FALL HIKING ESSENTIALS
In the summer it's easy to get away with a fast-and-loose hiking style -- the dressed completely in cotton and take-your-shoes-off-and-go-barefoot kind. Once fall hits, though, you best be prepared for the cooler temps and earlier sunsets. Trade up your cotton for wool, and remember that headlamp just in case!
- Fall hiking means layers! Make one of those layers wool -- it's naturally moisture wicking and keeps you toasty warm (unlike cotton). This is one of my new favorite brands -- their stuff is just too cool. // Wool Hoodie, Kuhl
- This growler is vacuum insulated, so it keeps hot things hot for 12+ hours, and cold things cold for 24+ hours! A camping & hiking essential! // Insulated Growler, Miir
- Darn Tough has socks for all your adventuring needs. I can tell you from experience that they are, hands down, the best! // Hike/Trek Socks, Darn Tough
- A quality blanket is crucial for the cooler temps. Once again, wool is the winner. I like to keep one in my car at all times just in case! // Camp Blanket, Pendleton
- Earlier sunsets are upon us. I can't tell you how many times I have been in a situation (regardless of season) where a headlamp was exactly what I needed. Sure, the flashlight on your cellphone works, but it's best to leave your cellphone charged up when you enter the woods. // Headlamp, Cabelas
- So, not a technical pack, but a pack like this is can take you from the trail to class to work. Multifunctional things are my favorite. // Arbor Pack, Patagonia