Will This Get Through Airport Security?

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I’ve seen a new tool popping up recently in my social media feed – a Leatherman-style hair barrette for women that boasts several tool functions for $10. And I’m also wondering will this get through airport security these days?  And if not, have we now created a new subclass of items – women’s accessories – for the Transportation Security Administration to scrutinize every time we travel.

Leatherdos - a multi-function clip

Leatherdos – a multi-function clip


This has the same basic aesthetic as the Goody hair clips I wore when I was in elementary school.  But it’s been reformed to include basic needs a woman might find herself with on the road.  Who hasn’t occasionally needed a serrated edge to cut something with or a small screwdriver to fix a loose screw on a pair of sunglasses?  And yes, I’ve even had cause to wish I had a wrench!

It’s available for only $10 through website Animi Causa – a small price to pay to indulge my MacGyver fantasies, assuming it will fly.


About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last nineteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Once an "every week" road warrior, she now only travels around 100 days a year. She resides in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and playing with her Border Collie/Great Pyreness mix puppy Harley Quinn.

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