Beginner’s Gear : Hiking
With the new year in full swing and longer days around the corner now is the perfect time to think about picking up a new hobby in the great outdoors. Hiking is extremely versatile and a great way to experience nature’s beauties, whilst improving your fitness in the meantime.
The Osprey Exos 48 Men’s Backpack is optimal for longer hikes and trips. Weighing just over 1KG, the pack doesn’t slow you down and ensures you can move comfortably thanks to the exclusive ExoForm hip belt and AirSpeed back panel; which provides both ventilation and stability. Loaded with other features including a multi-point compression system, reservoir compatibility, trekking pole attachment, a number of pockets and an integrated FlapJacket which allows you to save further weight by removing the top of the pack- the Osprey Exos 48 has everything you need to start out on longer hikes.
The Merrell Moab 2 Smooth Mid Gtx Mid Walking Shoes are built for hiking trails. With innovative Merrell M-Select FRESH antimicrobial agents to reduce odour build up and a Merrell Air Cushion in the heel to absorb shock and add stability; the Merrell Moab 2’s are packed with the most innovative technology. Constructed with a premium leather and mesh upper, protective rubber toe cap, molded nylon arch shank and EVA midsole; stability and comfort is at the forefront of this shoe.
The Black Diamond M Liquid Point Shell Jacket is a traditional GORE-TEX hardshell jacket built to withstand the elements whilst remaining lightweight. Two-way armpit zip vents allow you to quickly cool off where needed, whilst the drawcord hem and low-profile custom-molded cuff tabs ensure an adjustable fit tailored to your body. With an adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood and underarm gussets for an added range of motion; this coat is versatile over a multitude of outdoor activities.