Outdoor Retailer Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Innovation Awards
The winners of the fourth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards were announced in a live ceremony during Outdoor Retailer Snow Show on Thursday, January 27, 2022, in Denver, Colorado. Eddie Bauer’s new BC Flyline Jacket and Bib, designed closely with alpine sit ski athlete Trevor Kennison to meet the needs of adaptive skiers, was awarded the Product of the Year presented by Elastic Suite. The independent judging panel also selected 14 product and service winners for their overall innovation and achievement in outdoor product and program development.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners of the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. “It was amazing to be back together in-person to celebrate the incredible work happening across the industry to help more people discover the joys of nature. These innovators found solutions and are inspiring others to both get outside and to keep thinking of creative ways we can all make an impact.”
This year’s winners of the annual awards were selected by the judging panel from the 35 finalist outdoor products, materials, and services. They represent gear and programs from across all seasons and were scored based on original design, function, impact, and inspiring attributes.
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Eddie Bauer — BC Flyline Jacket and Bib
CAKE — Kalk AP
GOT BAG — ROLLTOP
icebreaker — Shell+™ Hooded Jacket
Karmik Outdoors — Outdoor Gear Recovery Decals
Kathmandu — NXT-Level Bio Down Jacket
Küat Racks — Piston™ Pro X
Little Kamper LP — Little Kamper Portable Propane Tank Exchange
MoTom Enterprises — Nordic-Step
ORTOVOX — DIRACT VOICE
Outside — Gear Up Give Back
PACT Outdoors — The PACT Kit
Proof — Proof
SheFly® Apparel — SheFly Go There™ Pants
SMITH — Smith I/O MAG Imprint 3D Goggle
The annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards highlight gear, brands, shops, and programs that are improving the outdoor experience. This year’s Product of the Year was presented in partnership with Elastic Suite, a best-in-class B2B commerce platform changing the way brands and retailers connect. Elastic’s solutions give brands of all shapes and sizes the edge they need to connect with the right buyers, at the right time, ultimately putting even more products in the hands of consumers.
A pair of accomplished writers, editors, and adventurers, who also lead Outdoor Retailer Magazine and The Daily, served as this year’s hosts – Doug Schnitzspahn and Cameron Martindell. Coverage of the awards and winners can be found in The Daily.
The three-day Outdoor Retailer Snow Show opened on January 26 and runs through January 28, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center. All awards finalists are on display throughout the show in the Innovation Gallery.
For information on sponsorship opportunities around the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards and Innovation Gallery, as well as to exhibit at the winter or summer show, contact an Account Executive today.
About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. trade show and premier business event for the outdoor industry, brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. The Outdoor Retailer trade shows are the premier outdoor industry events for North America, providing platforms for critical face-to-face business initiatives, line previews, innovations, launches, networking and retailer education. Visit www.outdoorretailer.com for more information.
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