This compact gilet offers a lightweight layer of insulation when the temperature starts to drop. It’s designed to balance airflow and deliver warmth without overheating, and the breathable side panels ensure unrestricted ease of movement. A durable, water-repellent coating keeps out moisture. £130.
Good hiking socks are a must: they’re cushioning and fit the foot properly, limiting the risk of blisters. Enter the Hiker Micro Crew. The combination of odour-repelling merino wool, nylon and Lycra ensures continuous breathability and fast-action wicking, drawing moisture away from the skin. £18.99.
Outdoor clothing specialist Maier Sports offers its products in up to 61 different sizes, varying by waist width, leg length and dress size — meaning it’s hard not to find your perfect fit. The Latit shorts have a water-repellent finish and are crafted from elasticated fabric (made with up to 88% recycled polyester) to keep you comfortable and dry. £89.95.
Stay protected from the sun with this wide-brimmed hat, featuring ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) 40+. Not only does the quick-drying fabric move moisture to the surface for speedy evaporation, the mesh lining and sweatband keep you cool and dry when the weather heats up. £37.
These reliable hiking shoes blend everyday style with rugged durability, making them the ideal choice for early forays into more intense terrain. The grip on the outsole will help you feel safe no matter the trail, and the midsole adds cushioning and buoyancy. What’s more, the stretchy knit collar is designed to ensure a sock-like fit and keep out debris. £170.
Made from 100% recycled nylon, this backpack by outdoor specialist Fjällräven has been designed for lightweight trekking, with holders for trekking poles and a handy rain cover. It has an adjustable back length system and ventilating air mesh, plus shoulder straps and supportive hip belt to ensure maximum comfort. £200.
7. Sungod Tokas
These sunglasses from B Corp-certified SunGod are a versatile option: triple-layer scratch protection, full-frame impact resistance and 100% UV protection make them safe on the trails, but the classic design means they’re just as much at home in the city. Upgrade to SunGod’s nylon-based 8KO lenses for improved optical clarity. £70.
This collapsible bottle filters out bacteria, parasites, microplastics and silt, allowing you to fill up and enjoy clear water from a range of sources again and again. The flexible design means it fits easily into smaller backpacks. One-litre option also available. £44.95.
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