Summer trails are nice, but hiking in the winter is absolutely beautiful. The scenery and wildlife is amazing. I mean, what is better than reaching your peak and overlooking a snow covered abyss? Not to mention, there are less bugs and more importantly… less people! This means, hiking a trail in peace, less tourists and less commotion. It doesn’t really get better than that![slideshow:82023]
Below is your winter hiking must haves! You know, your hat, jackets, gloves, snowshoes and socks. You can’t leave for your hike without them. But there are some more, other necessities you may overlook or forget about. Let’s check them out…
Fleece Ski Hat
Make sure you’re keeping your head warm! Try, Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon Hat on sale for $25.19 at rei.com. Windproof fleece, covers ears, comfortable.
Long Underwear Top
Keep warm on your hike with a long underwear top from REI. Try, Patagonia Capilene Midweight Long Underwear Crew Top $59.00 at rei.com. It comes in all different colors, has grid backing, rib-knit neck, full underarm gusset and offset shoulder seams.
Waterproof Shell Jacket
The waterproof Shell Jacket is one of your main articles of clothing protecting you from the rain, wind and snow. Try, The North Face Men’s Venture Jacket $99.00 at thenorthface.com. This jacket is “engineered to withstand severe rainstorms.”
The Expedition Parka is $925.00. You can purchase it through Canada Goose. It is, “Warm, durable and iconic. Originally designed for scientists in Antarctica.” For a less expensive option, The North Face Men’s Mount Logan Parka Coat ($399.00).
Under Armour ColdGear Glove Liners ($16.99). Made to rid sweat, they have a great grip and will keep you warm. The material is both stretchy and soft.