UK OUTDOOR INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020
THANK TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED AND SUPPORTED THE AWARDS THIS YEAR
The winners of each category were announced at the OIA’s Annual Conference & AGM, 16th-17th March. All winners are identified below including the ultimate ‘Product of the Year‘.
Following the awards ceremony, the winners were announced in outdoor trade and consumer publications, on social media and via email to the OIA’s database.
News of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021 will be distributed in the coming months in the run-up to the Outdoor Trade Show 2020, where we will be announcing the opening of entry submissions. This news will be announced via email to the OIA database, sign up here.
The 2020 awards saw 120 product entries for the 10 categories from numerous UK and international brands. All the entries were displayed to at the Outdoor Trade Show in July 2019 to over 990 trade visitors.
During the show the products were shortlisted to 29 finalists by an expert panel of judges that included retailers, journalists and gear testers; Robert Brigham (Managing Director, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports & Chairman, OIA), Adrian Plumb (Senior Buyer, Tiso), as well as Chris Townsend (Gear Tester, TGO), Iain Duff (Editor, Camping), Alan James (Director, UKClimbing & UKHillwalking) and Graham Thompson (Gear Tester, Trail).
The public voting was first opened online via the OIA website at the start of the year and then saw all 29 finalist’s products being displayed at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show (CCMS) 2020. This combined activity brought in 1,185 consumer votes and exposed the brands, their products and the awards to over 91,000 visitors at CCMS in February.
We would like to thank all entrants, finalists and winners for taking part in this year’s awards and we would also like to thank all the judges and the public for your votes.
The Winners are
Klean Kanteen – TKPro
Craghoppers – 40L Hybrid
Primus – Fire Stick
Edelrid – Swift Protect Pro Dry 8,9MM
Mountain Hardwear – Ghost Shadow Jacket
OS Map (Mobile App)
On – Cloudrock Waterproof
Rab – Mythic Ultra
Vango – Project Hydrogen Air
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Rab – Mythic Ultra