UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2020 - online voting now open Press Release

Vote for your favourite new outdoor products online now!

To coincide with the Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) this weekend, online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2020 is now open, which provides an opportunity for consumers to select their favourite new outdoor products. Votes can be placed via

OIA Awards 2020 Logo

Not only can outdoor enthusiasts vote for their favourite finalists online (via the OIA and UKClimbing websites), but they will also be able to vote in person and see the products at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show in February (18th – 23rd), where the finalist products from all ten categories will be on display to almost 100,000 visitors at the NEC in Birmingham. To find out more information please visit our awards partner UKClimbing on their stand at KMF.


This is the final stage of the awards process, following 120 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 at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), the UK's largest outdoor trade exhibition.

The 2020 judging panel includes the following retailers, journalists and gear testers; Robert Brigham (Managing Director, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports), Adrian Plumb (Senior Buyer, Tiso), Chris Townsend (Gear Tester, TGO), Iain Duff (Editor, Camping), Alan James (Director, UK Climbing & UK Hillwalking) and Graham Thompson (Gear Tester, Trail).

OIA Awards 2019

The finalists across the ten categories are as follows:


Klean Kanteen – TKPro

Light My Fire

Luci MPOWERD – Base Camp Light


Garmin – GPS Map 66i

OS – Map (Mobile App)


Jack Wolfskin – Kalari Trail 36 Pack RECCO

Osprey – Ace 50

Craghoppers – 40L Hybrid


Kidunk Suit

Osprey – Poco Plus


Helinox – Personal Shade

Primus – Fire Stick

Gerber – ComplEAT


Adidas TERREX – Free Hiker Parley

On – Cloudrock Waterproof

Dolomite – Steinbock WT GTX

Danner – Trail 2650


Edelrid – Swift Protect Pro Dry 8,9MM

Black Diamond – Camalot Z4

Black Diamond – AirNET Harness


Mountain Hardwear – Lamina Eco AF

Rab – Mythic Ultra

Helinox – Cot One Convertible Insulated


Mountain Hardwear – Ghost Shadow Jacket

Black Diamond – Highline Stretch Shell Jacket

Royal Robins – Hemp Travel Socks

Fjällräven – Vidda Pro Jacket


MSR Hubba NX

Vango Project Hydrogen Air

VauDe Power Lizard Seamless 1-2P

Online voting will remain open until the 28th February, and the winners of each category will be officially announced at the Outdoor Industries Association's (OIA) annual Conference & AGM in March 2020, 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

For more information visit the OIA

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