BMC Hiking Essentials – Rachael Crewesmith’s Kit

Rachael has used Lightweight baselayers combined with heavy-duty shell and insulation layersto create a system that is durable in specific areas and breathable where it needs to be. In doing so, her kit list is versatile and tough.


Rachael has gone for a varied approach for her waterproofs, choosing a durable jacket to combat wear and tear, and lightweight breathable pants:


Rachael’s base layers are all about light weight and breathable comfort. Features such as flatlock seams and close, figure-hugging cuts allow for easy layering and efficient movement:


Another balance of light weight and durability, Rachael has chosen a lightweight all-rounder for her fleece, and a heavier duty outer insulation layer. This balance of passive versatility and technical features makes for a very robust system:


Keeping your hands warm and dry is vitally important. Doing so in a way which maintains dexterity will greatly increase your enjoyment of the outdoors:

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