Sadly, the majority of the best multi-tools aren’t TSA compliant multitools. but there is such a comfort in knowing you can make a quick repair or tighten a bolt at any given moment, no matter the situation. It’s pretty much why we love carrying multitools so much.
Loose thread? Snipped. Loose screw? Tightened. Non-screw off beer bottle? Popped. Box shipped with duct tape? No biggie. Of course, the list of quick fix tasks completed with a multitool goes on and on…
Now, what about the comforting feeling when you’re on vacation? If you’ve ever needed a cold beer, it’s on or after a flight. Sadly, TSA isn’t down with your heavy-duty, blade-included multitool. Fear not, because we’ve searched high and low for the best TSA compliant multitools – so you can pack your carry on with your multitool or even keep it in your pocket.
Here are the 7 best TSA compliant multitools for carry on…
Tactica M100 TSA Compliant Multitool
The Tactica M100 comes with 18+ tools, including metric and imperial wrenches and rulers, box cutter, bottle opener and screwdriver with light and heavy duty sockets. TSA air travel compliant and tech-friendly – the composite body won’t scratch your latest phone or tablet. It comes with phillips and flat-head drives as standard.
Gerber Dime Travel Compliant Multitool
The Dime Travel takes Gerber’s clever mini keychain multi-tool and adds features for use during and after air travel. This is a bladeless keychain multi-tool, making it safe for use in facilities with a no-knife standard, as well as for the airport security line. It suspends neatly from a keychain and provides a resource for a wide swath of problem-solving potential. With its series of useful tools, including spring-loaded needle nose pliers, the tiny, lightweight Dime spins out assistance as needed.
TSA Compliant Leatherman Style PS
The Leatherman Style PS is one unique, travel-friendly, multi-tool. With spring-action pliers, a file, scissors, tweezers, bottle opener and mini-screwdriver, you’ll never be without your most necessary tools; even when you travel! The Style PS conveniently fits in a pocket or clips on your pack or bag for easy portability. So stylish it’s almost a shame it fits so easily in your pocket.
Nite Ize TSA Compliant Multitool Card
Inch for inch the most versatile and useful item you’ll carry, the Nite Ize Multi-Tool Card integrates nine tools into one credit card-sized stainless steel frame. Weighs only 0.6 oz, so it won’t weigh you down and you won’t even know it’s there… that is, until it comes in handy in a sticky situation.
Gerber MP600 Bladeless Multitool
The Gerber MP600 not only does everything your other MPs do, it can go anywhere, thanks to being built for compliance with “No Knife” policies. It’s part of a series of one-hand opening Gerber multi-tools used heavily by the US military. Carrying a Gerber MP600 gives you maximum flexibility in addressing life’s daily problems, and the MP600 Bladeless means you can do so even in limiting circumstances.
TSA Compliant SOG PowerLock Traveler
The PowerLock Traveler is a SOG workhorse featuring flip opening, locking components, and a synthetic sheath with belt clip. Additionally, this tool is designed to follow the specific carry-on regulations of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The PowerLock Traveler complies with TSA regulations as of August 2014, and has been tested in airports around the world for travel-approved tools.
Wallet Ninja TSA Compliant Multitool
The Wallet Ninja puts 18 everyday tools in your wallet. This flat multi-tool has six wrenches, four screwdrivers, two rulers, a cellphone stand, a bottle opener, a can opener, a letter opener, a box cutter, and a fruit peeler into a credit card-sized piece of steel. Plus, the TSA-compliant Wallet Ninja boasts a lifetime guarantee to never rust, bend, or dull.
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