Editor’s note: Tim Sadler, our category manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa shares some really cool news with us: the Flipside 500 AW received a coveted Gear of the Year Award (GOTY) from a panel of judges that included industry experts and editorial staff from Bauer Media. The largest, privately owned publishing group in Europe, Bauer offers more than 300 titles in 15 countries, including Digital Photo and Practical Photography magazines. This year, UK marketing manager Natalie Littlehales boarded a boat in London, cruised on the Thames and accepted the GOTY award with a champagne toast. Not a bad way to receive kudos!
“Last week saw the annual UK Gear of the Year awards hosted by Bauer Media take place in London. Suppliers and retailers from around the UK boarded the William B boat and were treated to champagne and fine dining whilst the cream of the industry crop received their awards for the best product releases of the last 12 months.
The sought-after ‘GOTY’s’ are chosen by editorial teams from both Digital Photo and Practical Photography magazines and our UK team were very excited when the Flipside 500 AW won the award for Best Camera Bag of 2012.
Since launching the Flipside 500 AW earlier this year, it has become a firm favourite amongst the media and the action sports crowd – which includes the likes of professional photographers Geoff Waugh and Roo Fowler. Visit the product page to find out more or watch the video!”