The Best Bottle Openers for EDC

Chances are, you probably already have a bottle opener (or six) on you once you're all geared up. Bottle openers are so popular in EDC gear thanks to their simple design that makes them easy to add in. But because of how common they may be, they don't get as much attention they deserve. The truth is, there are so many interesting and fun ways to integrate a bottle opener into your everyday carry. Even if you don't drink often, they're great to have at parties (you'll make friends quick if you can help open beers for everyone). So, why not carry one? If you don't EDC one already, or feel like upgrading what you've been cracking open cold ones with, we've rounded up 20 of our favorite bottle openers below.

1up pro EDC Tool

When we first wrote about the original 1up tool, we liked it for its minimalist and focused feature set that made it a functional addition to your keychain. pocket appeal out of New York are back with the 1up pro, the 1up's big brother. While it looks similar, the pro's larger footprint gives it room for 22 functions.

Front and center, of course, are the 1up's bottle opening functions, which includes a non-slip twisting action that not only leaves the cap undamaged, but also keeps it in your hand, preventing it from flying to the next table. There are 8 hex wrench slots above the bottle opener, ending in a top end that includes a keychain slot and a variety of drivers. You can use the 1up's bottom end as a pry bar thanks to its hardened stainless steel construction, and its sharpened edges let you use it to scrape, score, or slice through boxes and packaging.

Though it's bigger than the original 1up, the pro makes up for it in every possible way by giving you a slew of features and the same sleek form factor. You can add one to your everyday carry by clicking on the Kickstarter link below.

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Binary Titanium Carabiner

Despite hundreds of designs and styles, the perfect carabiner remains elusive—one with a gate secure enough to hold on to your keys under load and activity, while remaining easy enough to use regularly. Numerous locking mechanisms have been developed over time, but there have always been tradeoffs in usability, such as cumbersome slides and stoppers or screws that take some time to undo. iomaa's first Kickstarter project—the Binary Titanium Carabiner—has its own unique take on this dilemma. Improving upon traditional single-gate designs, the Binary’s tempered stainless steel wire gates open in the opposite direction. This makes the gate quick and easy to use without ever getting in the way of your gear. You can add attachments with one motion, but removing them requires a deliberate and more secure action. Grade 5 titanium construction offers a good balance of strength versus weight, while an integrated bottle opener makes the most of the Binary's minimal footprint. Secure your keychain essentials with the Binary Titanium in one of three sizes and two finishes on Kickstarter at the link below.

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1up EDC Tool

For many one-piece multitools, the bottle opener is an afterthought. When trying to lift caps with one becomes difficult (or outright painful, even), how are you supposed to keep the drinks flowing? Enter the 1up, David Talarico's latest Kickstarter project. It’s a multitool designed from the ground up to excel at its primary function: keeping your hands happy while keeping your thirst quenched. The 1up's main opening is shaped for both lifting and twisting alike. Its smooth, ergonomic edges ensure comfortable handling when in use. Its bottom edge not only pries tabs on canned drinks, but can also be used as a screwdriver in a pinch. The 1up is also compact enough to join your keys via its handy top opening. There's a little over a week to cover your beverage bases by pledging for your own 1up tool in one of five finishes at the Kickstarter link below.

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