You likely have one of Ben Rivera’s designs in your pocket or on your keychain right now. If not, he’s hoping to put one there. This is where Leatherman came from and where it’s going with new, wearable tools like the Tread.
Leatherman’s new Signal multitool is the first to incorporate essential survival items like a fire starter and a whistle alongside traditional tools like a quality knife blade and pliers. A one-tool solution for the wilderness?
Today, they’re ubiquitous, but would you believe Tim Leatherman struggled for years to find a buyer for the first-ever multitool? He was inspired to invent it after a 20-country drive through Europe on a shoestring budget.
A TSA-compliant multitool you wear on your wrist. Neat! But does it work as well as a tool as it does manly wrist jewelry? I put it to work around the house and on my bike to find out.
A multitool you can wear on your wrist? Neat! But, will it actually be useful as, you know, a tool? I don’t think so. This is manly wrist fashion, not a genuinely useful wearable.
Multitools are fabulously useful, unless you do not have yours handy when you need it. It doesn't matter how many gadgets you cram into an all-in-one, if it is being a really efficient use of space on your nightstand. Frustrating. A wearable multitool you never take off, though, yeah, that sounds promising.
There's no wrong age to start teaching kids a little responsibility, but Leatherman's new Leap, a multi-tool specifically designer for users with smaller hands, is probably best suited to youngsters who've already mastered a knife and fork, and certainly know not to run with scissors.
Fix anything, anywhere. That's the multitool promise, but buying the wrong one can leave you stranded. Here's how to get the right one, the first time.
Awwww yeah, those suckers at the TSA are going to let us take knives on planes again. Pocket knives are the best. Get one. Here are some suggestions—all plane-legal as of April 25th.
Instead of incorporating a useless pair of tiny scissors into a multi-tool, Leatherman has used a pair of industrial-looking snips as the base for its new Raptor tool.
Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
The Leatherman multi-tool didn't just spring forth fully formed, like Athena, from the brow of some handy-man God, but rather began as a series of meticulously detailed diagrams and cardboard cut-outs. Check them out over at [Popular Mechanics]
Admit it: if you could afford these ridiculously over the top gadgets, you'd buy them in a heartbeat. And if you can afford them... maybe you could buy me one, too?
Here are a few things you don't have time to do when your car plunges into an icy lake: remove a Leatherman multitool from your glove compartment; unfold it; cut through your seatbelt; refold it; smash through your window.
Let's say MacGyver, or some other other gadget-loving, outdoorsy nut, finds themselves trapped in the deadly confines of a five-star luxury hotel like the Ritz-Carlton. Room service is unavailable; the concierge could only procure balcony seats for the opera; and the champagne is most definitely Korbel, not Cristal.…
While yesterday's revelation at Maker Faire by MacGyver creator and real-life inspiration Lee D. Zlotoff that a MacGyver blockbuster was in the works was a pretty sweet surprise, we followed up by asking him perhaps the most pressing MacGyver question of all: Would a modern day MacGyver still use a Swiss Army knife? [