PORTLAND, Ore. - LaCrosse® Footwear is pleased to announce its Swamp Tuff Pro Wader was recently awarded as "Best of the Best 2012" by leading industry publication Field & Stream. This distinguished honor further elevates the brand's premium position in the hunt industry. The announcement was made in the September 2012 issue of Field & Stream.
In order to be considered for a Best of the Best award, the Swamp Tuff Pro was put through a series of "Torture Tests" by Field & Stream's test-team to ensure it was the superior performing product in its class. In addition to enduring extensive testing, the significance of the innovation, quality of design, and value brought to outdoorsmen and women were also taken into account.
"Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers' time in the woods 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 & Steam bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money."
The Swamp Tuff Pro was built with the superior quality LaCrosse waders are known for, while adding new, innovative elements that allow the end user to keep their hands free and their focus maintained during the hunt. Durable and flexible Armor Weld seam-sealing technology prevents leaks while a Velcro® and buckle system and an adjustable waist belt deliver individual fit. A rollout game bag, removable rollout shell pouch, top loading pocket, waterproof front pocket and hand warmer along with a removable waterproof internal pocket provide ample storage while in the field. Brush Tuff bi-directional coating provides superior abrasion resistant protection while LaCrosse® Alpha Construction in the boot combines 3.5mm neoprene with 1000g Thinsulate™ Insulation to keep feet warm and dry.
"We're honored to have received the Best of the Best award and to be recognized by such a highly regarded publication as Field & Stream," said Joseph P. Schneider, President and CEO of LaCrosse Footwear Inc. "This acknowledgment further demonstrates the quality and functionality of our new products. I'm extremely proud of our Hunt Product Line Manager and Developer, Justin Behnke and Bill Brabson, who put countless hours into the development of this product. Their innovation ensures the Swamp Tuff Pro truly is the best of the best."
The Swamp Tuff Pro is available in Advantage Max-4® or Mossy Oak® Bottomland® and retails for $289.95. For more information, visit the LaCrosse website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is a leading developer and marketer of branded, premium and innovative footwear for expert work and outdoor users. The company's trusted Danner® and LaCrosse brands are distributed domestically through a nationwide network of specialty retailers and distributors, and internationally through distributors and retailers in Asia, Europe and Canada. Work customers include people in law enforcement, agriculture, firefighting, construction, industry, military services and other occupations that need high-performance and protective footwear as a critical tool for the job. Outdoor customers include people active in hunting, outdoor cross training, hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. For more information about LaCrosse Footwear products, please visit our Internet websites at www.lacrossefootwear.com