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For my Leatherman Wave - rugged, MOLLE, functional
on September 26, 2012
I bought this for my Leatherman Wave, which i know this wasn't designed for but it works great. This is the MOLLE sheath to get if you want something strong, sturdy, and especially if you want something with more room and/or to use with MOLLE attachments. You will read reviews that the smaller MOLLE reviews seems to be bad quality, but this is not the case with this sheath.
To specs: it has a full velcro faced cover, a large grommet for drainage, and at the back 5 web strips on the back (no gaps between) and one snap fastener vertical piece of webbing. This webbing allows you to either attach to a belt or to MOLLE gear, depending on how you weave things. Finishing off the outside, the material seems tough and solid and i really like the tan colour, matching perfectly my other tan MOLLE gear.
Inside, it has elastic on both sides, which are made of two pieces each - forming a little pocket on each side for a pen, penlight, something else thin. The main compartment is plenty big enough height wise and roomy depth and length wise, but also grippy enough that the wave is not at risk of easily slipping out (if the sides are stuffed, or the front is stuffed. The front? Well it has one obvious thin pouch for something flat, and actually a second one immediately in front of it - all between the velcro and the internal piece of canvas.
I wanted to use these two thin internal pockets for putting both parts of the bit attachments that you can get with Leathermans. However, there is really only room for one here - two can fit, but it is so tight they both become too hard to get out to be practical. So that was a bit of a let down. There is a solution though - put the second bit set at the back of the main internal pocket, with the smooth surface facing inwards, to smoothly run against the Leatherman itself. It is obviously not quite as secure as the bit set in the pocket, but if you leave it in a vertical position it seems not to move much, if at all. Though there is obviously some risk of losing it if it goes upside down etc.
I have yet to perfect exactly what I add in the side pockets to make this my ultimate portable tool set (attached permanently to a shoulder strap of my Rush 72), but it is working great. And it is actually much cheaper than other options - there are some great MOLLE leatherman organisers out there but the few I have seen, though better than this one, are $30 at least.