At the SIGB AGM & Industry Open Forum on Wednesday 10th January, the winners of the Slide & OTS Winter 2024 Show Awards, which recognise and reward exhibiting brands for technical innovation and excellence, were announced in front of exhibitors, SIGB members and the media.
The Slide & OTS Winter awards are spread across seven different categories: Accessories, Outdoor Clothing, Outdoor Hardware, Snowsports Clothing, and Snowsport Hardware. There is also a ‘Fresh Brand’ category, open only to first-time exhibitors and/or brands at the show, and an ‘Eco Award’ for brands that show particular environmentally friendly credentials, which is judged by Protect Our Winters UK (POW UK).
The Slide & OTS Winter award entries were on display at the show and were independently voted by retailers and the media. The winners in each of the categories are:
Accessories (joint winners)
Boot Bib No More Boots
Protect your liner, get into your boots with ease. The Boot Bib is a simple cost-effective solution to a problem many skiers face. Made with recycled PP (10-30%) & fully recyclable after use. Something so simple to make life so much easier from WC racers to holiday skiers!
Here is a real multi-tasking all-conditions hero. The SUPERFLOW PRO system keeps performance fog-free and is easy to open and close with a simple flick of your glove-covered finger. Fitted with the only lense in the world that instantly adapts to all weather conditions, from UV category 0 to 4.
Patagonia 100L Wheeled Black Hole Duffle
An industry first recycled TPU which saves ~36kg of waste per 1km of material. Replacement axles integrated into bag lining with QR code to DIY repair. Redesign enables Patagonia repair centres to fix body of bag within 30 minutes. Collapses to half-height – halves shipping and storage footprint against older models.
Collaboration with Chemmy Alcott. The world’s first high performance ski base layer. Focus on protection, support, confidence and fatigue reduction. Targets the pelvis, spine, hips ITB and knees. Thermo regulation and anti-bac treatments. Recycled base fabric. ‘Support and confidence from the first turn of the day to the last’.
Rab Cirrus Ultra Hoody
The new Cirrus Ultra Hoody takes synthetic insulation to the next level. Utilising Primaloft Thermoplume+, the 100% recycled material mimics down’s lifting properties, while expertly dealing with damp and cold conditions. Coupled with Rab’s heat-reflective Thermo Ionic Liner Technology (TILT) it makes the Cirrus Ultra Hoody ultra-packable warm and lightweight.
Outdoor Hardware (joint winners)
Osprey Downburst 36
Excelling in rain or shine, Osprey’s innovative Downburst packs are the most convenient, comfortable and fully featured waterproof packs ever made. With modern hiking pack features like an adjustable ventilated harness and pocketed padded hipbelt, 100% recycled bluesign® fabrics and IPX5 waterproofing. Downburst is available in Men’s and Women’s fit.
Versatility at its finest! Modular crampons designed for ice-climbing, technical mountaineering, and mixed climbing. The new LYNX continue to offer modular front points (long or short mono-point, dual-point, or asymmetrical dual-point) but are now fully integrated into AlpenAdapt, switch bindings, toe sections or heel sections to suit boots or conditions.
Rab Khroma Converge Jacket
The new Khroma Converge jacket provides comfort and protection wherever you’re making tracks. With a 3-layer GORE-TEX ePE fluorocarbon-free membrane and warm backer technology you get the perfect balance of protection and breathability. Combined with ample pocket space and pit zips the Khroma Converge is Rab’s most versatile jacket.
Mammut Haute Route Helmet
Triple-certified ski helmet. The Haute Route helmet meets the standards for skiing, mountaineering/climbing and cycling, making it ideal for today’s multi-sport adventurer. Lightweight at 375g. Highly ventilated with internal air channels and large vents. Partial hardshell for more durability. Recycled EPS foam. ISMF racing approved. ISPO Award winner 2023.