At the start of the OutDoor trade show the curtain is raised to reveal which companies received one of the 35 OutDoor Industry Awards. The awards go to products and technologies that demonstrate a particularly high degree of innovation and design quality and that have the potential to set new trends.
In addition, there are seven gold awards this year for exceptionally outstanding products. Details of the prestigious gold awards are announced during the official prize ceremony at the end of the first day of the show.
The OutDoor Industry Award is one of the highest design prizes available to companies in the outdoor industry. This year the expert panel of judges reviewed 361 products, 35 were selected to receive an award and there were seven gold awards.
The OutDoor Industry 2014 Gold Award winners are:
1) Atmos AG 65 from Osprey
2) 100 % plant-based PES from Toray
3) Speed Ascent by Salewa
4) HyperSmock 2.0 by Berghaus
5) Winter Gas by Primus
6) Alpha² FL Men’s by Arc‘teryx
7) The Fuseform Originator Jacket from The North Face (TNF)
The OutDoor Industry Award is held by Messe Friedrichshafen this year for the first time in association with the German Designer Club (DDC). All 35 winners of the OutDoor Industry Award, including the gold award winners, are on display until the last day of the show (Sunday, July 13, 2014) in the Foyer East.