pointsr/knifeclub
  1. Shadow Tech Scorpion

  2. Esee BK24 D'EsKabar + Scales

  3. Leatherman Micra + Lanyard


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    My Sharp Swap Santa did FANTASTIC stalking... ahem... researching and grabbed these puppies for me almost directly off my wishlist! WAY TO GO, Santa!
u/asdofikjasdlfkjqwpea · 7 pointsr/AskReddit

A bit more expensive, but I'd have to go with my Leatherman Micra.

It's small enough to keep on a keychain, but it's versatile enough that I use it nearly every day. If you look around, you can find similar pocket-sized multitools for under $15, although I can't vouch for the quality of those. My Micra has lasted me a good 6 years so far though.

u/xXIJDIXx · 7 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

This achieves about the same thing, and with 10 more functions than cutting, and is overall just a better tool. I got it from BudK a while ago for a dollar. Looks like the price increased a bit though.

u/VillainTricks · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/limmone · 7 pointsr/EDC

I bought this a while back. Pretty cheap as well.

u/iresolve · 7 pointsr/EDC

I carry the Leatherman Wave. It's great because it does what I need it to.

Like /u/ParksVS said, I love it because you don't have to open the entire tool to access the blade(s), saw or file.

The sheath is also very good quality and allows for driver extension storage. You can also store the Wave opened up facing down so it's plier-ready utilizing with the hole in the bottom of the Sheath.

Plus, driver bits and plenty of warranty voiding Wave "hacks".

I suppose if cost is not an issue there's better and more expensive mutlitools out there but hey, it's $53 USD right now.

u/mtpmc · 7 pointsr/EDC

Left to Right, mostly:



Green Cards - I switch this out with other cards pretty regularly, but it matched today. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ESWPAKU/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_R-0TDbZEN6C0N )



Slim Wallet - It's super thin and it attaches to my phone. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P4J55NV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9msGDb54PTKM2 )



Watch - It's durable and in my opinion doesn't look too bad for the price. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009KYJAJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BosGDbN06048V )



Wireless Earbuds - They are dated so they aren't the best anymore, but they are still pretty good. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07582VVJR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_QnCDDbV5X5EQY )



Multitool - It doesn't have a knife so I take this to school. It's not the best, but it does small things great. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058RX9NU/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_Rc1TDbRPMMDB0 )



Flashlight - For the size, it is really bright. It doesn't last forever, but it is rechargeable. I recommend it for something small. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQRJLDP/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_6g1TDb65T465P )



Knife - This sub knows this knife. ( https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-Bugout-AXIS-Lock-Knife--98607 )



Necklace - Totally normal carbon fiber dog tag. ( https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Panchenko-Dog-Tag-Folder--29966 )


If anyone has any questions about any of this stuff, leave a comment and I'll do my best to respond. To clarify, the knife goes in my pocket and I put on the necklace after school. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my post! Have a good rest of your day everyone!

u/TheGentGaming · 7 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Dime

Nitecore Torch

Parker Jotter

Opinel No 8

You're out 52c of your own money and have a full EDC :)

u/NoMansKing · 6 pointsr/EDC

If you are OK with buying brand new, a few popular options here are some suggestions with Amazon (USA) links:

u/j000p · 6 pointsr/EDC

Phone: iPhone 5c + cheap Spigen case

Watch: Seiko SKX007 + Super Oyster II Bracelet

Wallet: Radix One

Keychain: Remove Before Flight tag, Sandisk Ultra Fit, Dollar Store Carabiner

Keychain Multitool: Victorinox Classic OR Leatherman Micra

Multitool: Leatherman Skeletool

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Pen: Fisher Space Pen OR Modded Zebra 701

Yoyo: The Sage (for now)

First post, any questions or suggestions please feel free. Thanks guys!

u/tacsquid · 6 pointsr/Military

? You don't need any credentials to buy any kind of knife except a switch blade/autoopening folder. You can find that exact tool on several sites to buy without any credentials. Here it is on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-07550-Needlenose-Multi-Plier-Black/dp/B000VORS1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375959821&sr=8-1&keywords=gerber+multipliers+600

u/bbenson · 6 pointsr/backpacking

I'm a big fan of the Leatherman Skeletool.

You can get it relatively cheaply if you look around online a bit.

It's not full of stuff you will never use. It's got a nice sized blade, reliable pliers, and a solid carabiner clip (that's also a bottle opener) to keep it from going anywhere.

u/clamskittles · 6 pointsr/beer

So much more than just a bottle opener. Gerber-Artifact, I used to carry expensive knives but then just kept loosing them, so I got this to put on my key chain now. It's pretty sweet. and only $10

u/pancaaakes · 6 pointsr/EDC
u/Discord42 · 6 pointsr/EDC

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831207-Style-Multi-Tool-Scissors/dp/B0032XVNMQ/

All around great little thing to keep in your coin/watch pocket.

u/crossborder_commuter · 6 pointsr/EDC

So this is what I have with me usually when going to work. Which is a 1h journey by high speed train, crossing an international border.

  • The large knife is a Spyderco Native.
  • And there is another Spyderco hiding in there too.
  • The tiny flashlight is a Lenser K1
  • The small flashlight is, I think, a Fenix
  • 16 GB Thumbdrive
  • iPhone 5S
  • Beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE earbuds
  • eVic Supreme eCigarette with a Nautilus Aspire tank
  • A Schneider eXtra Document Pigment Pen
  • A lightning cable
  • Victorinox SwissTool Spirit III
  • CRKT Eat N Tool
  • Leatherman Squirt PS4
  • A Victorinox quick-release key ring, released
  • NiteIze key holder, keys, car key
  • Bellroy Wallet
  • Plasters Travel Kit
  • Passport
  • Maxpedition Pouch (and another, the MaxPedition EDC not shown)

    Link to highres picture What addition would compliment this EDC?
u/thompssc · 6 pointsr/EDC

Descriptions with links

  1. Moleskin mini-notebook.

  2. Zebra F-301 Bold: Notebook and pen get dropped into my shirt pocket. On weekends, whether they come along is completely dependent on whether my shirt has a shirt pocket.

  3. Seiko 5 SNK793: Just got this last week actually, but I really like it. I had a Hamilton Jazzmaster before and, while a quality piece and I love the style, the case was just too big/heavy for my liking. I found myself wearing my Timex weekender on a NATO strap more and more. This has a very similar case size, although slightly thicker/heavier due to automatic movement. Something classy/understated enough for work.

  4. Maratac Copper AAA: I really love this thing. This is not the newest version (rev 3), so it only has low/high, but that's all I really need. Feels very solidly made, I have dropped it numerous times and it has nary a mark. Despite the exterior being solid copper, it isn’t as heavy as I thought it would be and I never even notice it in my pocket, even in dress pants. I leave the clip on so I can set it on my desk/counter and not have it roll off, but often don’t bother to clip it to my pocket. Sometimes I’ll clip it to my coin pocket in jeans but usually just leave it in my right pocket with my keys. I don’t know what to say other than that I really love this thing.

  5. Leatherman Squirt ps4: Very small, disappears into my pocket. Even in dress pants at work, I don't feel this weighing them down at all.

  6. Keysmart with 2 apartment keys: The rivets tend to come loose, which is a little annoying. May throw some Loctite or something on the threads to keep them be. Otherwise, I like it.

  7. Nexus 4: Love this phone. No intention of getting rid of it anytime soon. Unless they come out with a phone that will bake me cookies or dispense coffee, the only reason I'll move on is that this one dies.

  8. SOG Fielder: SOG Fielder. Just like guns, black means you obviously want to kill people but any kind of wood stock/handle means you probably just have it for utility. /s I actually really like this knife. Very classy, feels good in the hand, good weight. I get lots of compliments on it.

  9. Crappy wallet from Wal-mart or something

  10. Springfield Xds 3.3 in 9mm in a Crossbreed minituck
  • Love this pistol. Fun to shoot at the range and feels great in the hand. Well built, well balanced. So far, nearly 2k rounds in, no FTFs, no jams, no light strikes, nada. Trigger is a little stiff, but that kind of comes with the territory for a gun designed for CCW. I ordered the PRP trigger kit to lighten it a bit. Also, I’m probably going to have night sights installed soon. Nothing wrong with the stock ones, I just want night sights :).

    Minituck holster is great. I hiked 10 miles in the White Mountains last weekend and hardly noticed this setup at all. Will most likely go with Crossbreed for future holsters. I can successfully tuck in a shirt around the gun if need be with this one. (I do not carry at work because my employer does not allow it)
u/TheStuffle · 6 pointsr/EDC

A small Multitool, check these out.

Leatherman PS4 Squirt <-- I have one of these, it's about the same size than a tube of chapstick.

Leatherman S2 Juice

u/armada127 · 6 pointsr/EDC

IT guy here. I have a Leatherman Wave and this bit kit. Hasn't failed me yet.

Actually one downside of the wave is that there's no clip, so I have to keep it in my backpack or pocket.

u/gas1 · 6 pointsr/Ultralight

You could possibly save some weight with a couple little things like the spade, multitool, headlamp etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Dime-Multi-Tool-Black-30-000469/dp/B006M9NIDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457458207&sr=8-1&keywords=gerber+dime

~ 2.3 oz saves 5.4 oz at $16

http://gossamergear.com/deuce-of-spades.html

~ .17 oz saves about 4.2 oz at $20

http://www.amazon.com/Petzl-e-LITE-26-Lumens/dp/B008AUBOTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457458402&sr=8-1&keywords=petzl+e-lite

~ 1oz saves 1.2 oz at $30



No cost
Leave the wallet at home

saves 4oz

Don't take as much hand sanitizer. Put in a smaller dropper bottle

saves ~ 1.7 oz


Total saves about 16.5 oz or just over a pound for $66.


Otherwise if you want a big ticket item maybe the pack would be a good upgrade. http://www.zpacks.com/backpacks/arc_blast.shtml is 21oz at $325. But you might want to sort out your final tent before your pack so that you know your pack is the right size for your gear. tarptent.com has light weight tents for 2 people for under $300 like the squall 2 at a total of 34oz. that would save you about 30oz.

u/Imnobodyx · 6 pointsr/EDC

Night-Ize DoohicKey. It's probably the best I've ever owned. [Here.] (http://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-KMT-11-R3-DoohicKey-Multi-Tool/dp/B00FIX126K )

u/phantamines · 5 pointsr/EDC

I was in a similar place as you. Here's what I got:

  • Moleskine Notebook 2.5 x 4
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Leatherman Micra

    I wanted a small EDC that I could fit into all my pockets. It's not for everyone, but it's worked out really well for me. I use the pen almost daily, and even though it's only my third favorite in terms of writing, always having a pen on me is awesome. The Mirca has been great for just having a decent pair of scissors and a pocket knife. The other features will pay for itself when the time comes. The notebook I keep in my back pocket with the pen. It goes with always having something to write with, I now have something to write on.

    I really should post my EDC soon, seeing as this sub was what inspired me to pick up those items.
u/cthulhubert · 5 pointsr/EDC

The core material EDC, to me would be knife, light and cellphone. But cool keychain gidgets are really nice too.

So I'd say if you have a knife, a good flashlight would be next, then a backup knife and light (one is none, two is one). I like a multi-tool or SAK for my backup knife, and a keychain light for my backup torch.

(In case you're curious, after that I start considering footwear, gloves, hats and other clothing.)

(Sorry, I'm feeling a bit lazy, so you'll have to live with bare links.)

This one is pretty popular for keychain use: www.amazon.com/iTP-A3-EOS-Flashlight--Upgrade/dp/B006K5C2EG/

Fenix has single AA and 123 powered lights that are well regarded and compact:
AA: http://www.amazon.com/Fenix-E11-Compact-Lumen-Flashlight/dp/B005GW8UC2
CR123: www.amazon.com/Fenix-Compact-140-Lumen-Flashlight/dp/B005CWRB44

There are a lot of other brands worthy of consideration too, of course (Fourseven's mini, Jetbeam, Klarus, Zebra, just to name a few).

There are also a lot of much larger but more capable flashlights out there.

Keychain stuff is always nice:
I use these sliver grippers way more than I thought I would. The convenience of always having them around is unparalleled: http://www.amazon.com/UNCLE-BILLS-SLIVER-GRIPPER-TWEEZER/dp/B001KMSUA4
I've been thinking of getting this, I'm a little leery about that much stuff for so little cost though: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003A5E5IK
I love this style of keyring, but it's way cheaper on eBay: http://www.amazon.com/Vigilant-Gear-Aircraft-Cable-Ring/dp/B006ZSP1PA
Little one-piece keychain tools have become really popular, and I really like having a little prying and screwing tool always present.
The Gerber Shard is cheap but probably at least worth what you pay for it: http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-22-01769-Shard-Keychain-Tool/dp/B002ZK45IQ
This one has a bit more functionality, and is made of the magically delicious titanium: http://www.amazon.com/Schrade-Chain-Tool-Seatbelt-Cutter/dp/B004PQJ1QO

Keychain multi-tools can be good.
Here's one from Gerber: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M9NIDO
Supposedly the build quality isn't as good as Leatherman's though: http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-64010101K-Micra-Multi-tool/dp/B000JCN0FG

I'd also recommend looking for a glow in the dark lanyard.

A pen you can EDC is another "you're surprised how often you use it" item. I have an Inka and it's definitely alright, though a bit fiddly: http://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-Inc-Inka-Pen/dp/B001E6R6EM/
The biggest competitor is the classic Fisher Bullet Space Pen: http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Pen-Bullet-400B/dp/B000WGD13U

Something to write on is nice. I'm a real child of the digital age, but I still like having an analog recording medium on me. I prefer Pentalic's pocket size books to Moleskine's. They're a little thicker, but they have a flexible cover, and are usually cheaper. Here's one: http://www.amazon.com/Pentalic-Travelers-Sketch-3-Inch-4-Inch/dp/B0025TZ35Q but I don't know if it's ruled or grid or what. I also prefer a bright color cover to make it easy to spot.

Continuing on the writing stuff matter, a sharpie and/or a metallic (ink) sharpie are nice to have. You can get sharpies with stainless steel cases too, which feel nicer to hold, and you're a little less likely to forget somewhere.
Black (dozen): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IFEP
Stainless Steel: http://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Stainless-Permanent-Marker-1747388/dp/B001V9LQLG
Metallic: http://www.amazon.com/Sanford-39108PP-Metallic-Sharpie-Permanent/dp/B00119QWCO

I think everybody should carry some sort of bandanna. I carry an off-brand buff (tubular bandanna) and an olive drab shemagh.

I like to carry a small baggie of what I call MacGuyver goods. Paracord (bound up in a hanayawa right now), some gorilla tape and electrical tape wrapped around a card, super glue, a sewing kit, zip ties, twist ties, rubber bands, safety pins, binder clips, and a few 1 quart ziplock freezer bags. (Like hell I'm finding links for all of those.)

Yet another "surprising how useful it turns out to be" item is a small mirror: http://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-Featherweight-Mirror/dp/B0047QV44O/

Whistles are useful for warning people of fire or danger, or calling for help, so I like to carry one: http://www.amazon.com/Fox-40-Whistle-Breakaway-Lanyard/dp/B00544UJC6

A monocular is fun to have on your person. This particular model is really great because of its super low minimum focusing distance, which lets you use it as a sort of loupe. In regular mode it's good for looking for house numbers or your car in a parking lot, that sort of thing: http://www.amazon.com/Brunton-Echo-7x18-Pocket-Scope/dp/B000FKMTBS

I think that's all I could come up with off the top of my head.

u/bit_by_knives · 5 pointsr/EDC

Thanks for starting this, it has come at a good time for me. I will be expanding my keychain carry soon and hadn't come across a couple of those. Here are a few more to add to the list:



https://sites.google.com/site/jrpcustomknives/tools


The ruler on this is nice:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=61101&cat=1,43456


Fairly popular, but worth mentioning here:

http://www.amazon.com/Swiss-Tech-UKCSB-1-Utili-Key-MultiTool/dp/B0001EFSTI


I originally saw this one on ThinkGeek:

http://www.amazon.com/True-Utility-TU47-Multifunction-Stainless/dp/B003F527NU

Cheap and very portable:

http://www.amazon.com/SE-Function-Credit-Survival-Pocket/dp/B000Q06LI4

Of course, there are the various pry-bars over at CountyComm:

http://countycomm.com/barfamily.html

And lastly, some unique tools:

http://www.americankami.com/swag.html

Not strictly a 'pocket tool', but for organizing them.

http://www.amazon.com/True-Utility-TU45-Stainless-Organizer/dp/B003A5E5IK/ref=pd_sim_misc_5/177-6248037-1918428

This can be achieved using snap rings like those from TEC Accessories. I bought some at the same time I purchased my P7 clip. Only 40 cents each + keyring of your choice, however, I'm not sure where to find the horseshoe in the previous example, or how to DIY.

http://www.tecaccessories.com/products/category.php?CA=7

**EDIT: formatting and keyring stuff~

I'm in need of some help, I am trying to find a place to buy key rings in various shapes other than the typical circle. What I would prefer is a heart/D shaped ring and my google-fu is too weak to find anything.

u/freefrench · 5 pointsr/france

je traine sur /r/frugal et comme idée cadeau j'ai trouvé cette année :

u/ancientworldnow · 5 pointsr/Filmmakers

Just buy a multiool. Leatherman or Gerber. You'll use it on practically every set as well as find it handy in your regular life. Buy one of those brands and you'll have it forever as well. Leatherman Wave and Gerber Diesel are both great options (and we'll stay useful as grow past DSLR's, etc).

u/FreedomPullo · 5 pointsr/Knife_Swap

Leatherman - Skeletool® Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vNErxbKEVHH1D
Still $41.25 without Prime.
Your account doesn't really matter as long as its flaired but this is the first time a knifeswapper has been concerned about doxxing.... Also sort of a red flag? I would probably keep the worry about Internet enemies quiet :)
GLWS!

u/jsmayne · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

wallet in front pocket leatherman in back pocket

funny enough the leatherman is usually worth more than the cash I'm carrying

u/MrsKeller · 5 pointsr/EDC

Found it! I’m thinking of getting one too.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001AY2WLU/ref=pd_aw_sim_263_of_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41UvzhIjcFL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_SL500_SR100%2C100_&refRID=02H27W2MJSGANBHKBK8Q

Edit: changed the link to one a bit cheaper (don’t know the difference in model, but seems to be the same)

u/sobrique · 5 pointsr/sysadmin

Whiskey is absolutely not too boring. :)

Otherwise:

u/shr3dthegnarbrah · 5 pointsr/EDC

A small multi-tool like the Leatherman CS replacing a utility knife.

I also think we (this sub) overlook the utility of smartphone apps. This demographic (reddit) is reasonably likely to have a smartphone and I know that I use useful things every day like:

Pocket

CRADaR

RadarNow!

to simplify my life and protect myself. I sure could use some recommendations from folks like you about apps I haven't heard of.

u/Stratoblaster96 · 5 pointsr/EDC

Maybe just get Leatherman Wave? and kill two birds with one stone? It'll also have a bunch of other little awesome tools that are soooo handy... my two cents... it wouldn't be nice on your keys though... that would be a pocket kinda thing. look into the Leatherman Style CS

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831207-Clip-On-Multi-Tool-Scissors/dp/B0032XVNMQ

u/shiftyeyedgoat · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I think this fits the sub 50$ mark OP is requesting.

If you're looking for something a little smaller at half that price, the Leatherman Squirt PS4 has a fair amount of functionality for a 2.5" folded keychain addition.

u/DoubtfulHat · 5 pointsr/EDC

There absolutely is a bit kit for the skeletool:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003E1QPZG/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile

u/NoTroop · 5 pointsr/EDC

The Leatherman Style PS is what I gotfor carrying in school, and it is supposed to be tsa compliant (as touted on their website here) however I have not tried it with mine.

Also, it is pretty small, but it's pretty much the only one I found without a knife that I knew is worth a damn.

u/TheQuantumiser · 5 pointsr/AskMen

You can get bottle openers that fit round a yale style key like this

u/ILikeGunsNKnives · 4 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

A leatherman is always a good choice, but my favorite MT is a SOG.

http://www.amazon.com/SOG-Specialty-Knives-B66N-CP-PowerAssist/dp/B001DZX7C4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463410047&sr=8-1&keywords=sog+powerassist

I don't know why I prefer it the most, I think it feels the most like a regular set of pliers when it's deployed.

u/ARM160 · 4 pointsr/EDC

Item List

Glasses

u/trebde · 4 pointsr/EDC

I have the gerber shard on a bow shackle with one of those kingston usbs, only so the usb has some protection.

For Reference

u/wags_01 · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/stupiddie · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/brendanvista · 4 pointsr/EDC

Alternate View


I work in the tech industry, but I'm not comfortable going too much further than that.
EDC (on my person):

  • Cell phone (not pictured): Galaxy S4 with extended battery Amazon
  • Watch: Invicta 8926OB Amazon
  • Knives (rotation):
  • Flashlight: Thrunite TN12 (2014 Version) 2016 Version Amazon
  • Wallet: Kenneth Cole, not sure what kind.
  • Gun: S&W Shield 9mm w/ Talon grips
  • Keychain Amazon
    Thingies on keychain:
    • Tile Cell Phone/Key locator Amazon
    • TRUE lighter Amazon
    • Gerber Curve mini tool Amazon
    • Gerber Shard bottle opener (come on, what else is it good for?) Amazon
    • House and car keys



      But wait, there's more! Bonus Closeup Images
u/inzo_barber · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/justfred · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

There are so many knives and pocket tools, and what you like depends on how you're going to use it and what your general aesthetic is.

Trimming nails? Opening envelopes? Tightening screws? Cutting wire? Peeling oranges? Fending off wolverines?

Wood? Steel? Plastic?

Tell us what you want to use it for, and what material you prefer.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Great combination of tools, including good phillips:

https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss-Rambler-Pocket-Knife/dp/B000FNFXQS

Great wire clippers/strippers; good other tools:

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Squirt®-Es4-Multi-Tool-Blue/dp/B0032Y4ITU

Classic three blade wood:

https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-0371BRS-Stockman-Woodgrain/dp/B000EHYZNC

Classic metal:

https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1600-Chive/dp/B0009VC9RW

Great small tool with a clip and good scissors:

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Style®-Multi-Tool-Stainless-Steel/dp/B0032XVNMQ

u/realslacker · 4 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

I tend to believe anything more than a scratch and your best bet is to improvise something (duck tape and a shirt/buff/whatever) and get out of the woods ASAP. Basically the wound is nothing or it's time to go home. That being said, you should take what is comfortable for you.

As far as knife vs multi tool, that's a decision that's going to come down to where you are getting the most utility. Personally I would rather have a small scissors than a big knife, and I carry a Leatherman Style CS as it's main tool is a scissors, but it still has a small knife and tweezers and it's only a few ounces.

Mostly it comes down to what do you need to feel safe, but it's going to be different for everyone. I tend to cut out anything that I won't need. That's not to say you aren't going to have a few comfort items, but balance everything with your distance to safety. Then make sure you file a trip plan with someone, worse comes to worse and someone knows your path and how long you've been out.

u/DrMoondog · 4 pointsr/sysadmin



I have one of these. It is a fantastic thing to have always on you.

u/MrPoundabeer · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've been rocking my Leatherman Squirt as a daily carry for the past 3-4 years. I use it several times a week, maybe more. I believe they make two versions, one with pliers and one with scissors(?); I'd go with the pliers 99 out of 100 times... I also see they have a 25 year warranty - bonus!

u/EbayNachos · 4 pointsr/knives

Also dont forget about the Leatherman Squirt PS4

u/Bizzaroworld725 · 4 pointsr/EDC

You could make a monkey's fist with some paracord and slide the key into the fifth pocket of your jeans. I carry a photon light, a leatherman squirt and a gerber shard on some aircraft cable and a carabiner. I just about something on my keychain besides my keys everyday

u/Evil_Bradford · 4 pointsr/Leatherman

Those bits are replaceable. If you buy a bit kit they usually come with a spare mini screwdriver bit. If I'm right in assuming all that's wrong here is that the bit snapped in half, then you just need to pull the rest of the old bit out and get a replacement in. Best bet would be to go at it from the exposed section in the middle, then either contact Leatherman to see if they'll replace it or just bite the cost and treat yourself to the full bit kit.

Personally, I bought this set awhile ago

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S3Y0YEM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_B1-6AbCTF65MV

It comes with all the bits, plus the extender which gives you a longer attachment point or just a round handle, as well as a lanyard loop and a pocket clip.


But if you don't want to drop that much money on all the Wave accessories you can just get the bit kit alone

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003E1QPZG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_j3-6AbQ5E8GVY

u/commyzthatdont · 4 pointsr/EDC

I usually carry the Leatherman Style PS. It's pretty small though, but has pliers, scissors, flathead screwdriver/file, and tweezers. Plus the clip on it can be used as a bottle opener.

u/hydraulx · 4 pointsr/EDC

The Leatherman Style PS is travel friendly and has pretty much everything the dime has except for the blade.

u/filthyscrotum · 4 pointsr/EDC

1 (carried) Keychain

2 (on keychain) House key, Car key, Mailbox key, Office key

3 (on keychain) Leatherman Style PS

4 (on keychain) Streamlight Keymate

5 (on keychain) Data Traveler 16gb

6 (front right pocket) Kershaw Scallion

7 (front left pocket) Ronson Jetlite

8 (back right pocket) Chums Bifold

9 (in wallet) Tool Logic Survival Card

10 (in wallet) True Utility Pen

11 (in wallet) Forever Stamps

12 (left wrist) Timex Expedition Watch

13 (back left pocket) iPhone 4 with Mirrored cover

14 (face or neck) Gucci Glasses

15 (carried) Zojirushi insulated water bottle

u/BadHumanGoodGnome · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/entropeeee · 4 pointsr/onebag

Couldn't find any juice but had the headlamp for when I did early morning drone shots and visiting Herculaneum (looked deeper into caves). I already had it an its small so I threw it in. No knife, TSA approved multi-tool which we used a couple of times mostly for scissors. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058RX9NU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
Weird Sandals?? Pretty normal for me and used this 95% of the time to walk/hike. Both straps on the back broke pulling the sandals on so Keen gave me credit and buying these guys http://www.keenfootwear.com/p/W-VERSAGO.html

u/-BW- · 4 pointsr/Survival

Leatherman sidekick is a great multitool. $45.

For just a knife the Spyderco Tenacious is a fantastic folder for the price at $35.

u/jddeiler · 4 pointsr/EDC

I just got the gerber “dime” I like it so far. Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M9NIDO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_XomnDbERXHC6J

u/NearlyLegit · 4 pointsr/EDC

At the moment I'm running:

TEC Centipede - Titanium ruler that's about 8.5cm in length. I measure things irregularly, but not enough to warrant a full tape measure which will take up more pocket space. Feels super well made.

Leatherman Micra - Just got it, and I'm torn on how much I like it. Whilst beefy, the scissors sometimes flex whilst cutting thicker items (so it goes between the blades laterally). I've never had this problem with my Classic SD, and may end up moving up to a 74mm Victorinox like the Executive for the sake of the bigger scissors.

Boker Vox Access Tool - Titanium prybar with a carbide glass breaker on the end. I've come from the SD Titanium Prybar which was bloody useless for nail pulling due to the groove literally being a 'V' without any guiding for nails, and the edge of the bottle opener kept digging into my hand when I used it. Although for it's follies, the tip lip is very thin (yet sturdy) and can get between thinner crevices than the VAT; I also drove in a couple of nails with the SD, and in seeing if I could unscrew a half in one with the VAT, I chipped the guiding groove for the nail puller (not severely, but it was kind of disheartening as I literally just bought it and didn't think it was much of a stress test).

Kershaw Pub - Technically this isn't on my keys, as I put it in the 'snuff pocket' in my jeans, it's beefier than the VAT for box opening, and the blade is about the same size as a Stanley blade. It's a bit of a different design and great for fidgeting. Not so great for fidgeting when people see you, but fun all the same.

I've currently retired:

The SD Ti Prybar - See above, a great little prybar, hampered by a frankly stupid decision to put a bottle opener on it. NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS A BOTTLE OPENER.

Victorinox Classic SD - A present which I absolutely love, however I'm in the pursuit for something 'beefier', although the scissors on this are second to none for all the little odd jobs I've had over the years.

Uncle Bills Sliver Grippers - Brilliant tweezers for splinters, however the first day I put them on my keys, and then sat on my keys, I hadn't put them in the holder right and they stabbed me in the arse. These tweezers have never been on my keys since.

Resqme Car Escape tool - Had it on the keychain, realised I'd only ever use it in the car, and now I keep it in the glovebox as I have the glass breaker on the VAT.

Leatherman Squirt PS4 - An absolutely fantastic multitool let down by a shit pair of scissors which have a lot of play between the blades. It results in a lot of rough cuts and ultimately spoils a perfect out of the box multi-tool. In the pursuit of better scissors and a lighter set of keys, I've currently retired this fantastic piece of kit.

Leatherman Brewzer - I absolutely loved this little prybar, but it broke in half when I tried to get a little shelf stud out of a bookcase, and it just shattered my confidence in the product to the point that I can't be bothered sending it in under warranty, as I know I'd never use it again.

Gerber Dime - I bought this at the same time as the Squirt PS4 because I couldn't decide between them. After taking them both out of the packing and comparing them side by side one after the other, it was instantly obvious that the Leatherman was just the better fit, so this was retired pretty much instantly and was gifted within an hour.

True Utility Keytool - First keytool I ever had and it was great for years! Practically invisible and as I only used it for the file, the mini screwdriver, and the thread cutter, it was fantastic. Never had an issue with the quality, and never had the need to take it off the key it was on, I only stopped carrying it because I don't use the type of key it works with anymore, and don't want to carry it round for the sake of it when I have so many other options. Great little buy though.

I'm probably going to buy:

Victorinox Manager - This is pretty much the best multitool for what I really need, and it has a pen. It's just 58mm and I really want a larger pair of scissors, however it has all the tools I've used recently, and it has a pen!

Another Prybar. As soon as I find a beefy titanium 80mm~ straight prybar which doesn't have a bottle opener on it, and instead has another useful purpose I'm going to get it. Hell, even if it doesn't have a secondary purpose I'll probably get it as well.

u/irish_love · 3 pointsr/Wildfire

Tool Logic Credit Card Companion with Lens/Compass CC1SB - 9 Tools, Black, 2" Blade https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001WOKWQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kLGHAbZJW0ZBX

It's just there, can't say I've ever used it before. It was a gift from my wife years ago.

u/StellaMaroo · 3 pointsr/EDC

I believe its a credit card size function tool that you store in your wallet. I don't know OP's brand but this one is popular but if you're looking more at what OP has then this one looks pretty similar. I haven't tried either so I would look at the reviews before deciding to buy.

u/patdap · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

A multi tool that is the size of a credit card

u/davidrools · 3 pointsr/knives

If you always carry it, it's probably worth investing in a quality SOG or leatherman. Not sure about your 4.33 inch max length...to the tip of the blade would imply being open, so this one might be in the size you're looking for? Until then, I'm sure your China tool will work. The only way to test it's robustness/reliability is to cause it to fail - to put it through its paces til it breaks.

u/SarcasmIsKey · 3 pointsr/EDC

Left to right


Muji Eraser


[Sigg 0.6L water bottle] (http://siggnorthamerica.com/shop/classic-traveller/0-6l-classic-traveller/)


[Muji Gel Pen] (https://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?Sec=13&Sub=52)


[Alvin DRAFT-TEC RETRAC 0.3mm] (https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-DR07-Draf-Tec-Retrac-Mechanical/dp/B001DKJ55C)


[Leatherman Style PS] (https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Style-PS-Multi-Tool-Black/dp/B0058RX9NU)


Chapfix+


Anker SoundBuds Sport IE 20


[Fisher Space Pen] (https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-400B-Space-Bullet-Pen/dp/B000WGD13U)


[Leatherman Wave Black] (https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Multi-Tool-Black-Molle-Sheath/dp/B0009JS2ZW)


[Mee Audio M6 Pro] (https://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Universal-Fit-Noise-Isolating-Detachable/dp/B015S2I6A0)


[Random Knife] (http://www.smorgasburg.com/)


[Corsair Voyager Go 32GB] (https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Voyager-USB3-0-Android-devices/dp/B00HVT27CW)


[Kershaw Cryo 1555Ti] (https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q)


[Alpine Swiss Slim Wallet] (https://www.amazon.com/Alpine-Swiss-Genuine-Leather-Pocket/dp/B00EOYKEEA)


[Anker PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0] (https://www.anker.com/products/A1264011)


[Seiko SNDC31] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNDC31-Classic-Stainless-Chronograph/dp/B004JY0KP8)


[Lenovo T440s (256GB Samsung 840 EVO, 12GB ram, 1080p touchscreen, i5 4300)]
(http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440s/)


[Motorola Doid Turbo Ballistic Nylon 32GB] (https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/droid-turbo/)

u/410_Bacon · 3 pointsr/EDC

Buy one here: www.amazon.com/dp/B0002H49BC

Black Oxide version here: www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JS2ZW

u/thecheat1 · 3 pointsr/EDC

I enjoy my Leatherman Wave, some may find it bulky but I love it.

u/racheltinker · 3 pointsr/EDC

I just added a Leatherman Micra and a Streamlight Nano to my edc to go on my keys.

u/massacre3000 · 3 pointsr/EDC

For Light Carry:

u/Lucosis · 3 pointsr/EDC

I've started carrying a Leatherman Micra and love it. I carry a yoyo everyday, so the tweezers and scissors get a lot of use. Different strokes/folks but I can't think of what I'd use small pliers for more than small scissors.

u/Ignutsk · 3 pointsr/EDC

My EDC consists of:

u/Scarecrow398 · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/dnietz · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I prefer to cut my nails with scissor action, instead of clipping. I believe it is a cleaner cut and therefore healthier for your nails. It is also quieter. I sometimes cut my nails at work in the morning since I get to work an hour before nearly everyone else.

I've been doing that for years. I had trouble finding really good small accurate high quality scissors for this purpose. Cosmetic scissor seem good quality, but they aren't heavy duty enough for men's nails.

One day, out of necessity, I used my Leatherman Micra, while I was away from home.

http://www.leatherman.com/product/Micra

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-64010101K-Micra-Multi-tool/dp/B000JCN0FG



That is what I have been using since then, for over 10 years now. It is the perfect size and shape. It is very high quality, sharp, accurate and easy to use. It lasts forever. No rust or resharpening so far.

u/GirlOverboard · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have a backpack that I carry with me to work every day, even though my husband and I drive to work.

Its primary function is a gym bag. In it, I carry, of course, my gym clothes plus sneakers, iPod shuffle, workout log, deodorant, chapstick, wallet and so on.

But I also have an emergency packet with various first aid supplies. It's small and light enough that it barely adds any weight, but has things like needle and thread, a bit of twine, painkillers, bandages, reflective mirror, waterproof matches, an energy bar, a mylar blanket, pads and - try not to laugh - three pairs of disposable panties I jacked from a Victoria's Secret fitting room. Hey, you never know!

I mostly started carrying these things because I also use this backpack as a day pack for hiking and figured I might as well leave it in there when I was bussing and biking to work regularly. The nice thing about it is how easy it is to move from one pack to another, so I can throw it into a larger bag for backpacking to further bulk my emergency supplies. It's especially reassuring to have these things when the weather starts getting colder and snow starts threatening to fall. Never know when Seattle might absolutely lose its shit and I might end up having to either sleep in the office or hoof it in the snow halfway home.

I also have a Leatherman-style multitool in an inside pocket, plus a CRKT knife that's tucked into the padding at the lower back support where it can't be seen, but it's easy to grab.

But, when carrying a backpack isn't feasible, I have a thin wallet that fits in my pocket. Alongside my cards and two form of ID are a wallet tool, a couple of bandaids, and an alcohol pad. In that same pocket, I typically carry a tinted lip balm and in another pocket, my phone.

u/Koridel · 3 pointsr/knives

I have and like my swiss card, it isn't really credit card sized IMO, but it has really useful tools, just not that fit in your wallet, I keep a $1.50 card knife in my wallet that comes in handy a lot.

http://www.amazon.com/SE-MT908-Function-Credit-Survival/dp/B000Q06LI4/ref=cm_lmf_tit_3/177-4685031-0787254

That is pretty much exactly what I have, I don't use the blade function often but the wrench, bottle cap opener and saw have all come in handy in a pinch.

I don't normally recommend cheaper products but this one has worked really well.

If your needing more blade oriented card knives then one of these could be recommended:
http://iainsinclair.com/products.php
But if you like the boker card knife that might work, can't speak from experience on those though.

u/hellooolady · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Survival Tool

Fire Starter

Energy

Water Bottle w/ Storage

I don't know much about Burning Man but those sound useful.

u/_mael_ · 3 pointsr/france

> un outil "11 en 1 Spécial survie" qui vient de Hong Kong à 1€ port compris http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B000Q06LI4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1642&creative=6746&creativeASIN=B000Q06LI4&linkCode=as2&tag=payrecom-21&linkId=WPNOEJQAMHEU47GR

A mon avis, le gars qui utilise ça y laisse un doigt à chaque fois qu'il s'ouvre une bière. Si c'est de la bonne bière, ça vaut le coup, mais perdre un doigt pour une heineken, ça le fait pas.

u/Gonzoguard · 3 pointsr/EDC

On the cheaper side, Gerber MP 600.
Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier, Needle Nose, Black [47550] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VORS1E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ylfCDbQQFGQJM

I also recently purchased a Leatherman Wave as a bday present for me it's nice, though I found a new in box on Ebay so a little savings.

I do agree with others your gonna want a fix blade as well, Check out the Mora line affordable reliabable.

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TNWD40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bBfCDbZHX4RA0

u/AnotherButtHole · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I'm a Jr. Sysadmin / tech support person where I work and this is what I use. The skeletool is pretty handy just to carry around on a daily basis. The ifixit toolkit has bits that helped me work on all sorts of stuff including Apple products. Hell, I even found a bit to tighten a screw on my office chair. The magnetic bowl is definitely worth it if your company pays for it! :)

Leatherman Skeletool +
ifixit tool kit + Magnet bowl

u/Gator_Stubby · 3 pointsr/Knife_Raffle

My friend this tool can be bought @ amazon for $41 brand new. https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Skeletool-Multi-Tool-Stainless-Steel/dp/B000XU9NXW

I am not sure where you keep getting the prices from! You will need to adjust it down to atleast this price. Ideally a little under.

u/SwiebelKuchen · 3 pointsr/Survival

Really nice multitools they are around $30-40, it's kind of the perfect gift. Try the Leatherman skeletool

u/aje14700 · 3 pointsr/knives

For EDC, consider a Skeletool for your next purchase. Honestly it's one of my most used tools, and I love it. I have the CX version which looks slightly cooler and has slightly better steel, but the normal version is still awesome (aparently they jumped in price on amazon though...).

u/yasec · 3 pointsr/EDC

Leatherman Skeletool is a great item, which you should be able to get in that range. I got the upgraded Skeletool CX for under that from r/knife_swap.

If you want smaller try the Leatherman Style or Gerber Dime . The Style comes with scissor main tool or pliers.

Full size I’d suggest the Leatherman Wingman .

u/Darkcheops · 3 pointsr/EDC

My two most used items I got off amazon.

Kingston Datatraveler: The most solidly built flash drive I've been able to find for the money so far. They have a 3.0 version now but it looks like the key chain is made out of plastic.

Leatherman Skeletool: Good multitool that is versatile without being cumbersome.

u/gtNonja · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I purchased the Leatherman Skeletool for my groomsmen. In retrospect, I'm not sure if they all use them since some of them live out of town, but I bought myself the Leatherman Skeletool CX and carry it daily. I think it makes a great pocketknife replacement since it's small, and having the added tools is very handy. I did have the pliers break on me, but Leatherman replaced the entire unit through their lifetime warranty. Fill out a form and send it in; I didn't have to provide proof of purchase.

If you go the Zippo route, it might be nice to have them engraved with the groomsmen's name and a short note. My wife did something similar for me as part of gift one year.

I think a Leatherman is a good pick, and I'd get the same thing for everyone. A personalized item for each person is nice too (i.e. each person gets something completely different), but that makes the selection process longer. So it depends on how much work you want to put into it.

u/MountainDewFountain · 3 pointsr/AskEngineers

Wife got me a leatherman Skeletool with a carabiner clip a few years ago. I wear it every single day on my belt loop. Best multi-tool I have ever owned and it's been my go to gitf for secret Santa for years.

https://www.amazon.com/LEATHERMAN-Skeletool-Lightweight-Multitool-Stainless/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=skeletool&qid=1574435589&sr=8-4

u/Mr_Ected · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I'd also carry a normal multi-tool (I carry a Leatherman Skeletool). They do come in handy, especially for pulling out stubborn pokey things that work themselves into your tires. The knife and screwdriver can be handy as well at times.

u/GaynalPleasures · 3 pointsr/uwotm8
u/EatinPussynKickinAss · 3 pointsr/EDC

List of gear:

u/soitis · 3 pointsr/funny

As much as I love the knife you linked to from SOG, this link led me to find this little tool. I think I'm going to get that.

u/teraquendya · 3 pointsr/knives

Perhaps a Gerber Artifact?

u/XZEKKX · 3 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

I agree, especially with the pliers. I do some home blacksmithing and anytime I need to bend something I regret not having bought any needlenose pliers other than the multi tool. I have the same ones pictured, and it is great for most thing but any twisting or bending and they start to slide and slip. A good pair of pliers is much better than even a good multi tool.

u/DE_Goya · 3 pointsr/EDC

I've got a gerber shard, they're cheap as fuck but useful. Use it a lot in the office and is a handy bee opener/screw driver in a pinch.

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Shard-Keychain-Tool-22-01769/dp/B002ZK45IQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1483898416&sr=1-1&keywords=gerber+shard

u/ohnoletsgo · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

I currently have a Gerber Shard and the re purposed the hemmed cuff from my ST-120x's.

The Shard is awesome because it's TSA approved and I'm a frequent flyer.

u/mrsbeeps · 3 pointsr/Gifts

There's a great post in here about manly man gifts. A personalized hatchet looked really great.

All the guys on my list this year are getting yeti tumblers, booze, and dopp kits.

Last year i threw in a few of these shards: https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Shard-Keychain-Tool-22-01769/dp/B002ZK45IQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1510330452&sr=1-1&keywords=shard+tool&dpID=41Vcqx2c-WL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Hope this helps!

u/dinosawrsareawesome · 3 pointsr/photography

I carry a gerber shard, the main reason/use is for tightening tripod plates, even if I have a leatherman with me, the shard is still easier and faster for plates.


I think another small 'add on' tool like that would interest me, something to augment the camera abilities of a multi tool.

u/squawk_vfr · 3 pointsr/EDC

A Gerber Shard for your keyring. Mine comes in super handy, and it's only a couple bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-22-01769-Shard-Keychain-Tool/dp/B002ZK45IQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419998793&sr=8-1&keywords=gerber+shard

Edit: Added link

u/Jobeanie123 · 3 pointsr/EDC

A bunch of wool socks and a Gerber Shard!.

The shard seems a little strange, but right now I need something else to put on my keyring just to give it something more to grab onto when I pull it out of my pocket! The shard seems like a good solution. If I can get one use out of the little phillips and perhaps the pry bar it'll probably be worth it!

u/aravena · 3 pointsr/EDC

Top to Bottom, Left to Right...

u/sunchops · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My current backpack is falling apart, so a new one would be pretty awesome.

C'mon...gimme. You look fantastic today, I wish I could be as devilishly good looking as you!

I also could use a multitool. My Swiss Army knife is too big to carry around practically. And having a multitool is always useful.

u/riversofgore · 3 pointsr/EDC

The style is fantastic. I've carried the Style CS for 2 years now with no complaints. I would recommend the Style CS because it has scissors and a small knife instead of pliers. The scissors are sturdy and sharp, has tweezers, bottle opener, and of course the knife and file. If you want a great tool that lives on your keychain and is barely noticeable get the Style. If you want more tools and don't mind another thing in your pocket get the Squirt.

u/evoltap · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have the Leatherman Style CS . It has lived on my keychain for 2 years now, definitely will be replaced if it fails or is lost.

u/schmin · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I gave this to my BF for his birthday and he was so proud and happy about it, but TSA took it away. =O

It's true, I'm in love! (Just not with TSA.) =P

u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Showdo · 3 pointsr/knives

I hear the Leatherman Squirt is pretty good.

u/timschmidt · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Gearward · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I'm an obsessive gear nerd, and I actually make and design gear for a living.

For your price range, this is bar none the most useful thing you could get him (assuming he likes to be useful himself.)
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831195-Squirt-Black-Keychain/dp/B0032Y2OT6

u/ARKnife · 3 pointsr/knives

That would be the Leatherman Squirt PS4.

Great small tool.

u/Chainmail_Danno · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

You have to help us out with some details here. What do you like to do?

When you start carrying a keychain, having a small multitool can come in handy. I've also wanted to add a little flashlight to my lanyard.

u/Snoogliebear · 3 pointsr/Diesel

The leatherman squirt is my vote:
Leatherman 831195 Squirt PS4 Black Keychain Tool with Plier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032Y2OT6/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_g--9ub16GVE55


Or a flashlight like this: Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00143JZ08/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_4--9ub0V16HNV

u/fiber_optik · 3 pointsr/livesound

I always bring a few items to every show I do to prevent those "oh shoot!" moments:

  • Leatherman Wave- I love this multitool. I'd recommend the extra bit kit as well. It all fits in the included sheath.
  • Sound Tools Sniffer Sender, available in many flavors.
  • Electronics tool kit, any brand with a similar assortment of bits will do.
  • QBox, as others have mentioned. It is so incredibly useful and while it is pricey, there is no alternative that I'm aware of that will do what it does and saves my ass like it does.
  • SD Card 16-32GB, as well as a 64GB flash drive for last minute file transfers. Be careful what format you choose for the flash drive- pick something that will work across as many computers/mixers/recorders as possible. Research what gear you use and see what format they accept. As a rule of thumb, don't store vital or long term files on the SD card because it will likely get formatted for every use because each device is different.
  • Backup battery pack for charging phones (10,000 mAh+) – this works well for powering many 5v items like converters and some small DA's
  • Gender benders- Male to Male, Female to Female
  • Ibuprofen - more of a "gig bag" item than a WTF kit item, but I always bring some with me in a small travel size pill container.
  • Head Lamp. It is so useful to have. When I don't need it, I hang it around my neck if my kit isn't nearby.
  • Batteries in dedicated caddy. I keep half and half alkaline and Ikea LADDA rechargeable AA's as well as 4 9v cells with me.
  • One or two backpack rain covers. One for my pack, and one for a small piece of equipment on stage that needs to covered in a hurry. The elastic around the outside helps it stay secured.
  • Phone charger and additional USB cables. I bring two Lightning cables for my Apple devices, but I also bring a USB Mini B and USB Micro B just in case.

    Ninja edit for links and more detail.
u/bobtbuilder · 3 pointsr/CCW

I would add:

Leatherman Wave

Wave bit set (Fits in the leatherman case)

Tiny Maglite (Also fits in the leatherman case)

u/cujo255 · 3 pointsr/EDC

multitool with no blade
style PS

u/pelicularities · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'd try to build this EDC with the assumption that I could keep it for years (if not indefinitely):

Wallet: allett Ultra Slim Sport Wallet - $15

Knife: Opinel No. 6 Carbon - $12

Multitool: Leatherman Style PS - $25

Light: Olight i3s - $15

Pen: Zebra Sarasa Clip - $3

Watch: Timex Weekender - a variant under $30

I EDC a Style PS right now, and have EDCed the Olight i3s and Zebra Sarasa Clip in the past. I own (but have never EDCed) an Opinel No. 8 stainless, and it's excellent, but I wish it were smaller and could sharpen up even more, so No. 6 carbon it is. I've handled allett wallets in stores and trust their usability and quality. The Timex Weekender is the only one on this list that I haven't had direct experience with, but it's the cheapest watch I could find that I'd feel I could keep for a long time.

I would consider any tailstanding AAA light under $15 with a reasonable high and low. I went with the Olight i3s because I've used it, but I'd also take the Lumintop Worm or Thrunite Ti3 if I could get it under $15.

u/UniverseChamp · 3 pointsr/EDC

I couldn't give up my blade, so I settled on one of these.

u/geeyoupee · 3 pointsr/onebag

Leatherman has one without a blade that is TSA approved but very limited in tools. I brought it with me everywhere but Thailand wanted me to check it in so I tossed it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0058RX9NU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486184629&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=tsa+approved+leatherman&dpPl=1&dpID=41M01p2aAJL&ref=plSrch

u/korgothwashere · 3 pointsr/EDC

I see a couple recommendations for the Wave here.

I'm going to lowball your price point and suggest you could probably do ok with less than that. Check out the Leatherman Sidekick or the Leatherman Wingman for much of the same functionality that you would get with the Wave. You could then take that $50 you saved and put it towards any number of screw driver sets if you decide you need that too.

If all you need it for is basic box opening and occasional fixing, I would think you could be just as well served with either one of these on your person coupled with a small screw driver set at your discretion.

Just my two cents.

u/take_a_hike_pal · 3 pointsr/backpacking

I like getting the small things as gifts. Things I misplace or might not grab myself.

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M9NIDO/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_pvcBxb58D4MMB

Aimkon iTP A3 EOS Max 130 Lumen LED Flashlight Cool White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BM5GQ2/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_-vcBxb144A2CF

Frogg Toggs The Original Chilly Pad Cooling Towel, Ice White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKCUSMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_DwcBxb22YD8AD

Leegoal Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove with Piezo Ignition 3.9oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U8CP88/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_pxcBxbQZ4XD4G

NEW Bottle Clip Strap With Compass Camping Hiking Carabiner Water Holder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3YOLDO/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_pycBxbYD4T2JS

BINGONE Nylon 4-in-1 Drawstring Bags / Ditty Bag / Cord Bag Home Storage Travel Use 4 Different Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VM4HR6S/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_dzcBxbMF0HKZ8

WindFire® Mini Zoomable 3 Modes UV-Ultraviolet Led Blacklight Flashlight AA/14500 Rechargeable Battery Zoom UV Ultraviolet Blacklight Flashlight Torch with Features Money Detector, Leak detector and Cat-Dog-Pet Urine Detector (Battery not included) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S4CFB4G/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_KzcBxbEKNHQTQ

iPerb® Aluminum Alloy Tri-cone Shaped Tent Stakes Pegs 15g Each-Pack of 14 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LD2TIUM/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_pAcBxbKVMRABT

Bluecell 16Pcs Red Color Aluminum Guyline Cord Adjuster for Tent Camping Hiking Backpacking Picnic Shelter Shade Canopy Outdoor Activity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLUDFMI/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_NAcBxb0GS1V7V

Nite Ize Reflective Nylon Cord, Woven for High Strength, 50 Feet, Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MMEHTC/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_9AcBxbDAJPW6D

Nite Ize KRG-03-11 S-Biner Key Ring, Stainless https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MMEHWE/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_NEcBxb41K6YTE

Stove, light, knife, cord, stakes, tensioners, blacklight for scorpion spotting for fun, water bottle clip, kee cool wet towel, ditty bags, micro s-biners. For mostly under 10 bucks, few under 20.

Pick some. That flashlight rocks my socks, but I have all of these things.

u/pattycake-actual · 3 pointsr/EDC

From left to right:

u/NoeWalfred · 3 pointsr/mallninjashit

For the same price but for greater utility, better performance, more ease of use, better safety, not looking like a weirdo or idiot, and so forth:

A cheap actual tool set if you need stuff for home or workplace to share-

https://www.amazon.com/Cartman-Orange-39-Piece-Tool-Set/dp/B00RF9J8DY/

If you want a hammer and axe for camping and home use-

https://www.amazon.com/Estwing-Riggers-Axe-Hatchet-Reduction/dp/B00DT0OSF6/

Light drywall cutting and nailing alternative-

https://www.amazon.com/Westward-6DWK4-Drywall-Hammer-Steel/dp/B004V06TOQ/

If you want the actual tool capabilities of the multitool part but not the weight-

https://www.amazon.com/SWITCHEDGE-Tools-Crimson-Pocket-Knife/dp/B0103JS8H4/

Better multitool for everything-

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Dime-Multi-Tool-Black-30-000469/dp/B006M9NIDO/

u/monkeytypewriter · 3 pointsr/onebag

I have flown with one of these on my keychain for years. It's a little ungainly, but the little cutting notch will cut paracord in a pinch (tested). It's also small enough that I forget it's there, and cheap enough that I would just ditch it if TSA ever raised a fuss.

https://www.amazon.com/True-Utility-KeyTool-Multi-Tool-Set/dp/B007IOHPEU

u/vehementvelociraptor · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm partial to my Leatherman Brewzer - <$10.00 (I know limit was $5, but it's a solid cheap tool)

Also just saw this Nite-Ize - $5.80 that I just might have to pick up and see how it compares to the leatherman.

u/Gergss · 3 pointsr/EDC

I carry the Niteize Doohickey and it works great for what your describing.

u/mriphonedude · 3 pointsr/IDontWorkHereLady

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FIX126K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BdAaBb625CY7M

u/eridius · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Isn't this sort of thing why they pass your wallet through the x-ray machine? It's still a metal blade, it will be easily seen.

This particular wallet knife actually looks somewhat impractical. Doesn't seem like it would hold up to regular use, and it's also only a knife. I've been carrying around one of these for a while now, and it's seen a lot of use.

u/AbaddonSF · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I keep a altiod can full of real life survial item's

In it are

Moist towelts (3 of them)

neddle and thread

2 paper clips

1 mini tooth brush (those colgate wisp that have tooth past build in)

1 breath mint

1 stick of gum

1 match book

1 muti tool

In this case i would take out the moist towlet and clean my self.

u/drose427 · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/F1CKEN · 2 pointsr/pics

I always have this in my wallet. Yesterday when I went through security I forgot about it. TSA spotted it in my wallet and took it.

u/Menace2Sobriety · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I used to carry this multi-tool in my wallet in middle school. Never thought much of it. One day in computer class I had to use the tweezers for something, and the computers teacher saw me take it out and expressed a genuine interest in what it was. I handed it to him and he comes across the 2" knife blade. He told me I shouldn't have this, went over to my class teacher, they talked for a second. Then came back, handed it to me, and said not to bring it again. I never did. As I think back on it now, I realize if I did this today Homeland Security would've been called.

u/Phaseey · 2 pointsr/EDC

From left to right

Galaxy Gear

Obstructures A3 Wallet

Father's gold wedding ring

Chi-You Vaporizer Clone, Igo-L Clear topcap

Ian Schon Pen Project

CRKT Drifter

Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh

Skeleton Key Bottle Opener

Small Micro-Screwdriver for vape

Leatherman Micra

All above the Microsoft Surface Pro 2

u/toxiclimeade · 2 pointsr/knives

If he had been carrying a Swiss Army knife that's probably the style he prefers, Opinel makes single bladed knives that open in the same way his old SAK did, and leatherman makes amazing multitools, I would recommend checking all these brands out.

Opinel knives are usually extremely cheap and run about 20$/£, their most popular knife is the No. 8 for about 12$/£, it comes in other colors and wood types as well. No. 8 is a bigger model and it might be a little bulky for someone use to a SAK, the small the number in the name ex. No. 7, No.6, get smaller as their number designation does. I have the No. 8 Trekking knife in slate and its a pretty great knife for its price (18$/£).

If he likes Swill Army Knives, there are quite a few more options to look at, they can get a little pricey for their size at times, I own the Tinker, this was my first knife and I have found that looking at the tools on these knives would behoove you. I do not need an awl in the knife I carry every day for instance. There are many many options to chose from, and through a little sifting you may find one that you feel suits him best. Victorinox (the brand that makes swiss army knives) also makes knives that are a little closer to the opinels I mentioned earlier, a few of their models (like this one) are simply one or two blades. I would look into local laws however, I know some places do not allow blades that can be opened with one hand like the one I linked you to.

Leatherman makes wonderful multitools and a few pocket knives. Nearly everything they make have blades that lock as a safety feature, although very few can be flicked open, so I would check the specifics of this law, I doubt a multi-tool is illegal. This is the Micra, it appears to be a smaller version of a leatherman I own that I cannot find on their site. This one has a blade that opens in a way that is legal for sure, its blade does not lock either. If you find that some locking blades are allowed, the Skeletool is a favorite of mine, it may look a little outlandish but it has always had the best combination of essential tools out of any of my multi-tools, and it is one of my favorites. The Style is a smaller version with slightly different tools ( I don't think it has screwdrivers), but it's blade does not lock. The skeletool is about 70$/£ I think, and their smaller tools like the micra and style are under 30$/£, this brand has quite a bit more I didn't touch on, if you think he would like something like this I would check out site, I hope you find something that works, I know I'm always thrilled when my girlfriend gets me a new knife.

u/jdhawk · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Give him a Leatherman Micra instead. I think it would satisfy the "tool" aspect a lot more, and I use mine daily. One of the best groomsman gifts I've ever received.

u/dourk · 2 pointsr/socalhiking

I always carry a knife, and have several to choose from. Today is the Kershaw, but when I'm camping I usually carry my Leatherman because I might need to do more than cut my bagel.

u/PathologicalWorker · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I always have a Leatherman Multitool and a flashlight.

u/TheLordOnHigh · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

A pair of wire clippers and a Leatherman.

With the exception of occasionally needing a carpenters pencil i can't imagine ever needing anything else.

u/downhillcarver · 2 pointsr/Leatherman

Woah, time out bro, I got you covered! I just checked Amazon and look what I found for $78.09 and free shipping!

I've purchased gift cards for my Canadian pen pal on Amazon.ca before, so I know you can purchase things off a foreign Amazon with your local card. The question is, will Amazon.com ship to Canada?

Try punching your address in and see if it will let you. If not, I can order it and mail it to you!

u/auburntygur · 2 pointsr/EDC

DODOcase Durables Wallet for iPhone - Just started carrying this a few weeks ago when I found out my SwitchEasy Tone case was still allowing grit in and scratching the back of my phone. So far so good.

Fisher Space Bullet Pen - Always heard good things about this pen, it was smaller than I expected but that ended up being a good thing. Very happy with it.

Leatherman Micra - Perfect size for a keyring multitool, I can't deal with a ton of bulk in my pockets and this gets the job done. I'm considering modding some of my house keys on to it soon.

Standard VW keyring with keys, the USB dongle is a password key for my work laptop, nothing special.

u/pandapoonage · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/brooklynpolarbear · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Everyone could uses one of these.

u/swoledawg · 2 pointsr/freebies

Not that exciting, I can guarantee you but still a sweet sweet freeby :
http://www.amazon.com/SE-MT908-Function-Credit-Survival/dp/B000Q06LI4

u/nessaquik · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think this is pretty rad

u/brontosaurus666 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Duct tape wallet! Had it for 7 years now. I used to constantly lose wallets until I got pissed and made this one.

I carry it in my front pocket and only carry the basics (CC, Passport copy, DL, Cash, and a Multi-Tool)

u/Craig · 2 pointsr/knives

Or less, on amazon.

u/adambuck66 · 2 pointsr/kickstarter

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q06LI4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) works for me and is always in my wallet, though it isn't carbon fiber.

u/samsterk911 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This collapsible shot glass is really cool and only $2.28

http://amzn.com/B0042B36Q8

Also I keep this thing in my wallet at ALL times, and it comes in handy

http://amzn.com/B000Q06LI4

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Surprise me! :p

u/geordiesvisor · 2 pointsr/Survival

2 knives will work. The first one needs to be burly, easily sharpened, and one that you don't mind beating up. Doesn't need to look like crocodile dundees knife. Personally I like the ontario aircrew survival knife. It's affordable, durable, and comes with a good leather sheath and sharpening stone. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CZDQPI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The other essential is a multi-tool. Either the basic Gerber or Leatherman will do. https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-MP600-Multi-Plier-Needle-47550/dp/B000VORS1E/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ATZ9E2OJ54M9&keywords=gerber+mp600&qid=1569727801&s=gateway&sprefix=gerber+mp%2Caps%2C243&sr=8-1

u/WisconsinPlatt · 2 pointsr/geek

Let me make at least some defense for the Gerber team and give a shout out to my (Gerber 600)[http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000VORS1E]. Being able to open up the jaws one handed has been convenient many times.

u/Joywalking · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Something practical depends very much on what sort of things he does. Really good shaving cream is not practical if he doesn't shave, for example. A multitool is wonderful, but may not be useful if he wouldn't carry it.

Care to tell us a bit more about him?

u/sauceLegs · 2 pointsr/EDC

I think you can't go wrong with a Leatherman Skeletool or SAK Camper if you just want a simple, solid, low profile multitool

EDIT:

SAK Camper

Skeletool

u/PancakeEater101 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Thats the normal price, they have been around there almost since they came out. $41 on Amazon and Here is the price history

u/ProfessorLX · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/teh_i · 2 pointsr/japanlife

I carry my Leatherman Skeletool in my bag at all times, unless I am going to an airport or such.


Japanese laws say that the max size you can have for a pocket knife is 6cm

Note, that won't stop the police from getting angry if you have a knife and are in some kind of trouble already. If they can imply intent you would still be in trouble. I could carry the multitool in my belt, or in my pocket - yet I always have it in my bag in a small pocket unless I am out hiking/camping.

u/Roeh · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418526962&sr=8-1&keywords=leatherman+skeletool
($39.91 at the time this was posted)


I already have one, and I'd still love to get one of these!

If any of these four guys do anything with their hands, this -will- come in handy. I carry the Skeletool CX model every day.

Leatherman also offers a 25 year warranty on all of their products.

I hope this helps!

u/beley · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I have at least three "knives" in my truck. In the middle console I keep a Leatherman Skeletool and an EOD Breacher Bar. The breacher bar would be great for breaking a window, using as a pry bar, make shift shovel, I've even used it to mix concrete for a post hole when I couldn't find anything else.

In my GHB in the "trunk" (Honda Ridgeline), I also have a Gerber Bear Grylls fixed blade I got on clearance at Wally World.

I almost always also have a knife on me as well, usually a locking folder but sometimes a swiss army.

u/crick2000 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Skeletool has multiple variants. I am talking about this one

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Skeletool-Multi-Tool-Stainless-Steel/dp/B000XU9NXW

There is a 80+ bucks CX model as well.

u/TheophilusOmega · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I"m assuming that you will be going soon, say the next month or so, time of year counts, but I'll assume it's soon.

Your tent is a little "meh." it'll work but it might not last so long; especially take core of the poles, they beak easily. Also the cheapo tent stakes that come with the tent are going to bend and you will curse them every time you set up your tent. Pick up some like these and they will serve you well. (Personally I hate using tents; they are hassles to set up and take down, and generally not pleasant to sleep in. If you can help it try sleeping under the stars and see if that suits you.)

You might find your sleeping bag to be a bit chilly, I'd recommend a 20 degree bag with a hood. I know it won't get that cold but the degree ratings are quite exaggerated so 20 degrees is really more suitable for 50 degrees. If you don't want to spend more money on a bag, make sure you have warm clothes and a good fitting beanie.

Air mattresses are fine, just take care to feel out for thorns or anything that might puncture it. Also you might want a blanket or something in between you and the mattress because it will suck out the heat from underneath you if you don't have some insulation.

You should have a tarp or footprint to put your tent on to protect it and the air mattress from punctures, it's worth it. The tarp you have should be fine (maybe doubled over if its thin), but a footprint will be more convenient.

For $15 that stove is a great deal, buy it if it still works fine. It runs off of white gas AKA "camp fuel", which you can find at many grocery stores, gas stations, any place with a sporting goods section, and many stores near popular camping areas. Finding white gas is not really an issue.

Don't buy matches, just get 2 or 3 Bic lighters. Really you should learn to make a fire using only your lighter, make that your goal each night. In a pinch my favorite fire starter is one you can make at home before your trip. Get an old egg carton and stuff each cup with cotton balls or dryer lint. then pour melted candle wax into each cup until about 90% full. Let the carton harden then pack it away. To use it rip off one cup and light the cardboard edge, you will have a strong flame for about 15 minutes.

Don't buy a filter. Water will be easy to come by at most campsites, but not all of them have a tap so make sure to bring along a few extra gallons just in case.

Lanterns produce almost no usable light, save your money and stick with the headlamp. Also that headlamp is excellent I highly recommend it. Protip: leave it around your neck like a necklace when you sleep then it's easy to find in the middle of the night.

I have a lot of experience with wilderness medicine and those pre-made kits are mostly worthless, you are much better off making your own kit.

I Recommend:

  • 2-3 Rolls Athletic Tape - This works for making bandages and splints, covering blisters, cuts, burns, ect.
  • Small Bottle of Ibuprofen (Advil) - Pain reliever, and muscle relaxant that aids in the recovery and prevention of injuries
  • 1-2 Ace bandages - Makes bandages, splints, and slings
  • Duct Tape - General purpose item
  • Roll Gauze - For major injuries with significant bleeding
  • Individually Wrapped Antihistamine (Benadryl) Tablets - Optional if you don't have allergies
  • Bic Lighter - Sterilizes metal instruments
  • Mini Swiss Army Knife - Excellent scissors and tweezers for minor injuries, sterilize with a flame before each use
  • Sunscreen - Don't want to get burned
  • Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin) - Ward off infection of open wounds, do not apply directly to the cut but rather around like a defensive wall
  • Alcohol Prep Pads - Cleans and sterilizes open wounds before dressing
  • Add Any Prescription Meds / Regularly Taken Medicines - Inhaler, insulin, Epi-Pen, ect.
  • Add Anything That Makes You Feel Better Knowing You Have It - eg snake bite kits, aspirin, SAM splint, burn gel

    Chair looks comfy, get one you like with at least 1 cupholder

    A good knife makes a great survival tool and is just generally a useful item, check here every few days for a good deal on high quality knives. Multi tools are great to have around camp but an inexpensive set of tools would be much better for your situation. If you want a true multi-tool this one is good quality and a fair price.

u/acidburnz_EU · 2 pointsr/AskMen

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000XU9NXW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481661977&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=leatherman+skeletool&dpPl=1&dpID=41WoCmvX0YL&ref=plSrch

This is one is considered pretty good.
You didn't specify price range but these tools are usually used for all kinds of things. They are sturdy and will yield decades of usage.
If you look for something cheaper, try the Swiss army knifes. Also good enough but quality does have a price.

u/flyinglotus1983 · 2 pointsr/EDC

> Multi-tool always seem too heavy for what they offer

  • Leatherman Style PS @ 44 grams
  • Leatherman Style CS @ 44 grams
  • Leatherman Skeletool @ 141 grams (5 ounces)
  • Leatherman Skeletool CX @ 141 grams (5 ounces).

    That's not heavy if you ask me. I think the Style is perfect for every-day on-person EDC, and the Skeletool for either on-person or in an EDC bag. The Skeletool is missing some features compared to a full-up Charge TTi (8 ounces) or similar, but for an EDC, it's better than not carrrying a multitool at all.
u/yonil9 · 2 pointsr/EDC


Casio Men's WV58A-1AV
Casio
: http://amzn.com/B001A5LKAS
(cheap watch that auto sets because I'm lazy)

Samsung Galaxy S4
(beaten up and abused but still works)

LEATHERMAN Skeltool Multi-Tool
by Leatherman: http://amzn.com/B000XU9NXW
(out of school carry just got it today)

Columbia Men's Extra Capacity Slimfold Wallet
Columbia
: http://amzn.com/B004AS3TJM
(small easily accessible)

Edit: added descriptions

u/lepfrog · 2 pointsr/Tools

a little bit of both. you can often see when a brick and mortar store lowers their prices on some items on their website amazon will drop their price to match. for example when homedepot has blackfriday sales on the leatherman skeletool for $29 then the amazon price the past 2 years magically became $29 (as shown by camelcamelcamel it was $29.88 in December.) I am sure both companies heavily monitor each other's pricing.

u/FlightOfTheCondors · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've heard great things about the gerber artifact

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Artifact-Keychain-Tool-22-41770/dp/B001349MD8

u/WrathfulDeath · 2 pointsr/EDC

I basically looked for something small that i won't notice in my pocket. I chose the Gerber Artifact over the Shard because I liked the extra blade on the Artifact.

u/Flanery · 2 pointsr/funny
u/DieRunning · 2 pointsr/EDC

Several people have suggested the Gerber Shard, but I would suggest also looking at the Artifact. It's the Shard with a tiny blade. It's perfect for opening packages.

u/GeekAndDestroy · 2 pointsr/gaybros
u/missredd · 2 pointsr/knives

So, I kind of went with your suggestion. I looked at the teeny tiny leatherman tools and I didn't really care for the options they had available. I decided to get this little multi tool.

But then that kind of spurred a shopping spree and a huge interest in keychain tools. I also bought paracord, a tiny lighter, keychain pen, tweezers, and a better carabiner. I'm super excited to get it and put it all together. Also got a kershaw leek because amazon had 2nd's. Squee! I definitely think I will feel more prepared from now on.

u/rhymanocerous · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This little multi-tool has helped me out so many times I can't fathom where I'd be without it the last few years.

http://www.amazon.com/Swiss-Tech-MMCSSS-Micro-Max-MultiTool/dp/B001AY2WLU

u/mind-blender · 2 pointsr/EDC

I never leave home without my keychain and wallet multitools.

Also if you're looking for a bright-ass flashlight to add, the Cree Q5 is great if you're on a budget.

u/BarryHalls · 2 pointsr/EDC

Actually, that sounds pretty good. I have this for most of that, but the little tiny thing would make a great back up in the wallet. I'm big on redundancy. I don't notice carrying a little extra, but I SURE notice not having something I need!

That little multi-tool is a huge convenience. I got it thinking "i'll use this from time to time." I use it all the time, and it saves time, money, and frustration.

u/Fantasysage · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

A high quality multi-tool. You can show around. I do not recommend leatherman anymore. Check out SOG

Alternatively you could get him an absurdly high quality knife for EDC like a benchmade.

u/effonepointfour · 2 pointsr/EDC

Generic red handkerchief

Laut iPhone 6s case

Zenni Optical glasses

Petzl Am'D spinball carabiner (old school and hard to find these days, found it here)

Gerber Shard

USB thumb drive

Captain Black little cigars

Dad's Mont Blanc Meisterstuck fountain pen from the 80s (like this one)

Generic money clip with Egyptian Pounds

Groomsman gift monogrammed Zippo Armor

Fenix e05

CRKT Heiho

Chap Stick

Field Notes

u/Slayerrrrrrrr · 2 pointsr/EDC

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gerber-22-01769-Shard-Keychain-Tool/dp/B002ZK45IQ my go to pry tool / bottle opener in addition to carrying my wave / a small opinel.

u/tbass789 · 2 pointsr/EDC

let's try this out:

Gear:

timbuk 2 aviator

shemagh

imperial motion beanie

[casio tough solar watch] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQ2QZD4/ref=od_aui_detailpages02?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


knives:
leatherman squirt ps4

boker urban trapper

spyder co dragon fly

esee 6


Toys:

book (hundred years of solitude)

dat burts bees hand salve goodness

santa cruz shredder grinder

papers

gadget for the pots

[goal zero flip 20 charger] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U12PNOA/ref=sr_ph_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465588609&sr=sr-1&keywords=goal+zero+flip+20)

keys (shard, usb drive)

basic med kit

rando pen

u/Rob0tron1367 · 2 pointsr/EDC

SZCO Supplies Kubaton Folding Knife, Orange https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012GHKTQE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_4a9aAb2E8Q84G

Samsung Galaxy S8 Case, Zizo [Bolt Series] w/ [Galaxy S8 Screen Protector] Kickstand [12 ft. Military Grade Drop Tested] Holster Belt Clip - Galaxy S8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXDNMWG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xc9aAb36X026Y

TopQPS 2 Leaf Brass Fidget Spinner-Hand Spinner Toy-Stress Reducer EDC Focus Toy Relieves ADHD Anxiety and Boredom High Speed Spin Time of Up to 5 Minutes!! (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kd9aAbFNZAQEC

OneTigris 4pcs Heavy Duty Stainless Cable Keyring EDC Keychain (4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WJJPR0I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ie9aAbVG0957Y

Smith & Wesson Military & Police SWPENMPBK Tactical Pen https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003D7K07K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0e9aAbTGV79FV

Minimalist Wallet & Credit Card Holder Men with Slim Design by Raw (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015HUQGTG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xg9aAbVNAZXCF

Gerber Shard Keychain Tool [22-01769] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZK45IQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Xh9aAbK1CFB27

u/definitelynotaspy · 2 pointsr/EDC

And here's one for $5

and $7

and $10

Atwood tools are a collector's item. No different from buying an expensive stamp or an expensive coin or whatever.

So I don't get what your point is. People can only spend money on things that are 100% useful? That's stupid.

Then there's the whole "it's not just a keychain" argument, but you've clearly made up your (stupid) mind on that one so I won't even bother.

edit: nevermind, just looked at you're profile and you're just an idiot troll, so don't bother replying.

u/--blue · 2 pointsr/EDC

Electrical Engineering Grad Student Carry:

u/vinnard · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I love my shard

u/C41n · 2 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard

Simple, cheap and strong. $8

Gerber 7-in-1 Shard Keychain Solid State Tool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZK45IQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BP8IDbFH6ASWN

u/Max_01 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Sure.
Please not this is not finalised and is also my "in an ideal world EDC", so probably won't end up happening haha. Also, these are just lots of things I am considering I haven't chosen my final setup yet, so I won't end up buying all of this... Let me know what you think :)

So here:
Keyring with either this or some of these

Then, for tools:
Gerber Shard AND/OR TrueUtility KeyTool
NomadKey Charger OR NATIVE UNION Keyring Charger
Olight Torch OR TrueUtility Nanolite
CashStash
Keychain Duct Tape Roll - I might machine my own on my lathe though, still working it out.
KeyKnife
PortableCharger - Not necessarily this one but I might get one...
*Tritium Glow Keyring Tool

u/lawanddisorder · 2 pointsr/onebag

I fly domestically twice a week. This is the only multitool I feel completely confident I will be able to get past security.

Sorry, but them's the breaks.

u/Lazerr · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Personally, as a nurse myself, I don't carry a knife while at the hospital, but instead trauma shears and maybe a pry bar like a Gerber Shard. I haven't run into a situation yet that the shears or the pry bar haven't able to do and it isn't as intimidating to patients or visitors.



However if you do need a small knife, just like everyone else suggests, the Dragonfly 2 is exceptional.

I have the ZDP-189 version of the Dragonfly and it is perfect for EDC.

If you looking for an even smaller folder check out the Manbug which also does come in a [ZDP-189 variant]
(http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-British-Racing-ZDP-189-Plain/dp/B0089DFLSQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1420580166&sr=8-5&keywords=spyderco+zdp-189). Just be aware that these do not come with pocket clip (I think).

u/aroundyou · 2 pointsr/EDC

Wierd, well here it is again:

Left pocket:

u/unproductive_now · 2 pointsr/drunk

Yup, the Gerber Shard, never leave home without it!

u/malecky · 2 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard is a convenient little pry-tool for a bargain. It's worth the price just to try it out. Bottle opener, pry bar, and Philips-head screwdriver all in one make it worth the space on my keychain.

For a folder, you won't go wrong with either a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian or a Spyderco Delica. And at the cheaper end, there's the popular Spyderco Tenacious, but I am personally not a fan. Just don't buy anything with partial serrations, and do learn how to sharpen your blade.

Happy trails.

u/JackleBee · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The Gerber Shard is amazingly tough and I find a use for it almost every day.

It isn't a project tool (ie you aren't going to want to build a shed with it) but it is incredibly handy. I'm one of those guys that gets annoyed with loose screws and I always whip out my keys and use the Shard to fix it.

A use that isn't listed is that the fork in the pry bar happens to be really useful for cutting rouge threads off clothing.

My most useful application of the Shard is (sadly) opening Amazon packages. It just annihilates the Amazon packing tape.

u/mtbfreak · 2 pointsr/EDC

either a gerber shard($7) or a klarus miX6 Ti ($47)

the klarus is very bright for a keychain light, most other ones are around 30 lumens, the klarus is 85 lumens.

u/temporarypassword · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Gerber Shard. Bottle Opener, Prybar, Scredriver. Very useful tool.

u/Yolocopter · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday!! Sushi makes me happy...but you know what makes me even happier?? Seeing my new puppy befriend a cat! cutest thing ever<3

I would love this for my keychain (: ^^

u/LIV3N · 2 pointsr/EDC
  • Casio G Shock GA300 w/ Paracord Band - Here

  • Charcoal Lamy Safari w/ Fine Nib - Here

  • Royce Leather Money Clip Wallet - Here

  • Nite-Ize Ahhhhh S-Biner and Exotac Freekeys - Here and Here

  • Gerber Shard - Here

  • Patriot Rage 32GB Flash Drive - Here

  • Keys

  • iPhone 5 w/ Switcheasy Tones case - Here

  • Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition - Here

  • CRKT Hissatsu Folder - Here


    When not at school, I also carry a Gen 4 Glock 23 in a White Hat Holsters Maxtuck.
u/jredmond · 2 pointsr/gaybros

The best multitool is the one he'd use all the time. I've been a fan of the Gerber Shard for a little while now, but he may prefer something with more components.

I've also heard good things about the FreeKey System. It made things too bulky for my tastes, but I'm also not exactly their target audience. (I carry two keys daily - one for my place, one for my mailbox - plus an RFID keyfob for my office and a barcode keyfob for my gym.)

u/nostrebhtuca · 2 pointsr/EDC

Been here lurking for a while and finally decided to post my EDC. Since there's been some discussion lately as to where people carry their EDC that is how my list below is broken down. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Head

  • Seahawks Superbowl Champions Hat

    Neck

  • Seahawks lanyard with work ID, keycard, desk keys

    Left Wrist

  • Suunto Vector in Military Foliage Green

    Front Left Pocket

  • EZGO Slim
  • KOBALT Multitool
  • HTC One with White Otter Box Commuter Case
  • Olight S15 Baton

    Front Right Pocket

  • Carabiner with 4x Nite Ize S-Biners Size 0, Gerber Shard and KeySmart Standard Size
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Kershaw Cryo 2

    Back Left Pocket or In-Hand

  • Rite in the Rain Notebook
  • Rite in the Rain Notebook Cover

    For those interested in the EZGO and KeySmart my opinions are as follows.

    I like the EZGOs form-factor, but after owning it for a while it doesn't 'stretch' at all for what's in there. I have two credit cards, ID, insurance and a punch card in mine and it's like pulling teeth to get anything out of it. Also, since it's made to fit cards, anything bigger than that can't be accommodated. As a result I have my CPL, vehicle insurance and KOBALT tool rubber-banded to the thing. I've been eyeing the Flipside 3X as a replacement, but their shipping is around $7 which is over 10% the cost of the wallet... hence my apprehension in buying one.

    As for the KeySmart, I've had it a couple of days and so far I dig it but with a couple of caveats. They include two keyblanks for Schlage-style keys. I took one of them to Lowe's to have it cut and there was an issue with the blank, as a result their machine could not provide an accurate copy. I purchased a key from Lowe's and they made it without issue. Not sure what kind of weird science is up with the blanks they included, but I would be leery of buying their 'lightweight' and colored blanks as you may have similar results. My second issue may be somewhat nitpicky, but it's next to impossible to open the door with one hand anymore. Hands full of groceries or mail? Well, you better plan ahead on getting your key flipped out prior to getting to the door, other wise you'll be settin' that shit down.

    Would I buy the EZGO Slim again? No. Would I buy the KeySmart again? Yes.
u/xanxer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

http://amzn.com/B002ZK45IQ $3.85 (Cheapest Amazon offered item)

u/NarrWallace · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatherman style CS is what I carry. Fairly solid and very light weight. They also make the style ps which has pliers and the style, which is an even smaller tool. Also as others suggest, the squirt ps4 seems like a solid choice.

u/must_ache · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatheman Style CS has excellent scissors and a very good blade for it's size(1.6in blade). It is basically a step up for the SAK classic. Better scissors, blade, and tweezers. Loose the toothpick and gain a bottle opener. Can be found for around $20. It won't replace an actual knife in most peoples EDC, but for many it could.

If it isn't enought knife then look into a value dedicated knife like an opinel no.6 as well if you want more knife.

u/rodohmes · 2 pointsr/EDC

Not sure that this is low profile, but I've been eyeing the Leatherman Style CS recently (so I don't have firsthand experience with it): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032XVNMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fp-DAbW7AP9PD

u/iTechThingsSeriously · 2 pointsr/networking

I've been eyeing those AirConsoles for a while. A good flashlight is great. That screwdriver someone mentioned was cool.

I have this one and like it a lot.

Folks have mentioned the smaller Leatherman tools here. I liked this one so much, I bought one for both of my key rings.

u/UpvoteIfYouDare · 2 pointsr/Drama
  1. Your keys should not take up a whole goddam pocket.

    B) Leatherman Squirt PS4, motherfucker (or the Leatherman Style PS if you fly often like me)

    Slim wallet and keys w/ multitool in left pocket, cellphone in right pocket. Accomplishes the same thing without looking like a NEET.
u/fathergoat_adventure · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

At first glance...

Check out this NatureHike sleeping bag. 24oz's and is great for summer camping. It's good down to maybe 50-55 degrees, but will cut 1.5lb from your pack during the warmer months.

Leatherman and a folding knife? Why? Check out a leatherman squirt at 1.9 oz. I've got one and I love it. This would remove nearly 12oz.

That hammock is heavy. I DIY'd one for $35 and it only weighs 7.5oz. Or, pick up a dutch hammock for 7.3oz (though, this is a little more expensive at $42). This would save another 12oz.

These three would save 48oz or a full 3 lbs!

u/Yoshi9031 · 2 pointsr/EDC

As much as I hate to say it get a multi-tool and do it before move in day. If you have a screwdriver, small knife, and a bottle opener the very first week you will meet more girls than you would believe.

Take it everywhere you can class/party/library. I would go for the Leatherman 10/10 times.

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Squirt%C2%AE-PS4-Multi-Tool-Black/dp/B0032Y2OT6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1468813697&sr=8-9&keywords=leatherman

I'd go blue will be a lot less "scary" to the ladies.

u/TheEyepatchCat · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/forceofrabbit · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This watch is a fun (for eight year olds), practical, and very affordable Christmas present. This costs more but looks pretty slick and is automatically set to atomic clocks via radio, which is pretty damn cool when you're eight.

This Leatherman is a little pricey for what it is but little boys love multi-tools, Leathermans are great multi-tools, and it comes with a pointless knife (as in, there's no sharp tip) that you install yourself, in case you don't trust your child with knives (I may or may not have a scar from using my Leatherman Micra in a really stupid way when I was 10) or your kid will definitely take it everywhere, including their school which has a zero-tolerance/thought policy on pointy objects. (If you have no problems with knives, the Squirt would be my first choice for a mini-multitool.)

This book is pricey for a single book but I had the old version as a kid and it's still one of my all time favorite books. Highly recommend, for a kid interested in technology.

u/Buixer · 2 pointsr/EDC

All 3 of your items seem like winners but here are some other options:

Leatherman 831195 Squirt PS4 Black Keychain Tool with Plier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032Y2OT6/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_ipLOub1HMS951

Leatherman 831925 Juice S2 Multitool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJY4ZZO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_YqLOub1KN62CQ

Nitecore Tube 45 Lumens Blue USB Rechargeable Key Chain Flashlight with Lumen Tactical Keychain Light https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OY9TH16/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_isLOub1Z83R8W

Victorinox Swiss Army Signature Lite Pocket Knife, Sapphire https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Y7XR3K/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_UtLOub1FPPN01

Foursevens Atom AL Stainles Steel Finish / Cool White LED; 1xCR123A; 110 Lumens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HDP0JQ0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5uLOub0F2HBEK

Spyderco Persistence C136GP Plain Edge Knife, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IWWYS4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5wLOub1Q2CA1D

Cold Steel Tuff Lite Plain Edge Folder Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YBW6MY/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_UxLOub0PWZ3YF

u/LenoxAsa · 2 pointsr/EDC

Here's a few I've seen

http://www.countycomm.com/cc4.html

http://www.countycomm.com/grab&gokit.html

https://huckberry.com/store/huckberry/category/p/17781-stealth-edc-kit-android

http://www.countycomm.com/stockingstuffer.html

https://huckberry.com/store/huckberry/category/p/16217-edc-kit-2-0

Or, you can just buy all the things you would want on Amazon, it'll come in 1 or 2 boxes. Here's a few choices to put together a "kit"


This or this for flashlight.

This This, or, This For a multitool depending on the size you want.

This or This for knife (Note: I am not a knife person, I have a Squid and I like it and I've heard good things about the Kershaw Chill)

Exotac FreeKey System




u/Legorobotdude · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatherman Squirt: $32.95

Sleekish wallet: $17.99

Thats all I really need, but I usually keep a larger knife or multitool on me as well

EvoGrip 18: $29.99

Wingman: $29.99

Edit: You could also grab a Skeletool or Wave off Ebay for ~$35 like I recently did

u/steveXray · 2 pointsr/EDC

Items listed below with links in case anybody is interested:

Persol Sunglasses https://amzn.to/2H6piK2

Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Dotted Journal https://amzn.to/2EAFcL8 (I try to journal daily)

Distilunion Card Minimalist Card Wallet https://amzn.to/2XqUc5z (This is probably the best slim card wallet i've every had. Hard to beat)

Seiko SKX013 https://amzn.to/2Ube5vt

Parker Ink Pen https://amzn.to/2ECKvK6

Leather Journal Cover https://amzn.to/2Xrsg1w (I love the smell of this thing! ha)

Explore Notebook https://amzn.to/2EBETje (This notebook is more of a to-do list v my daily journal. Helps me stay organized)

Leatherman Squirt https://amzn.to/2H708eu (This thing always comes in handy)

Mophie Powerstation https://amzn.to/2T8dqP7

Kershaw Clash https://amzn.to/2SvSbkV

iPad Air 2 https://amzn.to/2UbA99j

iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case https://amzn.to/2H3fn80

Speck iPhone 7Plus Case https://amzn.to/2H7YEAj

iPhone 7Plus (Not Pictured) https://amzn.to/2SvrvAD







u/ShmifandWeshun · 2 pointsr/EDC

Kingston DTSE9 - Small little metal 16GB USB drive that's meant to go on your keys. I've had mine for 3 years and I love it. It's gets this really nice beaten-up, stonewashed finish after rubbing on your keys for awhile. You can see how small it is on my keys here.

Fenix E12 - Compact single AA flashlight that is a great size for putting in your pocket/bag. I have the previous model, the E11, and I love it. Fairly bright for a single AA.

Leatherman Bit Set - I just recently bought this for myself, and it's amazing. I have a Leatherman Wave and a Skeletool CX which use Leatherman bits; some of the lower end Leathermans don't use these. This comes with torx, phillips, flat, hex, and small eyeglass bits.

Solar Panel Cell Phone Charger - I keep this exact model in my backpack with a 6" USB cable. It's basically just a small solar panel with a USB port. Really nice build quality for the price, and it works great. It can charge my phone twice without needing to be charged via computer or sunlight.

I think all of this is under $80 cumulatively.

u/y4m4 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatherman Wave/Skeletool/whatever with the bit extension and bit kit?

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-931014-40-Bit-Assortment-Drivers/dp/B003E1QPZG

www.amazon.com/Leatherman-931009-Bit-Driver-Extension/dp/B0022G72BK/

u/Kraivyne · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm considering buying this set: https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-931014-Black-Piece-Bit/dp/B003E1QPZG

Since I use the included double sided bit so much.

u/Josh_Logic · 2 pointsr/preppers

That's awesome man! One of my very first preps was buying a Leatherman Wave. I have since bought a second. One I keep on my belt during the day, and one I keep in my car.

I also have a set of these for each of my Waves. Indispensable -- I use them constantly!

u/KazakiLion · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This Leatherman Keychain. Blister packs will never haunt you or your friends again.

u/Mister_Po · 2 pointsr/EDC

This might be a little small, but I just picked up a Leatherman Style PS for my keychain and I love it so far. It's replaced my much larger Leatherman Charge as part of my EDC since I pretty much only used the pliers and scissors.

u/GRat9717 · 2 pointsr/EDC

So a few days ago I took a shot at trying a few of the 'cheap' $30 shoulder bags on Amazon. I ordered a bunch and this was the one that remained after a few hours of testing all of them. It holds absolutely everything despite being such a small bag (13.9" Height, 10.5" Width, 4.1" Depth). The pockets make the most sense when compared to competitors. Here is my carry list with some updates that show its full versatility (especially as a personal item when flying). Also, bag link here.

u/Ruffianlink · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've lurked here for a while and thought I should make my first post.

I'm also looking for a better wallet similar to mine. I've checked out the Hitch and Timber Card Caddy, but can't justify the price. Any recommendations?

Any other feedback is also welcome :)

Small multi-tools (Pick one and goes in wallet front pocket)

u/afrobafro · 2 pointsr/EDC

Knife - CRKT squid $17.99

Wallet - Recycled firefighter $19.00

Light - ThruNite T01 $9.95

Multitool - Leatherman Style PS $24.95

Pen - Fischer space pen bullet $19.67

Notebook- Rite in the rain $5.98

Lighter - bic mini $1 gas station

Total $98.54

Hard mode just get the knife wallet and light

u/cappnplanet · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

this is a great version that fits on a keychain. I use it daily.

u/GeoffShade · 2 pointsr/EDC

How about the Leatherman Style PS? Super small compact pliers/multi tool without a knife on board. Check it for yourself.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058RX9NU/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_wzCbsb1YP156Y

u/bltjnr · 2 pointsr/EDC

G-Shock GX-56BB Blackout Series Watches - Black / One Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GR7MF4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_jeGdRkXA4HHJ2

Silicone Wedding Ring For Men By ROQ Affordable Silicone Rubber Band, Black - Size 9 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VV7QNJR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WyhEAb9SSAYS9

Ruger LCP (carried if not in hospital)

Smith & Wesson K frame 38 Special vehicle EDC (not pictured)

BangTi Titanium Quick Release Keychain Set Super Durable (45mm+32mm Ti Keyring) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0197PL5AW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_nUCqrg1Tvd2hC

Recut small truck key for 2001 GMC Yukon XL

Maratac copper AAA light https://countycomm.com/products/copper-maratac-aaa-flashlight-rev-3

GUS Pill capsule GUS Mini Pill Fob, Made in USA, Stainless Steel Keychain Pill Holder, Emergency Aspirin Holder, Compact Design https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MY9JUME/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bEhEAbYAPF3BX

House key

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M9NIDO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_gvDoYJLF2Mhvl
(If traveling Gerber Dime Multi-Tool Travel, Bladeless [31-002777] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TBF5JC4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_SkE1gAGkchC9B)

DIY keychain pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-BIC-Keychain-Pen/?amp_page=true

Spyderco Native Lightweight plain edge

Old monogrammed money clip

Chapstick




u/Dr_Azrael_Tod · 2 pointsr/de

Multitool!

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u/dovomitones · 2 pointsr/gaybros

I came back from backpacking through Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey (6 weeks) at the end of July/beginning of June-- Osprey 70 Pack, was my main, and their Daylite pack for lots of smaller trips where I would leave my main pack. This is something like my fifth backpacking trip but this one was more beach and hiking intense so my gear was tailored to it. I also needed to invest in a new pack, which is why I got the Osprey 70 (on sale!)

My pack was much bigger than I needed (I knew that from the onset having experience backpacking for several months already) but I enjoy the idea of having extra space if I needed it. Seriously, scope a pack out for a few weeks/months and look for sales, they will eventually come and you can snag something half off at least.

Basically a weeks worth of shirts, socks and underwear -- I have travel soap and a REI clothesline that I can use to wash anything I need. A pair of chinos and either dark jeans/chinos -- and a pair of shorts or two. A tank-top/swimsuit should be on your list, as well as flip flops.

For shoes, this trip I was mostly hiking so I took some hiking shoes (not boots because I still had times when I wouldn't be hiking), some thin converse and my flip flops. More than adequate for what I needed. Also, either a microfiber quick-dry towel or a cheap beach towel you can pick up most places.

THE BEST THING I CAN RECOMMEND (in addition to rolling clothes) is getting some stuff sacks to keep things organized! If you prefer cubes they make those too which are easier to transition into rolling shirts, and are easier to fit into traditional suit cases.

For the love of gaybros, get yourself a multitool right now if you don't have one. Something small that is easy to fly with, and has exactly what you need. I used to have a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife that I would use, but I recently got a Gerber Dime which I absolutely love. I spent a while in REI picking a new one out, and you know what... this was the most comfortable one for me to use; its tiny but folds out to a good size, and felt sturdier than some of the (much more) expensive ones. No Regrets with Gerber gear.

If you travel to cold climates sweaters (I got passed down a cashmere sweater by my dad that is unassuming and keeps me really warm, but has the benefit of being incredibly light and thin), I'd pack a sweater, a light jacket thats decently water proof, and an outer shell/completely waterproof/wind jacket. I have patagonia gear for that which is incredibly lightweight and amazing. They also make up 90% of my daily rain gear when It rains, so investing in some good stuff isn't just for trips.
Lightweight bag/rain cover is pretty good since I was planning on being outside a lot, but if you're going to be in hostels and so on -- you might not need one.

Go with the absolute tiniest toiletry kit you can. and get a small first aid kit. Seriously, you never know what will happen. Chap stick, bandaids, a small tube of moisturizer because traveling can make your skin go crazy, tylenol/pain relief.

u/TedJ70 · 2 pointsr/multitools

May I suggest the Gerber Dime? I have both this one and the Squirt PS4, and I keep coming back to the Dime. The clamshell opener, tweezers and superior bottle opener have won me over.

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-30-000469-Dime-Multi-Tool/dp/B006M9NIDO

u/sp00ney · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I have one of these that fits around one of my keys, so no extra clutter and it can do quite a lot: http://www.amazon.com/True-Utility-TU247-KeyTool-Multitool/dp/B007IOHPEU

Comes in really handy in screwy situations.

u/visceralhate · 2 pointsr/gaming

Sure! There are a ton of great keychain accessories out there but the criteria for mine are all items must:

1: Be < 2" (Preferably 1.5")

2: Fit in my pockets comfortably (jeans)

3: Be used at least once every 3 months
(Ambu Pouch excluded)

Accessories used Most - Least

The Freekey Sytem is the foundation of the keyring and is one of those products that is so elegant in its simplicity and functionality that it seems like it should have been invented years ago.

The SOG Straight Edge Key Knife comes sharp and has held an edge pretty well over the last few months. With its tiny blade it's not going to replace your Ka-Bar anytime soon but I can almost garuntee that you will use it more frequently.

The Swiss+ Tech 6 in 1 Utility Key coupled with The Infora Key Multitool seems to be gaining ground to overtake the SOG Key Knife as top tool in the line up with flat and Phillips screwdriver heads, bottle opener, and serrated blade.

The Streamlight Nano LED Flashlight is an awesome addition to the gang and probobly the one that has saved my ass the most, there are too many times I've wasted time looking for a light source in the dark.

The 2.0 64 GB Kingston Data Traveler SE9 USB drive. Reasonable speed coupled with great durability. The cast in keyhole eliminates the possibilty of losing the USB from a weak tether and defiantly holds a perminent place in my top 5 keychain accesories. Along with its basic utility I keep a file named "If Found: Reward" on it with my information in case I lose my key ring.

The True Utility TelePen telescoping keychain pen is one of those items that doesent get the everyday recognition the others do but is totally fucking clutch when you do need it. I owe a couple side projects I've picked up to this pen, partly because of the writing aspect but more from it as a talking piece.

The InCharge Ultra Portable Charging Cable is a cool little accessory that I thought would get the boot initially but saved my ass when I was in transit and my buddy only had an Apple cable with his charger.

The True Utility FireStash Keyring Lighter is the only item on the list that I haven't actually "needed" but will probobly keep anyway because fire is such a basic necessity and if I ever DO need it I'm probobly going to name my kids True and Utility.

The Ambu Res-Cue keychain CPR mask rounds out the list but might be the most important. Along with it being being a valuable lifesaving/self protection asset it's also super useful for locating my keys. I once read something about humans being able to see more shades of red than any other color and that our minds are geared to "ook out for it. Whether that's true or not it's always the first thing I see when I misplace them and because of its shape it stops my keys from going between the seats.

I didn't have a ton of time to type this up because I'm on my phone at work but I hope this helps!

u/bryanmorse · 2 pointsr/EDC

Maybe this? I’ve had one for years and it’s super reliable, plus it has no skulls 😂

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FIX126K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_59UYAbQGVZ9HG

u/Boltfacekilla · 2 pointsr/EDC

List is as follows:
Watch - Casio Forester
Notebook - Field Notes Cherry Graph
Pen - Fisher Space Pen kept in fold of wallet
Wallet - Fossil Omega Bifold
Flashlight - ThruNite T01
Keychain - Lucky Line Twist
Keychain - NiteIze DoohicKey

Not Pictured: Samsung Galaxy Note5

All kept in a my father flor de las antillas box when I get home

Edit: formatting

u/GherkinJerkin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Key tool super handy even if it's just for opening beer
Who doesn't like coffee on the go?
Car window break tool 2 pack! I like to keep an emergency kit in my car, you just never know!
Green tea kit kats, because: delicious
I'd prefer you surprise me! I have my wishlists separated by price :)

u/PA2SK · 1 pointr/engineering

> Unfortunately my pockets are too full for a multi tool. I used to carry one until I wore it to pieces.

I wasn't talking about a multitool like a leatherman. I meant one of those credit card sized wallet tools like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-CD401-Classic-Survival-Tool/dp/B000P583I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395675626&sr=8-1&keywords=wallet+multi+tool

http://www.amazon.com/Tool-Logic-CC1SB-Companion-Serrated/dp/B0001WOKWQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395675592&sr=8-2&keywords=wallet+multi+tool

http://www.amazon.com/Zootility-PocketMonkey/dp/B00D38N1OS/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1395675746&sr=8-22&keywords=wallet+multi+tool

These are fine for something to use in a pinch for rough measurements, which you can carry in your wallet, but if you need resolution to a tenth of a millimeter I'm not sure I'd count on these, they're basically glorified rulers. I'm not sure I'd count on that pocket micrometer either though as it's not from any established manufacturer and may be more of a "gee whiz" type item with questionable precision. How do you zero it for example?

u/89rovi · 1 pointr/knives

This one on ThisIsWhyImBroke is pretty good for $20, although I'd buy instead a Victorinox SwissCard because I'm a big Victorinox fan. But you specified you wanted a knife not a multitool, and the first one has a big knife. The knife on the SwissCard is more like a letter opener.

u/imisscrazylenny · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello and thank you for the contest! I have a Tool Logic Credit Card Companion thingymabob that I would like to get for my cousin. It was in a private list, so I have moved it to my For Me list, so you can see it.

Share the love! :D

u/beainainaess · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I'm late to the party, but I'm giving him a Thermos brand travel coffee mug, one of these, a really nice pair of wool socks, and a new, really nice set of clippers because he cuts his own hair. Pretty lame, I know, but we're practical gift-givers in our house.

u/ohstrangeone · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Swiss card (or this one by Tool Logic which I actually like a little bit better). Just put it in your wallet, they will NEVER find it ;)

u/idonthavearedditacct · 1 pointr/worldnews
u/quirx90 · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

I highly recommend this instead. I've had mine for 2 years and use the knife at least thrice a week. No the blade doesn't have a handle, but I think of it more as a utility knife. It's great in a pinch and the construction is very sturdy.

u/omfglolzords · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I WANT THIS

u/kittykittystack · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

There are tons of awesome goodies here. If I were the groom, I'd get the guys the shot glass checker set or the credit card companion.

u/sheymyster · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

Father: Does he have a smartphone? If so, there's a really cool airplane that can be controlled by a smart phone if he's into tech and gadgets like that.

Brother: This one was harder for me, but maybe a multitool like dzernumbrd suggested, since he's always working on things himself. There is one mutlitool that fits in your wallet which I think is kind of nifty. Maybe he will as well?

Good luck and happy holidays!

u/thisismeonreddit · 1 pointr/trees
u/frank_and_beans · 1 pointr/EDC

As far as tools go, here are some good starting points:

Gerber Shard

Leatherman Micra

If you go the flashlight route, I hear good things about the Fenix E01 and E05.

u/seizethedave · 1 pointr/climbing
u/WiretapStudios · 1 pointr/relationship_tips

A nice Leatherman multitool with something sweet (re: not too cheesy if his friends borrow it) engraved is something he would look at more often...

Make the scrapbook and save it for when he comes back - too easy to get lost / stolen / damaged in transit or while there.

u/brokendimension · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I would think a Leatherman.

u/SpocksterX · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Here's a few things you didn't know you wanted:

Bug-a-Salt

Leatherman Wave

Shock Game

I have more if you want. Hope this helps.

u/IronPentacarbonyl · 1 pointr/EDC

Clippers? Do you mean nail clippers? Because those are incredibly uncommon on multitools. I can't think of one off the top of my head that has one.

The other tools all show up on the Vic Classic and the Leatherman Style CS, Micra, and Style. None of those have pliers, though. You didn't mention them, but if you want pliers, a knife, and tweezers on the same tool I think the Gerber Dime is one of the rare few (only?) to do that. Despite being Gerber, I hear it's OK, but take that with a grain of salt; I've never used one.

EDIT: Misplaced an "a".

u/NotSure098475029 · 1 pointr/camping

This is my preferred knife/multitool for backpacking. It has everything I need at a small weight. I like the scissors for most things, the knife for slicing cheese, the nail file for cleaning my nails and the tweezers for if I get a splinter.


https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Micra%C2%AE-Multi-Tool-Stainless-Steel/dp/B000JCN0FG/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1465912636&sr=1-1&keywords=leatherman+-+micra


u/kancechelly · 1 pointr/parametrek

I do not have 100 karma (you know what to do), but I would like to submit an entry nonetheless. A Leatherman Micra, please.

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Micra/dp/B000JCN0FG/?tag=parametrek-20

u/GATA_eagles · 1 pointr/UrbanSurvivalism

Looks like a pretty useful little tool for a altoid kit. Less than 20 bucks on Amazon.

u/PotatOWND · 1 pointr/knives

Honestly, I have had two items very similar to this one and almost never use them. It sounds lazy, but it's generally too much of a pain to fish any of the tiny tools out of your wallet to do any job they could actually perform. Generally, it just ends up being faster/easier to find another tool or make due without. That being said, I use the Leatherman Micra I have attached to my keychain on a daily basis. It's got better craftsmanship than any credit card multi-tool you'll buy, and the fact that it's all one piece makes it easier to use IMO. Plus it's not that expensive, so why not just splurge and get something nicer? Link below if you're interested.

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-64010101K-Micra-Multi-tool/dp/B000JCN0FG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333398657&sr=8-1

u/Feinberg · 1 pointr/knives

You're sort of in between price ranges. If you're careful, you can get some decent knock-offs and some of the smaller genuine products in the $10-$30 range (Leatherman Micra for the win), and for $70 or more you can get all kinds of good stuff (I've seen some Beltrame stilettos in this neighborhood), but there's a bit of a valley in between. To further complicate things, engraving can add a lot to that price, and if you're talking about a knife or multitool that's physically small, there tends to be a good chance it will get lost.

My suggestion would be to either bump into a higher price range, or go for the smaller multitool and some lingerie.

u/GTI-Mk6 · 1 pointr/EDC

Utility key sucks. Only decent tool on is the micro phillips.

Some examples of keychain Multitools.

Victorinox Rambler

Leatherman Micra

Leatherman Squirt

SOG Crosscut

Ask me if you have any questions.

u/explosivo563 · 1 pointr/EDC

"survival" pocket tool. straight from china. I have one as well. I haven't had any need to use it since I already have a Gerber Shard on my keychain, but I figure why not for just $1.

http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-CD401-Classic-Survival-Tool/dp/B000P583I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410368168&sr=8-1&keywords=wallet+multi+tool

u/johnsmarba · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

here you go please and thank you
link

u/psyrax · 1 pointr/TechoBlanco

Igual y no sirve para cortar muchas cosas pero sirve para otras mas y siempre la traigo conmigo: http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Classic-Survival-Tool-Pocket/dp/B000P583I6

u/Sarlax · 1 pointr/AskMen

I use a cigarette case as a wallet. I've been using such cases for years. I find them much more comfortable than a typical wallet. I can easily fit in several credit cars, my IDs, a good amount of cash, and this simple tool.

u/PlayDaddy · 1 pointr/EDC

A wallet-sized fresnel lens could come in handy. I've seen one used to start a fire.

I love the 11-in-1 card that ikeyballz mentioned. I've never found a tool that so perfectly sits at the intersection of small, cheap, and useful.

u/SpikeKintarin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

One of the cheapest things on my list is this credit-card sized survival multi-tool. :3

Phobia - Flying / Falling. Although I'm adventurous enough I'd gladly go skydiving. XD

Food - COCONUT SHRIMP. AWWW YISSSS.

Pet Peeve - When people ask me what I'm eating. EAT YO OWN DAMN FOOD. ಠ_ಠ MY SHRIMP.

u/sholder89 · 1 pointr/EDC

I have a few of these and I honestly use it all the time. I don't necessarily carry it with me cause it's awkward to keep in a pocket or something but they're so cheap I bought a few of them, have them around my house, in my car and at work. http://www.amazon.com/SE-MT908-Function-Credit-Survival/dp/B000Q06LI4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1370663558&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=credit+card+multitool

u/HenryTM · 1 pointr/EDC

It is useful, although I still have no idea how to use the sun component. The saw works surprisingly well, and the can opener.

Edit: Here's the amazon link for more info. Pretty cheap there.

u/0six0four · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

credit card survival tool $1.12 free shipping

u/w00ticus · 1 pointr/guns

A few years ago I picked up one of these, and it's been in my wallet ever since. I made it through security with it a couple of times before I ever realized it.

Since then it's become a bit of a game to see if anyone will ever catch it. So far the little guy has made it onto 14 different flights.

u/dizzylynn · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Um, yes, let me find it!

It's super awesome!

Here it is! AND it's super inexpensive! http://www.amazon.com/SE-MT908-Function-Credit-Survival/dp/B000Q06LI4/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1347304826&sr=8-15&keywords=all+in+one+tool+card

Edit: Needs more of these ->!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

u/Chipchipcherryo · 1 pointr/FindItOnAmazon

All of these come from China so expect a 4-6 week delivery time.

Waterproof Indestructible Wallet – $2.45

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JWF6OC/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Credit Card Size Survival Pocket Tool - $1.18

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q06LI4/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ring Bottle Opener – $0.65

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U2RNXE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Totals to $4.28 so you would have some left over.

You could also get
World’s Smallest Solar Powered Car - $1.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FEXUP4/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/damasta67420 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I got back in town from a Magic: The Gathering tournament today. I got eighth place, which is pretty good. I stopped at a Sonic on the way, but that was the only thing I ate all day. Also, my allergies have been bothering me quite a bit lately, but I took some medicine, and it's starting to kick in. I've been sleep deprived the past two days, so I'm going to go to bed soon. This is the thing that I want. It was the only thing on my wishlist under three dollars. I hope that you have a happy day. Be happy tomorrow too, since today is almost over.

u/ericzmeh · 1 pointr/parametrek

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VORS1E/

Thanks for doing this. This is my entry, would love to own one of these.

u/PatchesM1 · 1 pointr/knives

I work in a sheet metal shop and carry one of these. It gets the job done for a lot of the miscellaneous things I have to tinker with on a day to day basis.

Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier, Needle Nose, Black [47550] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VORS1E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_Nlv1BbF85MTWP

u/Poison_Tequila · 1 pointr/knives

is it the same as this from amazon?

Man, now I want one.

Here's a link for the pliers from gerber http://www.gerbergear.com/Industrial/Tools/MP600_07500. I guess the military credentials are if you want a discount.

u/safebrowseatwork · 1 pointr/camping

I picked this guy up. I really like it a lot.

u/driftingphotog · 1 pointr/knives

Starts at $40 for the cheaper version

Up to $58 for the version with 154CM steel on the blade.

u/antoinebugleboy · 1 pointr/EDC

I highly recommend the Leatherman Skeletool, which falls right into your price range:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XU9NXW?tag=chaoticgoone-20/

Actually, I very highly recommend spending a little bit more and getting the Leatherman Skeletool CX, which is a bit lighter and has a better metal for the blade:

www.amazon.com/dp/B000XU43IC?tag=chaoticgoone-20/

Neither comes with scissors, but neither does it have fifteen tools you never use. Just pliers, wire cutter/stripper, knife, bitdriver (big/small phillips and flathead - you can buy a set of other bits but I hardly use them), and a bottle opener and carabiner. My Skeletool CX clips right into my back pocket and I never even know it's there until I need it, and it's like it magically just appears in my hand.

I've never read a review from someone who owns one who has had anything but glowing things to say about it.

u/5hif7y · 1 pointr/multitools

Little on the smaller/pocket size but a great tool non the less is the leatherman juice. The S2 has a good selection of tools, the blade is uk legal if that bothers you, and there in your price range at about £55

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-S2-Purpose-Knife-Orange/dp/B00NHBLZIU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467055435&sr=8-2&keywords=leatherman+juice

Alternatively theres the leatherman wingman. Its one of the cheaper made leatherman tools but still decent with outside opening tools(blae not UK legal). in your price range.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-Wingman-Multi-Tool/dp/B006FMPZPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467055529&sr=8-1&keywords=leatherman

Or for something more minimal theres the skeletool which is in your price range and a rather cool tool.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1467055529&sr=8-5&keywords=leatherman

OR you could pick my fav the rebar. No outside tools but a solid tool with everything you should need.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-LTG831560-Rebar-Multi-Tool/dp/B007ERHK3M/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1467055529&sr=8-12&keywords=leatherman

u/jabawocki · 1 pointr/hockey

leatherman skeletool is great, and I had SOG one that was awesome.

u/jh828 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Might be late, but I would suggest getting the 18yo an Arduino kit (linked below), especially if she's going into CS. The Arduinos are easy to use micro-controllers that can be built into robots, automatic door openers, etc,, and there are plenty of tutorials online to get started. Can be used to self teach basic circuits/programming.

Alternatively, I would suggest getting her a good Leatherman multi-tool (Linked below): Incredibly useful tool that finds itself used again and again in daily life, and will last forever. I carry mine with me everyday and cannot count the number of times it's gotten me out a jam.

http://www.amazon.com/SunFounder-Project-Starter-Arduino-Mega2560/dp/B00D9NMP6M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1418228500&sr=8-5&keywords=arduino+kit&pebp=1418228512647

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418228735&sr=8-1&keywords=leatherman+skeletool&pebp=1418228743253

u/lendmeyourbeard · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

Maybe a pocket watch for the architect? They vary in styles, and range from fairly inexpensive to pricey, depending on the money pulled together from the office. Here is a unique wrist watch option for the engineer.

Here is a multi-usb charger that either of them might like and use.

This keys mart 2.0 might appeal to their architect and engineer sense.

Do either of them have an appreciation for liquors? Here is a set of unique whiskey glasses.

I've heard many people rave about Leatherman pocket tools if anyone in the office is certain neither of them own one already.

Hope this helps give you some ideas. Good luck!

u/Parallelcircuit · 1 pointr/EDC

Victorinox Swisstool. Hands down the beefiest multi-tool I've ever owned.

Mind you, I've got nothing against Leathermans, in fact the Skeletool in particular is a great pocket knife as well as a good multi-tool - something that's hard to find these days. (Although the fact that it only has three tools means it can never be a great multi-tool.) But, the Swisstool is large and in charge; with mine - which I have owned for over ten years now - I have cut down a 3'' diameter tree with the saw, opened many a can, built close to a mile of fence when I still lived on a farm, and generally used and abused every single tool on that thing and never found any of them lacking. In all that time, I've maybe sharpened the blades two dozen times; the "serrated" blade (really more of a reverse scalloped blade) holds an edge through a ridiculous amount of cutting.

Basically, if you get a Leatherman, you'll be happy with it. But if you decide to go for the Swisstool I think you'll agree it's worth the extra weight on your hip.

TL;DR, The Swisstool is 10 ounces of mean tool.

u/NatesYourMate · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Either this or this. Every man should have one. You should also always have a leatherman, because they are cool and useful. A rare combination. Here is another. And lastly, a cool lighter, (sorry about the gold, I know it looks dumb but the silver looks pretty slick) even if you don't smoke, which you should stop if you do, because it's terrible for you.

u/fenrisulvur · 1 pointr/AskReddit

iPhone 4 32gb

Keyport
www.mykeyport.com

Dosh Desmopan Wallet
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e148/?srp=1

Leatherman Skeletool
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW

u/TheHeatWaver · 1 pointr/EDC

These are great for EDC. Plus this model is on sale. http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-7-in-1-Multi-Tool/dp/B000XU9NXW

u/oosickness · 1 pointr/EDC
u/Teerlys · 1 pointr/EDC

I used to carry a swiss army knife, and the blade was fine for really simple things like opening boxes, slicing fruit, or cutting string, but after one of them came apart in my hands when I had to put some pressure on an item I was cutting and another one partially closed on my hand (no blood, but there easily could have been) I had to let them go.

I moved to a string of regular pocket knives for a good decade or so, but recently I replaced them with a Leatherman. My fiance picked me up a Skeletool a couple of Christmases ago, and the locking blade is solid enough for most of what I would use a non-fixed blade knife for with the most handy tools possible for every day use. The only bad I'd have to say about it is that if it had to be used for self defense it would be functional, but would be far from my first choice.

EDIT: Also, I'm not sure what knife carry laws are in NYC, but you'd probably be more likely to get away with carrying a general 'Tool' that happened to include a blade rather than a blade alone if they are anything like what I remember the knife laws are in Philadephia.

u/Identify_the_feel · 1 pointr/EDC

The Leatherman Skeletool is your best bet. It wont hold water/other liquids, as it is a skeleton frame, has a large carabiner/lanyard hoop, and you can buy a Leatherman Wave sheath that has a huge grommit in the bottom for better drainage.

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW

This fits each of your criteria and more, and is way less than 50 USD. I would always recommend a Juice of some kind, and of course the Wave, but those dont have the drainage, and one is WAY out of your price range.

u/boththings · 1 pointr/EDC
u/BrandMuffin · 1 pointr/techtheatre

EDC- Penlight, Pocket Screwdriver, 6" Scale Rule, Folding Utility Knife, Gerber Artifact, Sharpie, Pen, Lighter.

LX- [email protected] 8" Crescent Wrench w/ safety lanyard, gloves, diagonal cutters, sharpies/paint pens, wire stripper, 5-n-1 screwdriver, non-contact voltage tester. In my gig bag, I have a meter, allen wrench set, c-7's, among other tools I don't really need to lug around on the subway, but then that 1% of the time they come in handy and I accept hauling them around the other 99% of the time.

CARP- Dewalt 12v Impact Driver/Drill set, 7/16"-1/2"-9/16" deep sockets each on an adapter for for use in the impact driver. Same sizes in speed wrench.

Just picked up one of these thumb drive ratchets it has been super useful for working on unistrut and holding bolts when putting together flats or platforms.

Edit: I forgot. Always have my chalk bag handy.

u/shadus · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Which is why I always key it in... keying can often be buffed out too if you don't go deep enough, but I found that using this works much better. Always straight to metal.

u/MyNameIsRay · 1 pointr/EDC

Can you have a box cutter? Any blade at all? Do they just ban a "pocket knife"?

Gerber Artifact is a keychain multi-tool that has a flip-out x-acto blade. Only 1 inch, basically just for opening packages or small tasks.

It's a "pocket keychain tool with hobby blade", not a pocketknife.

I stopped carrying mine because it's too heavy/bulky compared to what I normally carry (CRKT PECK for a knife, TRUE Keytool as a mutli-tool) and will slice the shit out of your thumb if you aren't careful. But, if you don't have another option...

u/nonpet · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I always keep a Gerber Artifact with me. Nearly all the tools I ever need, and the blade is replaceable. I've yet to dull one enough to need to replace the blade (I lost my first one,) but I love having the option.

This multi-tool also has the benefit of being tiny (and still incredibly useful) which is great if you're a girl and stuck with the same kind of woefully useless pockets I'm used to.

u/BRAlNlAC · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

It's more than just a bottle opener, but I love my gerber artifact

u/Laughing_Bandit · 1 pointr/EDC

Thank you for your response! I abuse everything I own so I either buy something that will last forever, or something that I don't mind breaking/losing. So, you are totally right, but I'm leaning towards disposable in this case. I broke my Sanrenmu opening a paint can, my Cuttlefish Mini was confiscated on my way into a concert the other night. I've looked at tools like the Maserin many, many, many times. I own an Artifact but I never liked the hobby blades it used. I'll look at them again as a buy it for life item. You're probably right, I'll never be happy, but I can dream.

u/SeriousZebra · 1 pointr/AskMen

I had the Atrifact, it's a cool little tool but the blade pops out on its own sometimes.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001349MD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jT5zCbJJ1096Y

u/sporobolus · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

i use a non-TSA-approved tool in that same format and can attest to its overall sturdiness and utility

something i have carried through TSA successfully a couple of times is a (Gerber Artifact](http://smile.amazon.com/Gerber-22-41770-Artifact-Pocket-Keychain/dp/B001349MD8) which uses a removable x-acto blade; i remove the blade before travel, but they are cheap and easy to ss if you remember just as you arrive at security (yeah, the reviews make it sound like it will stab you; didn't happen to me)

u/Gallus_gallus_Gallus · 1 pointr/knifeclub

> Gerber Shard

Some people actually like that one, the real terrible Gerber keychain fob is this one. This thing will open in your pocket and slice up your leg/hand.

u/tomnevins1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Kahr CM9


Kydex PJ Holster


Seiko SNA411


Benchmade Mini Griptilian


Gerber Artifact


Cole Haan Wallet (can't find link) planning on switching to something else soon anyways.

u/KevinBaconsBush · 1 pointr/funny

I go back and read the reviews for this product every couple of months when I need a chuckle.

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-22-41770-Artifact-Pocket-Keychain/product-reviews/B001349MD8/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

u/Zero1O1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Eh... seems fairly expensive for something that provides so little functionality. I don't need to pry things very often, but if I did I would probably just get a Gerber Shard or Artifact. Smaller and cheaper.

u/laStrangiato · 1 pointr/motorcycles

pretty sure it is a gerber artifact. It has a flip out exacto knife and a Philips head. The split in the end is also a nail remover and great general leverage thingy.

I love mine. Just don't take it through an airport. They still tossed my first one even though I removed the blade.

u/Judas_Clergyperson · 1 pointr/self
u/lizard_b · 1 pointr/intj

Ok, but like $10? $25? Would help for making suggestions.

here are a few useful things:

u/schleppy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Swiss+Tech 19 in 1 pocket multitool:
http://www.amazon.com/Swiss-Tech-MMCSSS-Micro-Max-Multitool/dp/B001AY2WLU

I've had one in my back pocket for three years now, and I consider it a must-have. I've lost count of the number of times it has been immensely helpful. You can also get them for REALLY cheap at Home Depot and/or Lowes sometimes.

u/LNMagic · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/doctechnical · 1 pointr/pics

I've got one of those, it's really not as useful as you'd think. And you really, really don't want to put it around a key that you use on a regular basis because it's a royal pain to get it OFF they key so you can put the key in the lock.

I've got one of these and I find it much, much more useful.

u/Niyok · 1 pointr/EDC

How's the pliers multitool? I considered getting one myself, but I heard they're awkward to use. The reviews on it changed my mind.

I suppose if it works for you then keep it. But I'd highly consider removing anything that's a duplicate. You already have two other knifes on your set. Find a multitool one that does everything you need and nothing more.
As the other guy said, a Leatherman Squirt is a good choice.

Personally I go with a barebones approach carrying a Utilikey. It's extremely lightweight and has a knife, serrated knife, and philips screw driver. Pliers would be nice to have, but I found it's not something I always need. That might not be your case though.

u/Raynebeaux27 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pleasantries all around!! :)


This is back under $10 for now!

Thanks for this and thank you for the heads up!!

u/atomic_bonanza · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/punkermatt · 1 pointr/dogecoin

This would be really cool: http://amzn.com/B001AY2WLU

Or one of these: http://muchmarket.com/downloads/dogetag-laser-etched-dogecoin-address-dogtag/

Or just some doge would be cool.

Merry Christmas!

u/0vertaken · 1 pointr/knives

SOG Multi-tool

assisted open blades and good pliers

u/Goliath0nline · 1 pointr/knives

Ahh, roger that. And as far as your Leatherman goes, when you get some liquid cash to get rid of, buy yourself one of these. The power assisted blade you can open one handed with the pliers still closed means you may not need an EDC utility knife and a multitool. My lady friend got me one of these for Chrimbus and it is awesome.

u/jaymz168 · 1 pointr/gadgets

Disclaimer: I'm an AV tech/soundguy so my advice may not apply perfectly in your field

SOG Powerassist, hands-down the best multitool I've owned, but I've only had it a couple of months. It has assisted-open blades on the outside of the tool, locking tools inside (that can also be replaced at will with other tools available from SOG), and it's comfortable in the hand. I find the crimpers really handy in my line of work as well, in fact they were the first thing I used.

It's also only like $65 US on Amazon.

u/BigDeal74 · 1 pointr/TheBrewery

1- Brewer Trainer, a top 20 craft brewery, 5 years

2- You get out what you put in

3-https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DZX7C4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

4- Double Lauters! Too lazy to check if the previous batch grained out properly? Who cares, Im sure those alarms dont mean anything! Just go ahead and transfer the next batch over from the mash kettle anyways!

5- Learn to love cleaning. shitty cleaners make shitty brewers

edit: L2formatnoob

u/oxjox · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I dunno, I think Leatherman is really overrated. I bought my uncle an SOG multi-tool for Christmas and he practically came in his pants when he started playing with it (pun intended). The build quality is incredible. Twice the price but comes with a lifetime warranty.

u/hendostv · 1 pointr/EDC

A keychain prybar tool like the Gerber shard-- http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-22-01769-Shard-Keychain-Tool/dp/B002ZK45IQ, or one of the fancier titanium alternatives

u/atlredditfan · 1 pointr/CFB
u/JeTJL · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I guess you've watched Archer huh.

uh left, because I'm left handed...

I make my own luck

This would be nice

u/Bangs42 · 1 pointr/EDC
u/_Captain_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/SpazMcMan · 1 pointr/AskReddit

My bad, inserted link from phone. It's a multi-tool keychain. Screw driver, bottle opener, wedge, wire-stripper, etc. Amazon Link

u/supercaptaincoolman · 1 pointr/EDC
u/resurrection_man · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Gerber Shard

That sucker's handy.

u/Dyspare · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Aside from my actual keys...

Whistle

USB Stick

Multi-Tool

I used to have a flashlight but it was cheap and doesn't work anymore.

u/Badger_23 · 1 pointr/EDC

Sorry for photo quality. First post ever on this so be gentle. Starting from top row, left to right:

u/Teebs_is_my_name · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

For anyone wondering what is being engraved, it is a Gerber Shard. Super awesome tool, carry it with me everywhere.

u/RelevantNostalgia · 1 pointr/EDC

I've been a fan of my Gerber Shard.

Granted, I've never used the "wire stripper" and counting the "lanyard hole" as a function is absurd, I can attest that the others (small & medium flat drivers, philips head, pry bar, and the most used, bottle opener) all have come through when I've needed them (i.e. didn't have anything else readily available).

u/UncannyGodot · 1 pointr/knives

If you are after a knife that generally feels great to use, I would discourage you from buying a knife with sundry attachments. They've always poked me when I try to use the knife. If you want additional functionality you could get a Gerber Shard or a Leatherman Brewzer. I would take a multitool attached to my Skyline (or other light knife of your choice) over a Shuffle unless you direly want to save cash.

I normally don't suggest this, but you might even want a knife with partial serration. It's terribly handy for cutting through lines.

u/acedelgado · 1 pointr/GalaxyS8
u/Lonestardangerwolf · 1 pointr/EDC

Yes, it is: amazon link

I have not had it very long, but the bottle opener works. I have not had to use any other feature yet. It feels like a strong tool for the size.

u/Dabfo · 1 pointr/knives

Lots of good knives but you shouldn't use them for screwdrivers and bottle openers. Carry something like this and save your knife. http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Shard-Keychain-Tool-22-01769/dp/B002ZK45IQ

u/HeatR216_AF · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

Gerber Shard or a Leatherman tool.

u/Tabwolf985 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello and welcome back!

I love this Bob Rivers Christmas song!

My under $5 item!

Also, whats your favorite song? Merry Christmas!

u/people_ruined_my_day · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

because who doesn't need a multitool ?

u/loopscadoop · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

"I hope the rest of your day is as pleasant as you are!"

Take it as you will!

u/Comisar · 1 pointr/EDC

Xperia Z3 Compact

SOG Flash I

BladeKey w/ Kingston DataTraveler 64GB (not shown)

Rubber Band Wallet

Streamlight MicroStream

Jack Black Lip Balm

Gerber Shard

u/SleepNowMyThrowaway · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I simplified.

I keep mine in my pocket, and all I have on my remote entry key-fob is this and a single key that opens a padlock that I use for my gym locker, back gate, and shed.

I bought a 4 padlock set that uses the same key. Idiot proof and only one key required.

Finally I installed this on our entry door and porch door (ours is bronze colored) and it's probably the best addition we've made to our house.

So my keys never usually leave my pocket and are unobtrusive in any event; my car door unlocks by sensing the fob, and a 4 number code opens the house door.

u/Projectrage · 1 pointr/minimalism

I highly recommend this...had it a year works really well.

Gerber shard


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002ZK45IQ/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=T1

u/cheech_sp · 1 pointr/EDC
u/DullBoyJack · 1 pointr/AskReddit

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831207-Style-Multi-Tool-Scissors/dp/B0032XVNMQ

Best $15 I ever spent... I sort of feel "naked" without mine on my keychain now. It's super small, but yes... he's totally right...

u/mmmmpisghetti · 1 pointr/IDontWorkHereLady

You need this.

Knife opens without opening the whole thing and you also have decent scissors!

u/bicknass · 1 pointr/EDC

One that I recently bought was the Leatherman CS, it has the same tools as the little SD victorinox but I like the design and feel a little more. Leatherman has the Skeletool as well if you're interested in something bigger.

On a classier side I really liked my Buck Chairman. It's only knives, no tools but it's a quality product.

Personally I always carry my Victorinox one handed Trekker in my pocket and my SOG Trident in my backpack just for good measure.

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000687B44/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_tv7Iub1MPW1PS

Leatherman 831207 Style CS Clip-On Multi-Tool with Scissors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032XVNMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_LJ7Iub1STMMN2

Buck Chairman Series Cadet Comfort Craft TM Knife (Rosewood, 3 1/4-Inch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NLIA4C/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_YL7Iub0XCV0VB

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TF1-CP Trident Knife with Partially Serrated Assisted Folding 3.75-Inch Steel Blade and GRN Handle, Black TiNi Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PIE2I8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_2Q7Iub16JNT0K

u/JimmyLegs50 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I have the Leatherman CS and it fucking rules. It's ridibulously tiny and light, it has a quick-release carabiner clip, scissors, blade, tweezers, and a file that doubles as a small screwdriver. I use the scissors all the time and 've never needed anything other than those basic tools.

u/RugerRedhawk · 1 pointr/DIY

A keychain multitool?

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0032XVNMQ/?tag=dp-us-20

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0007UQ1DS/?tag=dp-us-20

I prefer the ones with scissors, but they also have similar models with pliers.

u/Kahnza · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Carry a knife. Doesn't have to be a huge Crocodile Dundee size one. Something like the Leatherman Style CS is perfect.

u/Mooberries · 1 pointr/EDC

Ah! See, I had already been looking at the Leatherman 831207 Style CS, but that one looks much more functional.

u/geekworking · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Scissors are the killer feature. You can cut blister packs and wire tires with an open blade, but it is way more dangerous and has less control than scissors. I've had a Leatherman Micra for years and really have never had to use the knife blade. Scissors covered it.

u/n0ne0ther · 1 pointr/EDC

For those interested;

  • Fenix E05
  • Leatherman Squirt(pliers version)
  • Spyderco Tenacious
  • Paracord keychain

    Got everything for about $100. I really love the Leatherman, who knew something so small could have such great quality standards, it feels so solid. The Fenix is crazy small and light, couldn't believe it. Finally the Tenacious is a great knife for under $50, also great build quality and man is the clip tight, that thing isn't going anywhere.
u/VonHavoc · 1 pointr/knives

I bought my wife a leatherman squirt years ago, and it's a fantastic keychain knife. She loves to tinker and fix things, so it's great for small jobs and basic utility cutting.

u/xtremepado · 1 pointr/EDC

Get a Leatherman Squirt PS4. I've had just about every keychain multitool on the market and the Squirt and the Victorinox Minichamp are the greatest.

u/skyflyer8 · 1 pointr/parametrek

It's always nice to see people do things like this.

Leatherman Squirt PS4, black: https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Squirt-PS4-Multi-Tool-Black/dp/B0032Y2OT6

u/Substantial_Result · 1 pointr/Ultralight

>n a lightheart, AGG, or helium). Have also thought about downsizing my knife to a swiss army knife or similar.

Personally like having pliers for gear repair, tweezers, grill and pot holder etc. This allowed me to ditch a few single-use things https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Squirt-PS4-Multitool-Black/dp/B0032Y2OT6/

Weighs in at 55g and is actually big enough to use.

u/duagLH2zf97V · 1 pointr/cocaine
u/throwtrollbait · 1 pointr/Ultralight

If you want a larger knife, I'd recommend the Mora FireKnife (94 g), but most people here say larger knives are wasted weight.

Most experienced hikers recommend a multitool. My choices are the classic SAK with aluminum scales (15 g), or a Leatherman Squirt PS4. The Squirt has pliers *AND* scissors, but is considerably heavier (56.4 g), so if you don't want pliers go with the Swiss Army.

u/plethoraofpinatas · 1 pointr/EDC
  1. Benchmade 771 - out of production, 154CM blade - aluminum handle w/ Axis lock

  2. Kenneth Cole wallet - very slim and usable for a front pocket wallet.

  3. Tissot PR-50 - also out of production but similar watches are available for the same price. Check for a "sapphire" crystal. It is much more scratch resistant than the "mineral" glass crystals out there.

  4. Leatherman Squirt P4 - a handy multi-tool with: blade/file/pliers/screwdrivers/bottle opener/reamer/etc.

  5. United Defense Pen - a solid and affordable aluminum "defense" pen. When paired with a Fisher Space Pen refill - it writes everywhere: upside down, in freezing conditions, under water, always moves smoothly, etc.

  6. Illuminati Titanium AAA light - because titanium is cool and 115 lumens is bright from a single "AAA" light. This one is using an Energizer lithium battery for extra run time (over an hour on high - way longer on lower settings). For comparison, a regular 2D Maglite is only about 50 lumen.

  7. Zippo lighter - it's a "Zippo". If you need one they are time honored and reliable.

  8. Titanium rings - 40% lighter than steel, just as strong, and 100% more unique.

  9. Titanium clips - Looks like they are out of the Ti McGizmo's.

  10. Custom engraved tag: $25.00 total, I had to have 5 tags made (to make the minimum) so I gave out a few gifts since I only wanted two (I added friends' numbers for their tags). I don't remember the name of the engraving company unfortunately. Some pet stores (Petco) have machines that do single engravings for "pet tags" that would work perfect for a keychain i.d. and only cost around $5.


    Edit: If anyone is curious, everything looks pretty much the same after three years except the Squirt's anodizing is a little chipped up. Black leather dye, Lexol leather conditioner, and polishing compound helps to maintain the shiny look. Also maybe don't put your Benchmade in the washer/dryer - that is hard on the bead blast finishing and also really aggravating when you realize it is not just a metal button from your jeans making the noise.
u/Semisonic · 1 pointr/DealsReddit

I have the PS, the one with the pliers. It's pretty great. I use it at work for light system admin duties. I use the pliers to pull plugs, screwdriver to help unrack servers, scissors to cut cable ties, and the bottle opener to pop a brew afterwards. Can't say I've found much use for the nail file or tweezers.

Good little keychain tool for EDC, but it drops down to $15 regularly. From what I've read, the Leatherman Squirt PS4 and Skeletool CX are two other good options for EDC if you're looking for a pliers + blade/scissors combo.

u/Foxhole · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I know it's not technically a knife, but I always carry around my Leatherman Squirt and it's been handy as hell for as long as I've had it.

u/grandladdydonglegs · 1 pointr/EDC
u/AnOddDyrus · 1 pointr/Multicopter

I have been using this as an everyday carry for the past 9 years. I got it in 2009 and carried it with me basically everywhere including a deployment to Afghanistan and daily for 5 years. When I started getting into quads a year ago, I put it in my kit and take it with me everywhere when I fly. Leatherman 830850 Skeletool CX Multitool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XU43IC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_z2FGAbEV5AR5Z

I use the 2 other links to add to the functionality.

Leatherman - Bit Kit, 21 Double-Ended Bits https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003E1QPZG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_.6FGAbFHWQESD

And

Leatherman - Bit Driver Extender, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0022G72BK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_S7FGAbMZ765PA

I also bought my brother one as a gift for Christmas in 2010, he doesn't use his as much as I have used mine, but still has it and in great shape after 7 years of camping/hiking and like me, he also uses it for quads.

It is a bit expensive, I'm seeing about $120 for the whole set on amazon right now, I think I payed about $65 for my set. But let me tell you, I would no questions asked buy a new one at full price if the one I had breaks or was lost. I have put some abuse on this little tool, and no doubt it has more than payed for itself many times over.

u/Ineedauniqueusername · 1 pointr/knives

Leatherman Wave is one of the best multi-tools out there....

I'm not sure what version you've got, but if you have the one with interchangable screwdriver bits? I'd recommend getting a bit kit

Makes the thing SO incredibly versatile

u/Jjays · 1 pointr/DIY

I thought that was a pocket for your multi-tool.

u/bewitchedbumblebee · 1 pointr/EDC
u/jimejim · 1 pointr/pics

You can get TSA-Compliant multi-tools. The rule is just that they can't have a knife. I have this one and have had it inspected and passed just fine:

Amazon Link

When you go through, pull all the tools out a little before sending through the X-Ray to save time or else they might make you wait to send through again and waste time.

u/smellslikepurple233 · 1 pointr/EDC

It's TSA friendly, it has pliers, scissors, a file, a flathead on the file, tweesers, a carabiner clip, and a hook on the carabiner that can be used as a bottle opener. Great little tool- http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831488-Style-PS-Multi-Tool/dp/B0058RX9NU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335244483&sr=8-1

u/SilverGhost93 · 1 pointr/EDC

Links for the stuff:

EarPods.

Phone Case.

Watch.

Sunglasses.

Knife.

iPod.

Flash Drive.

Leatherman.

I honestly have no idea what specific wallet that is, I just know it's a fossil.

u/dardack · 1 pointr/pics

Who doesn't either 1. Have pocket knife? or 2. Leatherman type tool on the belt? When I fly I even have the PS Leatherman, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058RX9NU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I literally feel naked if I don't have something like that.

u/BigSerene · 1 pointr/EDC

I'm a professor, so I'm always carrying more than I can fit in my pockets (laptop, notepads, sometimes piles of student papers, etc.). I have a messenger bag that's very simple with not much organization. The main compartment is divided into two parts, one of which has a couple of loops for pens and a small pocket. There's a open pocket on the back of the bag for things that you might want to access quickly. And there are small pouches on the sides of the bag for sunglasses or other small things.

My laptop goes in the part of the main compartment without pen loops. A couple of notepads go in the other part of the main compartment, along with a small case which fits in the small pocket and holds earbuds and a USB drive. Student papers go in that compartment when I need to carry them. My sunglasses go in one of the side pouches (the one I can easily reach while wearing the bag), and a pocket knife goes in the other side pouch (or in my pocket if I'm expecting to use it a lot). The back pocket holds a carrying case with several pens, a small power bank and cables, and a small multi-tool. I also have a small flashlight that can fit in various places depending on how accessible I want it to be, but usually is stored in the carrying case. (I like this carrying case specifically because it lies flatter than most others I've seen, so it's not uncomfortable against my back while in the back pocket of my messenger bag.)

u/dayziro · 1 pointr/EDC

Leatherman recently came out with the sidekick and wingman multitools which are much more reasonably priced.

u/LiliedHart · 1 pointr/parametrek

I've been looking for a multitool to replace the Miss Army I was gifted as a teenager so many years ago. This looks nice, though admittedly I'm very attracted by the fact that I can hook it onto a carabiner for my purse. No belt clips here!

u/Princeherman51 · 1 pointr/parametrek

This would be TBH. Leatherman - Sidekick Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DI2QTC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CKuczbH5A0PFC

u/SleepySpiderWolf · 1 pointr/parametrek
u/Zak · 1 pointr/parametrek

Is my account old enough to enter?

It's utterly boring and predictable, but I like this Leatherman Sidekick:

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick/dp/B005DI2QTC/?tag=parametrek-20

Thanks for the giveaway.

u/konzy27 · 1 pointr/parametrek
u/dustingooding · 1 pointr/parametrek

Thanks!

Leatherman - Sidekick Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DI2QTC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jdtczb3ZMBYGG

u/JibaJab · 1 pointr/parametrek

Thanks for doing this giveaway, I'm in.

Leatherman

u/thebroparadox · 1 pointr/parametrek
u/BatteryLicker · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

I use a simple lockblade Kershaw Skyline for most tasks. For utility, I'll bring a Leatherman Juice or a Leatherman Sidekick when backpacking.

A 2.5" to 3" blade is optimal for general utility (processing food, cutting cordage, roasting sticks, carving, etc). Processing wood is better done with a saw or hatchet.

No need for a toothpick or a large "survival knife"

I usually prefer folding knives since they are more compact unless I have a specific task that requires a specific tool.

Why wouldn't you have a knife?

u/Solancea83 · 1 pointr/parametrek

First, you're damn awesome for hosting this, THANK YOU /u/parametrek <3


Kind of torn between the sidekick and the SAK ranger, one is more pocket friendly, but the sidekick has pliers which it seems I'm always hunting down for a while when I need a pair. Then on the SAK, I just miss my old little one and that has most of the things the leatherman does...bah, decisions.

Go with the Leatherman https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick/dp/B005DI2QTC/?tag=parametrek-20https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick/dp/B005DI2QTC/?tag=parametrek-20

Unless you can give a reason for going with the SAK Ranger aside from more easily pocketed?

u/THWBM · 1 pointr/parametrek

First of all: I need 61 comment karma. Would be nice if you could help me!
A Sidekick would be great.
https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick/dp/B005DI2QTC/?tag=parametrek-20
By the way: I realy like the parametrek search. The kind of searching is much better than the one from eBay or Amazon.
Edit: Only 56 comment karma missing. You are awesome!

u/ThriceAsNight · 1 pointr/parametrek

What a great thing to do! Thanks for all the effort you put in to helping people find great tools.

I would love this:

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick-Multi-Tool-Stainless-Sheath/dp/B005DI2QTC/ref=sr_1_4?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1493777113&sr=1-4&keywords=Leatherman

Good luck to everyone!

u/xszy · 1 pointr/parametrek

You're so generous for doing this! I've always wanted a nice multitool but I don't generally have a huge amount to spend on knives and cool gear like this. I really hope I can win! I would love to put a leatherman into my daily carry.

Thanks again and good luck with your website! It seems to be pretty well set up.

I would love this one!
https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick/dp/B005DI2QTC/?tag=parametrek-20

u/xEternalEcho · 1 pointr/parametrek

in it to win it!!!


Cool databases by the way, is there a way we can donate?

u/EveryDayCanary · 1 pointr/parametrek

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick/dp/B005DI2QTC/?tag=parametrek-20

Congrats on your new site! Search feature is pretty killer, very nice way to sort. I had no idea there were that many options for multi tools.

I recognize your name from lurking and occasionally posting in /r/flashlights. Keep it up!

u/daaaabear · 1 pointr/parametrek

In Please! This is my choice thank you!

u/likwidfuzion · 1 pointr/parametrek
u/SearcherForTruth · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Amazon and
Gerber

I would be interested to know your thoughts. Ive had it on 4 trips so far and its worked great.

edit: Seems the reviews are tough on the pliers holding up with use. I use them to pull fishhooks which is pretty light work

u/sithadmin · 1 pointr/EDC

Describing from left to right, top to bottom:

u/dr-ivo · 1 pointr/EDC

anyone find any tool addons for this.

I purchased the True Utility KeyTool Multitool It fits perfect just wish it was a solid piece of metal

u/LatinArchaeology · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

"The dog ate my homework!"

I like to be prepared

u/Betorcamp · 1 pointr/EDC

From Top Left to Right.

Gearward Compact Survival Cord Mini, 25’
[http://gearward.com/collections/frontpage/products/compact-survival-cord-mini-technora]


Tucked inside the folds of the cord are: a micro neodymium magnet, a pen spring, a small safety pin.
[https://www.amazon.com/10-100pcs-Neodymium-Strong-Magnets-MarbellStore/dp/B01LZEJWVK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484275063&sr=8-1&keywords=micro+neodymium+magnets].
Have actually used this for: fishing some ladies keys from a grate at the school before the janitor could show up. Also repaired a neighbour’s skate lace with the cord.

Night Ize Inova thumb light (three functions, bright, medium, flash)
[https://www.amazon.com/Nite-INOVA-Ultraviolet-Microlight-Clip/dp/B00CG17GDA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484275003&sr=8-2&keywords=Nite+Ize+inova]
Have actually used this for finding a lost earring in a dark movie theatre. Thought I would use it to find the locks on my house and car, but everything is pretty well lit.

Stanley Key Chain Tape Measure
[https://www.amazon.com/Toysmith-Key-Chain-Tape-Measure/dp/B000F4G5NW/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484274328&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=stanley+keychain+tape+measure+1m]
Have actually used this for buying a new sideboard from an antique shop. Knew the measurements of the room and used this to determined it wouldn’t fit in that room. LOL.

Nite Ize inka Mobile Pen
[https://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-Mobile-Stylus-IMP-M1-R7/dp/B00BAWSOD2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484275029&sr=8-2&keywords=Nite+Ize+Inka]
Have actually used this tons of times whether someone doesn’t have a pen, or for myself at the passport office or recently at the lawyer’s office.

Prime-Lite 5-1 Multifunction Keychain with Light
[http://www.prime-lite.ca/camping_outdoors/5-in-1-multifunction-keychain-with-light-24-852.html]
A new addition. I like the full sized Phillips screwdriver bit. Has a flashlight. Used it to open the bottom of my son’s new RC car’s battery compartment. Has a knife, too. Good for package opening. Not much else.

[Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multitool]
(https://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-DoohicKey-Multi-Tool-Stainless/dp/B00FIX126K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484274688&sr=8-2&keywords=Nite+Ize+keychain).
Actually used this recently to pry open my frozen gas cap cover.

[Mini Bic Lighter]
(https://www.amazon.com/Lot-Bic-Mini-Multi-colour-Lighter/dp/B00863XN4I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484274798&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+bic)
To light cigs, mostly. Haven’t needed to start any urban fires. But… I wrapped over it a thin layer of [To-Go Gorilla Tape] (https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-6100101-2-Duct-Tape-Black/dp/B01M2AAGTZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484274817&sr=8-1&keywords=travel+gorilla+tape) and generic electrical tape at the base. [I interwove the electrical tape through a generic (plastic coated) paperclip so that it acts as a keychain. Haven’t lost one yet.]. I used the duct tape recently when a poster fell down at my kids’ Christmas recital and I was able to peel a few pieces off for the teacher to put it back up.

[Mini Sharpie Marker]
(https://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Permanent-Markers-Assorted-4-Count/dp/B000GOZXA2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484274852&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+sharpie+marker)
Used it recently to write a nasty note to a jerk who dinged my car. Also to get an autograph on a menu of an actor you’ve probably never heard of, but who was big growing up in Toronto.

[Generic Folding Travel Scissors]
(https://www.amazon.com/UCEC-Scissors-Xiaoquan-Slip-N-Snip-scissors/dp/B0199VSV42/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1484274914&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=folding+scissors&psc=1)
Sharper than I expected. I recently used this to save the day when my son refused to wear his new Christmas sweater for a family picture because the tags were itching his back. Snip. Problem solved.

[Gerber Dime Micro Tool]
(https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-31-001040-Dime-Micro-Tool/dp/B0079J51JU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1484274877&sr=8-4&keywords=gerber+dime)
Good to have this as it has pliers, but I haven’t used it other than to pull yellow lego heads out of lego helmets.

[Nite Ize Key Rack Locker]
(https://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-Stainless-Carabiner-MicroLocks/dp/B00FIX12AG/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1484274970&sr=8-1&keywords=Nite+Ize+Keychain)
A good way to keep it all together. These clips don’t lose their… clippieness.


So, I love this little EDC. Will continue to use it, thought I don’t see many ways to improve it!


u/Halgy · 1 pointr/EDC

I used those locking S Biners for a long time to carry my few keys and a Leatherman Brewzer, but I recently switched over to a Nite Ize DoohicKey. As I said I only carry a couple keys (my flashlight and multitool are bigger than keychain size), so it might not work for you.

u/Mahadragon · 1 pointr/photography

I got Nite Ize keychain: https://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-DoohicKey-Multi-Tool-Stainless/dp/B00FIX126K/ref=sr_1_10?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1487548903&sr=1-10

It has now become my "go to" screw driver when I need to unscrew those little adapters that go on tripods as well as main tripod screws sometimes. Super useful because I'm always outside and it's not practical to bring a screwdriver. Plus I don't know how many times the can opening feature has saved my behind.

u/rjamesking · 1 pointr/EDC

If it helps I've been using a dohickey for the last few months and I love it.

u/SoupVichy · 1 pointr/woodworking

I literally own a product called a "doohickey"

u/SmileyVV · 1 pointr/EDC

Thanks! Right now I have the Nite Ize but the part that attaches to the keychain is a little too big for my taste. Other than that I absolutely love it.

u/djnathanv · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/AsYouL4yDying · 0 pointsr/AskMen

I have the SOG power assist. I really like the one handed operation of both knives. They are both accessible from the folded position. The pliers can also be swung open with 1 hand. I have a slide out Leatherman that I really dislike in comparison.

u/jcrocket · -1 pointsr/IAmA

Did the guy you stab have a weapon?

Had you been drinking?

I see this as a grey area. I hate the trend of twenty-somethings carrying knives and ever, ever, EVER, regarding them as a method of self defense. A knife will protect you is when your attacker is unarmed otherwise it will do more harm than good. If you really want to protect yourself carry some mace or get a conceal and carry.

And I hear so much "I only carry it as a tool" bullshit. If you need a knife as a tool, then carry a small multi-tool. It's 10 times more practical, cheap, only 3 oz, and doesn't double as a murder weapon.

EDIT: Also I don't think a knife should be any more acceptable a thing to have when you've been drinking than a CCW. Bring on the downvotes!