Leatherman Tread Honored with Numerous Industry and Design Awards
In one year, the wearable multi-tool has been granted seven prestigious awards
Portland, OR—February 22, 2016 — Leatherman Tool Group Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools and inventor of the multi-tool category, is pleased to share the success of the Leatherman Tread. Since debuting at SHOT Show 2015, the Tread has garnered seven major awards from around the globe.
“The unprecedented coverage and accolades we’ve received from Tread has been overwhelming,” said Ben Rivera, Leatherman’s president and Tread designer, “It’s exciting to see our product so widely accepted and praised by industry insiders, long-time fans and those who are newly interested in the Leatherman brand.”
Leatherman Tread Awards
- Op Pad – Outdoor Innovatie Award, April 2015 (Netherlands)
- Fast Company Design – 2015 Innovation by Design Awards, Sept. 2015
- Popular Science – Best of What’s New 2015: Home, Oct. 2015
- 50Campfires.com – Gear of the Year Awards, Dec. 2015
- WIRED – The Most Cleverly Designed Objects of 2015, Dec. 2015
- ISPO Award – Outdoor, Jan. 2016 (Germany)
- iF Design Award – Industry/Skilled Trades Category, Feb. 2016 (Global)
The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each, making a total of 29 usable features like box wrenches, screwdrivers and a SIM Card punch available at a moment’s notice. Created to be fully customizable with slotted fasteners, Tread users can rearrange links, add new ones, or adjust for wrist size to ¼”. The Tread is available in stainless steel and DLC (diamond like coating) black finish. MSRP is $165.00 and $220.00 USD, respectively.
“The idea behind Tread originated on a trip to Disneyland with my family,” said Rivera. “I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying what they thought was a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Leatherman Skeletool. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security. When I returned home I began to craft a wearable, customizable multi-tool – which eventually became the Tread.”
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.