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Backpacker Magazine – 2010 Editors' Choice/Gear Guide

Toughest Gear: Leatherman Juice C2 Multitool

This multitool is tougher than any task it might face.

by: BACKPACKER Editors

Leatherman Juice C2 (Julia Vandenoever)
Leatherman Juice C2 (Julia Vandenoever)

TOUGH STUFF
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No wiggly tools with this well-engineered device. Gear editor Kristin Hostetter swears it’s “the lightest full-featured multitool that’s small, stable, and tough enough for backpacking.” $60; 4.3 oz.; leatherman.com

 



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Alex
Dec 12, 2010

oops, sorry for the double post.

Alex
Dec 12, 2010

I bought a juice pro a few years ago and regretted it almost immediately. Firstly, the teeth in the pliers bent under stress the very first time I used them. Secondly if is extremely hard to get the tools out (really, I've broken already very short fingernails trying to get them out). And thirdly, (but this is my own damn fault, that particular model has way to many tools to have it weigh something practical. In other words, it weighs a ton.

Alex
Dec 12, 2010

I have a juice pro, and have regretted buying from the start. It has way more tools than this one, which was my first mistake. It weighs a ton. The tools are really hard to open (I mean REALLY). And to top it off the grip teeth in the pliers bent the first time I used them. I would kill to design my own multi-tool.

Jens
Jun 29, 2010

Try to use moderate amount of force. I have the E6, and yes, the can opener is not sharp, but it allways gets the job done for me. And yes... Its the bottleopener who doubles as a can opener.

jerry
Jun 01, 2010

no can opener listed by mfr on Mdl C2-could you be looking at the bottle opener?

James
Jun 01, 2010

Did you find/use the can opener? I have one that isa couple of years old, and I see where the opener shoud be, but it is not sharp and does not open cans! I rarely take cans backpacking, but it would still be niceto have on there. Any luck?

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