Leatherman Free T-Series
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Leatherman Free Series Continues
Launched this spring, the Leatherman FREE collection has provided a new user experience which redefines the category that the brand created 35 years ago. This collection was five years in the making. And the new technology used in the FREE products challenged the brand to completely rethink how it designs, builds and creates new products.
About the Free Collection
Leatherman FREE is the brand’s most extensive product launch since the introduction of the PST 35 years ago. The collection features the P-Series, a pliers-based multitool, the T-Series, a pocket tool designed for everyday carry functionality and later this fall, the K-Series, a multipurpose knife.
Leatherman’s design team spent five-year developing never-before-used technology with premium materials, creating an entirely new experience for multipurpose users. The team relied on the years and years of customer feedback and insight as a foundation for product innovation. The new collection features multiple design patents, is made in the USA in Leatherman’s factory in Portland, OR, and comes with Leatherman’s industry-leading 25-year guarantee.
About the T-Series
Perfectly portable, the new T-Series is loaded with features designed to tackle problems big and small. The T2 ($39.95) contains eight tools including a straight blade, package opener, and multiple screwdrivers while the T4 ($59.95), packed with 12 tools, contains additional implements like scissors, tweezers and a file.
“Leatherman doesn’t design pocket tools for the sake of designing a pocket tool. Our design engineers ensure each implement will function as well as our full-sized Leatherman tools,” said Rivera.
The outside of the T-Series features the eye-catching aesthetic and design of FREE, and the inside features a revolutionary magnetic architecture that allows each tool open and close seamlessly. Leatherman engineers designed the tool so that all implements are easily accessible from the outside, for one-handed opening. Individual implements no longer require a fingernail to access and deploy. Additionally, the new architecture also provides epic haptics and a distinct clicking noise to provide auditory confirmation that the tool is open and ready for use.
What makes it different?
The Leatherman FREE collection features a first-of-its-kind architecture. The key to the new architecture is integrated magnets, making it easier for users to open, handle, and close the tools, eliminating the need for nail nicks. Plus, the internal locking system utilizes an all-new elastomer, reducing wear and tear on the implements, making the tools within the FREE series more durable than ever before.
To learn more about the Leatherman Free Series, visit www.leatherman.com/free-collection