Sports, Leisure & Recreation

The Amphibian™ Dynamic Scuba Fin

This design allows divers to walk and climb boat ladders without removing their fins. To switch the fins to a walking position, a diver uses the opposite heel to press and release the integrated latching mechanism on the toe. The patented Aqua-Hinge contains two custom stainless steel hinges that pivot the blade section of the fin to rest against a diver’s shin. Shoe-like tread on the sole gives traction on uneven and wet surfaces. A diver enters the water with the fins in the up position. Water resistance automatically latches the fins into a swimming position during the first few kicks. This results in a truly hands-free operation. Fins may now be the first thing divers put on and the last thing they take off, meaning safer, more enjoyable dives.

Contact: Casey Stahl: casey@designcraft.com Credit: Designcraft, Inc. Client: Omega Aquatics

Quechua NCC

The NCC is a dramatic improvement on the sleeping bags of old. Comfort is integrated into the dual element structure, which prevents the bag from "spinning" and allows superior insulation. The integrated self-inflating mattress unfolds instantly. The underside of the mattress features an anti-puncture material which is twice as resistant to puncture as the market average and the cloth interior feels just like cotton. This innovative design gives consumers the comfort of home in a sleeping bag.

Contact: Philippe Vahe, I/IDSA: philippe.vahe@decathlon.com Credit:Decathlon (France) Client:

PT3 Ultramagnetic Collection

The Puma PT3 ping pong and ball case is a simple solution to protecting and carrying core ping pong equipment: the paddle and balls. No zippers, buttons or hard to close mechanisms here; just simple, magnetic closures that afford users easy access to their ping pong equipment at play time. The beautiful case doubles as the packaging, making environmentally-unfriendly paper and plastic wrappers unnecessary. The Puma PT3 has transformed the way ping pong loyalists use their equipment.

Contact: Rinat Aruh, IDSA: rinat@aruliden.com Credit: aruliden Client: Puma

Jimmyjane FORM 6 Water-Resistant, Rechargeable Vibrating Massager

Form 6 is the only rechargeable vibrating massager that is also water-resistant, making it suitable for use in the shower. The designers have succeeded in creating a new vibrating massager embodying all of the quality, innovation and sophistication that are central to the brand. It is also highly accessible in price point and distribution. Form 6 is designed with organic contours that fit the hand and conform to the body. Depending on the user's intentions, the product can be used either for sexual stimulation and interaction, or for massage and relaxation.

Contact: Deanna Moen: deannam@jimmyjane.com Credit:Jimmyjane Client:

Airflow Tennis Racquet for HEAD

HEAD's Airflow family is a racquet line designed for female tennis players. To meet the needs of this market, the designers were charged with creating an extremely light and well-balanced racquet and lowering the balance point to cater to the preferences of the recreational player. The grip is designed to perfectly fit a woman's hand. The family of racquets is tied together by means of the consistent design language.

Contact: Eric Stangarone: estangarone@ideo.com Credit:IDEO and HEAD (Germany) Client:

Wed'ze RNS7 Helmet

The RNS 7 is an ultra-light, ventilated, sleek, safe helmet for skiers and snowboarders. Safety is enhanced by the integration of the "Recco" system that makes it easier to find the wearer in the event of an avalanche. Its exclusive goggle-fixing system is placed on the side for maximum efficiency; when not worn over the eyes, the mask is locked in place on top of the helmet. A fabric panel covers the ears and neck to keep the wearer warm and comfy, but is easily removed to be cleaned or if warmer conditions dictate.

Contact: Philippe Vahe, I/IDSA: philippe.vahe@decathlon.com Credit:Decathlon (France) Client:

Tribord CR900

The first life jacket designed specifically for women, the CR900 was created for intensive cold-weather coastal and open-sea sailing. A high, double collar helps retain heat while protecting from the rain and also allows ventilation. The neon-yellow hood, shoulder patches, logos and reflective collar are positioned to optimize the wearer's visibility at night or in overcast weather. Waterproof neoprene sleeves keep sailors dry with an exclusive patented "double sleeve" feature that prevents spray and rain from creeping in at wrist level. The hood has three different settings and a built-in rim.

Contact: Philippe Vahe, I/IDSA: philippe.vahe@decathlon.com Credit:Decathlon (France) Client:

Silicone Travel Bottle

Travel bottles are notoriously inflexible, hard to clean and prone to leakage. This design has solved all of those problems with a squishable, leakproof, easy to fill and easy to clean way to store and dispense liquids and gels during travel. A silicone body makes the bottle easy and comfortable to squeeze with minimal force. The neck diameter was sized specifically to allow easy, thorough cleaning. An O-ring has been integrated, creating a secure seal.

Contact: Paul Koh: paul@pkohnyc.com Credit:Paul Koh Client:

INFINI LUXO I-109

With the dual functions of bicycle light and flashlight, the Luxo I-109 boasts a tool-free attachment and easily removable bracket, making it a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts looking for convenience. Round plastic o-rings give the Luxo a high degree of water resistance. The reflector angles are calculated precisely to provide optimal lighting for a wider and longer beam. The precise angles also help eliminate flashing, increasing the safety for road users. All this and environmentally-friendly, too -- a single 1 Watt LED is used to produce the lighting brightness of 8-10 lux.

Contact: info@infini.tw Credit:Duck Image Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) Client:Chance Good Ent. Co., Ltd (Taiwan)

Ergon GR2 - bike grips

Creating the world's most ergonomic and comfortable bike grip required finding out how different hand sizes are affected by the biking experience. Research showed, for example, that women have more nerves in the palms of their hands. The designers of the Ergon GR2 used this and other information to create a grip that reduces/eliminates pain and numbness in the hand, thereby increasing bikers' performance and enhancing the joy of bicycling. In addition to being comfortable, the grip gives the biker maximum control when riding on rough surfaces with sweaty or muddy hands.

Contact: Anna Romboli: anna.romboli@ergonomidesign.com Credit: Ergonomidesign (Sweden) Client: RTI Sports GmbH (Germany)

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