Leatherman Introduces Leap Multitool for Kids, Colored Juice Variants
Jon Stokes 01.14.14
Leatherman is launching a new product at SHOT this year, the Leap. It’s a multitool for kids, and it comes with a user-installable blade. The idea is that you can install the blade later, when junior is ready for it. In the meantime, a child can learn safe handling of the knife.
As you can see from the pictures, the Leap has a pretty standard complement of tools. There’s a knife, saw, tweezers, three screwdrivers, ruler, bottle opener, and of course the needlenose pliers with integrated wire cutters.
The 420HC blade, once installed, seems solid, but like the rest of the product its main utility is as a teaching tool.
My only complaint about the Leap is that it comes in blue, red, and green, but not pink. I have three girls, all of whom are obsessed with the color pink, and I’d love to get them multitools. My oldest is on a camping kick right now, so I know she especially would appreciate it. I guess I’ll just have to buy her the red one.
Speaking of colors, Leatherman also introduced four colored variants of the Juice line. There are orange and yellow versions of the Juice S2, and yellow and blue versions of the Juice XE6. They look great, and they make me wish I didn’t already have too many Leathermans (Leathermen?).