HIKING

Hello! Hiking and camping are true passions of mine. And to get the most enjoyment out of them, I take serious the equipment and gear that is required. I have taken the time to research and review all of the following for your benefit. I try to keep in mind both quality and budget when listing products. If you see something you like, please click on one of the links or images to continue to checkout. Every item purchased through this site allows us to get a small commission so that we can maintain the site and continue exploring new and exciting trails for your enjoyment. Cheers!

Shoes

 When I am looking for a good hiking boot, 2 things are most important to me: durability and water resistance. Obviously, if you’re going to invest in a good pair of boots, you want them to last through plenty of hiking trips. Being able to keep water out will make all the difference throughout the day in keeping your feet feeling great. The Salomon Quest 4D is the best boot out there if you are a serious hiker planning on covering a lot of ground – great support and stable. The options below are some of the best in both durability and water resistance.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof  (Men’s)
Merrell Women’s Moab 2 Waterproof (Women’s)
Salomon Men’s X Ultra 2 (Men’s)
Salomon Women’s X Ultra 2 W (Women’s)
Salomon Men’s Quest 4D 2 GTX (Men’s)
Salomon Women’s Quest 4D 2 GTX (Women’s)

Clothing

               Socks

Say hello to Darn Tough Socks, the last pair of hiking socks you’ll ever need. Right up there with your hiking boots, having the right pair of socks on your hikes makes all the difference between a good and a painful day. These socks have a lifetime guarantee, they’re comfortable, durable, and surprisingly thin. You’ll thank us later!

Darn Tough Hiker Full Cushion Socks (cold weather)

 

Pants

prAna Stretch Zion Pant (Men’s)
Outdoor Research Men’s Ferrosi Pants (Men’s)
Columbia Men’s Silver Ridge Convertible Pant (Men’s)
Eddie Bauer Men’s Guide Pro Pants (Men’s)

prAna Women’s Regular Inseam Halle Pant (Women’s)
Outdoor Research Women’s Ferrosi Convertible Pants (Women’s)
Nonwe Women’s Outdoor Quick Drying Hiking Pants with drawstring hem (Women’s)
Eddie Bauer Women’s Guide Pro Capris (Women’s)

Shirts

Columbia Men’s Silver Ridge Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
Columbia Men’s Plus Tamiami Ii Long Sleeve Shirt

Columbia Women’s Silver Ridge Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
Columbia Women’s Tamiami II Long-Sleeve Shirt

Hats

Columbia Sportswear Bora Bora Booney II Sun Hats

 

Water Purification

If you’re ever planning to go on a camping trip, you never know when you might need a handy water filter! I personally own the LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle and have gotten great use out of it. It’s simple to use (all you have to do is fill up the bottle and drink from the filtered straw), lightweight, and inexpensive. The Sawyer Mini is another highly reviewed water filter that is even smaller than the LifeStraw and around the same price. What drew me to the LifeStraw was the Follow the Liters program which provides an entire year of clean drinking water at school for a child in Africa.

LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle with 2-Stage Integrated Filter Straw for Hiking
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

 

Accessories

 Backpacks

Osprey Packs Talon 22 Backpack (day hiking)

Osprey Packs Volt 60 Backpack (backpacking)

**remember to always carry the essentials with you on any hike**

– map and compass/GPS
– water
– extra food/snacks
– rain gear/extra clothing

– lighter/matches and flashlight
– first aid kit, bug spray
– knife or multi-purpose tool
– sunscreen/sunglasses

 

Trekking PolesHiker Hunger 100% Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

Headlamps:

Binoculars: Vortex Diamondback 8×28 Binocular, Green

GPS: Garmin 010-01199 High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver

 

 

 

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