Gear Review: Brooks-Range Backcountry Multi-Tool

Cut your tool bag in half with this compact multi-tool.

Get all the utility of a full workbench, plus a couple of blades for slicing salami, in this packable tool, ideal for skiers. “The bit driver combined with five bits (two Phillips, two flat, one Pozi, and one Torx) gives me tons of solutions for adjusting bindings in a package that weighs a lot less than a tool with six full screwdrivers,” says our tester.

There are wire cutters, needle nose and regular pliers, four sizes of wrenches, and, of course, a brewski opener. “I can fix anything with this,” raves one tester, a Yosemite backcountry ranger. $70; 6.4 oz. (mfr. weight);