Snoqualmie, WA October 19, 2011 – Karakoram has been honored as a recipient of a 2011 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Snow Award, the most prestigious award in the outdoor industry, given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials and/or performance.
Backpacker Editor-In-ChiefJonathan Dorn and his staff of editors and testers presented the Karakoram Split30 Splitboard System with the award at the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
In total, nine manufacturers were honored as recipients of the first-ever Editors’ Choice Snow Award. Using the same rigorous gear testing practices as the annual Editors’ Choice Awards announced in the spring, the Editors’ Choice Snow Awards are a prestigious honor in the outdoor industry, given to cold-weather season products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials and performance.
Backpacker Editor-In-Chief,Jonathan Dorn and his staff formally presented the awards on August 4th, the first morning of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market inSalt Lake City. This year’s winners include: Soto’s Muka Liquid Fuel Stove; Outdoor Research’s Sensor Gloves; La Sportiva’s GT Ski and RT Bindings; Dynafit’s TLT5 Mountain Boot; Beyond’s RoughRider Pants; Mammut’s Felstrum Half-Zip Jacket; Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir All Season; Adidas’ Terrex Conrax CP; and Karakoram’s Split 30 Bindings.