German Design Award for the Ergon BE1

The BE1 Enduro-Protect-Backpack by Ergon receives ”Special Mention” at the German Design Award 2016. Now for the 4th time one of our pioneering products is honored with a premium award by the German Design Council. After winning the Design & Innovation Award 2015 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, this is the 3rd prestigious honor for the BE1.

35 international design experts from economy, education, science, and the design industry judged 3,400 submissions on July 30th and 31st 2015, and then decided on whom to honor with the popular award. The BE1 Enduro Protect by Ergon received ”Special Mention”, which honors work designed with exceptional aspects or shows outstanding solutions.

This competition makes high demands on the determination of the winners: They´re unique nomination process chooses only products and communication design achievements to participate, which verifiably stands out in its creative quality. The goal of the German Design Award is to discover, to present, and to honor unique design trends.

The BE1 Enduro Protect is the first completely focused Race Pack for Gravity Riders and was developed in close collaboration with downhill legend and engineer, Fabien Barel. The main feature is the extreme flexibility in the back area with its mobile middle part consisting of lightweight design molded foam, which serves as a stable underbody for the packing compartment and offers space for the secure mounting of the full face helmet at the same time. The BE1 Enduro Protect comes with a superlight, certified, fully integral back protector and 1,5 liter drinking blatter.

Ergon received Germany’s most important design award for one of its holistically developed products for the 4th time after 2010 (GP5 Grips), 2012 (PC2 Contour Pedal), and 2014 (SM3 Pro Carbon Saddle). For the BE1 Enduro Protect it’s the third prestigious award after receiving the Design & Innovation Award 2015 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015.

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