From Head to Toe: Must-Have Gear for your next Hike
Author: Gracie Date Posted:11 July 2023
With a wide range of gear specifically designed for the outdoors, we’ve got everything you need to make your next adventure a success. In this article, we'll be highlighting some of our top picks for your next hiking and camping adventure and why we think they’re a must have. With so many options to choose from and so many sights to see, we want to make it easy for you to get out on your next adventure!
Ariat Dura Terrain H2O Shoe
When it comes to hiking, having the right footwear is crucial. That's why we recommend the Ariat Dura Terrain H2O Shoe. This shoe is built to handle tough terrain and brutal weather, making it a great choice for any outdoor adventure.
With an internal waterproof membrane and oiled full-grain leather upper, the Dura Terrains are completely waterproof, keeping your feet dry no matter the weather. The tough Duratread outsole also provides excellent traction and is durable enough to resist everyday wear and tear. On top of this the shoes are built with comfort in mind. The EVA midsole and moisture-wicking footbed provide cushioning and support, while the padded collar and tongue help prevent blisters. So, whether you're hiking through a muddy trail or crossing a shallow stream, these shoes will keep your feet dry and comfortable. Plus, they're from a brand you know and love and they look great too!
Thomas Cook Traveller Waterproof Jacket
Another essential item is a good quality jacket, and the Thomas Cook Traveller Waterproof Jacket is an excellent choice. Some key features that separate this jacket from the rest is that it’s waterproof, breathable, and lightweight.
With a seam-sealed make and a rating of 20,000mm, this jacket is fully waterproof and will keep you dry in even the heaviest downpour. It also has a moisture vapour permeability (MVP) rating of 3000, which means it allows sweat and moisture to escape while not sacrificing any waterproofing abilities. This helps prevent that uncomfortable feeling of being trapped in a sauna inside your jacket. On top of all this, it’s light, so it won't weigh you down, and it has an internal stuff pouch making it easy to get into your backpack when you’re not wearing it. Overall, the Thomas Cook Traveller Waterproof Jacket is a fantastic choice for anyone who needs a reliable and versatile waterproof jacket for the great outdoors.
When the temperature drops, it's important to keep your head and ears warm and that’s where the FXD beanie comes in. For the cooler months, this is a must have accessory to keep you warm and comfortable.
With a mid-gauge 1 by 1 rib knit that helps trap heat in, this beanie will keep you nice and toasty upstairs. It’s also made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester, while retaining a soft fabric feel, so it's a sustainable choice for those of you who are environmentally conscious. Whether you're wearing it on a cold morning hike or around the campfire at night, the FXD Beanie is a versatile and reliable choice. It has a minimalist design and solid colour options which make it easy to pair with any outfit.
Bamboo Extra Thick Socks
Socks are often an overlooked piece of gear when it comes to hiking and camping, but they can often make or break a trip when it comes to comfort and blisters. The Bamboo Extra Thick Socks from Bamboo Textiles are a great option for anyone looking for a high-quality and eco-friendly sock, with a few key features that separate them from the rest.
Made from 92% bamboo and 8% elastane, these socks are soft, breathable and will keep your feet comfortable and dry even on the longest of hikes. Bamboo also has natural anti-bacterial properties which help prevent foot odour and will keep your feet fresh and clean. They are also designed with easy on/off in mind, and a looser top fit which means no more struggling with tight socks at the end of the day. These are a must-have for anyone who's serious about staying comfortable and protecting their feet on those long walks.
Check out the other sock options from Bamboo Textiles.
With the above options as a solid foundation for your next adventure, the next step is figuring out where to go! So why not head in store today and start browsing our selection of outdoor gear? You won’t be disappointed. And if you have any questions or need help finding the right item for you, our knowledgeable staff are always happy to help.