This kit is essentially a bundled set of the Gerber Tempo flashlight, a slightly modified Gerber Strata, and a ferro rod, all in a solidly made plastic case with heavy rubber closure and belt loop. On a fresh AAA battery, you can expect the flashlight to run about 4 hours with a 7 lumen output, with a very floody kind of light. This is plenty for up-close tasks, not great for range. The multitool is pretty good, with solid lock-up of tools. On mine, releasing the tools is a bit difficult. Pliers have a light spring opening and precise tips. Wire cutter is an anvil type, not the replaceable version on the original Strata. Blade is semi-serrated, VERY sharp out of the box, and one hand opening for right-handed users. Can opener and bottle opener work as expected. Large flathead driver is well formed and stout (good for light prying). The scissors, while short, are excellent, and will cut 550 paracord in one snip.The file is alright, the philips is very stout and full 3d, unlike the flat phillips drivers on a lot of multitools. The small flathead is well done, with no overpolished rounding. The saw is middle of the road, not as good as Leatherman/Victorinox, but better than most others. Retention of all pieces in the sheath is very good, and the sheath itself seems quite rugged. This is a weird situation where it seems like the whole is better than the sum of the components. This kit is very versatile, useful, and, I suspect, durable, but I haven't had it long enough to verify that last one.
Posted on 7/12/13 by LynnWrite A Review
- Tech Specs
Overall Length: 6" Closed Length: 4" Weight: 11.14 oz.
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Standard Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Partially Serrated Blade
- Wood Saw
- Small Flathead Driver
- Bottle Opener
- Crosshead Driver
- Medium FlatheadOther included components:
- Firestarter Rod
- Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide
- Locking Case -Attaches to Belt / Backpack Strap