The Great Outdoors Gear of the Year Awards

Our judging panel will be assessing the best new clothing and equipment launched this year, looking for the most innovative products.

Shortlists will be published in the October edition of the magazine and winners will be announced in December, alongside the winners of the reader awards.

These will be the categories this year:

Footwear product of the year

Previous winners:Tecnica Forge GTX; Teva Terra-Float Universal Sandals; Hoka One One Tor Ultra; Hanwag Lima Bio; Hi-Tec Zuuk; Salomon S-Lab Fellcross

Clothing product of the year

Previous winners:Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket; Haglöfs Essens Mimic; Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell; Yeti Mode Down Jacket; Rab Strata Hoodie; Rab Stretch Neo Jacket

Equipment product of the year

Previous winners:Gregory Optic 48; Goal Zero Venture 30; Osprey Atmos AG65 backpack; Jetboil Joule

Tech product of the year

Previous winners:Land Rover Explore smartphone

Camping product of the year

Previous winners:LifeStraw Flex; Cascade Designs Therm-a-Rest Evolite sleeping mat; Nordisk Oppland 2 tent; Nordisk Telemark 2 tent; MLD Trailstar

Innovation of the year

Previous winners:Berghaus ThinDown; PHD Sleep Systems; Rab Paradox Pull-On; PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Down Blend; Bruton Hydrogen Reactor; RouteBuddy Digital Mapping

Sustainability and ethics award

Previous winners:Vaude Green Shape Core Collection; Berghaus MadeKind; Mountain Equipment Down Codex; Páramo Men’s Velez Jacket