Doug Schnitzspahn

Name: Doug Schnitzspahn
Company: Editor in Chief, Elevation Outdoors Magazine
Title: Expert in Sports Clothing Design & Functional Material Concepts I Innovation & Sustainability Consultancy
Country: US

Favorite outdoor activities:
Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and yoga. 
I spent the past three decades testing gear out in the field and as a journalist I have reported on and researched the ins and outs of manufacturing and supply chains. I was a part of the Scandinavian Summits team around Matthias Aßmann and contributed to SOA during the jury meeting some years back.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
Award-winning writer Doug Schnitzspahn is a leading voice in outdoor, travel, music, and conservation journalism in North America. Since 2009, he has served as the editor-in-chief of Elevation Outdoors magazine and he worked as the editor-in-chief of Outdoor Retailer magazine and The Daily, the official publication of the Outdoor Retailer trade shows.

Photo: Carlo Nasisse

Alexa Dehmel

Name: Alexa Dehmel
Company: Active sports design & consulting
Title: Expert in Sports Clothing Design & Functional Material Concepts I Innovation & Sustainability Consultancy
Country: Germany

Favorite outdoor activities:
Skitouring, hiking, general outdoor enthusiast, tennis player, SUP paddler and occasional kite surfer

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
My world is Outdoor sports and the textile industry. I grew up in the Black Forest and was a youth pro athlete in ski racing and tennis. After my studies in fashion design and tailoring in Paris, I went back to Germany and founded my agency in Munich for sports design over 20 years ago. I was blessed to design many great Mountain-, Water- and Performance Sports collections. For many years I guided the „ISPO Award“ Jury in Apparel and was Head judge for the „She is Outdoors“ Award. For 14 years I have curated the functional „Fabric Forum“ at „Performance Days“ – Functional Fabric Fair. Any new fabric development goes through my hands.
My main contribution will be to advise if the products are well thought and developed in all their details for the respective purpose and end consumer. I can also contribute the know-how about the purposeful fabrics and trims use in the garments.

Sarah Muehl

Name: Sarah Muehl
Company: The Female Explorer  @sarih.woodstock
Title: Co-Founder + Creative Director Leipzig
Country: Germany

Favorite outdoor activities:
(Thru-)Hiking, Trekking, Camping, Climbing, Snowshoe-Hiking and spending time outdoors as wild as possible

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
We launched our print-magazine in 2020 and I’ve been the editor-in-chief for the first 4 issues and gear editor for the past 3 years. Together with our team we are developing campaigns and content that connects brands and the female outdoor community. We are part of this female community and have listened to their feedback, needs and wishes for outdoor equipment. On a personal level, it was hiking a long section of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022 that gave me a whole new perspective on ultralight-gear, essentials and comfort on trail and being in total wilderness. I became been even more obsessed with materials, functionality and durability and am always looking for gear and clothing that fits our values: it should be sustainable, high performing and made for all bodies and sizes outdoors.

Linda Åkerberg

Name: Linda Åkerberg
Company: Freelance, Wilderness Stories, Topo Travel
Title: Professional adventurer, Outdoor communicator & content creator. Mountain leader.
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Nordic Backcountry skiing, sailing

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
During the years within the outdoor business, I have had the honor to test a lot of gear and clothes – but as an adventurer (with focus on long-distance) I also know what will work in the long term and what is just a fancy detail. Functionality, sustainability and innovation is what I look for (fancy details on top of that is off course a bonus!). And as a mountain leader I can also tell what products that are beneficial for people that don’t spend as much time in nature as I do. So “user friendliness” is also a feature that I will look for in the products we test.

Christian Milbo

Name: Christian Milbo
Company: Outsite.dk
Title: Cheif Editor
Country: Denmark

Favorite outdoor activities:
Hiking in Scandinavia. Best above the arctic circle in the mountains.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I been testing and reviewing gear since 2009, and guiding groups in Lapland, Greenland and Iceland, where the gear needs to be the best. I’ve been on two expeditions and most important: Learned from the best in the outdoor business.

Victoria Reim

Name: Victoria Reim
Company: NORR Agency (NORR Magazin, Suston, 365 and utsidan.se)
Title: Project Manager
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
I can never get enough of the Nordic wilderness – I love exploring it on foot, from the water, on skis, or on horseback. As well as active multi-day trips, I also enjoy mindfulness walks, where I can focus on the nature around me.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
My true love of the outdoors and the desire to inspire people to explore it in the most sustainable way possible – whether that’s through travel, activity, or equipment! With NORR, we give the outdoor community a voice and a platform to communicate their products and developments. At the same time, we share our own knowledge and guidance on how to enjoy a more sustainable outdoor lifestyle.

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Björn Meurer

Björn Meurer

Name: Björn Meurer
Company: Trampelpfadlauf.de – Outdoor Blog since 2013
Title: Editor in chief / Co-Founder
Country: Germany

Favorite outdoor activities:
Trailrunning, mountainbiking, hiking, fastpacking, backpacking, stand up paddling, snowboarding, cross country skiing, outdoor cooking  and just spending time in nature. And all of these activities, I prefer to do with my Australian Sheepdog called Nugget.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
With our blog, www.trampelpfadlauf.de, we have now over 10 years experience in testing outdoor stuff. In the beginning we were focused on products just for trailrunners. But over the years, we get more and more other products. I found my passion for outdoor sport about 20 years ago. It started with mountainbiking and moved more and more in running, hiking and just being outdoor. Now I spend as much time as I have in the nature, sometimes running, and sometimes just being outdoor and relax.

Trampelpfadlauf.de

Trampelpfadlauf – Podcast
Trampelpfadlauf – facebook.com
Trampelpfadlauf – Instagram
Trampelpfadlauf – YouTube

 

Marika Varpenius

Marika Varpenius

Name: Marika Varpenius
Company: Outdoor magazine Luode
Title: Founder, editor in chief
Country: Finland

Favorite outdoor activities:
Hiking, skiing, winter fishing with nets. I also have 10 siberian huskies.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
 I used to test outdoor gear as a profession and worked as an outdoor journalist for 7 years. Then I moved to Kilpisjärvi in Finnish Lapland, a small village of 150 people, and wanted to do something else. My life was earlier all about hiking (weeks in Lapland) and when I moved here, it changed. Now it is just everyday life outdoors, above treeline in wind and snow. I can open my front door and walk the fells. I used to call that hiking. Now it is everyday life, outdoor gear is everyday gear. At the same time I still wanted to write and offer Finnish outdoor people something special. So I founded a new magazine in Finland, Luode.

Luode Stories

Luode Stories Instagram

Sofie Lantto

Sofie Lantto

Name: Sofie Lantto
Company: Utemagasinet
Title: Art Director and social media
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
Gravel bike, running, swimming, hiking, kayaking, ski-touring and ice-skating.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
Grew up in Lapland with the mountains outside my door. Been trying outdoor gear since I was born and have been working in the mountains, on foot and on skiis before I started working as an Art Director.

 

Werner Müller-Schell

Werner Mueller-Schell

Name: Werner Müller-Schell
Company: NORR Agency (NORR, 365, Scandinavian Outdoor News and Suston)
Title: Editor
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
The outdoors is my passion, and since an early age I have been an avid sports enthusiast. After growing up in the foothills of the Alps, I moved to Stockholm from where I explore the Nordic nature – mostly by bike, by foot or on skis.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
Having worked for international print and online media, as well as agencies and brands in the outdoors and sports sector, I know the industry and different product worlds very well. In recent years I’ve focused more and more on sustainability topics. That’s why I’m happy to represent NORR in the jury. With NORR, we give the sustainable outdoor community a voice and a platform to communicate their products and developments. At the same time, we spread our own knowledge and guide to a more sustainable way of life.

www.norragency.com
www.norrmagazin.de
365 (Naturkompaniet)
Scandinavian Outdoor News
Suston (Sustainable Outdoor News)

Harald Angerer

Harald Angerer

Name: Harald Angerer
Company: auffimuasi.at – Trailrunning Blog since 2012
Title: Blogger, Founder
Country: Austria

Favorite outdoor activities:
Mostly trailrunning in summer and skimountaineering in winter. In Summer also normal running, mountainbiking, roadcycling und bike&hike. In winter alpine skiing and cross country skiing, classic and skating.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I have been working as a journalist and press photographer for almost 30 years. It all started with photography and snowboarding 32 years ago. I actually come from the sports industry, but then switched to the media industry 30 years ago. 10 years ago I brought together my passions, sporting goods, photography, mountain sports and writing in my hobby project, the blog “auffimuasi”. “auffimuasi” is translates to “I have to go up” and reflects my enthusiasm for mountain sports. Combined with my enthusiasm for the products, this has resulted in the focus on product testing.

www.auffimuasi.at

Victoria Reim

Victoria Reim

Name: Victoria Reim
Company: NORR Agency (NORR, 365, Scandinavian Outdoor News and Suston)
Title: Project Manager
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
I can never get enough of the Nordic nature – I love to discover it by foot, from the water, on skies or on a horseback. In addition to active multi-day tours, I appreciate mindfulness hikes with a pure focus on the nature around me.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
My true love for nature and the will to inspire people to discover the outdoors in the most sustainable way – whether it’s the way of travelling, the activity or gear. With NORR, we give the sustainable outdoor community a voice and a platform to communicate their products and developments. At the same time, we spread our own knowledge and guide to a more sustainable way of life.

www.norragency.com
www.norrmagazin.de
365 (Naturkompaniet)
Scandinavian Outdoor News 
Suston (Sustainabile Outdoor News)

Bjarke Rosenbeck

Bjarke Rosenbeck

Name: Bjarke Rosenbeck
Company: GrejGuide.dk / theOutdoorBeat.com
Title: Founder and editor
Country: Denmark

Favorite outdoor activities:
Favourite outdoor activities: Hiking, microadventures, MTB and trail running.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
What’s your main contribution to being on the Jury do you think: Having tested gear and written outdoor gear reviews since 2008, I have tried both great and not so great gear. I have a great affinity towards products that match outdoorsy persons real needs.

www.grejguide.dk
www.365microadventures.com
www.afinityspring.com

Petra Rapp

Petra Rapp, Scandinavian Outdoor Award

Name: Petra Rapp
Company: Bergsteiger Magazin (existing since 90 years and the oldest commercial mountain magazin in the world)
Title: Editor (freelance)
Country: Germany

Favorite outdoor activities:
Every kind of skiing (skitouring, freeride, alpine skiing, cross country skiing), mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, long walks in the wilderness with my dog, trekking-trips in the Himalaya-region.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I’m working nearly 30 years as an freelance journalist in the outdoor scene, writing about and also testing many different products. And I’m doing many kinds of outdoor sports in an intense way in my life. Also with my kids, who are grown up meanwhile. Therefore I think, I have a good feeling about products, which works and which don’t in practice. Editing the „Grünen Seiten“ in our magazine, I always have the ecological side of new products in mind…

www.bergsteiger.de

Linda Åkerberg

Name: Linda Åkerberg
Company: Wilderness Stories
Title: Adventurer and content creator
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
I love all kinds of activities – especially if I haven’t tried them before! I’m curious by nature and love to explore both myself, nature and new things. If I had to pick one activity I would say long-distance hiking in the mountains.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
Spending a lot of time in nature on different adventures gives me an idea of what functions that are really appreciated and helpful in the products and not only a “cool feature”. When I pick products for my own adventures I am very picky and look at both functionality, sustainability, quality, weight, comfort, price etc and I think all of this is important for a winner as well. I will also look for how the brand have adapted the products for the female body (if applicable) or if they only produce products by male standards.

website: wilderness-stories.com
instagram: @wildernessstories

Carsten Jost

Name: Carsten Jost
Company: Outward Bound Germany and Fastpacking.de
Title: Outdoor Education Program Manager
Country: Germany/Austria

Favorite outdoor activities:
Long-distance-hiking with tent (backpacking) using lightweight equipment. But as a dad of two children also a lot of family outdoor activities.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
The variety of gear that I used and that I am interested in. My outdoor career started at age 6 with the boy scouts, led to a job in outdoor retail, followed me e.g. along the Pacific Crest Trail and brought me to managing outdoor programmes for Outward Bound. Gear is important but more so is the person using it.

www.fastpacking.de

Nate Axvig

Name: Leslie & Nate Axvig 
Company: Aktiv
Title: Owners
Country: United States

Favorite outdoor activities:
Downhill skiing (Leslie) Cross-country skiing (Nate), hiking, cycling, drinking wine or beer outside, outdoor concerts.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
The origin story for our brand is as organic as it gets. Our family and moved to Oslo for additional legal education after we spent 17 years in the litigation trenches. As we lived in Norway we discovered: 1. Norwegians and Coloradans dress the same way, quasi-technical almost all the time. 2. The brands from Scandinavia make the best clothing in the world. When we returned to Colorado we decided to bring those clothes to the United States, first through a website (aktivstyle.com) and later to a store in the Denver Metro area. For the jury, we think our background will bring a fresh perspective to the review as we pick clothing for the store that is built well, is sustainable, technical but also at home with everyday wear.

activestyle.com

Jana Erb

©KontraPixel _ Jana Erb

Name: Jana Erb
Company: KontraPixel
Title: Photographer
Country: Germany

Favorite outdoor activities
Favorite outdoor activities Hiking, climbing, backpacking, horseback riding and trail biking.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
As an Outdoor and Adventure Photographer I spend a lot of time Outdoors with a lot of heavy equipment to carry under all possible conditions. Good Equipment makes my life so much easier and my backpack so much lighter! I have also been working at Globetrotter in Munich for 6 years, selling Backpacks, Sleepingbags, Shoes and Equipment for Kids. I have had a fair chance to see how the products changed and developed over time, and what the potential buyer wants and needs. I know what the key features of the equipment are, how a backpack carrying system works and the difference between a hiking and an alpine boot. Plus I love talking gear, developing new ideas and making outdoor gear a little more suitable for women adventurers.

Social Media: @kontrapixel

Website: kontrapixel.de
Blog: KontraPixel

Gijs Loning

Gjis Loning

Name: Gijs Loning
Company: www.outdoorguru.com
Title: Independent gear reviewer/vlogger/blogger
Country: The Netherlands

Favorite outdoor activities:
Camping, mountainbiking, making campfires, being outdoors, watching stars, cooking on campfires.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I am an 100% independent outdoor gear and bike journalist/reviewer/blogger and next to outdoorguru.com Youtube is my main channel. I look at products from a consumer’s point of view without forgetting that the gear needs to be produced for a certain price. I always take sustainability into my judgment. And sustainable can mean longevity instead of a total environmental friendly production. When I say I am independent I mean 100% INDEPENDENT. I am not payed for what I do and I don’t have affiliate deals. I don’t have advertisements on my website and I don’t sell anything.

Outdoorguru / Youtube
Outdoorguru / Instagram
Outdoorguru / Facebook

Cath Prisk

Cath Prisk

Name: Cath prisk
Company: Outdoor People
Title: CEO
Country: UK

Favorite outdoor activities
Walking, Swimming, Camping. Exploring mountains, beaches, parks and forgotten urban green places…

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I sell great kit in East London to customers who want to be outdoors more and look after the planet. Through all our work we try to appeal not just to the experienced explorers, but to everyone. How can the products entice more people outdoors? And how are they looking after the planet in doing so?

Cath Prisk / Twitter
Cath Prisk / LinkedIn

outdoorpeople.org.uk
Outdoorpeople / Instagram

Marie Kjellnäs

Marie Kjellnäs

Name: Marie Kjellnäs
Company: Utemagasinet
Title: Editor in chief
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities
Hiking, kayaking, XC-skiing, skitouring, iceskating … and chilling, eating, drinking 😊

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I have 25 years of personal experience of all year outdoor life, and a love for outdoor gear and clothing. In my profession I deal with the readers of Utemagasinet, Sweden’s leading Outdoor and Adventure Magazine, who buy more sports- and outdoor gear than any other magazine subscribers in our country. They are really picky and want to know Why? Who? How? When? before they buy anything. Our job is to guide them in the gear jungle, and I believe that I work for them in this jury too..

Philipp Olsmeyer

Name: Philipp Olsmeyer
Company: NORR Agency (NORR, 365, Scandinavian Outdoor News and Suston)
Title: Editorial Manager
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
I love exploring nature – in best case combined with a dip in cool waters. Each activity that takes me there is welcome, while trail-running, hiking, ski touring and roaming the near forests with dog and family are those I spend most time with.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think
My mission as a journalist is to inspire and help people to discover the outdoors how it fits them best as a person. To show with the help of good stories and people that there are endless possibilities to enrich life by nature. And to demonstrate how to do so in the most sustainable way – both when it comes to behavior outside and the choice of activity, location or gear. I contribute with my own experience in Nordic nature, good knowledge about sustainability issues and a broad understanding for the needs of different outdoor target groups.

 

Karen Hensel

Name: Karen Hensel
Company: NORR/Suston/365
Title: Editor in chief (NORR)
Country: Sweden/Germany

Favorite outdoor activities
Hiking, windsurfing, swimming, kajaking, snowboarding, Nordic skiing

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
As an outdoor journalist and editor in chief for NORR magazine, I’ve been out in the wilds for more than 15 years in a multitude of conditions and expect high quality functioning outdoor products. Apart from their technical performance, I set an extra focus on the sustainability principles of the brands and products which should affect the environment in the least possible way.

norrmagazin.de
sustonmagazine.com

Cajsa Rännar

Cajsa Rännar

Name
Cajsa Rännar

Company
Swedish outdoor magazine Friluftsliv

Title
Editor in chief

Country
Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities
Hanging out in the mountains, hiking, skiing, camping, just chilling. Or make a fire and cook some really good food.  

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
The readers of Friluftsliv are ordinary people who are interested in the outdoors. For ten years I’ve written for them and tried to keep them and their needs in mind in  a business that sometimes are swept away in small technical questions and innovations that are merely nice to have. They keep my feet on the ground and my perspective a little bit different. 

Joel Svedlund

Joel Svedlund, SOA Jury

Name: Joel Svedlund
Company: Peak 63 AB
Title: Sustainability Specialist
Country: Sweden

Favorite outdoor activities:
Snowkiting, skitouring, kitesurfing, kayaking, mountainbiking, hiking, nature ice skating… but also enjoying stillness, great views and gourmet outdoor meals!

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
Sustainability, innovation and product development knowledge with specifics on materials, production methods etc.

www.peak63.se

USWE Pace Pro

USWE

Pace Pro

DESIGN: Jörgen Gustafsson & Jacob Westerberg

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

The Pace Pro is a backpack vest with the NDM harness technology. The solo-buckle secure system makes it easy to adjust and to take on and off the vest when in action.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

Perfectly designed for trail and ultra running. The vest is 100% bounce free and gives you a total freedom of movement. If you bring trekking poles you simply store them at the front.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The stretch material and design makes the vest tight, but still support for your maximum breathing capacity when in a steep climb or pace. It has a bladder compartment with on-the-go adjustment system where you only adjust the straps on the front of the shoulders to secure the hydration bladder tightly. It also has reflective areas and emergency whistle.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

All the fabrics and used materials follows the REACH standards.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Summer 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 99

CONTACT

karl@uswe-sports.com

Piotr Drożdż

Piotr Drożdż

Name: Piotr Drożdż
Company: Góry Magazine
Title: Editor-in-chief
Country: Poland

Favorite outdoor activities:
Climbing, hiking, skitouring, outdoor photography and slackline.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
Experience as jury member, dynamic character 😉  and – last but not least – my camera which can capture all our adventures and discussions in the beautiful Nenzinger Heaven.

Will Renwick

Will Renwick

Name
Will Renwick

Company
Outdoors Magic

Title
Editor

Country
UK

Favorite outdoor activities
Long distance hiking and trail running

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think
I come with seven years of experience testing all kinds of outdoor gear for print and digital publications but I’d say my main expertise lies in equipment for hiking and backpacking. Over the last decade I’ve completed a number of long solo treks, including the Cambrian Way, the 1000-mile path around Wales, the Alta Via 2 through the Dolomites and a coast to coast of Scotland. At the moment, I’m pretty fixated on ultralight stuff as I’m fine tuning my fast packing kit list for an attempt to run end-to-end of Wales via all of its mountains over 600-metres.

Frank Wacker

Name: Frank Wacker
Company: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Title: Equipment Editor for The Outdoor, the leading german hiking and backpacking publication.
Country: Germany

Favorite outdoor activities:
Multli-day trips with tent (backpacking) during all for seasons, day-hikes on and off trail through out the gear – and all the time testing gear while being out.

What’s your main contribution of being in the Jury do you think?
I have more than 25 years of experience in testing and comparing outdoor gear, within in industry I am known to be one of the best testers worldwide – and although I am gear freak I understand the needs of “normal” hikers and backpackers.

Motor Presse Stuttgart

FJÄLLRÄVEN – Bergtagen 38

FJÄLLRÄVEN

Bergtagen 38

DESIGN: Fjällräven Design Team

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Bergtagen 38 is a non-compromising mountaineering backpack built for flexibility and comfort on long days in the mountains. It has Fjällräven’s external wooden frame, which – along with the top lid and hip belt – is easy to remove so you can have one more supportive pack for long approaches and one lighter for summit pushes.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

A minimalistic mountaineering backpack for a life above the treeline. Perfect for randonnée skiing, alpine trekking, climbing and other mountain activities where reliability and durability are important.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Bergtagen 38 is engineered from Fjällräven’s new waterproof and durable Bergshell fabric in 100% recycled nylon. Made in a classic, simple design with just the essential features and attachment points needed. The wooden frame, made from FSC-certified birch, is easy to remove.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Bergshell, Fjällräven’s very own waterproof and sustainable fabric, is made from 100% recycled nylon. It is developed specifically for backpacks and has a very high strength. Durable fabrics, details and construction mean that Bergshell 38 offers outstanding performance and longevity in tough terrain. The wooden frame is made from light, strong and tough FSC-certified birch from European forests. The wood is laminated in layers with a water-resistant, environmentally friendly glue and treated with linseed oil.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

March 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 270

CONTACT

Beatrice Rigois
beatrice.rigois@fjallraven.se

DEVOLD – Trollstigen Top

DEVOLD

Trollstigen Top

DESIGN: Christine Haraldstad-Sindum

CATEGORY: APPAREL

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Trollstigen Top consists of lightweight merino wool and tencel blend in a jacquard knit. The combination of merino wool, tencel and the knitting construction makes this garment light, soft and breathable. The blend of the two natural fibers, makes the top absorb and wicks away moisture quickly.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

The top combines the urban visual look with the technical comfort and all seams have been reduced to a minimum. Trollstigen Top is stylish yet highly technical. The combination of merino wool and tencel makes the top perfect for outdoor activities and in the city.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Trollstigen Top is in an athleisure fit. The combination of merino wool 70%, tencel 30% and the knitting construction makes this garment durable and long lasting. Merino wool is naturally temperature regulating and natural odour control. The number of seams are reduced for extra comfort.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

This product from Devold is made from the two natural fibres merino wool and tencel. There is no added petroleum in this product and therefore it makes this garment completely biodegradable. Made in their own Devold factory in Europe. Thanks to merino wool the top can be worn for several days without washing. Simply air out the top instead of washing and you will save water.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Summer 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 80

CONTACT

Christine Haraldstad
christine.haraldstad-sindum@devold.no

THULE – Landmark 70

THULE

Landmark 70

DESIGN: Thule

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Thule Landmark is designed with features such as hidden CashStash pockets and integrated SafeZone technology. The pack’s focus is keeping your gear and travel documents organized and protected. An extended-travel adventure backpack with a detachable daypack, built-in safety features and a backpanel cover to prevent wear and tear.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

With the perfect balance of organization, comfort and anti-theft features, the Thule Landmark is the complete travel companion for all your adventure travels. Offered in gender-specific designs and a variety of sizes and colours, you’re bound to find the perfect fit.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

A duffel-style opening, internal compression straps and a backpanel cover provide the organization of luggage, while the suspension system provides the comfortable carry of a trekking pack. Passive locking systems on the main compartment and the SafeZone prevent pickpockets from gaining quick access.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Thule products are designed, engineered and tested with a relentless dedication to making products that will last for adventure after adventure. To stand up to the rigors of adventure travel, the materials were carefully considered and balance being extremely durable without excessive weight. Iterative testing loops guarantee the function, durability and dependability of these packs.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

March 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 199,95

CONTACT

Andreas Holm
andreas.holm@thule.com

INUHEAT – Wearable Heating Platform

INUHEAT

Inuheat Wearable Heating Platform (IWHP) incorporating DuPont Intexar Heat Panels

DESIGN: Inuheat and DuPont

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Wearable Heating Platform is a brand new patented next-to-skin wearable heating solution for stretchable textile designs. Made by Inuheat in co-operation with DuPont.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

Active heating in first layer apparel designs for seamless implementation and easy manufacturing.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

A complete technical platform, an entire ecosystem with all components and materials needed for a clothing brand to design and manufacture apparel with active battery-powered heating built in. In combination with the DuPont, Intexar technology enables durable and super thin designs. Intexar with Carbon, Silver and flexible Polyurethane. Inuheat PowerPack in military grade PC/ABS.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Made in completely encapsulated conductors and heaters with no metal release during the lifetime of the garments. All skin close materials in compliance with Oeko-Tex® and REACH. Other materials in regards to REACH. Inuheat offer to recycle and dispose of used materials in a no harmful way.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Fall 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 99 (Set of two PowerPacks and Charger)

CONACT

Rickard Rosendahl
rickard.rosendahl@inuheat.com

SKOGSTAD – Årdalsvatnet

SKOGSTAD

Årdalsvatnet

DESIGN: Skogstad Sport

CATEGORY: Apparel

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Årdalsvatnet made and designed by Skogstad is a light midlayer filled with various functions.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

A midlayer designed for adventures and the outdoors, but also perfect for chilly summer nights. Use it under the shell jacket as a good warming layer or as a jacket itself.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The midlayer Årdalsvatnet is made in 100% polyester and therefore a light and ultrasoft fleece jacket. Thanks to the material it is a functional, durable and quick drying jacket. The fitting is perfect for a midlayer and designed to give you the best freedom of movement regardless any activity.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Branded with the Nordic Swan Eco label licence (Svanemerket). The Nordic Swan Eco label is a very high demanding eco labelling and Skogstad is the first one to ever do this eco labelling on polyester fibres. The polyester fibre used is 100% recycled and traced down and approved in all aspect of the production and raw material productions.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Autumn/winter 2018

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 56

CONTACT

Henning Skogstad
henning@skogstadsport.no

LUNDHAGS – Ymse 24

LUNDHAGS

Ymse 24

DESIGN: Lundhags Design & Development

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Ymse 24 made by Lundhags is an all together well-equipped tote bag. Designed and optimized for everyday use and with a minimalistic design, the tote is always right either if it’s picnic coming up or a walk to the gym. The bag is made in 65% recycled polyester and 35% organic cotton.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

If you ask Lundhags, this is one of the best-featured tote bags on the market. A tote ideal for your commute and all different daily needs. Since it can be carried as a backpack, shoulder bag or handbag, it’s perfect for any occasion.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Ymse 24 is suitable for every activity and you can store and pack everything in it. To protect your computer or tablet, there is a special padded sleeve for it. There is also a roomy zippered front pocket for small stuff and on the inside you have an internal zippered security pocket with a key hook.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Designed to increase the life of the product through large number of incentives incl. chemicals, fabric content and working conditions. The tote itself has good repair possibilities as well. Made in recycled polyester, organic cotton and Bluesign approved polyester. For prolonged life the tote is designed with oversized zippers and metal buckles.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

March 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 90

CONTACT

Caroline Karlström
caroline.karlstrom@lundhags.se

TRETORN – Racket Eco Sneaker

TRETORN

Racket Eco Sneaker, original style from 1961

DESIGN: Peter Lindblom

CATEGORY: FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR AWARD, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY

It is not classical outdoor footwear but the jury liked the ecological approach that Tretorn has chosen for the Racket Eco Sneaker. This classic styled lifestyle sneaker is made from recycled fabric that can be recycled again and the outsole compound includes 60 percent of natural rubber. Additionally the eco leather used can be traced back to the farm. Björn Borg would be proud!

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Tretorn managed to change a classic sneaker into a unique Eco sneaker without making a notable change for the passing eye. An everyday sneaker but still good for the environment.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

The Racket Eco Sneaker is designed for everyone. Perfect for active people who loves leisure wear but with a twist.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Tretorn changed the outsole compound to include 60% natural rubber sourced from local farms in Vietnam, making the oil and plastic dependency low in comparison to most footwear outsoles today. They work with TanTec Eco Tannery for a water and chemical reduced Eco Suede traceable back to the farm with full transparency. Tretorn changed the construction of the insock to be build on a compound from recycled rubber, making the construction free from PU and plastics.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Tretorn never uses fluorocarbons, phthalates, PVC. They only use chemicals when needed and only in a very restricted and controlled way. Tretorn has developed their own fabric Ocean Shell that is recycled and recyclable. On sneakers they do not have a solution in place for how they can be taken care of as it is today. They are a mix of so many compounds making it hard with present situation. However hopefully they have soon managed to make sneakers in less compounds and then made them easier for recycling or reuse.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

January 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 110

CONTACT

Fredrik Ekström
fredrik.ekstrom@tretornsweden.com

TRETORN – Bio Plant Jacket

TRETORN

Bio Plant Jacket

DESIGN: Peter Lindblom

CATEGORY: APPAREL

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

By changing from a traditional polyester based raw material to a plant based PLA, with a Bio-PU coating and a unique Polylactide (PLA) zipper they have created a new type of traditional rainwear. Free from fossil fuel and ready to be degraded after use.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

The perfect packable rainwear to bring everywhere. You can store it inside your handbag, in your travel pack or just bring it in your hand. Always ready even if bad weather is coming.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

A waterproof and windproof rain jacket. The jacket is degradable and free from fossil fuel. The perfect rain jacket for any occasion.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Tretorn never uses fluorocarbons, phthalates, PVC etc. They only use restricted chemicals when needed. The fabric is recycled, recyclable or degradable in the Eco rainwear. With the Bio Plant Jacket Tretorn has worked together with Borås Textil Högskola to collect PLA jackets after consumer use. The consumer can send the jacket in and BTH will do research on PLA degradability on the jackets so Tretorn finally can help develop a closed circuit in the future.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

January 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 140

CONTACT

Fredrik Ekström
fredrik.ekstrom@tretornsweden.com

ICEBUG – Rover RB9X GTX

ICEBUG

Rover RB9X GTX

DESIGN: Icebug Design Team

CATEGORY: FOOTWEAR

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

The Rover RB9X GTX is a new shoe made by Icebug. The combination of the soft and durable upper, made from Bluesign certified textile, together with the traction rubber, RB9X, gives you a versatile trail running and speed hiking show. Thanks to the aggressive grip pattern you will also be stable in the trail.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

A shoe perfect designed and optimized for trail running and speed hiking. Regardless of activity and intensity, the Rover RB9X GTX will be your new perfect partner.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The Rover RB9X GTX has a durable traction rubber with traction pattern design for perfect grip. The shoe protects you from dirt and water with GoreTex® and fits perfect around your foot with the BOA system closure.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Icebug cares about the planet earth and strive to make good decisions regarding materials in their products. Therefore the upper textile is made in Bluesign certified textile, the GoreTex® lining is Oeko-Tex® and Bluesign certified as well. Thanks to the repairable BOA system you will have a long lasting shoe if you take good care of it. Also the shoe lining textile is made from 100% recycled PET Polyester and of course, Bluesign certified.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Spring 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 150

CONTACT

Dick Ivarsson
dick.ivarsson@icebug.se

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD, ORGANOTEX – Textile Waterproofing

ORGANOTEX

Textile Waterproofing

DESIGN: Organoclick

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY

Water repellency plays an important role for outdoor garments. Organotex Textile waterproofing is an ecological friendly, PFC-free and fully biodegradable way of keeping your clothing highly water repellent. The jury also liked that it will perform well without having to apply heat to the treated garment when you let it dry for two days. The products are manufactured in Sweden.

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

By mimicking the lotus leaf, OrganoTex have designed a waterborne system that builds up a breathable 3D network with micro and macroscopic surface roughness covered by a layer of anchored fatty compounds for good coverage and durability of the treatment on the textile.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

OrganoTex end-consumer product is aimed to re-impregnate or impregnate variations of textile fabrics to become water repellent. The product is workable also for all kinds of laminated or coated fabrics and will not affect the breathability.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The 3D network technology creates water repellence, maintains the fabric’s breathability and softness compared to film forming technology, such as for example PU and wax-based products. The product is 100% readily biodegradable and classified as non-toxic according to CLP. Water-based emulsion with readily biodegradable fatty hydrocarbons.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

OrganoTex has used only non-toxic chemistry that are biodegradable and the product is 100% readily biodegradable and classified as non-toxic according to CLP.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

April 2018

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 8 - 25, Spray-On (500 ml) REK € 20, Wash-in (500 ml) REK € 25, Wash-In REK € 8

CONTACT

Susanne Karlsson
susanne.karlsson@organoclick.com

HULTAFORS – Åby Forest Axe

HULTAFORS

Åby Forest Axe

DESIGN: Hults Bruk

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

HARDWARE AWARD, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY

»This is hardware in its purest form«, says one jury member about the Åby Forest Axe from the Swedish manufacturer Hultafors. The well balanced axe with its long, ergonomic and smooth handle combines low weight of the axe head with big impact. It is a really multipurpose axe made of highest quality materials that will last more than a lifetime when taken care of properly.

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Åby Forest Axe is a new axe designed to be able to fulfill various tasks required on an expedition. A beautiful hybrid axe for many types of use, such as felling, carving and splitting. Åby has a straighter edge and grinding, and a good finger notch below the head for increased precision.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

This axe is perfect for shelter building, processing firewood and carving, as well as precision work. Meaning that this is your new perfect forest companion during adventures and various tasks.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The long and thin ergonomic handle minimizes the weight and at the same time it gives you great force when striking. The thickness of the axe blade increases quickly to enable splitting properties when cutting along wooden fibres. Treat it with respect and this axe will last for generations.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Like all their axes, the Åby Forest Axe is hand forged in Hults Bruk Östergötland Sweden. The specially developed axe steel by Ovako is made from 100% Swedish recycled steel. If you store the axe in normal conditions and reshape when dull, the Hultafors Åby Forest Axe will last forever. This is by far the best option for our environment, to make products of highest quality that will last for centuries. The axe is fully recyclable and can be disassembled into steel, wood and leather.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

March 2018

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 145

CONTACT

David Schönström
david.schonstrom@hultaforsgroup.com

OVERALL WINNER, MORAKNIV – Floating Rope Knife

MORAKNIV

Floating Rope Knife

DESIGN: Morakniv

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

OVERALL WINNER, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY

There might be other floating knives on the market but none comes close to the performance of the Floating Rope Knife from Swedish manufacturer Morakniv. The jury was impressed of the overall design including a handle made out of cork which is soft and grippy at the same time. Also the serrated blade works well, the rounded tip makes handling a lot more secure. The super light weight makes it not only a great knife for kayaking or boating but also for hiking and backpacking. »The more we tested the Morakniv the more we loved it«, says one jury member.

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

The Morakniv Floating Rope Knife is a fixed blade knife that, thanks to the designed handle of cork, actually floats in water. The thin serrated blade of stainless steel is specially designed to handle the cutting of rope, fibre and nylon.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

Morakniv developed the Floating Rope Knife for the offshore industry where a floating knife is of high importance. Especially in the fish farm agriculture where knives are used regularly for cutting rope or as a general tool. Of course its features also make this knife a perfect tool for kayakers, people sailing and others spending time on the water, both professionals and sportsmen.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The thin blade of stainless steel has a rounded tip, keeping you and your boat safe from injuries and providing a safe practice when cutting rope or nets out on the water. The Floating Rope Knife has a core and a sheath made of orange polymer making it highly visible and easy to locate.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Morakniv takes responsibilities for sustainability seriously and aims to have a positive impact on the environment. They consider and seek to minimise any adverse environmental impact at all stages of their products’ life cycle, from manufacturing to recycling.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

August 2018

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 25

CONTACT

Tobias Eklund
tobias.eklund@morakniv.se

DEVOLD – Herøy Pant

DEVOLD

Herøy Pant

DESIGN: Christine Haraldstad-Sindum

CATEGORY: APPAREL

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Herøy Pant is a lightweight hiking pant in a unique merino wool blend with 2-way stretch. The pant is versatile and perfect for both outdoor and urban city activities. They are made of 58% natural fibers, merino wool, and that gives the pant natural breathing capabilities and odour control.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

The shaped fit of the trousers with a gusset and back yoke is especially developed for enhanced freedom of movement and comfort. With articulated knees and ability to tighten the ankles they are perfect for high activity.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The qualities of wool are just as important in everyday life as they are in the mountains. The wool creates a healthy microclimate against the skin and regulates the temperature as needed. Because of the wool blend in the Herøy Pant and the different functionalities such as wind resistance, high durability and their light weight, they are perfect for any activity - both on the mountain and in the city!

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

The Herøy Pant is made from a fabric that consists of 58% merino wool fibres. One of the natural benefits from the merino wool is the permanent natural resistance to microbial growth and odour retention. This means that the pant can be worn for several days without smelling and no need for washing – just air out the pant.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Summer 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 240

CONTACT

Christine Haraldstad-Sindum
christine.haraldstad-sindum@devold.no

REIMA – Anti-Mosquito Jacket

REIMA

Reima Anti-Mosquito Jacket

DESIGN: Jaana Largillet

CATEGORY: KIDS

KIDS AWARD, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY

This softshell jacket for kids convinced the jury with great function. It is not only well made, the pfc-free DWR (durable water repellent finish) is the environmentally friendly version of the classic Teflon treatment and promises long lasting performance. The fabric is also treated to keep mosquitos away. This plant based treatment is hypoallergenic and Ökotex-approved. »We also liked that the design is appealing to the eye and that the price is consumer friendly«, as noted by one jury member.

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

The Anti-Mosquito Jacket made by Reima is a jacket that effectively repels mosquitoes and protects you from them.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

A perfect suitable kids jacket for any outdoor activity such as outdoor adventures, camping, travel and holidays. Easy to bring and suitable for any occasion.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

The protective jacket has a safe, detachable hood, and it is very comfortable in use, as the material is elastic, water repellent and also breathable. The protection will stay at a very good level for at least 20 washes. It’s treated with a non-toxic mosquito repellent finish.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Mosquitoes can infect people with serious illnesses. In a mosquito-rich environment, this jacket used with pants made from the same material will cover up most of the skin, leaving less skin to be covered with mosquito repellent lotion. It is nature-friendly and will not harm the mosquitoes or any other insects. The fabric is treated with a mosquito-repellent finish. The active substance therein is a plant extract called geraniol, which comes from the Palmarosa plant. In the finish, geraniol is skin-friendly and non-toxic, safely protecting kids without dangerous chemicals. The finish is a product of the French company Breyner. It is tested to be hypoallergenic and it is Oeko-Tex® approved for all classes.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

February 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 64,99

CONTACT

Riika Paakkunainen
riika.paakkunainen@reima.com

VIKING – Kuling III Mid GTX M&W

VIKING

Kuling III Mid GTX M&W

DESIGN: Footsoldier

CATEGORY: FOOTWEAR

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Designed to combine a lightweight design with high-performance on the trail, Kuling III Mid GTX M&W allow for safe outdoor journeys with the highest foot comfort. A mid-cut boot with a conventional lacing system that features reflective laces for visibility in the dark. It also comes with an ankle heel lock, which optimizes foot stability for added safety in rough terrain. The EVA midsole ensures cushioning in every step.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

KULING III MID GTX M&W is the perfect choice for long hiking trips in the summer, where foot climate and comfort count most.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Viking Footwear’s renowned UGC® outsole, found on both boots, gives a secure step. This sole system combines rubber compounds and a deep lug pattern, even in the arch area, for the best grip and traction on any surface, wet or dry. The boot provides unparalleled breathability and waterproofness thanks to the Gore-Tex® Surround System that wraps around the entire foot. Heat and moisture from the foot are not only transported outward, but also downwards and out through innovative venting channels.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Viking has an ongoing relationship with various testing bodies, such as Intertek, Tüv, SGS and others. They are testing their innovative and highly technical products which might be environmentally sensitive. For example their PU (polyurethane) boots. A product with the Tüv stamp is certifed hazard free for both the environment and people using it. They are testing their products to pass all European standards of chemical limitations and to avoid toxic content and following the regulations of REACH.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

February 2018

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 239,95

CONTACT

Lotta Nordin
l.nordin@vikingfootwear.com

USWE – Pace 12

USWE

Pace 12

DESIGN: Jörgen Gustafsson, USWE

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

Pace 12 is a runner vest with NDM patented harness technology that makes the vest 100% bounce free in action. The 4-point harness with integrated suspension stretch provides a super solid and comfy fit without affecting your body movement or breathing capacity. The solo flex-buckle guarantees a secure attachment and it allows you to put on/off the vest by express speed.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

Perfect made for trail- and ultra running. It sets a new standard for runners and perfect for any training or race.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Designed with NDM patented harness technology. Chest suspension straps with size adjustability and solo flex-buckle attachment. Multi-storage pockets at the front for hydration, gels, phone, navigation, first-aid, etc. Pole attachment straps at the front. Main compartment for extra gear and equipment at the back. Reflective points at the front and back. Total storage volume is 12 liters.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

USWE follows the directives of REACH on all fabrics and materials without compromising on its sustainability, durability and performance.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Spring 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 149,95

CONTACT

Karl-Johan Engdahl
karl@uswe-sports.com

FJÄLLRÄVEN – Keb 52

FJÄLLRÄVEN

Keb 52

DESIGN: Fjällräven Design Team

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

An ergonomic and robust trekking backpack with ski-touring functionality for all year round use. It has Fjällräven’s external wooden frame and hard-wearing, sustainable materials that offer outstanding performance and longevity in rough terrain. The narrow profile provides freedom of movement and well-planned compartments make for easy organization of gear.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

Keb 52 is a backpack optimally designed and constructed for trekking and ski touring all year round. The carrying system is designed to support substantial loads and can be adapted to fit a wide range of back lengths.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Keb 52 is made with Fjällräven’s unique wooden frame made from FSC-certified birch. The narrow profile provides freedom of movement on technical treks and ski trips. The backpack is available in two sizes, 52 and 72 L, both in men’s and women’s versions.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Bergshell, Fjällräven’s very own waterproof and sustainable fabric, is made from 100% recycled nylon. It is developed specifically for backpacks and has a very high tear and tensile strength. But what makes it unique is a new flat ripstop construction combining airtextured yarn with filament yarn in a balanced weave that gives exceptional abrasion-resistance while also increasing tear strength. This means that the lifespan of the backpack is considerably increased.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

March 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 320

CONTACT

Beatrice Rigois
beatrice.rigois@fjallraven.se

 

LUNDHAGS – Romus 80

LUNDHAGS

Romus 80

DESIGN: Lundhags Design & Development

CATEGORY: HARDWARE

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

The Romus 80 is a duffelbag perfect for any adventure. Designed with a handy shoe or dirt clothes compartment without coming close to clean stuff. Perfect for all occasions that require more space than usual!

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

A durable and full-featured duffelbag for all your activities and adventures. Perfect suitable for organizing your gear and important stuff when traveling to and from your planned activity.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Romus 80 has a lot of different carrying options since it includes backpack straps, handles to carry the bag in your hand, or the long padded strap to carry off your shoulder. You will find haul straps at the ends and sides. To help you organize your belongings in the duffelbag you have two long pockets inside the main bag. There is also a dirty clothes and/or shoe storage compartment with both external and internal access.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Designed to increase the life of the duffelbag through large number of incentives incl. chemicals, fabric content and working conditions. The bag has good repair possibilities. Romus 80 is made in recycled polyester, organic cotton and Bluesign approved polyester. For prolonged lifetime the duffelbag is designed with oversized zippers and metal buckles. Of course fluorocarbon free.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

March 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 200

CONTACT

Caroline Karlström
caroline.karlstrom@lundhags.se

We Are SpinDye

We aRe SpinDye

We Are SpinDye

DESIGN: We aRe SpinDye

CATEGORY: APPAREL

TECHNOLOGY AWARD, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY

Spindye fabrics use 75 percent less water und 90 percent less chemicals compared to traditional dyeing processes. CO2-imprint is reduced by 30 percent. Originally developed for fabrics used by the outdoor industry the environmentally dyed fabrics are used more and more by fashion companies. This makes the impact even bigger and shows the leadership role that Scandinavian outdoor brands have in regards of sustainability and innovation. »This is what we expect from our industry«, said one jury member.

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

We aRe SpinDye® offers a sustainable and verified coloring method for yarns and fabrics. Through their digitized color approach, they deliver fabrics with great color performance in a clean and fully traceable way.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

Fabrics made of manmade fibres for outdoor, sports and fashion. The SpinDye®-method is applicable for all manmade fibres. They focus on polyester since it is the most common material in the sports- and outdoor world.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

A highly sustainable and traceable coloring method of textile fabrics.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

By using this method for coloring yarn and fabrics you will contribute to the environment. They use 75% less water consumption during the entire coloring process and 90% less chemical consumption. Polyester is well suitable for recycling and circularity. They use 100% recycled polyester and all their fabrics are recyclable. The CO2 imprint is reduced by 30% and the precise production procedures means fewer errors, less waste and less uncertainty.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Summer 2017

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

n/a

CONTACT

Pelle Jansson
pelle.jansson@spindye.com

ICEBUG – Ace RB9X GTX

ICEBUG

Ace RB9X GTX

DESIGN:

CATEGORY: FOOTWEAR

 

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES

The Ace RB9X GTX is the perfect combination of high performance features such as traction rubber RB9X, cushioning and energy returning midsole compound BUGforce and together they make a casual lifestyle sneaker. Thanks to the GoreTex® you will be dry through the whole day if the rain falls. The perfect lifestyle sneaker filled with good features.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE

A shoe perfectly made and designed for walking, traveling and lifestyle occasions.

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Designed with a GoreTex® membrane with Oeko-Tex® and soft yet durable Bluesign certified liner for perfect fit. Thanks to the natural foot-shaped last with ergonomic walking roll, cushioning and energy returning midsole compound, BUGforce, you can wear it for hours. The long-term durability traction rubber, RB9X, gives the shoe a long lifetime.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

The Ace RB9X GTX is made in LWG Gold Rated leather, good for the comfort and for the nature. The GoreTex® liner is in Oeko-Tex® and also Bluesign certified. Shoe and insock lining is made from 100% recycled PET Polyester textile with Bluesign certification. A sustainable shoe for you, and for the planet earth.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

Spring 2019

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

€ 150

CONTACT

Dick Ivarsson
dick.ivarsson@icebug.se