Liberate yourself from the shackles of the toolbox with the all-new multi-tool from Leatherman.
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While on a budget tour of Europe in 1975, Tim Leatherman couldn’t fix his broken-down car with the only tool he had — a simple pocket knife. He then had an epiphany and dreamt up the brilliant idea of a ‘boy scout knife with pliers’. Since then, his company has lead the way in the world of hand-held survival products and the name Leatherman has become synonymous with highest-quality multi-tools. Stories are abound of users turning setbacks into triumphs by means of their mighty Leatherman and many wouldn't consider leaving home without it. Owning one has become a right of passage and many a father has passed theirs along as an heirloom to their sons.
Since its inception, Leatherman has continually adapted, evolved and pushed the limits of what a multi-tool can be. The latest evolution — the Leatherman FREE — is one that gets us excited when it comes to contemplating the inevitable moto-adventure mishap. In developing the FREE, the engineers did a complete rethink and redesign of a multi-tool from the ground up. It features every implement being placed on the outside of the tool. This affords one-handed access so you can keep your eyes fixed on making that delicate carb adjustment rather than fumbling around like some half-witted, amateur newbie and holding everyone up. They’ve also incorporated the use of a revolutionary magnetic architecture that reduces friction when opening and closing the tools. Replacing pesky springs that can wear and break, magnets are an elegant design element that will never wear out and work remarkably smooth. It’s a design that will help you work quickly and confidently so you can give your riding mates the impression that you know exactly what you’re doing.
Whether you’re out for a quick ride around town, enjoying a weekend camping expedition or on a once-in-a-life trip around the globe, the FREE is a must-have in every self-respecting rider's saddlebag.