Garmin receives OWPG Derryck Draper Award

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PRESS RELEASE – 18 October 2018

The Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (OWPG) has announced this year’s Derryck Draper Award winner.

Garmin received the prestigious accolade for its InReach Mini Satellite Phone and GPS, which was commended by a panel of the Guild’s expert gear testers.

The Derryck Draper Award is given in memory of Derryck Draper, one of the Guild’s founder members. It aims to recognise outstanding innovation in outdoor equipment design and celebrate the OWPG’s close association with the outdoor gear trade. Each year, a panel drawn from the Guild’s experienced gear testers looks at the new products coming on the market and selects a winner.

This year, the testers felt that the Garmin InReach Mini was a clear winner.

Panel member and seasoned gear tester Chris Townsend comments: “The InReach Mini is a very small ultralight satellite communicator with two-way messaging and an SOS function. It measures 10cm by 5cm and weighs 120 grams. This is much smaller and lighter than alternatives. The small size is good for sure. Particularly as these days all mobile phones are huge!

Garmin was presented with the Derryck Draper Award at the OWPG’s annual AGM weekend. To find out more about the Guild, please see “About Us”, “Need Content” and “Join Us” from the menu above.


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