A new wearable popped up yesterday, called Tread, from Leatherman. A metal bracelet, modeled kind of like a watch band, with links that come apart and function as Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, wire strippers, and more of the features you expect from multitools. As makers, it tripped our triggers both because it’s a wearable (see our latest issue, Volume 43) and because it’s a tool. (Er, several, really.)
It’s stainless steel, Leatherman claims it has 25 distinct tools, and it’s expected to be between $150 and $200, though they don’t say whether that’s for the version with the watch or not. Not cheap, certainly. But it folds up elegantly, is actually rather classy looking, and is apparently TSA compliant.
Banter around the office is probably more because we’re tool nerds than anything else.
“Yeah, I need one of those.”
“Well, I’ve got two arms, so I need two.”
Unfortunately, we’re all going to have to wait — availability is scheduled for summer 2015. Check back later (possibly much later), we’re sure to do a full review.