MUNICH, Germany — February 2, 2017 — Outdoor specialist BLACKYAK has won three ISPO Awards with its global Fall/Winter Collection 2017/18. The Signature Jacket as well as the Heavy Duty Down Jacket got a Gold Award of the ISPO Jury.
Furthermore, the Vivid Jacket was awarded as Winner. Blackyak is delighted by winning three more ISPO Awards. Overall, the South Korea-based outdoor company has won 16 ISPO Awards now — this is an all-time record in the history of the ISPO Awards.
The Signature Jacket is awarded with Gold in the category “Hybrid Outer Layer.” In the category “Down Layer” the Heavy Duty Down Jacket is the best jacket: a second Gold Award. On top of that, the Vivid Jacket has won a Winner Award in the category “Insulated”.
The Blackyak jackets have prevailed against more than 400 submissions in five clothing categories with one Gold and one Winner Award in each category. Forty-five judges from 13 countries and two continents discussed all applications and selected the awardees.
“The awards are showing, that we weren’t pausing to rest on our laurels, we continued to develop top products, discover new materials and improve details on existing products in the collection“, says Maximilian Nortz, Managing Director International Business – Europe.
“We are very happy to win another three prizes“, is Nortz pleased by the announcement of the jury.
Style, function and warmth. The Blackyak Signature Jacket has been introduced to the collection as a brilliant new functional insulation item. This jacket is constructed using a mixed combination of lightweight and protective materials like Polartec® Alpha® that will provide you with a fantastic range of movement, comfort, warmth and breathability.
A high rise collar and great fitting hood tensioned with elastic for a perfect fit raise the comfort. Cuffs and hem edge are under tension with our new “Y” shaped branded elastic for a perfect fit. The shoulders have been enhanced inside with 3D mesh, whilst CORDURA® protects the shoulders from the outside. This is a perfect regulator for comfort whilst carrying backpacks.
The CORDURA® backside panel is decorated with BLACKYAK’s tradition tonal branding and detailed laser perforation allowing transfer of moisture. At the front of the jacket there are our large elasticated signature mesh storage pockets for all necessary belongings. Inside this jacket the final workmanship is very clean – a single zip pocket functions also as a storage sack.
Heavy Duty Down Jacket
The Heavy Duty Down Jacket is made for very cold conditions, such as high altitude base camps. The water-repellent treated and traceable goose down (750 cuin) keeps the body warm and insulated, while resting as well as during activities. The jacket has been expedition tested and approved and is extremely durable. The top-stitching has been removed, a construction which avoids seam failure through thread damage. Its heat retention is excellent due to BLACKYAK’s “mesh box wall” construction. This “mesh box wall” construction allows the warm air inside the jacket to circulate from chamber to chamber which provides anexcellent warmth.
The Vivid Jacket is a multi functional insulation jacket. The main development of this jacket is the “freedom of movement cut” ensuring maximum moving space. Because of this and its water permeability the jacket is perfect to use for high activity sports in cold conditions.
In addition, it is very light with a small packing volume. Staying warm and dry is no problem with the Vivid Jacket — when you don’t need it, you will be happy that it fits in your backpack with ease.
Posted February 7, 2017