Product Comparison: Gerber Suspension vs Leatherman Wingman

General Specifications
Suspension Multi-Plier (22-01471)
About the Product
A field-tested classic that never disappoints, the Suspension is the benchmark tool of convenience and durability. The easily accessed butterfly design features spring-loaded pliers and a lightweight frame for long days and tired hands. With 12 other tools, you're always ready.
One of our top-rated multi-tools combines spring-action pliers, scissors and 12 other indispensable tools.
Size & Weight
3.5 in.
3.8 in.
2 in.
1.4 in.
0.75 in.
0.7 in.
0.5 lbs.
0.44 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier (22-01471)
  • The 4 inch handle may be too large for someone with small hands, or too small for someone with large hands, but the quality and shape of the knife handle gives you a good solid grip regardless of your hand size.
  • This thing is awesome. Its my third one I have owned of this size and the highest priced of all. I use it at work and carry it on my belt every single day.
  • The best thing is that is folds into a workable size and doesn't take up much space in my pocket.
  • The other issue is that it's pretty heavy for the size and the number of tools it has.
  • The only downside is the size. I bought this for my mom to keep in her purse, and it is way too big and heavy.
Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool (832464)
  • Use it daily, good quality, and fits in my pocket comfortably.
  • The scissors are on the small size but expected due to the portable nature of the tool.
  • This is an excellent multitool in most respects: portable, strong, easy to maintain, and the individual tools mostly work well.
  • It was thinner than my original, thus was able to fit in my pocket easier and more portable.
  • That being said, I was in the market for a replacement multi-tool but was looking for something a little more portable since the Blast, though well-made and sturdy, was a little bulky and required the included leather holster which somewhat clashed with my khaki and Polo office attire.
Stainless steel
420HC Stainless Steel
Number of Functions
Tools Included
Needle nose spring-loaded pliers, Wire cutter, Fine edge knife, Serrated edge knife, Saw, Scissors, Crosspoint screwdriver, Small flat driver, Medium flat head driver, Can opener, Bottle opener, Lanyard hole
Spring-action Needlenose Pliers, Spring-action Regular Pliers, Spring-action Wire Cutters, Wire stripper, 420HC Combo Knife, Spring-action Scissors, Package Opener, Ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm), Can opener, Bottle opener, Wood/Metal File, Phillips screwdriver, Medium Screwdriver, Small Screwdriver
Corrosion Resistant
Lockable Design
One-Handed Blade Opening
Spring-Loaded Design
Lightweight, open frame design is ideal for everyday tasks, Convenient, easily accessible butterfly opening, Saf.T.Plus locking knife and tools Ballistic nylon sheath included
Locking Blade, Replaceable Pocket Clip, Outside-accessible Features
What customers say about "Features"
Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier (22-01471)
  • I thought perhaps one of my old leatherman leather pouches would work on this tool, but the butterfly grip is too wide.
  • After looking at MANY multi-tools, from MANY brands, I kept coming back to Gerber. Being happy with my mini-suspension, I knew Gerber wouldn't dissapoint. I'm very happy with my purchase.
  • This tool has it all. I've had it for over 3 years now, and the amount of times it's come in handy has been incredible. Not only the tool parts, but the pliers as well, which is what sets these apart from other multi-tools.
  • The tools are easy to retrieve and stow, blades seem sharp, and the lock feature is a nice plus. It feels substantial without being overly heavy.
  • I decided to order this item based upon Gerber's fine reputation for quality and durability in multi-tools, and they did not disappoint me.
Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool (832464)
  • This is a gorgeous multitool, and I love both the look and FEEL of the black version. I've had the stainless steel version for years (I often go back-and-forth between the Wingman and the Sidekick in my daily carry) and this is a definite upgrade.
  • The knife has all the same tools and features I love in the original Wingman, but with a much finer finish to the casing. For me, this knife is the perfect combination of tools for any situation.
  • Great multi-tool to have around. All tools work as designed to do and I cannot find any complaints after having this multi-tool for few months now.
  • It suits my needs just fine. :) There are some tools I haven't used yet but I'm sure they work just fine. :)
  • Minor gripe is that the user experience of the scissors could have been improved if it was spring loaded. Otherwise it works great.
  • Returned because handle-tool set up was uncomfortable to use.
Other Information
38.00 $
49.95 $
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
25 year(s)

Other reviews