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The Great Outdoors Gear of the Year Awards 2017

The Great Outdoors Gear of the Year Awards run concurrently with the reader awards.

Our judging panel of Chris Townsend, Judy Armstrong, Mike Parsons, Emily Rodway and Alex Roddie have assessed the best new clothing and equipment launched this year, looking for the most innovative products. 

The complete shortlists

Clothing product of the year

  • WINNER: Vaude Women’s Zebru UL 3L Jacket
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Berghaus Hyper 100 Jacket
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights
  • Isbjörn Expedition Hard Shell
  • Montane Icarus/Phoenix Jacket
  • OEX Zenon Ultralight Down Jacket
  • Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody
  • Páramo Ostro/Alize
  • Rab Alpha Direct Jacket
  • The North Face Ventrix Jacket

Footwear product of the year

  • WINNER: Treksta Guide X5
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arc’teryx Norvan VT GTX Shoe
  • Haglöfs ROC CLaw GT with Wet Grip Rubber
  • Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Equipment product of the year

  • WINNER: Arc’teryx Bora AR Pack
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Katadyn BeFree
  • Alpkit Ibex Rucksack
  • Lowe Alpine Aeon 27
  • Montane Featherlite 30
  • MSR TrailShot
  • Satmap Active 20

Camping product of the year

  • WINNER: Primus PrimeTech Stove Set
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Vaude Invenio SUL 2P
  • Big Sky International Wisp 1P
  • Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
  • Force Ten Xenon UL2
  • Mountain Equipment Firelite Sleeping Bag
  • MSR Access 2
  • Nigor Kamao 2
  • Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag

Innovation of the year

  • WINNER: Berghaus Hyper 100 Jacket
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rab Kinetic Plus Jacket
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Texenergy Infinite Air
  • Exped Transfer Wheelie Bag
  • Katadyn BeFree
  • Petzl Leopard Flexlock
  • Polartec Rab Alpha Direct
  • PrimaLoft Insulation ThermoPlume
  • Ultralight Grayl

Sustainability and ethics award

  • WINNER: Páramo Men’s Velez Jacket
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Vaude The Green Thread
  • Alpkit Foundation
  • Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket
  • Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash