While hiking isn’t an expensive sport, heading into an outdoor store to drop cash on gear can be intimidating. Here are all of the products that I have personally used and enjoyed on the trail, with links to sites where you can buy a few of them.
Buying through these links will not only get you some excellent gear from great retailers, but it will also help support the upkeep of Modern Hiker!
From t-shirts to fleeces to socks and boots, what you wear on your body can make all the difference on the trail. Here’s what I use on most of my dayhikes and backpacks to keep comfortable.
Some gear items are necessities – they’ll keep you from getting hungry, dehydrated, or lost. Others just make the trip much more enjoyable, like natural insect repellents and lip balms with SPF.
Sometimes your plans change at the last minute and you need a new trail to hike, or maybe you just like to have a bunch of trail descriptions and directions with you in book-format, too. Find trail guides, travel stories, and other great on-the-trail reads here.