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The Slide & OTS Winter Awards 2023 were announced at a special ceremony on the second day of the show, January 11, at The International Centre Telford.
At the SIGB AGM & Open Forum, the winners of the show awards were announced in front of exhibitors, SIGB members and the media.
The awards are spread across six different categories including Snowsport Hardware, Outdoor Hardware, Software, Accessories as well as a ‘Fresh Brand’ category which is open only to new brands or first-time exhibitors at the show and an ‘Eco Award’ for brands that show particular environmentally-friendly credentials. The Eco award was judged by Protect Our Winters UK (POW UK) https://protectourwinters.uk.
The award entries were on display at the show and were independently voted for by retailers and the media. The winners in each of the categories are:
Snowsport Hardware Category
Lange – Shadow 130 MV GW
The industry’s first power assisted ski boot, giving assisted performance and suspension, 2 technologies working together using a suspension blade and dual pivot. No shell distortion, no blocking of the ski boot, consistent flex, greater rebound, assisted power drive and leverage, superior snow contact, more effective vibration dampening, lighter weight, better fit.
Outdoor Hardware Category
Osprey Europe – Soelden 32
The Soelden series offers a lightweight, comfortable carry for the ascent, and dynamic movement for the descent. These packs, now constructed from bluesign approved fabrics, are equipped with well-considered, snow-specific features; including a snow-shedding contoured foam backpanel, ski and snowshoe carry options, backpanel access, and avalanche safety kit pocket. Also available in a female fit – Sopris 30.
Rab – Mythic G
Next level warmth for minimum weight, Mythic G features 1000FP RDS down and a visible heat reflective TILT lining. Designed with ultralight construction at just 277g (Size M), 7D Atmos nylon ripstop fabric with a fluorocarbon-free DWR and body mapped TILT; this jacket pushes performance so you can push yours.
Superfeet – Winter Comfort
Built on the foundation of the EVOLyte carbon fibre infused stabiliser cap; these insoles deliver responsive support that keeps its shape through every turn. They feature medial and lateral support, comfort foam with a thermal top cover and the heel cup cradles your heels to amplify your body’s own cushioning.
Fresh Brand Category
Aphex – STYX
SYTX – stylish and eco-friendly customised ski goggle package includes choice of frame, lens and strap. Designed for longevity, individual parts can be replaced. Like all Aphex goggles 65% of flexible plastic is biobased, 100% of hard plastic is recycled and 100% of strap fabric is made of recycled bottles.
Rossignol – Rossignol Essential
Recyclable ski (77%) constructed using 30% PEFC certified wood, 30% recycled materials and 2% bio sourced. Produced using a simple philosophy and the fewest possible materials. Graphic design process using no solvents or water. Produced using renewable energy.