Reddit Reddit reviews resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Black)

We found 65 Reddit comments about resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Black). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Black)
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65 Reddit comments about resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Black):

u/MechanismZero · 308 pointsr/videos

Eh, my worry is that in the chaos, I won't have time to grab the hammer doodad, and by the time the car is full of water, I won't be able to get enough power with the drag of the water to break the window with the hammer style ones.

I own this badboy.
Spring loaded window punch and still has the seat belt cutter. You just press it against the window and it does all the work.

u/NoxiousDogCloud · 19 pointsr/ottawa

If you don't wanna hafta use your coconut to batter a window down, get a resqme tool.

u/Yargyarg · 17 pointsr/videos

In case you didn't know, car glass is actually lamenated glass, which is why it's so hard to break. Obviously you wouldn't want it to be as brittle as regular glass, otherwise every time your window got hit by a rock doing 50mph, it would break.

Although it wouldn't have helped much in this scenario if the owners of the car had one (probably would have helped if someone else had one in their car), there are many tools on the market designed specifically to break car glass. It's a VERY good idea to buy such a tool in the event that your car goes into the drink or any other event happens in which you need to break your own car window fast. Such tools are as follows:

Imagine, instead of a kid being stuck in the car, you lost control of your car and went into a river. You can't get your window open because of the pressure differential and you need to get out, QUICK! There's a problem, though: it took a 250lbs man and a massive pipe multiple tries to break the window from the outside, how the fuck are you going to do it with nothing to help from the inside? Seriously, buy something like the above, keep it in your car. You may never need it but wouldn't you rather spend 20 bucks on something you never use than not spend 20 bucks on something and die as a result?

u/reddog323 · 16 pointsr/LifeProTips

Or get one of these, and keep it in the ashtray. Mine fits there. Cheap at $10 too.

u/Love_Science_Pasta · 13 pointsr/ireland

So scary. Doors won't open under water pressure. Side windows are tempered glass and are near unbreakable. The car seems built to drown you. It's a wonder they've not enforced a lever in the car to snap the windows in such an event given this kills people every year.

For anyone that's worried about this (thankfully unlikely) tragedy happening to someone they love, you can buy one of these on amazon for a tenner:

Here's a video demo:

u/Xenjael · 9 pointsr/pics

Too time consuming. With a knife it's literally in and out.

If you wanted to be a dick order that thing off Amazon that costs like 4 bucks that pops car windows. You just press it against the window, click it, and it shatters the entire glass. Also comes with a seatbelt cutter!

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

They sell these seat belt cutter/glass breaker tools.

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/Pets

To hell with their understanding. Break the damned window and save the damned animal. As far as I'm concerned, they should count themselves lucky to not be prosecuted for animal cruelty.

To make window smashing easy:

u/jaggazz · 6 pointsr/nottheonion

It is. In Minnesota a lot of people drive on the lakes in the winter and every year there are lots of cases of cars going through the ice. Many ice fishermen carry something like this in their trucks.

u/TheAethereal · 6 pointsr/UrbanSurvivalism

smart phone, multitool, flashlight, cash, and a resqme.

u/gobohobo · 6 pointsr/MorbidReality

Buy this. Attach it to your keys.

u/cahua · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

My dad got me this

u/CokeCanNinja · 5 pointsr/knives

I would recommend a true escape tool, such as the Resqme. It's a keychain with a seat belt cutter and spring loaded window punch. I think being spring loaded is a must, because they can still be used if there is no room to swing your arm, or if you are injured. I don't think a knife with added window breaker or seat belt cutter will be as good.

u/Wincal308 · 5 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

This little guy.

The county deputies all get issued them out here and I picked one up after seeing theirs.

u/khark · 4 pointsr/aww

May I recommend one of these for the future incidents that certainly will not happen if you purchase one?

u/NearlyLegit · 4 pointsr/EDC

At the moment I'm running:

TEC Centipede - Titanium ruler that's about 8.5cm in length. I measure things irregularly, but not enough to warrant a full tape measure which will take up more pocket space. Feels super well made.

Leatherman Micra - Just got it, and I'm torn on how much I like it. Whilst beefy, the scissors sometimes flex whilst cutting thicker items (so it goes between the blades laterally). I've never had this problem with my Classic SD, and may end up moving up to a 74mm Victorinox like the Executive for the sake of the bigger scissors.

Boker Vox Access Tool - Titanium prybar with a carbide glass breaker on the end. I've come from the SD Titanium Prybar which was bloody useless for nail pulling due to the groove literally being a 'V' without any guiding for nails, and the edge of the bottle opener kept digging into my hand when I used it. Although for it's follies, the tip lip is very thin (yet sturdy) and can get between thinner crevices than the VAT; I also drove in a couple of nails with the SD, and in seeing if I could unscrew a half in one with the VAT, I chipped the guiding groove for the nail puller (not severely, but it was kind of disheartening as I literally just bought it and didn't think it was much of a stress test).

Kershaw Pub - Technically this isn't on my keys, as I put it in the 'snuff pocket' in my jeans, it's beefier than the VAT for box opening, and the blade is about the same size as a Stanley blade. It's a bit of a different design and great for fidgeting. Not so great for fidgeting when people see you, but fun all the same.

I've currently retired:

The SD Ti Prybar - See above, a great little prybar, hampered by a frankly stupid decision to put a bottle opener on it. NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS A BOTTLE OPENER.

Victorinox Classic SD - A present which I absolutely love, however I'm in the pursuit for something 'beefier', although the scissors on this are second to none for all the little odd jobs I've had over the years.

Uncle Bills Sliver Grippers - Brilliant tweezers for splinters, however the first day I put them on my keys, and then sat on my keys, I hadn't put them in the holder right and they stabbed me in the arse. These tweezers have never been on my keys since.

Resqme Car Escape tool - Had it on the keychain, realised I'd only ever use it in the car, and now I keep it in the glovebox as I have the glass breaker on the VAT.

Leatherman Squirt PS4 - An absolutely fantastic multitool let down by a shit pair of scissors which have a lot of play between the blades. It results in a lot of rough cuts and ultimately spoils a perfect out of the box multi-tool. In the pursuit of better scissors and a lighter set of keys, I've currently retired this fantastic piece of kit.

Leatherman Brewzer - I absolutely loved this little prybar, but it broke in half when I tried to get a little shelf stud out of a bookcase, and it just shattered my confidence in the product to the point that I can't be bothered sending it in under warranty, as I know I'd never use it again.

Gerber Dime - I bought this at the same time as the Squirt PS4 because I couldn't decide between them. After taking them both out of the packing and comparing them side by side one after the other, it was instantly obvious that the Leatherman was just the better fit, so this was retired pretty much instantly and was gifted within an hour.

True Utility Keytool - First keytool I ever had and it was great for years! Practically invisible and as I only used it for the file, the mini screwdriver, and the thread cutter, it was fantastic. Never had an issue with the quality, and never had the need to take it off the key it was on, I only stopped carrying it because I don't use the type of key it works with anymore, and don't want to carry it round for the sake of it when I have so many other options. Great little buy though.

I'm probably going to buy:

Victorinox Manager - This is pretty much the best multitool for what I really need, and it has a pen. It's just 58mm and I really want a larger pair of scissors, however it has all the tools I've used recently, and it has a pen!

Another Prybar. As soon as I find a beefy titanium 80mm~ straight prybar which doesn't have a bottle opener on it, and instead has another useful purpose I'm going to get it. Hell, even if it doesn't have a secondary purpose I'll probably get it as well.

u/Hovsky · 4 pointsr/videos

Good a time as any to remind people to carry something to help escape a car that's under water/on fire.

u/TexMarshfellow · 4 pointsr/VEDC

Meh. The actual resqme is made in America, and only costs $4 more on Amazon.
If this thing is potentially going to be used to save my life, I'd like it to be the real product and not some cheap Chinesium knockoff.

u/Taliesen · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

One of these (or similar) should be standard equipment in all new cars. Clip it to the seatbelt hanger and it's always where it needs to be.

u/wellwasherelf · 3 pointsr/TropicalWeather

Yeah, you don't need anything heavy to smash a car window. They're made of tempered glass, so all you need is a sharp object with a concentrated point that is harder than the glass (e.g. an icepick or punch tool). That's why you can shatter a car window with just a tiny smashed piece of ceramic from a spark plug ("ninja rocks").

Using something as a lever works too since it applies so much force into an extremely concentrated area, and it's probably also going to be near the edge of the glass, where tempered glass is weakest.

I highly suggest investing in one of the specialty tools though. They're super inexpensive and take up no room in your car. I keep one in my center console and one in my dashboard. They do make larger ones too if you're worried about a keychain-sized one getting lost.

u/AverageJoeBruin · 3 pointsr/EDC

Resqme Tool. $10. It's pretty awesome. Tried it out on some glass windows and it worked perfectly. It also has a ball bearing on one side so you can jab at the broken glass to remove it from the frame.

u/zeezombies · 3 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

That's not in the trunk, it's on my keyring. Not the exact one, but something similar.

u/texas_aggie_2005 · 3 pointsr/houston

Or, buy a cheap, specialty tool that can bust side windows and cut seatbelts. Res-Q-Me. Highly reccomend.

u/jkxs · 3 pointsr/SubaruForester

I apologize in advance for this long post. None of these are "must gets", but they are what I got for my 2016 Premium forester. I'm posting this for my own future reference as well as to help some people who are wondering what accessories might be good for their new forester. I highly recommend ordering from Jackie from Annapolis Subaru @ 443-837-1422 as she can get you some good prices on the subaru accessories as well as WeatherTech products! I saved on WeatherTech shipping costs (~$20) by ordering through Jackie and the warranty is the same as if I had bought them through their website.

Please note that some of these accessory links are for my specific car year, model and configuration. I have a 2016 Premium forester without eyesight (affects the Covercraft/heatshield sunshade - they also have eyesight compatible sunshades!).

Also, I personally didn't get my windows tinted, but I think that is something that you should seriously consider doing :)

Speaker kit

Tweeter kit

WeatherTech DigitalFit floorliner (1st & 2nd row)

WeatherTech cargo/trunk liner (without bumper protector)

Weather Tech TechCare floorliner and floormat Cleaner/Protector Kit

Gorilla mud flaps

Covercraft's UVS100 sunscreen - use promo code FREESHIP

Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Approach Lighting

Luggage Compartment Cover (manual rear gate)

Rear bumper cover

Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink

Rear Seat Back Protector

Two Home Depot 5 gallon homer bucket

Heatshield sunshade (driver/passenger, second row, rear windshield, sunroof) - note that their website only shows only one side window (driver/passenger), you need to call in to ask them to add the second row side window ones - on my invoice it says part #1425S-A and #1425S-B

Antigravity Batteries AG-XP-10 Multi-Function Power Supply and Jump Starter (check eBay to see if priced cheaper)

Viair 77P Portable Compressor Kit (check eBay to see if priced cheaper)

Amazon stuff:

EZ Pass Holder for VA Flex

Aux cable

Stickershield (parking stickers, etc)

Dropstop seat gap filler (driver/passenger side)

Door panel removal kit (for speaker kit install)

Two grit guards

Microfiber Drying towel

Microfiber cloths (3 pack)

Car wash shampoo

Wheel brush

Resqme (window breaker/seatbelt cutter)

Wheel cleaner

Microfiber wash mitt

Reindeer costume for Christmas

Headrest coat hanger

Road reflective triangles

Duct tape

Odor eliminator

Tire air pressure gauge

OBDII Scanner (Bluetooth)

First aid kit

u/moratnz · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Might I suggest the ResQMe - it's the keyring version.

u/ToaSt667 · 3 pointsr/EDC

this thing is pretty cool.

u/AceofSpad3s · 3 pointsr/knives

Jesus Christ $250? Just get [This] ( and then choose a knife. Also I have never scene a 5 inch folder. Maybe you might be able to find a large opinel. I think they go up to that.

u/TheRubyRedPirate · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congratulations on your first contest! After gandering at your wish list, I think I may have found some items for you.

For $5 and under, since you like candy, old fashioned hard candy. Cinnamon is my favorite but they also have flavors like root beer, watermelon, lemon, and orange.

For $10 and under, I think everyone should have the escape tool. its a keychain that can cut your seatbelt and break your window in an emergency. Hopefully no one would have to use it but nice to have around.

Thanks for the contest!

u/sweatyfatguy1 · 2 pointsr/pics

Which is exactly why I keep one of these securely fastened within reaching distance of the driver's seat.

There's also this which clips onto your keychain.

u/judsonzhao · 2 pointsr/FortWorth

You guys really need this
Can save lives sometimes.

u/lickmybrains · 2 pointsr/WTF consider one of these, it's spring loaded spike with a seatbelt cutter

u/TomMelee · 2 pointsr/EDC

I have a love-hate relationship with my keychain. There's nothing on it I want to / can get rid of, but I hate that it's so big. What I have on mine...

  1. My toyota car key---is irritating because it's so fat with the keyless.
  2. House key, work key, boat lock key.
  3. ResQMe which is nice and functional but damnit it makes my keys toooo big to fit in my pocket.
  4. Pico 16Gb flash drive. Thumbnail size, I run Liberkey on it and keep an encrypted TrueCrypt container with important personal info, the rest of the drive is open and unencrypted. Be aware that the ball-chain opens easily and needs replacing with something else.
  5. Carabiner. Right now I have a crappy non-load-bearing biner, I will be replacing it with a real one soon. My entire rack got stolen the last time I was on the rock, so I've been slow to re-gear. Mostly it gets used to clip keys to my pocket, but I can't stand the jingle-jangle and the flop of the ResQMe, I feel like a redneck janitor even though there are only 4 keys.
u/ItGonBeK · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/deathdragon1987 · 2 pointsr/videos

Just bought one, thanks! (UK Amazon page here)

u/HamwiseVonTossington · 1 pointr/EDC

Seconded. Have one, it's sweet.

u/ilikesleep · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Resqme may be useless your entire life, but you'd be glad to have it if you did need it.

u/darwin57 · 1 pointr/EDC

There's a key ring on the blade guard that pulls off to use the tool. You could put it on a key chain or tie it off in your car somewhere for quick access.

u/Punky_Boobster · 1 pointr/breakingmom

These little things are amazing, break the window in a second. Of course, it won't do you much good if it gets locked in the car, BUT I have one in case I ever need to break someone else's window because there's a child inside.

u/adriennek · 1 pointr/lifehacks

I've used my Res-Q-me to get through that packaging.

[Res-Q-me on amazon]

u/Medicdude29 · 1 pointr/daddit

As warlocktx said call 911 first. They will come right awake and pop your door usually first with locksmith tools and at last resort break the window.

I would also reccommend one of these they are small and work great. You could easily keep it in your purse and won't take up much room.

u/lookingchris · 1 pointr/pics

> Usually when people die from airline crashes they die from fire and smoke, not impact.

Out of curiosity, would a ResQMe work/help on that airplane dual-pane?

u/lazyplayboy · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Forget this. Do yourself a favour and buy one of these, a combined window-breaker and seatbelt cutter for your keyring.

u/AlexTheInnovator · 1 pointr/EDC

Check out this handy little guy. My wife got me one, and I can confirm that the spring loaded punch and seatbelt cutter do work well.

u/ireland_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

You're talking about it, at least he's trying to get on TV and have a look - if you've photos / dates etc! Tubridy definitely, Ryan's already dead so at least I can get one of these on amazon for a tenner:.

u/swd120 · 1 pointr/funny

If you watch the video, he seems to lead the hit with his right hand, and it seems to be fisted the entire time he's in the shot.

I think the video is fake, and he used one of these to run though it.

u/Margot_Poleaux · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I recommend the resqme! It goes right on your keychain and works great.

u/babysitterwithcuffs · 1 pointr/ProtectAndServe

Forget the fancy knives. I've had partners failed by the window punch feature on their knives. Buy a knife that's badass on its own and toss this sucker in your back pocket for windows and seatbelts.

u/Shmifty · 1 pointr/EDC

This style is much better.

I don't have that exact model, so I can't speak for it. I have a Benchmade Houdini.

u/THEJAZZMUSIC · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Also as a plan B you can get some pretty cheap keychain window breaker/belt cutters on Amazon.

u/comin-in-hot · 1 pointr/videos

Using a headrest or the metal part of a seat belt are just as effective as one of those hammers. In water, you won't be swinging that hammer fast enough to shatter glass. Neither are very effective.

You would want a spring loaded tool like this one.

u/helonias · 1 pointr/Anarchism

> What if you need to cut a seatbelt to get someone out of a burning vehicle? What if you're in a vehicle and it gets submerged in water, how are you going to break a window and get out?

I have one of these on my keychain for those kinds of situations and it's pretty great for both. Not terribly useful for

>What if you show up to a dinner party and they're all out of knives??


u/Akronica · 1 pointr/coolguides

My friend has one of these as her keychain. Its cheap and seems to be very effective if you can keep your wits about you. Watch the product video at the bottom of the picture column on the left.

u/Ramacher · 1 pointr/coolguides

Get a resqme and put it on your key chain.

u/mattdahack · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This is the same concept as a centerpunch I carry this around always.

u/CrazyTillItHurts · 1 pointr/videos

> Every time the mom was begging for the fire department to break the window--depends on the vehicle and the skill of the firefighter.

Not really. They should all have one of these already:

u/canonfine · 1 pointr/Philippines

Maybe they have something like this:

Just bought one recently in case I need it

u/chairmaker45 · 1 pointr/houston

Everything depends on needs and money. What are you looking for and how much do you want to spend? Is it just you or do you have a family? What's the maximum amount of time you want to spend commuting to/from work? I assume you're going to rent at first but will you be looking to buy a house or condo?

Cars are a necessity here. The public transportation system in Houston is poor. There are buses but the city is so spread out (larger in area than London) that they're often not practical due to the time it takes to get from point to point. There is a light rail system but it's centered on downtown Houston and wont help you in Hedwig.

The big headline here in Houston right now is rain. A lot of rain. Measured at IAH airport, we've had 38" of rain so far this year. 20" above normal. It comes in insane bursts which causes a lot of localized flooding. Houston handles it fairly well but there are some areas where flooding into homes and businesses has been a problem. The real danger is flooding on low lying roads. Especially within the freeway system. Do not drive into high water! And get a glass breaking tool like this or this.

u/FutureCrabFisherman · -31 pointsr/videos

The Lord isn't going to help you out. If he was, the truck wouldn't of flipped in the first place. What is going to help you out is to A: stop panicking and B: perform chest compressions until the paramedics arrive. I know it's hard to keep calm but believe me, if you don't you are not going to be able to think clearly or decisively. And this will cause you to make mistakes and forget things you normally wouldn't.

Also PSA everyone should have one of these keychains no matter what it's cheap and could save someone's life's when precious seconds are a matter of life and death.