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I really wanted to love this product. I purchased two initially. One was to be dedicated to a Leatherman (sorry gerber) and the other would pull double duty on a PFD between a set of scissors, or a Spyderco Salt variant. First the pros: -super easy to use (button lock) -strong cable -great weight retention on the heavier leatherman
The cons: -the locking system (sliding the cable into the notch) is hard to do one handed from a 6-730 position on my belt (left hip/buttock) -to remove the aggravation of the ring clip rubbing my finger/knuckle while using the tool I felt it necessary to add a short section of bankline between the ringclip and the tool -the belt attachment point is easily bent and does not appear to be for everyday use. This may be due to my job (Firefighter/Paramedic) causing undue stress. I still found the clip to be unreasonably weak and if it were not for my tool actually being secured in a pouch it all would have been lost.
Rating: -For my everyday use I love the idea but find it unacceptable as I have found the clip bent or simply popped off my belt on multiple occasions. I am actively seeking a solution or a better option as tethering the tether to my belt seems a bit of an unnecessary overkill. -Attached inside a pocket on my PFD it has worked flawless. Saved a good pair of shears from “swimming with the fishes” over the side of my canoe. Albeit that this use is a much softer use of the product.
Overall: I cannot in good faith recommend this as a hard use item that the Gerber name is known for (I have various great Gerber products). But I can highly suggest it for “softer” safer uses in which your attachment points won’t see much friction.
Love the idea but the belt clip is flimsy. It barely fits over my Simms wader belt and when I sat down to put on my boots it flew off and the clips were bent. I really wanted to like these but I feared I would lose my gear.