Wechsel | Bella
©KontraPixel | Jana Erb

BELLA

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Category:
CAMPING
GOLD WINNER CAMPING

JURYSTATEMENT:

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.


 

We asked the Brands a few questions about their product and their company. This is what they told us:

THE EASE OF BEING OUTSIDE. After three years of joint development with ”Club der AbenteurerInnen,“ the Berlinbased brand WECHSEL presents a tent for women – developed by women. The outdoor brand WECHSEL, which specializes in tents, surprised everyone in 2008 with a dome tent designed by the outdoor community. Four entrances and plenty of space for two tall people with a multitude of well thought-out details were made for the outdoor-loving (male) target group. The success was not miraculous, but rather the result of the so-called crowd construction, a user-oriented development process. ”Forum 42“ was developed together with travelers and outdoor athletes and has been a bestseller ever since. ”We do not develop products, which do not fit the needs of our customers,“ says Jörg Schulze, founder and brand manager of WECHSEL for over 25 years. ”From the beginning, our mission has been to create tents for real outdoor enthusiasts. So it makes sense to involve the target group in product development. Through this approach we came up with the idea for Bella.“ The target group agrees: In fact, women who hike have different priorities than men – and that doesnʼt mean the color scheme or other bells and whistles,“ says Jessica Zumpfe, outdoor photographer, who tested Bella. These priorities have flowed into the development of Bella with almost scientific accuracy from the first interviews through the pilot and test phase to the finished product. For six months, the participating adventurers tested the prototype created in the crowd-constructing process with the mission of creating.
PRODUCT WEIGHT:
1400 g
RECOMMENDED
RETAIL PRICE:
499,90
AVAILABLE IN STORES:
June 2021
What makes your product a perfectly developed PIECE OF GEAR FOR WOMEN?

The integration of the female perspective, their wishes and requirements makes the tent a perfectly developed piece of gear for women.

Wechsel | Bella
Wechsel | Bella
Wechsel | Bella

"What MATERIALS is your product made off? "

Flysheet: Ripstop Nylon 15D, silicone coated outside / PU coated inside Inner tent: Ripstop Nylon 15D, water resistent, breathable Floor: Ripstop Nylon 40D, silicone coated outside / PU coated inside Mosquitonet: Nylon Noseeum 40D Tent poles: DAC Aluminium 7001 T6, bolt tip Tent pegs: Aluminium

"Tell us more about your COMPANY / PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY... "

Skanfriends GmbH is a member of the BSCI. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct is based on important international labor standards for the protection of workers' rights, such as the conventions and declarations of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational companies of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD ). In addition, we have an representative employee on location, who make several annual visits to the site that the working conditions are in accordance with the relevant local collective bargaining agreements. Equipment can always get damaged. In such cases, the WECHSEL repair service in Berlin offers repair and advice to extend the product lifetime. Green anodized DAC aluminum poles.

PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY: High-quality long lasting materials.

"We know there are FUN FACTS and / or a BACKSTORY! Please share!"

In April 2016, on an equipment test tour in Hardangervidda, our Brand Manager Jörg talked to Geertje about an upcoming project. He had the idea to develop a tent with the female outdoor community. To this point he did not know that Geertje would be an jury member in #she is outdoors – Women's gear award.

Wechsel | Bella
©KontraPixel | Jana Erb

BELLA

Wechsel Logo
Category:
CAMPING
GOLD WINNER CAMPING

JURYSTATEMENT:

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.


 

We asked the Brands a few questions about their product and their company. This is what they told us:

THE EASE OF BEING OUTSIDE. After three years of joint development with ”Club der AbenteurerInnen,“ the Berlinbased brand WECHSEL presents a tent for women – developed by women. The outdoor brand WECHSEL, which specializes in tents, surprised everyone in 2008 with a dome tent designed by the outdoor community. Four entrances and plenty of space for two tall people with a multitude of well thought-out details were made for the outdoor-loving (male) target group. The success was not miraculous, but rather the result of the so-called crowd construction, a user-oriented development process. ”Forum 42“ was developed together with travelers and outdoor athletes and has been a bestseller ever since. ”We do not develop products, which do not fit the needs of our customers,“ says Jörg Schulze, founder and brand manager of WECHSEL for over 25 years. ”From the beginning, our mission has been to create tents for real outdoor enthusiasts. So it makes sense to involve the target group in product development. Through this approach we came up with the idea for Bella.“ The target group agrees: In fact, women who hike have different priorities than men – and that doesnʼt mean the color scheme or other bells and whistles,“ says Jessica Zumpfe, outdoor photographer, who tested Bella. These priorities have flowed into the development of Bella with almost scientific accuracy from the first interviews through the pilot and test phase to the finished product. For six months, the participating adventurers tested the prototype created in the crowd-constructing process with the mission of creating.

PRODUCT WEIGHT:
1400 g
RECOMMENDED
RETAIL PRICE:
499,90
AVAILABLE IN STORES:
June 2021
What makes your product a perfectly developed PIECE OF GEAR FOR WOMEN?

The integration of the female perspective, their wishes and requirements makes the tent a perfectly developed piece of gear for women.

"What MATERIALS is your product made off? "

Flysheet: Ripstop Nylon 15D, silicone coated outside / PU coated inside Inner tent: Ripstop Nylon 15D, water resistent, breathable Floor: Ripstop Nylon 40D, silicone coated outside / PU coated inside Mosquitonet: Nylon Noseeum 40D Tent poles: DAC Aluminium 7001 T6, bolt tip Tent pegs: Aluminium

"Tell us more about your COMPANY / PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY... "

Skanfriends GmbH is a member of the BSCI. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct is based on important international labor standards for the protection of workers' rights, such as the conventions and declarations of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational companies of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD ). In addition, we have an representative employee on location, who make several annual visits to the site that the working conditions are in accordance with the relevant local collective bargaining agreements. Equipment can always get damaged. In such cases, the WECHSEL repair service in Berlin offers repair and advice to extend the product lifetime. Green anodized DAC aluminum poles.

PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY: High-quality long lasting materials.

"We know there are FUN FACTS and / or a BACKSTORY! Please share!"

In April 2016, on an equipment test tour in Hardangervidda, our Brand Manager Jörg talked to Geertje about an upcoming project. He had the idea to develop a tent with the female outdoor community. To this point he did not know that Geertje would be an jury member in #she is outdoors – Women's gear award.

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