12 things we’d bring on any hiking trail

Including bulk deals on snack bars and a lightweight, portable phone charger.

The legs of two people sitting side by side with hiking boots on and a mountain view in the background.

First on the list: great footwear.

Photo by Noel Ross via Pexels

Looking to hit the trails? Whether you’re in it for the climb, a workout, or seeing spectacular views, get the most out of your hiking trip with comfortable and helpful gear.

1. For the best footwear, check out Nordstrom Rack’s sneaker edit for hiking.

2. If your trail demands a proper hiking boot, we like Columbia’s collection on Amazon.

3. Stay hydrated with this Owala lightweight water bottle — it’s got all the great Owala features like a built-in straw, but is made from lightweight plastic and won’t weigh your pack down.

4. Travel light (but still have room for snacks) with Lululemon’s Everywhere Belt Bag.

5. Get a good bulk deal on Perfect Bars, Clif Bars, or Kind Bars at a warehouse store like Sam’s Club.

6. We like this Teton hiking backpack.

7. Don’t forget to bring a compact, portable phone charger (you’ll thank us later).

8. This extra roomy fanny pack — from Chattanooga, TN-based company Burlaep — can carry all the gadgets and accessories you need for your hike.

9. For apparel that’s both flattering and functional, we turn to small business Aesthetic Built. We love the oversized scuba hoodies for women and the muscle scallop tees for men.

10. Sweat sustainably with SEAAV. The company’s activewear is not only performance-driven but also planet-friendly.

11. Whether it’s the Active Essentials Kit or the Vegan Victory Set, Fuel Goods delivers the goods to keep you going.

12. Bringing along your four-legged friend? Hike in style with a new collar and leash.

Psst — to be ultra-prepared, here are the 10 items you should never enter a national park without, according to the National Park Service.

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