Archive for July, 2019

  • Four corners – new name

    By SGB outdoor on 18/07/2019
    We are pleased to announce that the UK distribution business formerly known as Man O Leisure Limited, is now Four Corners UK Distribution Limited. Four Corners UK, will not only have a new look and feel but will be adopting a new mission to bring the best outdoor gear from around the world into the UK market. Jon Whitfield, Managing […]
  • ROBENS SERAC 900 SLEEPING BAG ACHIEVES OUTSTANDING OUTDOOR LABEL

    By SGB outdoor on 18/07/2019
      Premier trade show OutDoor by ISPO has announced that Scandinavian technical outdoor equipment manufacturer, Robens, has won the new Outstanding Outdoor label for its Serac 900 sleeping bag. The Serac 900 was just one of 203 nominations in 28 categories and was recognised in the All-round sleeping bag section.  Like all new Serac models, the Serac 900 (pictured below) […]
  • OTS 2019 IS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS – VISITOR ATTENDANCE UP BY 4%

    By SGB outdoor on 18/07/2019
    Now in its 14th year, OTS attracted 990 unique visitors over the three-day period.  When comparing the attendance from 2018, this has seen an increase of 4% overall for unique visitors, which added to last year’s 7.5% increase shows an increase of 12% since the show moved to EventCity and reaffirms the decision to move to Manchester. The key highlight […]
  • SCANDINAVIAN OUTDOOR AWARD to… NORDISK

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    After 48 hours of dedicated outdoor testing and lively discussions in a remote mountain area of Austria, the international jury of outdoor journalists and retailers have come up with the winners of Scandinavian Outdoor Award for next year’s spring/summer season. The jury was very impressed by an innovative tent construction from the most recent member of Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), […]
  • FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2020 AWARDS

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
      The finalists for the 2020 UK Outdoor Industry Awards were announced on Wednesday 10th July in a presentation at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS). All 120 products entered are currently on display at OTS 2019, the UK’s only outdoor trade exhibition, giving the trade an opportunity to see their favourite outdoor products which are brand new to the outdoor […]
  • Isbjörn takes the train to reduce environmental drain

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    Sustainable children’s outdoor clothing and accessories brand Isbjörn of Sweden continues its Green Promise to protect the planet, as it switches its freight from sea and occasionally air, to train from Autumn/Winter 2019 season. As part of the company’s Green @Heart heritage, which has meant always striving to be the most sustainable in all parts of its business, Isbjörn will […]
  • Ellis Brigham Launches 2nd Life campaign

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    Ellis Brigham is working with two homeless charities to recycle outdoor gear and give it a second life. There are three in-store drops off points plus free collection via their customer services department. Says Mark Brigham, marketing director of Ellis Brigham, ‘our 2nd Life initiative aims to protect homeless people from the elements by providing them with good quality, redundant […]
  • Vango Innovation Wins at 2019 OutDoor by ISPO Awards

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    [L-R: Bob Ewan, Vango Product Manager; Martin Jones, Vango Product Director; Jason Gilmour, Vango Assistant Product Manager]  Leading outdoor equipment manufacturer Vango has won multiple coveted awards for its Project Hydrogen Tent and Radiate Sleeping Bag developments at Europe’s largest outdoor trade fair, OutDoor by ISPO. The OutDoor by ISPO’s Outstanding Outdoor awards, which were announced in Munich on 30 […]
  • PRESS REGISTRATION AND WHAT TO EXPECT AT OTS 2019

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    9th – 11th July 2019 – EventCity Manchester With OTS being just four days away we want to get in touch about this year’s show and highlight a few key aspects of the show for 2019. Online pre-registration for all visitors, press or otherwise, is still open and will remain open during the show. We advise that you take the […]
  • Nikwax’s founder scoops Personality of the Year at OutDoor by ISPO

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    German trade publication Outdoor.markt held it’s tenth Trophy Awards in Munich on 1st July 2019, during the OutDoor by ISPO trade show. The industry’s best were awarded an Outdoor.markt Trophy from publishing house Jahr Top Special Verlag. There were seven categories judged by a panel of industry experts, awarding the year’s best brands, retailers, campaigns and innovations. This year, the […]