What you Need to go Hiking

Going hiking and getting to know your surroundings is a great way to exercise, stay healthy and reduce stress. If we follow a couple of guidelines we will be prepared to face any problem that may arise along the way.
What you Need to go Hiking

Last update: 15 November, 2019

Hiking, also known as trekking, is one of the most popular sports. This is due to the recognized benefits of exercising outdoors and being surrounded by nature. Whether you’re already part of this group or if you plan to join this trend, we will tell you everything you need to know. Start hiking and enjoying trails without any problems or fears.

While you’re hiking on trails don’t forget …

Depending on the duration of the hiking route, there may be some extra items that you need to take. Or, if you’re only going on a short hike, there may be some items that you can do without. Using common sense, we can determine what items are or are not necessary.

With this in mind, we’ll look at the essential items and equipment you’ll need for hiking.

Elements to go hiking.

Mountain clothing

Although many decide to simply wear a tracksuit for trekking, mountain clothes should always be worn. This type of clothing will make you feel comfortable, protect your legs and arms from branches, and they are often waterproof.

Also, among the clothes that you can choose from, wear clothing that’s weather appropriate. For example, in summer you probably only need light clothing. But, during autumn or winter, clothes that are not specialized in this sport may be very heavy, and may not provide the warmth you need.

Winter clothing for hiking trails is designed to provide warmth, yet remain as light as possible and thus make you feel comfortable. Walking on a mountain in clothing that makes us feel restricted is not ideal.

Convertible pants are also very useful when hiking. Walking can make us feel warm, and in good weather, we may need to remove layers of clothing. With a simple zipper, you can remove half of the convertible pants and make them into shorts, to allow you to feel cooler and more comfortable.


Boots are an essential part of the hiking wardrobe because they have a good grip, provide ventilation, and have a safety system. Many hiking boots are also waterproof, so you do not have to worry if there is a sudden downpour of rain.


Choose a lightweight, sturdy backpack, and don’t buy one that is too big or difficult to carry when full.

Woman on top of the mountain after hiking.

The backpack should contain a sleeping bag, a thermal blanket, flashlight, compass, water, and enough food for the days that you are going to be hiking. Also pack water purification tablets, a first aid kit, multipurpose knife, and a small radio, in addition to external chargers for your telephone. Sunglasses, sun protection, repellent, and a whistle are other items that will also be very useful.


If your hiking trip is for more than one day, take a tent that is resistant to rain and wind. Choose the size of the tent depending on whether you are using it alone or sharing it with other people

Group of people hiking.

Trekking poles

You may have seen some people walking with sticks that look like skiing poles? If you think that using these is ridiculous, that’s not true! Depending on the length and duration of your route, when tiredness overcomes you, these poles could be very helpful, especially in the climbs.


Don’t forget to take your documentation with you and also some money. You may not need it, but just in case, it could prove very useful.

Surely you already have in mind everything you need for your hiking trails. Ready to immerse yourself in the adventure?

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.