While Black Friday is known to be a big shopping day all over the country, people still prefer to do most of their shopping around the holidays, like Christmas. Nothing beats Black Friday, yes, but Christmas also offers huge discounts as well. Every year, our family made it a point to go hiking after Christmas Day because we love the holiday hikes. It gives us a chance to burn off what we ate and drank the night before and gives us a chance to try out our new hiking gear too. But like our family, exploring the outdoors has become popular for most hiking enthusiasts and I’ve always prepared my best hiking gear for that impending post-holiday hike.
Prepare Your Shopping List For The Best Hiking Gear
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Shopping hasn’t really been my thing, so I’d rather have my “me time” with nature than hang out at the mall. The truth is, I tend to get kind of worried about gaining so much weight after Thanksgiving that I make sure my hiking gear is ready for the next day. It’s all about fitness, cardio, and getting rid of the negative energy for me after Christmas and New Year. Surprisingly, though, I have gathered a few buddies who have been consistently doing this for years. They think it’s a brilliant idea so we get to talk about what’s new for the great outdoors and the best hiking gear for next year’s great adventures.
1. Black Diamond Octane Backpack
The Black Diamond Octane is a very sleek and stylish backpack. It has one of the best suspension systems for movement in a backpack. A very comfortable fit that has enough room for the rest of your gear in a day’s hike. Get this incredible backpack right HERE!
2. Kuhl Liberator Hiking Pants
These synthetic travel pants are extremely comfortable and quite a bit fashionable for your average hiking pants. It’s okay to wear hiking shorts but these pants are more suitable for the cold weather especially if you’re planning to stay overnight.
3. Nalgene Water Bottle
This is arguably the world’s best water bottle. The 32 ounce wide mouth version is very popular for outdoor use. It’s impact resistant unlike any other water bottle with the same claim. Don’t forget to pack your filters too! Get these INCREDIBLE FILTERS right HERE!
4. Steripen Ultra Water Purifier
This awesome device can treat 50 liters of water when fully charged. Steripen uses ultraviolet light to purify the water changing the DNA of microorganisms stopping their reproduction. How cool is that? You might want to check this AWESOME PRODUCT too!
5. Buck 112 Knife
The Buck 112 is one of the best everyday carry knife as well as an outdoor knife for hiking and backpacking. It’s manufactured in the United States and utilizes the best materials for a very durable and reliable knife. If you can go big, GO BIG with this bad boy right HERE!
6. Optimus Nova Stove
The Optimus Stove comes in a very compact pouch. The pump comes in an all-aluminum construction unlike a lot of portable outdoor stoves that has plastic components. It’s very easy to use, small and lightweight with enough space in your backpack to put it in. Start cooking with the Optimus Nova and get yours HERE!
7. Salomon Speed Cross 3
The Salomon Speed Cross provides a good amount of cushioning and plenty of traction on gnarly terrain. This shoe will give you the confidence while walking on really wet and rocky trails. Overall, this footwear helps keep your feet well-protected. You can also check out our favorite pair of boots right HERE!
8. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
This is a high-powered go to light for hiking, climbing, and mountain travel. 200 lumens in a max setting is very bright for a multi-use lamp. It also has the technology of simply tapping your finger on it to adjust the brightness of the light. You might want to check this baby out too! Get it RIGHT HERE.
9. REI Igneo Sleeping Bag
The REI Igneo is a lightweight and compressible sleeping bag. This sleeping bag has great waterproof features and breathable materials to keep you warm and well-rested all night.
10. Thermarest Prolite Plus Sleeping Pad
A sleeping bag may not be enough to aid your back from the cold. The Thermarest sleeping pad is inflatable and gives you enough room to get off the cold ground for a more comfortable sleep outdoors. You can purchase this product RIGHT HERE!
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