Best other walking product
Silver: Leki Walking Poles
Out of the hundreds of nominees for Best Other Walking Product, Nikwax rose to the top to take gold. Nick Brown started making waterproofing wax in his north London flat in 1977 using a tea urn and a primus stove (hence the name: Nick’s wax). The company now produces over 30 different products for maintaining and waterproofing all kinds of outdoors gear – all of them water-based and solvent-free. The original Waterproofing Wax for Leather (£3.99 /100ml) is still the best of its kind: reviving leather boots without losing breathability or softening.