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Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Patch Kit Review

Who is the Park Tool Patch Kit for?

Imagine you are out on the road and suddenly “POP”, your tire goes.  Not a problem you have a spare, so that goes on.  Then 10 minutes later “hiss”, the tyre you fitted goes down.  Now you are faced with the walk of shame back home.

I would always carry a patch kit with me on a ride, even if I have a spare tube.  They are incredibly light, and can get you out of a fix on the road or trail. This is probably the best patch kit you can buy!

Where can you buy the Park VP-1 Patch Kit.

If you are in a real hurry any local bike shop will have a cheap patch kit.  For me the Park patches are great quality and usually pick them up from Amazon.  They offer free delivery and great service.  The price is reasonable to0, click here to see the latest price.

What are the features of the Patch Kit?
This kit is probably the best bike patch kit you can buy.  Its compact all wrapped up in a secure box measuring just 3.5 x 1 x 6.5” and weighting just 0.8oz its easy to slip into a pocket or store in a saddle bag.

Inside the box are 5 extremely easy to use patches.  These are great little patches with feathered edges and easy to peel protective foil.

To use them you simply Peel the foil from the backing patch, press the patch to a small quantity of glue applied to the inner tube then remove the plastic backing.

There are two sizes of patches, a larger one for tears and a smaller pin hole patch.

Any issues with the kit?

Due to the nature of the glue, it does have a limited shelf life and can dry out if opened and not used for a year or so.  Glue can be purchased separately.

Park VP1 Patch Kit

What about pre glued patches?

I find pre-glued patches a bit fiddlier and less secure than this traditional style of patch.

What Are others saying?

This product receives an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Most people find the kit a convenient size and simple to use.


Match this Park Tool Patch kit with a Topeak Alien II tool, and a Topeak Pocket Rocket Pump and you have all the tools you need for a long day in the saddle.  I would really recommend the Park VP-1 Patch kit and everyone should carry it!

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