OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER & ODI | JUNE 17-19, 2024
OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER & ODI | NOVEMBER 6-8, 2024
SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

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OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER & ODI
JUNE 17-19, 2024

OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER & ODI
NOVEMBER 6-8, 2024

SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Innovation Awards



 

Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards

The Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards recognize the cutting edge and carefully considered new products, materials, and retail services from across all seasons. Determined by a panel of expert judges, winners of the annual awards are unveiled during the Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation show.

The 6th annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards shift dates in 2024 with the new trade show schedule, and the next awards will be hosted in conjunction with Outdoor Retailer Summer this June 17-19, 2024. The ceremony will take place in Salt Lake on the second night of Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation Summer 2024, and all finalists will be on display throughout the show in the Innovation Gallery.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists, and see these products in-person at Outdoor Retailer this summer:

2024 FINALIST COMPANY — ENTRY
Amazing Lab — STAKK
Astral — Indus
Backcountry — Backcountry Wasatch Adventure Hydration Bra
Big Agnes — Circle Back Insulated Pad
Caribou Mountaineering — Rucksack Zero
COAST Products — RL35R Voice
Crazy Creek Products — AirCliner
Garmin — Descent Mk3i + T2 Transceiver
Garmin — fēnix 7 Pro Solar Series
Garmin — Garmin Response
Geartrade — Geartrade Branded Resale
Good360 — Community Engagement by Product Donation
heat it US LLC — heat it™
HYPERSHELL CO., LTD. — Hypershell Mountain Exoskeleton
Jack Wolfskin — Highest Peak 3L Jacket
Kathmandu — Feather Flight Carry on
LifeStraw — LifeStraw Sip
Mammut — LoopInsulation
Matador — BetaLock™
MO Sports — MO Biodegradable Recovery Shoes
Mr. Heater — Fuel Keg
Ninja Mountain Bike Performance — Garage Bunny
OrthoLite Cirql — Cirql rTPU30
Oru Kayak — SwitchTable
Outdoor Afro, Inc. — Outdoor Afro + REI Co-op Trail Pants
Pacific Adventure Works — Hideaway Sleeping Platform
Peluva — The Strand Lightweight Trainer
Polartec — Power Shield RPM
Red Turtle Co. — Pocket Banana
Rocky Talkie — 5 Watt Radio
Solarcore — Solarcore’s Sc_Foam
SYSMAX Innovations Co., Ltd. — NITECORE SUMMIT 10000 Power Bank
TiCK MiTT — TiCK MiTT
VITALOOP Inc — Vitaloop FlexGuard Filtration Bottle

The awards judging panel evaluates all submitted products and services based on four criteria:

  • Spark: concept, design, appeal
  • Desire: opportunity, differentiation
  • Function: innovation, functionality, insight
  • Impact: cultural, environmental, business

 

Highlights

Watch highlights from the fifth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards, held during Outdoor Retailer in January 2023 in Salt Lake:

 

 

Past Winners

2023

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 

WoolAid Limited — WoolAid Adhesive Bandages

WINNERS 

ALLIED Feather + Down — ExpeDRY Ultra Dry Down
Fischer Sports — Fischer TWO
G3 — R3 – Ride. Repeat. Recycle.
Geartrade — Geartrade National Consignment Service
GOES (Global Outdoor Emergency Support) — GOES.health App
Jack Wolfskin — Tapeless Jacket
MADE Apparel — Custom Made-to-Measure Hard Shell Jacket
On — Cloudneo
Opolis. — StokedSnow Goggles made with Opolis’ patent-pending blend StokedPlastic®
Paka — PAKAFILL®
SheFly Apparel — Go Free Legging
Split Skis Ltd — Split Skis Freetour
Stoko — K1 Summit
WNDR Alpine — Intention 108

 

2022

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Eddie Bauer — BC Flyline Jacket and Bib

WINNERS

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

 

2021

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

ZOLEO Inc. – ZOLEO Satellite Communicator

WINNERS

Ascend Performance Materials – Acteev Protect
Bern – Hudson
Decathlon – Decathlon 2-Seconds Easy Tent
Dovetail Workwear – Maven Maternity
Extreme Motus – Emma X3
Goal Zero – Goal Zero Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station
Helly Hansen – Odin Infinity Insulated Jacket
Houdini Sportswear – Houdini Mono Air Houdi
JP Outdoor Co. – CoPilot Carrier Pak
Katadyn Products Inc. – Optimus Gemini
Mammut – 9.5 Crag We Care Classic Rope
NexTex Innovations Inc. – TurboDry
Sawyer Products – Tap Filtration System
SCARPA – Mojito Bio
United By Blue – COVID-19 Grocery Delivery Program

 

2020

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Yakima Products Inc. — CBX SOLAR

WINNERS

ALLIED Feather & Down — OPTIX iMirror by ALLIED Feather & Down powered by Nobal Technologies
ECCO — DriTan™
Ghosts Apparel Studio — G13LJ-X8/SR 3-Layer Shell Jacket
Hustle Bike Labs — REM Pedal System
Ignik — Gas Growler
LifeStraw — LifeStraw Max
mountainFLOW eco-wax — Plant-Based Ski Wax
NEMO — Flyer Self-Inflating Baffled Air Pad
Oru Kayak — Inlet
PrimaLoft — PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Manufacturing Technology
RECCO — RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector
Salomon  — Salomon Recyclable Concept Shoe
SEED Peoples Market — Retail
The CrazyCap — CrazyCap

 

2018

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

PrimaLoft — PrimaLoft® Bio™

WINNERS

Allbirds — SweetFoam™
Black Diamond Equipment — JetForce Pro
Cake — Kalk Electric Motorbike
Costa Sunglasses — The Untangled Collection – Baffin Sunglasses
Crescent Moon Snowshoes — Eva Foam Snowshoes
DPS — PHANTOM Permanent Waxless Glide
GoLite — GoLite ReGreen Windshell
LynQ — LynQ
Tecnica — Plasma S
United By Blue — Bison Puffer Jacket
Yale Cordage — Forj Thermoplastic Tape – Ribbon

 


Questions? For information, contact:

Lisa Ramsperger
Lisa.Ramsperger@outdoorretailer.com
(949) 225-3329

 


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