With the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day come and gone, summer is already in its waning phases. Don’t take this as a pessimistic sentiment though — there’s still plenty of warm weather left to take advantage of, and earlier sunsets mean that staying out until the golden hour is a bit more manageable. It’s arguably the best time of the year to go hiking.
It’s also, surprisingly, one of the better times of the year to stock up on hiking gear. That’s because Backcountry is currently offering up to 40 percent off on a huge selection of outdoor gear. It’s an opportune chance to fill any holes in your kit with items you may have forgone ahead of the season, like a super-lightweight windbreaker or a dedicated pair of hiking shorts.
If you’ve really put off these purchases, you can outfit yourself in an all-new kit, like the one we’ve outlined below. It’ll get you through a summer’s worth of trails and be well-worn by the time fall foliage arrives.
Ghost Lite Jacket by Mountain Hardwear
Performance Gi IV 8in Short by Patagonia
X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boot by Salomon
32oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Hydro Flask
Rainshadow OutDry 26L Backpack by Mountain Hardwear
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