Hiking Clothing List - The Basics
Ready to hit the hiking trails in 2020? We have put together a handy packing list for the clothing you will need to hit the trails and be ready for any weather. This list is good for day hikes in most regions.
Note: this list is for day hikes only up to about 10 – 12 hours. Overnight (multi-day) hikes will require tent/hammock, supplies, food, etc, so you would have to expand this list unless taking a guided hike where the equipment is provided for you.
For easy shopping we have provided links for each item you can purchase at Flint Creek Outfitters either online or in store.
Clothing (dressing in layers is always a smart decision)
Kuhl Renegade Cargo Convertible Pant
Darn Tough Hike/Trek Boot Sock
Packable Orvis Hatch Rain Jacket
Orvis Firehole Grid Fleece 1/4 Zip Navy
Kuhl Kollusion Jacket (For colder climates as necessary)
Darn Tough W Hike/Trek Micro Crew Sock
It is vital to bring along layers for your hike. A typical day can start cool in the morning; get rather warm midday, a chilly windy afternoon with possible showers, and cool evenings. You never know what “mother nature” will send your way – even with the most dependable weather forecast.
Never wear cotton on the trail as cotton absorbs moisture and that can is never comfortable and can be dangerous. Always opt for dri fit or moisture wicking fabrics.
You will need a sturdy pair of hiking shoes. We have seen pretty difficult trails hiked in street shoes, but we do not recommend for safety over any other reason. Hiking shoes are made for changing terrain and tend not to slip when needed.
Consider the amount of support you need (if you need to support/protect your ankles)and if waterproof option is necessary or desired.
Some of our favorite brands are:
When returning to home or camp check out the Oofos recovery shoes to reward your feet with ultimate comfort for a hard day of trekking