If you're going to carry a pump, tube and patch kit, you'd better have a tire lever; and if you're looking to economize on space, reach for the made-in-the-USA Prestalever tire lever. Its slippery Nylon surface smoothly slips underneath tight tire beads, and its honeycomb construction means you can really honk on it without fear of it snapping off in your hand. Plus, the Prestalever has a unique rim brace feature for plying tough tires back onto the rim after you're all patched up. The best part is you only need one to get the job done.
$8; prestalever.com
Chris Lesser