Hiking Gear Guide

HOW DO YOU HIKE?

HIKING GEAR GUIDE

From thru-hiking the Tour du Mont-Blanc to leisure strolls with friends
and family, we have walking clothes and shoes for every type of hiker. TESTED TOUGH, Portland, Oregon. Gert Boyle, Chairman TESTED TOUGH, Portland, Oregon. Gert Boyle, Chairman

YOU'RE AN
EPIC ADVENTURER
You blaze trails, not follow them, even if it means losing a few toenails along the way.
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Titanium
THE GEAR YOU NEED
This all-season hiking gear incorporates our pinnacle fabrics, features, fit, and technologies for unbeatable quality and comfort in any kind of weather condition.
FIRST EVER
WATERPROOF PUFFER
Women’s Outdry™ ex Gold Down Jacket ›

By adding our revolutionary OutDry™ Extreme technology to our warmest and lightest TurboDown™, we’ve invented a whole new way to stay warm and dry. Now you can have it all.

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RELIABLE
RAINWEAR
Men’s OutDry® Ex Gold Tech Shell Jacket ›

Our award winning OutDry™ Extreme is the first ever waterproof and breathable rainwear with a waterproof membrane on the outside and soft, wicking fabric inside.

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EXPERT ADVICE: USE A LAYERING SYSTEM

When getting prepared for your epic hiking adventure, every ounce in the backpack counts. You want to avoid extra weight but still be able to adapt your walking clothes to any kind of changing weather condition.

With a smart layering-system, hiking remains fun even when the temperature drops and the wind picks up at the mountain top. Whilst the moisture-wicking base-layer offers next-to-skin comfort, the removable mid-layer provides warmth underneath your wind- and waterproof jacket.

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TEN ESSENTIALS "SYSTEM"

Whenever you venture into the backcountry, even on a day hike, you should always come prepared. The 10 essentials packing list was originally created in the 1930’s by The Mountaineers Books to ensure that hikers could respond to emergency situations, and remain safe if forced to spend one or more nights outside. We’ve listed them below. See more at: Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

  • Navigation
    (map and compass)

  • Sun Protection
    (sunglasses and sunscreen)

  • Insulation
    (extra clothing)

  • Illumination
    (headlamp/
    flashlight)

  • First-aid supplies

  • Fire
    (waterproof matches/
    lighter/candles)

  • Repair kit and tools

  • Nutrition
    (extra food)

  • Hydration
    (extra water)

  • Emergency shelter
    (tent/ plastic tube tent/ garbage bag)

YOU’RE A
WEEKEND EXPLORER
It’s all about enjoying the outdoors. You’re looking for short-but-sweet adventures during your one-day hikes.
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THE RIGHT GEAR FOR YOU:
Our trail-ready walking clothes and shoes are packed with technologies to keep you warm, cool, dry, and protected when you head for the hills.
IT’S GOOD TO VENT.
 
Women’s Sliver Ridge™ Plaid Long Sleeve Shirt ›

Designed to keep you dry, protected and comfy during long active days in the sun, this classic shirt features fast-wicking material, strategic venting, plaid prints, and built-in UPF 30 blocking power.

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DRY FEET
ARE HAPPY FEET
Men’s Redmond™ Waterproof Mid ›

A waterproof, durable walking boot that is sure footed and super comfortable. Nothing can hold you back in this shoe. Not even skeptical mountain goats.

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Omni-Wick
HIGH PERFORMANCE WICKING FABRIC
Omni-Wick™ efficiently draws moisture away from the body and
enables perspiration to evaporate quickly, keeping you dry and
comfortable no matter what.
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OUR TIP: CHOOSE THE RIGHT WALKING SHOES

There are as many different footwear options as there are trails out there. Whilst low-cut walking shoes offer lightness and flexibility on day hikes, mid-cut walking boots provide the stability and ankle support you need to conquer long trails on challenging terrain with a heavy backpack.

And no matter which type of walking shoe you finally choose, remember the nitty-gritty: make sure they fit and try them on with the right socks.

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LEAVE NO TRACE

Think of the principles of Leave No Trace as the golden rules of outdoor recreation.

Good wilderness etiquette is essential in safeguarding the pristine wild places on our planet, as well as ensuring quality outdoor experiences for generations to
come. As always, use your best judgement. A little extra effort more than pays off in the long run.

  • Pack it in/
    Pack it out

  • Don't feed wildlife

  • Keep tunes down

  • Campfires?

  • Social sharing?

YOU'RE A
CAMPFIRE ENTHUSIAST
Adventure is where you find it. You love road-trips and campfires, and sharing with friends makes it even better.
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THE RIGHT GEAR FOR YOU:
Grab some friends. Grab some gear and head for the hills. We’ve got you covered.
A HEAVENLY HOODY
Women’s Castella Peak™ Striped Hoody ›

Layer away in this amazingly comfortable hooded knit long sleeve, featuring a move-with-you stretch construction, flattering lines, and unique asymmetrical hood drawstrings.

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PART SHIRT, PART JACKET
Men’s Windward™ III ›

For days when there’s a raw chill in the air, this shirt keeps you cosy with a fleece-lining. Like you, it’s ready for anything.
 

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GRILL GLORY

Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your taste buds. Prep foil packets before you leave to enjoy gourmet meals at the
campsite. And remember, everything tastes better in the open air.