OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen



Award   GOLD WINNER 2016
Category   Apparel
Company   H. Stoll AG & Co KG

Designed and produced with the latest flatbed technology, the Balaclava is engineered for cold climate, outdoor use. Whether running, skiing etc., it is designed to protect the face and neck through both wind resistance and an integrated heating system around the mouth. This insures warming air before it reaches the lungs. The product design incorporates following features: -> Integrated smart electronics for heating -> 3D pre-shaping, fully automated one piece construction -> Almost zero knitting waste -> Passive reflection elements for nighttime use -> 4 way stretch -> Moisture and thermal management zones -> Wool/Lycra material blend

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Choice of materials
  • Workmanship

Jury Statement

This really is an innovation. The seamless construction is great – when we tried it on, the balaclava is really comfortable and the heating system around the mouth is a fine idea.