I just discovered the perfect gift I should buy myself. It is a multitool from SOG – yes, the same company that makes belt buckles – and it practically makes everything I want in a multitool come true. The company calls its multitools batons, and I think they are right to do so. The multitool, no matter which model you choose, folds into a slim cylinder shape, so you can easily pack it in your pocket when you are in your workshop or when you embark on some outdoor adventure.
I prefer the last model, the Q4 since it practically has all you need. It packs under its slender figure essential tools, such as a nut gripper, multiple screwdriver heads, pliers and it can be used as a wire cutter. I don’t think I need anything else to make sure my trips to the great outdoors are prepared against the unexpected.
So, how does it look?
It looks like a pen. Yes, it is a bit thicker, more like a marker, but it is not longer than a pen, which means that it easily fits in any pocket. I also like using a bag organizer when I go on longer trips since there are many tools that I need to keep close. This multitool fits in there just as well, and I never fear that I might lose it.
What I appreciate a lot in any tool is the use of high-quality materials. The blades are made from stainless steel, and they do not rust or damage easily. The handle is made from aluminum, and it is durable, as well. Overall, the craftsmanship invested in this tool is superior and a recommendation in itself.
A full list of the tools included
Since I may seem to be overly excited by this multitool, I’m thinking about giving you a comprehensive list of all the tools included. This way, you will surely understand why I am so impressed with it. Here is the list:
– Nut gripper
– Can opener
– Wire cutter
– Flathead screwdriver
– 12 hex bits
– Magnetic ratchet driver
Simple, lightweight and elegant
The multitool weighs just six ounces, and its very simple design makes it easy to accommodate in your backpack when you are going on trips. I also love the elegant design because it complements a multitool that is indeed well made. Expandable and easy to use, it is really your best friend when all kinds of situations occur, and you do not have your entire toolbox with you. While its design is based on a classic layout, it offers extra advantages, and that is why I need to have it.