The Leatherman Wave allows you to have the tools you need on hand and ready to be used. This is a well built and study tool that feels solid in you hand. The Stainless Steel construction can stand up to some abuse. Unlike most multi-tools this one has four of the most useful tools available without having to open up the main section, the two knives, the file and the saw are all on the outside and lock into place that you can safely use the tools without them slipping out of place. All the tools lock so that you don’t have to keep the screwdriver from folding up as you apply some additional torque to that difficult screw on that electrical panel or opening that sturdy can you brought for snack on while the enjoying the view from Lunch Ledge on the Aspen Loop. You don’t have to be a MacGyver to use get a lot of great uses out of this tool but you will sure feel like you could built a hang-glider out of toothpicks with this on hand.
The Wave multi- tool is hands down Leatherman’s most popular model, made famous by its accessible blades that can be deployed with just one hand. The Wave went under re-design in 2004, and received larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all- locking blades. The Wave is perfect for any adventure or every day task. Stuff the wave into your adventuring pack or throw in your glove box (so long as it’s legal in your state.) Once you have this tool, you’ll be amazed by how often you use the Wave.
An essential piece of equipment for outdoor enthusiasts
The most popular full-size Leatherman tool now has larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters and all-locking blades. This makes the new Wave an essential piece of equipment for most any job or adventure.
Country of Origin: USA
|BIT KIT:||Phillips #1-2 and Screwdriver 3/16", Phillips Eyeglass Screwdriver and Flat Tip|
|Blade Length:||2.9 Inches|
|Blade Material:||Stainless steel|
|Blade Size:||2.9 in|
|Closed Length:||4 Inches|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Handle Material:||Stainless steel|
|Included bits:||- Phillips and Flat Tip Eyeglasses Screwdriver Reversable bit - Phillips #1-2 and 3/16" Bit|
|Knife Blade Material:||420HC Stainless Steel|
|Length:||Closed - 4 in|
|Number Of Tools:||17|
|Number of Blades:||2|
|Open Length:||6.9 in.|
|Other Features:||Lanyard Ring, Stainless Steel, All Locking Blades and Tools, Leather or Nylon Sheath, Stainless Steel Handles and 25 year Warranty|
|Removable Pocket Clip:||No|
|Tool Material:||Stainless steel|
|Leatherman Wave Multitool Black||$91.99 - $99.85|
|Leatherman Wave Multitool Leatherman||$79.95|
|Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool w/Leather Sheath||$86.40|
|Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath||$79.85 - $89.85|
This thing is great. I am constantly tinkering and fixing things, and now that I have the wave I wonder how I got along without it.
Tools lock in place securely and release easily.
The tiny black tool in the picture is a reversible eye glasses-sized screwdriver. Used it today to repair a pair of ray bans my son found in some mud in the park. Now they work great and I look cool.
The nylon sheath is extremely useful. It has several accessory pockets, and I have mine set up with a penlight on one side, a home-made mini sewing awl on the other, and a mini bic lighter that fits perfectly behind the velcro. Not as cool as the old leather sheath, but very utilitarian.
It is a little hefty for backcountry. But I usually bring it along.
I would gladly trade one of the knife blades for an awl and/or a corkscrew--I always bring a real knife anyway. Might just modify the regular blade to a carver/awl shape.
Every time I try to fix something, and then realize that I have this in my pack, I am filled with the joy of preparedness.
Update: I broke the flathead side of the tiny screwdriver bit while repairing a phone that a baby dipped in a glass of water. I wrote to leatherman's customer service and they sent me two replacement bits free of charge. awesome.
I love my Leatherman Wave and use it all the time. From mountain biking, snowmobiling, hiking, dirt bike riding, etc... my wave is always along for the ride. It's well equipped with all the basic tools you will need and very comfortable to hold. I will agree with one other review that says its a bit heavy. But I guess its a trade off with having so many options.
I also really like the outer blades. I use the outer knives a lot and its super easy to open them with one hand and I really like not having to unfold the tool. My wife has a Gerber multi tool and you can't even compare the too. The Leatherman has better tools, is more comfortable to hold/use, and it way better built. The wave is a bit pricey, but worth it if you take care of it and keep it clean. It comes with either the leather sheath with a snap closure or the nylon sheath with Velcro. I highly prefer the nylon sheath.
I've been using the Wave for years and it has been the best out of about 6 or 7 multitools ranging from early leatherman models to several gerber models issued to me in the military. I've always liked the leatherman fold out design as opposed to the "push-out" design of gerbers. But, the older leatherman designs often loosened up faster than I would have expected. The wave, on the other hand, is just like new after about 5 years of use. That being said, the wave has about every tool I ever need, be it tweaking my gear, or make simple repairs around the house. The downside is the weight. I take weight very seriously and almost never justify bringing the wave along on anything besides casual day hikes. There are just lighter, more specialized tools out there, better suited for the other outings I go on.
I am writing this review because I recently lost my wave and replaced it with an SOG Powerlock gotten off SAC, and now I am very sad. The wave is everything you need. The pliers are perfect, the screwdriver and other tools lock into place with authority and don't come out! Lastly putting the knife and saw on the outside is such an innovative idea that allows for maximum blade length in a smaller package, I didn't realize how great I had it til it was gone! I will be buying a new wave as soon as my winter job starts!
Bottom Line: I've never felt more prepared for anything than I have with the wave at my side.
If you wear Carhartts everyday and work your butt off in the middle of nowhere this is your backup tool and should go everywhere with you. That said it's also what every weekend warrior should should be using too. I got this from a former employer, it came with the uniform. When I left I prayed they wouldn't ask for my wave back and thank heaven they didn't. I've had mine for four years now and it's just as good as the day I bought it. Also if you lose a bit or just want all the options you can order extra bits and carriers from Leatherman directly on their website.
I have had a Leatherman Wave for years and have loved it. The cutter got tweaked and started sticking when I would use the pliers, which was a hassle. I sent it back and was rewarded with a new Wave. The locking blades, both straight edge and serrated, are solid and sharp! I use the scissors often. It is a heavy tool, but well worth its weight. I take it on ski/snowboard tours and to camp on climbs (leaving it there when going for the top to save weight).
Bottom line: Great Mulit-Tool with enough features and a great pair of pliers and two sharp and kick ass blades! Highly recommend!
I've had a few Leatherman tools over the years and the Wave is my favorite so far. My first tool was the Supertool which I treked all over Europe with and ended up loosing it in Spain. I've had a few Wave tools (one lost and one stolen) and my wife gave me the newest version for Xmas last year. It felt like an old friend in my pocket or on my belt. An excellent tool for everyday use in the city, camping or on the mountain. I don't think I'll ever not own a Wave tool.
Not, the lightest tool in the bunch, but it is the one with all the tools! This Wave tool is great for any job around the house or great option to keep in the car. I would not recommend for backpacking, as it is a bit heavier, but this is the go-to tool for home repair and a great one to keep on the belt if you need one for work with ample options. The best tools on this are the saw, pliers, and the nice long knife blade to make it quite the verstatile, compact too.
I hesitated to give this thing only three stars. I have had it for years, and for years it has been up to every job I have thrown at it. It has just about all of the tools you could ask for. My complaints are only two. The first being, they need to get rid of that ridiculous saw. It is good for nothing but frustration and slipping and cutting your fingers. In a pinch it can be used to loose a s'mores stick from a tree, but in general anything you would use it for can be done just as quickly and easily with the knife. The second complaint is the weight/heft of this thing. It is far too heavy for me to justify putting it in my pack and as such I don't get nearly as much use out of it as I should. Thus the three stars for form not function.
I use it for sume years. and it work well. but the axle became loss after a few month again and again. for this price I like more the Victorinox! it just work well!