All You Need: Hiking

Set yourself up for a successful hike with this gear.

// by Dina Mishev
Photo by Bradly J. Boner

Black Diamond’s Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking/Running Poles are stiff, adjustable, durable, collapsible, and lightweight. $189.95; available at Teton Mountaineering (170 N. Cache St.)

Stio’s Divide Tee(the women’s version is the Divide Shift Shirt) is made from DriRelease fabric, which simultaneously wicks, dries, breathes, and cools without added chemicals. Seams don’t rub when you’re carrying a daypack. $59; available at Stio Mountain Studio
(10 E. Broadway Ave.)

The Meridien LL sunglasses from Dragon Alliance work as well on the hiking trail as they look good at the brewpub. The sleek frames are made from injection-molded materials, and the lenses are lightweight and durable. $129; available at dragonalliance.com

The Eddy Shirt (available in men’s and women’s cuts) from Stiois made from stretchy fabric that is wind- and water-resistant and quick drying; it’s the perfect piece whether you prefer to hike in long sleeves to protect against the sun or want something to throw over your tee when you stop for lunch. $129; available at Stio Mountain Studio (10 E. Broadway Ave.)

Hikers often fall into one of two camps about footwear: those who like to hike in running shoes and those who like to hike in boots. If you’re in the former camp, try Hoka One One’s Speedgoat 4, which features a breathable mesh upper and super grippy Vibram sole. $145; available at Teton Mountaineering (170 N. Cache St.)

Smartwool’s Merino Sport Hike shorts (the Merino Sport 10” Short for men) are made from a stretch-woven fabric that’s lightweight, fast drying, and perfect for any hiking adventure. A waistband lined with Merino Sport 150 fabric is odor resistant, durable, and breathable. $60; available at Teton Mountaineering (170 N. Cache St.)

Smartwool’s new Performance Hike Light sock combines merino wool with recycled nylon and has mesh zones for added breathability and barely-there toe seams to help keep blisters at bay. From $19; available at Skinny Skis (65 W. Deloney Ave.)

You don’t want to get caught out in the rain, but if you do, you’ll want the new Stio Ender Paclite hooded jacket. The Gore-Tex storm shell packs small and breathes deeply. Not pictured but something else you’ll want if it rains are Black Diamond’s StormLine stretch rain pants. They’re waterproof, breathable, and windproof, and squish down to the size of a grapefruit. Jacket, $249; available at Stio Mountain Studio (10 E. Broadway Ave.); pants, $99; available at Teton Mountaineering (170 N. Cache St.) 

Available in seven flavors, Kate’s Real Food bars are organic, gluten-free, and delicious, and the company is based in Teton Valley, Idaho. From $2; available at local grocery and outdoor stores 

Gregory’s unisex Arrio daypack comes in 18-, 22-, and 25-liter capacities, and its shoulder straps and mesh back panel are so breathable you might forget you’re carrying a pack. The brand’s 3D Hydro Trek three-liter bladder easily clips into the Arrio via its SpeedClip attachment system. 3D Hydro Trek, $44.95; Arrio, from $79.85; both available at Skinny Skis (65 W. Deloney Ave.)

Kodiak’s Skogan Mid boot is made with a breathable, waterproof membrane, full-grain waterproof leather, sealed seams, and a rubber outsole. $140; available at kodiakboots.com JH

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