Several of our readers have asked about the gear that I use. The list does not include the safety/survival gear that I take with me on more serious hikes such as water filtration devices and my first aid kit.
Stewart Goes Walkies does NOT receive discounts or other benefits from the manufacturers or vendors of the gear listed below. I mention them here because I have found that they work for me.
Foot Wear: Salomon XA Pro 3D – Comfortable and easy to adjust.
Head Wear: Ciele Athletics – In rescue orange. Keeps the sun, and the low-lying branches off my delicate pate.
BackPack: Osprey Hikelite 26 with a 2 Ltr Bladder. The carrying system is very comfortable but the bag itself is not as conveniently organised as the Camelbak Mule which I used previously.
Vapur Reusable Bottle: I use the 0.7 Ltr bottle for electrolyte drinks. They are convenient to use, clean and store after use.
Trekking Poles: I use a set of Columbia aluminium trekking poles. Convenient to use but MAKE SURE the spinlocks are secure. Especially when going downhill.
Cameras: I used a GoPro Hero 9 Black. GoPros are designed primarily for video recording and not for photos. Any shortcomings in the photos are the fault of the user and not the equipment. My son used his iPhone 12 for his photo contributions.
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