LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPEEDO USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), announced today that the TriClops, the brand’s cutting-edge new pack designed specifically for triathlon, has been selected as a winner in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 competition.
Built with innovative features to manage all the tools a triathlete needs to perform and to keep gear for the swim, the bike and the run easily and efficiently accessible, the TriClops impressed the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 with its high design quality and “optimal organization of gear paired with high comfort and practical detail.”
Red Dot’s internationally recognized Product Design competition began in 1954 and has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most distinguished competitions honoring excellence and innovation in product design. Experts on this year’s Red Dot jury discussed and evaluated a record 4,815 entries from 53 countries. Only designs that won over the jury with quality and innovative strength – including the TriClops – were awarded the coveted Red Dot quality seal.
The TriClops and its fellow award winners will be on display in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen Germany, in a bound exhibition catalog, and in their online multi-media exhibition; the awards will formally be presented at a gala event in Essen, Germany, on July 7, 2014.
“We are honored that the TriClops and SPEEDO USA have been recognized with the Red Dot award for our innovation and excellence in functional industrial design,” said Barry McGeough, SPEEDO USA’s Vice President of Hardgoods. “Throughout its 85 year history, the Speedo brand has been known for innovation in swimming and aquatic sports gear and we designed the Triclops with the features and high-performance technology that every triathlete needs – and that is expected from Speedo.”
Made with durable Nylon 100D Cordura Ripstop and YKK® zippers, the TriClops is lightweight, strong and durable, and equipped with:
- SPEEDO USA’s unique three headed zip system, which allows the pack to be opened into an organized relay station without the need to remove the helmet
- Internal organization with dedicated pockets for running and cycling footwear
- Expandable zip-out drainage pocket to hold wet or dry wetsuit or swim gear
- Top pocket with fleece lining to protect sunglasses or swim goggles
- 360° reflective piping to provide excellent visibility in low light/night environments
- Built-in room for hydration and a dedicated ambidextrous hydration port
- A Speedo Dirt Bag to keep dirty or wet gear separated from clean, dry garments
- Soft hip belts made to conform to the wearer for an individual fit to keep pack in place
- Ergonomic 3D molded shoulder straps and Turbo Vent system, allowing for maximum air flow and back support, providing comfort and breathability between the bag and the athlete
“Being awarded the renowned Red Dot seal for the TriClops is a testament to the Speedo brand’s history of innovation,” added McGeough, “and furthers our commitment to bring the brand’s authentic, 85-year performance heritage and aquatics know-how to the Packs category.”
The Triclops is one of 13 new packs being introduced by SPEEDO USA in 2014. Every highly-durable style in the new collection is built with an athlete’s needs in mind, featuring electronics and media organization, cutting-edge materials, high quality buckles and trims, and – being Speedo – aquatic features useful for any activity. For more on the TriClops, and the 2014 Speedo Packs Collection, visit http://explore.speedousa.com/innovation/triclops.html.
Speedo is a registered trademark of and used under license from Speedo International Ltd. Warnaco Swimwear, Inc., a subsidiary of PVH that does business as SPEEDO USA, holds the exclusive license from Speedo International Ltd in North America and the Caribbean.
The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations, and supporting swimming from the grassroots to the elite level. In the 1920’s Speedo made history with the Racerback, the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008, Speedo redefined swimwear again with Fastskin LZR RACER, one of the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuits ever created; 2011 saw Speedo unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System - a cap, goggle and suit designed to work together as one. Speedo is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V. and distributed in over 170 countries around the world; in North America and the Caribbean, Speedo is licensed exclusively to Warnaco Swimwear Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. To find out more, visit www.speedousa.com.
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
ABOUT THE RED DOT DESIGN AWARD
With the Red Dot Design Award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen created an internationally renowned product competition. Its prize, the Red Dot, has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for at least one year. In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Further information at: www.red-dot.de/press.