GIFT ALERT: Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool

Some multi-tools are too big and jammed with an overabundance of never-used devices. And some are too small and never have exactly what you need when you need it most. But the Suspension is the perfect fit for hunters and anglers.

According to info I found on Gerber’s website, the Suspension look/design was inspired by the bridges of Gerber’s hometown in Portland, Oregon. I’ve never been to Portland, so I’ve never seen its bridges, but I will admit that the Suspension looks great.

But more important than its cool-factor is functionality, and here the Suspension delivers in spades. With on overall length (opened) of 6 inches and weighing only 9 ounces, the multi-tool fits great in my hand, and because the pliers is spring-loaded, it’s super easy to use when removing hooks from a fish or tightening a loose treestand bolt.

When you choose to use a single tool on the Suspension, it remains opened thanks to the Saf.T.Plus locking system. In my opinion, this feature alone makes the Suspension worth owning because I can’t count the number of times I’ve almost had an accident with an old-school multi-tool that lacks such a safety feature.

The Suspension’s list of tools is impressive: needlenose pliers, wire cutter, fine-edge knife, serrated-edge knife, saw, crosspoint screwdriver, small and medium flatblade screwdrivers, can opener and bottle opener, but my favorite one is the scissors. You see, I like to use the scissors when notching a big-game harvest tag after making meat.

I carry the titanium-gray stainless-steel Suspension in its ballistic nylon sheath (closed length is 3.5 inches), and because the multi-tool has a lifetime limited warranty, I know it won’t ever let me down.

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