Top 10 Multi-Tools of 2021

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Top 10 Multi-Tools of 2021

We get it. We have a lot of Leatherman multi-tools. So, we took the time to assemble our curated list of the best of 2021. Some bestsellers and some soon-to-be favorites which are brand-spanking-new (ah the new tool smell of steel). 



1. Wave+

We’ll keep this simple. The Wave Plus is our all-time, international bestseller. But just in case that’s not enough for you, it also has the right features at the right price. It’s the closest thing to our original Leatherman PST from the ‘90s with all the updates you want based on years of design, feedback, and use. Whether you want it as your go-to tool for everyday, or just want an all-around multi-tool for (almost) anything, the Wave Plus is a favorite for a reason. Home, work or hobby, the Wave Plus has the 18 tools to make you a multi-task master.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 8.5 oz | 241 g

WIDTH: 1.2 in | 3.05 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .7 in | 1.78 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler (8 in | 19 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, large bit driver, small bit driver

INCLUDED BITS: Eyeglass screwdriver, Phillips #1-2 & 3/16” screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, matte black

Leatherman Wave Plus on patio

2. FREE P4

So smooth. So advanced. So easy to use. The FREE P4 uses our revolutionary magnetic locking system which gives it a fluid movement. Tim Leatherman, our founder, designed the first Leatherman multi-tool based on pliers, and the FREE P4 has the most durable pliers of them all. Literally every tool can be opened with one hand, so you have your other hand free. Easily access all 21 essential tools, and never worry about a tool moving because everything (except the plier head) locks into place. 

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.25 in | 10.78 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.45 in | 16.39 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.76 in | 7.02 cm

WEIGHT: 8.6 oz | 243.8 g

WIDTH: 1.3 in | 3.4 cm

HEIGHT: 1.3 in | 3.4 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .68 in | 1.7 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, pry tool, package opener, awl, spring-action scissors, ruler (1.41 in | 25 mm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel


Worker holding Leatherman FREE P4 with gloves

3. Skeletool CX

Another everyday carry multi-tool, the Skeletool CX has a sleek, minimal design. Slim and lightweight, it won’t take up a bunch of space or look bulky in your pocket. The premium 154CM straight-edge and serrated blade stays sharper longer. The convenient, powerful pliers get the job done. Modern enough to pair well with your going-to-the-office clothes, and durable enough to solve what needs solving.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.0 in | 15.24 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in | 6.60 cm

WEIGHT: 5 oz | 142 g

WIDTH: 1.24 in | 3.15 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .52 in | 1.32 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, 154CM knife, carabiner/bottle opener, large bit driver

CUSTOMIZABLE: No

ENGRAVABLE: Yes

Leatherman Skeletool CX in grass

4. Super Tool 300

Old-school Leatherman design right here. The Super Tool 300 is one of our most popular and powerful full-size multi-tools. Its 19 tough, professional-grade tools are designed with hard-working people in mind because the handles are more comfortable, and it’s easy to use even with gloves on thanks to large side cutouts. The larger pliers are extra strong and easier to maneuver into tight spaces. Stranded, hard and regular wire cutters come standard, and they’re removable so you can repair or re-sharpen them on the spot.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5 in | 11.5 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 7.0 in | 17.78 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 3.2 in | 8.13 cm

WEIGHT: 9.6 oz | 272.15 g

WIDTH: 1.2 in | 3.0 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .76 in | 1.9 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, stranded-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, awl w/ thread loop, ruler (9 in | 22 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, Phillips screwdriver, large screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, matte black

Leatherman Super Tool 300 on gloves

5. Curl

Just launched from Portland, Oregon, the Curl has some of our most iconic features and is ideal for first-time multi-tool owners. The blade opens with one hand, so you have the other hand free for other things. The grip is contoured to make it more comfortable to hold. Not sure how you want to carry it? No problem. You’ve got options because it includes a removable pocket clip and a nylon sheath.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 7.5 oz | 212 g

WIDTH: 1.24 in | 3.14 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .6 in | 1.5 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, wire stripper, 420HC knife, large bit driver, spring-action scissors, diamond-coated file, awl w/ thread loop, ruler (8 in | 19 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, medium screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel

Leatherman Curl showing tools

6. Micra

If portability is your thing, the compact, lightweight Micra gives you 10 tools right on your keychain. A nice addition to a bigger multi-tool or all by itself, the Micra features strong spring-action scissors and a classic design. So many colors, you may need several (fair warning). 

CLOSED LENGTH: 2.5 in | 6.5 cm

OPEN LENGTH:  4.2 in | 10.6 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 1.6 in | 4.06 cm

WEIGHT: 1.8 oz | 51 g

WIDTH: .75 in | 1.9 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .37 in | .93 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: 420HC knife, spring-action scissors, flat/Phillips screwdriver, ruler (4.7 in | 12.0 cm), nail cleaner, tweezers, bottle opener, nail file, medium screwdriver, extra-small screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, black, red, gray, blue, green

Leatherman Micra with wallet and keys

7. Signal

Outdoor adventurers, we’re talking to you with this one. The Signal is our multi-tool truly made for the wilderness (or the state park, we don’t judge). It features a ton of tools meant to make things easier outside. A hammer that’s perfect for tent stakes. Use the replaceable ferro rod to get a spark going for the campfire. Have the whistle handy on the water or off-the-beaten path in case you need to get attention in an emergency. Will the bottle opener save your life? Probably not. But it will definitely help you quench your thirst.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5 in | 11.43 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.75 in | 17.14 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.73 in | 6.93 cm

WEIGHT: 7.5 oz | 212.6 g

WIDTH: 1.5 in | 3.8 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .63 in | 1.6 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, wire stripper, 420HC combo knife, saw, awl w/ thread loop, hammer, can opener, bottle opener, ¼” hex bit drive, bit driver, ¼” box wrench, carabiner, 3/16” box wrench, safety whistle, ferrocerium rod, diamond sharpener, included bits: Phillips #1-2 & 3/16” screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, black, coyote tan, gray, aqua, blue, red

Leatherman Signal laying down on moss

8. Wingman

Just like the name implies, the Wingman is there to help you like any good friend should. Lightweight and convenient, it gives you 14 tools at an affordable price. One of our top-rated, it features spring-action pliers (your hands are going to thank you), scissors and a blade that you can open with one hand. Slice open difficult packages (we’re talking about you, plastic clamshells), pop the top of a glass bottle and even get into that can that’s going to be your lunch (or snack, whatever, we don’t judge).

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.8 in | 9.7 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.0 in | 15.2 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in | 6.6 cm

WEIGHT: 7 oz | 198.4 g

WIDTH: 1.27 in | 3.2 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .56 in | 1.4 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Spring-action needlenose pliers, spring-action regular pliers, spring-action wire cutters, spring-action scissors, wire stripper, 420HC combo knife, ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, Phillips screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel

Leatherman Wingman sitting next to food on barbecue

9. Raptor Rescue

Our original trauma shears, the Raptor Rescue was created after carefully consulting with emergency professionals on what they need most in a critical situation. It’s especially well-suited for professionals who do extractions (like firefighters and military medics) who need a full-size pair of shears with additional features like a seat belt cutter. Anyone can use it, of course, and many people do (it’s one of our most popular multi-tools).

 

CLOSED LENGTH: 5 in | 12.7 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 8.0 in | 20.3 cm

SHEAR LENGTH: 1.9 in | 4.8 cm

WEIGHT: 5.8 oz | 164 g

WIDTH: 1.9 in | 4.8 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .67 in | 1.7 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: 420HC stainless steel folding shears, strap cutter, ring cutter, ruler (5 cm), oxygen tank wrench, carbide glass breaker

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Black, red, orange/black, green, coyote tan, blue

Leatherman Raptor Rescue cutting open material

10. Bond

Versatile, lightweight, and essential. Check, check, and check. Released in 2021, the Bond is a high-quality workhorse. It’s the closest thing to our original Leatherman PST from the ‘80s with all the updates you want based on years of design, feedback, and use. With a whopping 14 essential tools, it still manages to only weigh 5.8 ounces (yes, you read that right). It’s extra comfortable to carry and hold, and it’s also less prone to scratches. Spend less time hunting for the right tool or running back and forth to your toolbox. DIY projects to work around the house, the Bond is your go-to.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.5in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.36 cm

WEIGHT: 6.21 oz | 176 g

WIDTH: 1.21 in | 3.0 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .56 in | 1.4 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, wire stripper, 420HC blade, awl, spring-action scissors, ruler (4 in | 10 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, Phillips screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel

Leatherman Bond in use with wire cutters

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