ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Essential Outdoor Gear

Updated on February 2, 2015

The Outdoor World

So are you looking for some top performing and versatility outdoor gear or outdoor clothes for all those tough outdoor activities.

There are some terrific choices here to choose from, not only will they provide comfort but they also includes breathability and waterproof protection.

Rigorously tested for durability and created to last, experience this remarkable and essential outdoor gear and clothing that shall conquer whatever terrain comes it's way without any worry.

Photo Credit: Bill Armstrong

Mountain Warehouse Trek Womens Convertible Zip-Off Cargo Pants

Mountain Warehouse Trek Womens Convertible Cargo Pants Black 14
Mountain Warehouse Trek Womens Convertible Cargo Pants Black 14

Nice pair of pants for the ladies, however, one thing to be aware of is the size, check out the reviews and the concerns from customers with the sizes.

 

Outdoor Clothes

Men & Womens Outdoor Jackets & Pants!

Whether you are going off for a multi day hike or a casual day trek, here is some outdoor clothing you need consider. From breathable jackets to waterproof pants, protection is of the utmost importance when out and about, remember, always consider your safety when outdoors.

The North Face Womens Denali Jacket

The North Face Women Denali Jacket, R TNF Black/Cerise Pink, XX-Large
The North Face Women Denali Jacket, R TNF Black/Cerise Pink, XX-Large

A great jacket, warm and comfortable, and very nice quality, well what else would you expect from North Face!

 

Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket - Outdoor Jackets

Designed for freedom, designed with style, designed with comfort and weight in mind, as well as breathability and waterproof, this outdoor jacket will keep you dry no matter how wet it is and what activities you are doing. A classic jacket for that ultimate outdoor experience.

Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket - Men's Shark Large
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket - Men's Shark Large

Well there is some mixed reviews about this jacket but personally I am liking it.

The Dry.Q EVAP's innovative system of channels disperses sweat faster than any other jacket, superior breathability and comfort, it's lightweight, breathable and is a pretty reasonable price.

As I always advise, looking for clothing you have to air on the side of caution, visit a few stores first, try them on, get some advice from the staff, most of the staff at my favorite store actually go hiking and camping and know what they are talking about...another small advantage that I do have is that I am from Scotland, visit Alaska on a regular basis and have actually been to the Falklands a few times, all with weather that changes at short notice and when it's cold, It's cold, so I do tend to know a little about cold weather clothing and what is needed, I do not however pretend to be an expert and always listen to staff, that I shall advise you to do so also before making any clothing purchases!

 

North Face Paramount Peak 2 Convertible Long Leg Walking Pants

The North Face Men's Paramount Peak II Convertible Pant Asphalt Grey SM X 34
The North Face Men's Paramount Peak II Convertible Pant Asphalt Grey SM X 34

OK I have these, I normally prefer to order from Amazon, but on this occasion and as a hike was coming up, I purchased from one of my favorite outdoor stores. Guess I will need go shopping next time I visit my homeland of Scotland!

North Face is my preferred brand as they have a long time trusted name, although a little cheaper here, you have to pay for shipping as they are from the UK, with this in mind the shop price and online price were around the same, no matter what, a great product, comfortable, lightweight and worth every penny!

They are a little light for the colder mornings so I usually use another brand but am waiting for when the early mornings are warmer then you have the option of trousers or shorts.

The price at Amazon works out to $92.66 and in store they were actually a little cheaper as were on sale!

 

Hiking Buddies!

Outdoor Boots - Performance and Versatility with Oustanding Footware!

Your feet need to breathe and relax as well as enjoy the comfort of a good boot when enjoying your desired outdoor activity. These hiking boots are lightweight, come with a complete water resistant GORE - TEX lining and also provides you with nice breathability at all times. Believe me, coming from Scotland and my earlier days in the Royal Navy conducting various land based tasks, a good boot that covers you for all types of weather and comfort-ability is a must.

Raichle / Mammut Pacific Crest GTX Men dk'brown/fire EU 44,0-UK 9,5
Raichle / Mammut Pacific Crest GTX Men dk'brown/fire EU 44,0-UK 9,5

Designed with Motion Control! there is a anatomically shaped heel cap that prevents the foot from twisting outwards and the technology within the base allows for outstanding power transfer, how this is accomplished is that Mammut has designed the boot with free sliding bands which are anchored to the insole of which delivers great safety and blister freedom.

 

La Sportiva Men's Omega GTX Hiking Boot

La Sportiva Men's Omega GTX Hiking Boot,Grey/Rust,43.5 EU/10.5 M US
La Sportiva Men's Omega GTX Hiking Boot,Grey/Rust,43.5 EU/10.5 M US

They cost a pretty penny but are sturdy and comfortable, I tried this brand on when picking a new pair of boots recently, although they were in the running for a purchase, I opted for a slightly more expensive boot of which caught my eye, there again, it's the wearer that must ultimately decide on what boot they will wear as not everyone is the same!

 

Outdoor Boots - Outdoor Shoes!

Men & Women's Outdoor Boots & Shoes!

How do I get to know all about what is or may be some of the best outdoor boots or outdoor shoes that you can wear when exploring the great outdoors! Good question?

Well I am pretty much into hiking myself and from what information I get from a great deal of research, visiting stores, asking professionals a lot of questions and talking with my friend who are big time hikers, not to mention the fact that I visit Alaska every year and know only too well how the weather can change at a moments notice, hence the reason why this subject interests me a great deal and where better to purchase outdoor gear than the locations I visit during my trips to the last frontier! Apart from that I always need this gear when visiting family in Scotland!

As always, the key to finding the right boot or shoe is deciding how you plan on using them!

Vasque Women's Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boot

Vasque Women's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Hiking Boot, Gargoyle/African Violet,8.5 M US
Vasque Women's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Hiking Boot, Gargoyle/African Violet,8.5 M US

Not too expensive, nice color for the ladies and some pretty good reviews, worth considering if on the market for a new boot!

 

asque Women's Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoe

Vasque Women's Mantra 2.0 Gore-Tex Hiking Shoe, Canteen/Orange Peel,8.5 M US
Vasque Women's Mantra 2.0 Gore-Tex Hiking Shoe, Canteen/Orange Peel,8.5 M US

Not everyone prefers boots so why not look at a nice pair of shoes that will do teh job, fair price and some pretty favorable reviews!

 

A Review of Some Outstanding Bear Grylls Outdoor Clothing!

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp, Matte Black
Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp, Matte Black

Got my Black Diamond Headlamp, fits nicely on the head, pretty comfortable strap, controls mastered within 5/10 minutes. Very pleased with the product and can't wait to try it out on a night hike!

By the way, I checked pricing at 3 well known outdoor activity shops and Amazon gives you the best price!

 

Bushnell PowerSync SolarBook 600 Portable Li-Ion USB Charger

Bushnell PowerSync SolarBook 600 Portable Li-Ion USB Charger
Bushnell PowerSync SolarBook 600 Portable Li-Ion USB Charger

Have included the solar charger as you never know when your going to need that extra power. This durable and pretty flexible solar panel folds into a nice compact protective case.

It takes around 6 hours to charge from a USB power source as it does directly from the sun, even when the sun is not at it's brightest.

Compatible with with nearly every USB powered devices and worth while giving serious thought in having this accompany you on those long outdoor trips as you never know when that camera, smart phone, or GPS Device runs out of power. You know it makes sense!

 

Slumberjack Latitude 20 Degree SyntheticSleeping Bag

Latitude 20 Degree Sleeping Bag - Short
Latitude 20 Degree Sleeping Bag - Short

An innovative and lightweight sleeping bag with Two-layer, off-set construction and differential cut prevents cold spots, integrated with your mattress will ensures a nights sleep just as if you were floating on clouds!

Ensuring you have a great day in the outdoors commences with a good nights sleep, this will ensure you get just that!

 

ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4 Backpacking Tent

ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4 Backpacking Tent
ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4 Backpacking Tent

A great tent at a very reasonable price, don't get too hung up on the price, a tent is a long term investment and it's certainly worth spending a lot more on a good and reliable product.

Easy to set up with the shock cord single pole system and as the floor rises to about 2 inches from the ground you can expect to remain pretty dry if water comes within the tent area. As a finale, the entire tent collapses quickly and easy and stores away just nicely!

 

Osprey Xenith 88 Pack

Osprey Xenith 88 hiking bag Gr. L grey
Osprey Xenith 88 hiking bag Gr. L grey

Big hauler outdoor backpacks have made a comeback and with them the design of suspension and fit have been seriously considered. Reports have stated that the Xenith 88 tailors to their bodies with ease and is very comfortable, available in 3 sizes, you have the option between four shoulder harness and the heat molding hipbelt option.

Easy access to side zip pockets, roomy hipbelt pocket and contrary to belief it wont balloon up as much as you think it will, despite it's huge capacity and array of nice features.

Comes in less than a few pounds with it's competitors and at a reasonable price!

 

Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Pole, 68-140cm
Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Pole, 68-140cm

Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles at a very nice price, I have recently visited a well known outdoor activity shop who have these in abundance, unfortunately they are $30 more than Amazon. Got a great demonstration and compared to many others, these are the ones for me....sorry shop, Amazon wins again, and I am pleased with my poles.

Update: Have been on quite a few hikes with these now and am pleased with the results, the control shock technology is not all it is made out to be but I guess anything helps on the trail, what I do recommend is that you purchase the trekking pole tip protector covers for the spikes if walking on concrete.

 

My Black Diamond Poles!

5 stars for Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Who do you think is the best producer of outdoor gear?

See results

Bear Grylls Men's Trek Long Sleeve Shirt - If Bear Wears This, I am also!

A great shirt at a great price, and comes with great reviews, one word of caution, when choosing your size, take the next one up, comes a little smaller than expected. The stretch material panels are a bonus, material is lightweight, durable and breathable, they're stylish and you should be prepared for compliments!

Bear Grylls Men's Trek Long Sleeve Shirt, Black Pepper, X-Large
Bear Grylls Men's Trek Long Sleeve Shirt, Black Pepper, X-Large

This is a great Bear Grylls signature adventure shirt, made from 100% Polyamide, has stretched panels at the elbows and shoulders and 2 front pockets. Mine finally arrived and am loving it, very comfortable, nice and light for the warm weather and yet keeps you fairly warm when it has too!

 

Outdoor Wear!

Men & Women's Outdoor Shirts!

Chosen for their warmth, quick-drying and wicking performance, great for any activities, looking good, feeling good, points for style and double points for solid performance.
The verdict is in: Comfortable, respectable, good looking, versatile and good buy's.

Mountain Khakis Men's Granite Creek Long Sleeve Shirt

Mountain Khakis Men's Granite Creek Long Sleeve Shirt, Sand, X-Large
Mountain Khakis Men's Granite Creek Long Sleeve Shirt, Sand, X-Large

Not a lot of reviews on this one, but the reviews that are there are nice reports, have not personally inspected this shirt, decent price...

 

The North Face Women's Concavo 1/4 Zip

The North Face Women's Concavo 1/4 Zip TNF Black/TNF Black M
The North Face Women's Concavo 1/4 Zip TNF Black/TNF Black M

You really wont find any better attire for the outdoor world than that from The North Face! Hard to beat..

 

Traveling Innovations

Source

Are you an Adventurist? - Do you think you need gear like this?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      aishu19 4 years ago

      Perfect outdoor gear they would enjoy on all trips!