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Leatherman Surge

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Leatherman Surge multi-tool

For me, the Surge has it all. It's packed with tools and when you add the Bit Kit, it can do it all! I have yet to find the task that I can't handle.


  • The Surge is a "beefy" tool! It is tough enough to take on any challenge.


  • The Surge is a "beefy" tool. This is a tool that
  • you will need your sheath for...a little in the
  • pocket.

I've had my Surge for almost two years now and it has never failed me. I recently undertook a major renovation project—two bathrooms and a kitchen. My Surge was my go-to tool, repairing electrical outlets, cabinets, assisting with carpentry repairs and so on.

I own 20 plus Leatherman tools. My Surge is the first one I pull out of my storage cabinet when it's time to go to work.


I own 20 plus Leatherman tools; this is my go-to tool. The Surge is much more then a tinker's tool. The Surge is the tool to get work done with. The fit, finish, the quality of design are impeccable.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $105

It's the best of all the multi-tools on the market. Go to a department store and check it yourself. Interchangeable blades (diamond coated file vs saw blade). Heavy duty scissors are awesome. there is nothing close to them on the other multi-tools. The handles are curved so if you wanna grasp a nut hard, do not worry exerting your strongest hold, go for it, the handles won't hurt your palm.

There are additional storage spaces over the pouch so I put a Mag-lite Solitare and a replacement battery on either side of the pouch. They slide nicely through the elastic bands holding the leather pouch.

I keep it on my belt no matter where I go, it's like a magnet under the security doors though. When you hand it over to the security personnel when entering a mall or something, they envy you when taking it back while leaving.

Price Paid: $68

Check out the video below:-)

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 130€

The Surge is everything-in-one with its only limit being your own creativity. It's on the heavier side, but it won't fail you when you're out in the backcountry and need it the most.


  • Reliable
  • Versatile
  • Durable


  • Heavy

I brought the Surge backpacking in the Manistee National Forest. I found the design and features of the Surge to be incredibly intuitive and easily mastered. This tool does catch some slack for being on the heavier side, but the weight directly translates to sturdiness and versatility.

I would trade in the extra oz for the assurance that the multitool won't bend or break in a densely packed backpack. It also has the potential to replace nearly everything on your camping tool list.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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Price Current Retail: $139.95-$149.99
Historic Range: $68.95-$150.00
Reviewers Paid: $68.00-$105.00
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