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Best Multitool That’s Both Useful and Affordable

Q: What’s the best type of multitool that’s useful and affordable?
— Levi, Orcutt, California

A: The best type is one that has the tools you need. Do you really need to spend $170 on a heavy-duty device equipped with a miniature saw, hammer and electrical crimper for your monthly campouts? Probably not.

Shop in a manufacturer’s compact line. These pocket-sized tools will have fewer features, but they’ll also cost less — usually between $20 and $50.
Quality brands include Leatherman, Victorinox Swiss Army and Gerber.

For example, Gerber’s Armbar line ($39, gerbergear.com) comes in two styles; both include a locking blade and scissors, along with a few other tools. The Leatherman Squirt PS4 ($40, scoutshop.org) is another great option and is available at scoutshop.org.


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2 Comments on Best Multitool That’s Both Useful and Affordable

  1. GearGuy#1Fan // August 23, 2020 at 9:45 am // Reply

    I have a campout coming up, should I use a tent or a hammock.

    • depends on your campout.
      if it will be a cold campout or if there is going to be thunder, or if it’s rainy and you don’t have a tarp to cover it, you should use a tent. also, if it’s more comfortable in your opinion to use a tent, use a tent.

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