Top 25 Essential Gear for any Hiking Checklist
You finally set aside some time to go hiking. Locked in the day, Googled the heck out of the mountain you intend to climb, obsessed on the weather, and invited your more adventurous friends. But now it’s time to get your gear ready and you're feeling like an amateur...
Did you get ahead of yourself here?
The extensive list below covers the kind of supplies that will prepare you for any day-hike situation in the spring, summer, or fall. Well, except for encountering a pack of wolves – you’re on your own for that one.
Also, since day hikes can turn into overnighters, and since getting lost or injured in the wilderness can be fatal – we've rounded you off with some emergency supplies.
Even if you’re the experienced, “I-hiked-Mount-Whitney-five-times” kind of guy, you might find something new and cool on this list. If not, or if we missed something, let us know in the comments!
Note: While you're at it, you might want to check out our 20 Awesome Camping Gadgets.
We love these pants because they are comfortable, versatile for either sports or casual wear, have great pockets and are always a perfect fit. The best part about these pants are the convertible option - can be made into shorts!
We love the North Face Hedgehog hiking boots as it's a lightweight option. It has the Gore-Tex membrane, for waterproof protection and performance. Tough, durable, with synthetic leather, and also has the added ankle support for rugged terrain.
Small, awesome, easy to use and carry water filter. This personal, award-winning device has been used by millions around the globe. It can filter up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without using drops, iodine, chlorine or other chemicals. It comes in a sealed bag, so it's perfect for emergencies.
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