Wild Country's Alpine Shield, one of the most innovative climbing helmets available, has scooped a major prize from Desnivel Magazine in Spain in its 2nd annual Product Awards for 2010/11.
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The text below is all translated from the original Spanish magazine article.
James Pearson in action in his Alpine Shield...
© Wild Country, Aug 2010
The Alpine Shield...
© Wild Country, Aug 2010 IIº Desnivel Awards for Mountain and Outdoor Products
For the second year, Desnivel has chosen the most innovative products of the season, with its Product Awards in its special gear issue. Carrying on from last year, these awards are already being seen as a reference amongst consumers. An independent jury, composed of eleven specialists of the mountain world (mountain guides, outstanding climbers, authors of technical manuals) have analyzed the best new products of the season and in this Special Gear Edition Desnivel have published their verdicts, as well the arguments and motivations of their decisions.
Of the three hundred products entered for these awards there were 165 finalists that have been selected for the publication, divided into thirty categories. Among these, fifteen have only been rewarded with a Special Prize by their innovation and in addition the jury highlighted other twenty Outstanding Products for their excellent all round qualities.
Special Prize – Wild Country Alpine Shield – Category Helmets
The jury was unamimous in awarding this prizes to this strong and innovative design. Based on a sports helmet of only 240g and with a polystyrene interior, wild Country offers a second external shell (160g) of transparent polycarbonate, easily fitted by means of three simple screws. The award is based on the practicality of this helmet: it's two helmets in one, the lighter one for sport and day mountaineering or classics of a less commiting nature, and then used reinforced with the 'Shield' for mountaineering and ice. It also offers very good ventilation.
Outstanding Products - Wild Country Syncro Harness
Also, of among the two hundred products that have been selected for its publication, the jury has granted a special mention to other twenty products for their remarkable technical qualities. They have been judged to be the outstanding products in their class.
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