Every summer the outdoors industry gathers in Friedrichshafen, Germany to unveil the latest, greatest, outright best new outdoors kit for the following year – in this case 2017 – and we were there to get a scoop look at what’s new and exciting from the top outdoors brands. It’s all kit that’s due to appear in the shops early next year, so we won’t go into too much detail, but there’s some great new gear out there ranging from an Arc’teryx trail-running shoe that transforms into a scrambling one with a quick lace adjustment through a new Berghaus waterproof jacket that weights less than 100g, while still being comfortable and – apparently – durable too.
Other stuff we liked included a new, lightweight, four-season mountain tent from MSR, technical denim jeans from Paramo – yes really, you read that right – and new technical women’s kit from Haglöfs and Salomon that’s both fashionable and functional. Sorry boys, you’ll just have to make do with the latter.
All images: Jon Doran