UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The OIA is pleased to announce the winners of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2022, which were presented  at the OIA Conference in Sheffield.

This year, the categories included a new addition ‘Diversity and Inclusion’. Other categories include accessories, backpacks, camping equipment, climbing, clothing, tech accessories, footwear, sleeping and tents/awnings.
The awards process took place initially at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) held in Liverpool in June when the judging panel selected the finalists in each category, these were then put forward to the consumer vote online during July & August.

The judging panel comprises experts from the outdoor industry and includes key journalists and retailers. Judges included Nick Hallissey, Deputy Editor, Country Walking, Alex Roddie Editor, Sidetracked and contributing editor, TGO, Tina Collins, Editor, TentLife, Iain Duff, Editor, Camping, Ben Weeks, Senior Writer, Trail, Harriet Cavill, Buyer/Merchandiser, Ellis Brigham and Gary Fine, Category Manager, SportPursuit.
Criteria including innovation, functionality, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, safety and commercial viability were used by the judges to decide on the finalists.

Over 2000 consumers voted online during the Summer.

The winners across the ten categories are as follows:

  • Accessories - LifeStraw - Peak Series Collapsible Squeeze Bottle Water Filter System
  • Backpacks/Travel Luggage - Osprey - UNLTD™
  • Camping Equipment – Exped - Ultra 3R
  • Climbing – Ocun - Bio-Based Dyneema Quick Draws
  • Clothing - Rab - Mythic Ultra
  • Diversity & Inclusion – Ordnance Survey - OS Maps
  • Footwear - La Sportiva -Aequilibrium ST GTX
  • Sleeping – Therm-a-Rest -Parsec -6c/20F sleeping bag
  • Tech Accessories – Zoleo – Location share device
  • Tent/Awnings - Vango - Apex Compact 200 Tent

From these ten winning products, the panel of expert judges selected the overall ‘Product of the Year’, which is the Rab - Mythic Ultra.

"The Rab Mythic Ultra, it’s a clear leader in terms of technical specification and performance, and is incredibly warm for the weight thanks to TILT heat-retaining tech." said Alex Roddi

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