Fotograf: Piotr Drozdz

Scandinavian Outdoor Awards 2022 – durable wool and sustainable gloves

 

Werner Müller-Schell from NORR Agency’s magazine NORR Magazin was in the international jury for the Scnandinavian Outdoor Awards 2022. Testing overall prize winner Woolpower’s Zip Turtleneck 200 among other sustainable products.

There are many good outdoor products. But which ones stand out from the crowd? To find out, there are institutions like the Scandinavian Outdoor Award that regularly awards outdoor products from Scandinavian companies according to criteria such as functionality, quality, innovation, design and sustainability – and selects the winners in various categories.

The NORR editorial team have maintained a close connection to the organizer of the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for many years. Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) is an association in which numerous Scandinavian outdoor and sporting goods manufacturers are organized. Among other things SOG has been presenting the Scandinavian Outdoor Award since 2005.

This time the jury meeting with a panel of outdoor experts, including NORR Agency editor Werner Müller-Schell, took place in the Zillertal glacier in Austria. The focus was not only on the function of the nominated products of next year, but above all (and in the spirit of NORR Magazin and NORR Agency) the topic of sustainability.

For this reason, after long discussions, the jury finally agreed that the overall victory this time should not go to a new product, but to a product that has made a name for itself over the last decade thanks to its durability: the Woolpower Zip Turtleneck 200. The Swedish company Hestra won the Sustainability Award for the most sustainable concept with the Alpine Pro Mono Wool gloves.

Woolpower

Foto: Piotr Drozdz

 

Other winners:

– Y MountainLine Wooltech Midlayer Jacket from Bergans of Norway.

– Constrictor Icegrip Warm GTX shoes from Viking Outdoor Footwear

– Kids’ Osteri down jacket from Finnish brand Reima.

Jury: Frank Wacker (Outdoor Magazine), Gijs Loning (Outdoorguru.com), Piotr Drożdż (Góry Magazine), Joel Svedlund (Peak 63 – Outdoor Lab), Marie Kjellnäs, Sophie Lantto (Utemagasinet), Harald Angerer (Auffimuasi), Werner Müller-Schell (NORR Magazine, NORR Agency)