Since 2017, Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) has been presenting the French Outdoor Award in summer and winter to promote innovative French products and services in the outdoor sports sector. Usually, the winners are announced during OutDoor by Ispo in summer and Ispo Munich in winter. Following the cancellation of the summer trade show due to the pandemic, the award ceremony took place during OSV’s general assembly on Sept 22. 18 products had applied, and three awards were granted:

The “Innovation” award for the overall winner in terms of technical innovation and usage was awarded to Julbo for its connected Evad-1 multi-sport goggles. The “Responsible” award for the most sustainable innovation went to Lagoped for the water-repellent, breathable and windproof year-round Tetras outdoor jacket. Finally, the “Startup” award went to the up-and-coming brand Hästko for its RidingPad, a technical yet comfortable cycling underwear that provides anatomical protection for commuters who cycle.

French companies can still submit their innovative products for the Winter Award 2021 until Dec. 2, 2020. The jury will meet Jan. 14, and the awards will be presented in the French Village by OSV during Ispo Munich 2021 (Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2021).