Tiny Tools Take Over

Emergencies rarely announce themselves, so carry all you’ll ever need in your pocket

Tiny Tools

1. Machine Era Titanium Multitool

Machined, as its name implies, from a block of titanium, this multitool has a Phillips-head and flat-head driver, a pry wedge and both a 1-inch and a 2.5-centimeter rule. A hand-blasted matte finish defies scratching. $32

2. Metal Dreamer Pinch

It’s hard to imagine this titanium chunk encom­passes 11 tools–including a wire stripper, nail puller, hex-bit holder, and bottle opener. Despite the sparse look, the company designed it with function in mind–there’s plenty of space to hold it. $22

3. Pangea Designs PiCO

This extremely minimalist item by Pangea is crafted to be a bottle opener. You’ll hardly notice PiCO in your pocket–it weighs about as much as two paperclips, and keeps a low profile because the key ring it dangles from doubles as leverage. $11

4. Reductivist Ringtool

Always be prepared for emergency bike adjustments. Each of the eight hex-head and driver pieces is long enough to reach screws, and won’t be uncomfortable in your pocket. Plus, you can use it as a bottle opener. $28

This article was originally published in the September 2015 issue of Popular Science, under the title “Tiny-Tool Takeover.”