Here’s the gear we recommend using or wearing when you’re going for a hike.
After 14 hours of research and tests of 12 wilderness first aid kits, we think Adventure Medical’s Mountain Backpacker Kit is best for most weekend warriors.
This is the gear that Wirecutter staffers pack for fall-foliage hikes.
We sent 13 testers out to hike, ski, shovel snow, and run, and we found base layers in a variety of styles and fabrics that will keep all types of bodies warm.
Whether you're out for a hike, at the beach, or just exploring your own street, the right gear can set your kid up for years of outdoor fun.