New UK Outdoor Industry Awards – finalists announced

The finalists for the brand new UK Outdoor Industry Awards have been announced in an award ceremony at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) 2015, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary.

All 103 products entered by brands across the outdoor industry have been on display at OTS, providing visitors with an opportunity to vote for their favourites before a panel of expert judges (including specialist outdoor retailers and journalists; Sophie Carter, Senior Clothing Buyer at Cotswold Outdoor; Rosie Fuller, Editor of Adventure Travel magazine; Iain Duff, Editor of Camping magazine; Candy Evans, Equipment Editor of Camping and Caravanning Club magazine; Phoebe Smith, Editor of Wanderlust magazine; Jim McNamara, Head of Buying (Apparel) for Go Outdoors; Tom Richardson, Editor of Outdoor Review magazine and Gear Editor for Climb magazine) made their final decisions on the second day of the show. The four finalists in each category are as follows:

• Frio – Zipper Cooling Wallet
• MSR – Guardian Purifier
• Sea to Summit – X-Pot
• Yellow Publications – The Yellow Atlas Series

Backpacks/Travel Luggage
• Eagle Creek – Cargo Hauler Duffel
• Mountain Hardwear – Rainshadow Outdry Pack
• Salomon – S-Lab Peak 20

Camping Equipment
• Jetboil – MiniMo
• Petromax – Atago
• Vango – Folding Stove with Piezo & Windshield

Climbing Equipment
• DMM – Pivot
• Petzl – Tibloc
• Wild Country – New Friend

• Berghaus – Hyper Smock 2.0
• Dare2B – Flexion Jacket
• Dhu – Lightweight Base Layer
• Teko – “Regenerate Me” Socks

Digital Product
• Suunto – Traverse GPS Watch
• Garmin – e-Trex Touch 25

Family Product
• Hi-Tec – Fast Hike WP Junior
• Lifemarque – LittleLife Ranger Premium Child Carrier
• Vango – Starwalker Junior

• Hi-Tec – V-Lite Walk-Lite Sandal
• Hoka One One – Men’s Tor Ultra Hi WP
• Treksta – Hands free

• Mountain Equipment – Snowline SL Sleeping Bag
• Sea to Summit – Comfort Plus Insulated Sleeping Mat
• Therm-a-Rest – Neoair Camper SV

• Coleman – Valdes FastPitch Air 6L
• Fjallraven – Abisko Shape
• Terra Nova – Southern Cross One

All of these finalist products will be displayed for consumers to see and vote for their favourite products at The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show in February (11th – 14th) 2016, before the winners of each category being officially announced and congratulated at the AGM gala dinner during the OIA Conference on 16th March 2016, taking place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

The brand new UK Outdoor Industry Awards have been launched by the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA), in association with the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) and The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show. For further information, please visit