Welcome to the Outdoor 100, your complete guide to this summer’s best outdoor and adventure gear.
Good gear can make the difference between having the best day of your life and having to finish a climb, a run or a ride early because you’re cold, wet and miserable. Put simply, having the best kit lets us do more of the activities we love.
Our team of gear experts led by Jon Doran, the Reviews Editor of our sister site Outdoors Magic, spent a long time testing product and whittling down the lengthy shortlist to decide on this, the final 100. Being selected for the Outdoor 100 is no mean feat – a lot of great products didn’t make the cut.
So that means you can be sure that the gear featured here, tested and shot beautifully on location in the Peak District, the Malvern Hills and the French Pyrenees by Chris Johnson and John Fisher, really is the best of the best.
Featherweight jackets; high-end hiking boots; innovative mapping apps and even a portable wind turbine – these are the products that will help you get more out of your adventures this summer.
Lightweight trail running jackets, versatile softshells and more - these are the best jackets of summer 2017.
Whether you're after a cavernous 70-litre trekking pack or a trail running vest, these are the pick of the bunch.
'RotoGlide' tech helps make the Arc'Teryx Bora 50 AR an impressively comfortable pack
Swedish brand Fjallraven have done it again with the excellent Abisko Friluft 35 backpack.
The Klettersack 30 backpack from Lowe Alpine looks just as good on the mountain as it does in the hip coffee shops in town
The Vaude Brenta 30 is perfect for general hill and mountain walking, but also as an all-round daypack
The Lowe Alpine Mountain Ascent bag is a top pick for mountaineering and ski-touring
The Deuter Guide 35+ is a professional hiking pack for the serious adventurer
The Gregory Packs Maven 58 is an ultra-lightweight and technical trekking pack for women
If you’re serious about trail running, you need the Inov-8 All-Terrain Pro Vest in your life
The Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight is ideal if you like tackling climbs quickly and comfortably.
Millican's Fraser the Rucksack is at home in the city as it is in the wild
The Montane Featherlite 30 backpack is both super light and extremely usable
Osprey have gone above-and-beyond to ensure that the Tempest 20 backpack sits comfortably on your body, wherever adventure takes you
If you're after a multi-day adventure pack, look no further than the Osprey Aether AG70.
Compact and form fitting - the Salewa Ultra Train 18 backpack.
Looking for the ultimate travel bag? The large Base Camp Duffel from The North Face has to be on your radar
Trekking tights, shorts or technical t-shirts - here are this season's most innovative pieces of clothing.
From serious hiking boots to super-lightweight trekking sandals, here's our pick of this summer's best shoes.
Your guide to the best tents, camping stoves and walking poles of summer 2017.
Headtorches, GPS watches & even a portable windmill - these are this season's most innovative accessories.