There’s still over a month to go before the outdoor industry convenes in Utah to talk shop and reveal all the new technology and products gear geeks have coming their way. But those looking for a sneak peek at what’s to come should turn their gaze to the other side of the Atlantic. OutDoor is Europe’s Outdoor Retailer, a three-day gathering taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where brands finally release projects that have long been held under wraps. Over 330 new products, from hiking packs to nut-derived dyes, have been exhibited. Of that number, an expert panel of judges has selected the nine best. The criteria? Quality, design and sustainability. Without further ado, here are the nine products that took home the gold in Germany.