Planning a camping trip can be pretty exciting. You get to map out fun hikes, plan delicious meals and gather all your gear. And even though your trip won't involve any hotel fees, that doesn't mean camping is a cheap hobby.
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Luckily, Backcountry is having a flash sale on top camping and hiking gear from August 16 through August 18. And that includes more than 2,700 products from fan-favorite brands like Patagonia, Columbia, The North Face and more. Stock up now on must-have items (like base layers and hiking boots) for up to 60 percent off.
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Here at LIVESTRONG.com, we make deliberate choices about the language we use, but most manufacturers typically market clothing and shoes according to gender. So, we've listed both women's and men's options below. However, the main differences are size and fit (generally, loose vs. tight).
For shoes specifically, the main differences are width and size. Some men's shoes are built to support greater weights, so people with bigger bodies may want to opt for men's versions, whereas people with smaller bodies may prefer women's versions.
Always choose what feels best on your body — regardless of what the label says.
1. Smartwool Classic Thermal Merino Base Layer Pattern Crew
This Smartwool base layer is made of 100 percent merino wool to help keep your body dry and warm during your ski sessions and snowy hikes. This long-sleeve top has a tight fit, so you can layer it under heavier jackets and sweaters or rock it all on its own.
2. Backcountry Tech T-Shirt
Take it from someone who owns tons of tees from many different brands, you can't go wrong with a tech tee. This short-sleeve top is light and breathable, helping you stay cool during warm-weather camping weekends or just day-to-day errands. Plus, this relaxed style comes in a handful of different colors.
3. Basin and Range High Neck Bra Top
This sports bra top has a high neck, offering plenty of support during exercise. This piece is best for lower-intensity activities, like yoga or walking and the open back helps you stay cool when you start to break a sweat.
Buy it: Backcountry.com; Price: $24 (originally $40)
1. Backcountry Lightweight 3.5-Inch Trail Short
Get ready to hit the trail in these workout shorts, thanks to their durable and sweat-wicking fabric. The split leg is perfect for any activity that may involve a high knee drive (like climbing). And the small zippered back pocket can help keep your keys safe.
Snag these in four different colors.
2. Backcountry Lightweight Ripstop Pant
These lightweight exercise pants are ideal for warm-weather camping and hiking. They have a built-in belt to help you find your perfect fit and a snag-resistant fabric for any branches that come your way. You can get these in two different colors.
1. Mammut Yatna II High GTX Hiking Boot
These high-quality leather hiking boots have a GORE-TEX lining to help keep your socks and feet dry during unexpected rain showers. And although they're originally designed for backpacking and intense hikes, the modern design allows for more casual wear, too.
1. Black Diamond Spot 350 Headlamp
A camping and hiking must-have, this waterproof headlamp is great to keep handy case of emergencies or evening walks. It can work on the highest level for up to 40 hours and 120 hours for lower light. And if you're not satisfied, the company offers a 3-year warranty.
Buy it: Backcountry.com; Price: $23.97 (originally $39.95)
2. Stanley Adventure Easy Carry 16QT Outdoor Cooler
Stanley is a long-time, popular brand you can trust to keep your food and beverages cool on a warm camping day. This cooler can hold up to 21 cans and can keep ice frozen for more than 24 hours. It also has a latch closure, so you don't have to worry about any spilling during bumpy drives.
Buy it: Backcountry.com; Price: $59.96 (originally $79.95)