So you wanna go wild? Make sure you have the hiking right gear. Start here, with five of our fave editor-tested items…
1. Hi-Tec Ladies Desna Jacket
Don’t let anything rain on your parade (aka hike). This jacket is waterproof, but still breathable with all the necessary ventilation. Plus, the design has incorporated reflective elements to keep you visible in the dark.
2. Falke Bcool Hiking Socks
Any avid hiker will tell you a good pair of socks goes a long way during any outdoor activity. The wool-blend technology keeps your feet cool and dry, while extra cushioning and support means you’ll be comfortable the whole way.
3. Salomon Supercross 4 All-Terrain Running Shoes
Made for running in all the wild places you like to go, this lightweight shoe has lots of cushioning to make every run great. An aggressive grip delivers outstanding traction on any terrain, while the protective moulded toe cap and mudguard will allow you to run for miles without breaking down the shoe or your feet.
4. Black Diamond Iota Headlamp
If your trail plans are timed near dawn or dusk, you’ll want a headlamp on hand. This one’s got six settings, including full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night-vision and lock mode. Plus, it’s rechargeable!
5. Thule Nanum 25L Hiking Backpack
Hiking gear of dreams… This day-hike pack comes with 25L storage capacity, a mesh back panel for breathability and side and bottom compression straps to add capacity or compress a smaller load. Love.
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