Gerber Grappler

Need quicker access to your pliers? Well, if so, the Gerber Grappler eliminates the need for two-handed opening and closing. With the flick of your wrist or the slide of a button, the to-be-released Gerber Grappler pliers protrudes from its handle in a snap.

It is a hefty tool, weighing 10.5 ounces and including a wire cutter, file, bottle opener, serrated and straight blades, and screwdrivers. A ruler with centimeter and inch markings doubles as a pry bar and nail puller.

Gerber Grappler

The Gerber Grappler will be available in February for $105. www.gerbergear.com

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.