If you need a multi-tool and want something reliable that won’t break the bank there are plenty of good options available for less than £25/$35. Here’s Best Multi-tools rundown of the top 5 budget multi-tools currently available.
UK Price : £22.31
US Price : $25.81
One of Gerber’s popular models, the Suspension Multi-Plier comes in at under 20 and features 12 tools along with a stylish open frame design. You get standard features such as the spring loaded pliers and Gerber’s Saf.T.Plus tool locking system as well as 3 different types of screwdrivers, 2 knifes and can and bottle openers. Gerber also include a nylon sheath to easily store away your tool.
Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman
UK Price : £20.90
US Price : $34.07
Compact at 9cm and weighing only 100g the Swiss Army Huntsman is suitable for a wide range of tasks. With 15 tools included it features some interesting things not included with competing tools, you get a corkscrew which Victorinox always like to include as well as a reamer-punch and sewing eye and a small wood saw. It’s also available in classic Swiss Army red or silver.
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact
UK Price : £11.75
US Price : $14.85
The compact version of the Bear Grylls Multi-tool we reviewed here at Best Multi-tools, it keeps most of the features of its bigger brother while coming in a smaller and cheaper package. The tool count has been reduced to 10 but the weight has more halved so it’s easy to put in a pocket or bag or attach to a keychain and forget about it. Designed for use outdoors while camping, among the 10 tools are serrated and smooth knifes, a bottle opener and tweezers.
UK Price : £17.00
US Price : $16.23
Leatherman’s range starts with the Style, a basic multi-tool that features 5 tools – spring-action scissors, a 420HC knife, a nail file, flat and phillips screwdrivers and tweezers. The highlight is the knife blade which uses the same 420HC steel found on Leatherman’s higher end multi-tools. It’s also incredibly compact weighing in at only 23.1g and comes with Leatherman’s standard 25 year warranty. The Style is available in 4 different colours, red, black, blue and pink.
UK Price : £27.09
US Price : $26.80
Coming in just over our set budget but definitely worth a mention is the Leatherman Wingman. As Leatherman’s cheapest full size multi-tool the Wingman still features nearly everything you would see on their higher-end models. 14 tools are included ranging from a combo serrated/smooth knife to spring action pliers, scissors and wire cutters. A removable pocket clip is included for easy carrying and the Wingman is just as useful around the house as outdoors.