Best camping multitools

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Anyone who’s been forced to drive in a tent stake with a rock knows you can’t always remember to pack every tool you need when camping. The answer is to bring a multitool that features everything useful in one compact gadget. 

The best camping multitools need to have the right selection of different tools to solve most camp problems and help make quick fixes with the minimum of fuss. You need to be able to rely on your multitool so it should be tough and durable but also not too heavy, otherwise, you might as well bring your whole tool kit from home. Here’s a selection of our favorite multitools which we always find room for when going camping as they can be so useful.

Best overall

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RoverTac Multitool Camping Tool

A whole toolkit on your belt

This compact tool has a whole toolkit of functions – 14 in total – including hammer and ax, pliers, knife and saw, assorted hex wrenches, a Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, file, fish descaler and more. There’s a safety lock and a nylon pouch that covers the blade, always a good idea if you’re around young children.

Best for pocket carry

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Bravedge 12 in 1 Pocket Hatchet Camping Tool

Compact axe with screwdriver set

Bravedge has included 12 tools in their pocket-sized 6.7-inch multi-tool. The ax is ideal for preparing firewood, whereas the hammer can be used to drive in tent stakes. They are joined by a set of screwdriver bits you insert in the head as well as a knife, can opener and bottle opener among others, which should take care of most camp issues. Made from stainless steel, you hold it with a PVC woodgrain handle and a nylon pouch is included.

Best value

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Rose Kuli 7'' Portable Multipurpose Multitool

Wooden handle and 18 tools in total

A wooden handle frames this versatile multi-tool which is made from stainless steel and comes in a nylon carry pouch. The manufacturers claim 18 tools in one including the hammer which can be used to break your car windscreen in an emergency and the knife which can act as a seatbelt cutter. They are joined by a hatchet, screwdriver, bottle opener, saw and more, all secured with a spring-loaded safety lock.

Bottom line

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Adventures in the outdoors can be unpredictable. You know you’ll need multiple tools but not exactly which ones. For this reason, the best multitools to take camping need to have a selection of the right tools and survive whatever you put them through until the next camp. We think currently the best multitool for camping is the RoverTac Multitool Camping Tool. The ax is essential for campfires, the hammer for tent stakes and repairs and they are backed by a supporting cast of useful tools. It feels solid in the hand and will soon become your trusty camp companion.

If you want a multitool with some extra features for escaping a car, we can recommend the Rose Kuli 7'' Portable Multipurpose Multitool. It also has a pleasing wooden handle.

Advnture team

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