12 Outdoor Essentials For Getting Your Hike On — With Or Without The Kids

by Steph Osmanski
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Family Hiking

With many of us turning to the outdoors for safe, family-friendly activities during the time of COVID-19, more and more families are taking up roller skating, running, and even backyard yoga. Another outdoor activity that’s seeing a spike in numbers is hiking.

And it makes a lot of f*cking sense! Hiking is essentially the dream activity to do during the pandemic because it’s exercise, you get fresh air, and stay more than six feet apart from others. It’s a meaningful solo or partner activity (for when you and bae just need some #CouplesTime), or it can be time well spent for families, too. And the numbers show — with or without kids — people are hiking up a storm.

In fact, AllTrails, a popular trail navigation app, told The Cut that it has had “the most people using the app out on the trail in company history,” citing a 163 percent spike from last year.

So, grab a water bottle, stuff your fanny pack full of trail-friendly protein bars, and get ready to check out the best hiking essentials including hiking backpacks and the best hiking shoes for women. Oh, and you might want to download AllTrails, too, to keep from getting lost. Keep reading for more hiking essentials for the whole family!

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