Leatherman Joins REI Outessa Summit

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Leatherman Joins REI Outessa Summit

First-of-its-kind event series offers women outdoor education, recreation and adventure in stunning mountainous settings

Portland, OR and Boise, ID – August 15, 2016 - Leatherman, today announced its sponsorship of the REI Outessa Summit, outdoor weekend getaways for women which offers authentic outdoor adventures led by professional athletes and guides. In its inaugural year, the two weekends will be held at Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, California, from August 19 to 21, and Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11. Registration is available here.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of the REI Outessa Summit,” said Bobbie Parisi, vice president of product and marketing at Leatherman. “Whether you’re hiking for a few hours or a few days, we want to show women the value a Leatherman can bring to their time outside It is an essential tool not only when you’re out adventuring in the outdoors, but in your everyday life.”

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“Through the REI Outessa Summit, we are offering women the opportunity to try something new and experience some unforgettable outdoor adventures,” said Julia Stamps Mallon, co-founder and VP business development of Eventus Outdoors, the company behind REI Outessa Summit. “We are excited that Leatherman has signed on to provide education on multi-tool use in the outdoors.”

These weekends boast flexibility and variety since each attendee can customize her schedule, although choosing classes might be the biggest challenge as more than 200 options exist. Camping, backpacking, kayaking, outdoor cooking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, yoga, hiking and trail running are some of the offered activities.

Mallon added, “After three days, Outessa women will find inspiration in their peers as well as in their own new-found abilities. We want them to connect with the outdoors and each other during these unforgettable weekends.”

To learn more and register, visit www.outessa.com, follow on Instagram and Twitter, and like on Facebook.

About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools (Leatherman) and LED lights (LED LENSER), with more than 128 million tools and lights sold, and distribution in more than 80 countries. For more information visit www.leatherman.com, www.ledlenser.com, or find us on Facebook at /leathermanusa and /ledlenserusa.

About REI Outessa Summit

REI Outessa Summit events are custom-tailored outdoor weekend getaways for women offering immersive outdoor experiences, hands-on product trials, and education from professional athletes and expert guides. The first two events will be held at Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, CA from August 19 to 21, and Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11. The event series was created by Eventus Outdoors in a collaboration with REI, the national specialty outdoor retailer. Additional sponsors include: prAna, Osprey, Cannondale, BIC SUP, Petzl, Big Agnes, ENO, ORU Kayaks, Salomon, Trigger Point, Taylor Maid Farms, Stance, Goal Zero, GCI Outdoors, Nuun, Laugnitas, Smarty Pants, Amy’s Kitchen, ProBar, GoMacro, Clif, Picky Bar, Honey Stinger, Hint, World Peas, Rinse and Dirty Gourmet. To learn more about REI Outessa Summit, visit www.outessa.com. For the latest news, sign up for email updates, follow on Instagram and Twitter, and like on Facebook.

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