The Leatherman Signal multi-tool is designed for the outdoors, camping, and survivalists.
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The Signal has been a well-regarded outdoors-oriented multi-tool, and it has a couple of features not found on the brand’s other multi-tools, such as a hammer, whistle, ferrocerium fire-starting rod, and 3/16″ and 1/4″ box wrenches.
Now, it’s available in new bright and bold colors.
Leatherman says: Brighten Your Adventure.
Here’s what the original leatherman Signal looks like.
The black, stainless, and yellow color scheme worked well, in my opinion.
Of the new colors, I think that the blue/red and grey/yellow colors look good. The “aqua” color scheme is my least favorite.
Leatherman also has two other colors, and all-black tool, and coyote tan with black-finish tools.
List Price: $120
Street Price: ~$99
I have a Signal test sample that I’ve used quite a bit, but not enough yet for a full review. I have a favorable opinion of it, but there is no mistaking its intended audience and use. It’s an outdoors tool, for campers, enthusiasts, overnight hikers, and other such users. If you were to be stuck on a desert island, this is probably one of the better multi-tool choices.
It’s not for everyone.
If I were buying one today, it would be for the blue and red model. Or maybe grey and yellow?
The new colors look bright and bold, and Leatherman might not have made the best photo-staging choice placing the aqua blue tool on a similarly colored background.
The aqua Signal multi-tool actually looks better in their “lifestyle” imagery. Still, this particular color scheme is a little too bright for me.
Leatherman has been gradually adding more color options to some of their other multi-tools, and so far I think it’s a good direction.
While I am tempted to say that the new colors might help the tool stand out better should you drop it on the forest floor, it’s probably just for aesthetics – and that’s okay.
Releasing new Signal multi-tool colors ahead of Father’s Day is also a great idea, and I should add that I believe them to be permanent additions to the Signal line-up, rather than limited editions.