Honouring the best travel gear and equipment for travellers

Relaunched in 2014, Wanderlust's annual Gear of the Year Awards is the only UK award recognising and rewarding the best clothing and equipment for travellers.

Each autumn, a call-out to the trade asks for nominations in the various categories. A panel of expert judges then review the entries. The Awards are presented at the Adventure Travel Show, London, each January.


  • November, Nominations sought
  • December, Judging by a panel, chaired by Phoebe Smith of Wanderlust. Finalists invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at ATS. 
  • January, Awards Ceremony at Adventure Travel Show, London

The Wanderlust Gear of the Year Awards offer fantastic partnership opportunities as well as advertising potential. Sponsoring the awards opens your company up to access to Wanderlust’s exclusive readership of frequent, discerning, high-spending and responsible travellers, as well as the highly-engaged visitors of the Adventure Travel Show, high media value and an audience reach of over 500,000.

For more details please contact Adam Lloyds.

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