Tuesday, 3 July 2007

NEWS: 2007's best gear? You'll be the first to know

Europe's biggest outdoor gear awards are being judged on Thursday (5 July) and the entire industry's on tenterhooks. But YOU'LL be the first to know the winners. How do we know? Because Trail Technical Editor Graham Thomspon is on the judging panel - the only British journalist to be afforded such an honour.
The OutDoor Instury Awards, run by the International Design Forum, are the most presitigious and influential in the business, and a gold medal can bring overnight success to winners. They're designed to reward genuine innovations in design and quality and identify budding trends: only brand new products displaying tangible advances are eligible.
Last year's winners included the new Paramo 3rd Element jacket, Terra Nova Laser Lite Competition (below), Teva Karnali Wraptor sandals and Arc'Teryx Naos 70 Trekking Pack (left). You can see full lists of previous years' winners by clicking here. Stay tuned to the Trail Gear Blog to find out what's top of the pile in 2007...

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