Everyone¡¯s taken a crack at making a smartwatch, but it took the brains at Leatherman to come up with a wearable that¡¯s truly useful. Stylish and functional, Leatherman's Tread Stainless Steel Wearable Tool Bracelet offers the versatility of a Leatherman Tool everywhere you go.
The Leatherman's Tread stainless steel braceletcomes with 29 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.
What makes the Tread different from the typical keychain or compact wallet ¡°multi-tools¡± is its beefiness. We have tried a lot of different keychain and wallet multi-tools, and they all fall short in durability and usability. Usually made of very low-quality steel, I¡¯ve actually had one shatter from dropping my car keys on the ground¡ªan impact that broke the ¡°tool¡± but didn¡¯t hurt my keys.
TheLeatherman's Tread stainless steel braceletitself is made of 17-4 hardened stainless steel, not the pot metal you see in the $15 items. That makes it corrosion-resistant and fairly hard.
Another big advantage of the Tread over the typical miniature multi-tool is your ability get a proper amount of leverage with it. A prime weakness of the keychain models is there isn¡¯t enough body for your hands to get a good grip.
With the Tread, each of the links is held in place by beefy screws, with very little flex. It may look like a typical watch bracelet, but it¡¯s a hell of a lot stronger.
This thing is TSA- and security-friendly. In fact, that was the original inspiration for the Tread: being able to travel and pass security checkpoints with a full compliment.
The other function the Tread serves is probably it¡¯s primary function: jewelry. Sure, the Tread is functional, rugged and surprisingly strong. But what it mostly does is say something about the wearer and his or her outlook on being prepared for life.
If you need a screw tightened, something cut or to borrow a flashlight to look for the keys you dropped in the server room, just look for the co-worker wearing the Tread, because he or she will be ready for anything. That¡¯s really what the Tread does best besides actually working as multi-tool.