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Outdoor Retailer Announces Finalists for Annual Innovation Awards

Finalist products and services will be on display during Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, and winners will be announced live at the awards ceremony on January 11

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – (December 15, 2022) – Outdoor Retailer unveiled the finalists today for the fifth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards. An independent panel of expert judges evaluated all 132 entries to determine the 30 finalists, which include innovative new outdoor and winter sport products, fabrics and materials, digital and retail services. All finalists will be on display in the Innovation Gallery during Outdoor Retailer Snow Show from January 10-12, 2023 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, and the winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 11, in the new Hyatt Regency Salt Lake.

“Congratulations to the finalists of the fifth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards! It’s exciting to see how your innovations can improve the outdoor experience for more people,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. “Through testing, experimenting, and bringing concepts to life, the companies and the people behind these cutting-edge new products and services are finding solutions and inspiring others to get outside. It’s this innovation that’s moving our industry forward and you’ll discover it first-hand throughout the aisles of Outdoor Retailer. We’re looking forward to celebrating all of the finalists and seeing the winners unveiled on Night 2 of Snow Show.”

The judging panel rated all entries based on four criteria to determine the finalists: Spark: concept, design, appeal; Desire: opportunity, differentiation; Function: innovation, functionality, insight; and Impact: cultural, environmental, business. The panel will now reset their scoring to evaluate the finalists and determine this year’s winners.

The finalists for the fifth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards are:


ALLIED Feather + Down — ExpeDRY Ultra Dry Down

BLUEVIEW Footwear — BLUEVIEW Pacific

Born Outdoor — Badger Bed

Burlington — Natural No Fly Zone

Cardo Systems — Packtalk Outdoor

Db — Snow Pro Vest 8L

Fischer Sports — Fischer TWO

G3 — R3 – Ride. Repeat. Recycle.

Garmin International, Inc. — Edge 1040 Solar

Geartrade — Geartrade Consignment Service

GOES (Global Outdoor Emergency Support) — GOES.health App

Jack Wolfskin — Tapeless Jacket

LAND Energy — Connected CORE Battery Power Platform

Loose Cannon Systems Inc — Milo – The Action Communicator

MADE Apparel — Custom Made-to-Measure Hard Shell Jacket

Nix Biosensors — Nix Hydration Biosensor

On — Cloudneo

Opolis. — StokedSnow Goggles made with Opolis’ patent-pending blend StokedPlastic®

OrthoLite — OrthoLite Cirql


PlsReturnMe.com — Open source lost item/person return and authentication IDs

RightOnTrek, Inc. — Backcountry Meals

Safeback — Safeback SBX


SheFly Apparel — Go Free Legging

Split Skis Ltd — Split Skis Freetour

Steeped Coffee — Peak State Guatemala Medium Roast Coffee (Steeped)

Stoko — K1 Summit

WNDR Alpine — Intention 108

WoolAid Limited — WoolAid Adhesive Bandages

Returning as host for the awards ceremony is Harvard-trained designer, photographer, and climber L. Renee Blount. Working simultaneously in innovation, brand consulting, and storytelling, Blount is helping make the outdoors more accessible through joy. She will announce the winners in a live ceremony in the new Hyatt Regency Salt Lake adjacent to the Salt Palace on the second night of Snow Show, Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Doors open at 6 p.m. MT.

Attendees at Snow Show can learn more about each finalist up close and in person at the Innovation Gallery. Finalists will be on display in the gallery on the show floor throughout the show from January 10-12, 2023.

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