Tools

3D Compass

$27.95 from Etsy »

A 3D compass isn't so much an invaluable outdoor tool as it is a nifty demonstration of physics and Earth's magnetic field. Don't get me wrong, it might be the most accurate compass you'll ever use. But being made of...

Victorinox Skipper Pro Swiss Army Knife

$89.99 from Amazon »

Gilligan, little buddy, where was this Victorinox Skipper Pro Swiss Army Knife before we shipwrecked on that damn island? According to Victorinox, "Beautiful, stress-free, ready-for-anything days on the water require...

Spyderco Squarehead Lightweight Folding Knife

$48.48 from Amazon »

Spyderco's Squarehead has trimmed down. Shed some USDs. The Squarehead Lightweight shares the same design concept and usability as the original Squarehead folding knife, but sells for about $30 less than its predecessor...

Best Made Brass Capsule Stitcher

$98 from Best Made »

Got the Brass (Capsule Stitcher) to sew up your torn gear and popped buttons on the fly? Maybe literally on the fly. Or on your tent, pack, or coat when you take this emergency gear repair kit with you into the world...

TRAK - Titanium Runner's Anywhere Knife

$55 - $59 from TRAK »

TRAK's roots are as a utility knife for commercial divers, and its name suggests the mini blade has been redesigned for runners. But TRAK's makers say the ultra-lightweight titanium anywhere knife will be a welcome piece...

X9R Marauder 25,000 Lumen Flashlight

$600 from Amazon »

When you're camping and need to take a whiz in the middle of the night, why use some weak ass lantern or stick flashlight to shine a hazy path in front of you when you can use an X9R Marauder 25,000 lumen flashlight to...

1,000-Pound Pull Force Fishing Magnet

$64.99 from Amazon »

If you're goin' fishin' for some rebar, best not forget your 1,000-pound pull force fishing magnet! Yes, that's right. One. Thousand. Pounds. Of pure neodymium attraction. Best also not forget and slip this thing in your...

RMJ Tactical Jungle Dagger

$590 from RMJ Tactical »

Just a few lucky ducks will be able to jungle boogie down with this Jungle Dagger. Ryan Johnson has designed and produced a pre-production run of the blade for RMJ Tactical, 50 pieces total, handcrafted to ensure their...

Gerber Pack Hatchet Camping Axe

$33 from Amazon »

Gerber's Pack Hatchet is a little dude with a big mouth. At just under 9-1/2" long, the camping axe is easily packed into or clipped onto outdoor gear. Gerber beefs up its functionality with a full tang construction and...

Nyala Knife with Microsilk Spider Silk Handle

$498 from Best Made »

The Microsilk-handled Nyala Knife is Best Made's second collaboration with industrial biotechnology firm Bolt Threads. Following the success of 2017's Cap of Courage, Bolt suggested spinning their same bio-engineered...

Grovemade Titanium Minimalist Knife

$199 from Grovemade »

Grovemade used the Japanese higonokami knife as inspiration for their new Titanium Minimalist Knife, so if you don't have $200 to spend on a new pocket folder, feel free to get an actual Japanese higonokami for minus...

Barebones Trailblazer Swivel Head LED Flashlight

$60 from Amazon »

The Trailblazer LED flashlight swivels and bends so your body doesn't have to. The outdoor torch has an adjustable head you can control exactly where its 4000K focus beam is pointing. It makes navigating nighttime conditions...

Douk-Douk French Pocket Knife

$27.99 from Amazon »

Despite the douk-douk's playful name, plus its tribal handle engraving and doodle-y blade design, this is not a pocket knife to play with. It's been used as a utility knife in the French colonies in Oceania since 1929...

Barebones Japanese Nata Tool

Nata chance that overgrown bush is gonna get the best of you this time! (Ladies, I'm talking to you too.) The Japanese Nata Tool from Barebones Living is a hatchet made to thwack! through brush and strip bark, plank wood...

TentLab Deuce Backpacking Trowel

$19.50 from Amazon »

Don't drop a deuce in the woods without it. TentLab's Deuce is an ultra lightweight backpacking trowel that will help you deal with all kinds of shit during hiking and camping trips. At 0.6 ounces, or the weight of 3-1/2...

WK Bottle Opener Knife

Did Winkler Knives make a sheathed blade and decide to extend it handle into a bottle opener, or did they make a bottle opener and decide smith 2-1/8" of business at the other end? Ahhh, it's a philosophical conundrum...

Nite Ize Figure-9 Rope Tightener

$2.54 - $7.98 from Amazon »

Forget using a bandana to learn knots! In fact, forget knots altogether with Nite Ize's Figure-9 Rope Tightener. The Figure-9 is a simple, sturdy metal tool whose funky bends and curves enable the securing of ropes and...

WRENCHit Interchangeable Hex Wrench System

$55 from Amazon »

The WRENCHit interchangeable hex wrench system makes it easy to throw a wrench in your plan. Mininch made it for everyone who finds they, or someone they cross paths with, has a screw loose. (OK, technically a bolt loose...

Rake Assassin Rake/Shovel Combo Tool

$45.99 from Amazon »

Huh. I never thought much about harvesting potatoes until I saw the Rake Assassin doing it. You really do need a tool that serves as both rake and shovel to scoop the spuds up and then filter off the wads of dirt that...

Tekto Gear Amber Automatic Knife

$165.99 from Tekto Gear »

Talk about a woody. The Amber automatic knife from Tekto Gear pairs a corrosion-resistant chrome steel blade with a deep red, marbled wood for a piece of EDC some will want to show off on the outside their pocket instead...

Bosch Inline Demolition Hammer

$898.95 from Amazon »

If you thought you knew pounding before, the Bosch Inline Demolition Hammer would like to redefine the word for you. Its design accommodates both horizontal and vertical concrete demo applications at 17 ft.-lbs of impact...

OOAK Forge Neck Knives

$160 - $625 from Etsy »

Usable handmade sculptures. That's how Harlan Whitman of OOAK Forge would like wearers to think of his neck knives. As the shop's name suggests, all of these pieces are one of a kind, and at printing OOAK Forge had 5...

Spring Assisted Cleaver Flipper

$69.95 from Amazon »

EDC = Everyday Cleaving with Off-Grid Knives' Spring Assisted Cleaver Flipper. The spring-assisted pocket knife allows for one-handed deployment via lever or dual thumb studs, and opens to reveal an AUS8 blade ready to...

CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife

$39.11 from Amazon »

CRKT calls its old-is-new-again Snap Lock folding knife a "legendary reissue" of "one of the most decorated knives of all time." Ed Van Hoy originally designed the blade and its ornate handle in 2004(ish) and it earned...