Can the trade-off between the convenience of Munich over the quaintness of Friedrichashafen provide a winning formula for ISPO’s new-look summer expo? The concept certainly promises more than just a change of location offering six halls and three main zones – Core OutDoor, OutDoor Plus and Cross Industry. The organiser has set the bar high and now it’s time to deliver..
For tickets go here
For a list of exhibitors look here
To keep on top of the event schedule
To find your way around go here
Hall A4, Stand 414
The firm’s Hike Lightweight Coolmax Comfort range, made by combining Coolmax with Cotton yarns gives Bridgedale a complete and comprehensive range of wool, non-wool and waterproof socks The StormSock range has been developed to provide wet weather protection and comfort, it combines Bridgedale’s FusionTech with a HydroTech Waterproof, Breathable and Windproof membrane. The range has been designed and tested to perform in the wettest conditions when hiking, biking or running.
Leki is launching a new range of poles for speed hikers. Heralding a new category – “Cross Trail” – the range caters for a lifestyle rather than an activity. Leki undertook one-and-a-half years of research including extensive one-to-one interviews with the end consumer and ascertained that this new customer likes to wear fast and light clothing and has a limited time to go into the mountains; perhaps 1–1.5 hours. They want to hike at a pace at which they feel comfortable; this is about enjoyment, dynamism and speed. Leki’s Cross Trail range comprises four models all of which are folding. Two models – MTC 12 Mario and MCT 12 Vario Women – use 100 per cent carbon; the other two – MCT Vario and MCT Vario Women – use aluminium. The poles are slim and lightweight, and all feature the new Cross Shark Grip which offers speed and comfort.
Spring 2020 at Hydro Flask sees the unveiling of new colours and products designed for refreshment with style and substance. This year sees the launch of the lightest vacuum insulated hydration bottle on the market, “game changing” hydration packs and a new insulated lunch box.
Hall C6 Stand 104
At Outdoor by ISPO CamelBak is launching Repurpose, its newgreen label representing “thoughtful designs and creative solutions for a more sustainable life”.
The new Pivot Bottle is among the first products to be labelled with the new “Repurpose (made with purpose)” logo. It is made with Echo, a 10% renewable plant-based material. It’s lightweight and durable, odour and stain resistant. The Carry Cap twists to open and is compatible with Eddy+, Carry Cap, Chute®Mag, and Hot Cap vessels.
The Zephyr Vest is engineered with body mapping for optimal ventilation and designed to perform for your specific pursuit. It is lightweight and maxed out with safety features. There’s a secure cell phone pocket, built-in safety whistle, and attachment point for trekking poles. Hydration at the ready with two Quick Stow flasks at the front of the vest for easy access.The ultra lightweight material is treated with Polygiene antimicrobial to keep bacteria at bay. It is also available in a Women’s version.
Eddy+ Kids single wall stainless steel water bottle is durable, spill-proof when open, and leak-proof when closed.
It features a comfortable carry handle and is easy to use. No tipping – just flip, bite, and sip. Easy to clean and BPA, BPS, and BPF free.
Reign is CamelBak’s first multisport dedicated bottle. It features an easy squeeze body with JetValve to deliver a high flow stream without mouth contact. The grip pad ensures your hand will not slip. The tri-mode cap includes a cooling shower mode and fits all CamelBak sports bottles in the range. A cooler bag and bottle carrier are also available.
Ultralight, stretch, Pertex Shield 2.5L fabric makes the RAB Phantom Pull-On the ultimate mountain running waterproof shell that feels like a windproof and can be worn all day in the wind and packs down to nothing for your pack. The Pertex Shield fabric provides lightweight waterproof protection whilst remaining highly breathable and extremely packable.
Hall B4 Stand BL-12
Polartec has pledged to commit to 100 per cent recycled materials and biodegradability across its entire production line – the culmination of 25 years of investment and research to create fleece, insulation fills and breathable waterproof fabrics with the environment to the fore.
Hall A6 Stand 430
“Black Diamond’s Spring ’20 performance footwear collection is an obvious extension of our climbing shoe line,” said Kolin Powick, Black Diamond Equipment’s climbing category director. “With every new product that we bring to the market, our intention is to make it better. For performance footwear, specifically technical and lifestyle categories, we feel there is a hole in the market and an opportunity for new technology.”
The new footwear lineup consists of: Performance Lifestyle featuring Circuit, with a collapsible heel for easy use at gym or crag, Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street Rubber with a comfortable knit upper and webbing loops for various tagging options. Session features a stretch-fit heel for ultra comfort and easy on-off, Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street Rubber, knit upper and rubber toe protection
The Technical Performance range hasTechnician, which features precision fit, durable, super sticky Black Diamond BlackLabelMountain Rubber and Mission LT with lightweight, super sticky Black Diamond BlackLabel-Mountain Rubber, for durable, all-day comfort
Differentiated by its own Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street rubber and Black Diamond BlackLabel-Mountain rubber, Black Diamond’s performance lifestyle models are built for comfort while its technical performance models focus on performance.
“We incorporate several purpose-built lasts that span over this introductory collection,” added Derek Gustafson, Black Diamond Equipment’s footwear category director. “Whether you are on a smash-and-grab ascent, scrambling over uneven terrain, or stepping from a bouldering session at your local gym to the coffee shop or bar, we are launching four models for both men and women each designed with a specific end-use in mind.”
New for CMP spring/summer 2020 are the highly packable women’s Jacket Zip Hood and men’s waterproof Jacket Fix Hood. Both jackets use ClimaProtect technology, a special thermal laminate, sandwiched between the garment’s fabric layers, which protects from water and wind (WP 10,000) ensuring a good breathability to the outside (MVP 10,000). The jackets pack down into their own pocket to take anywhere when it is not being worn. The jackets are also PFC free.
Hall B5 Stand 304
The independently owned outdoor lifestyle brand founded in 1993 and is built on tight relationships and a fun-has-no season attitude. Alongside a history of healthy growth in the US the brand enjoys cult status in the Japanese fashion scene, where it continues to thrive among international taste makers.
“We are delighted to be Kavu’s new partner in the UK we have been blown away by the positive reaction to the brand our customers absolutely love Kavu,” said Fred Royle, co-owner Kavu’s UK distributor, Wisdom & Effort, reporting strong feedback after the first season. “We believe the traditional outdoor market in the UK is stagnating. There is a demand for new brands with a modern approach, like Kavu. Kavu may be 25 years young but it’s fresh designs resonate with our customers and Kavu is exactly what the UK market needs.”
For international sales inquiries, contact International Sales Director Jeremy Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hall A6 Stand 420
The new Ducan family of backpacks includes the Ducan Spine 50- 60 L [RRP £150], lightweight, backpack features the Active Spine Technology, which evenly distributes the backpack’s weight over the body and provides more freedom of movement for the hips and shoulders. A pocket can be attached either to the shoulder straps or hip belt of the pack and the side pockets are positioned to allow easy access while wearing the pack. The pack is highly comfortable to wear and has a variable packing volume. Other models: Ducan Spine 28-35 L [RRP £130] and Ducan 30 [RRP £100].
Hall A5 Stand 118
The Darn Tough Vermont Sobo Micro Crew hiking sock with targeted cushioning offers exceptional comfort and durability. Through unique knitting techniques the Sobo features a smooth fit under boot while retaining its shape. Darn Tough Vermont uses Merino wool throughout its range because of its durability and breathability. Merino wool keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter, wicking moisture away from skin and drying very quickly. It is also naturally anti-microbial so no nasty niffs after one day.