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A fleece top can be used during cool days as an outer layer - fleece jackets are warm, comfortable, and somewhat breathable. Fleece jackets are often windproof and water resistant or water-repellent, which is not typical for most regular fleece tops. On cold days, a fleece can be used as a mid layer under a waterproof breathable insulation jacket, for example.

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Sooner or later most hikers realize the need to maintain healthy feet regardless of the cost. The majority prefers to administer self-aid to their individual foot problems and only if the problems turn out to be unmanageable and painful, a podiatrist is sought out.

Shoe care and maintenance is an important part of the whole hiking experience. Proper shoe care can not only extend the life of your hiking shoes but can also make sure that you get more comfortable on the trail.

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Hiking socks may seem like a generic item, but they are not - their materials, thickness, and construction greatly affect their performance. Designed to provide significant functional and protective benefits for the active person, hiking socks are an essential component of footwear for an experienced hiker or backpacker.

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MERRTO M2-Tec Travel Shoes are men's hiking shoes suitable for a variety of outdoor activities from backpacking to camping, fishing, or travel. Today’s most common key innovative indicators for functional footwear applications are light weight, comfort with maximum support, lower maintenance, high durability, and water repellency. These athletic hiking shoes perfectly fit within this description and here's why.

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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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After explaining some of the main characteristics of hiking shoes in our last post, this time we’ll discuss the anatomy of a hiking shoe. 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 intended to provide comfort for wearers and offer good protection for human feet against harsh conditions. 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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Stylish and functional, FREE SOLDIER Tactical Sport Shoes are reliable hiking shoes equally suitable for short hikes and long trails over multiple and varied terrains. These trek shoes are the footwear you need for three-season hiking in hot, dry or wet conditions.

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Hiking and backpacking provide you with an opportunity to escape the stressful daily city life and explore natural landmarks – mountains, hills, canyons. Most amateur hikers need only a pack, sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes or boots, and appropriate hiking outfit to keep them warm and comfortable in low temperatures and cool and comfortable in high temperatures.

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As an avid hiker, you should be familiar with some basic rules for proper behavior on the trail - the so-called “trail etiquette”. You can learn more about it in a future post in our blog because this time we’re going to talk about how to practice low-impact hiking. It is as simple as that: you just need to follow several rules so that you keep the trail in the same condition you’ve found it.

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FREE SOLDIER Archer Backpack is a sturdy, functional, and comfortable tactical sling bag which comes in muddy, CP camo or black color. Ideal for military, law enforcement, travel and other outdoor activities, the sling pack offers plenty of storage space and instant accessibility.

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Planning a hike, whether for a weekend or a summer, takes time and energy, and the adventure itself can vanish in a welter of lists, logistics, maps, and food. Detailed planning is advisable for any hike, especially for a long-distance hiking trip that will take several weeks or months. Planning such a walk can be difficult, however.

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Adventures are unpredictable by definition. However, careful planning is the key to having a safer, and more enjoyable hiking trip. Whether for an overnight trip or a multi-week journey, you will reap the greatest rewards by preparing for your adventure.

Experienced hikers know very well that “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. In its simplest form, planning means packing your gear and setting off with no prescribed route or goal in mind.

 

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Even where water is plentiful, you need some form of a water container. In dry, hot country several may be essential, and they need to be of good quality since a container failure could be serious. For that reason, it’s recommended to carry two or more containers, never just one large one. Water containers used to be simple items. Now we have hydration systems and reservoirs with drinking hoses.

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Choosing proper footwear is among the most important problems you should solve during the planning stage of a summer hiking trip. When considering your options, you might be tempted to pick up a pair of sturdy hiking boots or waterproof hiking shoes. Well, unless you go to the Himalayas, we'd recommend you a third option that seems much more reasonable - FREE SOLDIER Lightweight Tactical Shoes.

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