We Love Cycling Ambassador Richard ‘Gaspi’ Gasperotti recently came to visit our current editorial board with a new toy. And because we’re curious we asked him to take that steel bracelet off to learn more about its multi functionality.
This gadget should help you anytime, anywhere. Leatherman’s engineers designed multiple tools in each of the 17-4 stainless steel bracelet links. The Tread attempts to pack the versatility of a 29-tool set into a single €150 stainless steel bracelet.
Included are eight sizes of a screwdriver (both flat and Phillips), six sizes of box wrench (and one oxygen tank wrench because you’re clearly James Bond), eight types of hex drivers, a square driver, a socket driver and various miscellany like a SIM card pick, cutting hook, carbide glass breaker and, of course, bottle opener. That’s a lot of tools for sure, but there’s a pretty severe size limit as to what you can use them on.
„What I like the most is that you have a lot of tools for immediate use. Whether I want to tighten a loose screw on my sunglasses or to fix something on my bike, there’s always help close at hand,” Gaspi says.
Some tasks take a lot more time to do with this toy than with a normal screwdriver but you need to keep in mind this is an emergency tool to be used just in case you don’t have any other choice.
Tread is adjustable, allowing the wearer to remove rarely used links and reduce the bracelet’s circumference and to accommodate any wrist size and is fully customizable with the links you need the most. For a daily wearing it is rather heavy but some guys can feel strong with such a macho jewel.