The winners of the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards 2021 were announced during Outdoor Retailer Winter Online on Jan. 21. The digital ceremony of the third edition of this annual award celebrated the past year’s most innovative new gear, materials and retail programs as determined by a judging panel. The Satellite Communicator by U.S. company Zoleo was awarded Product of the Year and 15 outdoor products and services were named Winners.

This year’s event had a record total of 189 applications. Outdoor Retailer is the largest U.S. tradeshow for the outdoor industry and owned by Emerald Expositions.

Product of the Year

Zoleo Satellite Communicator



Ascend Performance MaterialsActeev Protect


Decathlon 2-Seconds Easy Tent

Dovetail WorkwearMaven Maternity

Extreme MotusEmma X3

Goal ZeroYeti 1500X Portable Power Station

Helly HansenOdin Infinity Insulated Jacket

Houdini SportswearMono Air Houdi

JP Outdoor CoPilot Carrier Pak

Katadyn ProductsOptimus Gemini

Mammut9.5 Crag We Care Classic Rope

NexTex InnovationsTurboDry

Sawyer ProductsTap Filtration System

ScarpaMojito Bio

United By BlueCovid-19 Grocery Delivery Program

All finalists can be viewed in the online Innovation Gallery through the duration of Outdoor Retailer Winter Online, which runs until March 19.