AWARDS


Design & Innovation Award

 

THE AWARD

Relying on the brand’s innovative ‘No Dancing Monkey’ carrying system, the USWE Airborne stays firmly on the rider’s back no matter how burly the trails are. With a ton of fine-tuning options for fit, the Airborne is capable of conforming to the whole spectrum of physiques. The Airborne’s design is well thought-out, seeing it fit tightly to the body yet still giving the rider the freedom of movement necessary to get loose. When temperatures and techy feats of riding are on the rise, the Airborne regulates the rider’s back temperature superbly, keeping a decent airflow on climbs and descents. Alongside a watertight pocket for essentials, like your smartphone, there’s also the option to attach a rear light and a mounting system for a full face or open-face helmet. As a serious trail riding backpack, the USWE Airborne delivers the whole package – and damn well!

 

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.

 

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Scandinavian Outdoor Award

 

THE AWARD

Wearing is believing – you have to wear the Vertical 4L Backpack from the Swedish brand USWE to feel the difference compared to other trail running packs. The innovative harness manages the balance between a perfectly stable ride with a non-restrictive fit which makes the pack very, very comfortable. It is also easy to put on and to adjust. The water bladder also functions well. "This product has the wow-factor" states one jury member.

Vertical 4L is a running pack that stands out from its competitors by its patented No Dancing Monkey harness technology that makes the pack 100 % bounce free in action. The stretch in the straps delivers optimized freedom of movement, it supports your breathing capacity and allows you to snag the pack tight without cramping your style. The straps offers individual fit for men and women.

 

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Scandinavian Outdoor Award (SOA) has become an important Award during the last years. The jury contains of the most prestigious outdoor journalists in Europe and due to the fact that the products get tested in practice and outdoor environment, the Award has gained high respect and recognition in both industry and outdoor retail.

The competition for the Scandinavian Outdoor Award™ is being held since 2005 to support product and design innovations from Scandinavia and to promote new member products. The international jury will award the best product based on functionality, quality, innovation, design and sustainability. Up to 30 products from Scandinavian Outdoor Group brands will be nominated winter and summer season to compete for the Scandinavian Outdoor Award™.

 

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