(SPOT.ph) Summer is the best time to go outside and soak up the sun. And while the beach is never a bad idea, sometimes you just want to shake things up a bit and actually try something new. If you're up for an adventure, why not plan a hiking trip with your friends? Whether you're going for an easy day-hike or want to take it up a notch and go for an intermediate hike, it's important to pack everything you need to make the experience hassle-free.
We list the 10 essentials for your next hiking trip:
Macaroon Large Camou Backpack (P4,695) from Doughnut
If you’ll be out and about overcoming mountains, you’ll need a reliable bag that can fit all your essentials. This large backpack from Doughnut is not only super spacious and durable, it also comes in a camouflage print that will really get you in the zone.
See a list of Doughnut stores.
Cham 7 Limit Hiking Shoes (P3,595) from Merrell
You’re going to be spending most of the day on your feet, so you’ll need shoes that’ll work as hard as you do. This pair from Merrell is made with protective durable suede leather and a breathable mesh lining so your feet stay protected and comfortable during your hike. Plus, it features a special air-cushion technology in the heel, which helps absorb shock to add stability.
See a list of Merrell stores.
Trek 100 Mountain Trekking Cap in Beige (P190) from Decathlon
Protect your head from sun or rain with this simple, lightweight trekking cap from Decathlon. The visor can also be really helpful to shield your face from the harsh sunlight. It’s also easily adjustable with its Velcro back, so it'll fit you perfectly.
See a list of Decathlon stores.
Wide Mouth Steel Bottle in Lemon (P1,890) from Hydro Flask
One of the most important things to bring on your trek is water, so keep this bottle from Hydro Flask in your bag. The vacuum insulation makes sure that your water stays cold for hours on end, so you can stay refreshed all throughout your hike. The wide mouth also makes it easy to put some ice cubes in your drink!
See a list of Hydro Flask stores.
Youngster Sunglasses (P7,700) from Ray-Ban
When you’re going to spend all day outdoors, you need to protect your eyes, too. This pair of sunglasses from Ray-Ban aren’t just stylish—the dark tint and UV protection make it the perfect accessory for your peepers. Plus, the thin wire frame is lightweight, so it sits comfortably on your nose bridge.
Ray-Ban is available at Vision Express, Eye Society, authorized department stores, and other optical stores nationwide.
Sling Dry Bag (P1,110.95) from Sea to Summit
Your trek might include some run-ins with waterfalls or rivers, so it’s best to have this waterproof sling bag from Sea to Summit with you. It’s made to be durable yet still lightweight so you can store all your belongings without hassle. You can even adjust the straps according to your comfort.
See a list of Sea to Summit stores.
Reversible Napsack (P9,990) from Poler Stuff
This takes knapsack to a whole new level. The reversible knapsack from Poler Stuff is exactly that: A nap sack you can use as a thermal sleeping bag, but even to use as a jacket when walking or lounging. You’ll be super cozy in this!
Available on Zalora.
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock (P568) from Neutrogena
Protect your skin from sun damage with this robust sunscreen from Neutrogena. It contains SPF 50 and blocks both UVA and UVB rays. The size is also handy enough to carry around in your bag for whenever you need to reapply.
Available at Watsons, SM Department Stores, and Robinsons Department Stores.
HeatGear Long Sleeve Shirt (P1,995) from Under Armour
Fewer things are more uncomfortable during a hike than a sticky, sweaty shirt. So you’ll want something that wicks moisture away from skin quickly but still keeps you nice and protected, like this long-sleeve shirt from Under Armour. It’s made to be super light, has an ultra comfy fit (yup, no chaffing!), and even prevents any odor-causing bacteria from spreading. Plus, its long sleeves add an extra layer of protection from the sun and insect bites.
See a list of Under Armour stores.
Shapes Matter Bandana (P395) from HEADWARE
This bandana from HEADWARE can be worn 21 different ways. Use it to shield your face from the sun, dust, or even bugs when you go on your hike. The cool and breathable fabric provides 90% protection from UV rays, so not only does it spruce up your hiking outfit, it'll also keep you safe from the sun.
Available at Zalora.