What you’ll find here – The best overall multi-tool, the best essentials multi-tool, and the best budget multi-tool. We review multi-tools from the top brands like Leatherman, Victorinox, and SOG, as well as provide expert advice on how to figure out which multi-tool is best for you.
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Overall Best Camping Multi-tool
Leatherman Signal Camping ($119)
Warranty: 25 years
Pros: Designed specifically for camping, fire-starting ferro rod, emergency whistle, only requires one hand to open and use the tools, the clips (also bottom opener) can be used to attached to the outside of a backpack or on your belt.
Cons: The color finish is scratched and removed easily, if you don’t care too much about the color, go for the grey one.
Bottom line: Superior tools and quality. Built specifically for what you encounter out camping. The Leatherman Signal Camping is the right tool for the job. With locking blades and being able to clip to your belt this tool is safe and has easy access for when you need it.
Top pick: Out of all of the multi-tools this one screams quality camping tool. With sharp blades (comes with its own blade sharpener) and all of the tools needed, this Leatherman is the one we use out on our adventures and has become one of our favorite items in our top gear picks.