UK Outdoor Industry Awards

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UK Outdoor Industry Awards

For obvious reasons, the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021 process took place online this year with outdoor enthusiasts voting for their favourite product in each category and then being judged by a panel of outdoor industry experts. Criteria including innovation, functionality, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, safety and commercial viability were used by the judges to decide on the outright winners.

As each element can be worn individually, Keela’s Puddlebug Suit is a 3-in-1 piece is suitable for multiple seasons.

The judging panel comprised experts from the outdoor industry and included key journalists and retailers. Will Renwick (Editor, Outdoorsmagic) Sian Lewis (Freelance writer and magazine editor, The Girl Outdoors) Andy Green (Commercial Director, SportPursuit), Matt Jones (outdoor writer and editor) John Thynne (Deputy Editor, Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine) Jon Doran (Gear Editor, Trek & Mountain)

Winners across the nine categories:

Accessories – Petzl IKO CORE

Backpacks/Travel Luggage – Osprey Talon Pro 30

Camping Equipment – Vango Radiate DLX Chair

Climbing – Petzl Switch System

Clothing – Helly Hansen Odin 9 Worlds Infinity Shell Jacket

Family – Keela Puddlebug Suit

Footwear – Craghoppers Locke Packaway Shoe

Sleeping – Sierra Designs Night Cap

Tents – Robens Chinook Ursa S

From these, the panel selected the overall ‘Product of the Year’, announced at the show as the Sierra Designs Night Cap sleeping bag.

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