SPARtool is a multitool for outdoor recreation, camping, survival, and emergency use. The tool integrates 7 functions (shovel, blade, saw, hammer, pick, crowbar, and bottle opener) in a compact and virtually indestructible package.
Design and development was completed by two PhD students at the University of Utah in late 2015 / early 2016, with market launch in May 2016. Initial funding was secured using Kickstarter. Local manufacturing partners were selected for tool production.
Since release SPARtool has been featured by numerous media outlets and has shipped tools to 30 countries worldwide.