Pocket Friendly Problem Solver

Gerber Crucial Multitool


By Gear Patrol Reader Matt Alan

Admittedly, I’m one of those knife and pocket-tool junkies. Now, I don’t walk around with a fanny pack or a bunch of crap clipped to my belt, just a trusty knife or multitool (or two) in my pocket. Although I probably don’t really “need” one on my person at all times, lets just say it’s pretty rare to find me without a way to respond to an unexpected problem.

Why you ask? Perhaps it’s a leftover from Scouts days. Perhaps it’s because my father always carried one. Perhaps it’s because I just think they’re so damn cool. Whatever it is, not only do I always have at least a pocket knife on me, but also feel the need to buy a newer and cooler one several times a year. Over the years, I’ve amassed a small collection of knives and pocket-tools, but my eye has been keenly trained on the new Gerber Crucial multitool for a while now.

The Gerber Crucials are finally shipping this August and am eagerly awaiting mine from pre-order. This author opted for the Gray version. A preview video is below.

Gerber Crucial Multitool Tools

  • Saf.T. Plus system locks components securely
  • Spring-loaded needlenose pliers
  • Stainless-steel, partially serrated blunt-tip blade
  • Carabiner clip
  • Bottle opener
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Standard screwdriver

Gerber Crucial Multitool Gallery

Cost: $50

About Matt Alan: I’m a tinkerer extraordinaire, outdoorsman, motorcycle hooligan, horsepower junkie, gadget guru, and the go-to “computer guy” to family and friends. I consider myself a fairly well-rounded individual, being equally comfortable playing 360 at home as freezing my ass off in a tree stand waiting for a big buck. I’m the guy who actually get’s some kind of strange satisfaction out of changing the oil in his cars himself. I work in an office but I’m not afraid to get some dirt under my fingernails.

My philosophy: Life is short, so whatever you are doing, put your all into it. Work hard and play hard.