Pocket Protectors

It's time to leave the nerd herd behind

May 1, 2005
Outside Magazine

This comb (2) and wrench (3) are from British design shop TOUCH OF GINGER's line of stainless-steel 316 WALLET ESSENTIALS, handy backup for calamities of the physical, mechanical, or sartorial sort. Other choices include an ice scraper and cufflinks. $10 and up; www.touchofginger.com

TOOL LOGIC's eighth-of-an-inch-thick ICE LITE II (5) delivers a stout serrated blade and 11 more clutch performers, from a red mini-light to an eyeglass screwdriver to a nail file. $30

Guarantee your glass will always be full with TOOL LOGIC's WINE COMPANION (1), complete with corkscrew, foil cutter, bottle opener, olive fork, and cocktail stir. $20; www.toollogic.com

Crafted from recycled plastic, the splashproof, hard-shell Jimi wallet (4) will safeguard your cash, driver's license, and four cards against overturned beverages and surprise downpours. $15; www.thejimi.com

More at Outside

Elsewhere on the Web