Hiking tips and essentials: What to wear for hiking?

With populations becoming urbanized, outdoor activities like hiking assume key functions in the overall well-being of the populace. As normal life resumes, it offers luxuries that were once thought to be mundane. Unlike running on your treadmill, hiking can involve unknown factors which makes it all the more exciting! Hikers use more energy because of the difficult tracks and greater slopes. However, don't expect mother nature to embrace you. It can send you home sooner if you are not dressed for battle.  Here are some tips for your next hike:

1. Full coverage and safety: This will mostly depend on your hiking location. Make sure to dress in layers and always bring rain gear in case of unforeseen weather. If you are going places where insects and rashes are prominent, it may be best to wear long pants and long sleeves.

Check out these tactical cargo pants for men available in navy blue, Army green, and black. For women, these cargo high waist trousers in classy black and white. The belt loops are thick enough to support a large belt for carrying equipment. For layering, you can not go wrong with these black silk leggings and high waist leggings. This sports top is pragmatic and available in a wide array of colors.  

2. Good shoes: Lao-Tzu did not say "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." for nothing. It is of utmost importance to protect your feet while exploring unknown terrains. Invest in good quality hiking shoes with adequate wiggle room. What do you find the most comfortable? I prefer chunky boots due to ankle support and traction. A muddy hike might require waterproof footwear whereas you can get away with simple outdoor boots for a short dry hike. 

3. Comfort: Are you familiar with the term, " There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing"? Cotton can imbibe water and direct heat towards your body, keeping you hot in warm weather and cool in cold temperatures. On the other hand, wicking fabrics are modern technical fibers such as polyester and nylon draw moisture away from the body. These can regulate body temperature and keep you light during your hike. You should focus on what to wear as much as you worry about camping gear. 

4. Clothing adaptability: When looking for hiking clothes, take bad weather into account. If you are a regular hiker, you can invest in appropriate clothing that can be used for different climatic conditions. You can use premium tracksuits to mix and match. Plus size waistcoats for dads who carry lots of equipment. Minimalist tracksuit for girls who love style mixed with comfort. 

Take the precaution of wearing a good jacket and sunhat wherever you go. A good unspoken rule is to wear a jacket that is packable and waterproof. Windbreakers or sportswear are comfortable in this regard. 

Now that we have come to an end, remember to stick with a group and not stray from the path especially on long hikes. Use GPS and maps to navigate your location. Hiking at the correct pace is a great way to soak all the wonder in. Share your experience with other people. Enjoy the outdoors, keep your eyes open for wildlife and have fun