Reviewed by Amanda Hayes
If you are looking for a very useful gift idea, look no further than the Suspension NXT Multi Tool from Gerber. Made from stainless steel and with a 25 year guarantee you can be sure of giving a hardwearing and long lasting gift.
Gerber produce several versions of their bestselling multi tool and I was sent the brilliant and updated Suspension NXT which comes with no less than fifteen tools combined into one. Arriving fixed to a smart black and orange card and wrapped in a plastic bubble for safety the Suspension NXT looks at first glance like a nifty pair of pliers.
Take a closer look though and you will start to see just how cool this piece of kit is, it looks brilliantly designed and engineered and feels weighty enough to be strong but not too heavy for the hand to hold for lengthy periods. Turning over the pack gives you a fully noted diagrammatic drawing of the multi tool, showing all 15 tools together with the location of a pocket clip and lanyard hole.
The first three tools are immediately visible as a pair of needle nosed pliers, which are spring loaded for ease of use, a standard pair of pliers and nestled in-between the two jaws are a pair of wire cutters. The rest of the tools are hidden away in the two handles and fold out penknife style. On one arm is a neat and sharp pair of scissors, a wire stripper, large and small flathead screwdrivers, bottle opener, can opener, and a knife with a partially serrated blade. On the second arm there is a ruler with file a file on the reverse, an awl, and a crosshead screwdriver. All of the tools swing out easily and feel sturdy to use with no wobbling when fixed in place. The knife is very sharp and having three different screwdrivers on one handle I found extremely useful. When closed, the Suspension NXT has a long clip which goes over the pocket of your trousers or belt to keep in place so you always have it to hand.
Whether you are looking for a gift for an enthusiast of DIY, motor mechanics, camping or just someone who loves the outdoors the Gerber Suspension NXT Multi Tool is the perfect gift. It’s functional, practical, strong and tough and comes with an extensive guarantee. Having spent a week trialling this tool and putting all the different parts through their paces I can endorse it 100%. It’s certainly made my Christmas shopping easy ill happily just buy everyone a multi tool! You can even have it personalised (laser engraved) with your name for a few pounds.
Take a look on the Gerber website where you will find further details of the NXT but also lots of other items in the range to fit all budgets. Highly recommended.
For more information or to buy visit www.gerber-store.co.uk.