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Suspension Multi-Plier

Inspired by the bridges of Gerber’s hometown in Portland, Oregon, the Suspension is an open frame multitool with spring-loaded pliers, our Saf.T.Plus™ locking system, a fine-edge knife, serrated knife, rough cut saw and more. Housed in a ballistic nylon sheath, it’s a lightweight down-and-dirty workhorse.

Item # 22-41471
  • Overall Length: 6"
  • Closed Length: 3.5"
  • Weight: 9oz.
  • Handle Material Stainless Steel
  • Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
  • Pliers Type: Needlenose
  • Handle Color: Titanium gray


  • Spring-loaded pliers
  • Patented Saf.T.Plus
  • Open frame design
  • Includes Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Components:
    • needlenose pliers
    • wire cutter
    • fine edge knife
    • serrated edge knife
    • saw, scissors
    • crosspoint screwdriver
    • small and medium flatblade screwdrivers
    • can opener
    • bottle opener
    • lanyard hole
4 Mr Kerry Ryan - JAN 27, 2015

I love the tool and use it a lot. However, I am very disappointed with the pouch which is fraying and the stitching is coming apart. I find it best to wear on my belt but have lost confidence that it will not fall off.
For such a good tool you let it down with the cheap pouch.

4 rancher Bob Burdy - JAN 23, 2015

I received the tool this Christmas as a gift. The tool is fantastic. It became the tool of for many of the day to day ranch activities. The only problem I have is the weak nylon case has two major problem. #1 the Velcro is week and opens and the tool falls out. I have been lucky and so far have fond it. #2 the first problem has been solved I have now totaly torn the belt loop off rendering the case junk!

5 Great for Fishing Cory - JAN 21, 2015

I use this on the boat while out fishing and love it just dont rinse it off with salt water it will rust.

4 Fire Guy Dennis - JAN 16, 2015

Great tool but the sheath is terrible! I've been looking for a replacement sheath that will stand up to the performance of the tool. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

5 CEO Patrick - OCT 29, 2014

This tool is fantastic! Backed by the Gerber name, which is total Quality, trust this multi tool to get the job done every time!

4 Army Vet Stan Wilmot - OCT 22, 2014

I use the tool all the time and I am very happy with it, however, I think the so called Ballistic Nylon Sheath lets the tool down.. The one I have is about 4 month old and is falling a part, in fact I lost the tool today and was lucky to find it in my truck.
Where can I get a replacement that will fit the tool and not fall a part?
Many Thanks

4 Your Title linwillis - OCT 21, 2014

This is a terrific tool. The outside access is great.That way everything has a handle, The pliers are another story. I broke mine trying to loosen a nut. Hopefully the replacement will be stronger. Having said that, the needle nose pliers do a good job in most applications. I pushed this one past its limit by twisting the grip. Love Gerber products.

2 Not good enought AJMP - OCT 15, 2014

Is a heavy and a builky multitool with short blades and other tools. So is too heavy and builky for your pocket but not a full size for carry it in a backpack or in the waist. Locking system in one side get stocked and now the tools have an small play when opened. The spring in the scissors just jump and now it does not work. The smallest flatblade screwdriver is not that flat so is basically useless. Although the saw is good and agressive the size make it very hard to use, so is useless too. Gerber could use the space for the saw and the small flatblade for a normal crosspoint screwdriver or other tool. I am gaving it 2 stars, so something good hace to be, right? Tools can be opened form the outside, so is very helpful, blades can be opened with one hand, also a good feature and finally the spring-loaded pliers are the best part of this multitool. To keep it mind: the steel is hard to sharp and don not came razor sharp just out of the box. And finally it get rust very very easily. It a cheap multitool for a backup, or for have it in your car, but definitely not for a main multitool.

1 Not Good french - AUG 26, 2014

very thick, not handy, to get the tools out is a pain. locking mechanizm is not working smoothly, short saw, short knife. Stay away from this product

4 Senior Project Engineer Greg Nelson - AUG 14, 2014

Love the tool, as it is lightweight and versatile.

I think this tool has many good uses for typical household and garage type work, but the phillips screwdriver bit is weak and the flutes are not strong enough to use. I've rounded mine off.

Overall, nice compact package that does a lot of things well. Knives are easy to access too.

3 EMT Zachary - AUG 10, 2014

This tool has been extremely useful, however after only moderate use, one of the flat head screwdrivers broke off and I am unable to reattach it myself. I have submitted a warranty claim and will re-rate after Gerber addresses the issue.

4 Your Title jerryco2005 - AUG 2, 2014

Not bad I have had one for 5 years and have a bused it a little. It still works good.

5 Ranger David McLaughlin Sr - JUL 17, 2014

I like this Gerber!! Strong, durable, and last. the carrying case needs to be a little better, Velcro is ok but doesn't last too long, looses its grip to stay shut.

5 Great Multitool! Jeremy - APR 7, 2014

I've had mine for several years. I take it fishing and I keep it in the car for various needs. I love the spring action of the pliers. Gerber has always been good about warranty as well - I had a diesel that rusted shut and they replaced and sent a free hat!

4 lightgear Spyros Fykas - APR 4, 2014

The closed length is not 3.5" but 3.9".
It is also too heavy!

5 International Trainer MrSatyre - FEB 4, 2014

While the sheath is terrible, the multitool itself is the best I've ever used. destroys the Leatherman hands down.

5 Very good multi-tool STEVIE - FEB 4, 2014

GREAT knife for the price. A nice feature is that all the tools look into place when flipped out. A good choice of tools on it. The knife blade on it is nice and sharp when you get it. But the sheath is pretty bad and has been fraying and the belt loops are coming off. Overall a good knife.

2 tryb4ubuy heavy - FEB 1, 2014

If you can try it in the store.This is my second Gerber product and disappointed with both products.Im going to look at Leatherman and other brands also claimed to be "MADE IN AMERICA"

3 Paramedic Gary - JAN 19, 2014

I have several of these tools and no more sheaths for them. I wish I could at least buy more sheaths from Gerber.

1 suspension multi tool Greg Gravelle - JAN 17, 2014

great construction on the tool itself but the sheath fell apart within 1 week of wearing on my belt. This caused the tool to be lost and require replacement. I guess its a great idea from Gerber's standpoint as they can now sell you another one.

3 Your Title Chris - JAN 12, 2014

The tool is great. I've used it probably every day for years, but the sheath is awful. It's become so "shredded" inside, I can't put the tool in or, if I force it in with two hands, can't pull it out. Plus, the belt strap has pulled apart at the attachment threads at the top, so it's now trash. That means I can't carry and use the tool anymore. I had a Gerber belt tool before this one, and the sheath lasted "forever." Maybe it's modern-day cost-cutting. NOTE TO GERBER: The tool is only as useful and long-lasting as its sheath! I'll have to look eslsewhere for a new belt tool.

5 Great for the price!!! Rocky - JAN 8, 2014

I am very satisfied with this stout tool. I have worn it everyday since i bought it and end up using it everyday one way or another. I did rip the sheath tho in the first week of action and not sure if the warranty cover that.

4 Good tool Buyer - JAN 1, 2014

Got this for my dad for one of our camping trips and it is fairly good but the fine edge blade needs to be bigger and the wood saw as well. Other than that it is a good and basic tool.

4 Sanitation Site Manager Daniel Firkus - DEC 24, 2013

I have used the Multi-Tools, for many years now. I am partial to the Suspension. I have probably purchased 5 of them over the last 10 years, with the main reason for replacement being due to losing the tool all together. I find them to be extremely durable, and well built. The versatility of the unit is 2nd to none. I use it more than times in a day, and on more things than i can count. I actually feel naked when i reach down and find it is not on my belt! That being said, I STRONGLY AGREE with previous complaints about the sheath. Such a quality product, and master craftsmanship, all to fall so short of perfection, by combining it with a sheath that is nothing short of sub-standard quality, and is not worthy of the reputation Gerber has forged over many years. SERIOUSLY GERBER ENGINEERING DEPT.....RE-THINK YOUR DESIGN AND MATERIAL FOR THE SHEATH AND FINISH THIS TRUE MASTERPIECE.

5 Handy and well made tool Luke - DEC 22, 2013

Received this as an early Christmas present from my brother. So far, it has been super convenient, and even exceeds my expectations of a multi tool. I am a Sr. Design Engineer in R&D for my company, so I know mechanical design and also material strength properties etc, and get my hands dirty building prototypes by hand- this little baby has some thought put into it. The appearance is great, I love how it reminds me of the structure of a bridge. The tools are conveniently placed, and more rugged than you would expect from a mini tool. The steel used is strong, but slightly flexible, and appears corrosion resistant, but I havnt had it long enough to say for sure, and am not about to subject MY tool to a salt-spray test.
My favorite part of this is what I believe others are dissatisfied with: if you squeeze the pliers hard, you notice some flex. This is because of a couple little stress concentrating plates on the under side. Believe me, this is a great feature. I have had inferior multi-tools break right behind the jaws of the pliers, and this design greatly reduces the chances of that. In case of failure, it appears these plates are even replaceable! Well done Suspension engineering!
If I had one complaint, it is that one of the torx bolts was rather stripped during assembly, but I am being picky, and that is a tiny complaint on an extremely well-made and designed product. Worth every cent my brother spent in it, I'll probably get him one for his birthday! Sheath isn't flimsy, it is woven reinforced nylon. If you want a leather pouch, go buy one and stick this tool in it. I would highly recommend this product.

5 Amazing Chris - DEC 20, 2013

This was given to me as a gift and I love it. I have had it for a while now or at least an earlier version of this one. It has come in so handy so many different times and I have suggested it to many people and could not sing its praises enough.

5 Best knife ever Awesome - DEC 9, 2013

This knife is awesome but the sheath is rather flimsy

5 Love this thing! Matt - DEC 8, 2013

I do facilities maintenance, and there hasn't been a job I haven't been able to use this tool for.
One of my locations is a skating rink, and if a hockey coach needs a driver to fix a helmet or skate, I hand them my Suspension and they always complement how awesome it is.



3 Your Title P - NOV 14, 2013

From the many multitools on the market I'm impressed by this Gerber multitool. It was a little stiff at first putting some of the tools away from the locked position but that eased with time. I also have had the case wear out, the velcro no longer attaches and it is just worn out from daily use and I only bought it 2-3 months ago.

Great Multitool, needs a more durable case

4 Engineer Ted Leiato - American Samoa - NOV 5, 2013

Good Multi-Tool for its price. Gerber needs to supply a tougher sheath. Sheath did not last longer than a month. Had to buy another sheath from a Tractor Supplier store.

4 Your Title Jason - NOV 4, 2013

No issue with this one. Seems better made than a couple of the other multi-tools in the Gerber line. The sheath hasn't worn out, and I use it daily. Good job on this one. Of course I haven't used the screwdrivers yet.

5 Good Tool GERBERFAN69 - NOV 3, 2013

I use this tool on the farm and at the office daily. For the money it is a great value. Spring loaded pliers and EVERY tool accessible from the outside make it a winner. The Suspension opens and closes much better than in other multi I have used. Gerber all the way.

4 Do-All Peter - OCT 26, 2013

Great multitool, featuring the tools I need the most. Very ruggedly built, resists scratches and rust, and the knife keeps a really good edge. I really like the locking feature for most of the tools. I would give a 5 star review, but the holster is absolute garbage. My holster didn't last 3 days, and there isn't a nicer one on the market. What good is a multitool if I can't carry it? I use a Nite-Ize holster that works, but not ideal. I'll probably commission a custom holster, so I can keep this great multitool on my belt - where I need it.

5 Other reviews leave me baffled? Willis - OCT 25, 2013

So some of these reviews seem to be pretty harsh on this great little tool. Honestly, I'd ignore them. If the tool breaks the very first time you use it, its probably a lemon.
I bought my Gerber suspension three years ago, and I've used it all around my home and on the job (I'm a 'cable man' installing phone / internet / tv for a local communications company).
I've never had a problem with any of the tools (though the scissors are sort of useless and could easily just be taken out of the tool entirely). The pliers have worked when I need them, the knives stay sharp as hell for a long time (though I have resharpened them both), the screwdrivers are good at driving screws.

I guess the reality is that my multi-tool is not a replacement for a 'real' pair of pliers or a screw driver. If I know a screw needs to be as tight as possible, I grab a screw driver. But if I know it just needs to be tightened then this tool works great. Rather this multi tool is a supplement to my ordinary needs. So if you expect this to hold up to the same work that say your standard pliers would, you're just an idiot and you probably shouldn't be using tools in the first place.

5 Suspension Multi-Tool Joe Littlehorn - SEP 30, 2013

My dad purchased one of these and I can truly say that I completely agree with the description, "it’s a lightweight down-and-dirty workhorse."

4 EMT dr1u23m - SEP 30, 2013






4 Boy Scout. Mike - SEP 29, 2013

It. Is sharper than a obsidian scalpel.
It's locking mechanism is hard to unlock because my thumb is sore unlocking and locking it It is heavy duty and is great for heavy duty outdoor work bush craft And
Every day use. It is big bulky and needs a sheath I you liv in the USA. You get a life time
Warranty that's great. Because I. Put a lot of stress on my knifes. It is sturdy and clean comfy able design. Your getting your money's worth out of it it is great for big hands so it is aimed towards older scouts or just people with large hands I love this knife totally recommend it

5 Boy Scout Mike - SEP 28, 2013

Great. Sheath is ok not great

3 Machinist/Welder TOBIAS - AUG 27, 2013

The tool is very handy and fairly well-made. Blades are good, but the screwdrivers strip out rather easily and the plier jaw has too much lateral play. I agree with everyone else that the sheath just flat-out sucks, and I'd have gladly paid more for a good leather sheath. I'll still buy your knives, but you've probably lost my multi-tool business to Leatherman.

1 Sgt. kevin - AUG 18, 2013

Always loved Gerber,but...Case wore out in about a week, 6months later, use the pliers for first time, and they break instantly, not even prying,holding a nut to tighten a bolt! Expected better quality for my money.

5 Your Title Richard South Africa - AUG 14, 2013

The best phillips screwdriver around, fits virtually any size screw head. Best multi-tool I've owned yet.

1 Your Title James - AUG 13, 2013

Had the thing two weeks and the pliers snapped!! Really!!! This is the first Gerber product I have ever owned that has broken

4 Mr. John Smith - AUG 4, 2013

The tool itself is great. Very comfortable to squeeze. Easy access to the blades and tools. The only problem is the case. It fell apart early. Velcro won't even stick anymore, so the tool fell out.

4 Boy Scout Chuck - JUL 20, 2013

This thing works great!

5 Good tool GERBERFAN69 - JUL 17, 2013

Great multi-tool with easy access to the components from the outside. Use it around the farm all the time. Good looking as well!

4 Great but... HENRY LIM - JUL 13, 2013

The multi tool itself is great! It has reached my expectations, like cutting packages and stuff.
The locking mechanism is good too. When I tried to bend around open tools they barely moved at all. However the pliers did flex a bit which may have been a sign of weakness in the screws that held the tool together. But overall the multi tool is pretty good. The sheath however, is a different story. When I first got it, the stitching has already starting to unravel! But other than that, over all I'm impressed with my first experience with Gerber!

3 Stagehand Chris Hershey - JUL 12, 2013

I just got this a month ago and so far I am pretty impressed with the tool itself. The blades and drivers are holding up to fairly constant use with only minor wear; but that's only a month in. The sheath however is garbage. I would throw it out immediately upon purchase; within one week the belt loops were tearing out so I had to start carrying it sideways, and now the velcro won't hold it closed at all and it's nearly been lost a few times. I hope the tool is more durable in the long run.

1 worker justus - JUL 11, 2013

when i was using it the needle noise broke of! not very strong, waste of my money.

5 Informational Technologies garrett scott - JUL 9, 2013

great durable tool, crappy sheath.

4 The little details MrSatyre - JUN 30, 2013

This is my favorite multi-plier yet! And yet...the sheath, as others here have pointed out, is terrible. I would have gladly paid another $5 for an all-leather case. I've gone through three of the nylon sheaths so far (yes, I've bought three Suspensions: one for home, one for travel, and one for backup), and all three sheaths have fallen apart within the first month of use...and it's simply hanging off my belt! I'm not a construction worker, or a rodeo clown, so this sort of rapid failure of materials is a striking contrast to the quality of the multi-plier, which is superb.

Gerber! FIX THIS!!!

5 Great Tool GERBERFAN69 - JUN 23, 2013

Great tool here folks. I use it on the farm often and keep one in my emergency bag, as well as the glove boxes of all my trucks. The tools are easy to get to, lock into place, and the spring loaded pliers are very handy.

4 fisherman michael - JUN 13, 2013

the suspension multi-plier is an amazing tool. i bring it every time i go fishing to cut line and the to take the hook out of the fish's mouth. the scissors could have been made a little better, sometimes when you cut something the "spring" slips and you have to put it back in place. other than that, it is an amazing tool.



4 Maint Mech Tony - JUN 10, 2013

This tool is great, i use it on a daily basis. MY major issue is the sheath fell apart after only 3 months of use. Would like to see higher quality sheaths.

4 Foreman Construction and Landscaping Freddy - JUN 4, 2013

Since I purchased this knife, I have been using it everyday in various ways such as cutting rope, cutting tight wire, small tree branches. Also using other parts such as the screwdriver, the scissors to cut fabric and a waterproof liner, and let's not forget opening a beer bottle. The only negative thing I can say about this knife is the pouch should be a more heavy duty material. Thanks Gerber!!

4 good but....... sawboy - MAY 30, 2013

I had used this knife for about 6 months then one day it fell apart. I am sending it in. I think it may have ben defective.

5 Actually Practical Alexander Popovic - MAY 24, 2013

This is rare - a multi-tool that actually has tools that you use. Most multi-tools are for mechanics and m4a1 fixing. This is one that the ordinary person can actually use.

3 alright multitool xander robertson - MAY 12, 2013

I had it up on a camping trip after a couple of days the sheath was starting to fall apart and 2 days away from the end of the trip the tip of the knife broke so for 2 days i had a knife with no tip not very helpful but other than that great knife

4 Engineer Marcelo Vega - MAY 6, 2013

I received the Gerber Suspension as a gift in October 2012. Since then I have carried it on my belt. I have been very happy with the tool although I have had problems with the case. Both belt loops became detached from the case and I cannot use it on my belt anymore.

4 Contractor William Van Nuys - MAY 4, 2013

Great Tool Very POOR SHEATH!!!!!!!!!!!

i have had and carried a Gerber Muilti Tool for more than 20 years and it is still going stroung in it original Sheathl I bough this one and with in the first month the sheath began to fall apart.


A great and complete multi tool, is confortable to use everywhere and everytime. Really good are the safes switch to lock the tools.

3 Maintainence/cable&Satellite tech Andrew - APR 24, 2013

I received the suspension as a Christmas present. It worked great for the 1st year and I was really loving the convenience of having so many tools on my hip. However one day, while using the tool on the job, the large Flathead broke off leaving just a small piece of metal at the base. I excused it as a fluke and used the small screwdriver instead. then, a week later, the small screwdrivers tip broke. then, not long after that, i was using the saw to carve out a hole in a plastic wall mounted electrical box for an add'l cable connection, and the saw broke.. i am having to send it back for warranty.. the sheath has held together fine for me but the design did disappoint.. it would have been a perfect tool for me it it were a sturdier built item. hopefully the replacement will not suffer the same fate.

4 Military Engineer Joe Riojas - APR 22, 2013

Good tool.....purchsed it in for my deployment to Afghanistan. Liked the ease to access the tools without having to open the main body. However, the sheath that came with it failed within the first two months of my deployment-that was troublesome, since I didn't have any alternate that could fit the tool. Eventually figured a way to recover the sheath, using ducttape and zipties....sheesh. Next time, I will consider an upgrade to the sheath, something that wont wear out after just two months!

4 Laker Taker Jonny Gorgo - APR 19, 2013

I bought this tool about a month ago- I really love it. It has performed better than I thought it would considering how affordable it was. The major complaint is the SHEATH. It turned into a handful of thread. Searching the web for a better sheath. I agree, that heavy leather case would make this a 5 star item.

5 Maint Tech Mike - APR 11, 2013

Love the tool but belt case broke and cant find a new one any where.

4 Sales and Service Manager Loader Man - APR 4, 2013

Love this tool, but like the others I need a leather sheath. I have had the nylon loop sewn on twice so far and it's broken again.

4 Radiation Safety consultant Keith Mobley - MAR 26, 2013

This tool goes with me everywhere and has helped me out on several occasions. I agree with the previous posts, my nylon sheath has since frayed and the loop has torn. My scissors are no longer that piece has broken off, but all in all I love this tool.

1 Student/handman Andy E - MAR 21, 2013

I bought this knife 6 years ago, I have it but dont really use it due to the short length and dullness of the knife. I also dislike using the saw because once wood gets into it its very hard to clean out. It feels very awkward in my pocket, and the sheath did me no good and I only use the sheath to store it in, but dont carry it. I mostly carry my Leatherman Blast with me. It feels good in my pocket, my dad and I were always arguing as to who was better Leatherman or Gerber, I eventually switched to Leatherman. Sorry Gerber (:

4 just got it xander_robertson - MAR 19, 2013

i just purchased the gerber suspension it has great first impressions love the locking system but the sheathis terrible with a better sheath this would be 10 times better.

4 Sim Tech Joshua Barr - FEB 24, 2013

I love gerber tools and I really love this one since it's spring loaded and very easy to use compared to some of my other gerber tools. My only major issue is the sheath. Mine just came a part the other day. The stitches holding the loop on the upper prtion just came apart. Other than that this tool is great.

5 truck/bus driver adam rice - FEB 16, 2013

Use this at work. Great tool to have. Use it to work on my bus and trucks. saved me many times.

4 Mr acebadger - FEB 9, 2013

A great multi-tool! This little gem has helped me and several friends out over the last few months that I've had it. A leather carry case would make this a 5 star item.

4 Husband, Father, DBA Rick S. - FEB 8, 2013

I've had the Gerber Suspension for about 6 months. The other reviews are correct, the bundled nylon sheath is terrible. Mine is frayed and I always half expect to reach for the tool and it the sheath has broken off and i've lost it. The tool itself is great and I don't know how I got around day-to-day without one for so many years. Upgrade the sheath and you're set.

1 Working Man Josh - FEB 5, 2013

Pros: They look pretty. Also the spring for the pliers is pretty neat.

It only took two weeks of being my every day carry to break them. With the rear-most wire cutters on the pliers, I attempted cutting a length of solid 14 gauge wire, and the right jaw of the pliers broke off, just above the hinge.

This multi-tool is ridiculously heavy Also it feels Clunky in your hands while using the tools in the handle

Other thoughts:
Would make a nice little "first multi-tool" for a kid, but definatly not going to save your life any time soon. Spend the few extra bucks for a better quality multi-tool

5 adventurer boy scout - JAN 26, 2013

got this tool for christmas and was very impressed with the tools and the locking system. i do agree that the sheath should be made out of leather so that it lasts longer. overall a great tool

4 Hunter/Camper Spencer - JAN 21, 2013

Great tool. Ill be honest. I love it. I never leave the house without it. It's great, I use it for everything. Unfortunately, the sheath isn't great and should be remodeled. Also I was mad about the shipping service. I ordered the 2 day UPS for $10 dollars, and it ended up coming 3 days instead of 2.

5 Government Security Rory - JAN 19, 2013

I do a lot of walking and deal with a great amount of things. This tool comes in very handy, but after only 3 shifts at work, the case has started to fall apart. The dual belt straps is a great add, the outer lining around the case starts to unravel. A leather case would be great maybe even a polymer type one too. But please don't change the tool, it is great and that is the main part.

3 meahanic tim - JAN 18, 2013

had one before and came with set of different bits and holder.
new one just bought another and now no bits and the cross bit on this is useless.
and the holder very cheap.

5 Operator Elijah W. West - JAN 13, 2013

I have this tool and it's a solid piece of gear. I am a tinker use it daily and it doesn't ever disappoint. I know how to use tools, and as a former Infantry Marine, I know how to abuse them. I would trust my life with multitool.

4 Deployment Cory - JAN 11, 2013

I love this tool. I used in Iraq but just like evryone else says, the sheath sucks and needs better material.

4 User Zo - JAN 8, 2013

Great tool... but the but the case needs serious work - doesn't hold up very long. Need to design a leather case option for this multitool.

5 my gerber suspension multi tool MATT - JAN 4, 2013

JAN 4 2013


5 Eagle Scout SargeBSA - DEC 31, 2012

Great knife couldn't ask for a better tool. Used it for two years on many of trips and haven' t had one problem.

5 Hunter, Tramper and Land Search and Rescue worker hadley.amaru - DEC 29, 2012

Love the design and function of the Gerber SUSPENSION multi-tool. Have taken this tool on two day expeditions and really like it's practical design and ease of access to the outboard tools. This is a great general purpose tool suitable for outdoor use. The small blades and saw do limit it's use a little. But overall, I am very impressed with the tool and the small blades are easy to work with.

5 Boy Scout Aedan - DEC 25, 2012

I have seen many nice multi-tools in my scouting career, but i've never seen any tool like this...

Pro: Good durability and some very heavy duty tools.

Con: Redesign sheath and the locking mechanism was very stiff when I took it out of the box, but I just had to work it in.

Overall: I love it and would never give it away. (:

4 Amazon Adventures doug - DEC 18, 2012

the tool is great , the sheath should be changed , it only last about 6 weeks .. I use this tool on adventures to the Amazon and I love it .. found an old leather sheath that works well with it

5 police officer outbike - DEC 15, 2012

I have used this tool for about four years. No problems with the tool, but I would agree about the case material needing a redesign.

5 Grumpy old man Sapper Steve - DEC 9, 2012

Great tool,far superior than a leatherman but the pouch is not up to the job.why don,t you make a decent leather pouch for it?

3 Outdoorsman Chris - NOV 18, 2012

Loved This tool up until the point of it breaking .

4 Combat Engineer Marlon - NOV 17, 2012

Great tool but some work could have gone into the sheath to make it really outstanding.

4 Your Title Data Tech - NOV 16, 2012

I've had mine for about 7 years. I love the tool and use it everyday, but just like everybody else says, the sheath is cheap. The stitching came apart within a couple months. I have it shoddily sewn back together, but the quality of the sheath needs to be improved.

5 Equipment Operator / Maintenance Laborer Boris - NOV 11, 2012

A good little tool and it always comes in handy for any type of job. Had it for 6 months now and nothing has failed me yet. Not even the sheath.

5 Stagehand Russ - NOV 10, 2012

My go to tool in a world where the show must go on. I have had it for five years and it is pretty much everything I need minus a c wrench and flashlight. A hidden feature is the holes on the side can be used to open shackles.

4 Property Guy Property Guy - NOV 8, 2012

Have to agree with engineer on this one. The tool is fantastic when I can use it. However, it's a little difficult to carry around without the pouch, which only lasted about a month for me.

4 Auto Mechanic and Engineer. Patrick Giyan - NOV 4, 2012

Recently, I read a review where someone said 'who uses these things for the pliers - really'. As a well experienced and aged mechanic, I can honestly say that this tool has mostly eliminated my other needle-noose pliers, which were good Craftsman tools. The grips feel very good in a hand that is used to working with tools for a living, and the spring tension allows 'em to be used for long periods of time without any fatigue.

If the pliers are used strictly to grip and turn in a linear motion, then they are great – if any side to side tension is introduced, they WILL sheer off; the design is good, but the metal quality is quite poor in composition and strength. In terms of comfort and feel, these hands-down win over everything in my tool box. Though if I need to do anything where the clamping can suffer torsional force, then an awkward feeling but reliable craftsman or snap-on set of needle nose will need to be used.

Most of the tools are quite good for general use. The knife blade sharpens quite well, the flat-tip screw-driver bit is decent and the scissors are out-of-the-league-GOOD! I constantly use mine for cutting thin metal and plastic, when I don't feel the need to grab another purposed tool for that job.

Other than the metal for the pliers being very poor, the Philips bit is about as useful as a limp dick; why even bother with a '#2 bit' if you're only going to give us two full size spades and two undersized. The amount of force required to press this tool into a reasonably well torqued #2 machine screw or wood screw is unreasonable. A machine screw torqued to 10 ft/lbs will unscrew quite easily with a traditional screwdriver, yet 'this' tool will require you to press your body weight against it, just to assure you're centered well and you don't accidentally slip and round out the screw.

Other than these two flaws, the multi-tool is quite solid for general purpose use. If stronger pliers were added and a fullsize #2 Phillips bit were included, I'd be happy to pay twice price. :)

5 my gerber Matt - NOV 1, 2012

I have a gerber suspension multi tool that I use working for a friends mowing service we use it to cut weedeater string when ever the weedeater runs out of string this tool does everything that we need when out mowing

4 entertainment technician tansy - OCT 31, 2012

I've had mine for five years and counting. Each tool is easy to open/access and even close with one hand.
Like other reviews, the sheath was really disappointing. I've had to do some hand-stitch repairs to keep the belt-loop on. Another thing is sometimes the spring on the scissors pops to the side, but I don't use them often so it isn't a big deal for me but it may be for others.

4 outdoorsman conward sept 28 2012 - SEP 28, 2012

great tool i like the spring loaded pliers. i also like the feel in hand of the tool and the easy fast access of the tools outside the handles also the locks on the blade tools work well. the sheath does need to be better.

3 engineer Joe Wiles - SEP 27, 2012

I love the tool but the sheath is a POS. It did not last a week. I did not buy this because it was low price. I bought it for quality. I would have gladly paid more a good sheath. right now, it's useless because I cannot carry it.

4 Helicopter Pilot Brett - SEP 25, 2012

Great small multi tool ,highly recommended.Would be 5 stars if the sheath didnt let it down ,tool sticks inside making it hard to get out and stiching is coming apart.The tool itself is great for what it does!!

5 Network Admin / Monkey Josh - SEP 23, 2012

I use this thing for everything, I'd definitely buy it again!

the ONLY negative is the sheath is below par... I'm currently looking for a replacement.

4 steel shop worker Dano - SEP 12, 2012

Have had my tool for at least 10 years. works GREAT!!! BUT the sheath SUCKS!!! lasted about two weeks!!! been through 2 before i just threw it away.

4 Ditch Doctor Scott Ladwig - SEP 1, 2012

Superior tool , Inferior sheath. My sheath literally came apart at the seams I almost lost the tool. You need to beef up on the on the carrying component.

4 Ignore bad ratings Willis - AUG 29, 2012

The two bad reviews below are just bad reviews by stupid people. If the locking mechanism were to fail, which I doubt, that's a product default (especially if it only happened in 3 days) and gerber has a lifetime warranty on all their tools. I work on harbor boats on the mississippi river and I've had my suspension for around six months. I've used it for everything from unscrewing doors off of industrial kitchen coolers (in the galley on board a line boat, did a stint there for about two weeks) to fixing and repairing hoses, pumps, etc. The only bad thing about it IS the belt case which broke after maybe three months, then I flipped it and used it the other way before it broke again. And maybe the scissors. I mean, the scissors are extraordinarily good for something on a pocket tool, but don't expect them to cut through tougher materials. All in all, I was impressed enough that I'm keeping the suspension as an every day tool and I'm looking for a gerber with tools that are more suitable for the work I do.

3 Maintenance Manager Ben H. - AUG 28, 2012

Handy tool. Lousy sheath. For the 3 weeks I was able to carry the tool to work on my belt, I got a lot of use out of it. Once the sheath ripped I tried carrying it in my pocket but it's a little too bulky for that.

3 yeah the belt holster sux Beads - AUG 26, 2012

The belt holster sticks, only have had it 2 weeks and it broke, make me think in 4 weeks the whole knife might fall apart

3 Your Title don - AUG 25, 2012

Nice tool but the scissors don't work well.

4 A nice tool for the money Wayne - AUG 25, 2012

A great tool!!The two knives came razor sharp,the pliers feel strong and I have already cut snare wires with it,the saw is kind of small but i guess it was meant for small cutting task,though the saw is not as sharp as a saw on a swiss army knife but its still ok,The scissors are really nice,they feel like shears , the rubber pads are great they make the tool really comfortable.Still its great.

Things i don't like are the studs for the safety mechanism,they really hurt your fingers if you use this tool a lot , next is the sheath, Gerber should make the sheath a little bigger so that the tool can fit in more and can close it more securely, add more velcro on the sheath and make a more sturdier sheath as a lot of people have complained it being torned up easily.

overall a great tool if you don't want to spend to much money on a multitool. I don't live in the US so multitools like Leatherman are really pricey.They cost about 200 or more for Leathermans and about 100 or more for Gerber products in Asia.Just hope that Gerber 's warranty covers my product because i live in Asia.So if you want a good but not too pricey multitool go with the Gerber suspension or the evo.

3 Locking System Mark - AUG 23, 2012

I love the tool, but the locking system has proved difficult to use. It refuses to budge unless I use both hands and is stiff if I don't use it every couple of hours.

5 Mr Gerard Sydney Australia - AUG 21, 2012

Had this knife for about 5 years and I wear and use it constantly. Excellent bit of kit, just starting to show signs of wear in the action and locking mechs on one side now. Must have an older model pouch as it is solid. 5 stars.

4 PO2 FROGMAN - AUG 18, 2012

Tool is good enough. Sheath sucks. Velcro ripped out first month of use.

4 great tool, poor sheath Jerry - AUG 15, 2012

so i'm not alone. the sheath tore after just a few days of use and it seems that it isn't covered under the Gerber lifetime warranty, we have to buy a new one. hope its better than the first one.

the tool is great, love it!!

4 hvac installer eric rammel - AUG 11, 2012

Awesome tool!! Use everyday.comparable to any leatherman tool but more the spring action.

3 MAJ, MC(FS), NGCA/USA James B - AUG 2, 2012

Great multi-tool, but disappointed in the sheath. It's ripped a couple times. The nylon needs to be sturdier if you're going to wear it on your belt consistently.

1 world record adventurest paul thackaberry - JUL 31, 2012

first time tool was used blade locking mecanisem failed missaberly highly disapointed locking system bent backward while cutting a slot in a peanut butter lid dont bother with this one

2 A sad product Dom - JUL 21, 2012

I have used this multi tool for only 3 days of occasionnal use and I have to admit that I was quite disapointed with the purchase and I will list why.
-The two knifes didn't came that sharp out from the box.
- The Saf.T.Plus locking system died almost instanly and all my blades are running loose when in use.
- Rust appeared on the pliers.
- The in-hand feel when using anything other than the pliers is uncomfortable.
- While using the pliers, the other tools are loose and start to open themselves in your palm which is quite dangerous.
- The sheath breaks down because of poor sewing points and overall poor fabric.
- The saw is ridiculous, the teeths came almost round and I had to pull out my good old Victorinox to finish the job properly.
- The unlocking slide buttons are also quite painful after multiple uses.

4 Great Little tool Josh - JUL 18, 2012

I love this multi-tool. It works great for whatever I've needed it for, and is very sturdy. Only drawback is the sheath like others have said, only because it seems a bit weak and I'd rather not loose this tool because of it. Other than that, I would highly recommend this tool.

4 Field Technician's tool Logan - JUL 11, 2012

Sheath was very poor quality. Fell apart in a matter of week, with ripped stitched and seams.
The tool design is excellent though- Access to everything but the pliers without opening the knife, one handed blade and lock operation, and access to everything but the saw (which is probably the least functional blade on the tool) even with gloves on.
My only complaint is that I snapped the tip off one side of the pliers, which makes life frustrating sometimes.

4 Great Multi tool Woodrick - JUL 9, 2012

I got this two or three weeks ago and it hasn't failed me at all. Great set of tools, sharp knives. The only thing I didn't like was the shealth: Its not falling apart, but the velcrow is a little weak. Except for the shealth its an all around great multi tool. I'd recommend it to anyone!

4 Man of the house Dennis - JUL 2, 2012

This tool is exceptional in design and usefulness When my belt goes on so does my GERBER. It has performed many tasks that got me out of a jamb while hunting,fishing or other. The sheath is the problem although I must say it was used a lot. I don't want to lose the tool so I must rely on a good sheath. Can I get a better replacement?

4 Mold injection tech. Dusty - JUN 22, 2012

I too am very disappointed in the my line of word a sheath is very important not only for quickness and convieniance to keep machines going but for comfort NOT going to walk around with it in my pocket lol. my sheath started falling apart a week after i got it which was about 3 weeks ago but other than that i LOVE this tool. PLEASE FIX THE SHEATH. a heavy duty tool deserves a heavy duty sheath!!

4 Customer Service Manager - large landscape firm Jeff - JUN 13, 2012

Love my Multi-pliers. Wear it daily. Just like my phone I wouldn't leave home without it. Performs well; outstanding.
My only disappoinment is the sheath. It started falling apart soon after I purchased the tool. To keep the tool practical and useful the sheath is essential.
Where can I get a new one?

4 Security Matt S. - JUN 10, 2012

Compared with similar price point products of other manufacturers, this tools is better enginered. I paid the same for a leather man wingman and the wingman had play between the pliers nose, and had no locking mechanism on most of the tools. Has a nice feel in the hand. Recommended unless you need more bells and whistles

4 Landscape Engineer / Maintenance Supervisor Chris Noffsinger - MAY 30, 2012

Having trouble finding parts
I squeezed the pliers together and broke the locking mechanism art i think

4 Martijn dutch CPL - MAY 24, 2012

i bought this tool at Kandahar airfield. and after 2 months the locking system broke.
i am still using it because it is very usefull. but a bit inconveniënt that the locking mechanism is broken.
as a mechanic i use it for my work daily

2 Maintenance Tech Fast Eddie - MAY 21, 2012

I've had mine for 5 years good tool a little cheaply made and the sheath sucks I had to sew it 3 times so far but the velcro is worn out c'mon gerber make a real sheath

5 CPL Josh - MAY 9, 2012

I am a Combat Engineer, love this tool however cant use it at work as like so many other people, the sheath broke so now it sits in a drawer which is a shame as I used it for everything. Had a few problems with the locks but sent it back and got a new one and havent had a drama since, just need a new sheath so it can go back on my belt where it belongs

5 Mr Emanuele - MAY 4, 2012

Broken after one year, replaced under warranty in short time.
Professional after sales service.

5 Cattle Farmer Austin - APR 26, 2012

This thing is great. I never leave the house with out it. All the tools you need right in one place.

5 must have Your name - APR 24, 2012

very durable i use it a lot camping and fishing i''ve dropped it in lakes it does not rust and. its built very good. its my go to knife for everything

5 Don't leave home without it! Zorba - APR 9, 2012

I love this multitool, I use it for everything from stripping wire to working on pumps and motors!

I have never had it fail me but one must understand it's not an 18" pipe wrench!

I have one in each of my vehicles, home & work toolbags & my motorcycle.

I especially like the spring loaded pliers!

I am now officially a Gerber baby!

4 Huntsman Martyn Blackmore - APR 9, 2012

Have lost mine in the last few days, I loved it used it most every day sometimes several times a day. Funny how they are $10 cheaper at Amazon so will get two, then never without one

3 Pretty handy Steve - MAR 11, 2012

Its a great tool for going fishing and doing light jobs. It's handy but its heavy and I'm afraid to put to much strain on it. The peice of metal that keeps the tools from running into the rubber grip at the base of the handle already busted off on one side. I wish I was able to use it for heavier jobs without the fear of some piece busting off and flying back at me.

4 Wind Turbine Service Tech Mr. Smith - MAR 7, 2012

I have bought many of these, I dont know, more than five. I have bought many because I really like how they function tools on the outside pliers inside but with handles you can still grip, and if they break? Gerber lifetime warenty.

The Good:

Tools on outside

Suspention makes for easiest one hand use even in tricky little holes you can't see into.

Both a straight knife that is easy to sharpen and a serated blade for other tasks.

The bad:

Bent design of screw drivers is a constant battle in most jobs that are already tricky.

A two inch saw?! WTF?! What can you cut with a two inch saw? Give me a metal bastard file or something we can use... A two inch saw?! For real? Seriously?

The pouch that comes with the tool is a poor joke, rips first time it snags anything (not good on a 300' ladder. That could kill someone.

Rather cheap tool. The pliers will break with any side load.... Any... Trying to twist a zip tie in half busted one pair. The locks are O.K. At least at keeping The blades from closing, they will snap backwards if you are stabing something (like an oil bucket) to let it drain faster.

Bottom line: I love this tool in particular, it works in many jobs I have repaired 230V chain hoists with this tool alone, When you have nothing else having this tool will save the day. I have used leathermans supertool 300 and thier charge XTI. For the money ($29.95 at most stores vs. supertool at $80 and the charge at $140) this little guy is worth it and when I have a box of busted ones I might take them in, right now it is better to keep buying them with what gas costs. Each of these tools ussually lasts about two or three months of serious but not abusive service. I use this more than any other tool because it is always on my belt... The sheath has gotten far too cheap though... I usually buy gun magazine pouches instead the ones that come with the tool. The included sheaths are junk that wont last you climbing under a single gearbox, if they even make it up the 300' ladder.

1 US ARMY Joe - FEB 26, 2012

Broke the first day i got it...

3 Not the best, not the worst Nicholas - FEB 20, 2012

Like the pliers, and they feel rather comfy on my hands. Tools are ok, saw and blades are kind of short, but still get something done. Only complait I have is that the tools on the plain edge knife side are a bit wobbly and when one of the tools is locked, the others can fall out of the handle and undo the lock quite easy, so everytime you operate the knife open or close you have to remember it, or you might end up with a small cut on your fingers. but when you hold the tool/operate, your fingers keep the other tools within the handle and prevent it from unlocking. But on the other side with the serrated blade they work/lock great without any problems. When all the tools are closed and you wave the tool from side to side, the plain edge sides tools jump out from the handle, but not enough open on themself, but still enough to notice it quite clearly. But as long as you do not open any of the tools they stay somewhat in place. Makes the tool completely un-useable? No. But it is something that you have to take into concideration everytime you operate the tools in that handle.

5 Pretty good brendan - FEB 16, 2012

So far so good..........

4 AMAZING Liam Merson - FEB 13, 2012

This is one of the best knives i have i am constantly using it and it never fails me but the scissors do get a bit sticky

3 I like it, but I broke it. Joe - FEB 11, 2012

Good all round tool, unfortunately one of the two white metal plates which form part of the return mechanism snapped with relatively light use. It still works but the tools on that arm now articulate back further than they should.
Also the screwdriver head could be made of harder metal as it wears a bit easily and the scissor spring is real badly designed, it always slips out of place. Otherwise a sturdy tool. Just disappointed its not as good as I first thought.

1 Mr. Leonard Young - FEB 11, 2012

mine broke in the first week I had it. I was so upset over it that I spent another 70.00 and got a Leatherman. If I knew where to ship this one, I would send it back to you, and you could do whatever you want with it!

4 Welder/Fabricator MagnumForce - FEB 2, 2012

I have had this for nearly 5 years now of heavy every day use as a welder. The wire cutteres are the best I have used in a multitool for cutting .035 and .045 welding wire, he blade keeps it's edge well and the lock is rock solid. I wear the sheath horizontally and had no problem with it tearing but I do have problems with the velcro holding up, it has slipped out and I have "lost" it a couple times and had to go searching. I finally got a MW phone case that works much better as a a sheath.

5 Great service Nick - JAN 27, 2012

I had this tool for a couple of years. It broke while is was trying yo fix my atv in the woods. I sent the tool back to Gerber for repair. It was less than 1 week, and Gerber sent me a new one. Hard to find a company these days that still know how to treat a customer. Keep up the great work Gerber.

4 Security Officer / Mechanic Mike Hahn - JAN 4, 2012

I agree the sheeth was not great but I used a small size pepper spray holder and it works great.
I love this tool it is great and works very well

I just had the little trangle peice break off teh blade and the catch is hanging up but I have it off to gerber to be fixed.

2 Emergency Agency Specialist Kelly C. - JAN 3, 2012

While this tool is a ergonomic useful tool, I agree with the Reviews...the sheath is sub-standard to the tool! I've just experienced the belt loop tearing this past weekend just to a few threads left! The only solution I've been able to locate is to purchase the Gerber 22-49445 10-Piece Tool Kit as a replacement to the sheath! The Ideal solution would be for Gerber to Warranty the sheath and replace it with an upgraded version! Gerber???

1 2nd Agreement - Fix the Damn Sheath Joel - JAN 2, 2012

The tool is great but it sits in a drawer as the belt loop on the sheath tore the threads and came apart. This happens because the tool gets stuck in the sheath (poor design) and getting it out puts undue stress on the weakest part of the sheath. I gave only one star because a great tool left in a drawer due to lack of attention to detail (the sheath) makes this junk!

2 Colour me unimpressed Paul B - DEC 31, 2011

Owned this just under a year. Bought on special, suspect I got factory seconds although nothing this shoddy should ever have left the shop if gerber wanted to keep their reputation. Poor locking, plenty of play. Washers need to be in specific positions for the locking mechanism to work however 80% of the time (on the serrated side) they skip their engagement, rotate, and cause the whole locking mechanism on that side to malfunction. The sheath lasted ~8 months, but even well before then the tool would often catch on removal/replacement and the thin nylon belt loop causes it to flop around a far bit even on belts only slightly narrower than it's max. Also the scissors spring skip over the side of the scissors before they are half engaged.

All in all it works, but I won't be buying gerber again. I have a leatherman on order to try out, and(being one of those people who never throws anything out) plan to chuck this thing into a bug out bag as a last resort.

3 I agee with "Fix The Damn Sheath" Hilary -December 22, 2011 - DEC 22, 2011

I haven't found a new sheath as of yet, so I can't use the tool. The Velcro is a joke and a half, then the belt loop to keep the tool vertical is to torn. I am very disappointed. I received this as a gift. I always thought Gerber was a very good product, I'm not so sure anymore. I'll give the knife 3 stars but minus 10 stars for the sheath.

3 Electronical Engineer / Janitor / Hotel owner Tony - DEC 3, 2011

Crosspoint screwdriver was utterly useless until I spended 2h grinding it to shape (same proplem on other specimen I have encountered). Operation of pliers requiers BIG(ger) hands (I buy gloves size L ).
Over all a good tool but I prefer my MP800.

4 FIX THE DAMN SHEATH Dan - NOV 30, 2011

Love the tool but the sheath is a joke. First had to replace it because the tool wouldnt come out of the sheath. Now the belt loop is torn half off and Im afraid im gonna loose it. found the old sheath and it has the same issue. Gonna try to get a third sheath now.

5 Everlast John - NOV 28, 2011

I've had my Suspension for about four years now, and aside from sharpening the blade once and having to re-grease the joints, this is the best multi-tool I've ever had. The tool locks are great.

I've had it on me every day of those four years, and it has served me well on each one of them

5 Your Title Patrick Boyd - NOV 11, 2011

Given to me by a friend and is very well made and has helped me to do a quick fix when I'm in the truck on the road or out in the bush to cut or open tin food in my 4WD in Australia.

5 substation tech william holloway - NOV 5, 2011

love the tool but the sheath is a pain in the but to get the tool out of do you have a leather sheath that the tool will fit in and is easier to get it out of.

1 outdoor aficionado John B - NOV 2, 2011

Not durable, First time I used the blade something broke and now half the tools over extends/don't lock open. Next time the wedge that gives grip to open the blade came off.

I like the idea that it doesn't require complete opening to use the fold out to

4 Your prices Roadkill - OCT 22, 2011

Bought the suspension at canadian tire, came to your website to contact you to tell you that you should include a guide or some sort of info in your product packaging, then i saw the price you charge as opposed to the price I paid, Canadian Tire was not t

5 Gerber suspension multi tool Matt Ehrenberg - OCT 20, 2011

I just bought this gerber multi tool in sept because I had to send my Leatherman mult tool back and could not stand to be without one being I carry one all the time . I switch back and forth between my leatherman and the gerber what I like about the Gerbe

4 du prey evan - OCT 5, 2011

i love this tool the sheath sucks but the tool has gone 3 years of auto repair work and fishing/camping hasnt rusted with all water it been in unlike my leatherman

5 first gerber multi tool Matt - SEP 20, 2011

I just bought this gerber suspeension multi tool yest but have not had a chance to use it but i work for a friend lawn care bus. So i fig it will get tried out really quick . I bought this to replace my Leatherman kick if this gerber serves me as well as

4 amazon travel doug knepp - SEP 17, 2011

great tool .. I have gone thru 3 tools in 2 years the tool , hate the sheath .. I wear my tool on my belt every day of the week .. have had two sheaths break off my belt and lost ! I still love the tool

5 PROFESSIONAL REDNECK Zack laws - SEP 10, 2011

man this thing is awsome i use it every day hunting , fishing,and everything else i do thank you gerber.

5 Facility Management The Custodian - AUG 28, 2011

The nickname "gerber baby" applies to me after 6 years of use of my suspension.I've been thru more girlfriends and pants in as many years. Yet my gerber is still by my side.

5 Chef/Restaurant Owner Cookie Hadley - AUG 18, 2011

This is a killer little tool, has unlimited uses and has yet to fail me. I keep it in my car for those "just in case" moments and bring it along whenever I go camping.

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