A day hike is a delightful way to explore nature alone or with friends or family. Whether you want to go deep into the mountains or stay closer to home, the options available are numerous. Local, state and national parks and national forests offer a variety of trail networks to choose from. Exercising in nature or on green trails in the city will rejuvenate you in times of stress.
What to bring for a day hike? 
These items should be on your checklist:

  • Breathable hiking backpack with comfortable straps
  • Weather appropriate clothing (think moisture wicking and layers)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Food
  • Plenty of water (preferably 32 ounces or 1 liter)
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass in case there is no cellphone connection
  • Small first aid kit
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Camera/cellphone
  • Tissues
  • Wallet
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
A woman is wearing the backpack while sitting down staring at some beautiful mountain scenery
Enjoying a wonderful and peaceful scenery

It's easy to overlook some of the basics, which can turn into a real bummer. We always store a sun hat in the car in case anyone forgets their hat. And guess what, we end up using it more than we would have thought. A life saver in Mexico!

All the items you need will fit inside our hemp backpack. What are you waiting for? Get yours now and get out there!
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