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This Is 2020’s Most Innovative Outdoor Gear, According to Experts


January 26, 2020 Sports and Outdoors By

Every January, nearly 3,000 companies from the outdoor and fitness industries descend on Munich, Germany, for what has become the most significant sports tradeshow in the world, ISPO. Thousands more join them to get a first glimpse at the new gear they plan to release in 2020, and among their ranks is a panel of expert judges who comb through hundreds of items to find out which are the year’s best. Their criteria: innovation, function, design and sustainability.

Here’s a selection of the items that won the coveted Gold Award. See the full list here.

Mono Air Houdi by Houdini Learn More
Release Date: February 2020

Targhee Fasttrack 35 by Gregory Learn More
Release Date: August 2020

Amrit BC by Blackyak Learn More
Release Date: August 2020

WarmCube Gallatin 20 by Marmot Learn More
Release Date: August 2020

Mountain Trainer 2 by Salewa Learn More
Release Date: September 2020

Farbaute Jacket by Klättermusen Learn More
Release Date: September 2020

Nature Dye 200 Oasis Long Sleeve by Icebreaker Learn More
Release Date: October 2020

Base Armor by POC Learn More
Release Date: Fall 2020

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Tanner Bowden

Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.

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