For most of us, spending the same amount of money on, say, a mountain bike as you would on a reasonably-priced car is pretty much out of the question, but what if you had a bottomless kit-buying budget? What’s the most frighteningly expensive kit out there, why does it cost so much and why would you even consider buying it?
We’re not just talking about bikes, there’s a huge amount of outdoor gear that you wouldn’t believe could cost so much but why? You can’t generalise, but often it’s down to the use of incredibly expensive top-notch materials, complex manufacturing processes and small production runs.
And while some of the kit is undeniably pricy, much of it is designed to cope with the sort of ultra-extreme conditions you could find on an 8000m plus Himalayan peak.
In this article we take a look at a range of outdoor products from incredibly expensive socks to a Swiss Army Knife with more tools on it than gadget man.
We’ve listed the products from lowest to highest price either scroll down the page to check the products out or follow the brand links below.