United Sports Brands’ McDavid and Nathan Win 2017 ISPO Awards

United Sports Brands’ McDavid and Nathan Win 2017 ISPO Awards

ISPO, the world’s largest sports trade show, will take place Feb. 5-8, 2017, in Munich



Fountain Valley, California (Feb. 2, 2017) – United Sports Brands’ sports medicine expert McDavid, and run essentials leader Nathan announced today that three of their new products were chosen as winners of the 2017 ISPO Awards.


The ISPO awards honor extraordinary sports products that retailers and consumers value as a neutral recommendation for future product selections. The awards have established themselves as a seal of quality for the sporting goods industry, choosing winners from several hundred entries. Award-winning innovations from United Sports Brands in the performance and health and fitness categories include: 


McDavid Bio-Logix™ Knee Brace –  This is the first knee brace to approach custom brace stability with a comfortable and flexible fit. It features a semi-rigid lightweight brace with compression sleeve for knee instabilities and ultimate body-in-motion performance. Additionally, the knee brace supports athletes from a wide range of court and field sports who seek injury recovery and proactive protection without hindering performance. The overall length of the brace has also been designed to fit with ski and snowboard boots, making it the ideal choice for snow sport enthusiasts.


Nathan VaporHowe™ 12L Race Vest Designed in collaboration with record-setting ultra runner Stephanie Howe, this women’s-specific race vest is breathable, comfortable and offers an apparel-like fit that is body-mapped to the female form with compression straps to ensure a stable run. The patent-pending 1.8L Vapor bladder is designed to reduce sloshing. The vest’s storage options abound, with front pockets designed for bottles, zip pockets for large smartphones and running essentials, back zip/stash pockets for layers and stash pockets to allow on-the-go access to small items. 


Nathan VaporKrar™ 4L Ultra-Light Race Vest With design and functionality input from champion ultra runner Rob Krar, this lightweight Nathan race vest is form-fitting yet breathable, and it offers an apparel-like fit designed specifically for the male torso. It comes equipped with two 12oz ExoShot™ soft flasks with extended straw tubes to easily sip fluids while on the move. The back pocket can fit a jacket or layers and is compatible with a 1.5L Vapor bladder. Storage options include side stash pockets and front pockets designed to fit large smartphones and running essentials.


“As a company, we strive to find creative solutions for athletes’ needs across a variety of sports and activities, so we are very excited that three of our newest products have won innovation awards at ISPO,” said Tony Armand, CEO of United Sports Brands. “With these and all other performance and protective products within United Sports Brands, we are helping athletes of all kinds perform at their personal best, and we’ll continue to look for new ways to meet their ever-changing needs.”


About United Sports Brands:

United Sports Brands is a global leader in sports performance and protective products designed to help athletes perform at their personal best. Brands within our portfolio include Shock Doctor, the #1 global leader in mouthguards; McDavid, a brand at the top of the recommended lists of pro athletes, sports medicine professionals and athletic trainers for more than 30 years; Cutters, the innovative leader in the athletic glove market and high performance glove grip technology; and, XO Athletic, a premium, game-changing developer of athletic cups and sports protection; Nathan, the running essentials market leader in athletic hydration, visibility and performance gear. United Sports Brands is also a portfolio company of Bregal Partners, a private equity investment firm. 


McDavid, Nathan and Shock Doctor brands can be found at ISPO Booth B4.312



Mary Horwath, (657) 383-4404, mhorwath@unitedspb.com







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