Ringtool is designed to provide maximum functionality with minimal form. It's manufactured in the same hardened and tempered stainless steel Leatherman uses on its multitools so is durable and strong enough to last several lifetimes despite being virtually weightless. It can be kept on a keyring for bike adjustments, assembling furniture, adjusting snowboard bindings, opening that ritual end-of-the-day-beer, and other miscellaneous daily needs. It’s easy to use too, much like the turning of a door key, between the thumb and bent forefinger. To be clear, this tool is not meant to replace more serious tools but rather to be readily available in the case of emergency or spontaneous need.
I am an industrial designer with several years of industry experience bringing good ideas to life. I’ve worked alongside manufacturers and engineers to take countless products to market, from with conceptual sketches to production part. In addition to experiences of my own long-distance bike touring and cycling within the city, Ringtool was the product of countless conversations and testing with cyclists, mechanics, architects, designers, and material experts. I have quotes from two foundries located in here in northeastern USA for both tooling and prices per part so all I need now is your help with the funding to be able to pull the trigger for the first batch.
If this campaign is a success and you receive the tool I would love to hear your feedback and will try my best to incorporate any changes you think might make the product even better in the next version. I am deeply appreciative for your considering to support making this long time dream of mine a reality.