When you set off an adventure, there are just some things you need to prepare for.
Whether camping, fishing, trail walking or canoeing: one thing you should definitely take is a multi-tool.
It’s compact and keeps all the most essential tools together
Multi-tools are easy to carry around (and can be attached to your belt)
Multi-tools are great for quick fixes (often those you’ll need to make on the road)
However, it’s also just as essential that you pick the right tool, one that equips you for the unknown that you’ll inevitably encounter on your exploration.
Cheap and poorly made multi-tools aren’t helpful. With them, it’s often difficult to get the individual components out. They break easily, and quite frankly, they’re dangerous to use.
So what’s the best possible option that you can take when setting off on an adventure?
At Defiance Tools, we have a vast range of multi-tools. One of our best sellers? The EDC Utility Multi-Tool. Let’s take a look…
Defiance Tools EDC Utility Multi-Tool
Our EDC Utility Multi-Tool is more than your average Swiss Army knife. Not only does it come with a standard utility knife blade and a stainless steel blade, but also a saw — you never know when you need it.
However, that's not all. There’s both a slotted and Phillips screwdriver bit stored inside a magnetic holder — the perfect convenience for when you’re on the go. Simply take the bit you need, drop it into the attached magnetic holder, and away you go.
Of course, on your trip, you may find yourself having to make some quick fixes with that flathead screwdriver in the dark. That’s why this multi-tool also includes a handy LED light that operates both individually or separately.
We’re honestly convinced that our EDC utility multi-tool is the best out there.
However, if it’s not quite what you were looking for, we have a few more suggestions. The next is for the cooks and campfire chefs out there.
BBQ Multi-Tool - 6 in 1, Stainless Steel
Usually, when you host a BBQ in your backyard, you’ve got a whole host of utensils ready to go. However, when you’re on a camping trip, packing everything into your RV or camper van may be a bit of a struggle.
That’s why we created this essential BBQ companion. It’s a comfortable and clever piece of equipment with enough components for the many different jobs around the grill — and it’s built to last.
This handy tool is built out of high-quality stainless steel and can stand up to the harshest of temperatures. In other words, even if you were grilling outside in the middle of the Sahara Desert — this beauty wouldn’t let you down.
Here’s what it has:
Have you ever seen this number of tools for BBQing in one small-sized multi-tool?
Here’s what Thomas thought:
“Awesome tool for camping. Only need this one tool by the grill. Easy to use and well made. I bought a second one for my daughter. I got them at the Sun n Fun air show.”
So, you’ve got your tongs and chef knife and your bottle opener and a corkscrew. You’re pretty much ready for your holiday, right?
What if you need a wire cutter?
EDC Pliers Multitool - 16 Tools in 1 (It Even Has a Bottle Opener!)
This is the definitive tool that can handle just about anything on the job site. Once more, it’s a strong stainless steel construction — but even better, it has 16 functions. That’s right:16 functions.
It’s super easy to use, comes with a convenient nylon pouch, and you can carry it anywhere. Let’s take a look at what’s included.
Flat nose pliers
Here’s what Olivia thought:
“I’ve owned more expensive brands but this multi- tool really impressed me. You can feel the quality and durability when in use. It is solid. Love the access of the saw and knife without having to open the entire assembly. Best part is if I lose it, I can afford another. Would buy again.”
So, now that we’ve looked at the best multi-tools, let’s discuss how to choose the perfect one for you. Here’s what you need to consider when shopping around for one.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Pick the Right Multi Tool?
With such a wide selection of tools on the market, it’s essential you know what you’re looking for and that you pick the right tool for you. The key considerations are:
It’s unlikely you’ll get 100% perfection in each of these areas. For example, in most cases, the lower the cost you go, the lower the quality. However, your individual situation will impact what takes priority.
For example, if you're camping for just a weekend, you might decide on a low-cost tool without the best quality but fairly decent functionality.
If you want a tool in your RV permanently, you may go for a higher quality tool for a more expensive cost.
You should also consider functionality and design. Is the tool comfortable to hold? Does it work well?
Your best bet is to read product reviews and make a decision based on that.
Finally, you need a tool that contains everything you need. For example, our EDC Pliers Multi-tool is excellent for a broad range of functionality but won’t suit cooking. That’s where you’d want the BBQ Multi Tool.
We can’t tell you the exact right tool for you, but given these considerations, you can make an educated decision that will be perfect for your trip.
When Would You Need a Multi Tools Outdoors?
Concerning traveling, there are many situations when a multi-tool comes in handy. These multi-tools could be useful for cooking on the beach, making quick fixes in your RV, or even cutting small branches for camp fire kindling.
However, that aside, having them with you is always handy. They’re the kind of tool that you’ll never know you need until you need them. Especially if you’re somewhere deep in the wilderness, with no phone or any convenience stores nearby.