Multi Tools

Dango Tactical Wallet

While there are many wallet multitools out there, they don't always work as well as you'd expect. That's because they compromise on performance for portability to let you carry them in a standard credit card slot. For best results, the wallet and multitool work together as a system.

The Dango Tactical wallet delivers just that. It's a wallet that integrates storage with a multitool that's actually useful. It has space for a mix of up to 12 cards and some cash within its genuine leather pouch and back plate. These two components stay attached to the wallet via a silicone band wrapped around the frame. The multitool fits within that frame, and fulfills 14 popular EDC functions, including a screwdriver, bottle opener, and a hex wrench. It's also made out of high carbon stainless steel, allowing the integral knife and saw to stay sharp. The Dango has all this while keeping things small and lightweight due to its 6061 aluminum frame.

What makes the Dango special is how the wallet itself makes effective use of the multitool. It has detents that allow the multitool to jut out in use, turning the wallet into a solid grip surface. You'll have firm control over the tool, and enough leverage to actually do things with it as well.

You can go ahead and consolidate your personal wallet and mulitool carry with confidence with the Dango Tactical wallet.

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Swiza D04 Swiss Pocket Knife

There's no question the Swiss are master machinists, creating some of the best knives, tools, and watches for everyday carry. Some brands you may recognize more than most--especially for pocket multitools--but here's one you may not have heard of before. Established in 1904, Swiza's been making tools and everyday equipment for 112 years. The Swiza D04 is one of their signature multitools, and from its silhouette alone, you know this isn't your usual Swiss knife.

The handle's ergonomic shape gives you a sure grip with a soft touch, allowing you to wield its five folding tools with comfort. Its main 2.95" blade deploys with a nail nick slot and is made from an alloy of chrome and molybdenum to give it extra durability. A hardened, stainless steel awl lets you pierce leather or score and indent materials. Cans are no problem with the D04's opener, which also includes a No. 1 flathead screwdriver on its tip. There's a bottle opener on its other end, pulling double duty with a No. 3 flathead screwdriver. And on its back, a No. 1 Phillips screwdriver covers the last of your driving needs. The D04 also comes with a pair of tweezers with beveled tips for more delicate tasks.

Add a touch of Swiss-made comfort to your everyday tasks and pick up the Swiza D04 from the Amazon link below.

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Boker Plus Tech-Tool City 5

Boker is well-known mostly for their knives. So their very own multitool with a heaping serving of EDC-friendly features comes as an unexpected and refreshing surprise. Part of the Boker Plus Tech-Tool series, the City 5 comes with 12 functions to deal with your day-to-day tasks. Even its tools are multi-functional, such as its flathead driver with a bottle opener and wire stripper and a secondary serrated blade with a screwdriver tip. Its main blade comes in 12C27 Sandvik, a high-performance and resilient Swedish steel. The City 5 also comes with folding pliers and scissors, and on its rear a punch/awl and Phillips screwdriver make appearances.

Carry the City 5 your way with a reversible pocket clip and folding lanyard hole, and weighing only 6 ounces makes it a lightweight addition to your EDC. Pick one up from Amazon at the link below.

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Leatherman Knifeless Rebar

There's no denying the utility and convenience of EDCing a multitool.  But sometimes you lose out on all using all their functionality because the included blade is restricted due to local laws or workplace regulations. This is where Leatherman's Knifeless Rebar comes in.

Leatherman, of course, needs no introduction. They're the go-to choice if you need a multi-tool. Their Rebar model comes with 17 tools in a compact, 4” closed, 6.7 ounce package. The tools include multiple pliers, drivers, cutters, and openers built from high carbon, corrosion-resistant 154CM stainless steel.

As its name implies, the knife is removed from this version of the Rebar, letting you EDC it with peace of mind no matter where you go. And you'll be carrying it a long time as the Rebar comes with a 25-year warranty.

Thanks to to the Rebar's compact size,  you can prepare for the worst with a single tool you can carry every day. Cover all your bases at work or play by picking one up at the link below.

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SOG PowerPlay

Although multi-tools are common in EDCs for their versatility, they aren't always the easiest to use. The SOG PowerPlay, on the other hand, offers easy access to its tool set thanks to its one-hand-opening design. For example, you can reveal the pliers and wire cutter with a simple flick. What's more, SOG's compound leverage system eases the amount of pressure you have to exert when using the pliers.

You can also deploy the tools in the PowerPlay's handles with a single hand as well, without having to flick the whole tool open. From there, you have access to a wide array of EDC essentials: straight-edge and serrated blades to various screwdrivers and a bottle opener.

SOG's even made carrying easier by including a nylon sheath. It's an ideal multitool for EDC, especially for those looking to consolidate their carry with the convenience of single-handed access. You can pick up one of your own at the Amazon link below.

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5 Tips for Your Next Weekend Camping Trip

If you're new to camping or don't do it as much as you'd like, it can be intimidating to get set up properly. So grab your gear, and we'll cover the rest. Here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind before you go camping that'll really save you some headache and stress.

Leatherman Tread

We're right on the cusp of the age of wearable technology, but what about wearable EDC? Sometimes your pockets just won't fit any more tools, and a paracord bracelet (as useful as it is) can't compete with the functionality of a multitool.

The Tread is Leatherman's take on a versatile wearable, with 29 tools including wrenches, drivers, cutters, and openers forged into the bracelet's links out of 17-4 stainless steel. It's corrosion resistant, making it safe against your own sweat and also against elemental damage. Since it's safe from the elements, it has “go-anywhere” durability. 

And thanks to its TSA-friendly design, it actually can go anywhere, making it a useful addition to your travel kit. With its linked design, you can also customize the Tread to fit your wrist and tool loadout as you see fit. 

It's an ideal complement to any carry, so pick one up direct from Leatherman at the link below in either stainless steel ($165) or a black DLC-coated finish ($220).

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Fix Belt Buckle Multi-tool

Carry a multitool with you all the time, thanks to this cool belt buckle add-on that packs sets of bits and wrenches for snowboarding, cycling, or skateboarding. The tools store inside the buckle of Fix Manufacturing’s rugged All Time Belt… (via TheAwesomer)

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MultiTasker TWIST

Tyler Kee writes: "If you’ve ever attempted to torque down a 51T AAC brake, you know there’s a special socket needed. And I own one. The issue with all those special tools is that they take up a tremendous amount of space, weigh several hundred pounds in total, and as much as I try to tell myself otherwise, they only see usage a few times a year. The MultiTasker’s TWIST, however, is one tool that lives in my range bag…" (via TheTruthAboutGuns)

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Chord Tool by The Tin Mill

Six tools from a solid block of stainless steel to suit all your everyday situations. What more could you ask for from a keychain multi-tool? The Tin Mill's Chord's unique take on the keychain tool lets you flip it around when you don't need its driver functions, keeping them from poking at your pockets. When you need to pry or turn some screws, simply slide the tool around to bring the tools to bear. The Chord also comes with a bottle opener and a 5/16” hex slot on the other end, making best use of every inch of the tool despite weighing less than an ounce. You can pick up the Chord in one of two finishes at the link below.

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Maratac Technician's Screwdriver

CountyComm’s pen-sized screwdriver is the perfect addition to your EDC pack. The compact aluminum tool has two interchangeable bits which provide two sizes of phillips and flat-head drivers. The cap has a neodymium magnet built in to lift items up to 8oz… (via TheAwesomer)

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SOG PowerLock Traveler

A necessary but annoying part of travel is getting through security. If you forget to leave your pocketknife and multi-tool at home before getting to the airport, you can say goodbye to your trusty EDC gear.

SOG designed the PowerLock Traveler multi-tool to meet TSA standards and regulations, making it a great option for travel. It features 16 tools, but a sharp edge isn’t one of them. That may be a deal breaker for some, but it does have needle-nose pliers, small scissors, a Philips screwdriver, and many other functions to make up for it.

Security measures aside, it’s still a workhorse of a tool. A compound leverage system on the pliers provide added gripping force for harder jobs, and wings on the handle add comfort during use. If its 420 stainless steel construction is too tough on your pockets, it comes with a ballistic nylon pouch with a clip for more carry options too.

Everyday inconveniences that require snipping, screwing, or prying don’t disappear just because you step on a plane. And when you’re in a new place, it’s best not to take chances. If you travel often and want to be prepared when you do, pick up a PowerLock Traveler for your carry-on at the link below.

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Leatherman Wingman

Wingman: your best friend, your reliable partner, your go-to guy for all your needs. And since its debut in 2011, Leatherman's iconic multitool has become just that. The Wingman packs 14 essentials to solve all your everyday problems. Front and center are Leatherman's signature spring-action pliers, bolstered by two stainless steel handles on each side. A 420HC (high-carbon) stainless steel serrated blade tucks into one side, with a pair of scissors on the other. You also get a hefty complement of drivers and utility tools like a package/bottle opener and wire cutters. All 14 tools fold into a compact package under 10 inches and weighing 7 ounces or about 200 grams. It's not as long nor as heavy as its big brother the Wave (10”/241g) making it more suitable for EDC. A multitool shouldn't ever fail you, and the Wingman is designed not to. Make it your everyday carry companion at the link below.

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Griffin Pocket Tool Mini

Shaving the bulk off a loaded keychain and banishing pocket bulge forever has long been a conundrum for EDCers. The “suspension clip” came as a simple fix: dangle your keys so they never bunch up in your pocket and let gravity do the work. The recently popular Griffin Pocket Tool zeroed in on that functionality with its deep clip design, while adding even more utility to your carry thanks to its built-in tools. But because a few of those extra tools—like a pry bar—need length for better leverage and comfort, the Griffin can be too long to hang some keychains.

The new Mini variant shortens the original Griffin design, lending itself better to key suspension instead. It also weighs nearly less than half of its bigger brother, but still packs 9 tools in its sturdy stainless steel frame. Staple EDC functions include a bottle opener, box opener, flat head driver, bit folder, prying edge, and various wrench sizes, to name a few. If you need a way to carry your keys that’s dead simple with no moving parts (but plenty of handy tools), check out the Griffin Mini at the link below.

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Have You Carried the Victorinox Manager?

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There’s a common saying in the EDC scene: “two is one, one is none.” It stresses the importance of having backup options in your EDC. Besides the obvious mathematical inaccuracy, it can be confusing the first time you hear it: If you already have a tool in your EDC that serves a purpose, why would you need another one?

Simply put, it’s your “Plan B.” Carrying an extra of something you already have and practicing redundancy in that way does two things. Let’s use a knife for example: if you lose it or if you've used it so much it’s gotten too dull to finish the task in front of you, having a backup knife—even if it’s tiny—still lets you make the cut. Secondly, your backup knife could have a different shape or serve a slightly different purpose, giving you that extra versatility.

But here’s the thing about backups. At the end of the day, they’re still another thing you have to carry! That means more weight and less space in your pockets (not to mention, less cash in your wallet).

Now, what if there were a tool that could serve as a backup for your knife, pen, and multi-tool, without taking up much space at all?

Victorinox Rangerwood 55

"This elegant EDC from the original Swiss Army Knife maker features a smooth walnut wood handle, and packs 10 functions, including a 4″ blade, corkscrew, screwdrivers, wire stripper, a punch, wood saw, can opener and more…" (via TheAwesomer)

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