Futuristic Items to Pack for an Outdoor Adventure
Hiking, camping and co are the obvious things to do in summertime. These iF award-winning products and concepts focusing on smart technology and sustainability should be on your packing list.
After spending so much time indoors, many people are drawn to the great outdoors. With summer fully here, spoil yourself with some vacation – even if it’s just for a day or a weekend. When you feel the presence of nature it’s also scientifically proven to improve your health and wellbeing. Whether it’s a trip to the woods, a vacation by the sea, a picnic with friends, or a week-long hike – leaving your usual environment and surrounding yourself with nature has always been the best way to recharge your batteries and get inspired.
iF AWARD-WINNING DESIGNS 2021
If you are tired of the same-old evening walk or cycle rides, the anticipation of this year’s first outdoor adventure rises even more. As Covid lockdowns being gradually reversed and tourism likely to swell, you may find a trip into the wild perfect for social isolation or slowly getting closer to other people again. The only thing you need to know is what type of outdoor explorer you are. If you are uncertain, this year’s iF awarded products and concepts of the iF DESIGN AWARD help you on the road to self-perception. And even beyond that, the award-winning items are worth a look. With a focus on smart technology and sustainability, designers created one-of-a-kind products to accompany you on your adventures in nature. They serve different segments of comfort, style and uniqueness. If you ask us, we can’t wait to pack our bags!
When hiking, biking or camping, it’s crucial to have little helpers that are practical and purpose-built to make the most of your trip. Among the most exciting advancements in product development are futuristic gadgets like the electric bicycle , a fast and future-oriented design for the best possible riding dynamics. Combined with the gold awarded smart cycling helmet featuring a built-in SOS system in case of an emergency, you’re all set for a fun – and futuristic – bike trip. Or do you prefer a trip by car? The gold awarded SUV creates an off-road driving experience as close to riding bare-back as any car can. Along with the car speaking system that provides an universal strap-mounting hardware and unique ball-joint for placing anywhere you like in your vehicle, musical entertainment is taken to the next new level.
2021 Ford Bronco | Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, United States
This off-road-oriented, body-on-frame SUV is built for those who have waited patiently for the legend’s return to the wilderness. The visual DNA captures the single-piece grille, round lights bisected by a bar carrying the product name, the front fender ‘trail sights’ helping the user see the vehicle's corners, contrast color removable roof, redacted surface language where all superfluous styling or detail has been removed.
LIVALL EVO21 | Manufacturer: Qianhai LIVALL loT Technology Co., Ltd., Madrid, Spain
This road bike helmet is inspired by time trial aero helmets that optimize air resistance and reduce perspiration through a system of inner channels. In the event of an accident, the SOS system, via the user's smartphone, calls emergency services, providing the cyclist’s geolocation as well as flashing the helmet lights. Thanks to the LIVALL app, the user can connect to a class-leading community of interconnected cyclists.
Gone are the days when outdoor adventures were initially associated with fighting storms, rain and heat. Nobody wants to feel cold, soaking wet, overheated – or even out of battery – so keeping comfortable is what not only you have in mind but designers improving user experience and increasing the comfortability degree to which you feel the best. With , thanks to state-of-the-art methanol and hydrogen fuel cells, you’ll always have enough battery life, even if you’re off the grid for a few days.
For a picnic with friends, the utility bottle is the so-called Swiss army knife of insulated bottles, suitable for all kinds of drinks, from coffee to cocktails. No need to be tied to single-use plastics anymore. Going camping? It doesn’t have to be so cumbersome: The table features a futuristic design, while the can be set up in 30 seconds. Going back to nature, back to where it all starts while embracing the possibilities of modern design and technology is what will make outdoor adventures now even more special.