Do you use multi-tools for many of your activities? If so, you must already know about the Leatherman brand. This brand is known for its invention for the multi-tools. They have already produced many of multi-tools with the same standard price but different approach. You must have noticed multi-tools such like Wingman or Sidekick. Wingman is really well-known for a multi-tools, it has become one of the best inventions that Leatherman has done. Wingman is a great, lightweight, pocket-sized blade and newly-designed spring action jaws. It is an average-sized tool which has many functions and mechanism.
So to keep up with Wingman, they add up the Rev. Rev is somehow really close to Wingman in term of price, but very different in term of features. Leatherman company keeps the same approach on Rev like in Wingman. The approach of Rev is using the material and design as efficient as it can. The effect can be seen in Rev which shares the common manufacturing and assembly steps with Wingman. That’s why Rev’s price can be lowered more than its predecessors; it is because Leatherman chooses to use the same old way and take side with the customers who love a good product with affordable price. So both products are really well made by Leatherman, but do they have the same features and performance? If you want to learn more about these two products, let’s see the comparison below.
Right from the start, Leatherman has their prime product which is the Wingman. Wingman first look is not far from the other multi-tools, but you will notice that the main blade and scissor of Wingman are bigger than the typical multi-tool. This feature is supported by its ability to put out the blade and scissor without folding the pliers. Nevertheless, you also need to watch out for its big knife because maybe it can cause you an injury. Aside from that, Wingman also pretty easy to grasp, it is because it has the clear fingernail slots. After that, you will find Wingman fits for the users who tend to carry a pocket knife in their pants pocket; it is because Wingman provides you with a secure pocket clip for this purpose.
Likewise, you maybe want to know how long Wingman can stand against time, we’d like to say that Wingman can practically be used for a long time, but note that its condition is based on your treatment towards this multi-tool. On the other hand, Rev has many features which are really different from Wingman. Rev has one outside –opening tool instead of two. This feature is making Rev more straightforward and efficient. After that, Rev also has a fewer machining and grinding operation which is affecting the total cost. Unlike the other multi-tools, Rev gives you so much simpler method, which enabling you to use it with ease. But, Even though Rev offers so much efficiency, the knife and scissor quality are lacking compared to the Wingman blade and scissor, so you will need to treat it more than what Wingman needs. (Read also : Leatherman Wingman vs Gerber Suspension)
The quality of multi-tools is usually graded from its efficiency and tools. So if we compare both items, we will be able to see the big margin in the tools quality. Wingman is still on top with its best quality knife and scissor, while Rev has a 2.6”long knife blade. But aside from the knife quality, Rev gives us a better insight how a future product works. It show us how simplicity can be made while maintaining the standard. Nevertheless, if we see the description from Leatherman, they said it clearly that Rev is not meant to replace the Wingman, but it is entirely new multi-tools with new features and simplicity.
Leatherman Wingman vs Rev
If we compare both items, it is pretty much shown that Rev is better in its simpleness but lacking in tools quality, whereas Wingman has the better overall tools quality. Maybe the reason why Leatherman invented Rev is to give a new catalog to the market, so people will be able to have more options that fit them. So it depends on you to choose which one is suitable for you.