Coast LED Pro Pocket Pliers MultiTool Review

First Impressions

Coast LED Pro Pliers MultiTool

Coast LED Pro Pliers MultiTool

Multitools have been around in earnest since the mid-1980s. And in recent years, much of the innovation in the category has been targeted at reducing the weight, and adding style and color to these utility items.

Coast went the other way with the LED Pro Pocket Pliers. Instead of slimming down, Coast kept the LED Pro Pocket Pliers hefty at 9.5 ounces. While others added multiple fashion hues to their lines, Coast stuck with just stainless and black. That doesn’t mean that Coast didn’t innovate however. In fact, the company added a range of features to the Pro Pocket Pliers that make it a real standout in the category.

Features

Four features define the Coast LED Pro Pocket Pliers. Chief among these are the product’s signature LED flashlights. Coast built two into the Pro Pocket Pliers. The first is located in the rear and the second is placed just behind the plier jaws and knife blade. This second LED puts light exactly where you need it when working with the tool. Great stuff!

Specs
Construction: 400 Series Stainless Steel
Grip: Sure-grip Rubber
Weight: 9.5 oz

Next up are two features that dramatically increase the tool’s usability – the rubberized grips and spring-loaded jaws. Coast inserted heavy duty pads all along the grip which prevent the tool from sliding around in your hand. The spring-loaded jaws make for easy one-handed operation.

And finally, Coast did a marvelous job with the overall ergonomics of the tool. It just feels great in the hand whether you’re using the pliers, the knife or other tools.

Fit

The way I count it, there are 14 tools in total on the Pro Pocket Pliers. These include: needle nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, bottle opener, can opener, Phillips screwdriver, small standard screwdriver, medium standard screwdriver, scissors, serrated knife, and two LED flashlights. The knife was plenty sharp out of the box, the scissors cut small items well, and the LED flashlights put sufficient light on small projects.

Final Verdict

One sweet multitool. Coast added innovations in all the right places with the LED Pro Pocket Pliers. Two flashlights, spring-loaded jaws, rubberized grips and great ergonomics make the Coast LED Pro Pocket Pliers tops in the category. For more information, visit Coast Portland.

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Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to Coast Portland for providing product for this review. Written by Matt K.

6 Comments

  1. Davie.k January 10, 2012 at 9:48 am -

    Looks like a substantial tool that will last quite some time , I better get saving

  2. Matt K @ GearGuide January 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm -

    Dave, thanks for the comment. Don’t forget to register for the Coast Multitool GearGiveaway. Click here and add a comment to this page to enter to win.

  3. Jeremy Ritchie January 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm -

    I have three coast led flashlights g10,hp7,hp21 and the coolest thing is the g10 and hp21 where free from the coast website. I won the hp21 and it is amazing the best flashlight I have ever used or seen in my life. But the hp7 is also really nice carry light the hp21 is a little big to have with you all the time. You can pay $3.50 shipping and handling and get the g10 for free cool deal. If there multi tools are of the same quality as there lights will be something you want leave home without.

  4. alissa September 5, 2012 at 10:24 am -

    I would love to have this tool!!

  5. Matt K @ GearGuide September 7, 2012 at 10:04 am -

    Unfortunately, this sweepstakes is closed. We are running another sweepstakes for RoadIDs this month. If you’d like to enter that drawing, here’s the link.

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