We all have a favorite tool that we reach for over and over. One that’s worn from use and shows its age with pride. It got that way for a reason: It performs well, every time it’s needed. The Outrigger is that tool.
A reliable daily carry knife needs to do more than cut well. It has to be pickup truck tough but not monster truck heavy, open fast and easily, and sit solidly in your hand. The blade should make quick work of slicing anything from stubborn knots to lunch, but not be so long or so short that it’s awkward or out of balance. That’s where the Outrigger XL comes in. The extended blade adds length for more cutting surface, and a larger profile fits bigger hands.
A Handful Of Just Right
The Outrigger XL blends elements of three of Gerber’s most popular clip folders from the past decade into 5.4 ounces of multi-faceted, problem-solving design. The Assisted Opening 2.0 technology—popularized with the Gerber Instant—uses a ball-bearing pivot for buttery smooth, one-handed opening. For added safety, the thumb Plunge Lock on the handle offers easy release when closing, keeping your fingers from the blade’s path. The open frame design strips weight out, while adding texture to the body for increased hold. Grippy without feeling sticky, the Outrigger is finished with the same molded, rubberized handle coating that debuted on the AR 3.0, keeping the knife right where it’s supposed to be—your hand.
Long Is Strong
Cut. Strip. Pry. Slice. Where others see challenges, the Outrigger XL’s partially-serrated drop point 3.38-inch blade delivers solutions. Making quick work of daily tasks, the fine edge section offers clean, accurate cuts while the serrated portion smoothly dispatches rope, twine or an aluminum can, even after hours of use. The Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism opens quickly and easily, with one hand or two, thanks to dual thumb studs atop the blade. When it’s time to close up, just push the Plunge Lock for a positive release and smooth two-handed closure.
- Overall Length: 7.88"
- Blade Length: 3.38"
- Closed Length: 4.5"
- Weight: 2.5 oz.
- Steel Type: 7Cr17
- Handle Material: Aluminum with SoftGrip Overmold
- Partially-serrated Drop Point Blade for fast cutting, as well as sawing of thick rope and cord
- Dual thumb studs for quick, secure opening
- Plunge Lock for solid, positive release and blade closure
- Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism opens fast and easily
- Pocket Clip for carrying
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
I was looking for a large pocket knife that was spring assisted and still light weight. This knife exceeded expectations
I purchased the Ourigger XL thru GearGear website. I received it today and the knife will not open with thumb and the only way it was opened was by using both hands. I will try to contact Gerber and see what they recommend. I'm thinking no one checked it before shipping out. I've owned gerber knives in the past no problems. Hopefully this will be the last as I will try the Propel Auto.
Bought this knife not to long ago and I have to say, it has impressed me a lot. My only "problem" is that it was a bit too stiff when I tried opening it with my thumb but after a few tries it got better, but only slightly, still bruising my thumb though. Overall great blade, just make sure you got a band aid or wear gloves.
Amazing knife. After purchasing this knife I will only buy Gerber brand from now on.
this knife is great despite what you might see in other reviews that they had a hard time opening it but I find that it is fast and easy to open with one hand
I've carried dozens of pocket knives over the years and the Outrigger has outperformed them all and blown my expectations away. The edge is perfect, the construction is solid and is a beautifully balances folder. Well done Gerber!
Great knife! I would recommend this to anyone. It feels great in your hand. The assist opening is awesome. I work in the Green industry and this knife is great for cutting weed barrier, weed eater string etc.
great knife, looks awesome, feels awesome,
great grip and folding. I love it