The Great Outdoors Gear Awards 2019 shortlist has been revealed.

Are you eager to know what the top performing outdoors clothing and equipment was in 2019? Want to know the best kit to take you out on the hills in 2020 and beyond? Then you’re in luck – the TGO Gear Awards 2019 shortlist is here!

Our  judging panel is comprised of Britain’s most experienced outdoor gear testers, including Chris Townsend and Judy Armstrong. They have been assessing the best new clothing and equipment released this year, keeping a sharp eye out for the most outstanding products.

The ultimate winner in each of these categories will be announced in the February 2020 Issue. Pick up a copy on December 27, 2019.

In the meantime, you can still vote here in The Great Outdoors Reader Awards for your favourite pubs, campaigners, retailers and brands. Voting closes on November 20. 


Tech Product of the Year

Technology is swiftly changing how many of us access and explore the outdoors. This category showcases some of the most accessible and useful pieces of tech for your outdoors adventures.

Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Portable Charger

Petzl SWIFT RL (CT) Headlamp

Suunto 5 GPS Watch

Mammut Connect App


Innovative Product of the Year

From tackling environmental concerns to helping you get the most bang for your buck, here are the real changemaking products from 2019.

Paramo Enduro Salopettes

Finisterre 100% Water Soluble Plastic Bag

RAB Infinity Light Jacket

Patagonia SnowDrifter Jacket

Marmot West Rib Parka (DN)

PrimaLoft Cross Core Series


Footwear Product of the Year

This category demonstrates the most versatile, comfortable and long-lasting outdoor footwear.

Adidas Free Hiker GTX (DN)

Inov-8 Roclite Graphene (CT)

Vans + Finisterre Ultrarange Hi DL (DN)

Hoka One One SKY Kaha (CT)

Mammut Taiss light Mid GTX Men


Clothing Product of the Year

We place a lot of demand on our outdoors clothing, expecting it to handle the unpredictable conditions the elements can throw at us. Here are the products that rose to the challenge in 2019.

Extremities Sirocco Glove

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody


Marmot Bantamweight Jacket (CT)

Finisterre Vellus Waterproof Parka


Sustainable Product of the Year

2019 brought a heightened awareness of the impact of Climate Change; here are the products working towards lessening that impact and creating a more sustainable future.

Nikwax recycled bottles

Finisterre Fabric Up Project

Adidas TWO Parley

Rab Horizon Down Hoody

Ventile Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

Osprey – Archeon

Equipment of the Year

The top outdoor accessories that improve your outdoor adventures.

Patagonia Black Hole 55L duffel (CT)

SIGG Food Jar Gemstone Selenite

Elliot Brown Mountain Rescue Second Edition (DN)

Mammut Lithium Speed 20

Camping Product of the Year

The products working hardest to keep you warm and comfortable under the stars in 2019.

Mountain Hardware Lamina Eco AF Sleeping Bag

PHD  M.Degree° K-Series Sleeping Bags (CT)

THERMAREST  NeoAir Uberlite Regular (CT)