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Winners 2012

The jury selected a total of 48 products as award winners; ten of these entries also received a GOLD award.
 
 
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The winners of the ten GOLD awards in the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2012

Of the 322 entries, the jury selected a total of 48 products as award winners; ten of these entries also received a GOLD award for outstanding design and innovative achievement.

 


  • 01. Apparel | Helmets | Shoes


„SIROCCO“ – Kletterhelm

“SIROCCO” climbing helmet
Manufacturer: Petzl, Crolles/France
Design: Petzl, Crolles/France


With a maximum weight of just 165 g, the SIROCCO helmet sets new standards in terms of light weight. Thanks to the helmet’s compact design, it was possible to reduce the weight to a minimum, while the mechanical properties of the expanded polypropylene (EPP) guarantee exceptional impact strength. The adjustment system using belt straps also results in less weight. The helmet is equipped with a new magnetic buckle so that the chin strap can be fastened with just one hand. The SIROCCO helmet shell has several ventilation openings.


What the jury had to say:

“With the SIROCCO, Petzl was able to reduce the weight of climbing helmets to a mere 165 g. Absolutely amazing – and without any compromise in terms of ventilation or wearing comfort. That is worth a GOLD award!"


 

 

Tachyon Men’s Jacket | “light & fast” | Windbreaker jacket
Manufacturer: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan
Design: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan


The “light & fast” Tachyon jacket weighs a mere 45 g and when packed, it doesn’t take up any more room than an average chocolate bar. It’s a windshell jacket with a 7 denier ballistic airlight rip-stop nylon POLKATEX DWR coating, which repels gentle rain until proper shelter can be found. It is also equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the waist, elastic wristbands, reflective logos for greater safety and easy storage thanks to the integrated storage pocket.


What the jury had to say:

“The ‘light & fast’ is convincing due to the use of an ultra-light, innovative nylon material and its good, solid workmanship. Weighing a mere 45 g, it is one of the lightest windbreakers on the market today. A real innovation!”

 

polychromeLAB fast forward hybrid jacket
Manufacturer: polychromeLAB.gmbH, Hall in Tirol/Austria
Design: michelestinco_pd applied specific design,
Hall in Tirol/Austria


The “fast forward” hybrid jacket, made out of an 84% highly elastic, new kind of 3-layer material, is specially designed for use in fast types of sports. It has a hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm and an abrasion resistance of 40,000 Martindale rubs. With the black side on the outside, it absorbs 98% of the UV rays; the silver lining on the inside reflects 28% of the body heat and controls the wearer’s body temperature at the same time – thanks to a special membrane technology. This keeps the jacket dry even after strenuous physical exercise. The silver-colored side on the outside reflects 28% of the UV rays, while the black side turned to the inside absorbs 98% of the body heat. With a Ret value of 3.2, the jacket exhibits excellent breathability. The “fast forward” jacket can be adapted to suit virtually any weather conditions.


What the jury had to say:

“This jacket had us convinced with its hybrid approach: an extremely diverse piece of clothing that combines function, comfort, an intelligent choice of materials and high-quality workmanship with modern design and good looks. This makes it a product that is attractive to the constantly growing target groups of urban users who don’t participate in sports under extreme conditions but who perceive sports as part of their everyday lifestyles.”
 

Climbing helmet

„SIROCCO“ – Kletterhelm

“SIROCCO” climbing helmet
Manufacturer: Petzl, Crolles/France
Design: Petzl, Crolles/France


With a maximum weight of just 165 g, the SIROCCO helmet sets new standards in terms of light weight. Thanks to the helmet’s compact design, it was possible to reduce the weight to a minimum, while the mechanical properties of the expanded polypropylene (EPP) guarantee exceptional impact strength. The adjustment system using belt straps also results in less weight. The helmet is equipped with a new magnetic buckle so that the chin strap can be fastened with just one hand. The SIROCCO helmet shell has several ventilation openings.


What the jury had to say:

“With the SIROCCO, Petzl was able to reduce the weight of climbing helmets to a mere 165 g. Absolutely amazing – and without any compromise in terms of ventilation or wearing comfort. That is worth a GOLD award!"


 

Windbreaker jacket

 

Tachyon Men’s Jacket | “light & fast” | Windbreaker jacket
Manufacturer: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan
Design: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan


The “light & fast” Tachyon jacket weighs a mere 45 g and when packed, it doesn’t take up any more room than an average chocolate bar. It’s a windshell jacket with a 7 denier ballistic airlight rip-stop nylon POLKATEX DWR coating, which repels gentle rain until proper shelter can be found. It is also equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the waist, elastic wristbands, reflective logos for greater safety and easy storage thanks to the integrated storage pocket.


What the jury had to say:

“The ‘light & fast’ is convincing due to the use of an ultra-light, innovative nylon material and its good, solid workmanship. Weighing a mere 45 g, it is one of the lightest windbreakers on the market today. A real innovation!”

 

Hybrid jacket

polychromeLAB fast forward hybrid jacket
Manufacturer: polychromeLAB.gmbH, Hall in Tirol/Austria
Design: michelestinco_pd applied specific design,
Hall in Tirol/Austria


The “fast forward” hybrid jacket, made out of an 84% highly elastic, new kind of 3-layer material, is specially designed for use in fast types of sports. It has a hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm and an abrasion resistance of 40,000 Martindale rubs. With the black side on the outside, it absorbs 98% of the UV rays; the silver lining on the inside reflects 28% of the body heat and controls the wearer’s body temperature at the same time – thanks to a special membrane technology. This keeps the jacket dry even after strenuous physical exercise. The silver-colored side on the outside reflects 28% of the UV rays, while the black side turned to the inside absorbs 98% of the body heat. With a Ret value of 3.2, the jacket exhibits excellent breathability. The “fast forward” jacket can be adapted to suit virtually any weather conditions.


What the jury had to say:

“This jacket had us convinced with its hybrid approach: an extremely diverse piece of clothing that combines function, comfort, an intelligent choice of materials and high-quality workmanship with modern design and good looks. This makes it a product that is attractive to the constantly growing target groups of urban users who don’t participate in sports under extreme conditions but who perceive sports as part of their everyday lifestyles.”
 


  • 02. Backpacks | Travel luggage


“Covert ICO Case” – Travel bag
Manufacturer: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada
Design: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada


This lightweight case can be used traditionally as a suitcase, as a shoulder bag or as a backpack and offers an unbeatable volume for its weight. With 50 l of volume, the Covert ICO Case weighs a mere 1150 g and is accepted as hand luggage for most intercontinental flights. Thanks to the all-around padding, the luggage and the contents are well protected; the clean design lines make it resistant to the typical transport damages that can occur at the airport. A very practical feature: handles on all four sides. Additional inside and outside pockets make organization easier.


What the jury had to say:

“This case stands out by virtue of its good, clear-cut, simple design. It is very light, functional and practical. There are no unnecessary straps or eyelets – which results in quicker and easier handling. The format is also perfect. A must-have for frequent travellers!”

Climbing helmet

„SIROCCO“ – Kletterhelm

“SIROCCO” climbing helmet
Manufacturer: Petzl, Crolles/France
Design: Petzl, Crolles/France


With a maximum weight of just 165 g, the SIROCCO helmet sets new standards in terms of light weight. Thanks to the helmet’s compact design, it was possible to reduce the weight to a minimum, while the mechanical properties of the expanded polypropylene (EPP) guarantee exceptional impact strength. The adjustment system using belt straps also results in less weight. The helmet is equipped with a new magnetic buckle so that the chin strap can be fastened with just one hand. The SIROCCO helmet shell has several ventilation openings.


What the jury had to say:

“With the SIROCCO, Petzl was able to reduce the weight of climbing helmets to a mere 165 g. Absolutely amazing – and without any compromise in terms of ventilation or wearing comfort. That is worth a GOLD award!"


 

Windbreaker jacket

 

Tachyon Men’s Jacket | “light & fast” | Windbreaker jacket
Manufacturer: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan
Design: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan


The “light & fast” Tachyon jacket weighs a mere 45 g and when packed, it doesn’t take up any more room than an average chocolate bar. It’s a windshell jacket with a 7 denier ballistic airlight rip-stop nylon POLKATEX DWR coating, which repels gentle rain until proper shelter can be found. It is also equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the waist, elastic wristbands, reflective logos for greater safety and easy storage thanks to the integrated storage pocket.


What the jury had to say:

“The ‘light & fast’ is convincing due to the use of an ultra-light, innovative nylon material and its good, solid workmanship. Weighing a mere 45 g, it is one of the lightest windbreakers on the market today. A real innovation!”

 

Hybrid jacket

polychromeLAB fast forward hybrid jacket
Manufacturer: polychromeLAB.gmbH, Hall in Tirol/Austria
Design: michelestinco_pd applied specific design,
Hall in Tirol/Austria


The “fast forward” hybrid jacket, made out of an 84% highly elastic, new kind of 3-layer material, is specially designed for use in fast types of sports. It has a hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm and an abrasion resistance of 40,000 Martindale rubs. With the black side on the outside, it absorbs 98% of the UV rays; the silver lining on the inside reflects 28% of the body heat and controls the wearer’s body temperature at the same time – thanks to a special membrane technology. This keeps the jacket dry even after strenuous physical exercise. The silver-colored side on the outside reflects 28% of the UV rays, while the black side turned to the inside absorbs 98% of the body heat. With a Ret value of 3.2, the jacket exhibits excellent breathability. The “fast forward” jacket can be adapted to suit virtually any weather conditions.


What the jury had to say:

“This jacket had us convinced with its hybrid approach: an extremely diverse piece of clothing that combines function, comfort, an intelligent choice of materials and high-quality workmanship with modern design and good looks. This makes it a product that is attractive to the constantly growing target groups of urban users who don’t participate in sports under extreme conditions but who perceive sports as part of their everyday lifestyles.”
 

Travel bag

“Covert ICO Case” – Travel bag
Manufacturer: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada
Design: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada


This lightweight case can be used traditionally as a suitcase, as a shoulder bag or as a backpack and offers an unbeatable volume for its weight. With 50 l of volume, the Covert ICO Case weighs a mere 1150 g and is accepted as hand luggage for most intercontinental flights. Thanks to the all-around padding, the luggage and the contents are well protected; the clean design lines make it resistant to the typical transport damages that can occur at the airport. A very practical feature: handles on all four sides. Additional inside and outside pockets make organization easier.


What the jury had to say:

“This case stands out by virtue of its good, clear-cut, simple design. It is very light, functional and practical. There are no unnecessary straps or eyelets – which results in quicker and easier handling. The format is also perfect. A must-have for frequent travellers!”


  • 03. Mountain-climbing equipment


“10.0 Sensor” rope
Manufacturer: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland
Design: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland



The 10.0 Sensor is the first rope to offer haptic or touch-sensitive in addition to visual markings. These markings alert the belayer and the climber both visually and through touch that they are coming to the middle or the end of the rope. Thus, BiCo sense technology provides significantly greater safety because while the belayer is looking up at the climber, he or she can feel when more than half of the rope has been let out or when the end of the rope is approaching while letting the climber down. Indoor and sport climbers in particular will appreciate this safety feature. The 10.0 Sensor is also equipped with a superDRY™ coating.


What the jury had to say:

“The end and middle of the Sensor single rope are different from the rest of the rope both visually and haptically. This provides better orientation for the belayer and prevents accidents when a climber is being lowered because the belayer can feel when the end of the rope is approaching. Hopefully, the Sensor rope will soon make lowering accidents a thing of the past! Very well done!”


 

“Snipe 9.8 / 10.0 mm” – Single rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany


The first rope with two diameters and haptic properties: the first 7 m and the middle of the rope are made with a thicker mantle or sheath to make it more durable, abrasion-resistant and to provide visual and touch-sensitive aids to the belayer. Otherwise, it is thin, light and easy to handle.


What the jury had to say:

“The first rope with two diameters! The first and last 7 m of the single rope have a thicker mantle or sheath and are 10 instead of 9.8 mm thick. This means that the belayer not only sees but also feels that the end of the rope is approaching when lowering a climber. This reduces the danger of lowering accidents significantly and also better protects the parts of the rope that are subjected to excessive stress from abrasion. The middle of the rope is also thicker to provide for better orientation. What a great innovation!”


 

“Ultra Mountain FL W” – Trekking pole
Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment AG, Reinach/Switzerland
Design: Curtis Graves (Category Director), Black Diamond Equipment Limited, Salt Lake City/UT, USA


The trekking pole designed specifically for women combines sturdy construction, z-pole diversity and the new FlickLock Pro made of stainless steel in a four-season pole. The length adjustment is adapted to average women’s heights and the wrist strap is pleasantly soft.


What the jury had to say:

“The Ultra Mountain FL W is a trekking pole that can be easily folded up to be very compact and then expanded again in seconds. It is completely adjustable and exhibits high stability and light weight. The wrist strap is one of the most comfortable straps currently on the market. It can also be used while wearing gloves and looks stylish, too.”



“Cable Vario” – Via ferrata set
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany



The Cable Vario is the world’s first via ferrata set equipped with a brake resistor that can be adjusted to the weight of the user, similar to the DIN setting for a ski binding. This means that children and smaller, lighter weight, wiry women can now also enjoy the proper protection when walking along mountainous paths.



What the jury had to say:

“The first via ferrata set whose impact force can be adjusted to the weight of the user. As a result, people who weigh less than the average normal weight of 80 kilograms will also be ‘gently’ slowed down in the event of a fall. The carabiner is also easy to operate. A super product!”

 


Climbing helmet

„SIROCCO“ – Kletterhelm

“SIROCCO” climbing helmet
Manufacturer: Petzl, Crolles/France
Design: Petzl, Crolles/France


With a maximum weight of just 165 g, the SIROCCO helmet sets new standards in terms of light weight. Thanks to the helmet’s compact design, it was possible to reduce the weight to a minimum, while the mechanical properties of the expanded polypropylene (EPP) guarantee exceptional impact strength. The adjustment system using belt straps also results in less weight. The helmet is equipped with a new magnetic buckle so that the chin strap can be fastened with just one hand. The SIROCCO helmet shell has several ventilation openings.


What the jury had to say:

“With the SIROCCO, Petzl was able to reduce the weight of climbing helmets to a mere 165 g. Absolutely amazing – and without any compromise in terms of ventilation or wearing comfort. That is worth a GOLD award!"


 

Windbreaker jacket

 

Tachyon Men’s Jacket | “light & fast” | Windbreaker jacket
Manufacturer: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan
Design: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan


The “light & fast” Tachyon jacket weighs a mere 45 g and when packed, it doesn’t take up any more room than an average chocolate bar. It’s a windshell jacket with a 7 denier ballistic airlight rip-stop nylon POLKATEX DWR coating, which repels gentle rain until proper shelter can be found. It is also equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the waist, elastic wristbands, reflective logos for greater safety and easy storage thanks to the integrated storage pocket.


What the jury had to say:

“The ‘light & fast’ is convincing due to the use of an ultra-light, innovative nylon material and its good, solid workmanship. Weighing a mere 45 g, it is one of the lightest windbreakers on the market today. A real innovation!”

 

Hybrid jacket

polychromeLAB fast forward hybrid jacket
Manufacturer: polychromeLAB.gmbH, Hall in Tirol/Austria
Design: michelestinco_pd applied specific design,
Hall in Tirol/Austria


The “fast forward” hybrid jacket, made out of an 84% highly elastic, new kind of 3-layer material, is specially designed for use in fast types of sports. It has a hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm and an abrasion resistance of 40,000 Martindale rubs. With the black side on the outside, it absorbs 98% of the UV rays; the silver lining on the inside reflects 28% of the body heat and controls the wearer’s body temperature at the same time – thanks to a special membrane technology. This keeps the jacket dry even after strenuous physical exercise. The silver-colored side on the outside reflects 28% of the UV rays, while the black side turned to the inside absorbs 98% of the body heat. With a Ret value of 3.2, the jacket exhibits excellent breathability. The “fast forward” jacket can be adapted to suit virtually any weather conditions.


What the jury had to say:

“This jacket had us convinced with its hybrid approach: an extremely diverse piece of clothing that combines function, comfort, an intelligent choice of materials and high-quality workmanship with modern design and good looks. This makes it a product that is attractive to the constantly growing target groups of urban users who don’t participate in sports under extreme conditions but who perceive sports as part of their everyday lifestyles.”
 

Travel bag

“Covert ICO Case” – Travel bag
Manufacturer: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada
Design: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada


This lightweight case can be used traditionally as a suitcase, as a shoulder bag or as a backpack and offers an unbeatable volume for its weight. With 50 l of volume, the Covert ICO Case weighs a mere 1150 g and is accepted as hand luggage for most intercontinental flights. Thanks to the all-around padding, the luggage and the contents are well protected; the clean design lines make it resistant to the typical transport damages that can occur at the airport. A very practical feature: handles on all four sides. Additional inside and outside pockets make organization easier.


What the jury had to say:

“This case stands out by virtue of its good, clear-cut, simple design. It is very light, functional and practical. There are no unnecessary straps or eyelets – which results in quicker and easier handling. The format is also perfect. A must-have for frequent travellers!”

Rope

“10.0 Sensor” rope
Manufacturer: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland
Design: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland



The 10.0 Sensor is the first rope to offer haptic or touch-sensitive in addition to visual markings. These markings alert the belayer and the climber both visually and through touch that they are coming to the middle or the end of the rope. Thus, BiCo sense technology provides significantly greater safety because while the belayer is looking up at the climber, he or she can feel when more than half of the rope has been let out or when the end of the rope is approaching while letting the climber down. Indoor and sport climbers in particular will appreciate this safety feature. The 10.0 Sensor is also equipped with a superDRY™ coating.


What the jury had to say:

“The end and middle of the Sensor single rope are different from the rest of the rope both visually and haptically. This provides better orientation for the belayer and prevents accidents when a climber is being lowered because the belayer can feel when the end of the rope is approaching. Hopefully, the Sensor rope will soon make lowering accidents a thing of the past! Very well done!”


 

Single rope

“Snipe 9.8 / 10.0 mm” – Single rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany


The first rope with two diameters and haptic properties: the first 7 m and the middle of the rope are made with a thicker mantle or sheath to make it more durable, abrasion-resistant and to provide visual and touch-sensitive aids to the belayer. Otherwise, it is thin, light and easy to handle.


What the jury had to say:

“The first rope with two diameters! The first and last 7 m of the single rope have a thicker mantle or sheath and are 10 instead of 9.8 mm thick. This means that the belayer not only sees but also feels that the end of the rope is approaching when lowering a climber. This reduces the danger of lowering accidents significantly and also better protects the parts of the rope that are subjected to excessive stress from abrasion. The middle of the rope is also thicker to provide for better orientation. What a great innovation!”


 

Trekking pole

“Ultra Mountain FL W” – Trekking pole
Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment AG, Reinach/Switzerland
Design: Curtis Graves (Category Director), Black Diamond Equipment Limited, Salt Lake City/UT, USA


The trekking pole designed specifically for women combines sturdy construction, z-pole diversity and the new FlickLock Pro made of stainless steel in a four-season pole. The length adjustment is adapted to average women’s heights and the wrist strap is pleasantly soft.


What the jury had to say:

“The Ultra Mountain FL W is a trekking pole that can be easily folded up to be very compact and then expanded again in seconds. It is completely adjustable and exhibits high stability and light weight. The wrist strap is one of the most comfortable straps currently on the market. It can also be used while wearing gloves and looks stylish, too.”



Via ferrata set

“Cable Vario” – Via ferrata set
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany



The Cable Vario is the world’s first via ferrata set equipped with a brake resistor that can be adjusted to the weight of the user, similar to the DIN setting for a ski binding. This means that children and smaller, lighter weight, wiry women can now also enjoy the proper protection when walking along mountainous paths.



What the jury had to say:

“The first via ferrata set whose impact force can be adjusted to the weight of the user. As a result, people who weigh less than the average normal weight of 80 kilograms will also be ‘gently’ slowed down in the event of a fall. The carabiner is also easy to operate. A super product!”

 



  • 04. Camping equipment


 

“OD-1NP, Muka Stove” – Outdoor camp stove
Manufacturer: SOTO/Shinfuji Burner, Toyokawa, Aichi/Japan
Design: SOTO/Shinfuji Burner, Toyokawa, Aichi/Japan



Pump up the fuel tank, open the valve wheel and the flame ignites: a hybrid gas stove that doesn’t require any preheating. The “Dual-Groove Drum System™” makes lighting the camp stove as easy as lighting an indoor gas range. The Muka Stove is equipped with a pressure gauge on the “smart pump” so that the user can see how much pressure is building up inside the aluminum tank. The small aluminum stand and a very flexible hose make the stove very ergonomic.


What the jury had to say:

“The Muka Stove is very easy to operate. Its design exhibits clean lines, is functional and reduced to the essentials. This perfect simplicity is immediately convincing. The manual value, which automatically preheats the stove, is a special feature.”


 

Climbing helmet

„SIROCCO“ – Kletterhelm

“SIROCCO” climbing helmet
Manufacturer: Petzl, Crolles/France
Design: Petzl, Crolles/France


With a maximum weight of just 165 g, the SIROCCO helmet sets new standards in terms of light weight. Thanks to the helmet’s compact design, it was possible to reduce the weight to a minimum, while the mechanical properties of the expanded polypropylene (EPP) guarantee exceptional impact strength. The adjustment system using belt straps also results in less weight. The helmet is equipped with a new magnetic buckle so that the chin strap can be fastened with just one hand. The SIROCCO helmet shell has several ventilation openings.


What the jury had to say:

“With the SIROCCO, Petzl was able to reduce the weight of climbing helmets to a mere 165 g. Absolutely amazing – and without any compromise in terms of ventilation or wearing comfort. That is worth a GOLD award!"


 

Windbreaker jacket

 

Tachyon Men’s Jacket | “light & fast” | Windbreaker jacket
Manufacturer: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan
Design: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan


The “light & fast” Tachyon jacket weighs a mere 45 g and when packed, it doesn’t take up any more room than an average chocolate bar. It’s a windshell jacket with a 7 denier ballistic airlight rip-stop nylon POLKATEX DWR coating, which repels gentle rain until proper shelter can be found. It is also equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the waist, elastic wristbands, reflective logos for greater safety and easy storage thanks to the integrated storage pocket.


What the jury had to say:

“The ‘light & fast’ is convincing due to the use of an ultra-light, innovative nylon material and its good, solid workmanship. Weighing a mere 45 g, it is one of the lightest windbreakers on the market today. A real innovation!”

 

Hybrid jacket

polychromeLAB fast forward hybrid jacket
Manufacturer: polychromeLAB.gmbH, Hall in Tirol/Austria
Design: michelestinco_pd applied specific design,
Hall in Tirol/Austria


The “fast forward” hybrid jacket, made out of an 84% highly elastic, new kind of 3-layer material, is specially designed for use in fast types of sports. It has a hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm and an abrasion resistance of 40,000 Martindale rubs. With the black side on the outside, it absorbs 98% of the UV rays; the silver lining on the inside reflects 28% of the body heat and controls the wearer’s body temperature at the same time – thanks to a special membrane technology. This keeps the jacket dry even after strenuous physical exercise. The silver-colored side on the outside reflects 28% of the UV rays, while the black side turned to the inside absorbs 98% of the body heat. With a Ret value of 3.2, the jacket exhibits excellent breathability. The “fast forward” jacket can be adapted to suit virtually any weather conditions.


What the jury had to say:

“This jacket had us convinced with its hybrid approach: an extremely diverse piece of clothing that combines function, comfort, an intelligent choice of materials and high-quality workmanship with modern design and good looks. This makes it a product that is attractive to the constantly growing target groups of urban users who don’t participate in sports under extreme conditions but who perceive sports as part of their everyday lifestyles.”
 

Travel bag

“Covert ICO Case” – Travel bag
Manufacturer: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada
Design: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada


This lightweight case can be used traditionally as a suitcase, as a shoulder bag or as a backpack and offers an unbeatable volume for its weight. With 50 l of volume, the Covert ICO Case weighs a mere 1150 g and is accepted as hand luggage for most intercontinental flights. Thanks to the all-around padding, the luggage and the contents are well protected; the clean design lines make it resistant to the typical transport damages that can occur at the airport. A very practical feature: handles on all four sides. Additional inside and outside pockets make organization easier.


What the jury had to say:

“This case stands out by virtue of its good, clear-cut, simple design. It is very light, functional and practical. There are no unnecessary straps or eyelets – which results in quicker and easier handling. The format is also perfect. A must-have for frequent travellers!”

Rope

“10.0 Sensor” rope
Manufacturer: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland
Design: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland



The 10.0 Sensor is the first rope to offer haptic or touch-sensitive in addition to visual markings. These markings alert the belayer and the climber both visually and through touch that they are coming to the middle or the end of the rope. Thus, BiCo sense technology provides significantly greater safety because while the belayer is looking up at the climber, he or she can feel when more than half of the rope has been let out or when the end of the rope is approaching while letting the climber down. Indoor and sport climbers in particular will appreciate this safety feature. The 10.0 Sensor is also equipped with a superDRY™ coating.


What the jury had to say:

“The end and middle of the Sensor single rope are different from the rest of the rope both visually and haptically. This provides better orientation for the belayer and prevents accidents when a climber is being lowered because the belayer can feel when the end of the rope is approaching. Hopefully, the Sensor rope will soon make lowering accidents a thing of the past! Very well done!”


 

Single rope

“Snipe 9.8 / 10.0 mm” – Single rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany


The first rope with two diameters and haptic properties: the first 7 m and the middle of the rope are made with a thicker mantle or sheath to make it more durable, abrasion-resistant and to provide visual and touch-sensitive aids to the belayer. Otherwise, it is thin, light and easy to handle.


What the jury had to say:

“The first rope with two diameters! The first and last 7 m of the single rope have a thicker mantle or sheath and are 10 instead of 9.8 mm thick. This means that the belayer not only sees but also feels that the end of the rope is approaching when lowering a climber. This reduces the danger of lowering accidents significantly and also better protects the parts of the rope that are subjected to excessive stress from abrasion. The middle of the rope is also thicker to provide for better orientation. What a great innovation!”


 

Trekking pole

“Ultra Mountain FL W” – Trekking pole
Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment AG, Reinach/Switzerland
Design: Curtis Graves (Category Director), Black Diamond Equipment Limited, Salt Lake City/UT, USA


The trekking pole designed specifically for women combines sturdy construction, z-pole diversity and the new FlickLock Pro made of stainless steel in a four-season pole. The length adjustment is adapted to average women’s heights and the wrist strap is pleasantly soft.


What the jury had to say:

“The Ultra Mountain FL W is a trekking pole that can be easily folded up to be very compact and then expanded again in seconds. It is completely adjustable and exhibits high stability and light weight. The wrist strap is one of the most comfortable straps currently on the market. It can also be used while wearing gloves and looks stylish, too.”



Via ferrata set

“Cable Vario” – Via ferrata set
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany



The Cable Vario is the world’s first via ferrata set equipped with a brake resistor that can be adjusted to the weight of the user, similar to the DIN setting for a ski binding. This means that children and smaller, lighter weight, wiry women can now also enjoy the proper protection when walking along mountainous paths.



What the jury had to say:

“The first via ferrata set whose impact force can be adjusted to the weight of the user. As a result, people who weigh less than the average normal weight of 80 kilograms will also be ‘gently’ slowed down in the event of a fall. The carabiner is also easy to operate. A super product!”

 


Outdoor camp stove

 

“OD-1NP, Muka Stove” – Outdoor camp stove
Manufacturer: SOTO/Shinfuji Burner, Toyokawa, Aichi/Japan
Design: SOTO/Shinfuji Burner, Toyokawa, Aichi/Japan



Pump up the fuel tank, open the valve wheel and the flame ignites: a hybrid gas stove that doesn’t require any preheating. The “Dual-Groove Drum System™” makes lighting the camp stove as easy as lighting an indoor gas range. The Muka Stove is equipped with a pressure gauge on the “smart pump” so that the user can see how much pressure is building up inside the aluminum tank. The small aluminum stand and a very flexible hose make the stove very ergonomic.


What the jury had to say:

“The Muka Stove is very easy to operate. Its design exhibits clean lines, is functional and reduced to the essentials. This perfect simplicity is immediately convincing. The manual value, which automatically preheats the stove, is a special feature.”


 


  • 07. Product with high ecological and sustainable value


“OA 33 50205 Biodegradable bottle” – Drinking bottle
Manufacturer: Discovery Sports, SA / Berg Outdoor, Maia/Portugal
Design: Discovery Sports, SA / Berg Outdoor, Maia/Portugal


500-ml drinking bottle made of biodegradable organic plastic. Under composting conditions, it biodegrades within six months.



What the jury had to say:

“This drinking bottle has very high environmental and sustainable value. It is made of non-fossil fuel, which protects valuable resources. In addition, it breaks down completely under composting conditions within six months. Its design is clean and simple. In this competition, it is the most convincing environmentally compatible product. Great – that’s really work a GOLD award!”


Climbing helmet

„SIROCCO“ – Kletterhelm

“SIROCCO” climbing helmet
Manufacturer: Petzl, Crolles/France
Design: Petzl, Crolles/France


With a maximum weight of just 165 g, the SIROCCO helmet sets new standards in terms of light weight. Thanks to the helmet’s compact design, it was possible to reduce the weight to a minimum, while the mechanical properties of the expanded polypropylene (EPP) guarantee exceptional impact strength. The adjustment system using belt straps also results in less weight. The helmet is equipped with a new magnetic buckle so that the chin strap can be fastened with just one hand. The SIROCCO helmet shell has several ventilation openings.


What the jury had to say:

“With the SIROCCO, Petzl was able to reduce the weight of climbing helmets to a mere 165 g. Absolutely amazing – and without any compromise in terms of ventilation or wearing comfort. That is worth a GOLD award!"


 

Windbreaker jacket

 

Tachyon Men’s Jacket | “light & fast” | Windbreaker jacket
Manufacturer: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan
Design: Montbell Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan


The “light & fast” Tachyon jacket weighs a mere 45 g and when packed, it doesn’t take up any more room than an average chocolate bar. It’s a windshell jacket with a 7 denier ballistic airlight rip-stop nylon POLKATEX DWR coating, which repels gentle rain until proper shelter can be found. It is also equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the waist, elastic wristbands, reflective logos for greater safety and easy storage thanks to the integrated storage pocket.


What the jury had to say:

“The ‘light & fast’ is convincing due to the use of an ultra-light, innovative nylon material and its good, solid workmanship. Weighing a mere 45 g, it is one of the lightest windbreakers on the market today. A real innovation!”

 

Hybrid jacket

polychromeLAB fast forward hybrid jacket
Manufacturer: polychromeLAB.gmbH, Hall in Tirol/Austria
Design: michelestinco_pd applied specific design,
Hall in Tirol/Austria


The “fast forward” hybrid jacket, made out of an 84% highly elastic, new kind of 3-layer material, is specially designed for use in fast types of sports. It has a hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm and an abrasion resistance of 40,000 Martindale rubs. With the black side on the outside, it absorbs 98% of the UV rays; the silver lining on the inside reflects 28% of the body heat and controls the wearer’s body temperature at the same time – thanks to a special membrane technology. This keeps the jacket dry even after strenuous physical exercise. The silver-colored side on the outside reflects 28% of the UV rays, while the black side turned to the inside absorbs 98% of the body heat. With a Ret value of 3.2, the jacket exhibits excellent breathability. The “fast forward” jacket can be adapted to suit virtually any weather conditions.


What the jury had to say:

“This jacket had us convinced with its hybrid approach: an extremely diverse piece of clothing that combines function, comfort, an intelligent choice of materials and high-quality workmanship with modern design and good looks. This makes it a product that is attractive to the constantly growing target groups of urban users who don’t participate in sports under extreme conditions but who perceive sports as part of their everyday lifestyles.”
 

Travel bag

“Covert ICO Case” – Travel bag
Manufacturer: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada
Design: Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver/Canada


This lightweight case can be used traditionally as a suitcase, as a shoulder bag or as a backpack and offers an unbeatable volume for its weight. With 50 l of volume, the Covert ICO Case weighs a mere 1150 g and is accepted as hand luggage for most intercontinental flights. Thanks to the all-around padding, the luggage and the contents are well protected; the clean design lines make it resistant to the typical transport damages that can occur at the airport. A very practical feature: handles on all four sides. Additional inside and outside pockets make organization easier.


What the jury had to say:

“This case stands out by virtue of its good, clear-cut, simple design. It is very light, functional and practical. There are no unnecessary straps or eyelets – which results in quicker and easier handling. The format is also perfect. A must-have for frequent travellers!”

Rope

“10.0 Sensor” rope
Manufacturer: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland
Design: Mammut Sports Group AG, Seon/Switzerland



The 10.0 Sensor is the first rope to offer haptic or touch-sensitive in addition to visual markings. These markings alert the belayer and the climber both visually and through touch that they are coming to the middle or the end of the rope. Thus, BiCo sense technology provides significantly greater safety because while the belayer is looking up at the climber, he or she can feel when more than half of the rope has been let out or when the end of the rope is approaching while letting the climber down. Indoor and sport climbers in particular will appreciate this safety feature. The 10.0 Sensor is also equipped with a superDRY™ coating.


What the jury had to say:

“The end and middle of the Sensor single rope are different from the rest of the rope both visually and haptically. This provides better orientation for the belayer and prevents accidents when a climber is being lowered because the belayer can feel when the end of the rope is approaching. Hopefully, the Sensor rope will soon make lowering accidents a thing of the past! Very well done!”


 

Single rope

“Snipe 9.8 / 10.0 mm” – Single rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany


The first rope with two diameters and haptic properties: the first 7 m and the middle of the rope are made with a thicker mantle or sheath to make it more durable, abrasion-resistant and to provide visual and touch-sensitive aids to the belayer. Otherwise, it is thin, light and easy to handle.


What the jury had to say:

“The first rope with two diameters! The first and last 7 m of the single rope have a thicker mantle or sheath and are 10 instead of 9.8 mm thick. This means that the belayer not only sees but also feels that the end of the rope is approaching when lowering a climber. This reduces the danger of lowering accidents significantly and also better protects the parts of the rope that are subjected to excessive stress from abrasion. The middle of the rope is also thicker to provide for better orientation. What a great innovation!”


 

Trekking pole

“Ultra Mountain FL W” – Trekking pole
Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment AG, Reinach/Switzerland
Design: Curtis Graves (Category Director), Black Diamond Equipment Limited, Salt Lake City/UT, USA


The trekking pole designed specifically for women combines sturdy construction, z-pole diversity and the new FlickLock Pro made of stainless steel in a four-season pole. The length adjustment is adapted to average women’s heights and the wrist strap is pleasantly soft.


What the jury had to say:

“The Ultra Mountain FL W is a trekking pole that can be easily folded up to be very compact and then expanded again in seconds. It is completely adjustable and exhibits high stability and light weight. The wrist strap is one of the most comfortable straps currently on the market. It can also be used while wearing gloves and looks stylish, too.”



Via ferrata set

“Cable Vario” – Via ferrata set
Manufacturer: EDELRID, Isny/Germany
Design: EDELRID, Isny/Germany



The Cable Vario is the world’s first via ferrata set equipped with a brake resistor that can be adjusted to the weight of the user, similar to the DIN setting for a ski binding. This means that children and smaller, lighter weight, wiry women can now also enjoy the proper protection when walking along mountainous paths.



What the jury had to say:

“The first via ferrata set whose impact force can be adjusted to the weight of the user. As a result, people who weigh less than the average normal weight of 80 kilograms will also be ‘gently’ slowed down in the event of a fall. The carabiner is also easy to operate. A super product!”

 


Outdoor camp stove

 

“OD-1NP, Muka Stove” – Outdoor camp stove
Manufacturer: SOTO/Shinfuji Burner, Toyokawa, Aichi/Japan
Design: SOTO/Shinfuji Burner, Toyokawa, Aichi/Japan



Pump up the fuel tank, open the valve wheel and the flame ignites: a hybrid gas stove that doesn’t require any preheating. The “Dual-Groove Drum System™” makes lighting the camp stove as easy as lighting an indoor gas range. The Muka Stove is equipped with a pressure gauge on the “smart pump” so that the user can see how much pressure is building up inside the aluminum tank. The small aluminum stand and a very flexible hose make the stove very ergonomic.


What the jury had to say:

“The Muka Stove is very easy to operate. Its design exhibits clean lines, is functional and reduced to the essentials. This perfect simplicity is immediately convincing. The manual value, which automatically preheats the stove, is a special feature.”


 

Drinking bottle

“OA 33 50205 Biodegradable bottle” – Drinking bottle
Manufacturer: Discovery Sports, SA / Berg Outdoor, Maia/Portugal
Design: Discovery Sports, SA / Berg Outdoor, Maia/Portugal


500-ml drinking bottle made of biodegradable organic plastic. Under composting conditions, it biodegrades within six months.



What the jury had to say:

“This drinking bottle has very high environmental and sustainable value. It is made of non-fossil fuel, which protects valuable resources. In addition, it breaks down completely under composting conditions within six months. Its design is clean and simple. In this competition, it is the most convincing environmentally compatible product. Great – that’s really work a GOLD award!”


 
 
 
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