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 Materials – Acteev Protect
Bern – Hudson
Decathlon – 2-Seconds Easy Tent
Dovetail Workwear – Maven Maternity
Extreme Motus – Emma X3
Goal Zero – Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station
Helly Hansen – Odin Infinity Insulated Jacket
Houdini Sportswear – Mono Air Houdi
JP Outdoor – CoPilot Carrier Pak
Katadyn Products – Optimus Gemini
Mammut – 9.5 Crag We Care Classic Rope
NexTex Innovations – TurboDry
Sawyer Products – Tap Filtration System
Scarpa – Mojito Bio
United By Blue – Covid-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.