Sports, Leisure & Recreation

Kobe 9 Elite

The Kobe 9 Elite redefines the basketball shoe. Using Nike’s Flyknit technology and its “Nature Amplified” design ethos—an approach based on scientific data—this signature shoe by Kobe enables the foot’s natural movements while providing protection, strength and durability.

Designed by Eric Avar, Nadia Panian and Jeff Spanks and of Nike Inc.

Contact: Howard Lichter - howard.lichter@nike.com

 

Motorola Solutions TLKR Consumer Two-way Radio Series

The TLKR Consumer Two-way Radio Series provides consumers with a cost-effective and efficient method of person-to-person voice communication. With a range of up to 6.2 miles, these devices enable powerful two-way connections for extreme sports, outdoor activities and wherever reliable communication is needed. The TLKR Series is contract-free and offers enhanced features for effective communication with no call charges.

Designed by LanTing Garra, IDSA, LeeSun Ooi and Min Kang of Motorola Solutions

Contact: Chantal Montsion - chantal.montsion@motorolasolutions.com

 

Fitbit Force Activity Tracker

The Fitbit Force Activity Tracker, a stylish digital companion, contains sensors that track steps, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and daily active minutes throughout the day. It also monitors sleep, helping the user wake with a silent vibrating alarm. A bright OLED display provides the time, instant access to stats and call notifications from the wrist.

Designed by Gadi Amit, IDSA, Dan Clifton, Jacqui Belleau and Susan McKinney of NewDealDesign LLC for Fitbit Inc.

Contact: Gadi Amit - info@newdealdesign.com

 

XTOOLS Hybrid Pliers

These floating pliers are geared towards the professional and recreational fishing markets. They are lightweight, yet rugged enough to perform in a tough marine environment. They feature a lightweight composite plastic body, a tungsten carbide blade and anvil system capable of cutting through braided and mono line, injection molded stainless steel teeth for gripping and removing hooks, and elongated, ergonomic, foam-encased handles that float and make the pliers comfortable to use. The pliers are easily retrievable if dropped overboard, making them ecologically superior to metal pliers that add to the pollution on the bottom of ocean or waterways. The highly visible materials are not only marine friendly but also resistant to corrosion.

Contact:Robert Brady, IDSA: rob@robrady.com Credit:ROBRADY design and Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Client:

Wed'ze FR9 Boots

The single lace concept of the FRP snowboard boots is an exclusive system that tightens and blocks at the same time, cutting buckle-up time in half. The boot volume has been compressed by fixing the inner boot to the outer boot, creating more room to slide it on. The standard boot length is two sizes shorter than traditional boots, giving the user a feel for the snow rarely achieved before. A comfortable and technical multi-zoned tongue allows for powerful and reactive weight transfer. These revolutionary new boots also dry faster because they are designed to open up wider. This is the first pair of boots on the market that enables snowboarders with a shoe size over 43 European to ride a standard-width board.

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

Tribord Secufit

An ergonomic study of the human body in motion while sailing has enabled Tribord to design a life jacket that is safe and comfortable, even during maneuvers. The Secufit life jacket allows the wearer total freedom of movement, whether working on the boat or in survival mode. The foam collar supports the head, making it more comfortable than other life jackets and reducing any strangling sensation. A unique, patented design keeps the headrest folded over and out of the way during sailing but unfolds immediately if the wearer falls in water.

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

TLKR T3 and T5 two-way radios

The TLKR T3 and T5 are two-way radios that have been designed to successfully reinvent the family radio system market (FRS), while at the same time paying homage to the previous design of this classic product. Developed for active, outdoor users, these devices provide effective and reliable two-way communication independent of any network or license registration. The iconic form conveys a universal appeal that has made these radios popular with a wide range of consumers. They fit easily in the hand and are comfortable to carry. Functions such as private sub-channels and a stopwatch are accessed by using the keypad to scroll through the intuitive user interface.

Contact: Chi Tran: chitran@motorola.com Credit:Motorola Design Integration Client:Motorola Inc.

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

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