The Top Multi-Purpose Tools for Your Next Adventure

Leatherman WaveMulti-tool

$80.00, 4 inches
Good for: backpacking

The Leatherman Wave multi-tool has been a bestseller for more than a decade and was revamped in 2004 with larger knives, stronger pliers and all-locking blades. This is a great tool for your home and your outdoor adventures, with 17 features that include multiple pliers, multiple wire cutters, a regular and a serrated knife, saw, spring-action scissors, can and bottle opener, wood and metal file, large and small bit driver and a screw driver.

Cricket and Mantis Multi-tool Duo

Price TBD, 2 and 4 inches
Good for: hiking

Similar to the Pocket Monkey, the Mantis and Cricket don't look like a multi-tool. The tools which have more than 18 features between the two pieces, are small enough that you can easily clip them onto a keychain and never notice them.. Each has multiple functions like a screwdriver, nail puller, wire stripper, bottle openers, hex wrenches, scrapers and a pry bar. The Cricket is the smaller one at less than 2 inches in diameter, and the Mantis comes in at about 4 inches long.

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Mattie Schuler

Mattie Schuler is a journalist who writes, edits and reports for magazines and websites. She currently focuses on topics that include the outdoor industry, outdoor recreation and gear, adventure sports, health and fitness, yoga, parenting and travel. In her free time, Mattie enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, yoga, cooking and reading lots of books and magazines.
Mattie Schuler is a journalist who writes, edits and reports for magazines and websites. She currently focuses on topics that include the outdoor industry, outdoor recreation and gear, adventure sports, health and fitness, yoga, parenting and travel. In her free time, Mattie enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, yoga, cooking and reading lots of books and magazines.

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