Planning to go for a day hike anytime soon? Well, it’s not uncommon to spot tourists who set out for hiking without proper gear and wear. However, if you are a smart tourist, we are sure that you would check all the necessary gear and wear off the packing checklist before you leave!
To help you with this, here we have mentioned some of the most important things that you would need for your day hike. Also, the post suggests you as to what you should be wearing for having the best hiking experience ever. So, let’s get started!
What to Wear for a Day Hike?
What you plan to wear for a day hike depends on the weather of the place you intend to go hiking. If you choose to hike up in the mountains or in a generally cold place, you could consider wearing a nice Merino wool vest underneath.
Apart from that, if it’s not too cold, a decent men’s knit polo shirt, paired with comfortable trousers or hiking pants should do the job fine.
Shoes are probably the most crucial part of your hiking wear. Invest in quality hiking shoes or boots, depending on the terrain of the hiking spot you choose.
As you walk continuously, you are expected to feel warm, that’s why it’s not recommended to go all out with super-warm winter clothing even if you are going to a relatively colder spot. Merino wool scarves and other Merino wool clothing should be able to provide the necessary warmth. Plus, it’s lightweight, so you could hike easily!
What to Pack for a Day Hike?
Once you are done finalizing the clothing, you should get your hiking backpack ready. What exactly do you pack?
Well, to begin with, you should stock water and food supplies. It’s important to stay hydrated at all times. Apart from that, pack along a nice sunscreen, your camera, some band-aids and antiseptic/antihistamine cream in case you suffer any unexpected cuts, bites or blisters.
Amongst the other must-haves, don’t forget to pack a nice head-lamp, basic first-aid kit, an extra pair of shoes, your phone’s charger and power bank.
And, yeah, you also could pack a good bug spray, neck wallet, windproof umbrella, some extra trail snacks, a whistle, an extra bandana, quick-dry towel, some reusable multi-purpose bags, your hand sanitizer, binoculars, and a rain jacket, if your backpack is too spacious.
The weather could change quickly as you hike up the mountains, thus an extra layer of insulation also doesn’t hurt. You could pack something like a crew neck sweater or Merino wool turtleneck men’s sweater, just in case you need it on the spot.
Thus, these were some suggestions regarding what you should be wearing and what you should be carrying along with you for a day hike. We hope that the post could help you.
Also, if you are yet to shop for your day hike, don’t forget to check out the exclusive collection at Romeo Merino! We are sure that you won’t be disappointed.
Finally, make sure that you are a responsible hiker. You don’t want to call the mountain rescue team, right?