The best hiking gear
Boots, bottles and backpacks are on the must-have hiking checklist
Popular with alpine walkers, this lightweight, breathable summer boot feels more like a trainer. The sole is slightly curved to aid a natural walking motion.
Camelbak x LifeStraw Eddy+ 1L bottle
This bottle has built-in filters to remove bacteria and chemicals so it can be filled from a stream or pond.
Merrell Women’s Kahuna
With grippy soles and heel cushioning, these light, comfy sandals are great for summer hikes.
Tilley LTM6 Airflo hat
This water-repellent hat with a sweat-wicking sweatband is rated SPF50+, and is machine washable.
Osprey Talon Pro 20 backpack
This lightweight 20-litre bag has padded straps and a back panel that allows airflow to help keep you cool.
Buff CoolNet UV neckwear
You can wear this sweat-wicking, UPF50+ UV-rated stretchy band around the neck as a bandana, or on your head.
Leki Makalu FX carbon walking poles
Walking poles help improve posture and stability, and take the load off the legs. These foldable carbon ones are strong and light with extra-long handles and straps for comfort.