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7 Useful Hiking Gear Accessories

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Choose one of these useful hiking gear accessories as a gift. Each one makes a great gift for your favorite hiker!

Someone you love will appreciate your thought.

GearManufacturerMSRP
First Aid Kit – Daytripper LiteAdventure Medical$14.99
Gloves – Women’s/Men’s Apex eTipThe North Face$55
Hats:
Bora Bora II Booney for Men/WomenColumbia$30
Helios Sun Hat for Men/WomenOutdoor Research$38
Headlamp – Spot 350Black Diamond$39.95
KnifeSurvive Outdoors Longer$27.99
Socks:
Choose Your StyleDarn Tough$19-$28
Choose Your StyleSmartwool$19-$28
Stuff SackHyperlite$20-$40

First Aid Kit – Adventure Medical Daytripper Lite

Whether you’re exploring solo or with a friend, the Day Tripper Lite makes the perfect day hike first aid kit. This compact hiking first aid kit fits easily into your day pack. The kit gives everything you need for a short hike

Features and Benefits

Daytripper Lite
  • Ultra-light and portable so it fits easily into your day pack
  • Treats:
    • Muscle pain
    • Blisters
    • Splinters
    • Ticks
    • Cuts
    • Other basic first aid issues
  • Includes a Quick Guide to Wilderness First Aid pamphlet by an M.D
  • External kit map shows you where the supplies are located
  • Bag Gives You Added Room
  • Semi-Transparent, Secure Pockets
  • Pain and Illness Remedies
  • Splinter and Tick Removal Tool
  • Wound Care Supplies
  • Blister Management Tools
  • $14.99 MSRP

Gloves – The North Face Men’s and Women’s Apex+ eTip

The Apex+ etip Glove gives you the benefit of a versatile, lightly insulated. soft-shell glove. The gloves have 5-finger touchscreen ability for convenience and comfort.

Features and Benefits

Apex+ eTip
  • Silicone gripper palm for a strong grip
  • Pull tab on cuff for easy on/off
  • Soft shell on palm for 5-finger touchscreen capability
  • 100% windproof fabric
  • Design that keeps hands in their natural relaxed position
  • Insulation provides extra warmth
  • Soft shell on back of gloves blocks wind and moisture; keeps hands warm and dry
  • $55 MSRP

Hats:

You want a good hiking hat. The additional shade for your eyes and protection for your face when you hike in the hot sun gives you a cooler hike. Also, you will appreciate the headband helping your brow stay dry.

Columbia Bora Bora II Booney for Men and Women

Bora Bora II Booney

Features and Benefits

  • Built-in UPF 50
  • Ultra-sweat-wicking headband
  • A mesh vent panel for hot days on the trail.
  • Adjustable draw cord and toggle at back
  • $30 MSRP

Outdoor Research Helios Sunhat for Women and Men

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Helios Sunhat

The broad-brimmed Helios Sun Hat protects from the intense sun. The headband moves moisture away from your brow. The brim offers an oasis of shade. The drawcord keeps your hat tight on long trails.

Features and Benefits

  • Water-Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Wicking
  • Quick-Drying
  • UPF 50+
  • Foam-Stiffened Brim
  • One-Handed Draw cord Adjustment
  • Removable Chin Cord
  • Packable
  • $38 MSRP

Headlamp – The Black Diamond Spot 350


If nightfall catches you on the trail, you need a headlamp. The Black Diamond Spot 350 lights the way when you find yourself on a dark trail.

Features and Benefits

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Spot 350

The Black Diamond Spot 350 has:

  • 350 lumens of power that only needs 3 AAA batteries for power
  • Smaller, more efficient design.
  • New, compact body with a lower profile for better balance
  • Designed for comfort
  • New, second switch so you can easily select the lens mode
  • Efficient optics for:
    • Brighter light
    • Longer battery life
  • Six-setting, three-LED battery meter.
  • Lighting for the outer part of your line of sight to help with close-range activities
  • Waterproof housing.
  • Brightness Memory feature allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to a default setting.
  • Instant brightness adjustment settings.
  • $39.95 MSRP

Knife – SOL Stoke Folding

You want a knife when you hike. Even for just a day hike, you need to be prepared. You want a knife if you need to start fires, process firewood, cook. or other tasks that come up.

SOL Stoke Folding Knife

The SOL Stoke Folding Knife Give you three tools in one. The knife has a rope cutter, a flint striker and fire tinder lanyard, with a 3.25-inch stainless steel knife blade. Carry the knife and fire-starting essentials in the sturdy holster on your pack or attach to a belt.

Features and Benefits

  • Stainless steel holds a sharp edge with ease
  • Rope cutter lets you quickly cut rope
  • Grippy handle for safety and comfort
  • Blade designed for use with flint to start fire
  • Fire tinder lanyard
  • Folding design packs down small when space is tight
  • 3.25-inch blade
  • $27.99 MSRP

Socks:

Darn Tough

A family-owned business, Darn Tough still knits socks in Vermont. The company wants Darn Tough to make the world’s best socks. Darn Tough uses a fine-gauge (high number of stitches per inch), Merino Wool, to make socks. The wool keeps your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. No seams help reduce blisters and make the socks very comfortable.

Darn Tough

Smartwool

Smartwool uses high-grade Merino Wool to make their socks. The wool regulates your body temperature and keeps your feet dry. The sock’s cushion ranges from heavy cushion to ultralight cushion.

Smart Wool

Stuff Sack – Hyperlite

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Stuff Sack

Hyperlite Stuff sacks have two fabric options and six size options to choose from. The size sack you choose depends on the gear you want to pack. Use the table below as a guide to choose the stuff sack size you need.

Features and Benefits

These sacks have the following helpful features:

  • High resistance to wear
  • Excellent strength; strong rip-stop properties
  • Core drawstring with mini-cord locks
  • Waterproof (Not a dry bag though, DO NOT submerge in water!)
  • Multiple color choices
  • Hand-built in Biddeford, Maine, USA
  • $20-$40 MSRP

Use this table to choose the Stuff Sack size that you need.

X-Small4″x6″Compact electronics, first-aid kit, wallet
Small8″x10″Small electronics, snacks, toiletries
Medium9″x12″Tarpaulin, food, extra clothes
Large10″x14″Camera gear, books, food, clothes
X-Large12″x17″Cooking gear or clothes
XX-Large14″x19″Sleeping bag, tent, insulated clothes
GearManufacturerMSRP
First Aid Kit – Daytripper LiteAdventure Medical$14.99
Gloves – Women’s/Men’s Apex eTipThe North Face$55
Hats:
Bora Bora II Booney for Men/WomenColumbia$30
Helios Sun Hat for Men/WomenOutdoor Research$38
Headlamp – Spot 350Black Diamond$39.95
KnifeSurvive Outdoors Longer$27.99
Socks:
Choose Your StyleDarn Tough$19-$28
Choose Your StyleSmartwool$19-$28
Stuff SackHyperlite$20-$40

Summary – Hiking Gear Accessories

Show your hiker that you care. Any of these hiking gear accessories are useful on the trail. Also, consider any of these hiking essentials.

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