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TiCK MiTT awarded Product of the Year, and 12 additional winners celebrated at Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation Summer 2024

The winners of the sixth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards were announced at Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation Summer on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. TiCK MiTT’s scientifically-engineered microfiber mitt for reliable and efficient tick removal was awarded Product of the Year. An independent judging panel also selected 12 new products and programs as winners for overall innovation in support of outdoor recreation.

“Congratulations to TiCK MiTT and all winners of this year’s Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards,” said Sean Smith, Outdoor Retailer show director. “The people behind the winning products and programs took an idea and created new, ultra-functional gear to support outdoor activities and provide more sustainable solutions in product development. It’s innovations like these, and more new brands and gear, that you’ll find throughout the aisles of Outdoor Retailer.”

The annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards highlight gear, brands, stores, and programs that are improving the outdoor experience. The judging panel determined the winners from the 34 finalist  outdoor products, services, and materials. Winners are scored based on original design, function, impact, and inspiring attributes.





Amazing Lab — STAKK

Astral — Indus

Big Agnes — Circle Back Insulated

Caribou Mountaineering — Rucksack Zero

COAST Products — RL35R Voice

Geartrade — Geartrade Branded Resale

heat it US LLC — heat it™

LifeStraw — LifeStraw Sip

Pacific Adventure Works — Hideaway Sleeping Platform

Polartec — Power Shield RPM

Solarcore — Solarcore Sc_Foam

VITALOOP Inc — Vitaloop FlexGuard Filtration Bottle

Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation Summer took place June 17-19, 2024, at the Salt Palace. The shows return to Salt Lake this November for the Winter events from November 6-8, 2024.

Brands interested in connecting with the outdoor industry through exhibiting, experiences, sponsorships, advocacy programs, speaking, and more at any future event can contact the Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation team.

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Outdoor Retailer, the leading U.S. business events for the outdoor and winter sports industry, brings together retailers, manufacturers, designers, distributors, industry advocates, journalists, and more to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through commerce, unique product experiences, dedicated media events, content, and web-based business solutions. Outdoor Retailer provides critical platforms for face-to-face commerce, product launches, networking, and focused industry education to enhance business and support the outdoor recreation economy. Visit outdoorretailer.com for more information.

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