Gear Review

4 5

Good all around multitool, but heavy

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.