Tiny 'Everyday Carry' tools clip to zipper pulls, keychains

They cost $12 a pop. A small loop of cord and a quick-release buckle make them work as zipper pulls on a backpack, or perhaps as a keychain.

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Stubby, 3/4-inch blade on GDC tool

The Gerber Daily Carry line, “GDC” for short, comes to market next month. The four tiny tools listed below, each with unique functionality, will ship to stores with the first GDC run.

In all, the models include the Zip Blade, the Zip Driver, the Zip Hex, and the Zip Light

We got a couple of the Gerber tools in the GearJunkie office to try. The tools are small in the hand. For common tasks — slicing open a box, tightening a seatpost bolt on a bike — they come in handy.

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GDC line

Made of aluminum and steel, each one weighs 1 ounce or less. They are 1.5 to 2 inches long.

The little knife on the Zip Blade swings open on a pivot. It locks in place for careful work with a stubby blade.

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Blade in hand

The Zip Light model has an L.E.D. flashlight on the end. It’s bright enough to read by or, in a pinch, even hike at night on an easy trail.

But don’t expect the GDC products to replace your regular multitool or Swiss Army Knife. They are not meant for wilderness tasks. As take-anywhere tools, however, the Gerber line is a fun and useful addition to the expanding category of “everyday carry” equipment.

—Stephen Regenold

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L.E.D. light on the end

Posted by Richard Jackson - 03/27/2013 12:30 PM

These little guys look awesome. Each to it’s own task would come in very handy in a quick situation. I will definately be purchasing the blade and will consider the other 3 if they suit the purpose.

Posted by Tim B - 03/27/2013 12:54 PM

A bottle opener and a light attached to my jacket zipper pull, this is a must have

Posted by Petro - 03/27/2013 01:01 PM

where can I buy?

Posted by Jon Davis - 03/27/2013 01:47 PM

Gerber hasn’t added these to their website yet, but you can see the products above in their yearly catalogue, here: http://goo.gl/AjUi9

They look great!

Posted by Petro G - 03/27/2013 01:53 PM

they look amazing, any idea as to when they will start selling this on their site?

Posted by Nono T - 03/27/2013 05:49 PM

good idea. i sure hope i dont forget to close the blade and have it mountained on my jacket’s main zipper while jumping or i will slit my throat open :P

Posted by loki_racer - 03/28/2013 07:48 AM

All your links to the Gerber website are 404.

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