Product Type: Wenger Outdoor Tool / Knife
Newest Review: ... to clean properly! I think the EVO81 is very well made, and it has advantages over other models by Wenger. The body is more attr... more
The Bathroom Variety
Wenger EVO 81
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Wenger EVO 81
Advantages: Good quality design, materials, uses galore!
Disadvantages: Tooth-pick and tweezers can get lost easily!
After trying the 'waiter' version of Wenger's product range, an item I bought specifically for the kitchen, I felt it only right to buy a second version for the bathroom. The EVO81 is the perfect device for such a setting. With a nail file, pair of scissors, small knife, screw-driver (cross-head), tooth-pick/tweezers, and keyring, this variety combines several of the more necessary bathroom apparatus with a few of the least. There are many applications for the components, but several of them I found unnecessary solely due to the area I used the device - the bathroom.
All of the components are built into the main body of the device. Unlike the Waiter, this body is much smoother, sleeker, and adopts a completely different - more visually appealing - shape. It's a shape which fits the hand excellently. Corrosion-resistant paint coated metal forms the body which is cold to the touch, but which allows fingers to grip comfortably, separate to the thumb (which sits neatly at the top end of the device). You are able to grip the EVO81 firmly, handy when you're trying to cut through something thick or awkward with the small knife - a component which extrudes 1.5" (37mm) from the body, at the front end. When using other components, the body makes it simple and safe to do this due to its ambit-dexterous design (back-to-front grip pattern).
The nail file is effective at trimming down nails, even when they are already quite short. Due to the durable stainless steel it is made from, the file remains un-worn, and if used correctly this should always be true. The scissors are clumsy and unpredictable at first, and nothing can be cut accurately. But after spending some time getting used to them it becomes far easier. Though they aren't very strong, the scissors are great for opening toiletry packaging, cutting thread, bandages, and plasters. Be careful, they are sharper than they look - especially when first used. The screw-driver is useful outside of the bathroom, it's good quality, but due to the width of the body of the EVO81 it won't fit into tight spaces (where the screws are usually hiding). As I mentioned in my previous review of the Waiter, the tooth-pick and tweezers are pretty pointless - although in the bathroom they can become useful plucking eye-brows, and poking teeth before a brush. They still get easily lost and make the product more difficult to clean properly!
I think the EVO81 is very well made, and it has advantages over other models by Wenger. The body is more attractive and easier/safer to grip, and all of the items are useful - excluding none - when the product is stationed in the bathroom. I recommend having a few of these around the house, in different forms/varieties as they always come in useful one way or another. There are so many obscure tasks that you would find difficult to think of - but when they occur this product really shines through the situation. Every home is better with a Wenger device!
Summary: A sound investment for the home.