We are very pleased to announce the winners of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021, which will be officially presented and displayed at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) from tomorrow.
The awards process this year took place online; with over 2,000 outdoor enthusiasts voting for their favourite product in each category, and then being judged by a panel of outdoor industry experts. Criteria including innovation, functionality, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, safety and commercial viability were used by the judges to decide on the outright winners.
The judging panel comprises experts from the outdoor industry and includes key journalists and retailers. Will Renwick ( Editor, Outdoorsmagic) Sian Lewis (Freelance writer and magazine editor, The Girl Outdoors) Andy Green (Commercial Director, SportPursuit), Matt Jones (outdoor writer and editor, Matt Jones) John Thynne (Deputy Editor, Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine) Jon Doran (Gear Editor, Trek & Mountain)
The winners across the nine categories are as follows:
Accessories – Petzl IKO CORE
Backpacks/Travel Luggage – Osprey Talon Pro 30
Camping Equipment – Vango Radiate DLX Chair
Climbing – Petzl AlpenAdapt System
Clothing – Helly Hansen Odin 9 Worlds Infinity Shell Jacket
Family – Keela Puddlebug Suit
Footwear – Craghoppers Locke Packaway Shoe
Sleeping – Sierra Designs Night Cap
Tents – Robens Chinook Ursa S
From these nine winning products, the panel of expert judges selected the overall ‘Product of the Year’, which will be announced on the first day of OTS tomorrow.
The UK Outdoor Industry Awards is an initiative launched by the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA).
Entries for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2022 will open soon in the run-up to the OIA Conference (15th & 16th September 2021), please keep a lookout for more information on the OIA website and via email and social media.