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Big Idea Design is well know company in the world of pocket tools and more. Their quality is always at the top since 2009 when it was founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Today I want to review one of their tools, Bit Bar II, and I think the most versatile one. Let’s get right to it!

Overall rank: 9.5

Design: 9.5
Functionality: 10.0
Value: 9.0

Price: $120.00


Pros Cons
versatility expensive
TSA approved extension slightly loose
perfect size
lifetime warranty

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Big Idea Design Bit Bar II, who is it for and not for?


Who is it for?

  • if you are looking for an all-in-one tool,
  • if you want a well-designed solid tool that fits your pocket.

Who it is not for?

  • If you are looking for a hammer,
  • if you want cheap tool.



Feels very solid it is made out of Titanium, (be aware that it will scratch).
Exact size: 99 mm x 28.4 mm x 14.7 mm (3.9 in x 1.12 in x 0.58 in) fits perfectly in a pocket and hand, with one quick slide of your thumb you can access all 8 bits that can be switched to your needs. (I bought a case of 100 bits for $17).
The only downside is that when we attach the extension, it feels loose, but it does not take away from functionality!

It weighs 131g (4.6 oz) without extension and 150g (5.3 oz) with extension.



It can be used for anything as we can select bits that we use most and have 8 different options, with extensions it allows us more accessibility as well as 2 drive angles. I would only have problems in very tight spaces or if I need a longer extension, but that happens very rarely.

V1 vs V2


There are only 2 differences between Bit Bar I and II, the push button is different, and version 1 has only 1 drive angle, it is $20 cheaper, so it is really up to you!



What material is the Big Idea Design Bit Bar II made of?

Solid Grade 5 Titanium

How big is the Peak Design Tech pouch?

99 mm x 28.4 mm x 14.7 mm (3.9″ x 1.12″ x 0.58″)

How much does a Peak Design tech pouch weigh?

131g (4.6 oz) without extension and 150g (5.3 oz) with extension



Bit Bar II is a great tool that can replace many others, it will very easily fit your pocket or backpack and save a lot of weight and you can be sure you can travel with it by plane. The big downside is a price of $120 for a “screwdriver” is a lot! I think it is much more than just a screwdriver and it is worth its price. With a lifetime warranty, I will use it until the end! If you like it don’t hesitate and grab one today!

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