Inside the outdoor industry

ISPO MUNICH 2019 PREVIEW

This year's pre-show round-up

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The show calendar may have altered much in the last 12 months, but ISPO Munich has still maintained its status as the European market’s destination event for outdoor brands and sports. Here we offer a snapshot of what’s on offer at this year’s event. And if you’re not it….well, you were asked….

 

Exhibitor List

Floor Plan

 

Garmont
Stand: Hall A4 310

Garmont heads to 2019 ISPO with an extensive FW collection, characterized by the D.N.A. technologies that identify the top-end products of the Italian brand. Among the new models displayed at ISPO, highlights are the Integra High WP Thermal and Tiya GTX boots.

Garmont Integra High WP Thermal is a versatile hiking boot suited to various outdoor activities- from winter trekking to snowshoeing, to everyday downtown use – and in a variety of climate conditions, thanks to its high-cut design and the internal 200 g. Primaloft® lining, providing optimal thermal insulation for the colder winter days. Garmont’s erGO-last ensures a more anatomic fit thanks to its smooth and rounded contours. The ballistic fabric of the upper wraps and supports the foot, matching high degrees of comfort and lightness. The Double Damper technology guarantees superior shock absorption and reduces fatigue, while the G-Dry membrane provides waterproof performance. The Vibram extended sole with Ice Trek technology assures grip even on frozen ground. Integra boots are also available in a four- season mid cut version and in a women’s specific fit.

Tiya GTX is a lightweight and waterproof soft nubuck leather mid-cut shoe from Garmont’s Active Travel collection, with a specific women’s design, ideal for active globetrotters. Tiya GTX is designed for on-trail daily hikes as well as for the daily routine, matching outdoor technology with a touch of Italian style. The Gore-Tex® extended comfort lining is designed for indoor and outdoor activity in warmer and moderate conditions and ensures excellent micro-climate control and waterproof protection, while the Vibram outsole provides ideal traction and durability on every terrain. Tiya is also available in a leather & mesh lining version.

www.garmont.com

 

Polygiene
Stand: Hall A2 220

Polygiene has fast become the leading brand in preventing odour-causing bacteria from sweat. In just over ten years, the Swedish company has reached a recognition at almost one in five* people for its ingenious ‘Stays Fresh’ branded solution.

Now this innovation has been further developed past just sweat-related odour.

Odor Crunch is Polygiene’s answer to the problem of our clothes picking up external, everyday odours – smells like cooking fumes, cigarette smoke, musty damp mould and pollution. With even limited exposure these daily whiffs can leave our clothes smelling unpleasant and feeling dirty – so we wash them when we shouldn’t have to.

Odor Crunch particles eliminate everyday smells in a continuous process. First, the odour modules stick to the Odor Crunch particles, and then, once absorbed, they are catalytically “crunched” into smaller odourless molecules of water and CO2. This eliminates stench from your clothing and produces zero waste. And this process continues the lifetime of the garment. Everbasics – a German lifestyle clothing designer specialising in stylish basics – is the first brand to partner with Polygiene in this new technology. By including Odor Crunch to the classic Polygiene treatment, the garments will be protected against odour both from inside and outside.

Niklas Brosnan, Marketing Manager for Polygiene says: “Our new combination technology addresses odour from sweat and the new added functionality of eliminating environmental odours that fulfils the Polygiene Stays Fresh promise to the end consumer. Polygiene strives to use the most environmentally friendly and best performing technologies on the market, meanwhile providing a sustainable, water saving story and life-cycle approach that can be implemented in our daily lives.”

www.polygiene.com

Keela
Stand: Hall A1 419

Keela will have its classic Munro Jacket, in a new Mango/Grey colour. In addition, the Hydron softshell will also be making an appearance, with a ladies version due next year and the 3-layer Cairn Jacket will also be on show available in a variety of colour.

www.keela.co.uk

Helly Hansen
Stand: Hall A1 206

Teaming 1990s-inspired colours and cuts with today’s sustainable processes and technical materials, the AW19 Protect & Connect collection is a mix of puffers, water-resistant and waterproof jackets and pants, all made with eco-conscious solution-dyed yarns and recycled materials.

By using solution-dyed fabrics, the creation process reduces water usage by 75% and colour will never wash out or fade. All additional materials, including insulation and zippers, are 100% recycled and vegan.

The global brand’s Odin collection, which offers professional-grade clothing for the most ambitious mountain explorers, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. To mark this, Helly Hansen returns to the collection’s roots by re-introducing kits for the backcountry ski tourer, built out of brand ambassador and mountain professional feedback, new fabric technologies, and a unique powder skirt that is optimised for backpack use and comfort. Built with the wearer’s safety in mind, styles feature integrated RECCO rescue systems and strategically placed pockets for safety beacons, ensuring safety equipment fits comfortably against the body while still allowing for quick access. The construction of both men’s and women’s kits ensure optimum, sex-specific fits, while offering the same set of technical features.

www.hellyhansen.com

Ortlieb
Stand: Hall A3 602
Ortlieb is unveiling the new Atrack ST, a Gold Award Winner at ISPO 2019, defines a new backpack category for active users; waterproof, durable, innovative and easy to use for travel and outdoor sports.

www.ortlieb.com 

 

Storm
Stand: Hall B6:500

Storm’s new FC free, water based trigger application Tent Proofer, incorporating UV protection. Easy to use direct application proofer ideal for reproofing smaller tents and adding resistance to UV degradation. Also on show will be Storm’s new Ultimate care kits, in both regular and aluminium bottling.  They are designed to make the in-store selection easy, in one unit. They are available in a range of care options for apparel and gear.

www.stormcare.co.uk

 

Kathmandu
Stand: Hall A1  418
Kathmandu’s key show products include the Connect Smart connectable back packs; Stockton Rain Coat; RFID travel shirt with secure pockets; the Earthcolours range, which is coloured by natural vegetable dyes and the Insulation range including the Epiq hooded down jacket.

www.kathmandu.co.uk

 


Camelbak

Stand: Hall A4 500

Brand new at ISPO 2019, the new CamelBak Glide Belt is the company’s first cross country skiing belt. It offers cross country skiers a minimalist approach to wearable hydration with a 1.5L lumbar reservoir in a comfortable hip belt design.
Load bearing water and cargo weight is centred around the waist, resulting in a lower centre of gravity and leaving your back and hands free for increased mobility. Tube and bite valve are insulated. The organisation pocket offers space for personal belongings and there’s also a zippered pocket for valuable items.

CamelBak’s reknown Ultra Pro vest, the choice of Xavier Thévenard, super winner of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) for 2018 again, is now available for the ladies too.

At ISPO CamelBak will introduce its Women’s specific Running line. The range, from start to finish, was authentically designed for women, by women.

CamelBak focused on key differences in the design process to carry gear, fuel and water in various places that work better for women’s bodies than similar products designed for men.

They also accounted for a wider range of adjustability and customisable fit to better serve the shape spectrum found from one female athlete to the next.As an example, moving the location of where the Quick Stow soft flasks are carried had major benefits to women. The Women’s Specific Run collection is tailored to women in general and customised on an individual level.

The line composes of the Ultra Pro Vest, the Circuit Vest, the Octane 9 Vest.

CamelBak eddy becomes eddy+ and gets a complete redesign for effortless, high flow drinking.  eddy+ makes drinking even easier. Simply flip open the bite valve, bite, sip, and hydrate yourself. A brand-new universal cap allows for 25 per cent more flow, and both the cap and the vessel can interchange seamlessly between all other CamelBak bottles 2019. Customise your hydration needs to your day: whether going to work, to the gym, or to the trail. The eddy+ is available in both BPA-free Tritan or double walled vacuum insulated 18/8 stainless steel.

The firm is also introducing the new Peak Fitness Collection. Completely cleanable with easy disassembly, the Peak Fitness collection can carry anything from ice water to electrolyte beverages or hot liquids. Optimised to fit your hand, it has a convenient carry loop, so you can grab it and go. The self-sealing high flow Jet Valve with silicone dust cap keeps water tasting how it should – crisp, clean, and free of dirt from outdoor workouts or packed gyms and classes.

The Peak Fitness Chill style is insulated to keep water colder, longer, and condensation-free. Last but not least, the Peak Fitness Chill Essentials Pocket comes with a 4-way stretch sleeve that wraps around the bottle and is ideal for keys, cards, and a phone.

www.camelbak.com

Darn Tough 
Stand: Hall A2 411

Darn Tough’s updated Light Hiker features new technical standards in the Hike/Trek line. To maximise breathability, mesh zones were added on the top of the foot to work with Flex Zones that improve fit.  The new, reinforced cushioning that extends over the Achilles offers increased comfort in the boot and the smooth, narrow rib up the leg stays right where it should. Available from July for AW19/20 in men’s, women’s and children’s fit.

www.darntough.com

 

Petzl
Stand: Hall A3 406
The SWIFT RL is the latest addition to Petzl’s head torches featuring Reactive Lighting technology, with 700 lumens power and multiple beam and light output options in a single integrated unit.
La Sportiva
Stand: Hall A3 204
The Blizzard GTX is a new winter running shoe featuring a water-repellent gaiter, Gore-Tex Flex Construction lining, and amazing grip through its integrated AT Grip fixed spikes for maximum traction.

www.lasportiva.com 

 

 

 

 

Trekmates
Stand: Hall A2 Stand 306

Trekmates returns to ISPO Munich this February to showcase a brand new Autumn Winter 19 range that continues their return as one of the most popular accessories brands on the market.

Building on the success of the last two seasons, they have added new pieces to their glove and gaiter ranges to cover every adventure, while revolutionising their headwear range with new styles to tackle the winter conditions, as well as a new range of stylish knitted hats.

There is also the introduction of Gore-Tex Infinium across the range; versatile and functional with an emphasis on all day comfort over peak waterproof performance, these accessories are designed to support you at your most active.

In winter 2019, Trekmates are introducing a number of new styles with comfort at their heart. From the Kurber softshell beanie and Higgor mountain cap, to the Syde Mitt – a fingerless glove with a fold over windproof mitten section for the utmost tactility and dexterity.

The Syde also introduces brands trail and country range; aimed at outdoor workers and low level country walking. With a dark olive colour palette, durable muted fabrics and comfortable weatherproofing, this collection includes gloves (such as the Winstone and Elkstone), hats (the Tunley and Cowley) and gaiters (such as the Argyll), to cover you from head to toe.B

There is also the reintroduction of high quality accessories for juniors, ensuring that every adventurer has the right gear, regardless of age.

www.trekmates.co.uk

 

Bridgedale
Stand: Hall A2 306

Bridgedale returns to ISPO Munich this February to showcase its Autumn Winter 19 range, including brand new packaging and branding launched winter 18 and a complete non-wool collection.

Bridgedale has introduced bright, fresh new contemporary designs and colours into the HIKE Merino Performance category. All the new Contemporary designs have an outdoor inspired theme with contrasting and complimentary colours and offer the same Midweight, Lightweight and Ultra-Light options as the classic high-quality performance lines.

There is also a big focus on Warm Weather Hike this being the first full non-wool collection from Bridgedale giving them a complete and comprehensive range of wool, non-wool and waterproof socks.

Bridgedale’s StormSock collection which has been extremely well received, continues to develop and expand providing wet weather protection and day long comfort, it combines Bridgedale’s unique FusionTech™ with a HydroTech™ Waterproof, Breathable and Windproof membrane. The new StormSock range has been designed and tested to perform to the highest standards in the wettest conditions when hiking, biking or running.

www.bridgedale.com

Oboz
Stand: Hall A2  30

Oboz will be showcasing brand new and updated classic favourites at this year’s ISPO Trade show.

The firm will be introducing new high-performance women’s insulated models and a men’s high-rise Bridger model into its winter 19 collection. The Insulated, waterproof boots combine B-Dry waterproof technology, with Winterized rubber outsoles for enhanced grip and Thinsulate Insulation for added warmth.

Highlights include – Women’s Sapphire 8” Insulated B-Dry women’s hiking boot , Women’s Bridger 9” Insulated B-Dry the Bridger 9” keeps feet dry and warm with a Lofty 400g 3M Thinsulate and winter-optimised rubber, Women’s Juniiper 8” Insulated B-Dry – The Juniper 8” high rise will keep feet warm and dry in blizzards or rain.

Men’s Bridger 8” Insulted B-Dry – (The official Hiking Boot of the National Ski Patrol) Oboz took the Bridgers precision fit and added 200gram Thinsulate insulate, a wool-topped O Fit Insole thermal and a cold weather specific outsole featuring winterised rubber.

Oboz will also be introducing – O Fit Insoles Thermal – into its rapidly growing and highly popular Insole range.

www.oboz.com

LifeStraw
Stand: Hall A4 418

The powerful and versatile LifeStraw Flex is a 2-stage filter that provides safe drinking water in any environment by removing 99.999999 per cent of bacteria, 99.999 per cent of parasites while also reducing lead, chemicals and microplastics. A carbon fibre capsule also works to improve taste and remove chlorine, chemical matter such as pesticides and lead. The LifeStraw Flex itself can be used in four ways: with the LifeStraw gravity bag, as a personal straw, attached to a hydration pack or with a plastic water bottle. The LifeStraw Flex and LifeStraw Flex gravity bag can be used with any fresh water source including ponds, rivers and even puddles.

www.lifestraw.com

Reima
Stand: Hall A2 104

Reima prides itself on being the top international brand for children’s premium performance wear. Autumn 2019 sees us celebrate our 75th birthday. A heritage that leads back to World War 2 and a focus on durability, sustainability and safety that continues to this day. This year our prints have been inspired by Finland’s natural world, including the Aurora Borealis, the frozen forests of the north and traditional folk art. Reima clothes are free from harmful chemicals, water and dirt repellent, and allow children to experience the joy of movement outdoors in all seasons and climates; the Nordic way.

www.reima.com

 

Polartec
Stand: B4 336

Polartec’s new innovation – Polartec Power Air – will be showcased at ISPO, positioning the company as one of the leaders in the market when it comes to high performing, eco-friendly fabrics. Recently awarded ‘Best Innovation in Sustainable Textiles’ by Future Textiles, Power Air offers advanced thermal efficiency and sheds five to ten times less than other premium mid-layer fabrics.

According to Friends of the Earth, one washing load of clothes could be shedding up to 17 million tiny plastic fibres. Fibres which end up in the sea, eaten by sea creatures and passed up the food chain. To minimise this fibre shedding Polartec set out to create a new fabric – Polartec Power Air. Pop on the stand at the show to learn more.

www.polartec.com

CMP
Stand: Hall B2 205

Italian skiwear designer, CMP, brings its manufacturing heritage, colours and distinct style to ISPO in 2019. But despite a focus on design, CMP’s ski jackets never scrimp on the technical – PFC free, water repellent, CMP’s ClimaProtect technology and their FeelWarm Flat padding guarantee protection and comfort on the slopes. This year CMP’s style includes a nod to the seventies, with a new range featuring a vintage-look jacket with geometric patterns and a cut that skilfully enhances the silhouette

www.cmp.campagnolo.it

Leki
Stand: Hall B3 300

Leki is launching a hat trick of poles at ISPO – the Spitfire Vario S adjustable Freeride pole, featuring LEKI’s Speedlock 2 system which is 30 per cent smaller, 25 per cent lighter and has 20 per cent higher holding force than the original Speedlock 1.

Worldcup Slalom TBS is a neon pink, race pole featuring a high tensile aluminium shaft and carbide tip. Its Airfoil shape increases stability and improves aerodynamics.

The Neolite Carbon is a high-quality carbon, ski pole, featuring a completely new ‘PAS’ grip designed by LEKI. Based on the World Cup race grip its slim design optimises grip power and the soft surface guarantees maximum comfort.

www.leki.com

Maier Sports
Stand: B2 206

Maier Sports will present an innovative cut concept in its 2019-20 ski collection where the topic of fit takes on a whole new dimension. In addition to the individually correct size and fit, different silhouettes will complement the range of qualities which determine the choice of Maier Sports ski pants.

Thanks to now three colour combinations each for women and men, in addition to the understated plain-coloured look, we are also offering the option of emphasising with mix and match. Top functionality is always included. That is what is represented by materials such as the highly breathable mTEX 20.000 membrane, PrimaLoft Eco Silver insulation and the environmentally friendly PFC-free finish.

Inspired by fashion, lifestyle and sports, expressed in the Spirit ski line. Designers have the freedom to use trends and influences from other worlds and transfer them to a ski line which is special, stands out and that it is different.

The Alpine Line attracts all enthusiastic skiers who enjoy unique wintry nature on the piste. Ski fans can assemble their very own look as they please. From a sleek monochrome look to sporty colour blocking and interaction of strong contrasts.

The brand will complement its collection in Autumn / Winter 2019-20 with significantly more sporty, technical styles. This new direction will be characterised by the highly breathable mTEX 20.000 membrane as well as athletic designs with dynamic two-tone patterns.

www.maier-sports.com

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