Our pick of the best outdoors gear of 2014
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to pick out the very best of the outdoors kit we’ve used this year from waterproof jackets, via winter-friendly insulated clothing through to an outstanding off-road running headtorch, a proper all-weather blaster of a lightweight stove and lots more.
How we selected the gear
In each case we’ve explained why we rate that particular item so highly plus at the end there’s a ‘bubbling under’ selection of kit that didn’t quite make the cut, but is still exceptionally good.
The bottom line is that these days, there’s very little genuinely poor outdoors kit around, so to really stand out from the crowd is getting harder and harder. So here’s our selection of the best of the best. Let us know if you think we’ve forgotten anything.
Check out the kit by either scrolling down the page or jumping to your preferred item by using the links below.
Mountain Equipment Gryphon Jacket | MSR WindBoiler Stove | Berghaus Ramche Jacket | Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody | Osprey Exos 48 Pack | Satmap Active 12 GPS | The North Face Thermoball Jackets | Rab Continuum Hoody | Petzl Nao Headtorch | Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 Shoes | Scarpa R-Evo GTX Boot