Awesome Leatherman Tread Fashion Wearable Multi-Tool Helps Channel Your Inner MacGyver

Say what you will about the inconvenience of security checks, but this year alone the TSA found thousands of loaded guns, a hand grenade, and an enchilada with an 8-inch knife inside the carry-on baggage of forgetful travelers. Many of the people who lost knives to these checks simply forget them, or didn’t consider them to be knives because the blade was part of a larger tool. To give travelers some piece of mind (and style), Leatherman created the Tread multi-tool.


Meant to be worn like a bracelet, the Tread hides its tools inside its stainless steel links.  Each link has multiple tools, including hex drives, screwdrivers, a carbide glass breaker, and a cutting hook. The links are designed so a user can rearrange them and resize the bracelet to fit his or her wrist. The clasp of the bracelet also has tools, including a square drive and bottle opener.


The Tread is pretty darn slick as a bracelet, but people who would prefer it as a watch will have that option, too. Leatherman created a custom Swiss-made timepiece that has the same tough-guy styling as the rest of the Tread. And because it doesn’t have a blade, the Tread is likely to sail through security checkpoints.

Leatherman Ben Rivera got the idea for the Tread after he was stopped by security at Disneyland for his Skeletool. “I was unwilling to give it up,” said Rivera in a statement. “So they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security.”


The Tread will be available this Fall, complete with the timepiece and enough tool links to make a tool lover tear up.