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The meeting of the Gorpcore explosion and continued lockdowns has whipped up a demand storm for hiking. Our desire to explore past the four walls of our own homes and reconnect with nature has never been stronger and with spring incoming, the possibility of getting out for a day in the wild is looking even more enticing.
Labels like Nike ACG, Arc’teryx, Snow Peak, and more, have brought new, stylish life to what was a stagnating world. Form meets function to make some of the most satisfyingly efficient pieces on the market, from lightweight jackets to hiking sneaker-boot hybrids which offer super high-quality construction and are packed with technical detailing.
To prepare for the onslaught of hike invites that you’re set to receive over the coming months, and to celebrate one of the burgeoning aspects of contemporary style, we rounded up some of the best hiking gear on the net right now.
Step up your hiking outfits with our gear advice below.
Brain Dead Nigel Color-Blocked Bell Bucket Hat
Brain Dead’s colorful character is no stranger to the world of hiking and climbing. This bucket hat combines several outdoor-ready fabrics, from nylon and cotton to bright blue mesh.
Jacques Marie Mage Ray Sunglasses
Made in Japan, Jacques Marie Mage’s Ray Sunglasses feature a sleek wraparound design that turns the years back to the ‘90s. It’s not all style, though, 100 percent UV protection makes them the perfect companion on longer hikes.
The North Face Flight Series Neck Gaiter
Whether it’s cold or baking hot, you’ll be glad you brought this lightweight gaiter from The North Face. Cut from TNF FlashDry fabric, it’s moisture-wicking to keep you cool and dry.
Arc’teryx Atom LT Packable Hooded Jacket
Are you even a hiker if you don’t wear Arc’teryx? The label has earned its stripes over decades of producing the highest level of technical outerwear. This packable jacket is a true asset on a hike.
C.P. Company Garment-Dyed Sweatshirt
Italian technical master, C.P. Company always looks to garment-dying to give its pieces amazing colors and this black French terry sweat is no exception. With a slightly overdyed feel, it ticks style boxes as well as fulfilling its purpose.
Patagonia P-6 Logo Responsibili-Tee
Basically a seal of approval for all hikers, the classic Patagonia Responsibili-Tee is made entirely from recycled materials as well as printed using PVC and phthalate-free inks.
Nike ACG M NRG Smith SMT Cargo Pants
Nike ACG tested its whole new collection at Oregon’s Smith Rock, so you know it’s ready for a hike. We’re loving the powder-blue colorway of the Smith Cargo Pants, and if it’s hotting up you can zip off the lower legs.
Falke Tk2 Cool Socks
You might think that the most important aspect of your hiking gear is the coat. The coat is definitely important, but any true hiker will know that a hiking fit starts from the socks. Falke’s triple-layer cushioned TK2 Cool Socks roll with the best in the market.
Salomon XT-Wings 2 Advanced Sneakers
Salomon’s hiking sneakers really have taken over and while we’ve had no hesitation in wearing them around our cities for the last year, we can’t wait to actually test them out on a hike.
Snow Peak Titanium Flask
Last but not least, after a long hike, there’s nothing like a sip of your favorite bottle at the end. Allow Snow Peak to take care of that with this lightweight, indestructible titanium flask.
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