Slide Award Winners Announced

The Slide tradeshow, which is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), is currently taking place (23-25 Jan) at the International Centre in Telford showcasing next season’s snowsport products.

Exhibiting brands are eligible to enter their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products for the following season. There are 3 categories in the main Awards: hardware, software and accessories.

New, for 2018, however, is a separate section of the Awards, focusing attention on new brands and first time exhibitors at Slide, the Fresh Brand Award.


The finalists are on display throughout the show.

At Wednesday night’s SIGB AGM, the winners of the Slide Awards 2018 were 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

Band: Salomon

Model: 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.

Contact for more information:

Jason Summerfield, Salomon

Jason Summerfield, Salomon

Software Category

Brand: Patagonia

Model: 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.

Contact for more information:

Steve Fisher, Patagonia

Steve Fisher, Patagonia

Accessories Category

Brand: Bollé

Model: 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,

Bollé is the ONLY goggle manufacturer offering a combination of these technologies using the highly superior and revolutionary NXT lens.

Contact for more information:

Julia Bester, Bolle

Julia Bester, Bolle

Fresh brand Category

Brand: Nikwax

Model: 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.

BaseFresh® accelerates drying, softens, refreshes and deodorises.

Contact for further information:

Mike Vassar, Nikwax

Mike Vassar, Nikwax