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Leatherman Announces New Wearable Multi-Tool

Published: Jan 26, 2015 | Matt Grey

Fashion just got a whole lot cooler.

I'm obsessed with survival tools and gadgets. I also have a thing for jewelry, so when Leatherman announced this month that they would be releasing a new wearable tool I got excited.

The president of Leatherman, Ben Rivera announced, "The idea originated on a trip to Disneyland with my family, I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool. I was unwilling to give it up, so they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security.”

Ben later put his idea into motion by wearing a bike chain bracelet for an extended period of time to test how it would feel.

The Leatherman Tread Is The First Of It's Kind

The Leatherman Tread Is The First Of It's Kind

"The Tread bracelet began taking shape. Each complex link was metal injection molded for strength and intensity. The bracelet was crafted to be fully customizable with slotted fasteners, so the user could rearrange links, add new ones, or adjust for wrist size to ¼”. Even the clasp is functional with a bottle opener and #2 square drive. Other link tools include a cutting hook, hex drives, screwdrivers, box wrenches, and a carbide glass breaker."

Final Thoughts

Wearable technology is here to stay. I'm personally excited for the Leatherman Tread to be released this summer. Not only does it look fashionable, it servers a purpose. No doubt other manufacturer's will be quick to follow this trend.

Published: Jan 26, 2015 By: Matt Grey

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