2016 Outdoor Rec Innovation Contest Finalists

Were you there when Black Diamond, or NorthFace, or Patagonia, were invented? Yeah, neither were we. But you can be there at the beginning of the next big outdoor thing on June 22nd. That’s because Grow Utah and Vista Outdoor are inviting you to the final pitch event of the “Concept to Company” outdoor gear innovation contest!

Come see Utah’s hottest outdoor rec startups compete for the $40K Grand Prizes! Mingle with industry big-shots, feast on tasty food, and see the next big outdoor thing before it’s the next big outdoor thing!


Here are the finalists:

  • Rekon: New shooting technology that allows users to track their performance, compete with others and connect with shooters across the world.  www.TeamRekon.com
  • Segmented Shotgun Slug by Connor Yadon: A shotgun slug that creates several wound channels in different directions and a larger wound channel along the original trajectory.
  • Trisul Drift – Portable Hydroelectric Power: A portable device that generates electrical power from rivers and streams.
  • Wavio: Voice-activated, two-way radio. Bridges between headphones and phone. Off-grid phone calls, texting and location sharing.  www.GetWavio.com
  • KURUK bike racks by Red Wolf Technologies: Bike rack for pickup trucks, instantly adjusts to all bike wheel sizes and holds bikes securely, instant loading, does not obstruct cargo space, protects bikes and trucks. www.KURUKbikeracks.com
  • RedHead Tools, Portable and modular shovel system- Trail Series: A modular and portable shovel utilizing RedHed Tools patent pending Quick Connect system. https://www.redhedtools.com/collections/redhed-trail-series
  • Razik Epitome Hartail Mountainbike by Razik Bicycles: The Razik Epitome is an all new hardtail racing mountain bike with Isotruss latticework tubing that now only catches the eye but is integrally functional to the frame performance. https://razik.com/epitome.html
  • Adjustagrill Campfire by Panaceas, Inc.: Adjustagrill Campfire was specifically designed for meeting the requirements of environmentally sensitive permitted areas where ground fires are not allowed. www.adjustagrill.com
  • Monocoque Carbon Fiber Compound Bow by AST Composites: Monocoque carbon fiber manufacturing process producing unique anti-vibration and ultra light core outdoor products such as the riser of the PSE Carbon Air Compound Bow
  • Ra: The worlds first light designed for your back pack straps. With over 1,600 lumens per pair it has a spread and throw unlike any existing headlamp or outdoor light. It’s versatile so you can also use it anywhere. https://www.zyntony.com

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