Hiking and Backpacking Gear

As I have said numerous times, I take supplements (see the disclaimers and warnings listed at the bottom of Spinach, Greens, and Eye Health). Rather than listing the supplements in my posts, I have listed them in the sidebar on the far right. I do not expect you to buy these items, but the Amazon links do provide handy summaries, price comparisons, and reviews.

I have also mentioned that walking, running, and hiking are very good for the health (including respiratory, cardiac, and digestive health), so in this post I am going to list some of the gear I use on hikes. I am listing the Amazon links. You can follow the links to detailed descriptions, prices, and reviews. I own all of the following gear:

Julbo Race Sunglasses (w/ Zebra Photochromic Lenses)

Osprey Talon 44 Mountaineering Backpack (for overnight and multi-day hikes)

Osprey Stratos 24 Pack (for extra-long day hikes to remote wilderness areas where I need to bring along extra survival and emergency gear)

Deuter Packs AC Lite 16 Backpack (for day hikes of average length)

Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack (for easy day hikes)

Men’s Merrell Phaser Peak Waterproof Boots (for rugged hikes)

Men’s Danner Expedition GORE-TEX Boots (for exceptionally rugged hikes)

I’m not sure if Columbia still makes the shoes I wear on easy hikes. Here is a link to their hiking shoes: Columbia Hiking Shoes

Danner Merino Wool Pronghorn Crew Socks

Royal Robbins Men’s Classic Billy Goat Shorts

Blurr Meta Pant – Men’s

prAna Men’s Hondo Pant

Columbia Silver Ridge II Shirt – Long-Sleeve – Men’s

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

Water Bottle Holster

Marmot Precip Rain Jacket for Men

Marmot Men’s PreCip Full Zip Pant

Sea to Summit SN240 Ultra-Light Siliconized Cordura Pack Cover

Nuun Hydration Tablets

Of course I own various tents, whistles, signal mirrors, first aid kits, flashlights, cotton t-shirts, and I wear nylon hiking pants, silk undershirts, and polyester shirts and microfleeces during winter. I will probably write about those gear in a future post.

Also see my posts Cotton for the Grand Canyon and Desert Venom.