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Winners 2013

52 prize-winners were happy to accept their awards in Friedrichshafen on 11 July, while eleven of the product innovations submitted were especially proud to take home a GOLD award.
 
 
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The Prize-Winners of the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2013

This year, the experts judged a total of 316 entries from 27 countries. 52 products were selected as winners of the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2013. The following eleven entries were honored with a GOLD award for outstanding achievement in terms of design and innovation.

 


  • 01. Apparel/Helmets/Shoes


Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”


  • 02. Backpacks/Travel luggage


 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Alpine backpack

 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”


  • 03. Mountain-climbing equipment


 Corbie 8.6 mm – Climbing rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Design: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

The Corbie 8.6 mm is the world’s thinnest climbing rope to be certified as a single, half and twin rope. The small diameter of 8.6 mm is made possible by a braided core, which is like a rope within a rope, to offer additional safety. A targeted choice of raw materials with an innovative treatment of the fibers improves their slide characteristics. As a result, the load is divided equally among all the fibers and the rope is able to support greater loads. Due to its low meter-weight of 51 g/m, it is the perfect rope for climbing tours that call for lightweight rope with best handling.

What the judges had to say:
“The Corbie 8.6 mm climbing rope has a very small diameter, but can still be used as a single, half or twin rope, a property that makes this climbing rope really innovative.”

 Beal Gully 7.3 mm – The lightest double rope
Manufacturer: BEAL, Vienne/France
Design: BEAL, Vienne/France

Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrains. Thanks to the Golden Dry impregnation, the rope absorbs virtually no wetness and wear is reduced to a minimum. Unicore technology also prevents any shift of the sheath when the rope is cut or broken. The combination of these two technologies guarantees a rope with outstanding handling properties and great safety for ambitious climbers.

What the judges had to say:
“The Beal Gully double rope is a great product: although it has a small diameter, it is ideally suited for use as a high rope and offers climbers a maximum degree of safety.”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Alpine backpack

 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”

Climbing rope

 Corbie 8.6 mm – Climbing rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Design: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

The Corbie 8.6 mm is the world’s thinnest climbing rope to be certified as a single, half and twin rope. The small diameter of 8.6 mm is made possible by a braided core, which is like a rope within a rope, to offer additional safety. A targeted choice of raw materials with an innovative treatment of the fibers improves their slide characteristics. As a result, the load is divided equally among all the fibers and the rope is able to support greater loads. Due to its low meter-weight of 51 g/m, it is the perfect rope for climbing tours that call for lightweight rope with best handling.

What the judges had to say:
“The Corbie 8.6 mm climbing rope has a very small diameter, but can still be used as a single, half or twin rope, a property that makes this climbing rope really innovative.”

Double rope

 Beal Gully 7.3 mm – The lightest double rope
Manufacturer: BEAL, Vienne/France
Design: BEAL, Vienne/France

Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrains. Thanks to the Golden Dry impregnation, the rope absorbs virtually no wetness and wear is reduced to a minimum. Unicore technology also prevents any shift of the sheath when the rope is cut or broken. The combination of these two technologies guarantees a rope with outstanding handling properties and great safety for ambitious climbers.

What the judges had to say:
“The Beal Gully double rope is a great product: although it has a small diameter, it is ideally suited for use as a high rope and offers climbers a maximum degree of safety.”


  • 04. Camping equipment


SlingFin HardShell - Tent
Manufacturer: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA
Design: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA

SlingFin has developed a new method of setting up tents, the WebTruss System: it allows the user to first set up the tent poles – and then the tent or the tarpaulin. The WebTruss System anchors the tent poles so that the tent is easy to put up even in high winds. The HardShell tent is able to accommodate three to four people.

What the judges had to say: 

“The SlingFin tent is based on geodetic principles and is convincing by virtue of highest functionality and material quality. After all, thanks to its new design, the tent can be put up easily in a storm and rain by one person. Its design also improves the tent’s storm and snow load-bearing stability.”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Alpine backpack

 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”

Climbing rope

 Corbie 8.6 mm – Climbing rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Design: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

The Corbie 8.6 mm is the world’s thinnest climbing rope to be certified as a single, half and twin rope. The small diameter of 8.6 mm is made possible by a braided core, which is like a rope within a rope, to offer additional safety. A targeted choice of raw materials with an innovative treatment of the fibers improves their slide characteristics. As a result, the load is divided equally among all the fibers and the rope is able to support greater loads. Due to its low meter-weight of 51 g/m, it is the perfect rope for climbing tours that call for lightweight rope with best handling.

What the judges had to say:
“The Corbie 8.6 mm climbing rope has a very small diameter, but can still be used as a single, half or twin rope, a property that makes this climbing rope really innovative.”

Double rope

 Beal Gully 7.3 mm – The lightest double rope
Manufacturer: BEAL, Vienne/France
Design: BEAL, Vienne/France

Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrains. Thanks to the Golden Dry impregnation, the rope absorbs virtually no wetness and wear is reduced to a minimum. Unicore technology also prevents any shift of the sheath when the rope is cut or broken. The combination of these two technologies guarantees a rope with outstanding handling properties and great safety for ambitious climbers.

What the judges had to say:
“The Beal Gully double rope is a great product: although it has a small diameter, it is ideally suited for use as a high rope and offers climbers a maximum degree of safety.”

Tent

SlingFin HardShell - Tent
Manufacturer: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA
Design: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA

SlingFin has developed a new method of setting up tents, the WebTruss System: it allows the user to first set up the tent poles – and then the tent or the tarpaulin. The WebTruss System anchors the tent poles so that the tent is easy to put up even in high winds. The HardShell tent is able to accommodate three to four people.

What the judges had to say: 

“The SlingFin tent is based on geodetic principles and is convincing by virtue of highest functionality and material quality. After all, thanks to its new design, the tent can be put up easily in a storm and rain by one person. Its design also improves the tent’s storm and snow load-bearing stability.”


  • 05. Sleeping bags


Hakkoda – Sleeping bag
Manufacturer: Proway FS GmbH, Weissach, Germany
Design: Lestra S.A, Amboise, France

The Lestra Hakkoda is a high-quality synthetic sleeping bag using GOLD Reflect technology that has been thought-through right down to the last detail. The bioceramic material generates more radiant heat than traditional fabrics and provides for a feeling of greater well-being, quicker regeneration and more restorative sleep. Despite its light weight and very compact packing volume, the Hakkoda has an outstanding thermal rating. The special, close-fitting hood with its forehead cover improves the insulation properties. The Hakkoda is also equipped with flexible seams to provide for additional comfort.

What the judges had to say:
“The Lestra Hakkoda is not only one of the most efficient synthetic sleeping bags on the market, it is also the first one to use bioceramic inner material to noticeably improve sleeping comfort.”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Alpine backpack

 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”

Climbing rope

 Corbie 8.6 mm – Climbing rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Design: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

The Corbie 8.6 mm is the world’s thinnest climbing rope to be certified as a single, half and twin rope. The small diameter of 8.6 mm is made possible by a braided core, which is like a rope within a rope, to offer additional safety. A targeted choice of raw materials with an innovative treatment of the fibers improves their slide characteristics. As a result, the load is divided equally among all the fibers and the rope is able to support greater loads. Due to its low meter-weight of 51 g/m, it is the perfect rope for climbing tours that call for lightweight rope with best handling.

What the judges had to say:
“The Corbie 8.6 mm climbing rope has a very small diameter, but can still be used as a single, half or twin rope, a property that makes this climbing rope really innovative.”

Double rope

 Beal Gully 7.3 mm – The lightest double rope
Manufacturer: BEAL, Vienne/France
Design: BEAL, Vienne/France

Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrains. Thanks to the Golden Dry impregnation, the rope absorbs virtually no wetness and wear is reduced to a minimum. Unicore technology also prevents any shift of the sheath when the rope is cut or broken. The combination of these two technologies guarantees a rope with outstanding handling properties and great safety for ambitious climbers.

What the judges had to say:
“The Beal Gully double rope is a great product: although it has a small diameter, it is ideally suited for use as a high rope and offers climbers a maximum degree of safety.”

Tent

SlingFin HardShell - Tent
Manufacturer: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA
Design: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA

SlingFin has developed a new method of setting up tents, the WebTruss System: it allows the user to first set up the tent poles – and then the tent or the tarpaulin. The WebTruss System anchors the tent poles so that the tent is easy to put up even in high winds. The HardShell tent is able to accommodate three to four people.

What the judges had to say: 

“The SlingFin tent is based on geodetic principles and is convincing by virtue of highest functionality and material quality. After all, thanks to its new design, the tent can be put up easily in a storm and rain by one person. Its design also improves the tent’s storm and snow load-bearing stability.”

Sleeping bag

Hakkoda – Sleeping bag
Manufacturer: Proway FS GmbH, Weissach, Germany
Design: Lestra S.A, Amboise, France

The Lestra Hakkoda is a high-quality synthetic sleeping bag using GOLD Reflect technology that has been thought-through right down to the last detail. The bioceramic material generates more radiant heat than traditional fabrics and provides for a feeling of greater well-being, quicker regeneration and more restorative sleep. Despite its light weight and very compact packing volume, the Hakkoda has an outstanding thermal rating. The special, close-fitting hood with its forehead cover improves the insulation properties. The Hakkoda is also equipped with flexible seams to provide for additional comfort.

What the judges had to say:
“The Lestra Hakkoda is not only one of the most efficient synthetic sleeping bags on the market, it is also the first one to use bioceramic inner material to noticeably improve sleeping comfort.”


  • 06. Accessories


LYO EXPEDITION – Freeze-dried meals
Manufacturer: LYOFOOD GmbH, Cologne/Germany
Design: IVCC, Zwardon/Poland

With the help of state-of-the-art technology and close cooperation with nutritional specialists, LYO FOOD has developed balanced, freeze-dried meals at a minimum weight but with maximum nutritional value – without the addition of any preservatives or artificial additives.

What the judges had to say:
“These freeze-dried meals are the tastiest currently available on the market. Lyo Expedition offers a delicious variety of different tastes, even freeze-dried fruits are available. All the meals are free from preservatives and artificial additives. And the packaging has also been improved: it is now resealable.”

Hydrogen Reactor – Portable fuel cell
Manufacturer: Brunton Europe, Solna, Sweden
Design: Brunton Europe, Solna, Sweden

The Hydrogen Reactor (11.4 x 3.2 x 7.1 cm; 216 g with one hydrogen cartridge) is a portable hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell with a USB slot. Operation can be interrupted at any time by removing the cartridge and then replacing it to resume. In addition to the power supplied, the fuel cell produces only a small water-vapor cloud and a slight hissing sound. The cartridges can be refilled with the help of the separately available recharging stations. The kit includes two full, replaceable and refillable cartridges. One cartridge delivers 8500 mAh at an output power of 2.1 mA.

What the judges had to say:
“This first portable hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell was developed for practical applications in the outdoor sector. It makes it possible to recharge portable devices when underway and can replace the many normal AA batteries that often have to be taken along and ultimately end up in landfills. Since the hydrogen cell can be refilled, it minimizes environmental pollution. A product with real future.”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Alpine backpack

 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”

Climbing rope

 Corbie 8.6 mm – Climbing rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Design: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

The Corbie 8.6 mm is the world’s thinnest climbing rope to be certified as a single, half and twin rope. The small diameter of 8.6 mm is made possible by a braided core, which is like a rope within a rope, to offer additional safety. A targeted choice of raw materials with an innovative treatment of the fibers improves their slide characteristics. As a result, the load is divided equally among all the fibers and the rope is able to support greater loads. Due to its low meter-weight of 51 g/m, it is the perfect rope for climbing tours that call for lightweight rope with best handling.

What the judges had to say:
“The Corbie 8.6 mm climbing rope has a very small diameter, but can still be used as a single, half or twin rope, a property that makes this climbing rope really innovative.”

Double rope

 Beal Gully 7.3 mm – The lightest double rope
Manufacturer: BEAL, Vienne/France
Design: BEAL, Vienne/France

Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrains. Thanks to the Golden Dry impregnation, the rope absorbs virtually no wetness and wear is reduced to a minimum. Unicore technology also prevents any shift of the sheath when the rope is cut or broken. The combination of these two technologies guarantees a rope with outstanding handling properties and great safety for ambitious climbers.

What the judges had to say:
“The Beal Gully double rope is a great product: although it has a small diameter, it is ideally suited for use as a high rope and offers climbers a maximum degree of safety.”

Tent

SlingFin HardShell - Tent
Manufacturer: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA
Design: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA

SlingFin has developed a new method of setting up tents, the WebTruss System: it allows the user to first set up the tent poles – and then the tent or the tarpaulin. The WebTruss System anchors the tent poles so that the tent is easy to put up even in high winds. The HardShell tent is able to accommodate three to four people.

What the judges had to say: 

“The SlingFin tent is based on geodetic principles and is convincing by virtue of highest functionality and material quality. After all, thanks to its new design, the tent can be put up easily in a storm and rain by one person. Its design also improves the tent’s storm and snow load-bearing stability.”

Sleeping bag

Hakkoda – Sleeping bag
Manufacturer: Proway FS GmbH, Weissach, Germany
Design: Lestra S.A, Amboise, France

The Lestra Hakkoda is a high-quality synthetic sleeping bag using GOLD Reflect technology that has been thought-through right down to the last detail. The bioceramic material generates more radiant heat than traditional fabrics and provides for a feeling of greater well-being, quicker regeneration and more restorative sleep. Despite its light weight and very compact packing volume, the Hakkoda has an outstanding thermal rating. The special, close-fitting hood with its forehead cover improves the insulation properties. The Hakkoda is also equipped with flexible seams to provide for additional comfort.

What the judges had to say:
“The Lestra Hakkoda is not only one of the most efficient synthetic sleeping bags on the market, it is also the first one to use bioceramic inner material to noticeably improve sleeping comfort.”

Freeze-dried meals

LYO EXPEDITION – Freeze-dried meals
Manufacturer: LYOFOOD GmbH, Cologne/Germany
Design: IVCC, Zwardon/Poland

With the help of state-of-the-art technology and close cooperation with nutritional specialists, LYO FOOD has developed balanced, freeze-dried meals at a minimum weight but with maximum nutritional value – without the addition of any preservatives or artificial additives.

What the judges had to say:
“These freeze-dried meals are the tastiest currently available on the market. Lyo Expedition offers a delicious variety of different tastes, even freeze-dried fruits are available. All the meals are free from preservatives and artificial additives. And the packaging has also been improved: it is now resealable.”

Portable fuel cell

Hydrogen Reactor – Portable fuel cell
Manufacturer: Brunton Europe, Solna, Sweden
Design: Brunton Europe, Solna, Sweden

The Hydrogen Reactor (11.4 x 3.2 x 7.1 cm; 216 g with one hydrogen cartridge) is a portable hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell with a USB slot. Operation can be interrupted at any time by removing the cartridge and then replacing it to resume. In addition to the power supplied, the fuel cell produces only a small water-vapor cloud and a slight hissing sound. The cartridges can be refilled with the help of the separately available recharging stations. The kit includes two full, replaceable and refillable cartridges. One cartridge delivers 8500 mAh at an output power of 2.1 mA.

What the judges had to say:
“This first portable hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell was developed for practical applications in the outdoor sector. It makes it possible to recharge portable devices when underway and can replace the many normal AA batteries that often have to be taken along and ultimately end up in landfills. Since the hydrogen cell can be refilled, it minimizes environmental pollution. A product with real future.”


  • 07. Products with high ecological and sustainable value


 North – Hooded down jacket
Manufacturer: Yeti GmbH, Görlitz, Germany
Design: Yeti GmbH, Görlitz, Germany


This is the first time that a jacket fabric has been developed from castor plants, a plant that is not used as a food source. “North” is a down jacket that makes no compromises. With “Next to Nature”, the Yeti brand is the first company to use nylon won from a plant source – a technology that was developed by Toray, a Japanese company. The lightweight outer shell made of plant fiber is water-resistant and the “Crystal Down” filling treated with “QuixDown technology” makes the jacket moisture-resistant to keep the wearer dry and warm, even during a heavy rain shower.

What the judges had to say:
“This plant-based nylon fiber can be used for many products in the fashion and outdoor industry in the future. The “North” jacket is a good practical example: in this application, the fiber is combined with an innovative down insulation that absorbs virtually no moisture.”

 EXP CHLORINE FREE – Washable, chlorine-free wool
Manufacturer: Schoeller GmbH, Bregenz, Austria
Design: Schoeller GmbH, Bregenz, Austria

Before wool products can be washed in a washing machine, the wool has to be protected against matting. This was done previously for decades using methods based on chlorine. Because of the use of chlorine and its AOX value in wastewater, these methods are not sustainable. The newly developed EXP method does not use chlorine, but still meets the most stringent washing standards (5x5A). EXP 4.0 is now even suitable for use in the dryer. This new process preserves the characteristics of wool better. EXP is the only wool material in the world to fulfill the GOTS and Bluesign criteria.

What the judges had to say:
“The use of wool is becoming increasingly popular. That’s why it’s so important that our industry does everything in its power to produce wool in as environmentally friendly way as possible. The EXP method makes it possible to produce washable wool without using chlorine in the manufacturing process. That’s fantastic!”

Mountaineering boot

Trango Cube Gore-TexTrango Cube Gore-Tex – Extra lightweight mountaineering boot
Manufacturer: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy
Design: La Sportiva s.p.a, Ziano die Fiemme/Italy

This ultra-light mountain-climbing shoe (1350g/ pair) for technical alpinism and fixed-rope-route excursions sets a new standard with respect to weight and fit by eliminating traditional stitching and using a unique over-injection design.

What the judges had to say:
“The Trango Cube Gore-Tex mountaineering shoe is convincing thanks to its light weight along with the material used and the outstanding comfort fit. This shoe is way out front in terms of design as well – and really deserves a GOLD award.”

Approach shoe

terrex SCOPE GTX

terrex SCOPE GTX – Approach shoe
Manufacturer: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas, Herzogenaurach/Germany


This athletic, technical approach shoe offers perfect grip thanks to the combination of STEALTH® rubber with a scientifically tested outsole design to provide an optimum profile for steep ascents, descents and easy climbing routes. STEALTH® rubber, which was originally developed for climbing footwear, provides significantly greater grip on rough and smooth rock surfaces, regardless of whether they are wet or dry. A newly developed shoelace with varying diameters makes it possible to lace the shoe securely and comfortably over its entire length. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable.

What the judges had to say:
“The terrex SCOPE GTX has everything that a rock-scrambling shoe needs: it provides good footing, absorbs shock without moving the feet too far away from the ground – from the point of contact – and it is also equipped with the best rubber sole in its class for excellent grip. It is a great example of integrated shoe design.”

Alpine backpack

 Alpha FL 45 Pack – Alpine backpack
Manufacturer: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada
Design: Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., North Vancouver, Canada


The Alpha FL 45 Pack is an extremely lightweight, reduced alpine backpack for ambitious climbers and ski mountaineers. The robust, waterproof N400r-AC2 nylon ripstop fabric is coated, laminated and taped. The Alpha FL 45 Pack consists of a large compartment with an integrated “roll-top” closure, which makes it possible to use the main compartment as separate, dry storage space. The rope can be quickly strapped over the backpack. Attachment options for climbing irons, skis and ice axes make this backpack an alpine specialist. At a weight of just 680 g for a volume of 45 l, it is the perfect companion for alpine touring.

What the judges had to say:
“The Alpha FL 45 Pack alpine backpack is a good example of perfect workmanship. It is convincing due to its light weight and its successful design. All in all, a very good product.”

Climbing rope

 Corbie 8.6 mm – Climbing rope
Manufacturer: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Design: EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

The Corbie 8.6 mm is the world’s thinnest climbing rope to be certified as a single, half and twin rope. The small diameter of 8.6 mm is made possible by a braided core, which is like a rope within a rope, to offer additional safety. A targeted choice of raw materials with an innovative treatment of the fibers improves their slide characteristics. As a result, the load is divided equally among all the fibers and the rope is able to support greater loads. Due to its low meter-weight of 51 g/m, it is the perfect rope for climbing tours that call for lightweight rope with best handling.

What the judges had to say:
“The Corbie 8.6 mm climbing rope has a very small diameter, but can still be used as a single, half or twin rope, a property that makes this climbing rope really innovative.”

Double rope

 Beal Gully 7.3 mm – The lightest double rope
Manufacturer: BEAL, Vienne/France
Design: BEAL, Vienne/France

Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrains. Thanks to the Golden Dry impregnation, the rope absorbs virtually no wetness and wear is reduced to a minimum. Unicore technology also prevents any shift of the sheath when the rope is cut or broken. The combination of these two technologies guarantees a rope with outstanding handling properties and great safety for ambitious climbers.

What the judges had to say:
“The Beal Gully double rope is a great product: although it has a small diameter, it is ideally suited for use as a high rope and offers climbers a maximum degree of safety.”

Tent

SlingFin HardShell - Tent
Manufacturer: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA
Design: SlingFin, Berkeley, USA

SlingFin has developed a new method of setting up tents, the WebTruss System: it allows the user to first set up the tent poles – and then the tent or the tarpaulin. The WebTruss System anchors the tent poles so that the tent is easy to put up even in high winds. The HardShell tent is able to accommodate three to four people.

What the judges had to say: 

“The SlingFin tent is based on geodetic principles and is convincing by virtue of highest functionality and material quality. After all, thanks to its new design, the tent can be put up easily in a storm and rain by one person. Its design also improves the tent’s storm and snow load-bearing stability.”

Sleeping bag

Hakkoda – Sleeping bag
Manufacturer: Proway FS GmbH, Weissach, Germany
Design: Lestra S.A, Amboise, France

The Lestra Hakkoda is a high-quality synthetic sleeping bag using GOLD Reflect technology that has been thought-through right down to the last detail. The bioceramic material generates more radiant heat than traditional fabrics and provides for a feeling of greater well-being, quicker regeneration and more restorative sleep. Despite its light weight and very compact packing volume, the Hakkoda has an outstanding thermal rating. The special, close-fitting hood with its forehead cover improves the insulation properties. The Hakkoda is also equipped with flexible seams to provide for additional comfort.

What the judges had to say:
“The Lestra Hakkoda is not only one of the most efficient synthetic sleeping bags on the market, it is also the first one to use bioceramic inner material to noticeably improve sleeping comfort.”

Freeze-dried meals

LYO EXPEDITION – Freeze-dried meals
Manufacturer: LYOFOOD GmbH, Cologne/Germany
Design: IVCC, Zwardon/Poland

With the help of state-of-the-art technology and close cooperation with nutritional specialists, LYO FOOD has developed balanced, freeze-dried meals at a minimum weight but with maximum nutritional value – without the addition of any preservatives or artificial additives.

What the judges had to say:
“These freeze-dried meals are the tastiest currently available on the market. Lyo Expedition offers a delicious variety of different tastes, even freeze-dried fruits are available. All the meals are free from preservatives and artificial additives. And the packaging has also been improved: it is now resealable.”

Portable fuel cell

Hydrogen Reactor – Portable fuel cell
Manufacturer: Brunton Europe, Solna, Sweden
Design: Brunton Europe, Solna, Sweden

The Hydrogen Reactor (11.4 x 3.2 x 7.1 cm; 216 g with one hydrogen cartridge) is a portable hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell with a USB slot. Operation can be interrupted at any time by removing the cartridge and then replacing it to resume. In addition to the power supplied, the fuel cell produces only a small water-vapor cloud and a slight hissing sound. The cartridges can be refilled with the help of the separately available recharging stations. The kit includes two full, replaceable and refillable cartridges. One cartridge delivers 8500 mAh at an output power of 2.1 mA.

What the judges had to say:
“This first portable hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell was developed for practical applications in the outdoor sector. It makes it possible to recharge portable devices when underway and can replace the many normal AA batteries that often have to be taken along and ultimately end up in landfills. Since the hydrogen cell can be refilled, it minimizes environmental pollution. A product with real future.”

Hooded down jacket

 North – Hooded down jacket
Manufacturer: Yeti GmbH, Görlitz, Germany
Design: Yeti GmbH, Görlitz, Germany


This is the first time that a jacket fabric has been developed from castor plants, a plant that is not used as a food source. “North” is a down jacket that makes no compromises. With “Next to Nature”, the Yeti brand is the first company to use nylon won from a plant source – a technology that was developed by Toray, a Japanese company. The lightweight outer shell made of plant fiber is water-resistant and the “Crystal Down” filling treated with “QuixDown technology” makes the jacket moisture-resistant to keep the wearer dry and warm, even during a heavy rain shower.

What the judges had to say:
“This plant-based nylon fiber can be used for many products in the fashion and outdoor industry in the future. The “North” jacket is a good practical example: in this application, the fiber is combined with an innovative down insulation that absorbs virtually no moisture.”

Wool

 EXP CHLORINE FREE – Washable, chlorine-free wool
Manufacturer: Schoeller GmbH, Bregenz, Austria
Design: Schoeller GmbH, Bregenz, Austria

Before wool products can be washed in a washing machine, the wool has to be protected against matting. This was done previously for decades using methods based on chlorine. Because of the use of chlorine and its AOX value in wastewater, these methods are not sustainable. The newly developed EXP method does not use chlorine, but still meets the most stringent washing standards (5x5A). EXP 4.0 is now even suitable for use in the dryer. This new process preserves the characteristics of wool better. EXP is the only wool material in the world to fulfill the GOTS and Bluesign criteria.

What the judges had to say:
“The use of wool is becoming increasingly popular. That’s why it’s so important that our industry does everything in its power to produce wool in as environmentally friendly way as possible. The EXP method makes it possible to produce washable wool without using chlorine in the manufacturing process. That’s fantastic!”

 
 
 
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