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The 100 Best Outdoor Products for Summer 2017

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.

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Jackets

Lightweight trail running jackets, versatile softshells and more - these are the best jackets of summer 2017.

Backpacks

Whether you're after a cavernous 70-litre trekking pack, a daypack, or a trail running vest, these are the pick of the bunch.

Backpacks

Arc'Teryx Bora AR 50 Backpack | Review

'RotoGlide' tech helps make the Arc'Teryx Bora 50 AR an impressively comfortable pack

Arc'Teryx Bora AR 50 Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Lowe Alpine Klettersack 30 Backpack Review

The Klettersack 30 backpack from Lowe Alpine looks just as good on the mountain as it does in the hip coffee shops in town

Lowe Alpine Klettersack 30 Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Vaude Brenta 30 Backpack | Review

The Vaude Brenta 30 is perfect for general hill and mountain walking, but also as an all-round daypack

Vaude Brenta 30 Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Deuter Guide 35+ Backpack | Review

The Deuter Guide 35+ is a professional hiking pack for the serious adventurer

Deuter Guide 35+ Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Lowe Alpine Mountain Ascent 40:50 Backpack | Review

The Lowe Alpine Mountain Ascent bag is a top pick for mountaineering and ski-touring

Lowe Alpine Mountain Ascent 40:50 Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Gregory Packs Maven 58 Backpack | Review

The Gregory Packs Maven 58 is an ultra-lightweight and technical trekking pack for women

Gregory Packs Maven 58 Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Fjallraven Abisko Friluft 35 Backpack | Review

Swedish brand Fjallraven have done it again with the excellent Abisko Friluft 35 backpack.

Fjallraven Abisko Friluft 35 Backpack | Review
Backpacks

Inov-8 All-Terrain Pro Vest 0-15 | Review

If you’re serious about trail running, you need the Inov-8 All-Terrain Pro Vest in your life

Inov-8 All-Terrain Pro Vest 0-15 | Review
Backpacks

Lowe Alpine Alpine Ascent Backpack | Review

The Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight is ideal if you like tackling climbs quickly and comfortably.

Lowe Alpine Alpine Ascent Backpack | Review

Clothing

Trekking tights, shorts or technical t-shirts - here are this season's most innovative pieces of clothing.

Walking Trousers

Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights | Review

Comfort, ease of movement and durability make the Fjallraven Abisko trekking tights a great purchase

Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights | Review
Walking Trousers

Berghaus Fast Climb Trekking Trousers | Review

With its Kevlar knee reinforcements, the Berghaus Fast Climb trousers are as durable as they sound

Berghaus Fast Climb Trekking Trousers | Review
Walking Trousers

Haglofs Trekkings Women’s Trousers | Review

Haglof's trekking trousers are versatile and stylish without letting performance drop

Haglofs Trekkings Women’s Trousers | Review
Walking Trousers

Haglofs Lizard II Shorts | Review

The Lizard II shorts from Haglofs are a durable, technical option for women.

Haglofs Lizard II Shorts | Review
Walking Trousers

Jack Wolfskin Activate Light 3/4 Pants | Review

Light, highly breathable, and water-resistant, the Jack Wolfskin Women’s Activate Light 3/4 Pants are also changing the face of adventure for women

Jack Wolfskin Activate Light 3/4 Pants | Review
Walking Trousers

Paramo Montero Technical Jeans | Review

The Montero technical jean from Paramo is great for city-livers who love the outdoors

Paramo Montero Technical Jeans | Review
Mid and Base Layers

Rab Top-Out Hoody | Review

The Rab Top-Out hoody is an excellent all-rounder that won't break the bank

Rab Top-Out Hoody | Review
Mid and Base Layers

Salewa Pedroc Delta Dry T-Shirt | Review

In the Salewa Pedroc Delta Dry, you can run along the trails feeling cool and dry.

Salewa Pedroc Delta Dry T-Shirt | Review
Mid and Base Layers

Sherpa Karma Hoody | Review

The Sherpa Karma hoody is a superb mid-layer, that uses modern technology but has its origins in an ancient culture

Sherpa Karma Hoody | Review

Footwear

From serious hiking boots to super-lightweight trekking sandals, here's our pick of this summer's best shoes.

Walking Boots

Keen Terradora Walking Boots | Review

The Terradora is a seriously comfortable boot that copes well with mountain trails.

Keen Terradora Walking Boots | Review
Walking Boots

AKU Alterra GTX Walking Boot | Review

Whether you're trekking in the UK or sunnier climes, the AKU Alterra GTX has got you covered.

AKU Alterra GTX Walking Boot | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Arc'teryx Norvan VT Trail-Running Shoe | Review

The Arc-teryx Norvan VT is one of the most versatile trail running shoes around

Arc'teryx Norvan VT Trail-Running Shoe | Review
Walking Boots

Asolo Falcon GV Walking Boot | Review

The Asolo Falcon walking boot is breathable, comfortable, resilient and lightweight

Asolo Falcon GV Walking Boot | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Berghaus Expeditor Active AQ Shoe | Review

The Expeditor Active AQ from Berghaus is a truly excellent multi-purpose shoe.

Berghaus Expeditor Active AQ Shoe | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Columbia Montrail Trient OutDry Extreme Trail Running Shoe | Review

Designed to take on ultra-marathons, you'll love the Columbia Montrail Trient OutDry Extreme.

Columbia Montrail Trient OutDry Extreme Trail Running Shoe | Review
Walking Boots

Zamberlan Fell Lite GTX | Review

Zamberlan's Fell Lite is strong, comfortable and stylish

Zamberlan Fell Lite GTX | Review
Walking Boots

Hanwag Makra Combi GTX | Review

Hanwag have been making quality boots since 1921. Is the Makra Combi GTX their best one yet?

Hanwag Makra Combi GTX | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoes | Review

The latest in the ever-popular Roclite range from Inov-8.

Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoes | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Keen Newport Evo Sandal | Review

When heavy boots are too much, you feet will thank you for putting them in the Keen Newport Evo Sandal

Keen Newport Evo Sandal | Review
Walking Boots

Mammut Ayako High GTX Walking Boot | Review

The Mammut Ayako High GTX is a heavy-duty walking boot that can work year-round

Mammut Ayako High GTX Walking Boot | Review
Walking Boots

Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Gore-Tex Walking Shoes | Review

The Merrell Siren Sport Q2's are fast-paced walking shoes, designed with the female form in mind

Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Gore-Tex Walking Shoes | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Merrell Moab FST Walking Shoes | Review

The Moab FST from Merrell is grippy and comfortable from the get-go

Merrell Moab FST Walking Shoes | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Oboz Sawtooth Low Walking Shoes | Review

If you’re after a great all-round outdoor shoe suitable for hiking, get yourself a pair of the Oboz Sawtooth Low walking shoes

Oboz Sawtooth Low Walking Shoes | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX | Review

If you're looking for a walking book that's strong and sturdy, but also light enough to deliver pace, then the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX...

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Salomon Ellipse 2 GTX Hiking Shoes | Review

The Ellipse 2 GTX are great lightweight hiking shoes designed for women

Salomon Ellipse 2 GTX Hiking Shoes | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Walking Boot | Review

Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX isn't just one of the best looking walking boots on the market, it's also one of the smartest

Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Walking Boot | Review
Walking Boots

Scarpa R-Evo GTX Walking Boot | Review

The Scarpa R-Evo GTX is perfect for fell-walking, hill-walking, and taking on trails

Scarpa R-Evo GTX Walking Boot | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Scarpa Epic Lite OD Walking Shoe Review

Scarpa's Epic Lite OD is a perfect option for those looking for a strong yet rugged option to take on trails in.

Scarpa Epic Lite OD Walking Shoe | Review
Walking Boots

The North Face Verto S3K Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots | Review

Lightweight, supportive, and perfect for fast summer ascents; you'll love the North Face Verto S3K boots.

The North Face Verto S3K Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots | Review
Walking Boots

Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX Walking Boot | Review

The Ferrata Combi GTX from Hanwag is an incredibly versatile, resilient boot

Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX Walking Boot | Review

Hardware

Your guide to the best tents, camping stoves and walking poles of summer 2017.

Walking Equipment and Accessories

Primus PrimeTech 2.3L Stove Set | Review

This award-winning camping stove is the perfect companion for multi-day hiking missions.

Primus PrimeTech 2.3L Stove Set | Review
Tents

Outdoor Research Helium Bivy | Review

If you want to go camping without the fuss of a tent, get yourself an Outdoor Research Helium Bivy.

Outdoor Research Helium Bivy | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Helinox Chair One | Review

Helinox's Chair One is a purpose-built lightweight chair to take camping

Helinox Chair One | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock Walking Poles | Review

Walking enthusiasts will love the Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock Walking Poles.

Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock Walking Poles | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Walking Pole | Review

With almost 70 years design experience gone into making it, the Leki Micro Vario Carbon walking pole is exceptional

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Walking Pole | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

JetBoil MiniMo Camping Stove | Review

The JetBoil MiniMo offers unbeatable stability without sacrificing cooking speed

JetBoil MiniMo Camping Stove | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Primus MicronTrail Stove Regulated with Piezo Lighter | Review

If you're looking for a lightweight stove to take on your adventures, make sure you check out the Primus MicronTrail

Primus MicronTrail Stove Regulated with Piezo Lighter | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

MSR PocketRocket 2 Camping Stove | Review

The JetBoil MiniMo offers unbeatable stability without sacrificing cooking speed

MSR PocketRocket 2 Camping Stove | Review
Tents

MSR Access 2 Tent | Review

The Access 2 tent from MSR is lightweight, and designed to keep you safe and warm in any weather

MSR Access 2 Tent | Review

Accessories & Outdoor Tech

Headtorches, GPS watches & even a portable windmill - these are this season's most innovative accessories.

Sleeping Bags

Mountain Equipment Helium 400 Sleeping Bag Review

The Mountain Equipment Helium 400 is an excellent sleeping bag for adventures this summer

Mountain Equipment Helium 400 Sleeping Bag | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Lifestraw GO Water Purifier | Review

The Lifestraw is one of the most famous water purifiers in the world for a reason

Lifestraw GO Water Purifier | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter | Review

The Hyperflow Microfilter from MSR is the most efficient microfilter ever created

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Stanley Master Series 1.3l Vacuum Bottle | Review

Being a Stanley product, you can be sure that the Master Series 1.3l Vacuum Bottle is going to be good

Stanley Master Series 1.3l Vacuum Bottle | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Vertebrate Publishing Walking, Climbing & Biking Guidebooks | Review

Guides from the people who know the outdoors at Vertebrate Publishing

Vertebrate Publishing Walking, Climbing & Biking Guidebooks | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Cicerone Guidebooks | Review

Cicerone guidebooks are written by dedicated walkers, mountaineers, trekkers, climbers and cyclists, who are all experts in their fields

Cicerone Guidebooks | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Granger's Protection Products | Review

Granger's protection products help give new life to your favourite kit

Granger's Protection Products | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Black Diamond Iota Headtorch | Review

The Iota headtorch from Black Diamond is a small, simple and effective piece of gear

Black Diamond Iota Headtorch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Petzl Nao+ Headtorch | Review

The Petzl Nao+ is one of the most advanced headtorches ever made.

Petzl Nao+ Headtorch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Sea To Summit Comfort Plus Mat | Review

Dual-layer construction makes the Sea to Summit Comfort mat hard to beat.

Sea To Summit Comfort Plus Mat | Review
Sleeping Bags

Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag | Review

The Atom by Marmot packs down well, but will still keep you toasty at night, making it an excellent three-season sleeping bag

Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Bridgedale WoolFusion Trekker Socks Review

Not all socks are created equal. If you're serious about being active outdoors, get your hands on some Bridgedale WoolFusion Trekker socks

Bridgedale WoolFusion Trekker Socks | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Smith Optics Pivlock Overdrive Sunglasses Review

Smith's Pivlock Overdrive shades are some of the best active sunglasses on the market

Smith Optics Pivlock Overdrive Sunglasses | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Elliot Brown Canford Mountain Rescue Edition Watch | Review

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.

Elliot Brown Canford Mountain Rescue Edition Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel | Review

The Goal Zero Nomad 7 fixes the biggest problem with relying on technology.

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Viewranger For Apple Watch | Review

With the superb Viewranger app on your Apple Watch, you'll never be lost again.

Viewranger For Apple Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Satmap Active 12 GPS | Review

Want a GPS system that’s sturdy, reliable and simple to use? Get a Satmap Active 12 GPS.

Satmap Active 12 GPS | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Sea To Summit Comfort Plus SI Mat | Review

A self-inflating Comfort Plus mat from Sea to Summit which won't weigh down your backpack.

Sea To Summit Comfort Plus SI Mat | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS Watch | Review

Suunto are a Finnish company with more than 80 years of experience to their name. They were founded by renowned orienteer Tuomas Vohlonen, after the...

Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Texenergy Infinite Air Portable Wind Turbine Review

The Texenergy Infinite Air Portable wind turbine is a genuinely ingenious product gets our seal of approval

Texenergy Infinite Air Portable Wind Turbine | Review
Sleeping Bags

Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark 35 Sleeping Bag | Review

The HyperLamina 35 is a sleeping bag for serious alpine adventurers

Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark 35 Sleeping Bag | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Hydro Flask 21oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle | Review

The Hydro Flask is a lightweight bottle to keep you liquids cold all day.

Hydro Flask 21oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

CamelBak Crux 3L Reservoir | Review

The Crux 3L Reservoir is a prime example of the dependability of CamelBak

CamelBak Crux 3L Reservoir | Review
Sleeping Bags

OMM Mountain Raid 1.6 Sleeping Bag | Review

Despite its minimalist appearance, the OMM Mountain Raid 1.6 is one of the best sleeping bags around

OMM Mountain Raid 1.6 Sleeping Bag | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Thermarest Neoair All Season SV Sleeping Mat | Review

Thermarest's self-inflating All Season Neoair is truly hard to beat

Thermarest Neoair All Season SV Sleeping Mat | Review
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