Even though the weather can be unpredictable this time of year, there are still people who love to go hiking. Now, whether you are hiking in the Hollywood Hills of sunny California or up the snow covered peaks of Mount Washington New Hampshire will determine what type of clothing, gear, and men’s sunglasses that you may require.
For lighter outerwear that you may want for the warmer climates, check out the “North Face Windwall Fleece Vest”, which gives you warmth and wind resistance over your chest, while you have the freedom of movement in your arms. It is made from 100% fleece and has two zippered pockets, as well as a drawstring at the hem. It is a great lightweight layering piece for $99.
If you need a more thermal outerwear piece, but still like the lightweight style as opposed to a heavier coat, then take a look at the “North Face Denali Fleece Jacket”. It is constructed of Polartec fleece and is accented with two-ply nylon across the chest. The jacket is water repellant and wind resistant, for $179. Also, if your climate is even on the colder side, you can add a complimentary North face parka to keep you warm in the frigid weather.
If you are going to be strolling along trails coated with ice and snow, then you need to have the correct traction in order to remain safe. The “Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System” is an award winning device for $59.95 that is constructed of stainless steel spikes and chains that are attached to an elastomer harness.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to make sure that you have the right gear for your hike. REI has GPS’s, knives, water bottles, portable stoves, binoculars, first aid kits, and the backpacks to keep them in. As for the right glasses to wear when climbing towards the summit, try out the Ray Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses, which are noted for their handling of sun glare and go for about $60.