Research Triangle Park, NC – STREAMtrekkers, a leading removeable traction device for fishing, has been awarded Field & Stream’s Best Of The Best Award for New Fishing Gear this season. Made by ICEtrekkers and patterned after the company’s popular Diamond Grip ice traction device, STREAMtrekkers easily and securely straps onto any fishing shoe or wading boot and helps keep you upright when fishing in fast-moving rivers and streams.
“This is truly an incredible year for the STREAMtrekkers product,” stated Steve Couder, VP of parent company Implus Outdoor. “Earning a Best Of The Best Award from the highly regarded Field & Stream is a major accomplishment and proof that STREAMtrekkers is a must-have accessory for all fishermen. We are very honored by this tremendous achievement.”
STREAMtrekkers patented Diamond Bead design has hundreds of biting edges that grip in all directions for sure traction on rock, moss and slime. The beads, made of case-hardened steel alloy, are strung on extremely durable steel aircraft cable. STREAMtrekkers can be worn securely over rubber and felt-soled fishing shoes as well as wading boots, and the simple-to-use design can be easily cleaned to stop aquatic invasive species transport.
The winning products of the Field & Stream test are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria vary, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic; excellence in their field.
“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the water more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best Of The Best is the highest honor Field & Stream bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”
Field & Stream’s in depth review of the STREAMtrekkers was conducted by Fishing Editor Joe Cermele. “They'll keep you glued to rocks even tighter than permanent studs.” Find the article in its entirety at http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/fishing/2015/02/best-of-the-best-new-fishing-gear-2015.
Founded in 1985, ICEtrekkers’® innovative traction design was based on tire chains and other vehicle traction devices. The brand addresses a variety of conditions, types of users, and price ranges. Acquired by Implus in 2012, ICEtrekkers offers four types of ice traction devices for all types of shoes: Diamond Grip, Spikes, Chains, and STREAMtrekkers. ICEtrekkers are a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and urban pedestrians, yet also work well for industrial workers and first responders. These devices are available at specialty outdoor retailers.