BMC Hiking Essentials – Stephen Trenier’s Kit

Stephen in some of his recommended hiking kit.

Stephen emphasises lightweight and versatility in his kit, with each piece being able to fulfil numerous roles e.g. waterproofs that are breathable enough to act as wind-shells if need be. When combined, this kit list creates a robust system that will maximise your time spent – and enjoyment of – the outdoors:

SHELL LAYERS

Our weather is unpredictable, but it need not limit your enjoyment of the outdoors, and waterproofs are worth packing even when rain isn’t likely. As such, Stephen’s waterproof choices offer a balance of good all-round protection with packability:

INSULATION

Having a versatile layering system is very important for maintainting comfort when moving through diverse environments. Having a mix of lightweight midlayers and heavier outer insulation pieces will keep you moving through our wild spaces:

PACK

Stephen’s pack choice is indicative of his overal kit choice philosophy; the Trailblazer is a versatile and lightweight pack that favours efficiency to keep you on the move:

ACCESSORIES

A few well-considered accessories can really transform your enjoyment of the outdoors. Stephen’s choices address this choosing to keep his extremeties warm, and by staying hydrated – both are vital:

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