Men’s Journal Looks Back at the Best Gear of 2017

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We may have already turned the page on 2017 and are now steaming ahead into the New Year, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t take some time to look back on the year that has just passed, particularly if we’re reviewing some of the best gear to come out during that period. That’s exactly what Men’s Journal did with the release of its list of the editor’s favorite gear from the past 12 months.

This list is impressive and comprehensive. All told, there are 71 different items hat made the cut, with a wide range of uses. Amongst the usual outdoor products – including jackets, bikes, and shoes – you’ll also find laptops, a BBQ grill, television sets, and other gadgets too. There are motorcycles, backpacks, cameras, water bottles, and a whole lot more. In other words, no matter what your favorite outdoor adventure, you’ll find something here that can support the effort. And when you’re ready to relax afterwards back home, there are some great items to help you do that too.

While scrolling through this list I was surprised at times to discover some of the items that earned a nod. It was a bit like moving backwards in time as I was reminded of all of the really great products that were released in 2017, including things like the new Apple Watch Series 3 and the DJI Spark Drone, two items that I’d love to add to my Gear Closet at some point.

The best part is, now that 2018 is upon us, many of these wonderful pieces of gear can now be had at discounted prices as we anticipate the arrival of updated versions sometime in the months ahead. There is of course nothing wrong with “last year’s” version, but there is always something new on the horizon.

Check out the entire list here.

Kraig Becker