What tool do you reach for when it’s time to crack open a cold beer?
If you’re one of those classy gents who drinks foreign/imported beer—you know, the kind far too superior to come with a cheap screw-top cap—then you can’t just pop off the lid with your hands alone.
You need some sort of ultra-masculine, hard-core, tough-as-nails tool…or, as we all know it, a bottle opener.
Bottle openers are the sort of tool you only really miss when you don’t have one. There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing you won’t be able to drink that beverage because you don’t have a simple piece of correctly-shaped metal to get it open.
But thanks to the list below, you’ll never run into this particular problem.
Comb through these uber-cool and unique bottle openers to find the one you’ll be glad to carry/keep handy/store in your home to be ready to pop open a bottle at a moment’s notice.
The MT by Wesn is so much more than just a cutting-edge bottle opener. Not only does this compact multi-tool come with a perfectly shaped metal corner that fits perfectly beneath a beer cap (making for easy removal), but it also includes a pry bar, flathead screwdriver, and scraper. It’s just 2.75 inches long and weighs 0.4 ounces, light and small enough to fit on any keychain or in your pocket. Yet it’s made from hyper-tough milled titanium that will never break or bend with your daily use. Talk about ultra-versatile and guy-friendly.
With this bad boy sitting on your fridge door, you’ll always have an easy way to open your beers. The magnetic bottle opener is designed to adhere to any metal surface, and it features the “professional bottle opener” design favored by bartenders around the country. It comes with its own beer bottle opener and soda can opener (in case the pull-tab cracks on you), and is even designed to magnetically “catch” the beer caps as you open the bottles—great for easy disposal! Though it’s ultra-cheap, it’s a reliable and useful bottle opener that will serve you well over years of regular drinking.
If you don’t have this magnetic beer opener on your fridge, you are simply making life more difficult. It’s the perfect solution for opening your bottles: a small metal bottle opener attached to a magnetic surface that will catch the beer caps and hold them in place until you see fit to throw them out. Thanks to the silicone-grip technology, the catcher will stick to any fridge, freezer, or even glass and tile. You can remove it in a matter of seconds to switch it between your home fridge, RV, and campsite with ease, but it’s small enough that it won’t take up too much space in your camping gear.
If you’re looking for the most compact, unobtrusive solution around, you’ll love the Shard by Gerber. This bad boy is built from stainless steel with a titanium nitride coating that makes it incredibly durable, and featuring all the tools you need in your daily life—including a pry bar, small and medium flathead screwdriver, Philips head screwdriver, wire stripper, and bottle opener. It’s compact and light enough that you can secure it to your keychain and carry it around all day long, ready to whip out and put to use at a moment’s notice. And you just can’t beat the insanely low price tag.
What do you do if you can’t finish your beer right away? Maybe you get called away for some chore, or your line finally gets a bite and you’ve got to wrestle that fish onto the boat. Do you let a good beer go to waste? Not with the Hermetus Steel 3-in-1 Resealer Beer Bottle Opener at hand! Not only does this handy little device pop open your beer, but it comes with a rubber surface that creates an airtight seal over your beer to keep it safe and sound while you’re busy. You can always come back to it, slide off the re-sealer, and enjoy it as fresh as when you first popped it open. Made with stainless steel and high-quality rubber, it’s just what you need to ensure not a single sip of beer is ever wasted.
Keep this handy little tool in your kitchen drawers for those occasions when you just want a quick, easy way to pop open a beer. Sure, you can collect all the other cool and unique bottle openers on this list, but having a reliable back-up in case one goes missing (or is in use) is always the smart play. This simple bottle opener also doubles as a can opener, made from tough stainless steel and featuring a soft, ergonomic grip that makes it easy to wrestle with every the most stubborn bottle or can. It’s sizeable enough you’ll always remember where you put it, and impossible to lose.
You won’t find many bottle openers sleeker and more portable than this one by Ballard. It’s literally a single thin bar of metal (2.4 inches long and 9mm wide, weighing just 6 ounces) with a groove into which you can slide the beer bottle lid for easy opening. The stainless steel coating guarantees that it will last for years to come, and you’ll find the pocket-sized device is small enough to fit into any pocket or pouch. The accompanying cable ring allows you to clip it onto a keychain or even your backpack so you can be ready for beer o’clock every day.
YETI does more than just keep your beer cool; they make it easy for you to pop open your beer with this bottle opener that is guaranteed to never get lost. The Molle Zinger is designed to attach to your backpack, bag, harness, or camping gear, with a retractable braided bomber cord that is ultra-tough and guaranteed to never break/snap. With the attached bottle opener, you’ve always got a handy solution for popping open that beer. Even cooler: you can switch out the attachments to hang clippers, flashlights, and a wide assortment of other YETI tools from the Zinger.
Gerber’s latest introduction, the Chonk Pry Bar, takes multi-functional awesomeness to the next level. This compact pry bar is tough enough to split wood and crack concrete, but it’s beautifully compact and lightweight, meaning ultra-portable. In addition to its pry bar, it also features a nail puller, flathead screwdriver, wire cutter, and bottle opener. With this bad boy clipped to your belt or hanging on your keychain, you’ll be ready for anything the job-site can throw at you! Best of all, it’s incredibly long-lasting but retails at a price tag you’re guaranteed to love.
This nifty little bottle opener takes “minimalist” to the next level. Made from titanium and weighing just 3 grams, it’s the lightest item on our list, but so sturdy that you’ll never have to worry about it bending or cracking. It’s even rust-proof! Whether you buy this for yourself or as a gift for a guy thank enjoys a little beer-drinking, it’s the perfect portable solution guaranteed to last for years. Best of all, it’s one of the lowest-priced options on this list.
Sure, you may drink imported beer, but you want only the finest American quality for your tools. And that means the Craighill Ripple Bottle Opener. The tool is entirely U.S.-made—the steel or brass is milled in Wisconsin, the nitrocarburized coating is applied in Maine, and the finishing touches are applied in New York City, before being shipped out to you. This fine American tool combines form and function in all the right ways, delivering a well-balanced, churchkey-style bottle opener that is as eye-catching as it is practical.
The Midland by James is designed to be the ultimate expression of “minimalist excellence”, giving you only what you need with no fluff or frills. Made from Billet 6AL4V Titanium, the bottle opener is just 3.4 inches long and weighs just enough that you know it’s a solidly built tool without being heavy or cumbersome. The tool comes with its own flat-profile titanium key ring that allows you to hang it from your keychain or backpack, or the bottle opener itself can simply clip onto your belt/belt loops to serve as its own keychain. Talk about simplicity and versatility combined!
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