ISPO presents first-ever 'Outstanding Outdoor' awards

Europe's largest outdoor industry trade show hands out numerous accolades to The North Face, Vaude, adidas Terrex, Petzl, and many others.
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A boom in gear technology innovation prompted ISPO, Europe's largest outdoor industry trade show, to create an all-new category for the June show. Four brands received "Outstanding Outdoor" crowns, out of 203 nominations in 28 categories, for setting new standards in functionality, design, safety, and sustainability. Here are the winners:

closeup of Vadue redmont jacket on model

The German brand spins eco into fashion.

Sustainability

Vaude Redmont 1L Jacket: This organic cotton—grown without pesticides and herbicides—jacket with natural dyes fends off moisture, while locking in warmth. The trims and logos are made of certified cork.

closeup of The North Face Futurelight jacket

The North Face debuted FutureLight earlier this year.

Comfort Performance

The North Face Tente Futurelight Jacket: The hyped-up proprietary waterproof-breathable membrane captivated European judges with its nano-spun fibers and PFC-free and recycled fabrics. Nowadays, high performance doesn't sacrifice comfort—the Tente combines the two.

closeup of petzl fly harness on model

A gear loop and plastic buckles drop the weight of this harness to a mere 3 ounces.

Lightweight

Petzl Fly Harness: Plain and simple, metal is heavier than plastic and fabric. Petzl designed this harness for ski mountaineers without buckles and comfort foam, minimizing the weight from 120 grams (4.2) to only 90 grams (3.1 ounces).

Model wearing adidas myshelter parley jacket

Shed layers faster.

Urban Outdoor

adidas Terrex MYSHELTER Parley Jacket: This outerwear is "For the Ocean." Non-dyed fabric highlights the inner seam tape detail with the message, plus hands-free carry straps and three-layer waterproof construction are essential for a city to trail journey.

'Gold Winners' in other categories

The entire list of ISPO winners can be found here.

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