GEAR REVIEW: Gerber Centre-Drive Multi-tool
Every camper should have a multi-tool in their kitbag and this new gadget from Gerber is one of the best thanks to its ease of use, performance and huge array of features.
The Centre Drive has a “one-thumb” opening design so you can quickly deploy the three full-size tools you’ll use the most – pliers, blade and screwdriver. The pliers are spring-loaded and easily slide out on a special rail system and with a flick of the thumb, you gain access to a full size blade, said to be 30% larger than the competition.
The 3.2ins magnetic screwdriver opens to align with the centre axis of the tool, which gives you the same turning force you’d expect from a traditional screwdriver. On top of that, there’s an assortment of other tools –including wire cutters, bottle opener and serrated blade – that should allow you to tackle pretty much any job on the campsite. It all packs away in its own fabric pocket and comes with a lifetime warranty. A really nice piece of gear and a camping essential.
Expect to pay £124.99