The Leatherman Squirt PS4 multi-tool is a hot winter accessory

The Leatherman Squirt PS4. Photo by Johnie Gall

The Leatherman Squirt PS4. Photo by Johnie Gall

When it comes to accessorizing, we're all about metallics—just not on our fingernails and bags. This winter, we're setting the trend with a new type of must-have wardrobe staple: the Leatherman Squirt PS4, a lightweight miniature version of our trusty Leatherman multi-tool that's perfect for stashing in our clutches and in our climbing bags.

There are nine tools in the 2.25-inch contraption, including spring-action needlenose and regular pliers; wire cutters; a knife; scissors; flat, medium and Phillips screwdrivers; a bottle opener; and a wood and metal file. But the tool still weighs in at just two ounces (making it sleeker and lighter than your lipstick).

All of the tools are made from a high-carbon form of stainless steel and an aero-grade aluminum alloy that reduces weight without losing strength. What does all of that mean? It means you’re getting a sparrow-weight tool with the strength of a bear (note: we're not using a real animal scale here). We never knew just how many small fixes we could have saved had we had this tool earlier—we've pulled it out to do everything from scrape gum off our shoes to cut fishing line in the middle of the ocean. If you don't believe us, consider this: the Leatherman Squirt is backed by a 25-year warranty. We're pretty sure you can't say the same about those other accessories you fell for recently (here's looking at you, studded knee-high socks). MSRP $29.95, rei.com.

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