Hiking gear is not all flannel and cargo pants. Our very own Merchandising Manager, Lauren Blanda, shared her picks for key fall hiking styles with Boston Magazine. Layer on these styles to stay warm and dry on the trail, and on the city sidewalks.
From Head to Toe, 5 Must-Have Hiking Styles
1. Lightweight Wool Crew Socks
This is not the itchy wool of your past. Today wool fibers are brushed soft, making this breathable and naturally odor-resistant fabric perfect for your feet. Look for Smartwool socks at any City Sports near you.
2. E-Tip Gloves
Keep your finger warm and ready to Instagram with these e-tip gloves from The North Face. Off the trail, they’re great for commuting too!
3. Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck
Patagonia’s Capilene fabric is as versatile as it is moisture-wicking. Call it a miracle fabric. The updated fit means chafe from your pack is nonexistent – plus you’ll fit right in at the bar for that post-hike beer.
4. Lightweight Hikers
This is not your dad’s hiking boot. The Hedgehog Fastpack hiking shoes (don’t call them boots!) from The North Face are lightweight, waterproof, and will grip rocks and roots with its Vibram outsole. Comfortable no matter what the distance, your feet will be happy mile after mile.
5. Nano Puff Jacket
Windproof and water-resistant, this Patagonia jacket packs a punch. Perfect for every type of fall day, whether on your back or easily compressed into your pack. Pick a bright color like red to match the fall foliage or go with black for that sleek, ready-for-anything look.
Hit the Trail
This is the time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Pick your fall adventure (or three) and head to City Sports before you leave town. We’ll help you get the right gear in one easy stop. We’ll see you out there!