Hiking Gear

Our detailed reviews, gear lists, and features highlight our favorite hiking gear that we've tested on hundreds of trail adventures throughout the South.

There’s nothing quite like a great hike, no matter the distance. A hike offers a great workout, some seriously beautiful sights, and some fresh air and a fresh perspective. We’ve tested our favorite hiking gear over hundreds of miles throughout the South, from Georgia’s best waterfalls and Atlanta’s top in-town hikes to view-packed hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway and grassy, open the mountain balds on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina.

Our hiking gear reviews feature only our favorite backpacks, navigation tools, boots, first aid, and safety gear that have held up to hundreds of miles of rugged use out on the trail. Check out our hiking gift guide for more of our favorite trail-tested gear, and our hiking gear list for details on the gear that we pack on almost every adventure. Wondering what to wear for a great Southern adventure? Our outdoor apparel reviews highlight great layering essentials, rain shells, and outerwear for our moderate southern climate.

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