Review: Leatherman FREE P2 Multi-tool


When you dig into the numbers, it might surprise you to learn that the most-carried multi-tool in our community by a large margin came out twenty years ago. Despite its age, the Leatherman Wave has yet to be dethroned as an essential EDC crowd favorite. 

So, how do you make what's arguably the best multi-tool even better? That's the challenge the designers and engineers at Leatherman spent the better part of the past five years trying to solve. Their answer: the all-new FREE collection, a complete overhaul of the Leatherman lineup of tools designed from the ground up as a modern evolution of the EDC multi-tool. They're jam-packed with new technology and innovations aimed to deliver unmatched durability, quicker access, and easier operation than ever before. 

After meeting the Leatherman team at their headquarters in Portland, OR for a deep dive into their next wave of tools, we tested our review unit of the FREE P2 for a couple of weeks to gather early impressions. In this review, we'll see if the new Leatherman FREE P2 will really click with modern day EDCers.

The Best New Gear from SHOT Show 2019

It's the start of the new year and an exciting time for gear enthusiasts. That's because the biggest names in the EDC industry are starting to reveal what's to come in 2019. It happened this past week at this year's SHOT Show, the largest annual trade show for the tactical, hunting, and outdoor industries. We made a quick trip out to the show to focus on new, EDC-specific releases from your favorite brands. In this round-up, we'll be showcasing a few of the standouts from each gear category. Check out some of our favorites from the latest and greatest knives, multi-tools, flashlights, and more from SHOT Show 2019.