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2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide

The Best Men’s Hiking Gear of 2021

Let the good times stroll


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Suunto 7 Smartwatch ($399)

(Courtesy Suunto)

Smaller and more streamlined than previous models, the 7 has everything you need for tracking workouts and navigating. Even without cellular reception, it gives accurate data, including location, elevation, heart rate, and weather.

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Leki Cross Trail 3 Carbon Trekking Poles ($190)

(Courtesy Leki)

The Trail 3 Carbon’s long cork grips are ergonomically shaped for all-day comfort, and the wrist straps release with the push of a button to free up your hands quickly.

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Mountain Hardwear Quasar Lite Gore-Tex Active Jacket ($375)

(Courtesy Mountain Hardwear)

The Quasar Lite weighs just eight ounces and stuffs into its own pocket, but still boasts ultrabreathable waterproof protection, a helmet-compatible hood, and stormproof zippers.

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Royal Robbins Global Expedition II Long Sleeve Shirt ($80)

(Courtesy Royal Robbins)

This shirt might look business casual, but the rugged recycled-polyester fabric resists stains, wicks moisture efficiently, and dries quickly.

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Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10L Pack ($250)

(Courtesy Deuter)

This pack’s nylon-mesh back panel and springy steel-wire frame are incredibly flexible and keep the load off your back. The result: unparalleled comfort and stellar ventilation. The detachable lid is great for summit bids.

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Helinox Speed Stool ($80)

(Courtesy Helinox)

At just a pound, this perch packs small and deploys easily—perfect for lunch breaks. The aluminum legs and ripstop seat can take a beating.

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Primus Firestick Backpacking Stove ($90)

(Courtesy Primus)

The steel Firestick fits in your hip pocket, weighs 3.7 ounces, and can simmer soup yet also boils water in minutes.

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Salomon X Ultra 4 GTX Hiking Shoes ($150)

(Courtesy Salomon)

Welded seams make the X Ultra as comfortable as a sock, but the Gore-Tex liner, deeply lugged soles, and secure speed laces will keep you moving in nature’s worst.

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Ledlenser H19R Core Headlamp ($250)

(Courtesy Ledlenser)

Two powerful lights from the H19R form one beam, or you can switch to a single light for camp. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 20 hours.

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Outdoor Research Balebreaker Pants ($89)

(Courtesy Outdoor Research)

Made from stretchy nylon-spandex, these pants are comfortable and can take a beating. The built-in belt is icing.

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From Summer 2021 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Courtesy the Companies

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