ISPO Award 2022
These Are the New Winners of the Final Round
A whole host of innovations and convincingly enhanced products were presented by the brands of the sports and outdoor industry at the fourth and last ISPO Award Jury Meeting of the year. In keeping with the cold season, the selection this time included primarily products for winter sports, mountaineering, and winter running. But the industry also has real highlights to offer in the all-season categories of camping, athleisure, and urban outdoor.
More sustainability and thus the attempt to reduce one's own ecological footprint is driving more and more manufacturers. The focus is on mono-materials for easier recycling, new compostable bio-based or synthetic materials, lower resource consumption while maintaining or even improving performance. For all these important goals, brands have developed new, pioneering solutions - not only for textile products, by the way, but increasingly also in the hardware sector.
The best of the best were honored at the ISPO Award Gathering in the Future Lab at ISPO Munich 2022. The winning brands had their pictures taken in front of the ISPO Award photo wall.
Sustainability • Customization • Versatility
The field of sustainability also includes the efforts of many brands to design their products in such a way that they are as versatile as possible. The idea behind this is that consumers no longer need specialized equipment for every activity. Clothing and backpacks are therefore modular and can be adapted again and again to different requirements.
But the search for even better technical performance also drove many manufacturers. The result was even lighter jackets, shoes and backpacks, new knitting techniques and goggle technologies, multifunctional flashlights, new closure systems for hydration bladders or completely new snowboard designs.
Here Are All 58 Winning Products at a Glance:
The Alproof Tour 38+5 is the new touring version of Deuter's avalanche backpack with the fully electronic Alpride E2 airbag technology. It's significantly larger (38L), with a roll top for 5 liters expansion. Tour-specific additions are a rope fixation on top and thoughtfully placed compartments and fixations that do not interfere with the airbag.
The Parbat A4M is made entirely of Dyneema® composite. It is durable, waterproof and functional. The minimum weight of this modular backpack is only 480 grams.
The Jack Wolfskin ski touring concept Alpspitze Air 3L Jacket & Pants is ultra-light, extremely breathable, waterproof and functional. The "Kimono Cut" avoids seams in the shoulder and hip area.
Weighing only 655 grams, the Radical 1 tent by Samaya is designed for one person and is extremely lightweight and packs small. It is made of bio-based, 2-layer Dyneema fabric with ePTFE membrane.
The Mythic G is 13 percent lighter than its predecessor, yet has 10 percent more down. It combines an ultra-lightweight construction with 1000FP down with a visible titanium TILT lining that improves heat retention.
The waterproof Sundance Heptathlon Black Technology Down Jacket features integrated graphene heating, vibration massage, inflatable neck pillow and ports for multifunctional charging of electronic devices.
The innovative Evolutyon Biotech baselayer set from UYN® is made of 100 percent regenerative, bio-based materials, which are unique in this blend in the sports industry: Kapok, Biolight yarn, Flexicorn and Natex.
Thanks to the unique design of the 100 Percent Norg Goggles, the lens is "wrapped" around the frame while eight magnets hold the lens securely in place under all conditions and all types of impacts.
The Y MountainLine Wooltech Midlayer Jacket from Bergans is an extremely lightweight, technical midlayer made of merino wool and durable Cordura Tecnostretch for thermal regulation and breathability.
The Bergans Y MountainLine 3L Shell Dungarees are made from a tough and durable 100 percent recycled polyamide shell combined with Bega Membrane Bold Pro technology for superior comfort and protection.
Doubledeck Snowboards presents a completely new snowboard technology with an innovative arch construction that improves power transmission and makes canting almost impossible while snowboarding.
Fooxmet has equipped a lightweight hoodie with a smart heat function that cannot be guessed from the outside. The function is activated via a button on the hem and can be controlled via the associated app.
The waterproof and modular Everyday Rolltop from Swedish brand IamRunbox is a hybrid solution that bridges the gap between top-of-the-line running gear and an everyday backpack.
At only 148 grams, this ultra-light ski touring binding features two heel heights and an adjustable din setting from 6 to 10 that accommodates lighter skiers*.
The flexible, lightweight solar panel weighs just over 300 grams. It is based on 80 micro-solar cells and can be attached to a backpack or elsewhere thanks to the included carabiner.
The GR Olympic Rent, a rental ski touring binding from Grizzly, is lightweight and very easy to adjust to different boot sizes and binding settings for both renters and customers.
The high-tech X-Bionic Effektor 4d Running Streamlite Shorts improve running performance and recovery. They support natural thermoregulation and allow good ventilation during activity.
The X-Bionic Windskin® Transmission Layer Full Zip is a body-hugging midlayer with a special zone membrane solution in combination with a special knitting technique. The knit structure cools the body in a natural way.
The waterproof X-Alp Performance Knit 3L Jacket and Pants by ODLO offer the best of both worlds: the comfort and mobility of softshells with the 3-layer protection of hardshells.
LORPEN T3+ Biowarmer Expedition Overcalf (Tiexe) biodegradable socks are not knitted, but sewn together from individual pieces of fabric, with PrimaloftBio insulation at the foot.
With the lightweight and warming Ultar Down Sleeping Bag with 850FP goose down Turbat has developed a very practical zipper solution. The foot area can be opened separately, so you can even walk in it.
Ternua made this lightweight, seamless baselayer SEAL L/S T-SHIRT M&W in its own factory in Spain from nylon collected and recycled locally from discarded fishing nets.
Waterproof, lightweight, agile and technical, the MTL Thermo Rogue 4 mid-cut mountain boot from Merrell combines insulation material from NASA with the features of durability and comfort.
This very lightweight and versatile 4-season jacket Agile Hybrid Jkt M&W by Ternua is a thermal layer for intense activities. The jacket is made entirely of recycled polyester monomer material and is recyclable.
With the windproof and water-repellent Race Pant M&W made of recycled 4-way stretch Stormfleece™ material, Ternua has created a technical pant that wears like a softshell but is more robust.
Devold has developed the Expedition Arctric Pro Baselayer with three knitting technologies. The main quality is a 2-layer wool knit with an inner layer of merino wool and an outer layer of merino wool and silk.
The react optray sunglasses automatically adjust to changing light conditions within 0.1 seconds using integrated infrared sensors and without an external power source.
Craghoppers' CO2 midlayer jacket is part of an entire capsule collection of fleece made from 100 percent recycled fabrics whose fibers contain CO2 industrial waste.
To support alpine skiers, Ultimatefit has built an innovative ski boot liner around the foot functions rather than the boot outer shell. The liner is easy to adjust and improves ankle responsiveness while skiing.
The compact Zoleo device provides easy and affordable messaging in remote locations via satellite, including weather forecasting, GPS location messaging, and round-the-clock global SOS alerts.
The Made Jacket is an individually tailored jacket. Customers are measured using a digital screenshot and can select equipment and materials online. A few weeks later, the product is sent to them.
Löffler has further developed its proven transtex® technology and presents retr'x, a new generation of underwear made from recycled polypropylene and sustainable, partially recycled recot2 cotton.
With the Phantom 8000 expedition boot, Scarpa offers a professional and easy-to-use boot for high altitudes with a thermal solution for extreme cold.
The MIUtec Iso Jacket is a high-performance insulation jacket that is fully recyclable from jacket to jacket. It is made of 100 percent biodegradable mono-material - from the zippers to the sewing thread, the filling, the shell and the lining.
The Julbo Lightyear Goggles offer a novel, intuitive ventilation technology and combine it with advanced reactive photochromic lenses for excellent day and night vision.
The WNDR Alpine Intention 108 ski uses bio-based and recycled components to improve damping, reduce weight and increase durability. It features a bio-based algae wall, algae core and recycled spiral plate.
The highlight of the Aqua Stream rower is the longitudinally installed water tank and the associated rowing system. The combination of both elements enables an extremely quiet and natural use of the device.
The Helly Hansen Arctic Patrol Modular Parka has four layers, consisting of stretchy, body-hugging insulation, a waterproof/breathable shell jacket, a durable outer parka and a functional vest.
In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha Jacket, Berghaus combines a 3-layer material with Polartec® Alpha® to create a lightweight, warm and highly functional jacket that no longer requires a mid-layer.
The Nidecker Supermatic offers the traditional feel of a two-strap binding and the comfort and ease of use of a step-in binding. The binding is universal, a special shoe is not required.
The Untracked Dungarees are made of 100 percent recycled, PFC-free, waterproof/breathable 3-layer ePE Gore-Tex and a warm softshell backer. It offers extended performance with a reduced environmental impact.
The Alpine Suit for alpinists* combines Patagonia's innovative design solutions to reduce layers and improve freedom of movement with the latest PFC-free membrane technology from Gore-Tex.
Made from 100% PFC-free Gore-Tex ePE fabric, the Patagonia Super Free Alpine Jacket features innovative design solutions in the hood and cuffs that provide weather protection and freedom of movement.
The ski touring boot is based on the SCOTT Cosmos design and consists of more than 50 percent recycled materials. The inner boot is GRS certified, the shell and cuff are made of Pebax® Rnew® and the strap is made of recycled polyester.
With the Pure Tour Ski, Scott introduces an extremely versatile ski with a novel, sustainable construction that uses flax fibers and certified poplar wood instead of carbon.
The Sidonios Tech x TENCEL™ LUXE Seamless Athleisure Set, consisting of a pair of leggings and a top, is made from 100 percent wood-based TENCEL™ and completely free of petroleum-based stretch fibers.
For the Feathertop Ultralight Hooded LS Tee, Lé Bent blends merino wool and bamboo fibers to achieve excellent product properties thanks to the innovative Nuyarn spinning technology.
Lé Bent, together with US ski pros Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad, has developed a sock that is particularly breathable and protects against blisters.
The Camelbak Fusion™ 2L Reservoir features Tru Zip, a waterproof zipper system, and offers a new design that is easy to use. An integrated handle and pinch-grip design make it easy to fill with one hand.
With 10 liters of storage space and a 2-liter reservoir, the Camelbak Powderhound 12 backpack is made for skiers. The special design allows quick access when sitting on the chairlift.
The Graphene Infinity 3-in-1 Jacket from Helly Hansen features a versatile 3-in-1 construction with a waterproof outer jacket with durable water repellent protection and lightweight inner insulation.
The backpack Pierra Ment EVO from Millet allows ski mountaineers to safely store their crampons when they do not need them. The waterproof compartment is easily accessible from the outside and can be removed.
The Oakley ARC5 Pro x M-FORGE® Composite is Oakley’s first FIS-certified ski racing helmet, developed with reigning world champion Aleksander Aaamodt Kilde. It features a unique rear design for a more aerodynamic and aggressive ski-race tuck position. Thanks to integrated M-Forge Composite technology, the helmet is light-weight yet offers exceptional protection from impacts.