Spring Hike: Take This Backcountry Gear to Cover Yourself from Head to Toe

Fuel up for hiking season with Backcountry. The brand has selected a mix of clothing and equipment from top brands to cover you from head to toe.

As the trees bud and the trails dry out, Backcountry has a wide choice of new equipment. Take a look at the products we’ve highlighted below, from new designs to well-revised items carried over from previous seasons.

Here we run through options from shoes to tops, and we’ve even picked out gear for your furry friend. Check out our picks, then explore the wider selection chosen by Backcountry.

New customers can get 15% off on your first order (applies to full price items – exclusions may apply).

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Hiking backpacks, clothing, shoes, technology

Mountainsmith Day 13L Lumbar: $90

Mountainsmith Day 13L Lumbar Bag 2

Avoid trapping sweat against your back by wearing your hiking essentials around your waist. This 13L lumbar bag is bigger than a banana bag and includes a padded back panel, bottle pocket, compression straps and stowable waistbelt. It also has two quick-grip handles to carry it on its own.

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Backcountry lightweight ripstop pants—Men: $78

Men's Backcountry Lightweight Ripstop Pant

Backcountry designed these stretch nylon pants to wear on hikes, around town, and on downtime. The pants are made with materials and shaped to offer a bit of flexibility, a bit of durability, while still being lighter than more rugged outdoor pants. Plus, the ripstop fabric uses recycled materials to reduce its environmental footprint.

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Suunto 9 Peak sports watch: From $569

Suunto 9 Peak sports watch

The Suunto 9 Peak is the brand’s smallest and thinnest fitness watch that tracks GPS and heart rate in over 80 sport modes. This updated design is over 30% lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, and it’s waterproof up to 100m.

The battery can last 25 hours in Performance mode and up to 2 weeks in its most energy-efficient mode. Suunto also says this watch will charge quickly in an hour.

The navigation feature lets you plan a route before your adventure, then use it to orient yourself on the go. Read our Suunto 9 Peak full review for more details.

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Danner Trail 2650 Mesh Hiker – Women’s: $170

Danner Trail 2650 W Mesh Hiking Shoe

This is Danner’s modern take on trail shoes, and it’s become a favorite for the brand to offer several variations on this Trail 2650. you might encounter while backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail. , which is 2,650 miles long and inspired the name.

Elements of the sneaker include the breathable mesh upper, EXO heel and removable Ortholite footbed. To provide stability and underfoot protection, Danner gave them a Trailguard upper with their Ultralight PlyoGo midsole. Finally, the Vibram rubber sole is supposed to provide traction on rocky trails.

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Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Skort—Women: $58

Girlfriend Collective High Waist Skort - Women's

A 2-in-1 design places compression shorts under a stretchy skirt. The shorts wick away moisture and provide coverage on the go and include a smartphone pocket on the thigh. Plus, the absorbent fabrics are made from recycled water bottles.

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Outdoor Research 7-inch Ferrosi Shorts—Men’s: $75

Outdoor Research Ferrosi 7

The Ferrosi 7 inch shorts are made from synthetic fabric to dry quickly and wick sweat away from the body. This material is also stretchy which adds to the loose fit to keep the shorts from getting in the way. The outer fabric should also offer some wind and water resistance if the weather turns up.

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Darn Tough Treeline Micro Crew Cushion Socks — Women’s: $24

Darn Tough Treeline

Darn Tough made it to the top of our List of the best hiking socks, and it is a micro-crew variant on a similar design. These come with a mid-weight merino wool blend for cushioning that naturally fights odor and wicks away moisture. You can wear them hiking or wear them around town in any season.

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Backcountry cropped mesh tank top—Women: $48

Backcountry Mesh Cropped Tank Top

The sun is out, the guns. This muscle t-shirt is a simple top with a loose hem above the waist. It’s made from sweat-wicking fabric and has mesh panels and dropped armholes for breathability.

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Canine hiking gear for your dog

Ruffwear Switchbak Harness: $70

Ruffwear Switchbak Harness

The Switchbak Harness is padded and comes with zippered pockets for stacking pick up bags and a leash so your dog’s gear is always close at hand. There are rear and chest leash attachment points, and the belly strap is padded for cushioning when using the top handle. Reflective accents also add visibility in the headlights when walking Fido at night.

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Stoic Pet Backseat Hammock: $24 (30% off)

Stoic Pet Backseat Hammock

Bring dogs outside without compromising your back seat. This “hammock” can be secured around the seats and headrests of most vehicles. It also includes slots for accessing seat belts. After your messy adventure, the hammock is machine washable.

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Early season adventures are on the way, so you might already know a few things you’d like to make your time outdoors more comfortable and fun.

These are some of Backcountry’s top-rated picks, but the brand has plenty of other shirts, shoes, pants, dog gear, and more. Check out Backcountry’s Head-to-Toe Guide to Backpacking and Summer Camping for more staples.

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Backcountry Employees Jason Whitehouse, Josh Sjogren, Sarah Cummings

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