Hiking Gear Guide
HIKING GEAR GUIDE
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.
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
(map and compass)
(sunglasses and sunscreen)
Repair kit and tools
(tent/ plastic tube tent/ garbage bag)
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.
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 tocome. 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
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 thecampsite. And remember, everything tastes better in the open air.