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Nearly three dozen of the outdoor industry’s most innovative products and technologies will be on display on the show floor at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Outdoor Retailer yesterday released the list of 32 finalists of the Innovation Awards, recognizing design, innovation, and achievement in the outdoor industry.
A panel of 12 judges will unveil the winners at a live ceremony 6 p.m. Day 1 (Nov. 8) in the Mile High Ballroom at the Colorado Convection Center in Denver. The event is open to all outdoor Retailer Winter Market attendees.
“The Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards aim to inspire, and this inaugural list of 32 finalists are doing just that,” Vice President and Show Director Marisa Nicholson said.
She continued, “The judges have had an incredible task in evaluating so many innovative products and services that are shaping our outdoor experiences. Now, we are looking forward to seeing the finalists in our Innovation Gallery at Winter Market and to celebrating the winners.”
Judges will pick the winners based on various criteria including concept, design, originality, sustainability, and impact. All finalists will be on display on the show floor in the Innovation Gallery from Day 1 to Day 4.
Capital One Spark Business is the sponsor of the awards. A partnership with A+E Networks is also in place to develop short-form programming around the awards to air on networks including FYI and HISTOTY. A+E Networks Senior Vice President Christian Murphy will be the host.
For information on sponsorship opportunities around the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards or in conjunction with the programming content, contact Krista Dill, director of sales, at Krista.Dill@outdoorretailer.com or an Outdoor Retailer account executive.
Here are the finalists:
Allbirds – SweetFoam
Big Agnes – Insulated AXL Trail Boss pads
Black Diamond Equipment – JetForce Pro
Blackyak Co Ltd. – Niata Jacket
Cake – Kalk Electric Motorbike
Costa Sunglasses – The Untangled Collection (Baffin Sunglasses)
Crescent Moon Snowshoes – Eva Foam Showshoes
Dish and DUER – Performance Apparel
DPS – PHANTOM Permanent Waxless Glide
Drift – Drift Boards
EXPED – MegaSleep Duo 25
Fundbox – Fundbox Pay
G3 – ZED 12 Binding
GoLite – GoLite ReGreen Windshell
Hydra-Light International Ltd. – HydraCell Power Cube XS
iKamper – X-Cover
LEKI – Micro Vario Carbon Black Series CLD
LynQ – LynQ
Mad Rock Climbing – Haywire
Mammut – Wall Rider MIPS Helmet
Matador Packable Adventure Gear – FlatPak Toiletry Bottle
O.M.E Gear – The Wanderr
PrimaLoft – PrimaLoft Bio
SkiAK – Retail
SOLE – Jasper Chukka Wool
Summit Hut – Retail
Teamsworld Innovation Inc. – FOCANO
Tecnica – Plasma S
Therm-a-Rest – NeoAir UberLite Mattress
United By Blue – United By Blue Bison Puffer Jacket
United By Blue – 2018 Mission-Driven Event Series in UBB Retail Spaces
Yale Cordage – Forj Thermoplastic Tape – Ribbon