Premiere at the ISPO Award! With the first winners of the ISPO Award 2022, the most renowned seal of quality in the sports and outdoor industry is entering a new era. From now on, the ISPO Award will be presented throughout the year.
This means that the ISPO Award will be even closer to product releases and seasonal innovations. The award winners, in turn, enjoy year-round international coverage. The division into segments as well as different winner categories are also history.
Individually published review articles for the individual awards create even more proximity to business professionals and consumers in a targeted manner. The 2x annual exhibition and ceremony of the winners at the ISPO trade shows remains and continues to provide a complete overview.
The way the independent ISPO Award jury works is also new: It meets four times a year to scrutinize the best products, services, and apps in the sports and outdoor world.
At the beginning of January 2022, the jury met for the first time for the ISPO Award 2022. And with a new composition: For the first time ever, half of the expert panel consists of consumer experts, sports enthusiasts from the ISPO Collaborators Club, and thus forms the voice of the ISPO jury.the voice of the consumer.
The clear trend is called:Re-Invention. The industry is clearly moving: Products are being reworked and reissued in a more contemporary way - especially in favor of more environmentally friendly material choices and processing methods. For example, more and more brands are focusing on reusable raw materials, the elimination of harmful chemicals, and a focus on durability and the disposal issue. However, topics such as easier access to sports and outdoor, digital as well as new highly functional solutions are also not neglected.
Our sneak peek at the first ISPO Award 2022 winners in alphabetical order.
The AERO LITE ICE SCREWS are the lightest aluminum ice screws on the market. With the innovative 3-tooth tip design and largest diameter, they are ideal for technical mountaineering.
The AERO LITE is characterized by its 3-tooth stainless steel tip, which allows easy placement in all conditions. The aluminum body and suspension minimize weight, while the large outer diameter allows for secure placement when using existing holes. Color coding provides uncomplicated indication of the length of the screw.
The HARFANG HYBRID CRAMPONS by BLUE ICE are ultra-light and compact crampons for skiing and mountaineering. They have a front rail in chrome steel and a secondary and rear rail in aluminum, which offer an excellent balance between performance, technical weight and grip on ice. The patented concept is based on a central textile strap, allowing true compactness.
The Alproof series is Deuter's new avalanche backpack series. Equipped with Alpride's E2 airbag system, the Alproof is lightweight and easy to use. The airbag is powered by USB-C charged supercapacitors that inflate in less than three seconds. Additional AA batteries provide long standby time. LCD displays and external LED lights provide full control and "buddy check" function. Plus, the carrying system and attachments are super convenient and intuitive.
The Fischer ONE and TWO are 100 percent tailored to the needs of children aged two to eight. This is because it is not simply a scaled-down version of an adult or junior boot, but a boot that is purely tailored to the anatomical, weight and age-specific needs of children.
The shoes allow the youngest to get in and out easily and provide support where it is needed. In addition, the children can move more naturally, feel safe and have even more fun skiing and on the snow.
Whether on weekend trips or long-term outdoor projects: Adventurers who value sustainability and high quality will find their perfect companion in the Traveltopia Duffle 65 liters from Jack Wolfskin. A sustainable eye-catcher is the WAX WEAVE material, a synthetic wax replica. The tightly woven fabric made of 100 percent recycled polyester is coated on both sides with the solvent-free PU coating. The material offers a particularly pleasant feel and high abrasion resistance, as well as an individual patina effect.
Following in the footsteps of the ISPO Award-winning Dual Dry Waterproof jacket, Odlo has developed the ultimate winter companion. The Dual Dry Waterproof Insulator features an ultra-lightweight, knitted 3-layer fabric that offers an industry-leading combination of 20,000mm/50,000 mvp and is combined with ultra-lightweight OCTA fleece insulation. The jacket thus provides the optimal level of warmth while running even in winter weather conditions.
The Odlo Revelstoke PW 150 is the perfect base layer for sweaty winter sports. With NuYarn's proprietary spinning technology, Revelostoke PW 150 is Odlo's top product in terms of function, comfort and durability - whether skiing, ski touring or running in winter.
Fresh from On's innovation lab comes the Cloudmonster performance running shoe. It features the most extreme iteration of CloudTec®, resulting in more cushioning, more energy return and the softest running feel.
The distinctive Cloud elements are combined with a Speedboard® for explosive take-offs and a radical rocker shape for a very smooth, rolling forward motion. Runners looking for the extreme in cushioning and looks will find a whole new running experience with a stylish look in the Cloudmonster. It's going to be released in March. Stay tuned.
The featherweight ZeroJacket from On Running is the perfect lightweight for fast runs and training. Every detail is reduced to a minimum for maximum performance. Targeted air circulation keeps you comfortable while running.
Made from 100 percent recycled polyamide mini-ripstop fabric, the jacket combines an effortless feel and lightweight packability. Add to that the PFOS-free water-repellent DWR treatment.
Ortovox and Arc'teryx enter into an extraordinary alliance with the LiTRIC and present a new, electric and lightweight avalanche safety system that will be used in the backpacks of the two brands from October 2022.
Weighing only 1080 grams, the innovative electric system, which does not require cartridges, is a lightweight. A charge is completed within 25 minutes. Two releases within 60 hours are possible. This makes the Ortovox LiTRIC avalanche airbag system suitable for multi-day tours. And: the entire Ortovox Avabag LiTRIC collection is climate-neutral and PFC-free manufactured in Bavaria.
No matter what the weather, whether on the slopes or in the powder: the Patagonia Storm Shift Jacket keeps ski and snowboard fans dry. Thanks to the first PFC-free GORE-TEX membrane and water-resistant DWR coating, which consists of 100% recycled outer material.
Environmentally conscious enthusiasts interested in quality equipment with a story will find their all-mountain ski for ski resorts and backcountry adventures alike in the Loska SPINNOVA® by PUSU. The all-wood core is reinforced with the revolutionary SPINNOVA® textile fiber - a completely new composite material and a world first in skis.
"Loska" is the Finnish word for slushy spring snow and such varied conditions were taken into account when designing the ski - stiff enough for uneven surfaces and wide enough for good flotation. Generous rocker with adapted tapers provide an agile and predictable ride.
Lightweight and durable, alpinists and climbers are on the move on rock and ice with the Rab Latok 38 Pack. Made of ultra-tough, lightweight Cordura with Spectra®Ripstop that is abrasion resistant, water repellent and durable for rock and ice climbing, it features a close-fitting X-SHIELD™ carrying system with removable back panel and straps.
Rab's Mythic Ultra Jacket combines exceptional warmth with minimal weight - this Pertex® Quantum down jacket is a first for alpinists. Combining TILT technology with 900FP down and offset baffle construction is Rab's warmest, lightest down jacket.
Thanks to the recycled outer material, RDS-certified down and PFC-free DWR coating, this technical jacket makes no compromises in terms of sustainability or performance.
The Megapito is REIMA's brand new waterproof winter boot for children. With 400 g Primaloft insulation, the boot withstands cold to very low temperatures of -30 degrees. Nevertheless, it is flexible and easy for children to wear. The boot has a new Vibram technology in the sole, the Vibram Traction Lug Technology. On the market comes the Megapito in the fall/winter season 2022 in four cool colors.
Blurring the lines between visor helmet and traditional helmet-goggle combination, the Salomon Driver is the low-profile visor helmet of the future. The perfectly integrated visor, reminiscent of high-tech goggles, provides a wide field of vision, while the premium fit and safety features ensure comfort and safety.
Freeriders in particular will love the Salomon Radium Prime. The first purely magnetic ski goggles from Salomon offers the largest vertical field of view in its class. The lens holds even in the event of a fall, but can be easily removed even with gloves on if necessary. Thus, the Salomon Radium Prime combines ease of use, whether on face or helmet, and a durable and reliable performance.
Mountain sports enthusiasts who need the lightest possible backpack for their expeditions have come to the right place with the ULTRA35 from Samaya. Samaya uses cutting-edge technologies in this revolutionary mountaineering backpack: a durable and waterproof Dyneema® construction that can withstand the most demanding conditions, and modular accessories to carry only the essentials.
The Blend Plus by SCOTT SPORTS sets new standards for winter sports helmets. The patented magnetic visor mechanism allows easy handling and secure upper / lower positioning.
The cylindrical visor offers a new design, unprecedented in the market, which offers a modern look with unrivaled field of view and is also OTG - that is, can be worn over regular glasses. The lenses feature AMPLIFIER technology and are photochromic. In addition, the Blend Plus has active ventilation and is the lightest helmet with integrated visor on the market.
The SCOTT Patrol E2 provides additional safety in the avalanche and prevents burial. The avalanche backpack for freeskiing is a further development of the iconic SCOTT Patrol E1.
It is equipped with the Alpride E2 avalanche system, the lightest electronic system on the market to date. The backpack features Cordura® Ripstop fabric for improved durability, optimized equipment attachment solutions and dedicated pockets and compartments for various equipment.
The Shield Recycled is a proof of concept and SCOTT SPORTS first step into the world of recycled products. SCOTT collected old glasses that had exceeded their useful life, then recycled the frames into new frames. The goggle strap is made of 100 percent recycled polyamide from Fulgar. The Shield Recycled is ready for any terrain while minimizing environmental impact.
The Superguide LT 95 by SCOTT SPORTS combines sustainable materials to provide a unique ski touring experience. The certified wood core makes the ski lively and responsive, while the flax fiber absorbs vibrations. Eco-materials make up more than 50 percent of the ski's weight, giving eco-conscious ski touring fans in particular a run for their money.
For the environmentally conscious, the WINQS Zerofly™ is the perfect road running shoe for competitive short to medium distance running or training. It is the world's first performance running shoe made from bio-based and recycled materials, certified carbon neutral and with a circular approach. It is ultra-lightweight and dynamic, equipped with an engineered outsole made from recycled rubber, a soft lining made from wood pulp, a 100% recycled breathable upper, an ergonomic Bloom insole made from algae and a unique new castor-based Pebax midsole for minimal weight and perfect cushioning.