The Best Gear and Accessories for Spring Hiking

The Best Gear and Accessories for Spring Hiking

1. Backpack

REI Flash 60 Pack - Women's

The REI Flash 60 Pack is the perfect bag for your spring hike. It is lightweight, comfortable and hugs your body for great support. It is made of compression technology and has suspended mesh back panels that help keep your back dry on those long spring hikes. ($199.00)

2. Jacket

REI Rhyolite Rain Jacket - Women's

The REI Rhyolite Rain Jacket is the ultimate waterproof jacket for spontaneous weather conditions. It’s breathable and windproof up to 60 mph. This coat has hand pockets and a media port that lets you run your headphone chords through the inside of the jacket.  Get yours today at REI for $189.00.


3. Up Jacket Windbreaker

“The Up Jacket wind shirt is truly up for anything and might be the most versatile garment we’ve ever made -- a 3-season, super-light nylon rip-stop jacket that blocks wind and fits in your pocket.  Perfect for mountain biking, an early morning run or hanging out on cool days at the Event Site in the Gorge” (TREW).  Order yours today at  for only $99.00.

4. NuYarn Merino Pocket T

“As handy for adventures as a pocketknife, the Pocket T is great for both warm weather and cold weather outdoor activities. Its super fine merino knit is as light as your favorite cotton tee, but approximately one billion times more tech-savvy” (TREW).  Order yours today at for $69.00.

5. Hiking Boots Men’s

Check out The North Face Ultra FP Mid GTX Hiking Boots for the best lightweight performance hiking boots. They have a water resistant mesh that provides structure and support while also supporting your ankles with their “over-the-ankle coverage.”  Buy yours today for only $150.00. Bonus: This item comes with free shipping.

6. Hiking Boots Women’s

Get ready to climb that mountain with Capra Bold Mid Waterproof hiking shoes. They are specifically made for “high-adrenaline hikes.” Theses shoes come with a breathable mesh lining and lacing closure for secure lacing. They come in three different colors, Bright Red, Grey/Purple and Purple. Get your pair today from Merrell for $140.00.

7. Rain Jacket

BeWild Rain Jacket is The ULTIMATE superlight 3-layer rain jacket, the BeWild defies the status quo in a category dominated by 2 and 2.5 layer constructions. The BeWild fabric package is extremely packable with lots of stretch, weighs only 74 grams/m2, and because of the 3-Layer construction, it offers an unparalleled level of durability.  The BeWild was designed to be a year-round, go-to rain jacket and active shell for all that TREW’s hometown, Hood River, OR, has to offer -- mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, trail running, windsurfing, kiteboarding, etc. And at $199, this technical year-round piece is an absolute steal. Order it today at


8. Trail Running Shoe

All Out Crush trail running shoe M-Select GRIP has deep, multi-directional lugs to provide 360-degree traction and flex grooves release mud to allow the foot to move naturally and propel on ascents. The TPU mesh coating helps protect you from the elements and allows for easy cleaning of mud and dirt.  A UniFly™ midsole is soft to the ground to connect to the train and cushion from the terrain for a firm foot and more efficient stride. Get your pair from Merrell for $100.

9. Headlamp

Princeton Tec Quad Tactical Headlamp from Dick’s Sporting Goods ($44.99) is just what you need if you’re hiking at night. It has 4 ultrabright LED lights, 3 interchangeable lens covers (red, blue and green), and has waterproof protection. Get yours in tan or black and receive free shipping on qualifying purchases over $49.00.

10. Hat

The Conner Mountain Packer Hiking Hat is a must have accessory for your spring hike. It repels against the rain and blocks the glaring sun. It is made with weathered cotton, making it easy to roll-up and pack, and has UPF 50+ rated sun protection. Get your hiking hat today at for $40.00. *Bonus: If you sign up for their newsletter you will receive 10 percent off of your next order.

11. Binoculars

Get your SUNCORE Outdoor Mountaineering Hiking 20 x 50 Binoculars for an up close view from the top of any mountain. These binoculars are water and fog resistant, they have twist-up eyecups and a neck strap so you can free your hands. Order them today from for $50.05.

12. Sunglasses- Oakley

The FLAK 2.0 XL sunglasses by Oakley will take your performance to the next level. They offer enhanced lens coverage that protects against the sun, wind and impact. These sunglasses also have Patented High Definition Optics® that provide optical clarity and clear vision from every angle. Get your pair today for $160.

13. Handheld GPS

Never get lost again with the Garmin ETREX 20x handheld GPS. It has 240 x 320 display pixels for enhanced readability and its internal memory has been expanded to hold more maps. You can rely on it to withstand different weather conditions because it is both, water proof and durable.This accessory can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. Get yours today from Garmin for $199.99.

14. Trekking Poles

Going on an adventure hike? Don’t forget your Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles. They are 100 percent carbon construction and have a non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension. For your convenience, the poles are extremely light, easy to pack and they and they have a single push button release to collapse the pole. Visit Black Diamond today and get your trekking poles for $159.95.

15. Leggings- Capra Adapt Tight

The Capra Adapt Tight is designed to adapt seamlessly to changing conditions. A high performance knit fabric is accented with woven panels to provide wind and light water protection where it is most needed, while maintaining breathability.  As your body and/or the temperature warms over the course of a training session, the lower leg can be removed to move from Pant to Capri or the reverse if your session takes you into the evening hours. This piece can be a staple in the wardrobe of any active woman ($150).