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Product: Tread

Brand: Leatherman

February 24, 2017

Bottom Line

Overall the Leatherman Tread is a surprisingly capable and versatile multi-tool that can be adapted to suit your requirements. It’s a completely unique wearable device, that’s extremely well built and looks great.

Field Notes

A travel-friendly wearable multi-tool—that’s the Leatherman Tread in a nutshell. When I was first introduced to the device, I was fascinated by the concept and eager to take it for a test-drive. Will the Tread become another forgotten gadget, or does it have the versatility to be used, as Leatherman puts it, ‘Anytime, Anywhere’?

While it can’t replace your main toolkit, and you will find it hard to use in some situations, the Tread provides a function that nothing else can. The fact that the Tread is TSA-friendly is reason enough to check out this multi-tool bracelet. You can be sure to find plenty of usefulness out of its stylish design and to get plenty of attention from friends, wanting to try it out for themselves.

The Leatherman Tread is definitely a tool I will be wearing during my day-to-day, ready to use ‘Anytime, Anywhere’!

Full Review:

Read our full review here: http://www.adaptnetwork.com/gear/leatherman-tread-wearable-multi-tool-review/

Check out 15 creative uses for the Leatherman Tread here: http://www.adaptnetwork.com/gear/15-creative-uses-leatherman-tread-wearable-multi-tool/

testing environment

Out and about

Pros

  • Excellent build quality: The strong, hard steel is a great choice—giving you tools that will withstand abuse and high torsional force.
  • Stylish, wearable form: The Tread looks great and is the perfect talking point among friends. It’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t get in the way of outdoor and sports activities. It’s always with you when you need it.
  • Well thought out tool set: Every inch of the Tread is useful and packs a good selection of tools. The ability to purchase more specialised links is an added bonus.
  • Surprisingly versatile: Whilst it does have its limits, the multi-tool can be used for many tasks. The ‘flexible’ handle means that you can adjust your grip depending on the task.
  • Travel-friendly: The Tread multi-tool is TSA-friendly and, therefore, you can literally take it wherever you go.
  • The ability to remove links with a coin easily: The ability to use a hex or screwdriver link along with a box wrench link means that you can undo and fasten bolts without requiring an additional tool. If you didn’t have any other tools with you, when travelling or camping, this would prove extremely valuable.

Cons

  • Having to give up tools to make the bracelet fit: Having to lose tools when removing links, for fit, is not great. However, with a bit of ingenuity, you can find ways of carrying these extra links.
  • Doesn’t fit hard to reach places: You may need to resort to a specialised tool for some hard to reach screws and bolts. To be fair, the Tread is not designed for this.
  • It’s not a traditional multi-tool: Leatherman’s traditional multi-tools may be more effective with hard to reach screws and bolts, and with some heavier-duty tasks. Additional tools, like a knife, pliers and scissors are just useful things to have. Of course, traditional multi-tools are not as travel-friendly.