The finalists for the 2018 UK Outdoor Industry Awards have been announced in a presentation at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) Party.
All of the products entered have been on display at OTS, the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition, giving the trade an opportunity to see and vote for their favourite outdoor products, brand new to the outdoor market. The visitor votes, placed on iPads at the show, helped the prestigious panel of judges to select the finalists below:
ACCESSORIES: Katadyn – BeFree; MSR - TrailBase Water Filter Kit; Petzl – Bindi.
BACKPACKS/TRAVEL LUGGAGE: Berghaus - FastHike 25; Terra Nova - Laser Velo 30; Osprey - Levity 60.
CAMPING EQUIPMENT: BCB Adventure – FireDragon Folding Cooker; JetBoil – Flash; MSR - Windburner Group Stove System; Snugpak - Basecamp Air Mat.
CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: Edelrid 3D Lap Coiling; La Sportivia Otaki; Petzl Ouistiti.
CLOTHING: Berghaus - GR20 Storm Jacket; Jack Wolfskin - Sierra Trail Jacket; Rab - Alpha Flash Jacket.
DIGITAL PRODUCT: Forestry Commission - Gruffalo Spotter; Sat Map - Active 20; ViewRanger for Android Wear.
FAMILY: Craghoppers - Daintree Long Sleeved Shirt; Lifeventure - OS Map Towel; Vango – Serenity.
FOOTWEAR: Garmont - Sticky Stone GTX; Hanwag - Tatra Light GTX; Technica – Forge.
SLEEPING: Mountain Hardwear - Ghost Whisperer; Rab – Mythic; Thermarest – Parasec.
TENTS: Backpacker - Flying Tent; Terra Nova - Laser Pulse Ultra 1; Vango – Santo.
The judging panel consisted of leading experts from the industry, including Lee Bagnall (JD Sports), Will Parkhouse (Cotswold Outdoor), Anthony Greasby (Countryside Ski & Climb) from retail, and Ben Weeks (Trail), Tom Hutton (OE Retailer), and Will Renwick (Outdoors Magic) from the media, as well as Claire Carter (Writer; Filmmaker; Artistic Director - Kendal Mountain Festival; Engagement Officer - OIA).
The UK Outdoor Industry Awards is an initiative launched by the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA). For further information, please visit http://www.outdoorindustriesassociation.co.uk/awards