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.

Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket

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The first hardshell Fjallraven have made in a wee while and they’ve knocked it out of the park. This is hard-wearing, versatile and stylish.

Read the full review of the Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket and watch the video of it being put through its paces.

Berghaus Extrem Ramche 2.0 Jacket

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An extremely warm and well-made down jacket, featuring various impressive technical innovations that are all Berghaus’ own.

Read the full review of the Berghaus Extrem Ramche 2.0 Jacket and watch the video of it being put through its paces.

Fjallraven Keb Endurance Three-Man Tent

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A tent designed to take whatever the winter can throw at it, this is also impressively easy to put up quickly - a huge advantage when it’s cold.

Read the full review of the Fjallraven Keb Endurance Three-Man Tent and watch the video of it being put through its paces.

Marmot Quark Sleeping Bag

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Warm, with high fill down and some impressive technical features, this is an excellent winter sleeping bag.

Read the full review of the Marmot Quark Sleeping Bag and watch the video of it being put through its paces.

Fjallraven Keb Trekking Trousers

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Versatile, hard-wearing, stretchy and stylish to boot. As our testers said: “We can’t really imagine why you’d need anything else."

Read the full review of the Fjallraven Keb Trekking Trousers and watch the video of it being put through its paces.

Osprey Atmos AG Backpack

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Osprey have made a brilliant backpack here, with a waist strap that feels like you’re being hugged when it’s on and space for everything you might need.

Read the full review of the Osprey Atmos AG Backpack.

Mountain Equipment Spectre Trekking Trousers

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British brand Mountain Equipment have made an excellent pair of women’s trousers here - windproof, breathable and suitable for any trek.

Read the full review of the Mountain Equipment Spectre Trekking Trousers.

Keen Feldberg Hiking Boots

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Warm, stylish, but above all, comfortable - Keen’s Feldberg boots are the perfect thing for winter hikes.

Read the full review of the Keen Feldberg Hiking Boots.

Hanwag Tatra Hiking Boots

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The latest pair of hiking boots from a brand with a long history of making excellent footwear.

Read the full review of the Hanwag Tatra Hiking Boots.

Leki Tour Stick Walking Poles

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“The jury is no longer out on walking poles," said our gear experts. “They are here to stay." This lightweight, durable pair from Leki are the ones to have.

Read the full review of the Leki Tour Stick Walking Poles.

Berghaus Trailhead 65 Backpack

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This capacious 65 litre backpack from British brand Berghaus will swallow up all your camping gear with room to spare.

Read the full review of the Berghaus Trailhead 65 Backpack

Marmot XT Gloves

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Gloves are an essential part of winter walking kit. These are some of the best on the market.

Read the full review of the Marmot XT Gloves here.

Petzl NAO Headtorch

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This headtorch from Petzl is incredibly high tech, with all sorts of useful features. In fact, our testers said, “it’s one step away from having its own Instagram account".

Read the full review of the Petzl NAO Headtorch here

Satmap Active 12 GPS

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This GPS unit is packed with enough techy details to excite the biggest mapping nerds. At the same time it’s simple enough that if you just want the basics, it’s easy to use.

Read the full review of the Satmap Active 12 GPS.

Outdoor Tech Kodiak Plus Power Pack

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How do you stop your batteries dying in the cold? Don’t take any. Take a Kodiak Plus Power Pack from Outdoor Tech instead.

Read the full review of the Outdoor Tech Kodiak Plus Power Pack

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet

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Lightweight, as portable as a tablet but as powerful as a proper computer, this is the perfect laptop for backing up footage at basecamp.

Read the full review of the Microsoft Surface 4 Pro Tablet

ExPed Synmat Hyperlite Sleeping Mat

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ExPed make some of the best sleeping mats in the world. This is our pick of the bunch for this winter.

Read the full review of the ExPed Synmat Hyperlite Sleeping Mat

Primus Lite+ Stove

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One of the lightest and most energy efficient camping stoves around, this is the perfect thing for cooking on the go.

Read the full review of the Primus Lite+ Stove

Alpkit Titanium Cookware

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Super lightweight and really well thought out this includes a titanium kettle, mug and even chopsticks!

Read the full review of Alpkit’s Titanium Cookware

Morakniv Garberg Knife

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Morakniv have been making knives for years, but the Garberg is their first full tang model. It’s been worth the wait.

Read the full review of the Morakniv Garberg Knife

Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee Maker

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Yes a proper coffee maker is a luxury, but it’s one you’ll cherish every morning as you step out of the tent. And this weighs so little, why not take it with?

Read the full review of the Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee Maker

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