You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

19 Hiking Essentials for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Men's Health Logo By Ben Radding, Vanessa Powell of Men's Health | Slide 1 of 20: Picture this: You’re about to head into the great outdoors for an epic hike. That's a really good thing! After all, walking outside can do wonders for your body, helping elevate your heart rate and even boosting your mood. But hold up tiger. You better make sure you’re adequately prepared with the best hiking essentials before hitting the trails. And we don’t just mean ensuring your map is marked and your cardio is on point. We’re talking about stocking up on all the essential hiking gear you need to conquer the wild, including the best hiking backpacks, the best hiking shoes, and more.  Even if you are a beginner at hiking, you’ve got to look the part. But more important than merely looking like you belong in the wilderness, you need to get the right technical gear for facing the elements. And that means stocking up on the best hiking gear for men so you can be ready for whatever the trail throws at you. In the hiking essentials list below, we cover the top items you need from top-rated brands like The North Face, Arc 'teryx, Columbia, and more. There's a hell of a lot of hiking gear on the market, so use this list to help you navigate it all.Whether you're heading out on a simple day hike or three-day hiking adventure (might as well go all in, right?), peep these 16 hiking essentials for beginners—or, really, anyone who likes to experience the outdoors. The wild is calling you. Now let’s get outside.

Picture this: You’re about to head into the great outdoors for an epic hike. That's a really good thing! After all, walking outside can do wonders for your body, helping elevate your heart rate and even boosting your mood. But hold up tiger. You better make sure you’re adequately prepared with the best hiking essentials before hitting the trails. And we don’t just mean ensuring your map is marked and your cardio is on point. We’re talking about stocking up on all the essential hiking gear you need to conquer the wild, including the best hiking backpacks, the best hiking shoes, and more.

Even if you are a beginner at hiking, you’ve got to look the part. But more important than merely looking like you belong in the wilderness, you need to get the right technical gear for facing the elements. And that means stocking up on the best hiking gear for men so you can be ready for whatever the trail throws at you. In the hiking essentials list below, we cover the top items you need from top-rated brands like The North Face, Arc 'teryx, Columbia, and more. There's a hell of a lot of hiking gear on the market, so use this list to help you navigate it all.

Whether you're heading out on a simple day hike or three-day hiking adventure (might as well go all in, right?), peep these 16 hiking essentials for beginners—or, really, anyone who likes to experience the outdoors. The wild is calling you. Now let’s get outside.

© Getty

More from Men's Health

Loading...

XD Load Error

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon