Leatherman has been designing and innovating in the multi-tool game for quite some time, but its latest invention could change the way we use and carry our much-needed man-tools.
The Tread is a brand new wearable multi-tool kit – think of it as a smartwatch, but for the kind of person who enjoys fixing things a little more than uploading MP3s to his wrist.
Tread comes with 25 tools integrated into its stainless steel links. All the basics are covered: there are Phillips and flat screwdriver bits and both hex and box wrenches. There’s even a carbide emergency glassbreak tool, a SIM card removal tool, and a cutting hook to help you open stubborn packaging. When your work is done and it’s time to relax and unwind, Tread’s still ready to lend a helping hand with its built-in bottle opener.
When you need to use one of the tools, you slide it off your wrist and fold the band back to expose what you need. Tread’s links are also fully interchangeable. Not only can you pop a few out to get a proper fit, but you’ll be able to cycle different tools in and out depending on your needs, and Tread has also been designed to allow you to pass through security gates without hassle.
The Leatherman tread is said to cost somewhere between R1,700 and R2,300.