ISPO Group has announced the first winners of its revamped ISPO Awards. The modernized version of the award show, which – in its previous form – has been part of ISPO since 2011, will now be presented throughout the entire year and judged by a jury comprising members of the ISPO Collaborators Club as well as independent sports and outdoor editors. In addition to the products announced today, further winners will be selected in three additional jury meetings during the course of the year. The special feature of the new concept: The awarded brands can decide for themselves at what time of year they will receive the award. All award winners cannot only be featured at OutDoor by ISPO (June 12-14, 2022) and ISPO Munich (Nov. 28-30, 2022), they also enjoy year-round coverage on the trade show’s website.

220107_Jury ISPO Award-79

Source: Ole Zimmer / MMG

Jury meeting, ISPO Award 2022 / 1

Whether it’s because of the pandemic or a general notion, when the jury conducted their first assessment of the new products, they noticed that there is a clear trend toward “re-invention:” Products are being redesigned and reissued in a more contemporary way – especially in favor of more environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes. For example, an increasing number of brands are relying on recyclable raw materials, avoiding harmful chemicals and focusing more on durability and disposal solutions. Also becoming more important are aspects such as easier access to sports and outdoor for everyone, as well as digital and new highly functional product solutions.

Patagonia

Source: Patagonia

Patagonia Storm Shift

The following ISPO Award 2022 winners are primary examples of these market developments:

  • Patagonia Storm Shift Jacket – 100 percent recycled outer material with the new PFC-free Gore-Tex ePe membrane and water-resistant DWR coating
  • Scott Shield Recycled – the frames of old goggles are made into new ski goggle frames, the goggle strap is made of 100 percent recycled polyamide
  • Pusu Loska Spinnova – ski with a solid wood core with integrated Spinnova textile fiber
  • Winqs Zerofly – the world’s first performance road running shoe made from bio-based and recycled materials as part of a circular approach, making it certified carbon neutral

Pusu

Source: Pusu

Pusu Loska Spinnova

Additional products awarded by the ISPO Award jury:

  • Blue Ice Aero Lite – the lightest aluminum ice screws on the market
  • Blue Ice Harfang – ultralight and compact crampons for skiing and mountain tours
  • Deuter Alproof – new lightweight and intuitive avalanche backpack series with the E2 airbag system from Alpride
  • Fischer One and Two – ski boots for children from two to eight years of age
  • Jack Wolfskin Traveltopia Duffle 65 – sustainable bag made from Wax Weave material, a synthetic wax replica made from 100 percent recycled polyester with solvent-free PU coating on both sides
  • Odlo Dual Dry Waterproof Insulator – running jacket made of ultra-lightweight knitted 3-layer fabric with ultra-lightweight Octa-Fleece insulation
  • Odlo Revelstoke PW 150 – Baselayer made with NuYarn’s proprietary spinning technology
  • On Cloudmonster – performance running shoe with most extreme iteration of CloudTec yet
  • On Zero Jacket – featherweight running jacket made from 100 percent recycled polyamide mini-ripstop fabric with PFOS-free DWR treatment
  • Rab Latok 38 Pack – ultralight climbing backpack made of durable Cordura with Spectra ripstop with X-Shield carrying system
  • Rab Mythic Ultra Jacket – warm and lightweight Pertex Quantum down jacket with tilt technology
  • Reima Megapito – waterproof winter boot for kids with PrimaLoft insulation
  • Salomon Driver – modern low-profile visor helmet
  • Salomon Radium Prime – all-magnetic ski goggle with maximum vertical field of vision
  • Samaya Ultra35 – extremely lightweight expedition backpack made of waterproof Dyneema
  • Scott Blend Plus – ski helmet with patented magnetic visor mechanism
  • Scott Patrol E2 – avalanche backpack made of Cordura ripstop with Alpride E2 avalanche system
  • Scott Superguide LT 95 – touring skis made from sustainable materials

 

The first round of the ISPO Awards 2022 ends with two dozen winning products, all featured on ISPO.com until the end of the year.