Welcome to the Outdoor 100. Produced in conjunction with our sister site Mpora, this is your complete guide to the 100 best outdoor products available each season.
As outdoor enthusiasts we love geeking out over gear, looking closely at kit that will shave off those vital few grams, keep us those few degrees warmer and let us enjoy hiking, biking, trekking or trail running for longer.
Over the past year our team of gear experts, led by Reviews Editor Jon Doran, have put countless products through their paces in our regular reviews and group tests, and trawled through tradeshow halls to check out the latest fabrics, designs and technologies.
Deciding which of it would make the final selection for the Outdoor 100 Summer Edition was no easy task. A lot of great bits of kit didn’t make the cut. So 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.
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, a daypack, or a trail running vest, these are the pick of the bunch.
The Lowe Alpine Mountain Ascent bag is a top pick for mountaineering and ski-touring
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.
Designed to take on ultra-marathons, you'll love the Columbia Montrail Trient OutDry Extreme.
The Merrell Siren Sport Q2's are fast-paced walking shoes, designed with the female form in mind
Lightweight, supportive, and perfect for fast summer ascents; you'll love the North Face Verto S3K boots.
Your guide to the best tents, camping stoves and walking poles of summer 2017.
Walking enthusiasts will love the Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock Walking Poles.
If you're looking for a lightweight stove to take on your adventures, make sure you check out the Primus MicronTrail
Headtorches, GPS watches & even a portable windmill - these are this season's most innovative accessories.
The Mountain Equipment Helium 400 is an excellent sleeping bag for adventures this summer
Guides from the people who know the outdoors at Vertebrate Publishing
Smith's Pivlock Overdrive shades are some of the best active sunglasses on the market
The Elliot Brown Canford Mountain Rescue Edition Watch is rugged enough for life in the mountains, but smartens up for everyday life in the office.
The Texenergy Infinite Air Portable wind turbine is a genuinely ingenious product gets our seal of approval
The HyperLamina 35 is a sleeping bag for serious alpine adventurers
The Hydro Flask is a lightweight bottle to keep you liquids cold all day.
Thermarest's self-inflating All Season Neoair is truly hard to beat