New Leatherman Bond multitool is like an updated original

leatherman bond compact stainless steel multitool for vanlife

Featuring 14 tools and a slim profile, the new Leatherman Bond feels like an instant classic. Designed with the basics, it packs the kind of cutting and fixing tools we’re most likely to need in a pinch, whether fixing something small on our van or truck, or getting bikes or SUPs ready to go. Here’s what’s on board…

compact leatherman bond stainless multitool shown open with all the tools

The Bond is a 5.8oz stainless steel tool with a smoother handle that gets rounded edges to be more comfortable. And it measures just 4″ x 1″ x 0.5″ when folded, so it’s ultra compact. Inside, the main blade is 420HC, which is a higher carbon steel that can be made much harder so it’ll last longer (and should hold an edge longer, too). The other tools are:

  • Needlenose Pliers
  • Regular Pliers
  • Hard-wire Cutters
  • Wire Cutters
  • Wire Stripper
  • 420HC Blade
  • Awl
  • Can Opener
  • Bottle Opener
  • Wood/Metal File
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Ruler (4 in | 10 cm)

The Leatherman Bond is available now for $49.95, making it one of the more affordable everyday carry multitools from the brand.


While it’s not listed as a tool, the loop on the end lets you use it as a weight for tossing strings over tree branches, something we’ve found helpful for hanging food or lanterns above paws…whether animal or child. Several accessories (like the belt clip and classic leather holster) sold separately.

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I'm a serial traveller and road trip lover who's crisscrossed the US so many times I've lost count. I've owned cars, SUVs, wagons, vans and a 37' class A toy hauler RV, and I've customized them all! I love the open road and getting off the beaten path to find new adventures, mainly traveling with Kristi and the kids to explore the world on our own two feet (and, usually, two to four wheels)!

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