February 14, 2013 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Helinox, the manufacturer of high quality, lightweight outdoor adventure equipment has been awarded the ISPO Award in the outdoor accessories category. The Chair One exclusively distributed by Big Agnes in the Americas, was given the industry’s most exceptional products award for those that set standards in innovation, design, functionality and sustainability.
“The ISPO Award acknowledges the unique yet functional design of the Chair One. Helinox may be a newer brand but their products are awesome. We look forward to offering the Chair One and new Table One camp table to consumers this spring and to quickly building Helinox brand awareness,” said Bill Gamber, Big Agnes co-founder and president.
The Chair One from Helinox combines comfort with a lightweight construction to make it extremely versatile. It features foldable lightweight aluminum alloy poles specifically developed by DAC to deliver an industry-leading strength-to-weight-ratio. Originally designed for backcountry travel, the chair offers outstanding functionality and style to appeal to broad based markets.
Tobias Gröber, Head of Business Unit Consumer Goods Exhibitions Messe München GmbH: “The experts agreed: these products are extraordinary innovations that will improve the backcountry travel experience."
The ISPO Award identifies the best products from the multi-faceted selection of sporting goods. Selections were made by an international jury consisting of experts from various industry branches to provide in-depth evaluation. The Product division is divided into four segments including Ski, Action, Outdoor and Performance, each of which are divided into product-specific categories. The Helinox Chair ONE received the ISPO Award for the outdoor accessories category and is available now at www.bigagnes.com.
About Helinox: Helinox® by DAC is a leader in lightweight trekking poles and camp furniture. Using their exclusive TH72M aluminum alloy DAC is able to produce extremely lightweight gear with excellent strength and durability. The green anodizing process created for DAC tent poles is used during the manufacturing of Helinox gear to ensure a reduced ecological footprint.
About Big Agnes: Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents. Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.
About ISPO Award: Each year, ISPO MUNICH honors the sports industry‘s most exceptional products with the ISPO AWARD. Independent juries of experts evaluate hundreds of entries from exhibitors and non-exhibitors according to exactly defined criteria. This high-caliber selection is a welcome orientation tool for sports business professionals and assists retailers in making their selection for their product portfolio. The ISPO AWARD is divided into the four segments Action, Ski, Outdoor, and Performance, which are each again divided into product-specific categories. From 2013 the Eco Responsibility Division is part of the Product Division. This year the international jury selected one Product of the Year per segment and one GOLD WINNER as well as a certain amount of WINNERs, depending on the applications.