2023 Award Winners

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED AND SUPPORTED THE AWARDS THIS YEAR

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2023, which were presented on Wednesday 20th March at the OIA Conference in Tamworth.

This year, the award product range was split across ten categories: Accessories, Backpacks/Luggage, Camping Equipment, Climbing Equipment, Clothing, Footwear, Sleeping, Sustainability (a new category for 2023), Tech Accessories, and Tents, with a ‘Product of the Year’ being awarded to the overall outstanding product.

The awards process started at the 2023 Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) held in Liverpool in June, where a judging panel, made up of experts from the outdoor industry as well as key journalists and retailers, selected the finalists in each category.

The judging panel comprised: Jacob Little, Outdoor Travel & Adventure Writer; Chris Starkie, Buyer, JD Outdoors; Chris Townsend, Gear Editor / Freelancer, TGO; Ben Weeks, Gear Editor, Trail; David Simmonite, Editor, Climber; Iain Duff, Editor, Camping; Sue Taylor, Digital Editor, The Camping & Caravanning Club; and Tina Collins, Editor, tentlife.co.uk.

The judges selected the finalists based on a range of criteria, including innovation, functionality, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, safety and commercial viability. Those finalists were then put forward to a consumer vote online between November 2023 and February 2024, with more than 1500 consumers casting their votes.

The Winners are

ACCESSORIES

Silva Free 1200 XS

BACKPACKS/LUGGAGE

Berghaus 3D Freeflow Backpack

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

Hydrapak Flux + Filter

CLIMBING PRODUCT

Edelrid Zodiac 3R

CLOTHING

Montane Fireball Nano Hoodie

FOOTWEAR

Superfeet Active Cushion Family

SLEEPING

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite NXT

TECH ACCESSORIES

Suunto Vertical

TENT & AWNINGS

TentBox Lite XL

SUSTAINABILITY

Silva Terra Expedition S Compass

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

SILVA FREE 1200 XS