The good folks at ScrewPop Tools sent us a ScrewPop Travel Stash and a ScrewPop Light to try out – this author is glad that they did.
The ScrewPop Travel Stash is basically a metal cylinder cum carabineer. It is solidly constructed out of a single piece of aluminum. As the name implies, the back of the stash can be screwed off, to access a tiny bit of storage space. What you put in there is up to you. It is big enough to hold an emergency hundred (if it is very tightly rolled), a few small pills, or a recreational intoxicant of your choice (if that is your thing). The cap-end of the Travel Stash screws on, and includes an O-ring to keep water from damaging its contents. The carabineer end of the equation features a handy bottle opener, which uses the tool’s length to provide leverage. The bottle opening performance wasn’t as good as a full-sized, dedicated bottle opener, but it was functional, and got the job done in a single action, without too much effort.
My only real criticism of the Travel Stash is the size, I couldn’t help but feel that it was a little too small. If it was, perhaps, a little wider and slightly longer, it would have a lot more uses. In the allergy season, I would love to be able to fit a few maximum-strength Allegra tablets in there.
The ScrewPop Light is essentially the same thing, with a small LED light built into it. If you choose to use the flashlight function, then you lose the storage functionality, but if you remove the innards then you have an extra sneaky way to carry stuff around. Personally, as someone who routinely leaves work after dark and who has to navigate stairs and find my shoe locker with the lights off – I love having the built-in flashlight. I use it every day. Key ring flashlights may well be a dime-a-dozen, but this one produces a good amount of light, with a relatively small footprint, all with solid construction – and it gives you a bottle opener that doesn’t look like a bottle opener – which is important when you don’t want to look like an alcoholic.