Kikkerland is known for putting a fresh twist on common light-duty devices by redesigning them in clever ways. (See our review of the Kikkerland Wood Axe Multi Tool in Issue 24.) But let’s be clear: The asymmetrical D-shaped carabiner that comes with this Key Tools set isn’t fooling anyone. Its sole purpose is to act as a means to attach the key ring and the included bottle opener and two screwdrivers (flathead and Phillips) to your pack or belt loop. Beyond that, it’s not likely to impress many.
The included screwdrivers work well in a pinch, and their key-like shape helps provide torqueing leverage despite their short length.
The Key Tools set as a whole is a smart, convenient idea.
The spring in the gate is barely strong enough to keep the gate closed.
We were unable to determine its materials before press time, but we suspect the carabiner is soft aluminum.
This ’biner and its gate opening is teeny.