Leatherman has created a new wearable unlike anything else on the market. The firm is well-know for being a top multi-tool manufacturer, now they have turned their hand to wearables. The gadget is called Leatherman Tread, and it is a stainless steel bracelet that is made up of 11 links that have 25 different tools. This truly is a really useful piece of kit to have on your person. This unique multi-tool is a corrosion-resistant and high-strength accessory that has been designed to be worn in various types of conditions. The gadget will not look out of place in the office or out on the trail. You could view it as Leatherman wants you to; as a substitute for the classic Swiss Army knife.
Weatherman made the concept design with one thing in mind, cram as many useful tools, such as box wrenches, screwdrivers and hex drives into one piece of kit that is both stylish and strong. The idea of wearing it on your wrist, as oppose to carrying it in your pocket, is simply genius.
The president of Leatherman first came up with the idea whilst on vacation in Disneyland. He wasn’t allowed into the amusement park when staff saw that he was carrying a hefty multi-tool. The situation made him wonder whether or not he could transfer all of those useful tools into an bracelet, which looked innocuous. He could.
The Leatherman Tread is not only useful, but it is also fully customisable too. The design allowes for rearrangement of the links and the ability to add new ones. In fact the new bracelet is so handy that even the clasp is also a bottle opener! How cool is that?
The pricing structure for the Leatherman Tread is expected to begin at $150. If you are really into this gadget, then you can upgrade form the standard Tread and purchase the version that includes a watch face for $500.
The Leatherman Tread is expected to start shipping this summer. Just in time for camping in the wilderness.
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