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Trail Magazine Announces 2021 Hiking Gear of the Year Winners

Bauer Media UK’s Trail Magazine announces this year’s winners for Hiking Gear of the Year.

Eight core products were announced as Hiking Gear of the Year winners, earning credentials in the hiking community for technical performance that will withstand any weather and the roughest terrain. Voted for by Trail Magazine readers, winners included Patagonia, Osprey and Petzl, with Scarpa receiving two awards this year.

Oli Reed, Editor of Trail Magazine commented:

“There’s no better judge of the quality of outdoor kit than the readers of Trail magazine, and that’s why we’ve trusted them to select the eight standout hiking gear releases of 2021. Our readers have been the most passionate and knowledgeable hillwalking community in the UK for over 30 years and, despite being kept away from the mountains for much of the past year, they’ve continued testing kit to destruction on their local outdoor adventures.

“The winning products and brands are all well-deserved, as they continue to innovate and create fantastic gear that keeps the ever-growing numbers of hikers, hillwalkers and backpackers warm, dry and safe in the mountains.”

Full list of winners:

Best Waterproof Jacket - Mountain Equipment Lhotse (Manaslu for women), £400

Best Insulating Jacket - Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket, £180

Best Hiking Boot - Scarpa R-Evo GTX, £200

Best Trail Shoe - Scarpa Mescalito, £180

Best Backpack - Osprey Mutant 38, £135

Best Headtorch - Petzl IKO Core, £77

Best Backpacking Tent - MSR Hubba NX Solo, £385

Best Sleeping Bag - Rab Neutrino Pro 400 sleeping bag, £355

Find out more on the winning gear in this month’s Trail Magazine in the 2021 Gear Guide, on sale 15th April.

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For further press information, please contact:

Jess Blake, Communications Director, UK Publishing

E: Jess.blake@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07739 516345

Odelia Yu, Senior Commercial Communications Executive, Bauer Media

E: odelia.yu@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07718124791