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UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019 - Voting Now Open!


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Press Information: January, 2019


UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019

Vote for your favourite new outdoor products online now!

Online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019 is now open, which provides an opportunity for consumers to select their favourite new outdoor products. Votes can be placed via


Not only can outdoor enthusiasts vote for their favourite finalists online, but they will also be able to vote in person and see the products at theCaravan, Camping & Motorhome Show in February (19th- 24th), where the finalist products from all ten categories will be on display to almost 100,000 visitors at the NEC in Birmingham.

This is the final stage of the awards process, following over 90 entries being received across ten categories. All products entered were on display and shortlisted by a panel of expert judges (including specialist outdoor retailers, journalists and gear testers) in July 2018 at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), the UK's largest outdoor trade exhibition.

The 2019 judging panel includes the following retailers, journalists and gear testers; Steven Reynolds (International Manager, Alpine Trek), Jamie Shepherd (General Manager, Gaynor Sports), Paul Casey (Managing Director, Hooked On Granite Ltd. T/A Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop), Chris Townsend (Gear Tester, TGO), Rob Ganley (Editor, The Camping & Caravanning Club), Will Renwick (Editor, Outdoors Magic).


The finalists across the ten categories are as follows:




  • HydraPack - Velocity IT 1.5L
  • Thermacell - Halo Mini
  • Pyramid - Lyme Disease Test Kit
  • GP Batteries - Charge Anyway




  • Ordnance Survey - OS Maps
  • Garmin - InReach Mini




  • Exped - Whiteout 30
  • Ortlieb - Atrack 35
  • Eagle Creek - Migrate Duffel
  • Lowe Alpine - Altus 42





  • Deuter - Kid Comfort Active SL
  • Ordnance Survey - OS Picnic Blanket




  • Boondock Trailers - Road Shower
  • Hydra-Light - Supercell Lantern and Charger
  • Soto - Thermostack Combo Cookset




  • Altra - Lone Peak 4.0 RSM
  • Skinners
  • Dolomite - Veloce GTX




  • Edelrid - Swift Eco Dry
  • Petzl - Meteor




  • Therm-a-Rest - NeoAir Uberlite
  • ENO - Fuse Tandem Hammock System
  • Vango - Nitestar Alpha




  • Exotogg
  • Black Diamond - Deploy Wind Shell
  • Rab - Kinetic Alpine Pants
  • Jack Wolfskin - Kanuka Ridge Jacket




  • Lightwave - S22 Sigma
  • Terra Nova - Laser Compact 2
  • Vango - Vienna AirAwning



Online voting will remain open until the 28thFebruary, and the winners of each category will be officially announced at the Outdoor Industries Association's (OIA) annual Conference & AGM on 13th- 14thMarch 2019, taking place at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire. After the awards ceremony, news of the winners will be shared via various media publications for both the consumer and the industry.


For further information about the awards, please visit





Online Voting URL: can be also accessed via the OIA website


Members of the public will be allowed to vote for one product from each category and submit their entry. Only one entry per email address will be allowed, and email addresses relating to the finalists brands (employees or sister companies from the same group) will not be counted.

For further information about the OIA contact:

Dave Bowler, Marketing & Communications:

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