Leatherman’s Plane-Friendly Multi-tool: The Juice CS3 — SHOT Show 2017

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The Leatherman Juice CS3.

For more information, make sure you visit the Leatherman website.

Overview

Did you know that you can put scissors in a carry-on bag?

According to the TSA, “Metal with pointed tips and a blade length greater than four inches measured from the fulcrum are not allowed” in a carry-on bag.

However, scissors with a blade length SHORTER than four inches ARE permitted.

All this to say, Leatherman has created a plane-friendly multi-tool called the Juice CS3 that features scissors, a can opener/bottle opener and a corkscrew.

Now you don’t have to travel empty-handed.

A compact, plane-friendly multi-tool.

The color is “moss green.”

Tools

Scissors
Can Opener
Bottle Opener
Corkscrew w/ Assist
MSRP $30

Impression

Just a quick preview of some of the color offerings by Leatherman.

As someone who brings at least a knife everywhere he goes, I resent the fact that I always have to check a bag. Yes, to state the obvious, you cannot put a knife in your carry-on bag.

That’s why I was intrigued by the Leatherman Juice CS3. Now, obviously, it’s applications are limited and it is a rather small multi-tool, but I’m a firm believer that something is always better than nothing. Any tool is better than no tool. So, the Juice CS3 fills that gap.

Price and Availability

The Juice CS3 should be available this June with an MSRP of $30. You’ll have three colors to choose from, Moss Green, Columbia Blue and Cinnabar Red. The Juice CS3 also comes with a 25-year warranty.

This is the Juice B2.

It’s a different version that comes with serrated and plain-edged blades. This one is not plane friendly!

For more information, make sure you visit the Leatherman website.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Yog June 16, 2017, 9:12 pm

    Surely the TSA will be keen to grab this one, still gonna test it out on a flight in July.

    Aside from the plane, there are a few other settings where this is perfect;…
    Size & weight make this ideal for hikers & adventurers with the celebratory bottle of champagne or beer. SHTF canned foods. Pairing this with a single blade would be no hassle. Ladies could toss this in a small purse. And there’s nothing worse than being on a date with a drink and no way to open it. Also: scissors. Good to go.

    This is a backup, surely, but a good one.

  • Ed February 2, 2017, 12:06 pm

    TSA Agents make up their own rules. On a return flight out of Albuquerque, NM, an Agent confiscated my cuticle scissors, with
    3/4 ” length cutting surfaces, out of my ditty bag. I had carried them for 20 years without incident, including on the flight to Albuquerque. At the time I was a government official traveling on official travel orders. Why take a chance on being called out by some one with their own personal agenda. It is not worth the hassle.

    • Raynor Shine February 6, 2017, 8:43 am

      TSA (Tub Stacking Agency) is a bunch of idiots. I have the pleasure of dealing with these fools once a week 46 weeks out of the year. Agents make up rules every day and get away with it. The agents get a “reward” (Scooby Snack?) for everything they pull from your bag. They won’t get my Leatherman because it won’t come to the airport.

  • Geoff February 2, 2017, 11:46 am

    While its nice to see more of these TSA friendly options coming out, there are already better ones on the market and cost less. I’ve had the Gerber Dime Travel for some time now and while its a 50/50 shot as to if I get pulled aside for having it the functions are much better. They have about 3 times the tools, pliers, screwdrivers, and more

  • Roger February 2, 2017, 6:30 am

    I guarantee this Leatherman Juice WILL be confiscated. There are plenty of Swiss Army pocket knives ans scissors combos that have been confiscated, and can be found for sale on ebay. I would not risk taking this $30 tool and trying to get it through the TSA security checks, then have it confiscated..

    • Gene February 2, 2017, 7:54 am

      You are correct about that! My wife forgot she had one of the tiny Swiss Army keychain knives on her keyring. She was called out when the screener started loudly declaring, “You got blade, you got blade”. It stayed behind in the the Detroit Airport trash as we flew on to Florida.

  • Will Drider February 1, 2017, 11:29 am

    Perfect snowflake tool and nothing more. To infere it would be “something is better then nothing” (a self defense caveat) is ludicrous. I considered all the CS3 TOOLS and properly employed metal body pen would provide better defense/offense. It may have use for those people that can’t tear open the foiled bag of nuts or lift the tab on a drink can. Practical application in terminal or flight is extremely limited and outside those areas you should have access to your tools.

    Maybe there is a market for this with folks that go on cruise ships where simular restrictions apply but duration and oppertunities to use it may increase.

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