Leatherman Garage is the popular multi-tool brand’s new experimental tool program. It’s basically a sort of extremely limited quantity sprint run product series that allows the brand to try new things.
The first Leatherman Garage product, the Mr. Crunch multi-tool, sold enough quickly, and I didn’t even know about it until they emailed me with a “sold out” notification.
So, I’ve been keeping an eye on Leatherman’s channels for a heads-up as to when the next Garage series product will drop.
Leatherman posted some hints to social media today, and so we know 4 things about the next Garage series multi-tool.
First, we know that the second Garage multi-tool offering will launch on June 14th, 2022.
Second, we know the name – The Darkside.
Next, here’s what it looks like:
I see some blue… hold on, let me hit the *enhance button.*
A little Photoshop brightening work, and this is what the Leatherman Darkside multi-tool looks like.
Blue liners?! This seems like a first for the brand.
Lastly, from the product image, the Darkside multi-tool looks to be based on the classic Wave or Charge form factor, but it’s hard to tell. Maybe it’s based on the Surge, but it looks closer in geometry to the Wave or Charge to me.
Leatherman’s first Garage offering, the Mr. Crunch, was priced at $199. The Darkside pricing has not yet been announced.
It probably doesn’t need to be said, but this is not going to be a premium-priced product. If you want more bang for your buck, there are plenty of other excellent multi-tools you can get now or anytime.
If the teaser raises an eyebrow for you, keep in mind the 6/14 launch date – that’s going to be a Tuesday. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you. =)
Update: Tips on How to Buy
With limited edition launches like this where the product is expected to sell out quickly, here are tips that will increase your chances of success.
First, register a user account ahead of time, unless you can confirm there’s a guest checkout option.
Second, ensure you have your shipping address added to your account, and your billing address as well if it’s needed.
Lastly, it can help to have your payment information saved or at least at the ready.
It can also help to have multiple payment options. For instance, if high sales volume affects credit card purchases, checking out with Paypal might be faster. (As far as I can tell, Leatherman only accepts credit cards.)