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.
'RotoGlide' tech helps make the Arc'Teryx Bora 50 AR an impressively comfortable pack
The Klettersack 30 backpack from Lowe Alpine looks just as good on the mountain as it does in the hip coffee shops in town
The Vaude Brenta 30 is perfect for general hill and mountain walking, but also as an all-round daypack
The Deuter Guide 35+ is a professional hiking pack for the serious adventurer
The Lowe Alpine Mountain Ascent bag is a top pick for mountaineering and ski-touring
The Gregory Packs Maven 58 is an ultra-lightweight and technical trekking pack for women
Swedish brand Fjallraven have done it again with the excellent Abisko Friluft 35 backpack.
If you’re serious about trail running, you need the Inov-8 All-Terrain Pro Vest in your life
The Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight is ideal if you like tackling climbs quickly and comfortably.
Trekking tights, shorts or technical t-shirts - here are this season's most innovative pieces of clothing.
Comfort, ease of movement and durability make the Fjallraven Abisko trekking tights a great purchase
With its Kevlar knee reinforcements, the Berghaus Fast Climb trousers are as durable as they sound
Haglof's trekking trousers are versatile and stylish without letting performance drop
The Lizard II shorts from Haglofs are a durable, technical option for women.
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
The Montero technical jean from Paramo is great for city-livers who love the outdoors
The Rab Top-Out hoody is an excellent all-rounder that won't break the bank
In the Salewa Pedroc Delta Dry, you can run along the trails feeling cool and dry.
The Sherpa Karma hoody is a superb mid-layer, that uses modern technology but has its origins in an ancient culture
From serious hiking boots to super-lightweight trekking sandals, here's our pick of this summer's best shoes.
The Terradora is a seriously comfortable boot that copes well with mountain trails.
Whether you're trekking in the UK or sunnier climes, the AKU Alterra GTX has got you covered.
The Arc-teryx Norvan VT is one of the most versatile trail running shoes around
The Asolo Falcon walking boot is breathable, comfortable, resilient and lightweight
The Expeditor Active AQ from Berghaus is a truly excellent multi-purpose shoe.
Designed to take on ultra-marathons, you'll love the Columbia Montrail Trient OutDry Extreme.
Zamberlan's Fell Lite is strong, comfortable and stylish
Hanwag have been making quality boots since 1921. Is the Makra Combi GTX their best one yet?
The latest in the ever-popular Roclite range from Inov-8.
When heavy boots are too much, you feet will thank you for putting them in the Keen Newport Evo Sandal
The Mammut Ayako High GTX is a heavy-duty walking boot that can work year-round
The Merrell Siren Sport Q2's are fast-paced walking shoes, designed with the female form in mind
The Moab FST from Merrell is grippy and comfortable from the get-go
If you’re after a great all-round outdoor shoe suitable for hiking, get yourself a pair of the Oboz Sawtooth Low walking shoes
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...
The Ellipse 2 GTX are great lightweight hiking shoes designed for women
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
The Scarpa R-Evo GTX is perfect for fell-walking, hill-walking, and taking on trails
Scarpa's Epic Lite OD is a perfect option for those looking for a strong yet rugged option to take on trails in.
Lightweight, supportive, and perfect for fast summer ascents; you'll love the North Face Verto S3K boots.
The Ferrata Combi GTX from Hanwag is an incredibly versatile, resilient boot
Your guide to the best tents, camping stoves and walking poles of summer 2017.
This award-winning camping stove is the perfect companion for multi-day hiking missions.
If you want to go camping without the fuss of a tent, get yourself an Outdoor Research Helium Bivy.
Helinox's Chair One is a purpose-built lightweight chair to take camping
Walking enthusiasts will love the Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock Walking Poles.
With almost 70 years design experience gone into making it, the Leki Micro Vario Carbon walking pole is exceptional
The JetBoil MiniMo offers unbeatable stability without sacrificing cooking speed
If you're looking for a lightweight stove to take on your adventures, make sure you check out the Primus MicronTrail
The JetBoil MiniMo offers unbeatable stability without sacrificing cooking speed
The Access 2 tent from MSR is lightweight, and designed to keep you safe and warm in any weather
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
The Lifestraw is one of the most famous water purifiers in the world for a reason
The Hyperflow Microfilter from MSR is the most efficient microfilter ever created
Being a Stanley product, you can be sure that the Master Series 1.3l Vacuum Bottle is going to be good
Guides from the people who know the outdoors at Vertebrate Publishing
Cicerone guidebooks are written by dedicated walkers, mountaineers, trekkers, climbers and cyclists, who are all experts in their fields
Granger's protection products help give new life to your favourite kit
The Iota headtorch from Black Diamond is a small, simple and effective piece of gear
The Petzl Nao+ is one of the most advanced headtorches ever made.
Dual-layer construction makes the Sea to Summit Comfort mat hard to beat.
The Atom by Marmot packs down well, but will still keep you toasty at night, making it an excellent three-season sleeping bag
Not all socks are created equal. If you're serious about being active outdoors, get your hands on some Bridgedale WoolFusion Trekker socks
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 Goal Zero Nomad 7 fixes the biggest problem with relying on technology.
With the superb Viewranger app on your Apple Watch, you'll never be lost again.
Want a GPS system that’s sturdy, reliable and simple to use? Get a Satmap Active 12 GPS.
A self-inflating Comfort Plus mat from Sea to Summit which won't weigh down your backpack.
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...
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.
The Crux 3L Reservoir is a prime example of the dependability of CamelBak
Despite its minimalist appearance, the OMM Mountain Raid 1.6 is one of the best sleeping bags around
Thermarest's self-inflating All Season Neoair is truly hard to beat