5 essential accessories for those autumn hikes

5 essential accessories for those autumn hikes

Wondering what to pack for your autumn hikes?

Autumn is one of our favourite times to hike so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite autumn hiking accessories to help you decide what you need in your pack.

Caps & Hats

What to look for

Whilst maybe not quite as rock ‘n’ roll as picking out a good set of new walking boots or waterproof jacket make no mistake choosing the right hat or cap for a hike can be just as important.

Along with the usual choices of brand, price, size and fit you’ll need to consider when you are hiking. Is it winter or summer? A good beanie or bobble hat can be the difference between an enjoyable hike and an absolutely terrible one.

Likewise having a good fitting baseball cap for those summer hikes is equally important to protect you from the sun.

We recommend: Seal Skinz all weather waterproof cap

Constructed with a 3 unique layer design, we put this all weather waterproof cap to the test whilst hiking Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

The day started off sunny – and any type of sun means I need a cap to protect the bald head. As forecast the rain soon started and just as advertised the SealSkinz cap kept my head warm and dry.

For the most part this cap is comfortable and certainly does what it sets out to do, my only issue was with the latch keep coming loose.

A technical everyday cap, combining a mix of traditional style with the properties of a truly waterproof hat.


What to look for

Looking after your feet is one of the most important aspects of hiking – and a good pair of socks is a must.

We recommend: 1000 Mile Approach Sock

The crew length 1000 Mile Approach Sock is designed for maximum comfort with today’s technical approach footwear. The inner layer stays with the foot, wicking away moisture, whilst the outer moves with the shoe, reducing friction and helping to prevent blisters and reduce wear.

The unique combination of fibres maintains a comfortable temperature for the foot, making this the perfect warmer weather outdoor activity sock to wear with lightweight boots as well as approach/trail shoes and sandals.


What to look for

You might not think too much about what underwear you choose to hike in – but trust us it matters. Find some that are comfortable and allow you the freedom to move without chaffing issues.

We recommend: Crossfly Pro 7″ Boxer

Crossfly Pro 7 Inch Boxer is built to work with your every movement and crafted with 3D breathable, fast drying panels that ensures maximum comfort. The Pro 7 also features our patent pending technologies; the Coccoon and X-Fly. This is your ultimate workout partner.


What to look for

Gloves provide protection from the elements as well as from injury, and are a vital piece of kit in cold and wet conditions. Whether you need something lightweight, waterproof, wind proof, insulated, or with a good grip, will depend on the activity – and many pairs these days also feature touch screen compatibility, handy for taking a photo or checking a map while you’re on the move.

We recommend: Rab Men’s Ridge Gloves

Warm gloves made from ribbed fleece with a quilted leather palm.

Rab Ridge Gloves will protect you from wind and wet, cushioning your palms while letting you use your touchscreen device thanks to their conductive fingertips.

* Durable wind and water resistant outer
* Well insulated and versatile
* Fleece lined inner
* Leather quilted palm
* Stretch insulated low bulk cuff
* Conductive fingers for use with smartphones
* Boxwall finger construction gives a great fit


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