Hiking Footwear

Hiking footwear is what you put on when the pavement ends and your outdoor adventure begins. It’s the interface between your body and the trail, so it’s important to make the right decisions about footwear before you purchase.

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Hiking Socks

Your feet are the most important part of any hiking setup, and you should use the same attentive care that you apply when selecting the right pair of hiking shoes or boots as you do for selecting your hiking socks.

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Hiking Baselayer

One of the most important pieces of any wilderness adventure and outdoor athletic kit, baselayers dry quickly, transport moisture away from the skin, resist odors, feel great, and last for many years.

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Hydration

The water bottle needs no formal introduction. Simple, utilitarian, environmentally responsible, and often boasting peacock-bright colors and unique designs, it can be easily spotted on trails, backseats of vehicles, and everywhere in between.

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Pack

Backpacks have become high-tech works of art. From features-strapped load-haulers designed for distance backpacking trips to ultralight shoulder-slingers, the options are myriad and choosing the right one can often feel overwhelming.

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Knife

Grasp a knife and connect instantly to a collective consciousness dating back 2,000,000 years. This most perennial human creation antedates fire and the wheel, yet its essential components remain the same.

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Hiking Beanie

Bearing new features and improved materials, beanies have become more than just the knitted winter caps your dad used to wear. Our guide will help you choose the best beanie for your sport and your steeze.

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Insulating Midlayer

Because of the versatility of outerwear, many people use all sorts of jackets, vests, sweaters and turtlenecks as mid layers. With a little planning you can expand the temperature range of your outfit and minimize the bulk around your body.

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Technical Jacket

Don’t let inclement weather thwart your outdoor plans. Today’s technical jackets are a product of decades of innovation and boast technologies that will keep you comfortable in the face of the worst Mother Nature throws your direction.

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Guide Book

Even in this modern era of smartphones and Wi-Fi, nothing replaces a well-written guidebook. Travelers, climbers, and many other adventurers can glean wisdom from the research and advice found in traditional paper.

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Watch

Lewis and Clark navigated the wilderness using a sextant, an octant, a surveying compass, and an artificial horizon among other things. Today’s explorers wear their technologies on their wrists, with watches boasting features that go far beyond timekeeping.

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Trekking Pole

There are many reasons why the use of trekking poles by hikers, backpackers, and snowshoers has increased dramatically in the past decade. By transferring some of the weight into your arms, they make uphill climbs easier.

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Compact Emergency Radio

An emergency radio is a device that has been specifically designed to receive important alerts and updates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In times of crisis, NOAA can activate its own network of emergency transmitters in order to alert the public to potential problems.

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