The Slide tradeshow, which is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), took place on January 21-23, at the International Centre in Telford, showcased next season’s snowsport products.
Exhibiting brands entered their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products for the following season. There are five award categories: Hardware, Software, Accessories, Fresh Brand and new for 2020, the Eco Award.
At the SIGB AGM, the winners of the Slide Awards 2020 were announced, with the Head Energy Management Circuit (EMC) taking top honours in the Hardware section, Patagonia’ Upstride Jacket and Pants winning the Software category and the Bollé Ryft helmet, winning the Accessories category. The winner of the Fresh Brand category is the WeeDo Snowsuit for children and the top Eco product is the Picture Welcome Jacket.
Slide Award Winners - 2020
The world’s only Electronic Ski Dampening System. Former World Champion Aksel Lund Svindal states, “You can trust EMC to deliver smooth skiing and exceptional edge grip, whatever the snow conditions. When the ski bends and vibrates it takes the kinetic energy in the ski and transfers it into electrical energy through a Graphene Carbon Conductor. That energy is then used to absorb negative vibrations for a smoother, more stable ride.”
Model: Upstride Jacket and Pants
Made for missions deep in midwinter storms, when multiple peaks and lots of vertical are on the agenda. Patagonia’s most active waterproof hard shell excels in unpredictable weather with a waterproof, lightweight stretch 3-layer (54 per cent recycled face) fabric and H2No performance protection.
Model: Ryft Helmet
The new Air Phenomenon with Active Panel Ventilation which allows air intake whilst panels obstruct anything from penetrating. Efficient air extraction from the rear shark vents effectively flushes out heat. The only certified snow helmet with this much ventilation and a hybrid shell, Nanogene, MIPS, AVID, Fidlock & Boa.
Fresh Brand Category
Brand: WeeDo Funwear
Model: WeeDo Snowsuit
WeeDo Snowsuits are a practical, fun, eco-friendly, onesie that will protect mini monsters and unicorns from the wind, rain, and snow! With clever details like the grow system and the waist zip in case of emergency, the WeeDo snowsuits are great fun in the winter.
Brand: Picture Organic Clothing
Model: Welcome Jacket
Our first bio-sourced jacket made of bio-polyester from sugarcane by-products unsuitable for human consumption, including also a bio-based membrane from castor oil. Bio-sourcing is an integral part of our quest as a company to wipe out fossil fuels in every aspect of our business. Bio-sourcing means creating a fabric partially made with plant material.