The Park Rescue Multi Tool comes in a nifty little pouch that fits nicely
in your jersy pocket.
I’ll be carrying a whole bunch of tools on my bike trip around the world because I want to be able to handle any breakdown myself. But if I could carry only one tool, it would be the Park Rescue Multi Tool.
It’s got everything I need to perform most repairs. Of course if I had to pull the crankset or replace a spoke on the drive side, I’d be out of luck. But for just about everything else, the Park Rescue Multi Tool fits the bill.
Out of the pouch, it separates into two parts.
It’s not perfect; the spoke wrench is a bear to use and the tire irons aren’t stiff enough to really be of use, but the rest of the tools work great… for a compact multi tool.
The allen wrenches work as well as well as any.
I’ve used a lot of similar all-in-one contraptions over the years and none of them really worked as well as the full-sized tool they were designed to replace. But the Park comes close. The allen wrenches are just as good as any I’ve used and Park included all the right sizes. The box-end wrenches don’t have a lot of torque and there’s only 3 of them but for small stuff they’re fine.
There’s a flat blade and Phillips head screwdriver that are just so-so. There’s even a chain tool, which I’ve never used, but looks like it could handle the job.
The box end wrenches fit nicely but don't provide for much torque.
On small jobs they're fine.
Park even included a bottle opener and I’ve used it a couple of times for beer while wrestling with some frustrating repair work.
All in all, the Park Rescue Multi Tool is a good thing to have along. Often, it’s the first tool I reach for when things go south.
I got mine at REI and I think I paid $25.00 for it.