Not a bad idea. Except it looks like the Trauma kit is designed for severe trauma and won't appeal to people looking for a first aid kit... Cool concept though.
An interesting concept. LM has partnered with TONQUIN TRADING to develop a Signal Survival Kit, Raptor Trauma Kit, and a Wave + Repair Kit. https://www.leatherman.com/tonquin-preparedness-kits
They should focus on the issues people have pointed out for the past few years instead of slapping their name on just about anything that may appeal to the masses.
I wonder if it does... does kits are not cheap. People who are willing to spend that kind of money, on preparedness stuff, probably already have better gear.And at first glance, it looks well overpriced. I mean Wave + duct tape == $175? Seriously?
If you read the comments on their Instagram post about this, everyone is over the moon. Hundreds of positive comments already with only one negative
They probably all hope for a free review sample.
In general, I'm a proponent of prefabricated kits for people who aren't experienced enough to make their own. The Trauma kit would be a decent, albeit expensive addition to an IFAK... However the catch in this case is that somone who is trained to use the contents of this advanced kit also knows how to make their own kit. The other kits are decent starting points for what they're meant for. I would rather the average person get one of these kits rather than have no kit at all. Seeing as how the average person will "refuse to live in fear" and will order takeout from miles away rather than get a home survival kit and canned food... I'm not optimistic that most people will ever learn to be responsible and self reliant.
Their sets are weirdWave+ with Bit set == $172.45Wave + $99.95Bit Set $24.00Extender $18.00Sheath for Wave+ and Bitkit $15.00Clip/Lanyard $5.00 (this used to be included by default, not sure if this is still true)Replacement Wire-Cutters $10.50Sums up to $172.45, so buying the set is a ZERO discount..Or am I the idiot that is missing something Anyway, with the new sets, there is no way that those few bits + pouch are worth $75