The Best Affordable Hiking Gear for the Fall

The Best Affordable Hiking Gear for the Fall


Even though you may not encounter snow, you still need to have the right gear to make the most of your hiking adventure. This includes everything from glasses to block the wind and sun to boots to keep your feet warm and dry.

The Best Affordable Hiking Gear for the Fall


Even though you may not encounter snow, you still need to have the right gear to make the most of your hiking adventure. This includes everything from glasses to block the wind and sun to boots to keep your feet warm and dry.

Patagonia Women's Micro Puff™ Hoody

Hiking in the fall is no joke; it gets very cold, especially at high altitudes. You need a warm jacket and the Micro Puff Hoody is a suitable choice. Patagonia calls it “the best warmth for weight jacket we’ve ever built.” It delivers ultralightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation—a revolutionary feather light down alternative.

Patagonia Men's Wind Shield Hybrid Soft Shell Pants

Perfect for your cold weather runs, the Wind Shield Hybrid Soft Shell Pants provide protection, while still allowing excess heat to escape. They feature a lightweight, stretch soft-shell fabric, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, a reflective logo, zippered hand pockets, and an internal tying drawcord.

Patagonia Men's Wind Shield Hybrid Soft Shell Jacket

This is the perfect jacket for trail running in cold weather. The Wind Shield Hybrid Soft Shell Jacket has a lightweight, stretch soft-shell fabric. It provides protection from wind, and controls odor. This jacket contains a DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish that repels snow, and light rain, and decreases dry times.

Kuhl Stella Full Zip

The KÜHL STELLA™ FULL ZIP features ALFPACA GOLD™ fleece for performance, durability and warmth. The upgrade, ALFPACA GOLD, uses a ring-spun process for more softness and greater durability than open-ended yarn. It is sewn with DYNAMIK™ stitching for more stretch and strength than traditional flatlock; low bulk seams make layering comfortable and easy.

Kuhl W’s Jetstream™ Jacket

Don’t make a mistake; this may be a lightweight jacket, but it keeps you warm. The Jetstream jacket is a high performance rain jacket (20k waterproof/16k breathability), designed with KÜHL signature hood look with adjustments and reinforced brim. The right pocket converts into stuff sack with reflective ribbon loop for packability.

Kuhl Klash ™ Pant

These pants are designed for hikers, bikers and even skiers. The KÜHL KLASH™ PANT features durable softshell fabric with a unique 2-tone weave, added abrasion resistance, and DWR finish for year-round performance. There is an abrasion-resistant ripstop cuff guard that stretches with the pants. You’ll like the convenient bottom hem opening. The average rating for these pants is 5/5. “Love the stretch and fit around waist and legs,” one person wrote in a review.

Rab Women's Microlight Alpine Long

This is the longer version of Rab’s classic Microlight Alpine. The Microlight Alpine Long is a very lightweight down jacket that is ideal for outdoor recreational adventures. Some of the specifications include Pertex® Microlight outer fabric with Pertex Quantum® inner, 750FP R.D.S. Certified European Goose Down, micro stitch through construction, and adjustable hood with flexible polymer wired peak.

Rab Women's Superflux Hoody

The hoody is perfect for hikes in the mountains when the weather is comfortably cool. The Superflux Hoody is a versatile mid-layer designed for active people. It’s made from soft and flexible, Thermic fleece. The hoody is also well suited to higher intensity activities as the athletic fit makes it unobtrusive to wear under multiple layers.

Rab Women's Sharp Edge Jacket

The Sharp Edge Jacket is get you through rough cold days in the mountains while hiking or skiing. It’s designed for technical climbs and nail biting descents. You’re going to like the balance between protection and comfort. Made from the flexible Pertex AP 3L fabric the Sharp Edge offers complete shelter from the unwelcome elements without restricting your movement.

Hestra Ergo Grip Active

The Ergo Grip Active is an exclusive outdoor glove. It’s made with Ergo Grip construction that creates pre-curved fingers for optimal grip. The palm is made of durable goat leather and the upper is made of waterproof, windproof, and breathable Gore WINDSTOPPER© Breeze. They feature a Velcro closure and reinforcement at index finger.

Lowe Alpine Cholatse ND50

You’re going to need to pack up a lot of items for your hiking adventure in the mountains. The Cholatse is the right choice for such task as it’s lightweight and with a thoughtfully engineered AdaptiveFit harness which provides comfort and load carrying stability. This pack is generous in capacity and access options, it also has host of technical features including hidden, external lash points for attaching a sleeping-mat.

Lowe Alpine Eclipse 35

This hiking ventilated and multi-use backpack is perfect for day hikes. The Eclipse 35 offers a wide range features to ensure you have everything you need while on the trails among mountains and woodlands.  The Eclipse 35 has  a fully adjustable harness and hipbelt for maximum stability and comfort. The Air Contour adjustable back system also delivers increased ventilation with its cut out moulded back panel.

Lululemon Speed Up Tight

The Lululemon Speed Up Tight is engineered to feel like a comfortable embrace throughout—it holds you close and moves with you. One of the best things about these tights, according to reviews, is the design. Higher rise increases coverage and comfort. “These pants will make your legs super sexy the minute you put them on and the luxtreme feels amazing. One of Lululemon's best creations yet,” one review says.

Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew

The Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew has been designed with sweating in mind, something you will inevitably do when hiking. The mesh venting encourages airflow to keep you cool. It’s a tight fit but your moves are not restricted in any way. Its seamless construction reduces bulk to help prevent chafing. The long sleeve is rated as very comfortable, soft and layers easily. 

Altra Women’s Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid

The upper of the new Lone Peak NeoShell® is made of a revolutionary fabric that is waterproof on the outside yet breathable from the inside. Your feet will stay cool and dry. The FootShape™ toe box lets your toes relax and spread out naturally for greater stability and comfort. “These boots are so comfortable, I don't want to wear any other shoe! I have always bought Paradigms because I love the cushioning, but with a soft insole, these are perfect. Couldn't find a better shoe/boot if I tried, and I have tried!” one review says.

Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX

This is the shoe you need if you want support and stability while walking on a rugged terrain. The lightweight X ULTRA 2 GTX shoe features low-cut profile for freedom of movement, material bridge that connects the tongue to the upper eliminating debris from entering the shoe, and Sensifit, which cradles the foot from the midsole to the lacing system.

Smartwool Expedition Trekking Socks

The Expedition Trekking socks, as the name suggests, were designed with hikers in mind. They feature high-density knit sole and instep guard against abrasion, shock, lace pressure and blisters. Made of 77 percent super-soft Merino wool for no-itch comfort and warmth, 22 percent nylon for durability, and 1 percent spandex for dependable stretch, you will as comfortable as ever.

Garmin fēnix® 5

You should alwys carry a map, just in case, but this Garmin watch does a great job at being your guide. Every fēnix 5 model provides comprehensive navigation and tracking to guide you on and off the beaten path. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure.

Roka Sports Vendée

These performance sunglasses, made for active people, look so stylish you can even wear them on a casual day out. At just 25 grams, the Vendée is remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable while still delivering razor sharp optics. Engineered channeled air-flow combats fogging and is reinforced with carbon fiber for enhanced torsional rigidity and strength.