The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen is behind us - it's time for a short summary

2016-08-05
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen is behind us - it's time for a short summary

OutDoor is a large dose of knowledge from the world of news and outdoor trends. From 13 to 16 July we had the opportunity to participate in them. New equipment and achievements of the outdoor industry were presented by 960 exhibitors from 40 countries. This edition of the event turned out to be unique not only for us, but also for bloggers who were able to report the exhibition from their own perspective as part of OutDoor Blogger Base. Once again, the OutDoor Industry Award, prestigious for the outdoor world, was also awarded, but more on that in a moment.

The event taking place at Lake Constance attracted almost 22,000 people who, in addition to visiting stands with innovative products from the clothing, footwear and equipment segment, had the opportunity to meet famous climbers, travelers and industry bloggers. You could also easily check or test the product - even at the Vibram stand - be sure to watch the video below. There were also attractions for more active participants - individual brands prepared special, joint trainings.

Especially for adventurers, camping and trekking enthusiasts, Tent City was prepared, i.e. a tent town, where over 30 exhibitors pitched various types of tents to present the latest models as accurately as possible. There were also attractions for the exhibitors - conferences, numerous workshops and trainings allowed to increase knowledge in the field of effective running of business and learn trends for the upcoming spring-summer.

The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen

During the fair, we noticed two trends - there are much more new products in the outdoor equipment and footwear segment, and much more emphasis is placed on the authenticity of products. Visiting subsequent stands, we could clearly feel that the producers pay attention not only to functionality, but also to the design and colors of the products offered. If anyone of you is following outdoor trends, you will certainly notice that companies such as Marmot or Teva have modernized the nature of their products. Our colleague, Tomek, passing between the stands, was surprised by the novelties that will soon appear on our market. If he had a private plane, half of the things would probably come back to Poland with us.

The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen

The outdoor industry is changing for the better every year, in particular when it comes to backpacks, equipment or footwear, which sometimes exceed even the most unlimited imagination with their solutions. First of all, these products are much lighter, which definitely increases the comfort of doing sports. In addition, a change in the approach by manufacturers also deserves a big plus - in addition to functionality, the style of the products also counts, after the Trend Show event we find that the new design of outdoor clothing will also work well during regular wear.

The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen
The International OutDoor Fair 2016 in Friedrichshafen

Trade fairs OutDoor 2016 cannot take place without the OutDoor Industry Award, which is the most important award granted to products for their innovation, quality, functionality and modernity. We present to you a list of products that have received the OutDoor Industry Award 2016:

GOLD WINNERS 2016
Functional backpack - Birnadal AS - Birnabag By Birnadal
Outdoor coffee percolator - CAFFLANO - Cafflano Classic
Balaclava 3D - H. Stoll AG & Co. KG – Balaclava
Ultralight rain jacket - Berghaus - Hyper 100 Jacket
Tourist backpack - Exped AG - Transfer Wheelie Bag
Climbing equipment - EDELRID - Balance Crash Pad
Sleeping mat - Therm-a-Rest - Trail King SV
Ecological laundry bag - LANGBRETT GMBH und Kooperationspartner - GUPPY FRIEND
OTHER WINNERS 2016
Charger - Goal Zero - Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus
Headlamp - Petzl - NAO +
Pocket Micro Water Treatment Filter - MSR® (Mountain Safety Research®) - TrailShot
Outdoor trousers with long legs - Salewa - AGNER ENGINEERED PANT
Haglöfs women's outdoor jacket - Aran (Valley) Jacket Women
Ultra-light jacket for mountain runners - OMM - AVA Jacket (W)
Seamless top 3D Mesh - Millet - Drynamic Mesh 3D Tank
Waterproof Gore-Tex® jacket for runners - Mammut Sports Group - Rainspeed Ultralight HS Jacket
Thermal insulation jacket for mountaineers - Millet - Trilogy Advanced JKT
Men's backpack with RotoGlide ™ and Tegris® - Arc'teryx - Bora Backpack
Specialized and functional backpack for runners - Osprey - Duro 15
Tourist backpack with Aerolon system - Gregory Mountain Products - Paragon 58
Vest-backpack for runners - RAIDLIGHT - RESPONSIV 20L Vest
Backpack for climbers with SAS 3D - KAILAS - "EDGE" Climbing Backpack
Ultra-light thermal mug - MONTBELL CO., LTD - Alpine Thermo Bottle 0.5L
Mountaineering footwear - LOWA Sportschuhe GmbH - LOWA APPROACH PRO GTX
Environmentally friendly tent - Wechsel - Approach 2 ZG
Compact and ultra-light, Sea to Summit - Ultralight Hammock
Equipment for ski touring and ice expeditions - EDELRID - Loopo Lite
Wild Country Limited – REVO
Climbing equipment - KONG - ZAZA CONNECT
Footwear for mountain runners - SCOTT Sports - SCOTT Supertrac RC
Winter running shoes - Vargo - Titanium Pocket Cleats ™
Sleeping mat - Spanflex (SHEICO Group) - Ventiprene
Folding kayak - MARK - ONAKCANOE
Ecological filling (pad) - Flocus - FL-FL-KP80
Climbing shoes - La Sportiva - Mythos Eco
T-shirt - Adidas - TERREX Parley Logo Tee

Next report from the fair next year :)

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