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Day Hike Basic Gear Checklist And The Cost

Day Hike Basic Gear Checklist and the Cost

Think to start day hiking? Clueless what gear you would need and how much it would cost? This is what I needed to get when started few weeks to explore the trails in great north west. Some things you already have like hats, sweater, and gloves. The rest you would need to buy. Price range is limitless but with little help and insights from friends I got away with decent hiking gear at reasonable cost, at least for beginner like me. Here is the list::

  • Beanie
  • Baseball hat
  • Waterproof gloves – 10$, REI
  • Regular gloves
  • Rain jacket – $39, REI outlet
  • Down Jacket – $120, REI outlet
  • Base layer top (polyester) – $15, TJ Max
  • Rain pants
  • Running pants
  • Base layer bottom (warm) – $15, TJ Max
  • Gaiters – $14, REI outlet
  • Yaktrax – $20, REI
  • Trekking poles – $17, Sierra Trading Post
  • Backpack – $38, Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Think socks – $7, Sierra Trading Post
  • Extra sweater
  • Hiking shoes – $75, REI Outlet
  • Water
  • Energy bars
  • Sandwiches with peanut butter
  • Small camera
  • Discover Pass $35

I am all set for tomorrow. What about you?


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3 Comments on "Day Hike Basic Gear Checklist And The Cost"

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  1. J.D. Meier says:

    One thing I’ve always underestimated is socks. I learned that the hard way while hiking in Arizona. I also learned how much I like having a walking stick.

  2. Lew Sauder says:

    Go get ’em Alik!!

  3. alik levin says:

    Back from the hike… key lessons are:
    * Good hiking boots + thick socks + *gaiters* == warm and dry feet. Heaven.
    * Cheap poles in deep snow == broken poles, tested and proven.

    We got it! That was quite a challenge though, we didn’t expect we would crave for crampons… Yaktrax were useless, going to return them for sure. Crampons is probably I need to get next, they are expensive though, so craigslist first

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