OutDoor 2011 the trade show for the European Outdoor Industry.
Gathered together at Friedrichshafen on the side of Lake Constance in Southern Germany a total of 890 outdoor companies from 39 countries. Buzzing with activity a kaleidoscope of colour and styles on display.
The show is the high point for the OutDoor Industry Awards. On the first day of the show 46 products were the proud recipients of an Outdoor Industry award. Eleven were honoured with gold awards for outstanding design achievement.
The GOLD winners OutDoor Industry Awards:
HANWAG – The Bavarian company introduces Hanwag Real Custom Made. Specially trained staff will scan the users feet with a state-of-the art 3D Laser Scanner. The data are transferred to Hanwag who produce individual lasts for every single foot. On these lasts, Hanwag cobbles the bespoke shoes (starting with the top-end trekking boot Alaska GTX®). People with unusually shaped feet or two different sizes left and right can buy perfectly fitting outdoor footwear.
Primus OmniLite Ti Lightweight expedition stove – Lightweight (239g), sturdy, reliable, versatile, and fully expedition-suitable! Based on the technology of the legendary, award-winning OmniFuel stove, Primus adapted the OmniLite Ti to the use with fuel-efficient pots with a heat exchanger. In comparison to the old Omnifuel, the new Titanium-made stove consumes less fuel (for the same quantity of boiling water) thanks to smaller nozzles and a reduced heat output.
Klättermusen Mithril Kevlar Jacket – A jacket made entirely from Kevlar® reinforced material that is fluorocarbon free and Bluesign® certified. With an ECO index of 67% and a refund value of 10 Euro. Sizing is Unisex, XXS-XXL and the jacket comes in one color; Charcoal. Some features; High collar, Angled frontzip, Adjustable hem, Extended back, Soft brushed inside. The intended use of the jacket is climbing, trekking, outside working, mountainbiking etc. It is fairly windresistent and waterrepellent but mostly its very very strong.
Mountain Hardwear Spinoza Jacket Technical mountaineering jacket featuring Dry.Q Elite fabric. Core benefits of Dry.Q Elite: air permeability. 100% durably waterproof, it allows body heat and moisture to pass through the shell the instant you put it on. To combine the light weight and durability, a strong 20D face fabric was sourced with a unique weave. This false twist weave increases the surface area of the fabric fibers and so, increases the fabrics ability to transport moisture away from the body.
Therm-a-Rest® NeoAir XTherm Mattress – Offers a 5.7 R-Value at only 430 grams. A patent-pending Reflective Barrier design achieves four-season warmth with multiple layers that reflect heat back to the users body and reduce convective heat loss to the ground. The patent-pending Triangular Core Matrix design creates internal walls that trap warm air while providing a stable, comfortable sleeping platform. Advanced fabrics and a tapered design offer exceptional compressibility, compactness and light weight. Pump sack and repair kit included. Made in Ireland and Seattle, USA.
Fraggle made by EDELRID Isny, Germany. A full body harness for children The Fraggle is a padded full body harness for children up to 40 kg. Its padding helps maintain its shape and makes it easier to put on and take off. The Fraggle is a fully-fledged harness with an additional tie-in loop at the back for securing when on rough or steep terrain.
Titan 450 made by Mountain Equipment UK – A groundbreaking bag that combines 50 years of expertise with the new industry first Down Codex Project. A sleeping bag perfect for modern backpackers and mountaineers who appreciate low weight with solid ethics. In conjunction with the IDFL they have carried out a complete audit of the entire down supply chain, from farms to the end product. This includes the sourcing process with no live plucking or harvesting, high standards of animal welfare and solvent free processing.
Challenger made by VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG Tettnang, Germany. Winner in the Products of high ecological and sustainable value. Technical alpine backpack.Professionally equipped Alpine backpack made from bluesign® certified materials with easy-access crampon holder and ice tool attachment.
Vingetorix Outdoor Jacket made by Vingetorix, Zürich, Switzerland. Vingetorix is a City-Jacket with functional outdoor features (breathable, water-repellent and windproof). It offers ideal wearing comfort and protects you from wind and rain. Combining top quality design with sustainability. Made from organic cotton. The whole production process from yarn spinning, to finishing the fabric with (EtaProof) is carried out in Switzerland.
Articulated down jacket made by Valandre Belcaire, FranceH-box wall articulated form fitted down jacket, with an active climbing cold weather. Sport design direction. Advanced technical and innovative compartment system (inside body section and inside arm compartments constructed in a 9 mono block), allowing no down shift, despite arm and body movements. Articulation offering high insulation + low weight + “light” and free arm movements. Tested to have high altitude performance, on technical difficult routes. Weight: 963g/XL