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What's most important when choosing the best backpack for hiking? Before thinking about particular features, it is best to think about what the primary use of your pack will be. Do you like longer backpacking trips or you are more of a weekend warrior? Do you expect your hiking backpack to last years or you just need a simple pack that can last a single hike? There are many questions that need to be answered.

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Day hikes are the safest and easiest way to start. Moreover, they are easier to plan and prepare than multi-day hikes and as a result, you’ll spend much less time during the planning stage. Furthermore, your mistakes when packing for a day hike will rarely prove costly unless you repeat them again and again. Once you learn from them, they can actually be helpful to avoid problematic situations in your future hiking trips.

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Packing for a multi-day hiking trip brings many more problems and concerns than preparing for a day hike. Learn what to bring on a hiking trip and how to pack a hiking backpack for a multi-day hike efficiently so that when you hit the trail you could fully enjoy your experience without worrying about anything else.

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The waterproof breathable clothing intended for sportswear needs to be functional enough to ensure a higher moisture transfer rate from the body towards the exterior. In addition, it needs an appropriate design and the use of special manufacturing methods engineered towards guaranteeing that the sportswear will retain its waterproofness and durability during wear.

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Garments made of waterproof breathable textiles are used by sports and outdoor enthusiasts and professionals in any conditions. A waterproof and breathable fabric combines two distinct functions - waterproofness and breathability. It should basically provide protection from the rain, snow, wind, and cold but also maintain comfort just below the fabric layer thanks to allowing internal water vapor to escape.

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Protection against environmental factors is the initial function of clothing. In a wet environment, the basic requirement for clothing is to keep the wearer dry. Therefore, the outer layer of your clothing needs to be waterproof or water-repellent. But what do these the two terms mean? Is there any difference between them?

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It’s important to understand the basic anatomy of a hiking shoe with its various parts and why they are important. Construction of hiking footwear depends on the components, materials, and technologies used. Knowing more about these will help you become much more familiar with the world of hiking shoes and will help you choose the best fit for your feet.

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Footwear is worn to protect the foot from extraneous trauma and harsh weather conditions. It is also expected to offer comfort, be durable and support mobility in various environments. Whether you go for an easy day hike where only having some basic knowledge and gear is required or a long backpacking trip where a long list of packing items is recommended, functional, comfortable, and reliable hiking footwear is a must.

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What to wear on the trail? This hiking clothing guide is aimed at explaining the basics. That's why the guide offers valuable information about hiking outfits essentials, discusses various hiking clothes and their best use, materials, features, proper layering as well as main considerations when choosing hiking attire.

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Cotton has been the dominant fiber in the textile and clothing industries for the last two hundred years. Since the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney, cotton has been a leading fiber for numerous products from denim and shirts to bed sheets and towels. However, in the 1940s, one synthetic fiber meant to displace cotton from its leading role in the textile industry was introduced. Its name was polyester.

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Do you know what the purpose of wearing shoes is? In short, footwear is intended to provide comfort for wearers and offer good protection for human feet against harsh conditions. Similarly, the main purposes of hiking shoes are to protect your feet against bruising and abrasion from rough wilderness terrain, to cushion your soles, and to provide good traction on a rough, steep, slippery, wet, and muddy terrain.

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Most beginners lack the skills and experience of veteran hikers and are prone to the same mistakes typical for so many novice backpackers. However, with some simple research, reading, and asking most costly mistakes can be easily avoided without having to take instinctive decisions when you get yourself in trouble.

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Traveling in the wilderness is like wandering in a foreign country. However, if you’re well prepared, have sufficient personal experience, and you’re aware of the key features of the terrain, you will be able to skillfully travel over different terrain and to comprehend the clues that the wilderness offers as you go.

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Hiking can be very exciting and rewarding, making memories for life; however, you should never forget that nature sometimes can be particularly cruel if you aren’t prepared to meet some challenges related to this activity and be caught off guard. There are always details and dangers you should know that are specific to the environment you are hiking in.

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Most people know or at least have heard that the human body is an extremely complex machine. However, not too many people know that the foot-ankle assembly, as simple as it may look, has thirty-three joints, twenty-six bones, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Add the skin of the sole with all the nerve endings and touch receptors that allow us to feel and respond to various sensations as we run, walk and jump.

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