WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT summer 2021

#she is outdoors - the first ever special Womens Outdoor gear award is accomplished and decisions are made!
Award Ceremony

#she is outdoors - the first ever special Womens Outdoor gear award is accomplished and decisions are made!  37 products from 28 brands, 5 categories, 45 hours of jury meetings in three months. The winners have been chosen! Dividing the products into apparel, footwear, outdoor professional and hardware our expert jury set together from one retailer, one trail running and a climbing pro, three industry and sustainability experts and a retail specialist have made their votes. The paneuropean jury of 10 experts and outdoor enthusiasts has thoroughly evaluated products that deserve nothing less than a perfect rating in terms of claim and performance.


© KontraPixel | Miriam Mayer

OVERALL WINNER | Devold of Norway - Tuvegga Sport Air Woman

From the first touch, this base layer set felt special. All the women on the jury, covering a wide range of body types, said the same thing: this base layer was perfect to put on and fit comfortably in all the right places. That‘s impressive. The hood provides good visibility and warmth where needed, and it looks good when pushed back. The waffle construction allows for year-round use, meaning a lightweight, windproof cover is all that‘s needed in summer, but keeps you impressively warm on cold winter days. Finally, sustainable manufacturing means your heart is as warm as your arms, legs and head! A very worthy winner of the overall award.

© KontraPixel | Miriam Mayer

SUSTAINABILITY WINNER | Exped | Ultra R3 Mat

The Ultra R3 Mat’s performance and sustainability credentials are data-driven and unique in our sector. The fully recycled main ingredient material, a 20 D ripstop. The recycled schnozzel pumpbag. No plastic packaging. Not one bit of single-use plastic. Using less energy and water in manufacture. Added to which Exped invest in C02 compensation for the whole product supply chain to retailer. In addition, the product range – three styles, four lengths – offers excellent adaptability to all body types. Overall the Ultra R3 Mat is a unique, outstanding product in the equipment market, and represents the beginning of a new era for this market segment overall.

Jurymeeting in Interlaken

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GOLD WINNER APPAREL | Pyua | W-Evershell Parka

In this W-Evershell Parka, the jury see product that is already future-fit. The jacket is fully recyclable, making exclusive use of polyester components in the 3-layer material. The undyed outer material, recycled and recyclable Sympatex membrane and a full CO2-compensation from production to retailfurther convinced the Jury of this jacket’s sustainability credentials, leading the way towards the anticipated circular economy in the textile cycle. Technically and functionally impressive it also has beautiful feminine lines making it as gorgeous in the city as it is practical on the mountains.

A Gold Winner to watch.

© KontraPixel | Miriam Mayer

GOLD WINNER OUTDOOR PROFESSIONALS AND EXPEDITION | Norrøna | Tamok GORE-TEX Pro bib 

The women‘s Norrøna Tamok GORE-TEX Pro Bib freeride pants are inspired by classic workwear overalls and combine great functionality, wide range of movement and optimal protection in the mountains with just looking sassy. Waterproof and windproof even in the most severe conditions, these technical dungarees don’t compromise on breathability. A stretch back panel ensures excellent fit and ease of movement, and zipped side fastenings make them simple to put on. Made from tough, recycled, 200D material, the Norrøna Tamok GORE-TEX Pro bib freeride pants offer excellent protection, durability and style for all kinds of mountain adventures even in the harshest conditions.

© KontraPixel | Jana Erb

GOLD WINNER CAMPING | Wechsel | Bella

This tent is target-made for the female adventurer and her kit. It’s design history is impressive having been co-created by both Wechsel and the German based “Club der AbenteurerINNEN” (a club for female adventurers), with a focus on weight, packing dimensions, flexible space arrangement and a quick setup. First and foremost, the result is a great tent. At 1.4Kg it’s a light 1.5 person tent. The carry bag can vary in length to fit your backpack. It goes up in under a minute. It has plenty of pockets. The crowd constructed tent Bella was designed to make exploring the outdoors more enjoyable for adventurous women.  The Jury unanimously agreed the result is a true success.

 

© KontraPixel | Sandra Steh

GOLD WINNER FOOTWEAR | The North Face | Vectiv™ Infinite

Comfortable and robust: the Vectiv™ Infinite trail running shoe combines these features perfectly. The special rocker geometry of the midsole facilitates rolling, giving a balanced, protected ride. The jury was most impressed by the innovative upper material, which is partly made of very tear-resistant Kevlar as well as the embedded  foam panels for extra comfort. Professional athletes Hilary Allen and Fernanda Maciel were involved in the development of the shoe, with their experience “running” through this shoe. Due to its strong cushioning and moderate weight (614g per pair), the Vectiv™ Infinite is great on a variety of surfaces, helping women run further and wilder.

© KontraPixel | Jana Erb


GOLD WINNER  HARDWARE | Salomon | Sense Pro 10 W Set

Presented as a running pack designed specifically for the women‘s figure, the Salomon Sense Pro 10W does not disappoint. The placement of the water bottle pockets, back length and the specially designed soft flasks that come with the pack, all reveal the thoughtful design process behind the Salomon Sense sPro 10W set. The durable stretchy mesh allows runners to carry an impressive amount in such a small pack, with little to no bounce or movement. The perfect companion for a good day out on the trails.

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#she is outdoors - the first ever special Womens Outdoor gear award is accomplished and decisions are made!  37 products from 28 brands, 5 categories, 45 hours of jury meetings in three months. The winners have been chosen! Dividing the products into apparel, footwear, outdoor professional and hardware our expert jury set together from one retailer, one trail running and a climbing pro, three industry and sustainability experts and a retail specialist have made their votes. The paneuropean jury of 10 experts and outdoor enthusiasts has thoroughly evaluated products that deserve nothing less than a perfect rating in terms of claim and performance.


© KontraPixel | Miriam Mayer

OVERALL WINNER | Devold of Norway - Tuvegga Sport Air Woman

From the first touch, this base layer set felt special. All the women on the jury, covering a wide range of body types, said the same thing: this base layer was perfect to put on and fit comfortably in all the right places. That‘s impressive. The hood provides good visibility and warmth where needed, and it looks good when pushed back. The waffle construction allows for year-round use, meaning a lightweight, windproof cover is all that‘s needed in summer, but keeps you impressively warm on cold winter days. Finally, sustainable manufacturing means your heart is as warm as your arms, legs and head! A very worthy winner of the overall award.

© KontraPixel | Miriam Mayer

SUSTAINABILITY WINNER | Exped | Ultra R3 Mat

The Ultra R3 Mat’s performance and sustainability credentials are data-driven and unique in our sector. The fully recycled main ingredient material, a 20 D ripstop. The recycled schnozzel pumpbag. No plastic packaging. Not one bit of single-use plastic. Using less energy and water in manufacture. Added to which Exped invest in C02 compensation for the whole product supply chain to retailer. In addition, the product range – three styles, four lengths – offers excellent adaptability to all body types. Overall the Ultra R3 Mat is a unique, outstanding product in the equipment market, and represents the beginning of a new era for this market segment overall.

Jurymeeting in Interlaken

© KontraPixel | Sandra Steh

GOLD WINNER APPAREL | Pyua | W-Evershell Parka

In this W-Evershell Parka, the jury see product that is already future-fit. The jacket is fully recyclable, making exclusive use of polyester components in the 3-layer material. The undyed outer material, recycled and recyclable Sympatex membrane and a full CO2-compensation from production to retailfurther convinced the Jury of this jacket’s sustainability credentials, leading the way towards the anticipated circular economy in the textile cycle. Technically and functionally impressive it also has beautiful feminine lines making it as gorgeous in the city as it is practical on the mountains.

A Gold Winner to watch.

© KontraPixel | Miriam Mayer

GOLD WINNER OUTDOOR PROFESSIONALS AND EXPEDITION | Norrøna | Tamok GORE-TEX Pro bib 

The women‘s Norrøna Tamok GORE-TEX Pro Bib freeride pants are inspired by classic workwear overalls and combine great functionality, wide range of movement and optimal protection in the mountains with just looking sassy. Waterproof and windproof even in the most severe conditions, these technical dungarees don’t compromise on breathability. A stretch back panel ensures excellent fit and ease of movement, and zipped side fastenings make them simple to put on. Made from tough, recycled, 200D material, the Norrøna Tamok GORE-TEX Pro bib freeride pants offer excellent protection, durability and style for all kinds of mountain adventures even in the harshest conditions.

© KontraPixel | Jana Erb

GOLD WINNER CAMPING | Wechsel | Bella

This tent is target-made for the female adventurer and her kit. It’s design history is impressive having been co-created by both Wechsel and the German based “Club der AbenteurerINNEN” (a club for female adventurers), with a focus on weight, packing dimensions, flexible space arrangement and a quick setup. First and foremost, the result is a great tent. At 1.4Kg it’s a light 1.5 person tent. The carry bag can vary in length to fit your backpack. It goes up in under a minute. It has plenty of pockets. The crowd constructed tent Bella was designed to make exploring the outdoors more enjoyable for adventurous women.  The Jury unanimously agreed the result is a true success.

 

© KontraPixel | Sandra Steh

GOLD WINNER FOOTWEAR | The North Face | Vectiv™ Infinite

Comfortable and robust: the Vectiv™ Infinite trail running shoe combines these features perfectly. The special rocker geometry of the midsole facilitates rolling, giving a balanced, protected ride. The jury was most impressed by the innovative upper material, which is partly made of very tear-resistant Kevlar as well as the embedded  foam panels for extra comfort. Professional athletes Hilary Allen and Fernanda Maciel were involved in the development of the shoe, with their experience “running” through this shoe. Due to its strong cushioning and moderate weight (614g per pair), the Vectiv™ Infinite is great on a variety of surfaces, helping women run further and wilder.

© KontraPixel | Jana Erb


GOLD WINNER  HARDWARE | Salomon | Sense Pro 10 W Set

Presented as a running pack designed specifically for the women‘s figure, the Salomon Sense Pro 10W does not disappoint. The placement of the water bottle pockets, back length and the specially designed soft flasks that come with the pack, all reveal the thoughtful design process behind the Salomon Sense sPro 10W set. The durable stretchy mesh allows runners to carry an impressive amount in such a small pack, with little to no bounce or movement. The perfect companion for a good day out on the trails.

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