Gerber or Leatherman or…?
I managed to break two Gerber ‘Suspension’ multi tools within a year although they do get fairly heavy use… However the Leatherman Wave I bought to replace them has lasted for six years so far and is still going strong. Overall, Gerber are good value, but for longevity the Leatherman’s superb build quality and materials wins every time.Posted 4 years agowillardMember
I’ve broken a Gerber Suspension in the past, but the Gerber people replaced it petty much by return post, so I can’t complain too much about that.
The Leatherman tools I have seen feel just as solid, but I have never owned one. The people that I do know with them, swear by them and will not be parted from them.Posted 4 years agoohnohesbackMember
BG branded gear? No thanks!
I’m a Leatherman Juice owner, and have been since 2001. It gets used for basic bike repair, outdoor, and DIY duties. Leatherman have a good, but not great warranty service. I know this for a fact because I have had to replace the tool thrice so far, it’s the pliers that develop so much slop as to render them useless. Multitools have their place, and their uses. But if I knew then what I know now, I’d buy some proper tools instead.Posted 4 years agoPePPeRSubscriber
The “or” is Victorinox, I’ve had mine 15 years and I’ve never broken it, I’ve had both Leatherman and Gerbers in the meantime and although their customer service in both cases has been very good the Victorinox has never needed anything!
Heavy is the only thing with it!Posted 4 years agoseadog101Subscriber
The “or” is Victorinox
Splash out for the Victorinox. Compared to the Leatherman and the Gerbers I’ve had it’s the preferred option. I’ve had mine for over 15 years, and still looks new apart from the printed in graphics having worn off. It’s heavier than the others, but then it’s bigger, feels tougher, and more comfortable to use.Posted 4 years ago
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