Articles - Leatherman Supertool Tried and Tested

The Leatherman in action
The Leatherman in action
Canoe and kayak - Posted on 31 Aug 2010



LEATHERMAN SUPERTOOL 300
RRP: £89.95
More info: www.whitbyandco.co.uk or www.leatherman.co.uk


Leatherman, the world’s leading name in multi-tools has just launched another Supertool to its extensive collection of premium quality tools, The Supertool 300. This new design combines the durability and versatility of around 19 different tools in one tough design and we’ve been using one on canoeing and kayaking trips for the last few months.
When it comes to packing for multi-day trips, be it in the canoe, sea kayaks or even whitewater we are all about pieces of kit that can do more than one job. Versatility is the name of the game and the Supertool packs an awesome amount of usability into a small package. When we were lads you weren’t an‘outdoors adventurer’ type unless you had a trust Swiss Army knife in your pocket and the Supertool is a pumped-up-on-steroids mega tough version of that. It is a serious tool to use on a multitude of tasks no matter how hard-core. The tool is designed with the benefit of larger, stronger pliers. These pliers are the strongest that have ever been produced and provide more power to put some serious torque on the toughest and most demanding jobs. The sloped-top handle design means greater maneuverability into tight spaces more than any other tool that has ever been manufactured. In addition, the Supertool 300 comes with new Intuitive Comfort Grip Handle. These rolled handle edges provide great comfort in your hand, even when the task calls for full exertion and your pinkies are cold. Large cut outs on the side of the handle makes it easy to get tricky or fiddly components out, even with gloves on!
At a sliver under 90 quid it’s not cheap but we’ve used a few cheaper ‘looky-likey’ tools in the past, and the quality of construction and materials shines through in the real deal, and that’s backed up by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty. Whether you’re setting up a riverside camp, effecting a repair top your boat or gear or just opening a bottle of beer around the campfire at the end of a hard day’s paddle the Supertool has a tool for the job. It’s chunky, but not too heavy, especially when you consider how many different jobs it can do. Another reason that we like the Supertool 300 so much is that, unlike those boyhood Swiss Army knives, it doesn’t have any random, what-the-hell-is-that-for type tools hidden within.

Tool List
Needlenose Pliers
Regular Pliers
Wire Cutters
Hard-Wire Cutters
Stranded-Wire Cutters
Electrical Crimper
420HC Knife
420HC Serrated Knife
Wood/Metal File
Saw
5/16” Screwdriver
7/32” Screwdriver
1/8” Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Awl w/Thread Loop
Ruler (22 cm)
Bottle Opener
Can Opener
Wire Stripper
Lanyard Ring
Length: 11.43cm
Weight: 286g
25-Year Warranty


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