Outdoor Brand of the Year 2015/16

Winner: Berghaus

 

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Berghaus wins for a second year in a row, with its excellent range of well-priced, well-made kit specifically designed for use in the UK. 

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Our kit expert Matt Swaine comments: “Berghaus are a great winner for this award. I’ve been using one particular bit of their kit for the last 15 years and it is still the first item I pack when I’m heading to the hills. Berghaus produces great kit with exceptional technical performance that is just right for outdoor adventures in the UK and beyond. They put superb design thinking into everything they do and that is what makes them a very deserved winner of this award.”

Richard Leedham, Berghaus brand president, said: “Everyone at Berghaus is delighted, not only that we have won this award, but also that the region where we are based has performed so well.  Over the years, many of the products that have helped us to win these successive BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards have been put to the test in Northumberland and our team certainly agree that it’s a wonderful part of the world.  Berghaus turns 50 in 2016 and this award is a lovely way to start the birthday celebrations.”

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Berghaus staff celebrating their win in Northumberland Pic @Berghaus

Runner up: Craghoppers

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Only just pipped to the post this year by Berghaus, Craghoppers is a fantastic brand producing superb gear at a good price – all matched by a sound ethic towards its kit and projects.