Contrary to popular belief, hiking and trekking have some major differences, not the least of which is they require different equipment. We’ll provide you with an overview of both of these outdoor activities, as well as the gear you’ll need for whichever type of adventure you decide to take.
Once you’ve accomplished several day hikes, that itch for a little more adventure might need to be scratched. Multiday hikes and backpacking trips are the next logical (and exciting) step, but you’ll definitely need more gear.
Hiking is a hobby that’s perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and appreciates all that Mother Nature has to offer. If you really get into it and start going on adventures often, a comfortable, reliable, and accessible backpack is not only a necessity, it’s an absolute game changer.
Starting new hobbies can be expensive, but when it comes to hiking, your footwear is probably one of the most vital pieces of equipment you can purchase. So, which shoe or boot should you get? Let’s figure it out!