Despite our affinity for multi-tools of the everyday carry variety, there exists a clear difference between everyday keychain multi-tools and the multi-tools built for the great outdoors. Consider the Combar one of the latter. This heavy-duty, purpose-built, 5-in-1 multi-tool is available for preorder now on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter and is built to military specifications via a combination of aircraft grade aluminum, lightweight titanium, and stainless steel.
The Combar’s flagship tool, an ax, folds down during transport for safety reasons, while and integrated hammer and spade (with additional knife and saw attachments on an upgraded version) add to the multi-tool’s overall functionality at the campsite. And at only 3.2 pounds, carrying it on long treks through the backcountry won’t prove to be burdensome. – $399+