Category Archives: Hiking

10 Handy Gear Tips We Learned the Hard Way

When you’re new to backpacking, buying the gear you need is one thing, but learning how to use it can be downright daunting.  That’s why we’re giving you a cheat code: We asked our editors and gear test captains for the advice that they wish someone had given them when they were just getting started. Internalize these […]

Planning for a solo hike

Now onto more practical things. When it comes to planning your solo hike, you should be thorough when it comes to picking a trail and understanding what it entails and the conditions you’ll encounter. This will then inform much of your other preparation.  Pick an easier or popular trail If you’ve never hiked alone before, […]

Necessities for a day hike packing list

As well as the 10 essentials for hiking, there are also a number of other hiking necessities that you’ll want to take with you for your day hike.  1. Day pack Obviously, a day pack is an essential item on a day hike packing list. You will need a way to carry everything that you […]

Hiking Socks—How To Find The Best Socks For Hiking

Taking care of your feet while on the trail starts with cushioning and protecting them with proper socks. Your trail shoes should work in tandem with your hiking socks to offer support and comfort without friction. Finding the best socks for hiking begins by thinking about what shoes you’ll wear. TRAIL RUNNING SHOES If you have […]

What to Wear For Your First Dayhike

Hitting the trail for the first time? Time for a ‘fit check. Fashion might not be very important while hiking, but what you wear can make the difference between a fun time and a miserable one. However, that doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for your first hike—in fact, […]