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Slide 2018 Award Winners Announced

At Wednesday night’s SIGB AGM, the winners of the Slide Awards 2018 were announced, with the Salomon S/Lab Shift Hybrid Binding taking top honours in the Hardware section, Patagonia winning the Software category with their Micro Puff Hoody Jacket and the Bollé Nevada Goggle – Phantom + Technology, winning the Accessories category.

The winner of the new Fresh Brand category is Nikwax’s BaseFresh®   – a deodorising conditioner for technical underwear.

Slide Award Winners – 2018

Hardware Category

Brand: Salomon

Model: S/Lab Shift Hybrid Binding

The result of nearly a decade of in-depth r&d, the S/ Lab Shift MNC binding is the truly compromise-free solution to skiers looking to push the boundaries of the mountain and their skiing and is the only hybrid binding compatible with all norm boots on the market.

Contact for more information: pete.waghorn@amersports.com

Jason Summerfield, Salomon

Jason Summerfield, Salomon

Software Category

Brand: Patagonia

Model: Micro Puff Hoody

The Micro Puff delivers ultra lightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation – a revolutionary featherlight down alternative.  It offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any jacket we have ever created and the unprecedented combination of warmth, minimal weight and compressability (even when wet) offers the versatility of synthetic without compromising the benefits and feel of down.

Contact for more information: inge@canoeinc.com

Steve Fisher, Patagonia

Steve Fisher, Patagonia

Accessories Category

Brand: Bollé

Model: Nevada Goggle – Phantom + technology

Bollé’s new light adaptive lens technology redefines vision on Snow. The photochromic, semi polarised lens reveals the invisible, giving outstanding optical clarity in all conditions. Developed in partnership with Essilor,

Bollé is the ONLY goggle manufacturer offering a combination of these technologies using the highly superior and revolutionary NXT lens.

Contact for more information: dwarren@bushnell-europe.com

Julia Bester, Bolle

Julia Bester, Bolle

Fresh brand Category

Brand: Nikwax

Model: BaseFresh®

A deodorising conditioner for all technical underwear and wicking clothing worn next to the skin. BaseFresh® revitalises the wicking properties of base layers, improves moisture management and thermal regulation. It also reduces and removes body odours, and inhibits the new build-up of odours.

BaseFresh® accelerates drying, softens, refreshes and deodorises.

Contact for further information: tom.willox@nikwax.co.uk

Mike Vassar, Nikwax

Mike Vassar, Nikwax

 

Slide Awards 18

The Slide tradeshow, which is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), is currently taking place (23-25 Jan) at the International Centre in Telford showcasing next season’s snowsport products.

Exhibiting brands are eligible to enter their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products for the following season. There are 3 categories in the main Awards: hardware, software and accessories.

New, for 2018, however, is a separate section of the Awards, focusing attention on new brands and first time exhibitors at Slide, the Fresh Brand Award.

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The finalists are on display throughout the show.

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Slide Awards 2018

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The Slide Awards recognise the hot products for the following season and are voted for by SIGB retail members, press and industry opinion leaders. Exhibiting brands are eligible to enter their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products.  There are 3 categories in the main Awards: hardware, software and accessories. New, for 2018, however, is a separate section of the Awards, focussing attention on new brands and first time exhibitors at Slide, the Fresh Brand Award.

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The finalists will be on display throughout the duration of the show, with specialist snowsport retailers and industry experts voting on the outcome.


Slide Award Winners 2017

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Exhibitors took the opportunity to enter up to two products to earn the title of ‘best in show’ in three different categories: hardware, software and accessories. Honours went to the following:

Hardware:

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Brand: Atomic

Model: Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 Boot

Description: This exciting new boot combines the legendary feel, skiing power and all-mountain capability of Hawx with the epic natural movement of Backland. The best of alpine and touring together for the first time! It’s the boot all-mountain and back country skiers have been waiting for.

 Software:

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Brand: Burnt Custard

Model: High Contrast

Description:  100% British Made, Fresh Designs, Ultimate Performance

We’ve developed the finest quality base layers to help you achieve perfection. As well as exciting loud colour schemes our High Contrast base layer takes technicality to the next level:-

  • Lightweight
  • Multi Sport Properties
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Compression
  • Breathable
  • UVA/UVB Protection

Accessories:

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Brand: Julbo

Model: Starwind

Description:

Developed for women, or those with smaller faces, the Starwind features three unique Julbo technologies: Minimalist Frame, giving XXL field vision, more lens and less frame. The ingenious Super Flow System lets you pull the lens forward, allowing air to flow in; when you descend, simply snap the lens back in place. Plus the Starwind uses a Zebra Light photochromic lens in flawless NXT lens material.

 

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Slide Awards 2016

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Slide Awards 2016 – The Winners

Slide 2016, which is showcasing next winter’s snowsports products for the first time, is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) and plays a key role in the retailer’s buying process as well as giving the snowsports trade first views of products from more than 220 brands.

Hardware: 

Brand: Lange

Product: XT 130 Freetour ski boot

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The Lange XT 130 Freetour ski boot was recognised as the stand out product in the Hardware category. The boot is lighter than an alpine boot, but despite having the same performance as a downhill boot, it has a range of ‘Freetour’ features including an ultra grip sole and pin binding inserts.

Scott Dobson from Lange said: “From Lange’s point of view this is a great accolade. We are happy that the judges have acknowledged the effort we have put in to develop ski boots over the last seven years. Lange is a premium boot brand and we feel that in the XT 130 Freetour we have a premium product that occupies the space between freeride and touring, a growing area of the market”.

For more information contact: scott.dobson@virgin.net

 

Software: 

Brand: Head

Product: Quantum Jacket

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In the Software category, the Head Quantum Jacket was recognised for its innovative breathable outerwear. The EXO Phase technology sees near seam free construction and an advanced warp knitting technique means that breathability can be tailored to different parts of the body. In the Quantum jacket, open structures are positioned under the arms and centre of the back.

Matt Humphreys from Head said: “As a relative newcomer to the apparel market, it’s great that our technical innovations and products are recognised by the market.”

For more information contact: m.humphreys@uk.head.com

 

Accessories: 

Brand: Dragon Alliance

Product: Dragon X1 Goggle

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The Dragon X1 goggle features ‘Transitions’ lenses, which automatically change tints in response to changing sunlight and weather conditions. This technological innovation meant Dragon Alliance took the win in the accessories category. The ‘game changing goggle’ also combines the patented ‘Frameless Lens Technology’, pushing the versatility of the goggles to the next level.

Craig Smith at Dragon Alliance said: “As a brand with very core roots, it is great to be recognised for the second time this season by the wider wintersports market. The feedback we get from existing and new customers at Slide drives our continued investment in technical innovation such as our partnership with Transitions.”

For more information contact: CSmith@marchon.com

 

 

Slide 2015 Award Winners

The Slide Awards recognise the hot products for the following season and are voted for by SIGB retail members, press and industry opinion leaders.

Atomic’s new super lightweight touring boot, the ‘Backland Boot’ won over voters in the Hardware Category. Weighing in at just 987g, the boot claims to make touring more efficient with a large range of motion provided by a new locking/unlocking mechanism that frees the cuff from the shell and a removable tongue for climbing. The carbon spine gives it the strength to offer powerful skiing.

The ‘Bountiful Jacket’ by Dare 2b took the honours in the Software Category. A luxury style jacket with faux fur and meallic gold rims, the checked Bountiful Jacket uses stretch fabric together with a ribbed collar and cuffs for protection against the elements.

In the Accessories Category, the Scott Alpride Pro 12 airbag beat off competition from 16 other products to claim the title. This light and compact avalanche pack with a stand-alone Airbag System also includes a back protector. As well as being exceptionally lightweight, the pack also features a trail-running inspired shoulder strap system for a tight fit.

Slide Awards 2014

Exhibiting brands are entering their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products in 3 categories: hardware, software and accessories. The finalists will be on display throughout the duration of the show, with specialist snowsport retailers and industry experts voting on the outcome.

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Slide 2014 Award Winners

Slide, the annual wintersport tradeshow took place at Telford International Centre. Over 200 brands were represented, showing the products that will appear in the stores this coming autumn.

As befits an exciting and fast-changing industry, the Slide Awards recognise the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow.

The awards celebrate the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories and were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show.

The winners are as follows:

Accessories Category

Brand: Go Pro
Product: HERO3+ Black Edition

The new HERO3+ Black Edition from GoPro is 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, delivers improved image quality and has powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. Recognised as the world’s most versatile camera, the HERO3+ makes it easy to document and share life’s most interesting experiences.

Further information and photography from Madison:
Email: gopro@madison.co.uk

Slide Awards winner Go Pro HERO+ Black Edition

 

Software Category

Brand: Rojo
Product: Supanova Jacket

Designed in Australia, 10/10 product rating with limited edition individual art.

Further information and photography from:
David Salveson, Rojo Distribution (Europe) Ltd. Email: david@rojo.com.au

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Hardware Category

Brand: Lucky Bums
Product: Lucky Bums Beginner Toddler Skis

Get the next generation hooked on skiing from any early age. At 70 cm long these skis are suitable from just 1 1/2 years. Just see the looks on their faces as they slip around by the chalet. Will they be the next Svindal or Vonn?

Further information and photography from:
Chris Bradshaw, Bradshaw Hargood Ltd. Phone: 01949 714001 Email: info@bradshawhargood.com

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Further information from: info@raremanagement.co.uk

2014 Slide Awards

Exhibiting brands are entering their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products in 3 categories: hardware, software and accessories. The finalists will be on display throughout the duration of the show, with specialist snowsport retailers and industry experts voting on the outcome.

Eat and Drink

There will be a large café right in the heart of the show.

Keep In Touch

Free wifi is available throughout the show.

SIGB AGM & Open Forum, Wednesday evening

The formal business of the AGM will be brief, and will be followed by the presenting of the winners in the Slide Awards as well as the Industry Forum; an opportunity for all, members or non-members to discuss any aspect of the snowsport industry.

Slide 2013 Award Winners

Slide, the annual wintersport tradeshow has been taking place this week at Telford International Centre. Over 200 brands were represented, showing the products that will appear in the stores this coming autumn.

As befits an exciting and fast-changing industry, the Slide Awards recognises the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow.

The awards celebrate the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories and were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show. Interestingly, each of the winners at the 2013 show is aimed particularly at the backcountry market, an area of the sport that is enjoying growth.

After a close contest, the winners are as follows:

Hardware Category

Brand: Atomic

Product: Waymaker Tour 110

The Waymaker Tour 110 is a light-weight backcountry ski boot, with superb downhill performance and full freedom of movement (35 degrees of cuff mobility). Thanks to its carbon spine, pebax construction and all new free/lock system, the Waymaker Tour is perfectly balanced to offer efficient ascending and superb downhill performance.

Further information and photography from:
Tom Jarrett-Kerr, Atomic. Email: thomas.jarrett-kerr@amersports.com

Software Category

Brand: Westbeach

Product: BC Jacket and BC Bib Pant (set)

Two pieces of outerwear specifically designed to handle the demands of the backcountry. Using cocona fabric which contains activated carbon particles from recycled coconut shells, Westbeach has created a very lighweight, hyper-breathable (30k), waterproof (20k) jacket and bib pant that will easily take whatever you throw at it.

Further information and photography from:
John Spikernell, Westbeach. Tel: 0161 834 4400. Email:john@westbeach.com

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Accessories Category:

Brand: Arva

Product: Neo

Power and performance are the key words that define Arva’s latest avalanche transceiver. The Neo device is super-fast and ultra reliable and is the first transceiver on the market to have a bandwidth of 60 metres.

Further Information anf photography from:
Josef Woodward, Rosker Ltd, Tel: 07841 205002
Email: josef.woodward@rosker.co.uk

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Slide 2012 Award Winners

Slide, the annual wintersport tradeshow has been taking place this week at Telford International Centre. Over 230 brands were represented, showing the products that will appear in the stores this coming autumn. As befits an exciting and fast-changing industry, the Slide Awards recognise the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow. The awards celebrate the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories and were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show. After a close contest, the winners are as follows:

Hardware Category

Brand: Salomon

Product: Guardian 16 Binding

Backcountry binding with the precision and on-snow feel of a high-performance freeride binding combined with benefits of a very convenient hiking system. Hike & Ride Switch is easily engaged with ski pole so it is no longer necessary to remove skis when switching between hiking and riding modes.

Further information and photography from:
Millie Paakkola, Salomon. Tel: 01276 404862 Email:millie.paakkola@salomon.com

Salomon Guardian

Software Category

Brand: Odlo

Product: Ninja Shirt

Making it’s debut in the Winter 12/13 collection, this base layer offers something different. Available for Men and Women it comes with an integrated face mask and neck warmer giving warmth and protection for the face/head as well as the body.

Further information and photography from: Ian Latham, Odlo T: 0118 965 7530 E: Ian.Latham@odlo.com

Accessories Category

Brand: Recon Instruments, Distributed by Noble Custom

Product: Mod Live

Recon has developed the world’s first head mounted display for snowsports goggles. State-of-the-art sensor and GPS technology to provide real-time performance data, communications information and navigation direct to eye on-hill via a micro-LCD widescreen. The Micro Optics Display (MOD) is retro-fit into leading goggle brands’ specific Recon-Ready goggles.

Further information and photography from:
Oliver Springgay, Recon Instruments , Tel: 020 7936 9317 E:oliver@reconinstruments.com