The Leatherman Sidekick is a tool that Leatherman came out with along with the Wingman in 2011 that was aimed at a more budget minded crowd. Being a budget tool they changed a few things on these models to save money. The plier head is a bit different than all the other tools. It has a anvil type cutter vs. the normal bypass cutter and they added spring action pliers. These tools being at a lower price point still are very solidly built tools and are still in production at this time.
- Needlenose/regular pliers that are spring loaded and an anvil type cutter.
- Stainless steel with beveled edges designed for comfort. Includes a clip.
Spring-action Regular Pliers
Spring-action Wire Cutters
420HC Serrated Knife
Ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm)
- All tools have a polished finish
- The outside accessible tools have liner locks but the inside accessible tools do not lock
- Originally the Sidekick came with a suede leather pouch with a grommet, along with the carabiner. But now come with either just the carabiner or a black pancake style nylon sheath with a Velcro flap.
- Length open = 6 inch/15.3 cm
- Length closed = 3.8 inch/9.7 cm
- Width closed = 1.38 inch/3.5 cm
- Thickness = 0.75 inch/1.9 cm
- Weight = 7 oz | 198.4 g
- Early versions of this tool featured an aesthetic stamping on the clipside of the tool similar to the ones found on the front. This feature was removed, and replaced with a flat surface, so that advertising could be engraved onto the scale.
Wingman and another similar tool called the Rev. The Leap is also very similarly built. The handles of the New Wave also have a very similar build and may have been the inspiration for this series. That would also make the Surge and Charge similar. The Wave also has a similar handle type compared with the Sidekick as well.
- Leatherman Rev/Sidekick/Wingman. - in the Multitool.org forums
- Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club - in the Multitool.org forums
- Leatherman Sidekick Review. - in the Multitool.org forums
- Another Sidekick Review. - in the Multitool.org forums
- Wingman and Sidekick Review at Multitool.org
- Sidekick on Leatherman Website