Traveling through airports never goes as smoothly as you’d hope to begin with, but getting your favorite multi-tool confiscated by security could be the unwelcome cherry on top. Still, multi-tools are some of the most versatile items you can carry, and going anywhere without one can leave you feeling woefully unequipped. Your best bet is to have a small TSA-friendly multi-tool for when you travel (even better, one you’d find useful even when you aren’t). In this guide, we’ve rounded up 10 EDC tools designed to fly with you this travel season.

How to avoid getting your tools getting confiscated by security

One travel hack that works for some Everyday Carry members to avoid getting your multi-tool taken away is to open up all the tools and place it in the change tray.

If that doesn’t do the trick, another quick tip is to pack an envelope with pre-paid postage. That way, if you run into any problems, you can avoid confiscation by mailing it home or to a friend instead.

To avoid that situation altogether, here are some of the best TSA-friendly tools that you can take with you on your next trip.

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