Essential Trekking Gear


Heading out for your maiden trek? Here are the four basic things you need when out in the wild:

1. Trans-Former II Trousers

Practical lightweight, the trousers made of breathable quick-wear-resistant material Nylon Supplex, can also be transformed into shorts. With anatomical cut knees and elastic that is gentle to the body, the trousers provide freedom of movement and comfort as you take on the trail. It also has six convenient outer pockets: two front, two side zip and two rear: The bottom of the trouser could be adjusted easily with elastic tightening clamps.

Available at: Redfox Store, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu

2. Redfox Alpine series of backpacks

A comfortable backpack could make your trekking experience so much better and Redfox Alpine series of backpacks are designed to do just that, and more. Available in 30, 40 and 50 liters, the backpacks’ features include active back system, side compression straps, chest strap adjuster, removable body-shaped hip belt, attachment points for equipments like trekking poles and aluminum buckle. The backpacks are available in three colors- amber, red and blue.

Available at: Redfox Store, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu

3. Marmot Minimalist Jacket

Come rain or wind, the Marmot Minimalist Jacket is designed to protect you. Featuring Gore-Tex Paclite fabric, the jacket has an adjustable attached hood while the zippered underarm vents let out excess body heat and interior humidity during rainstorms. Weighing just 15 ounces, this jacket packs all the features to keep you safe and comfortable when hiking or trekking in the rain.

Available at: Marmot Store, Thamel, Kathmandu

4. Keen Marshall Mid WP

Comfortable, light weight, waterproof with rock solid grip, this American brand is the answer to rough and wet hiking terrain. The Keen. Dry technology keeps the water out, the solid-rubber, high-traction sole helps keep you firm on the ground while the mid-rise ankle offers more support and stability on rough trails.

Available at: Marmot Store, Thamel, Kathmandu

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