Hiking and camping in winter is a totally different ballgame. It can be incredible of course – there are few things more rewarding than crunching your way across fresh snow. But because it’s that much colder, wetter and darker than the summer, it’s all the more important that you have the right kit. Your gear will have to work harder to keep you warm, dry and on the right path.
As with all the gear in the Outdoor 100, the hiking and camping kit that has made the cut here is the very best. These jackets, trekking trousers, boots and backpacks will survive whatever winter has to throw at them, and come back asking for more.
“Your gear will have to work harder to keep you warm, dry and on the right path.”
Much of the equipment in this guide is multi-functional (many of the items were in fact chosen for the versatility) but if it’s specific winter hiking or camping gear you’re after, then this collection we’ve put together – the ultimate winter kit bag for hiking and camping – is a good place to start your search.