In a year of big leaps forward, our editors and army of gear experts hand-picked 10 award-winning designs.

While other sports wait for trends to come to them, triathlon has a long, rich history of living at the cutting edge of technology and design. Multisport has led the pack in creating (and ending) trends, and while not every tri design is a home run, our sport is a petri dish for exciting innovation.

We sat down with our editors and a team of gear experts to whittle through the most exciting and impactful people, products, and more from the last year to see who is truly deserving of Triathlete’s Designs of the Year awards. And the winners are…

WINNER: Eric Min
Honorable Mention: Dan Eisenhardt

Honorable Mention: 
Bontrager WaveCel

WINNER: Carbon-Plated Shoes
Honorable Mention:
SRAM eTap AXS 12-Speed Shifting

WINNER: Suunto 7
Honorable Mention: Quintana Roo PRsix2

WINNER: Saris Nfinity Trainer Platform
Honorable Mention: Enve Air Pressure Station

WINNER: Cervelo P-series
Honorable Mention: Wahoo Elemnt Roam

WINNER: Peakers
Honorable Mention: Infinit Custom Protein

WINNER: Rudy Project Wing
Honorable Mention: Rapha Classic Shoes

WINNER: Ultiracer Rollers
Honorable Mention: Salomon Recyclable Shoe

WINNER: Park Tool THH-1 Sliding T-Handle Hex Wrench Set
Honorable Mention: Silca Viaggio Travel Pump