REVIEW – Ok, I admit I’m a Leatherman multi-tool fanboy. I’ve had one in my EDC since 1984 when the PST was released and use these wonderful tools every day. But what to do when they aren’t being used? Give your multi-tools a home with the Leatherman Tool Pouch!
What is it?
The Leatherman Tool Pouch is a small zippered ballistic nylon bag with a pocketed interior for organizing and carrying small items.
- Dimensions: 6.25 x 3.625 x 1.5 inches (158.8 x 92.1 x 38.1mm)
- Weight 2.1oz (59.5g)
- Seven internal pockets
- YKK anti-theft zipper
- Recycled PET nylon shell
What’s in the Box?
- Leatherman tool pouch
Design and Features
The tool pouch arrived in familiar Leatherman yellow and black packaging.
The only thing in the box is the Tool Pouch (and a little desiccant pouch if you want to count it 😀 ). The outside of the pouch is strong ballistic nylon.
The zipper is YKK and feels satisfying and secure.
The zipper opens about ½ of the sidewalls of the Leatherman tool pouch. I would have liked it if they opened a little further to make loading and fishing errant bits from the bottom of the smallest pockets easier.
For added security, the zipper pull can be tucked into a little loop on the side of the pouch.
There’s a loop on the back for hanging the Tool Pouch.
On the back of the pouch, there are three strong loops for attachment to molle straps or belt loops.
Internal divided pockets are ideal for pens and other bits and bobs.
The largest pockets on each side will fit two multitools each. Fully loaded, the Tool Pouch can get heavy! I wouldn’t want to carry all of this stuff in my pockets!
Alternatively, some of the smaller pockets are well-sized for a multitool or bit kit.
Resting in the center, there is just enough room for an iPhone 12 Pro with a battery case attached. If your goal is to carry your phone in this pouch, I recommend using caution about having hard items in the pockets facing your phone’s screen lest you have an unpleasant surprise.
Leatherman has been known for making quality multi-tools. I’ve carried one since college when I bought the original PST at Cutlery World to lighten my backpack load. I haven’t been without one since. I have several Leatherman tools, that I rotate depending on my daily technical needs. There are plenty of days that what I have in my pockets is enough to accomplish what I need to do for the day, but If I anticipate needing a bit more, it can get heavy and disorganized quickly. I have a tool pack, but oftentimes, it’s overkill. I think Leatherman’s Tool Pouch is a great place in between EDC and full tools.
What I like
- Extremely well made.
- Internal pockets to keep items organized.
What I would change
- A longer zipper to allow the pouch to be opened wider.
As with all Leatherman products, their Tool Pouch is made with outstanding quality and craftsmanship. The pouch solidly fills the void between my “daily carry” and “I need my full tool pack.” It’s a great place to store my multi-tools when they are not in use, and now my boys have a home! Check out our other Leatherman-related multi-tool and accessory reviews.