National Trails Day is coming up fast, so now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.
Staying hydrated while outdoors is one of the most essential things you can do for your safety. CamelBak offers some great options for hydration packs that are easy to bring with you wherever you venture.
The classic CamelBak HydroBak is always reliable, and should meet all your basic needs.
For a CamelBak made specifically for mountain bikers, check out the M.U.L.E. Mountain Biking Hydration Pack.
For trail runners the Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask, Handheld Running Water Bottle is an excellent option.
The Hydrapak Velocity IT Insulated Water Bladder/Reservoir for Running Hydration Vests a perfect fit for most standard hydration vests with an ergonomic Slider Top to reduce chafing. It is made from the highest quality materials, fully reversible and dishwasher safe.
The Orange Mud Gear Vest 2.0 Hydration Pack is great for long days. Designed for the long haul, the Orange Mud Gear Vest Hydration Pack is extremely breathable, even when it turns unbelievably hot. You might even forget it’s strapped around your chest!
No matter what outdoor activity you love, from riding a horse to paddling a kayak, it is important to keep your eyes protected. Here are some of the sunglasses options we love
If you are on a budget, these Hulislem S1 Sport Polarized Sunglasses are an affordable and reliable option.
On the higher end scale, Columbia's Trail Warrior Sunglasses stand the test of time.
If you are going to be paddling, or doing anything in water, these waterproof and floating sunglasses are a great choice, and they are affordable!
Nike Men's Skylon Ace Sunglasses are made in Italy, but keep your eyes safe all over the world. These men's Nike sunglasses combine performance eyewear and versatile style into one lightweight pair.
Finally, don't forget your pup! Namsan Stylish and Fun Pet/Dog Puppy UV Goggles Sunglasses Waterproof Protection Sun Glasses for Dog are the perfect way to keep your furry friend's eyes safe.
Proper head wear can be an important part of outdoor recreation, and we have some suggestions that have worked for the American Trails team.
The Jane Shine Outdoor Sun Hat Quick-Dry Breathable Mesh Hat Camping Cap is a good affordable option that keeps your head cool and dry.
The Columbia Bora Bora Booney has UPF 50 sun protection to help keep you safe, and comes in a variety of colors.
Another great simple option for the trail is the Connectyle Foldable Mesh Sports Cap with Reflective Stripe Breathable Sun Runner Cap, which is also available in many colors, and helps you stay visible on the trail.
The KAVU Trail Runner Strapcap is both water resistant and super durable.
The Headsweats Race Hat features the Eventure knit shell and Eventure terry sweatband for super fast moisture wicking.
Published May 2020