Time and again, Gerber manages to push the bar for innovation in the multi-tool category. The Evo is no exception. Based on their knife counterparts, the Evo exudes simple style and features all outboard components, meaning there is no need to open handles to access tools. Each component is locking, making these tools among the safest out there. When you do need the pliers, spring loaded handles reduce user fatigue during extended use.
- Overall Length: 6"
- Closed Length: 3.94"
- Weight: 10.25 oz.
- Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
- Pliers Type: Needlenose
- Anodized aluminum handle
- Titanium nitride coated 440 stainless steel blade
- Thumb stud for easy one-hand opening
- needle nose pliers
- pincher style wire cutter
- saw blade
- cross driver
- fine edge blade
- scissors, small and medium flat drivers
- bottle opener
- can opener
- serrated knife
I use a multi tool literally every day. It is my most used tool by far. I got this Model last year and it has been fantastic! Best one I have ever used. Most break after less than a year and this one is in perfect condition still. The case however... All of the hooks on the velcro are straightened out, and it no longer fastens. I nearly lost my tool a couple times before I relegated it to my pocket space... which is less than desirable, as the tool is heavy. Not to mention the back nylon being shredded. Great tool. Terrible made in China case.
After researching other multitools I chose the EVO because of the weight and utility. It is a very solid unit with one exception - the scissors! My elderly Swiss Army knife has a vastly superior scissor and a corkscrew, in truth the corkscrew is more useful.
If you were to make a robust scissor or replace it with a nice corkscrew - this would be an exceptional unit
Love the tool, hate the stupid cheap case. I got mine for X-mas from my mom and had it on my belt once when the case ripped off. Barely even touched it on the truck door. Its a shame because it is such a good tool. If they only spent more time in the case....
This is a great tool. All the tools are easy to open and close. The jaws are spring loaded and work well. I had this tool for several months until I lost it due to the cheap elastic belt strap breaking. I normally carried the tool in a Leatherman case that I bought at Cabalas bargan cave. I am going to reorder the EVO again and use the Leatherman case.
I have a Gerber Flick that has been replaced under warrantee at least 4 times. The screwdriver tips are too soft. The jaws jammed after a lot of use. The tool locking mechanism jammed and one replacement tool came broken. The flick I have on my side I use for very light duty work. The EVO works so much better. the Wire cutter actually works on it. It feels great in your hand, and folds up to a small item on your belt. Just don't use the case it comes in.Get a stronger case with a nylon web type belt strap. None of the gerber cases are mush good. Most of the time the velcro flap that locks to the case degrades quickly. I don't like the way Letherman tools unlock to store away. Hence I buy Gerber.
I tour across the country and carry this tool with me all day, every day. The scissors are different than a Swiss Army knife, but they work perfectly fine and I use them literally every day.
Don't know what I'd do without this tool.
Great little tool! Use it all the time always work .
First, the scissors design is a little dangerous - the blade pokes out as you set it back into the handle-shaft. Second, when I was using this scissors in normal operation to fix a truck while stranded, the scissors blade did a 180 degree turn and got stuck behind the spring latch, leaving them useless and me stranded for a longer time period. I realize there is a lifetime warranty - but what if I am in a survival situation? I won't be able to redeem that if I die.
great tool had mine 5 years recomend it. in a survival situation you could depend on it !!!!!
I got this tool to keep on me at work, for small jobs, and as an extra tool when camping or hiking. It's very easy to use and carry, the blades are typical Gerber quality, and I like the shape when closed-feels good in my hand. However, the one drawback is the scissors. They have never worked any time i have attempted to use them. Just by really looking at the design, you can tell they just kind of mailed it in on the scissor. Even a simple Swiss Army style would have been just fine. Other than that, great tool for the price.