What do you need?
You don't need to buy a new wardrobe before you hit the trail, but you'll need a few basics to stay safe and comfortable. One thing to avoid is cotton: it's a poor insulator when wet, making you feel colder and increasing your risk of hypothermia. Look for wool or synthetic materials instead.
Layers are the way to go when in the outdoors and time of year will dictate what to buy and bring.
Spring and fall are transitional periods in nature for laughing around the bonfire, enjoying the crisp cool air with the warm sun reaching toward winter or summer.
With temperatures dropping and winter approaching fast, it’s time to take inventory of your cold-weather closet. Whether your plans include winter hiking or overnight camping, early morning walks with the dog or touch football with friends, the right choice in outerwear (and layers) can make all the difference in your comfort and enjoyment of the outdoors.
See Tent and Hike’s collection of clothing to suit your needs.