The Trucker’s Friend

Actually, the Trucker’s Friend ($50) is suitable for any motorist, from guys headed to camp in their F150s to your yuppies on the way to whole foods in a Smart car—especially Canadian guys, given the way our weather works.

Granted, your average city dweller may not use this multi-tool as an axe, hammer, nail puller, or pry bar, but it’s also a tire chain hook, wire twister for removing security seals, and it’s good for knocking loose ice. Couple that with the fact that the business end is steel with a rust resistant matte finish and the handle is non-conducting fibreglass with a shock absorbing grip, and you’re got yourself some solid piece of mind.

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