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How To Choose Outdoor Hiking Equipment In Autumn And Winter ?

1、Yes, when you want to buy sports and outdoor equipment, in addition to the budget, the most important thing you need to figure out is your purpose. Regardless of the weather and environmental factors of each specific trip, from a large perspective, the main difference is between leisure and professional. Although most people think that professional equipment has better performance and is more classy, ​​in fact, professional equipment does not mean comfort and ease of use. Due to considerations such as safety and weight, professional equipment often sacrifices some comfort. Even durability. Below, we will make some simple analysis and recommendations (based on the current season) for different uses in terms of outdoor clothing, hiking shoes, backpacks, camping equipment, etc.

2、 Outdoor clothing

1. Leisure: If you are going to the park, you don’t really need to recommend anything else, just wear what you like. If you are climbing or hiking for a long time, then you need some outdoor clothing that can handle the temperature, sweat, wind and rain. Generally speaking, 1 quick-drying T-shirt + 1 rainproof jacket, comfortable and durable pants are enough. Jackets are better. Depending on the temperature, pack a warm fleece jacket or light down.

2. Professional orientation: If it is a single-day or multi-day professional trekking, you must be fully prepared according to the prevailing and local weather conditions. Generally speaking, the necessary clothing is as follows: multiple quick-drying T-shirts, a single-layer jacket to protect against heavy rain and wind, a lightweight and packable fleece or down jacket as a backup; quick-drying and durable jacket pants, with waterproof and breathable performance as needed Definitely, after all, good waterproofing usually means poor breathability; spare quick-drying leggings. I recommend a small piece of equipment - a rain skirt, which is not very bulky but can effectively protect the lower body from rain.

Note: Do not choose 100% cotton for outdoor clothing. Although 100% cotton is comfortable, it cannot dry quickly after being wet with sweat or rain, which can easily lead to dangers such as hypothermia.


3. Hiking shoes

1. Leisure orientation: In fact, ordinary sports shoes and outdoor shoes are suitable for leisure outdoor activities; if the requirements are higher, lightweight and breathable cross-country shoes and hiking shoes are enough. It is recommended to choose shoes with stronger outer soles to prevent outdoor activities. Sprains on uneven roads. It is also best to choose sports and outdoor socks for higher comfort.

2. Professional orientation: For general hiking, you can never go wrong with a pair of lightweight hiking shoes with a mid-cut or above. For senior outdoor enthusiasts, you can choose cross-country running shoes, low-cut hiking shoes, heavy-duty hiking shoes, etc. according to your physical condition, route conditions, etc. For students who really play outdoors, shoes are actually consumables and may be scrapped after 1 or 2 long trips. So don’t worry too much about the long-term durability of your shoes, but choose shoes that balance comfort and durability. Outdoor circles have different opinions on waterproofing and breathability. Personally, I tend to choose GTX waterproof ones. Wearing a pair of wet shoes is more uncomfortable than not being breathable enough. If you need to camp or wade, it is best to prepare a pair of slippers or river shoes. As for socks, choose outdoor socks with Coolmax or similar quick-drying and sweat-wicking technology. Professional toe socks are better. Long-term hiking with heavy equipment can still put a lot of pressure on your feet. If possible, it is recommended to soak your feet while camping. If not, wash your socks and hang them on the tent.

4. Outdoor backpack

1. Leisure orientation: The design trends of leisure and commuting backpacks and professional outdoor backpacks are very different. Usually, casual outdoor backpacks will use soft backs, rich storage compartments, and not so many external compression straps. In terms of use, it is more convenient to sort and place personal belongings. There is no curved hard backpack, and it is also more suitable for placing tablets, laptops, etc.

2. Professional orientation: Professional outdoor backpacks either have a hard back, or use a hard sleeping pad instead of a hard back due to their ultra-light design. In comparison, a curved hard backpack is more breathable and comfortable. The concept of ultra-light is popular in outdoor circles. For backpacks, ultra-light usually means that the backpack material is not durable enough and the shoulders and back are not comfortable enough. In the editor's opinion, instead of pursuing the lightweight of the backpack, it is better to manage the equipment in the backpack more rationally and control the basic weight (weight other than water and food) to 10kg or less, and you will go further. In addition, I personally pay more attention to the design of side bags, waist bags, etc. For example, if the side pockets have side openings, it will be much more convenient to drink water while traveling. The waist belt is large and convenient enough to place mobile phones, meal kits and other items commonly used while traveling.


5. Camping equipment

1. Leisure orientation: Many students buy tents just to set up on park lawns and seaside beaches. Then you don’t have to choose professional tents, which are stuffy and expensive. It is generally recommended to open the tent quickly. In addition to the important points, there are doors at the front and back and windows on both sides, making it easy to set up and very suitable for leisure use. Moisture-proof mats, sleeping bags, etc. are generally not needed unless you stay overnight.

2. Professional orientation: Professional hiking tents are usually designed with double layers of inner and outer tents in order to reduce condensation on the inside. In order to reduce weight, lighter and more expensive fabrics are used, the space is much smaller, and there are usually no ventilation windows (or small ventilation windows with average ventilation) design. Lighter pyramid tents and tunnel tents cannot stand on their own without tent pegs. These limit the scope of use of professional tents. But for hikers, a sleeping bag with good waterproof and wind resistance, easy portability, and no condensation in an early-morning sleeping bag are more desirable features. In addition, moisture-proof cushions usually choose foldable egg trough cushions or air cushions. When it comes to sleeping bags, choose a goose down mummy type that is suitable for the temperature scale, as it provides better warmth and compression.

6、In addition to the things mentioned above, cooking utensils are also common equipment for outdoor activities. In leisure-oriented activities, people usually bring a simple barbecue grill, charcoal and marinated barbecue skewers to have a "cooking"; while professional-oriented students usually choose a few hundred grams of gas cans or 100 grams of gas. Stoves, aluminum alloy, and titanium alloy pot sets are only used for boiling water and steaming simple foods.

Okay, after reading this blog, I think you already have an idea of ​​what kind of outdoor equipment you need. So when purchasing in the future, please first clarify your budget and purpose. to buy the items you need. In addition, we also have shops that mainly sell outdoor casual shirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets. If you are in need, you can go in and have a look.



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