ISPO Award 2016 Category Outdoor
Vertical — X-OS Treklight 38L+10L
The X-OS Treklight 38L+10L by Vertical is a state-of-the-art mountain climbing rucksack featuring the brand new removable EXOS System®. The new carrying system has a revolutionary new concept consisting of an aluminum and carbon internal frame that transfers the load from the shoulders to the hips. This takes the weight off the shoulders and provides unrivalled comfort.
WRIGHTSOCK – double-layer hiking sock
Category: Base Layer
The patented third attachment keeps the socks aligned. The outer layer is made of activity-specific fibers. The inner layer is always a smooth, undyed, hydrophobic surface. Friction and shearing forces, created by rigorous activity, are absorbed by the interaction between the inner and outer layers of the sock instead of being passed on to the outer layers of the skin. The result is less blistering.
I have been searching for a solution for years to avoid blisters in my hiking shoes! With the innovation of WRIGHTSOCK, I can probably go on a five-hour hiking tour without worrying about my feet and the pain at the end of the day. Thank you, great product!
SALOMON – S-LAB PEAK 20
Stretch-adjustable fit and complete stability learned from trail running make the S-LAB Peak 20 unique. Fully featured with top and bottom sensi load lifter to adapt and compress your pack, balanced front and rear loads for quick access, varying hydration possibilities (soft flask or bladder) and multiple attachments for accessories, it provides unrivaled freedom of movement in fast and light mountain approaches.
A light, easy, and comfortable product, which can be used for different activities.
LifeStraw – LifeStraw Steel
Category: Hydration Systems
Filters up to 1,000 liters of water, no electrical power, batteries or chemicals needed. The BPA-free, sleek, durable, stainless steel body is lightweight and portable. Two-stage filtration removes 99.9999% of bacteria, including E.coli, 99.9% protozoa, including giardia, and reduces turbidity (to 0.2 microns), while the replaceable activated carbon filter removes bad taste and odor and reduces some chemicals like chlorine, pesticides and fertilizers.
A practical and simple solution in a remarkable design and with a high social component, for a very important need.
Auroco – Epic
Category: Mountaineering Equipment
This portable device can be fixed to a wall, a metal structure or any other anchor point and belays the climber automatically. The system can pay out and pull in rope and is, therefore, suitable for bottom-up or top-rope ascent. In the case of a fall, the electronic system responds and locks the rope to arrest the climber safely. The climber uses a wireless remote control that is carried on the upper arm or the harness.
A new level of safety and freedom for the sport and the industry.
BLACKYAK – HYBRID INSULATION JACKET
Category: Mid Layer
This product was developed together with our athletes who requested a compact insulation jacket with a large scope of use. By smartly using different insulation materials (goose down, Primaloft Gold, Polartec Alpha) in different areas, a compact but warmer jacket was created that can ideally be used for training at lower altitude, ski touring and mountaineering.
Perfect functionality meets exceptional design. For both every day life and demanding hikes and adventures.
BLACKYAK – EMERGENCY JACKET
Category: Outer Layer 1 L
What you take you carry! - that's why the EMERGENCY jacket has been reduced to the minimum. It's a technical product, produced using a special material that is hard wearing and extremely light. Developed with technical details through a unique process to fit you no matter what you are wearing and to protect you when you need it most.
"Less is more" – and even more... An excellent and very esthetic rain and wind protector that can be stored in any backpack or even under your bike saddle: Protection and safety in the smallest space.
Therm-a-Rest – NeoAir Camper SV
Category: Tents & Recreation
For inflation, the SpeedValve pulls in surrounding air to amplify your breath, inflating your mattress in 1/3 the time of conventional valves. For deflation, the patent-pending, auto-reversing SpeedValve deflates almost instantly. Just unbuckle the SpeedValve closure and roll up your mattress. Reflective ThermaCapture technology and WaveCore Construction combine radiant heat capture with insulating internal cells for reliable three-season comfort.
Magical to set up, especially at high altitude.
Berghaus – Extrem 8000 Pro Jacket
Category: Outer Layer 3 L
A feature-packed jacket with innovation at its core. The XpanseBack™ delivers a 20% increase in freedom of movement with amplified rear ventilation. The XpanseHood™ revolutionizes hood management, a magnetic expansion contracts when not in use, eliminating excess material when used without a helmet. An exclusive GORE-TEX® Pro fabric delivers exceptional breathability due to the lowest water absorption ever seen in a Pro shell. Perfect for extreme use.
A great construction, very innovative and clean. It provides a new and enhanced level of freedom of movement.
BLACKYAK – LIGHT DOWN INSULATION STRETCH JACKET
Category: Outer Layer 2 L
Too warm for an insulation jacket, too fresh for a windbreaker? This is the perfect companion for those days and activities, where you appreciate a small level of insulation to keep your body cosy while providing wind protection and freedom of movement for the arms. This garment has been designed to find the perfect compromise between insulation and wind protection, giving the user the benefits of both in one garment.
A combination of intelligent material positioning, cut and features combined with exceptional styling.
BLACKYAK – HOODED ACTIVE DOWN JACKET
Category: Down & Thermal Insulation
This jacket has been developed with our athletes over a long period, involving many prototypes and tests. The down chambers of the jacket are engineered in a completely new way. To avoid thread exposure and abrasion, the development team divided the chambers by cut seams, where the thread is located inside and protected against damage by layers of fabric.
The Blackyak Hooded Active Down Jacket is a one-of-a-kind development. Divided chambers, double-stitched outside seams, a special mesh box well construction of the chambers allowing the air to float, and a newly developed, lightweight cordura fabric give this jacket an outstanding performance.
Fimbulvetr – Fimbulvetr Hikr
Category: Snow Expedition Equipment
Developed in close collaboration with pro-snowboarder Mikkel Bang. The Fimbulvetr Hikr has integrated, adjustable heel lifts and an asymmetric design that squeezes a traditional 28" performance down to just 24". The Hikr offers clear advantages, moving fast and effortlessly in all directions.
High-quality materials with one piece molding. The large surface area makes this a outstanding product.
TERNUA – TERRANOVA and SOUTH RIVER jackets
Category: Lifestyle & Fashion
Men's elegant long parka jacket made with recycled Gore-tex® shell fabric with 220g recycled Neokdun® 700 fill power down filling and 30D recycled polyester lining. In making this garment, fabrics made from products whose lifecycle has ended were used to create an ideal garment for daily use in the city that will become an indispensable item in your closet during the winter.
This urban-style parka offers warmth without weight. Gore-tex provides the protection, Neokdun recycled down the warmth. A must-have city sport style for winter!
Merrell – CAPRA GLACIAL ICE+ MID WATERPROOF
Category: Hiking & Trekking Shoes
The new Vibram® Arctic Grip outsole technology is designed to withstand the most extreme winter conditions, providing traction and stability when things get icy. Arctic Grip is Vibram's most advanced cold-weather gripping system for slippery, wet, and freezing conditions. A thermochromatic lug turns from white to blue at 32° Fahrenheit as a sign for icy temperatures. Exclusive to Wolverine Worldwide through Fall 2017, it will be featured in Merrell's ICE+ Series.
A good example for the transferal of technology from the automotive to the outdoor segment.
munkees – FixnZip
FixnZip® replaces damaged or missing zipper sliders very easily. It repairs broken zippers that separate or come undone and fits a range of zipper sizes. It works on nylon coils as well as on plastic and metal teeth and can be used on both opened and closed-end zippers. It repairs clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, wetsuits, boat covers, canvas tents, heavy duty clothing, Jeep windows, purses, duffel bags, ...
A very important tool for expeditions. Broken zippers are always a problem, but with this product, they can be fixed easily and in no time.
SMART LUXX – Smartphone - bike light kit
Category: Lighting & Energy
The SMARTLUXX-System illuminates the front and back of the bike using the light from the smartphone. This is done simply by turning on the LED of the phone. SMARTLUXX is a totally new method for bicycle lights and can be used for nearly all models. The functions of the smartphone are unaffected while using the light. The new system thus offers several advantages for the user, e.g. brake light or auto-on in the dark.
A elegant combination of technology and simplicity. Functional design providing a high level safety.