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7 Reviews for Black Leatherman Tread Bracelet

  1. faididi

    Okay, so this Tread thing has been available since early 2015 and there are good and bad things to say about it. For all it’s worth, the Tread is a neat conversation starter (esp. for people who are more hands-on than the typical tech geek), but that is about the most you can get from this nifty looking, but totally inadequate, gadget. The instructions are almost all illustrated with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, and a few other languages I can’t make out providing the minimal amount of maintenance, usage, and care (the manual is a lot like a LEGO kit manual — mostly pictures).The Tread comes with nine (9) links and a clasp; however, you will notice that the links are numbered to 12 (the missing links are #3, #5, and #11). Each link is slightly curved so they are able to wrap around something cylindrical (like a human wrist), and the back of each link has an extremely truncated description of what each tool on a link does (for example, Link #12 has a ‘#1’ and ‘#2’ to label the two Phillips screwdriver heads and a ‘6mm’ for the hexagonal box wrench). If you are not familiar with hand tools, or spend a lot of time with different wrench and driver sets, you may be at a loss finding what you need on your bright, shiny new man-bracelet. Some of the links with the box wrench ‘holes’ will be visibly hollow, while others will be filled; this is to manage the weight of the individual link, as well as provide it with structural strength with more material.While the ‘positives’ for the Tread are obvious (aesthetically arresting, portable, could be handy, etc.), its ‘negative’ traits far outweigh it:THE WEIGHT: This thing weighs a bit, even if you removed a few links to get it to fit (I have a slightly smaller than average wrist, and removed two links to get the right fit). Having worn a lighter timepiece before, the weight of the Tread is noticeable, and one may need time to adapt to it, or be completely uncomfortable all the time.THE LACK OF UTILITY: The tools are so badly designed, they are a joke. The heads are too short to reach into any tight spots. There is a significant lack of handles (for leverage). And just having a link coiled with other links make the Tread hard to use compared to a multi-tool (let alone a standard tool). If you don’t believe me, you can try imagining using the stubbiest flathead screwdriver to try and loosen (or tighten) a screw in an odd angle or tight space. That’s what it is like trying to use a Tread.NO SPARE PARTS: What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG). I emailed Leatherman’s office about spare screws and link connectors, but they do not have such a repair kit available for the Tread at this time. If you lose a screw on your Tread (or a connector), you have to either buy another Tread, ask Leatherman for replacement parts, or use any extras screws/connectors you didn’t use (if you have small wrists, like me). The screws for Tread should be hand tightened (with a regular flathead) after you make any modifications. I methodically tighten the whole side top to bottom before I head out with it; that alone reduces the ‘grab n’ go’ approach of a Leatherman tool.FATAL WEAKNESS: The clasp’s 1/4″ square socket holder is another potentially fatal weakness. While you can fit sockets and other tool bits that use a 1/4″ square, the same bead for the 1/4″ square is used by the Tread to hold the clasp together (and on your person). If the bead pops out (and you lose it or its spring, God forbid), you will be making a call to Leatherman about their warranty to get the clasp replaced or repaired.I personally would like to see the Tread improved (say, by having a titanium or carbon alloy variant to reduce weight), as well as more link varieties (3D printing might help, but I’m no expert) to customize the Tread experience. I don’t dive, so the Oxygen Tank wrench is all but useless to me, but the Allen wrench on that same link may be the size of dogging key I require to operate some doors. Links that allow tool bits to be extended, telescoped (probably not a good idea for strength), coiled or looped could make them more useful. All in all, if you need a tool of that magnitude, you shouldn’t be using a Tread (or even a multi-tool for that matter).In short, I would recommend another standard SOG, Gerber, Colt, or Leatherman multitool in the Tread’s place. However, if you are interested in having a back-up of a back-up tool handy, you are welcome to give the Tread a try.

  2. danielmacaleese

    This has to be the greatestwearableThis has to be the greatest wearable tool ever a little pricey though

  3. Mr.EasyCakes

    Well, $200 is a lot of money for a multi-tool, especially one that is not a direct replacement for a standard Leatherman. If you are looking for a good daily use multi-tool spend 50% less money and get a much more useful Victorinox Spirit X, or the classic Leatherman Wave. The pliers alone on those tools make them much more useful.That all out of the way I can say that this is once slick piece of jewelry. Looks are subjective, but I like how it sits on my wrist. I like to wear watches and bracelets, so this is right up my alley. It seems well engineered and machined. Each link is retained by heavy slotted screws that are easily driven by a coin, so you do not really need any uncommon tools to swap links. Each of these screws are designed to bottom out, so they screw down tight and don’t come loose, while keeping the links freely swinging. I really like that attention to detail. I have smaller wrists and needed to remove a couple links, this reduces the number of tools and I greatly dislike that, however it has not been a deal breaker because there is some redundancy of tools between links.I really thought it would be a trinket, neat looking garbage. First day I wore it I used it more than 10 times. Now i wear it every day.Worth the $200? I cannot say for certain, it is to me because of the jewelry factor and that it gets through TSA. You might have different thoughts.

  4. Wendy K. Fowler

    Personally, I think this is bazaar but here goes – my husband purchased a “knock-off” of this product even though he and I are huge fans of Leatherman products. It was a total price generated purchase as I think he paid less than $60, while the genuine Leatherman product is, basically, $175. He wore and had his for less than 2 weeks when a tiny screw came undone while wearing it. He was contemplating cannibalizing a section of the bracelet that had been removed for sizing for a fix but I thought of something better. His birthday was coming up so I ordered the real thing with confidence of it’s superior quality and performance that I presented to him on his birthday. Guess what – the exact same thing happened – no lying! The worst part is that the return period had lapsed between my purchase and the product failure. So, while we are still fans of Leatherman products and we will deal with Leatherman directly, just a warning to try to coordinate purchases in a manner that avoids this type of scenario on the rare occasion of a product failure. A 1 star sturdiness rating is really pretty harsh as, based on our experiences, Leatherman products are historically extremely reliable but we felt it was important to draw their attention to a possible flaw in their production process. Of course, this is just 1 weird incident and, likely, not commonplace.

  5. Hooligun

    Love this bracelet. I am using it for an apple watch band and yes it sucks having to take some tools off but I would have anyway it was huge on my wrist like dangely bracelet slide up my arm huge. It’s the only watch I will wear because it does not feel like jewelry to me.I was not picky about the links when deciding which ones to use only used the hollow ones for the wrist watch to keep the weight down and it is the perfect size that way.When I bought the watch adapters I purchased the fake Tread bracelet too since it was only 40 bones additional. I like the blacker anodizing on the fake one to be honest but after a few configuration changes a screw broke off in the clamp (chineesium metal mined out of a salt mine) and rendered it useless as I would have to drill out and rethread the hole. I sucked it up and got the real one and am glad I did! The quality details are obvious. I am sorry for not buying it first and throwing away the 40$ Not to mention having that counterfeit guilt. Design was probably stolen via hacking the cnc files.Industrial espionage needs to stop and cheap asses like myself need to not buy copycat products to save a few bucks!

  6. Einar Dyrholm

    Original leatherman quality- but delivered item not quite new (used a bit)

  7. SeongMinHong

    good.

  8. Luke Pranger

    Was the real deal in the official package. Came quickly. Adjusting the Tread to get myexact size has been a challenge. Certainly no fault of the vendor. I eventually found acompany online called ChronoLinks who sellsshorter side links that will allow me to fine tune the fit. The Trad is either too tight or too loose. I hear it is now discontinued. Too bad. I don’t use it as a functional item – justas a jewellery piece. It is nicely made. I hope the clasp holds up okay. We shall see.

  9. danielmacaleese

    This has to be the greatestwearableThis has to be the greatest wearable tool ever a little pricey though

  10. 63rusty

    Excellent product

  11. Hooligun

    Love this bracelet. I am using it for an apple watch band and yes it sucks having to take some tools off but I would have anyway it was huge on my wrist like dangely bracelet slide up my arm huge. It’s the only watch I will wear because it does not feel like jewelry to me.I was not picky about the links when deciding which ones to use only used the hollow ones for the wrist watch to keep the weight down and it is the perfect size that way.When I bought the watch adapters I purchased the fake Tread bracelet too since it was only 40 bones additional. I like the blacker anodizing on the fake one to be honest but after a few configuration changes a screw broke off in the clamp (chineesium metal mined out of a salt mine) and rendered it useless as I would have to drill out and rethread the hole. I sucked it up and got the real one and am glad I did! The quality details are obvious. I am sorry for not buying it first and throwing away the 40$ Not to mention having that counterfeit guilt. Design was probably stolen via hacking the cnc files.Industrial espionage needs to stop and cheap asses like myself need to not buy copycat products to save a few bucks!

  12. faididi

    Okay, so this Tread thing has been available since early 2015 and there are good and bad things to say about it. For all it’s worth, the Tread is a neat conversation starter (esp. for people who are more hands-on than the typical tech geek), but that is about the most you can get from this nifty looking, but totally inadequate, gadget. The instructions are almost all illustrated with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, and a few other languages I can’t make out providing the minimal amount of maintenance, usage, and care (the manual is a lot like a LEGO kit manual — mostly pictures).The Tread comes with nine (9) links and a clasp; however, you will notice that the links are numbered to 12 (the missing links are #3, #5, and #11). Each link is slightly curved so they are able to wrap around something cylindrical (like a human wrist), and the back of each link has an extremely truncated description of what each tool on a link does (for example, Link #12 has a ‘#1’ and ‘#2’ to label the two Phillips screwdriver heads and a ‘6mm’ for the hexagonal box wrench). If you are not familiar with hand tools, or spend a lot of time with different wrench and driver sets, you may be at a loss finding what you need on your bright, shiny new man-bracelet. Some of the links with the box wrench ‘holes’ will be visibly hollow, while others will be filled; this is to manage the weight of the individual link, as well as provide it with structural strength with more material.While the ‘positives’ for the Tread are obvious (aesthetically arresting, portable, could be handy, etc.), its ‘negative’ traits far outweigh it:THE WEIGHT: This thing weighs a bit, even if you removed a few links to get it to fit (I have a slightly smaller than average wrist, and removed two links to get the right fit). Having worn a lighter timepiece before, the weight of the Tread is noticeable, and one may need time to adapt to it, or be completely uncomfortable all the time.THE LACK OF UTILITY: The tools are so badly designed, they are a joke. The heads are too short to reach into any tight spots. There is a significant lack of handles (for leverage). And just having a link coiled with other links make the Tread hard to use compared to a multi-tool (let alone a standard tool). If you don’t believe me, you can try imagining using the stubbiest flathead screwdriver to try and loosen (or tighten) a screw in an odd angle or tight space. That’s what it is like trying to use a Tread.NO SPARE PARTS: What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG). I emailed Leatherman’s office about spare screws and link connectors, but they do not have such a repair kit available for the Tread at this time. If you lose a screw on your Tread (or a connector), you have to either buy another Tread, ask Leatherman for replacement parts, or use any extras screws/connectors you didn’t use (if you have small wrists, like me). The screws for Tread should be hand tightened (with a regular flathead) after you make any modifications. I methodically tighten the whole side top to bottom before I head out with it; that alone reduces the ‘grab n’ go’ approach of a Leatherman tool.FATAL WEAKNESS: The clasp’s 1/4″ square socket holder is another potentially fatal weakness. While you can fit sockets and other tool bits that use a 1/4″ square, the same bead for the 1/4″ square is used by the Tread to hold the clasp together (and on your person). If the bead pops out (and you lose it or its spring, God forbid), you will be making a call to Leatherman about their warranty to get the clasp replaced or repaired.I personally would like to see the Tread improved (say, by having a titanium or carbon alloy variant to reduce weight), as well as more link varieties (3D printing might help, but I’m no expert) to customize the Tread experience. I don’t dive, so the Oxygen Tank wrench is all but useless to me, but the Allen wrench on that same link may be the size of dogging key I require to operate some doors. Links that allow tool bits to be extended, telescoped (probably not a good idea for strength), coiled or looped could make them more useful. All in all, if you need a tool of that magnitude, you shouldn’t be using a Tread (or even a multi-tool for that matter).In short, I would recommend another standard SOG, Gerber, Colt, or Leatherman multitool in the Tread’s place. However, if you are interested in having a back-up of a back-up tool handy, you are welcome to give the Tread a try.

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Black Leatherman Tread Bracelet

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Black: Ultimate wearable tool for outdoor enthusiasts.

Highlights
Leatherman Tread Bracelet: 29 tools, modular design, 25-year warranty.
Pros

- Multi-tool on wrist
- Durable material
- Stylish design

Cons

- Heavy
- Limited tool selection

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// DESCRIPTION

The Leatherman Tread Bracelet Black is a versatile and innovative wearable multi-tool that offers a remarkable 29 customizable tools. Made of durable stainless steel, this gadget includes essential tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, and a bottle opener, making it an ideal solution for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who needs a tool at their fingertips.

One of the most impressive features of the Leatherman Tread Bracelet Black is its modular design. It can be adjusted to fit your wrist perfectly and includes box wrenches, hex drives, screwdrivers, an oxygen tank wrench, and more. This means that you can customize the tool to meet your specific needs, whether you’re on a camping trip or simply need a quick fix at home.

Another great benefit of this product is that it is TSA compliant, making it a convenient and practical tool to take with you on your travels. Plus, it comes with a 25-year warranty from the factory in Portland, Oregon, giving you peace of mind that you’re investing in a high-quality and reliable tool.

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// FEATURES

  • 29 customizable tools
  • Modular design
  • 25-year warranty
  • Fully adjustable
  • TSA compliant
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    ColorBlack
    MaterialStainless Steel
    BrandLEATHERMAN
    Item Dimensions LxWxH‎9 x 4 x 6 inches
    Item Weight‎5.9 ounces
    Included Components‎Multitool
    Number Of Pieces‎1
    ManufacturerLeatherman
    Part Number831999
    Product Dimensions‎9 x 4 x 6 inches
    Item model number‎831999
    Is Discontinued By Manufacturer‎No
    StyleRegular Packaging
    Item Package Quantity‎1
    Batteries IncludedNo
    Batteries RequiredNo
    Model #: 831999
    Discontinued: ‎No
    Black Leatherman Tread Bracelet
    released on September 30, 2015

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