The Leatherman You Can Wear as a Bracelet and Supposedly Through Security

I’ve got a Leatherman and I love it.  If I could, I’d keep it in my purse, but I travel so often I know I’d forget it.  And this Leatherman is precious to me for sentimental reasons too, so if I lost it, I’d be lost myself!

I doubt TSA would be okay with me bringing the switchblade on my Leatherman through security.

Leatherman has come out with a new tool that is not only covert, but supposedly transportable through security.

leatherman bracelet

Basically, when you wear it, the pieces interlock together.  Then you can take it off, bend it, and use the proper tool.  One of 29 tools.

From the website:

Anytime, anywhere. The functionality of a Leatherman tool, with you everywhere. Our engineers designed multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel bracelet link, making usable tools like Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and box wrenches available at a moment’s notice. Adjustable to accommodate any wrist size and fully customizable with the links you need most, the Leatherman Tread is as stylish as it is functional.

And since it doesn’t include any long blades, it’s technically a Leatherman you can take through security.

I say technically because there are reports in the reviews of the Leatherman getting confiscated anyway.  The reviews mentioned they’ve made it through a lot, but finally, TSA took it.

Which isn’t necessarily a good gamble for $165.

But everytime I’ve had an item TSA was going to confiscate, they’ve been okay with me keeping it and checking it in a bag (or mailing it home if the airport has those services).

I personally cannot figure out why these do get confiscated.  It seems to meet the rules to me.

Any thoughts?

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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One comment

  1. It’s cool, but not surprising it’s not TSA-approved. there are enough things that could do damage, I suppose, and terrorists are getting craftier. `19 pigs with box cutters killed thousands. Shoe bombs. A bomb hidden in a soda can, for god’s sake, took down a plane. Who knows what a terrorist could do with that bracelet.

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