According to info I found on Gerber’s website, the Suspension look/design was inspired by the bridges of Gerber’s hometown in Portland, Oregon. I’ve never been to Portland, so I’ve never seen its bridges, but I will admit that the Suspension looks great.
But more important than its cool-factor is functionality, and here the Suspension delivers in spades. With on overall length (opened) of 6 inches and weighing only 9 ounces, the multi-tool fits great in my hand, and because the pliers is spring-loaded, it’s super easy to use when removing hooks from a fish or tightening a loose treestand bolt.
When you choose to use a single tool on the Suspension, it remains opened thanks to the Saf.T.Plus locking system. In my opinion, this feature alone makes the Suspension worth owning because I can’t count the number of times I’ve almost had an accident with an old-school multi-tool that lacks such a safety feature.
The Suspension’s list of tools is impressive: needlenose pliers, wire cutter, fine-edge knife, serrated-edge knife, saw, crosspoint screwdriver, small and medium flatblade screwdrivers, can opener and bottle opener, but my favorite one is the scissors. You see, I like to use the scissors when notching a big-game harvest tag after making meat.
I carry the titanium-gray stainless-steel Suspension in its ballistic nylon sheath (closed length is 3.5 inches), and because the multi-tool has a lifetime limited warranty, I know it won’t ever let me down.