Today we’re going to take a look at the Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool. I have personally owned one of these for over 4 years now and carry it as an EDC item and it has held up very well. Having said that, I’m not going to let my personal opinion get in the way of the actual facts.
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool comes with a military-grade, mildew resistant, nylon sheath and a waterproof Bear Grylls’ Priorities of Survival guide which is pretty standard among Bear Grylls’ line of survival products.
Ok, so let’s jump straight in. The Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool is based on the Gerber Suspension multitool – the only difference being the fact that the BG version has his logo on it. The product specifications on Gerber’s website state that the Bear Grylls multitool has 12 stainless-steel, weather resistant components including needle nose pliers, fine edge knife, serrated knife, saw, Phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener, can opener, scissors, wire cutters. This array of tools is more than enough to handle a wide range of everyday DIY tasks and even urban survival. The multitool has an ergonomic, textured rubberized grip which maximizes comfort and reduces slippage. One great feature of this multitool is that the pliers come with a spring-loaded jaw for simplified single-handed usage. Another great feature is Gerber’s patented Safe.T.Plus System which enhances user safety by locking components when in use – no more worrying about losing your fingers when using the blade! This system is unique in that many other multitools on the market do not come with this important safety feature.
The multitool weighs in at 249 g which is very light and is 16 cm long when opened and 10.2 cm when closed. The sheath is very study. The sheath is not MOLLE compatible as such but at the back of the sheath there are two options for carrying it on your belt – either horizontally or vertically.
Who’s this Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Multi-Tool for?
We recommend the Bear Grylls multitool for Everday Carry (EDC) and as an urban survival multitool. If you are looking for a more compact multitool, we recommend the new Bear Grylls Compact Multitool, the Gerber Suspension or the Leatherman Wave.
We rate this multitool at a full 5 stars due to its ergonomic, innovative design, rugged construction, and overall craftsmanship.