“Leatherman has completely rethought the category it invented,” wrote columnist Wes Siler in his 2019 review of the new Free line. One-handed operation is this tool’s calling card: “It works just as well in your left hand as it does in your right. You can access all the in-handle…
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He put four standouts through the ringer to see how they stacked up
The ability to fix your gear outdoors is as important as the gear you choose to use in the first place
This discontinued model is still reliable decades later
The Skeletool is a do-it-all multitool that shaves weight down to five ounces without sacrificing utility. The standard fare (pliers and wire snips, blade, screwdriver set) is augmented by a carabiner-like clip that’s good for cracking open a bottle of beer.
Multi-tools are great for some but for most, carrying 20-plus tools around can be overkill. The Ellis is the perfect solution for those who want a streamlined everyday carry knife, that can do a little more than just cut. It features a 2.6-inch stainless steel blade, plus a flat head…
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Bikes are getting more advanced. So are the tools you need to keep them running well.
We asked a seasoned road chef to lay out his simple, but totally dialed kit
Why I think this is the best multitool ever made
If you’re lost, this tool may be the key to your survival.
This multitool doubles as a belt buckle
This multitool will help you organize your keys
I called up a handful of skiers, climbers, runners, and kayakers to find out how their tools have helped them during off-the-grid adventures
A credit-card holder that doubles as a clever multitool
There’s no excuse to leave this TSA-approved multitool at home
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One ring to rule them all.
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‘Tis the season for car camping and barbequing, which means grilled burgers, sunny days, and (hopefully) cold beer. But to keep your beverage of choice chilled, you’ll need a cooler that can withstand the heat. We reviewed four mini coolers—each 10 liters or smaller and each packed with a six-pack—to…
For years, I used to test how far I could go on day trips without eating. I don’t know if it was some unexplainable machismo or just laziness, but that mindset changed about six months ago. I’d gone on a four-hour run with an empty stomach and no food in…
It’s tough to tell how trustworthy a piece of gear is going to be when you first buy it. In fact, the only way to actually test your equipment’s longevity is to, well, test it. Thoroughly. So instead of having you, dear reader, put your gear through the ringer in…
Forget about rubbing two sticks together. Without matches, your only hope of getting a fire started in the wild is to take advantage of other tools at your disposal. Mykel Hawke—a former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret and founder of survival school Spec Ops—recommends two easy,…
Yes, I write about gear for a living, I have access to the most sophisticated toys and tools in the outdoor world, and I’m constantly geeking out over tech details. But I’m keenly aware of the fact that the gear does not make the athlete. I was a much better…
I work on trails to help my local mountaineering club. Is there anything light enough to carry along in my backpack?