After much deliberation, our judges have selected the shortlists for the Gear of the Year awards 2017

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. 

Congratulations to all the shortlisted brands. Winners will be announced in early December, and thank you for all your entries to The Great Outdoors Awards 2017.

Clothing product of the year

  • Berghaus Hyper 100 Jacket
  • 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
  • Vaude Women’s Zebru UL 3L Jacket

Footwear product of the year

  • Arc’teryx Norvan VT GTX Shoe
  • Haglöfs ROC CLaw GT with Wet Grip Rubber
  • Hoka One One Speedgoat 2
  • Tretska Guide X5

Camping product of the year

  • 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
  • Primus PrimeTech Stove Set
  • Vaude Invenio SUL 2P

Equipment product of the year

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

Innovation of the year

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

Sustainability and ethics award

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