The winners of the Slide Awards 2018 have been announced, with the Salomon S/Lab Shift Hybrid Binding taking top honours in the Hardware section, Patagonia winning the Software category with their Micro Puff Hoody Jacket and the Bollé Nevada Goggle – Phantom + Technology, winning the Accessories category.
The winner of the new Fresh Brand category is Nikwax’s BaseFresh® – a deodorising conditioner for technical underwear.
Slide Award Winners – 2018
Hardware Category: Salomon – S/Lab Shift Hybrid Binding
The result of nearly a decade of in-depth r&d, the S/ Lab Shift MNC binding is the truly compromise-free solution to skiers looking to push the boundaries of the mountain and their skiing and is the only hybrid binding compatible with all norm boots on the market.
Software Category: Patagonia – Micro Puff Hoody
The Micro Puff delivers ultra lightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation – a revolutionary featherlight down alternative. It offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any jacket we have ever created and the unprecedented combination of warmth, minimal weight and compressability (even when wet) offers the versatility of synthetic without compromising the benefits and feel of down.
Accessories Category: Bollé – Nevada Goggle – Phantom + technology
Bollé’s new light adaptive lens technology redefines vision on Snow. The photochromic, semi polarised lens reveals the invisible, giving outstanding optical clarity in all conditions. Developed in partnership with Essilor,
Fresh Brand Category: Nikwax – BaseFresh®
A deodorising conditioner for all technical underwear and wicking clothing worn next to the skin. BaseFresh® revitalises the wicking properties of base layers, improves moisture management and thermal regulation. It also reduces and removes body odours, and inhibits the new build-up of odours.