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6 Necessities for Your Next Day Hike

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Day hike essentials don’t need to be drab. Get spiffed up to visit Mother Nature with this good-looking gear.

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From movie star outdoor kicks to specs that’ll get you seeing far and wide, we’ve got the scoop on everything you need for the perfect day hike. Here, the six essentials for your next day trip on the trails, rain or shine.

Fjällräven Rucksack No. 21 Mini backpack, $130, fjallraven.us

Compact as it is, Fjällräven’s backpack still contains eight individual compartments.

Ghurka water bottle holder, $550, ghurka.com

Ghurka’s leather water bottle holster is handmade in Spain.

Lexon flashlight, $22, colette.fr

This flashlight charges via USB cord, so all you need is a phone charger to keep the lights on.

Ricoh Pentax AD 9×32 binoculars, $280, ricoh-imaging.com

These sport optics are compact and light at less than 18 ounces, but give you just as much power as its larger counterparts.

Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots, $310, danner.com

The same model of Danner boots was featured in the film Wild.

Patagonia Alpine Houdini jacket, $200, patagonia.com

Lightweight and ready for anything, the Alpine Houdini jacket tucks away in small spaces when the sun’s out and provides an easy cover from rain when you need it.

Want more? Check out our list of the best day hikes on the planet.

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