Shortly before the start of the next ISPO Munich on November 28, 2023 and thus the official kick-off of the new order season, numerous brands took the opportunity to submit their new product highlights to the ISPO Award. The number of high-quality product submissions was so high this time that the meeting was held over three days for the first time. As always, the six-member expert jury made up of industry professionals and enthusiastic athletes from the ISPO Collaborators Club was also present.
Multifunctionality was the focus for many product developers this year. Clothing and accessories, in particular, are no longer designed for a single sport, but for as many different uses as possible. Insulated jackets, for example, are increasingly being equipped with DWR waterproofing to extend their range of use. Highly functional jackets also complement their premium components with a fashionable look, making them suitable for the city.
Multifunctionality can also be achieved through modular designs, such as backpacks that can be equipped with other features as needed. Even goggles can be transformed into sunglasses for year-round use. This new multi-functionality and versatility appeals not only to consumers who want to consume less and be more conscious, but also to newcomers to the sport who don't want to commit just yet.
While the use of recycled materials has set new standards in recent seasons, some brands are now going one step further. Instead of recycling PET bottles, they are using their own textile waste or post-consumer textiles. This is the only way to really reduce our textile waste. While garment-to-garment recycling is still in its infancy, more and more brands are developing their own innovative solutions to increase the amount of recycled textile fiber. Even in the footwear sector, the first recyclable products are now available.
At the same time, the development of mono-material products that can be easily recycled at the end of their life is progressing. The industry is also working on digital solutions to better determine the material composition of products at the end of their useful life, thus facilitating recycling.
The issue of repairability is also on the agenda for brands, so that products can be used for longer. This is achieved, for example, through less complex product design or repair kits that come with the product.
As always, the jury team is made up of two groups: Industry professionals Martina Wengenmeir, Editor at Lage ISPO.com and Professor of Sports Journalism & Digitalization in Sports, magazine maker and snowboarding veteran Andi Spies, and textile expert and trade journalist Regina Henkel. In order to incorporate the consumer's perspective into the selection process, the jury is supported by passionate athletes from the ISPO Collaborators Club, who are selected anew each time.
This time, they included: Anna Simkovics, orienteer and athlete in the Austrian national team, Harald Angerer, journalist, blogger and specialist in the fields of trail running and ski mountaineering, and Dominic Rasp, multisport athlete and lecturer in sports science at the Technical University of Munich.
This unisex sweater with a cozy terry outer is made from 63% wool scraps from Aclima's own factory, spun into new yarn using a specially developed recycling process. Recycled polyamide and recycled polyester (both GRS certified) have been added for added durability.
Read the review article of the Aclima: ReBorn Pullover
Dynafit's new premium ski touring boot combines lightness for efficient ascents with strong downhill performance. The new patented Floating Tongue System provides frictionless movement and exceptional comfort on ascents and descents with a multidirectional solution for perfect adjustment of the shell, liner and tongue.
Read the review article of the Dynafit: Ridge Pro Boot
These ski socks have been knitted using special "twin layer" machines that enable the production of double-layer socks. The inner layer is made from soft, breathable merino wool, while the outer layer is made from durable merino and nylon to protect against wear and tear.
Read the review article of the Gordini: Winhall sock
Oakley introduces Flex Scape, a new hybrid eyewear/goggle model. With physiomorphic lens geometry that covers the bridge of the nose and the ability to switch between temples and goggle strap, Flex Scape is easily transformed for year-round wear.
Read the review article of the Oakley: Flex Scape
Developed with extreme adventurer Eric Larsen, this expedition pant and jacket set combines performance and sustainability. It is lightweight, offers maximum breathability combined with waterproofness and special expedition features.
Read the review article of the Jack Wolfskin: Expdn 3l Jkt & Pant
The ski pants were developed by a female-led team of product experts and designers. The detachable, insulated vest is made from a breathable stretch fabric and provides additional warmth and versatility off the slopes.
Read the review article of the Spyder: Women's On Piste Bib Pants
The shell of this PFC-free three-layer jacket is made of polyester, which is produced entirely from recycled post-consumer textiles and textile waste from production. The jacket's membrane is also made entirely from production waste.
Read the review article of the Jack Wolfskin: Alpspitze Tour 3l Jkt
This avalanche airbag is designed for rental and second-hand use. The Mini15+ is equipped with the refillable Reactor 2.0 cartridge system and is lightweight at 2.1 kilograms, making it suitable for children.
Read the review article of the Arva: Airbag Mini 15+
Almost all components of this heatable jacket - from the membrane to the zipper - are made from recycled polyester. Special features include a fold-down "heat seat" for comfortable sitting on cold surfaces.
Read the review article of the Fakir Apparels: Calor Jacket
The Surfeur 112 is a wide ski with maximum flotation and high maneuverability, specially developed for powder days. It is made of flax fibers, a natural fiber with the same performance as conventional synthetic fibers.
Read the review article of the Ferreol Skis: Surfeur 112
This insulated jacket offers waterproofness and mobility with its Helly Tech® Professional 2-layer construction and 4-way stretch fabric. The PrimaLoft® Black Ocean Recycled insulation and extra high collar provide warmth, while the Life Pocket+™ with leash keeps cell phones safe.
Read the review article of the Helly Hansen: Kvitfjell Race Insulated Jacket
The redesigned, waterproof all-mountain snowsports shell is engineered for superior performance and protection. An optimized pattern minimizes fabric waste, while the fully recycled, high performance mono-component fabric construction reduces environmental impact.
Read the review article of the Mammut: Stoney HS Hooded Jacket Men
Mammut has redesigned this waterproof three-layer pant for snow sports and optimized the cut to minimize waste. The pants are made from recycled mono material for easier recycling.
Read the review article of the Mammut: Stoney HS Pants Men
Oakley has optimized technology and ventilation in the antibacterial, breathable and lightweight MODBC backcountry helmet. Weighing in at less than 450 grams, it is the lightest helmet in the entire Oakley line.
Read the review article of the Oakley: MODBC Helmet
Ortovox combines lightness and warmth with the Thermovent line. The pants are made of 95 percent merino wool and feature an ideal warmth-to-weight ratio and intelligent 3D body mapping with a breathable mesh structure on the thighs.
Read the review article of the Ortovox: Merino Thermovent Short Pants
The new Polymat Pro enables fully automatic base repair for skis and snowboards. Using the latest camera technology, scratches or damage to the base can be precisely detected and filled locally. This means very low material and energy consumption, time savings and hardly any exhaust fumes in the service shop.
Read the review article of the Reichmann Ski & Board Tuning: Polymat Pro
The Zero G Tour Pro ski touring boot has been completely redesigned to provide better downhill and uphill performance while reducing weight and carbon footprint. It also offers improved walking ability and a more anatomical shape.
Read the review article of the Tecnica: Zero G Tour Pro
This waterproof jacket is made from 100% bio-based and recycled nylon. The filling is RDS certified goose down. At the end of its life, both materials can be easily separated in one step for recycling.
Read the review article of the Bosideng: Eco-design Circular Lightweight Functional Down Puffer
Mountain Equipment uses a new, proprietary and patented insulation made from synthetic and 100% recycled material. This Aetherm™ Precision Insulation has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio and offers down-like performance and feel, but with the durability and weather resistance of synthetic insulation.
Read the review article of the Mountain Equipment: Oreus Jacket (Aetherm Insulation)
Paka's Apu Parka is lined with Pakafill®, Paka's patent-pending alpaca insulation made from alpaca wool. The outer fabric is a rainproof stretch fabric. Pakafill has an excellent CLO (thermal performance) rating, is naturally odor resistant and will keep you warm when wet.
Read the review article of the Paka: Apu Parka
Designed for all seasons and alpine activities, the Bakosi Hooded Hybrid Jacket offers excellent thermal performance and durability. The shell is made of Cordura Ripstop and lined with water repellent goose down. G-Loft® in the belly and under the armpits keeps you warm when wet.
Read the review article of the BLACKYAK: Bakosi G2 Hooded Hybrid Jacket
Minimalism meets maximum functionality. Weighing only 171 grams, the jacket packs down to the size of a tennis ball. Gore-Tex Active Shell, YKK Aquaguard zipper and a Recco reflector provide weather protection and safety.
Read the review article of the BLACKYAK: Javari Gore-Tex 3l Active Shell Jacket
Made from GTX 3L Pro Shell with CORDURA 4-way stretch in the torso, these waterproof bib shorts are versatile and designed for any situation in the mountains. The comfortable fit at the chest, waist, hips, and thighs ensures freedom of movement. Multiple layers fit easily underneath.
Read the review article of the BLACKYAK: Thulagi Gore-Tex 3l Pro Shell Bib Pants
Under the name NosiLife, Craghoppers has developed clothing for men, women and children that protects against insects and neutralizes odours. The active ingredient, eucalyptus citriodora oil, is extracted from plants and comes from regenerative agriculture and remains active throughout the life of the garment.
Read the review article of the Craghoppers: New NosiLife Technology
This boot with a PFC-free Gore-Tex ePE membrane is designed for long winter hikes in cold environments and snowy terrain. It is ideal with snowshoes. The concept combines well insulated boots with easy handling, even with gloves. The outsole is made with Michelin's new bio-based technology.
Read the review article of the Garmont: Trace High Boa® GTX®
The innovative ergonomic frame design of the Freeflow combined with the 3D hip padding moves the pack closer to the natural center of gravity for improved efficiency and stability. At the same time, it provides airflow for ventilation.
Read the review article of the Berghaus: 3D Freeflow 30+
This lightweight, packable insulation jacket is PFC-free and the DWR finish makes it durably water repellent. The insulation is Primaloft Silver Rise Loose Fill, a loose, down-like fill that is more weather resistant. Distinctive Terrex quilting combines style and functionality.
Read the review article of the Adidas Terrex: Xperior Primaloft Loose Fill Insulated Hooded Jacket
This jacket combines a 10 denier ripstop shell made from 100 percent recycled nylon with Thindown® to create a lightweight jacket with high thermal performance. Strategic placement of insulation allows for unrestricted movement and temperature regulation.
Read the review article of the Helly Hansen: Odin Everdown Hooded Jacket
This insulated all-around jacket combines exceptional warmth with a lightweight pack size. Mammut uses recycled rope for the insulation. The windproof, abrasion resistant and durable water repellent coating protects against light rain showers, while the zoned insulation provides optimal thermal protection.
Read the review article of the Mammut: Rime IN Flex Hooded Jacket Women
This jacket is lined with Loop Insulation, a special synthetic filling made from recycled rope scraps from Mammut's rope production. Combined with a recycled, wind- and water-repellent shell, this jacket offers both protection and sustainability.
Read the review article of the Mammut: Sender IN Hooded Jacket Women
Reinforced with Dyneema® Ultralight, this voluminous, highly compressible and functional down jacket is part of the Trilogy Alpine Kit for extreme expeditions. The very warm 1000 fill power goose down insulation features the new ExpeDRY treatment that accelerates feather drying while reducing environmental impact.
Read the review article of the Millet: Trilogy Jorasses Dyneema Down Jacket
This suit is the centerpiece of the new Trilogy Alpine Kit, developed in collaboration with athletes at Millet's factory in Tunisia. Its hybrid construction combines the waterproofness of Gore-Tex Pro with the mobility of stretch fabrics, offering protection and freedom of movement in extreme conditions.
Read the review article of the Millet: Trilogy Jorasses Gtx Pro 3l Suit
Made from waterproof TPU-coated nylon with fully taped seams, this ultralight 45L pack is the result of a year-long development project to create the world's best mountaineering pack.
Read the review article of the Mountain Hardwear: Alpine Light Roll Top 45L
The M10 Storm Pants are designed to redefine the freedom of movement in a hard shell pant for alpine climbing. With a four-point gusset, pre-shaped knees, and a front zipper, these pants offer a new level of freedom of movement.
Read the review article of the Patagonia: M10 Storm Pantss
The waterproof M10 Anorak is a minimalist, technical shell with an alpine-oriented design. It features a new, ultra-lightweight, nanoporous fabric made without harsh solvents or perfluorinated chemicals.
Read the review article of the Patagonia: M10 Anorak
The new Summit Papsura Futurelight™ Jacket features The North Face's new Futurelight™ breathable and waterproof technology. Made from 100 percent recycled nylon, it is also lightweight and packs small.
Read the review article of the The North Face: Summit Papsura Futurelight™ Jacket
The Reeloq Pro is an innovative smartphone safety device that can be attached to a backpack. With the help of a new, patent-pending locking mechanism, the smartphone is always secured to a cord and cannot get lost.
Read the review article of the Reeloq Pro Smartphone Securing
Ïdlo offers outdoor meals made from freeze-dried or infrared-dried 100 percent natural ingredients. Simply add boiling water, stir briefly, wait ten minutes and your healthy and delicious meal is ready.
This waterproof parka draws on the experience of Arctic experts. The parka features a Down Flow construction for temperature regulation, while the hybrid insulation of Allied Feather & Down and PrimaLoft® Black Eco provides warmth and functionality.
Read the review article of the Helly Hansen: Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka
The Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel 100L is a timeless classic made better with a new, more sustainable combination of materials. The cart now features a laminate made from recycled TPU film and a collapsible construction designed for repair.
Read the review article of the Patagonia: Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel 100L
This premium padel racket features a state-of-the-art, transparent 12K carbon face that is tough and durable with only one hole in the face. Despite this, the racket is light and strong and offers a consistent feel.
Read the review article of the Head: Extreme One
Agit uses a next-generation foam lamination process. The foam is expanded in a mold, which allows for greater precision, is faster and produces less CO2 emissions than conventional casting methods. It also produces less waste.
Read the review article of the Agit Global: ISL Construction Surfboard
HO Sports introduces the new Sabre water ski with a bio-based foam core made from microalgae oil from biotechnology company Checkerspot. Lightweight and durable construction, easy turning and a forgiving sweet spot make the Sabre perfect for skiers looking to improve their skills.
Read the review article of the HO Sports: The Sabre Water Ski
This lightweight, breathable and durable shirt is designed for anglers. It is water and stain resistant and is made from a blend of 88 percent polyester and twelve percent elastane.
Read the review article of the Stafu Pro: Apex v2 Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt
This sleeping bag combines an ultra-lightweight, durable, microporous PU coated shell - similar to that used in clothing - with 800-fill-power goose down. The bag is highly compressible and weather resistant.
Read the review article of the Mountain Hardwear : Specter 15F/-9C Sleeping Bag
The new Biospeed™ line from Winqs replaces petroleum-based materials such as polyester or nylon with equally functional plant-based fibers made from sugar cane and corn residue by mimicking their structure.
Read the review article of the Winqs: Biospeed™ Running Sportswear
This multi-functional wind and waterproof jacket is extremely lightweight, weighing only 76 grams. It is perfect for all outdoor sports that require speed and extreme lightness.
Read the review article of the Napa: Multi-functional superlight waterproof jacket
This lightweight Gore-Tex jacket with PFC-free ePE membrane is designed for runners looking for unrestricted freedom of movement, ultimate weather protection, and responsible performance. Kinetic Garment Design provides an ergonomic fit.
Read the review article of the Gorewear: Concurve Gore-Tex Jacket
This long-distance motion control shoe is designed specifically for people with pronated feet. The shoe controls excessive forefoot abduction to restore musculoskeletal function and reduce the risk of injury while running.
Read the review article of the Mount To Coast: Ultra-Marathon Racing Shoe
Digitag by clim8 offers manufacturers a simple solution for the digital product passport required by the EU's Green Deal. The digital twin of the product, easily accessible with a smartphone, offers consumers and other stakeholders full transparency from raw material to end-of-life management.
Read the review article of the Digitag by clim8
Light as a T-shirt at 156 gsm, this versatile, high-performance midlayer is ready for a wide range of adventures. The brushed lofted stripe construction provides warmth and protection, while air channels release excess heat and moisture.
Read the review article of the Icebreaker: Men Merino 200 Realfleece™ Descender LS Zip Hoodie
The Deviator Hoodie combines strategically placed, weather-resistant and stretchable outer fabric with warming mesh fleece. The hoodie keeps you warm during aerobic activities in cool weather by blocking wind and moisture and providing excellent breathability.
Read the review article of the Outdoor Research: Deviator Hoodie
Exopek is the world's first backpack with ten integrated resistance bands. This innovative, comfortable, versatile and efficient fitness device works with resistance bands and offers a whole new range of exercise options.
Read the review article of the Exopek Pro
The tank top is made from 100 percent "Circulose" using seamless technology in collaboration with Renewcell. The starting material is post-consumer clothing. This type of production saves water, reduces CO2 emissions and reduces dependence on virgin cotton.
Read the review article of the Circulose® Tank Top by Impetus
These cycling bib shorts feature a 3D-printed seat pad that helps regulate skin temperature and improve breathability. The shorts' high-tech fabric also provides seamless compression, durability, grip, and ventilation where you need it.
Read the review article of the Gorewear: Ultimate Bib Shorts
This functional women's cycling jersey strikes a balance between sporty performance and fashionable design. Designed with aerodynamics in mind, it uses a technical fabric with aero stripes. These stripes deflect air, creating an optimal aerodynamic surface and reducing drag.
Read the review article of the Jelenew: Mercuria Short Sleeve Jersey
Inspired by trekking, this casual shoe is perfect for travel. The upper is made of Spoor nubuck, which is fully traceable, and bio-based Dyneema® with a PFC-free Xpore membrane. The sole is made of Treeka® natural rubber.
Read the review article of the i:D: Trekin easy!
This waterproof 850 fill power down jacket is fully seam-sealed for durability and weather protection. The three-layer fabric is made from Evo® Bio Nylon, which is derived from castor beans.
Read the review article of the Expio: Odyssey Waterproof Down-filled Jacket
This 3-in-1 parka consists of a waterproof and windproof outer jacket and an insulated inner jacket. Both components are made from mono-material, making them easier to recycle.
Read the review article of the Halti: Synkas 3-in-1 Drymaxx Parka Jacket
This jacket is perfect for travel and indoor skiing. It is lightweight and minimalist in design and looks even great over a business suit. Bosideng's patented TMP Management Technology adapts to temperature changes and regulates thermal performance.
Read the review article of the Bosideng: Urban Ski Down Jacket 2.0
Form follows function in the Viking Expower Mid GTX 2V children’s boot. It is packed with technical features, such as the new GORE-TEX ePE technology, keeping small feet dry and warm.
Read the review article of the Viking Expower Mid GTX 2V children’s boot