5 Summer Hike MUSTS

13 Jun 2016

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Summer months means hotter weather and longer hours of sunlight. By waking up early, you will be able to get the majority of your elevation gain over and done with before the midday heat. As a result, you will be able to enjoy your hike without the burning sun on your back, and being at risk of sunstroke or sunburn. Walking at dawn or dusk also allows you to experience your surroundings in a new light, and it will be quieter too!

Your body will lose about a litre of water an hour when you are hiking, so it is vital that you keep your body hydrated to avoid sunstroke or fainting. Sip often rather than chugging large amounts of liquid that will make you feel bloated and slow you down. If you are experiencing tiredness, dizziness of light-headedness you should seek shade and take on liquid as soon as possible.

When hiking in the heat, it is essential that you allow your body to rest and regular intervals. By giving your body some time to relax and recover you will be able to carry on for longer. Find shaded areas and take on water at each break, as well as a small salty snack if necessary to replace lost electrolytes and boost your energy levels.

If you are lucky enough to be hiking in an area that has topographical variation, try and seek higher elevation trails. Hikes that are predominantly along the coast or water are much cooler than trails that are inland.

Hiking in the heat means your level of perspiration will increase. It is important that you take into consideration how your clothes will affect your hike. Your base layers and underwear must be easy breathe fabrics and Quick Dry allowing your body to perspire but remain cool and dry.

For Women

The Flow Shorts for women are the perfect accompaniment for a number of highly energetic outdoor activities. However wild it gets, these high performance, slim fit shorts will provide you with the protection and ease of movement you’ll require. The soft-shell Nylon double-weave stretch material that Flow is made from includes a DWR finish. They are highly breathable and durable, with exceptional wind-resistance and water repellent qualities. Whether you are breaking into a sweat or fighting off a downpour FLOW shorts will get you dry quick.

Keep covered with the Spot Hoody Midlayer Full Zip. Accessible, versatile and comfortable, made from lightweight French terry Polyester/cotton blend fabric that is soft and cosy and has good moisture management properties to deal with sweat. The Spot also has a hood with a handy drawstring to adjust its fit together with a full zip and rib crew neck, cuff and hem.

The Revolution Light Baselayer Singlet has a stylish slim fit and is made from a merino wool/PES fabric blend that has a beautiful, soft and natural look and feel but is also robust and durable and packed with performance qualities. high PES content means this singlet dries fast and has great breathability, what’s more the fibre combination has a high abrasion resistance for comfort and performance that’s truly long lasting.

For Men

The Revolution Light Baselayer Shirt Short-Sleeve for men combines a soft natural feel that feels great next to the skin along with numerous durable and functional qualities. It’s the perfect choice for a versatile, multi-activity baselayer. Performance wise, this Baselayer Shirt boasts great moisture management and drying properties plus good breathability and the fabric is also tough wearing with high abrasion resistance. Natural odour control provides daylong freshness, even when you’re tackling the highest peak.

Flow Shorts for men move with you and protect you when you’re undertaking more energetic active pursuits in the summer out in the great outdoors. Stylish and slim-fitting with an elasticated waist they are made from Nylon double-weave stretch fabric with a DWR finish that makes them highly durable, lightweight, water resistant and breathable – all the qualities you need for comfort and protection when you’re out in the wild. The Flow Shorts are also fast drying should you get caught in a summer shower. The fabric’s soft inner face is comfortable next to the skin and for practicality Flow Shorts include two zipped hands pockets to stash valuables and personal items like mobile phones.

Casual comfort goes a long way when you’re looking for a versatile midlayer that can be teamed up with layers or also double up as a jacket. That’s where the men’s Spot midlayer full zip proves its worth – as a summer wardrobe workhorse that looks great with whatever you put it with. Made from lightweight French terry Polyester/cotton blend fabric that is soft and cosy and has good moisture management properties to deal with sweat, the Spot also has a hood with a handy drawstring to adjust its fit together with a full zip and rib crew neck, cuff and hem.