Leatherman Juice CS3

Leatherman Juice CS3

I received the Leatherman Juice CS3 for review purposes.  It arrived at a great time, as I will be leaving for a camping/hiking trip to Iceland.  One of the best things about the Juice CS3 is that it is approved for taking on board airplanes, as it has no blade.   I plan on keeping it in my first aide kit, and hopefully not needing it there.  I am sure it will come in handy opening packages of food. We will be shopping and preparing our own food for the most part.  The can and bottle opener will be useful, as we aren’t sure exactly what type of packaging we will run into.

The Juice does have a scissors, can and bottle opener and a cork screw assist.  I don’t usually have a need for a corkscrew while camping, but scissors always come in handy, especially in a first aid kit.  Since we will be camping, a can and bottle opener will be used I’m sure.

Lightweight and small, it is easy to carry and fits into my first aid kit.

From Leatherman.com:
  • CLOSED LENGTH 3.45 in | 8.77 cm
  • WEIGHT 1.4 oz | 39.6 g
  • MSRP:

 

Update: Summer 2017

I’ve used the Leatherman Juice CS3 a few times over the last few months.  I’ve found it has limited use for me.  I don’t drink wine, so the cork screw isn’t especially handy, although I did make a friend in Iceland who was camping nearby.  They bought wine, but had no way to open it.  Their impression was it worked fine, but they didn’t feel they could put too much pressure on it without taking the chance of it bending or snapping the ‘screw’ part.

I have used the bottle opener a few times and found it worked well, and ‘caught’ the lip of the top easily.  I did not have much success opening a can with the can opener, but I suspect it was because the cans didn’t have anything to catch on.  Many canned goods now have pull tops, so this isn’t really an issue.

The scissors, while not super sharp, have been very useful.  I’ve opened packages of cheese, pepperoni, crackers, and juice boxes.  I’ve been able to cut packing tape, bandage materials, and even some burrs out of a dogs coat.

For me, the scissors were the most useful.  I like the size, and that it is airline approved.  While not as useful as my multi-tool, the Juice CS3 serves its purpose, and is made with the same quality standards as its larger cousins.