Never Leave Home Without One: Wearable Tools

Tread Tempo

We all love multitools but they are only useful if you actually carry them on your person at all times. That’s not always possible either because you are flying somewhere or forget to throw one in your bag before heading out the door. Leatherman is here to help you out by integrating all your favorite multitool bits into a TSA-friendly watch and bracelet — something you are less likely to forget.

The original idea behind Leatherman’s Tread line was to create a multitool that would safely pass through security, not to mention look good. Expanding on this line of wearable tools, the company gets set to release the Tread LT and the Tread Tempo.

The Tread LT ($175) is 20 percent narrower and 10 percent lighter than the original Tread. The TSA-compliant bracelet comes with the following link tools: 3/32″ Screwdriver, Cutting Hook, 6mm Hex Drive, 4mm Hex Drive, 8mm Box Wrench, #3 Square Drive, #1 Square Drive, Pozi-Driv #2 and 11mm Box Wrench. Even the clasp is functional with a bottle opener and #2 square drive.

Tread LT

The Tread Tempo ($575) watch combines the Tread bracelet, including interchangeable multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel link, with a premium, Swiss-made timepiece with precision quartz movement. The timepiece shows the time and date and has a rotation unidirectional diver’s bezel, glow-in-the-dark hour markers and hands (stainless only). A shock resistant sapphire crystal ensures scratch resistance for heavy duty wear, and the curved watch limits reflection and increases outdoor visibility.

The watchband comes with six links with the following tools: 3/32″ Screwdriver, 6mm Hex Drive, 4mm Hex Drive, #3 Square Drive, #1 Square Drive, Pozi-Driv #3. Three more interchangeable links are included: 8mm Box Wrench, Pozi-Driv #2, and 11mm Box Wrench.

The Tread Tempo is water-resistant up to 200 meters, TSA-compliant, and adjustable both in link choices and wristband size in 1/4″ and 1/2″ increments. The clasp can also adjust by 1/8 inch.

Expect the Leatherman Tread Tempo and Tread LT to hit shelves in November, just in time for the holiday season.

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