9 Pieces of Winter Hiking Gear You Should Buy

When it comes to winter hiking, having the right gear can make for happy trails. Here are top picks to keep you warm, dry, safe and having fun.



 

If you are looking for places to use this gear, try one of these five winter hikes.

 

Arc’teryx Beta SV jacket

photograph by jared sych

The Arc’teryx Beta SV jacket isn’t just the outer layer you want, it’s the outer layer you need. 

$800 at Arc’teryx Calgary, 150, 815 17 Ave. S.W., 587-392-3135, arcteryx.com

 

Bounce Balls trail snacks

photograph by Jared Sych

Bounce Balls trail snacks are tiny but mighty. 

$2.99 at Community Natural Foods, three Calgary locations, communitynaturalfoods.com

 

Icebreaker socks

photograph by Jared Sych

Icebreaker socks with Merino wool, are soft, supple and super warm without being bulky. 

$29 at Campers Village, 7208 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-252-3338, campers-village.com

 

Kahtoola Microspikes

photograph by Jared Sych

Kahtoola Microspikes slip on over regular winter boots so you can tackle slippery trails with confidence. 

$79 at MEC, 830 10 Ave. S.W., 403-269-2420 and 19587 Seton Cres. S.E., 403-523-7258, mec.ca.

 

Klean Kanteen insulated bottle

photograph by Jared Sych

Warm your insides with soup, tea or special coffee in a 16-ounce Klean Kanteen insulated bottle. 

$37 at MEC, 830 10 Ave. S.W., 403-269-2420 and 19587 Seton Cres. S.E., 403-523-7258, mec.ca.

 

Komperdell C3 Carbon Pro hiking poles

photograph by Jared Sych

Remain upright with Komperdell C3 Carbon Pro hiking poles. 

$159 at MEC, 830 10 Ave. S.W., 403-269-2420 and 19587 Seton Cres. S.E., 403-523-7258, mec.ca.

 

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

photograph by Jared Sych

For warmth without weight, don a light-as-a-feather Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket.

$269 at Patagonia, 135 8 Ave. S.W., 403-266-6463, patagoniaelements.ca

 

Petzl Actik headlamp

photograph by Jared Sych

Daylight disappears fast in the winter, so have a Petzl Actik headlamp on hand.

$60 at Campers Village, 7208 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-252-3338, campers-village.com

 

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX insulated hiking boots

photograph by Jared Sych

Whether you’re walking through snow or slush, keep your feet toasty in Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX insulated hiking boots.

$279 at MEC, 830 10 Ave. S.W., 403-269-2420 and 19587 Seton Cres. S.E., 403-523-7258, mec.ca.

 

This article appears in the November 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 


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