Hands-on with the Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool

29 functional instruments, worn on the wrist

Nothing can replace a fully-stocked tool box in terms of effectiveness and safety. However, for those on the go or looking always to be prepared, the Leatherman Tread delivers quick, functional and valued support—in bracelet form. With some 10 stainless steel links, the bracelet features 29 distinct tools; from a Phillips Screwdriver and a box wrench to a cutting hook and SIM card pick. Even the clasp features a bottle-opener and a socket adapter. Each component can be removed to maximize the tool function, though plenty of them work simply by unfolding them. And despite its thickness, it’s actually quite stylish.

Why wear tools on your wrist? The Tread is a compact system that could definitely aid travelers—especially cyclists and those venturing off road—whether you need to fix something on the fly or simply crack open a beer. Regardless of the tools’ small sizes, each is fully functional and the overall design of the piece allows for ease of use. You may also notice that it looks a lot like a stainless steel watch band—a nice touch that makes it all the more wearable.

The Leatherman Tread is available for purchase online, where the black DLC version retails for $220, and the stainless steel version for $165.

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David Graver

David Graver

David Graver is Senior Editor at COOL HUNTING, and a contributor to various print and digital outlets. His areas of expertise include art, technology, travel, film, fashion, and hospitality, with further specialization in watches, spirits and cocktails. David represents Cool Hunting around the world at events including Baselworld, Milan Design Week, Miami Art Week, Tales of the Cocktail and New York Fashion Week, as well as gallery openings, product launches and cultural happenings.