If you’re out in the wilderness, multi-tools rock. You’ll spot this kind of tool attached to the belt of more than one hunter and woodsman.
Besides its grass-colored non-slip handles — so if you drop it in the brush you’ll never find it — the Vista offers a good set of features that make sense for the purpose in which it was meant to serve. The Vista’s wire cutters differ from other multi-tools’ standard pliers, and they look like they might be useful in the brush. Then again, the standard pliers are pretty handy, too; just ask a friend of ours who spent a few hours using a pair to pull porcupine quills out of the mouth of a catch dog that didn’t know the difference between a hog and a porcupine. The awl/punch will allow you to scratch hard surfaces like metal or poke through tough materials like leather.
The Vista also brings the standard fare, including a straight/serrated knife blade and the ever-present flathead and phillips drivers and bottle opener — essentially all the multi-tool hotness you’re going to need for your next assualt on nature.
Street Pricing starts at around $50.