This Is the Best Gear to Go Hiking in the Winter

The bitter winter cold doesn’t mean you have to stop hitting the trail.


The cold weather and the shorter days can make it difficult for even the most avid hikers to hit the trails. But the frigid season shouldn’t stop you from heading outdoors and we’re here to help you keep getting out there. Luckily for you, outdoor brands have crafted gear that will help you brave the cold during your winter excursions. From headlamps to guide your way to trekking poles for getting through the slippery terrain, here is the best gear for hiking in the winter.

The 9 Best Headlamps for Any Adventure

By providing hands-free light headlamps are indispensable for any outdoor activity. Here are the best available for purchase now.

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The 11 Best Travel Mugs Money Can Buy

When you're on the go or off on a big adventure, a top-notch coffee keeper is critical -- and these picks are just perfect.

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The Best Pants for Winter Hiking

From snowstorms to a deluge, these five pairs of pants will get you through any type of weather winter (and spring) throws at you.

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The Best Hiking Boots of 2020

The definitive guide to the best hiking boots available now, with reviews for each boot, plus tips and trivia to know before you buy.

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The 18 Best Christmas Gifts for Hikers

From shirts and pants and hats to boots and backpacks and headlamps, options abound.

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The Best Trekking Poles and How to Use Them

Everything you ever wanted to know about trekking poles, plus our favorite sets of poles.

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The 12 Best Down Jackets of 2020

These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts next spring.

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The 21 Best Base Layers of Winter 2019

Ditch the cotton long johns - these quality base layers are made from everything from merino to bamboo.

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