A List of Essential Items to Carry When Hiking

Hiking is one of the great outdoor activities that many individuals love to do at least once in their life.

Most of these hikers select a campsite that offers them a great trek to enjoy the most.

Everyone knows that hiking or trekking is full of surprises. Hikers find it adventurous and thrilling but, if you have not packed properly for your hiking, then it is like living your nightmare and it can ruin your entire hiking experience as well.

The right backpack on your next hike can help you get an unforgettable experience. The right packing list and the right size pack can not only save you from back pain but also removes your stress.

The list must include all the vital gear that is needed for your comfortable outdoor adventure and for the safe and memorable experience.

If you are planning a shorter hike, then you should pack a simple waist pack with some food and water. All that you need to pack for a shorter hiking trip is, including Sunscreen, water bottle, electrolyte spray, cell phone with longer battery, power bank, sunglasses, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, cap, map, some snack bars.

For the longer hiking trip, you need to carry these 5 items in your hiking backpack.

#1. High-Quality Tent

Currently, many individuals are planning camping trips with their family and friends and it has become very popular in recent years. Also, many popular companies are producing the vital gear that is needed for the hiking. But, at the same time, many companies are trying to produce low-quality and cheap products. So shop for durable products only. You can find the best high-quality tents in Decathlon stores or order a durable tent from Amazon. My suggestion is not to buy the cheap ones which are without any brand. I have a Quechua for shorter hiking trips of 2-3 days and Coleman for longer duration trips when I travel to places like Spiti.

When you want to buy a tent, which contains a more hydrostatic headcount as if the count is higher than it is more waterproof. If you look for a package, then you get sleeping bags, tent, inflatable mattresses, and more.

Scroll through the below list of Best Camping Tents available in India.

Coleman Sundome 3 Person Dome Tent, Large 600mm
Coleman - Sports
- ₹ 329 ₹ 5,670
Quechua Arpenaz 2 Tent (Green)
Quechua - Sports
₹ 2,599

#2. Sleeping Bag

A lightweight sleeping bag is comfy and suitable for three to four seasons. Also, most of these sleeping bags are available at a very affordable price. The best sleeping bag can keep you warm even if the temperatures drop to minus degrees. Again I prefer to go with branded sleeping bags like Coleman or Quechua.

When buying a sleeping bag online always think about how much space it will take in your bag. If space is your concern then you should buy something which is easily foldable like Coleman Sleeping Bag or Naturehike Sleeping Bag.

You will find below the best 5 sleeping bags in India.

Wildcraft Travelite Sleeping Bag
Wildcraft - Sports
₹ 1,455
RuggedTrails All Season Waterproof Hooded Sleeping Bag with...
Sleeping Bag - Misc.
- ₹ 652 ₹ 1,897
Coleman 2000015575 Polyester Sleeping Bag
Coleman - Sports
- ₹ 550 ₹ 4,949

#3. Hiking / Trekking shoes

When you are planning a trekking trip, the first and foremost thing is to get comfortable trekking shoes, which is very important for a safe and comfortable trekking experience. The best shoes will not cause any blisters and they support your ankles from getting twists that may occur sometime when you are trekking up a steep hill/incline.

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Shoes, Men's UK 8...
Salomon - Size 8 - Green/Asphalt/Dark Tita
₹ 16,499
Salomon L38310400 Speedcross 4 W Trail Runner, Women's UK 6...
Salomon - UK 6 - Slate Blue/Spa Blue/Fresh Green
- ₹ 3,150 from ₹ 7,349
Salomon L39359700 Evasion 2 Aero Nylon Hiking Shoes, Men's UK 8...
Salomon Footwear - Shoes
- ₹ 2,125 ₹ 6,374
Salomon Mens Speedcross 4 Quick Lace Red Synthetic Trainers 10.5...
Salomon - 10 - Red
- ₹ 1,100 from ₹ 9,899
Adidas Men's Ax2 Mysblu, Cblack, Scarle and Silv Trekking and...
Adidas - 8 UK/India (42 EU) - Mysblu, Cblack, Scarle and Silv
- ₹ 1,846 ₹ 5,253
Adidas Men's Cape Rock Ind Cblack, Visgre and Energy Trekking and...
Adidas - 9 UK/India (43.33 EU) - Cblack, Visgre and Energy
- ₹ 1,791 from ₹ 3,208
Woodland Men's Camel Hiking & Trekking Shoes - 9 UK
Woodland - 9 UK/India (43 EU) - Camel
₹ 3,895
Wildcraft Men's Black Trekking and Hiking Boots - 8 UK/India (42...
Wildcraft - 8 UK/India (42 EU) - Black
₹ 4,295
Reebok Men's Trail Exhibit Lp Brown and Black Trekking and...
Reebok - 10 UK - Brown and Black
₹ 3,999

#4. Trekking Pole

On your next hike, don’t forget to pack your trekking pole. You can find lightweight, easy-to-carry aluminum trekking pole that can take you through any terrain.

#5. Long Range Camera and Rainwear

Don’t forget to pack long-range camera lens and rainwear on your next hike. Also, you need to pack other essential things when you are planning for hiking on a longer trail that includes extra food, small first-aid kit, lightweight waterproof jacket, lightweight addition layer, warm hat or beanie, lightweight gloves, and a lip balm.

Sony DT 18-250mm F/3.5 - 6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony DSLR
Sony - Electronics
- ₹ 86,305 ₹ 39,794
Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR...
Canon - Electronics
- ₹ 125,725 ₹ 57,595

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