The Best Fitness Gear for Hikers
The Best Fitness Gear for Hikers

The Best Fitness Gear for Hikers

6 key pieces of gear that go from gym to trail.

You likely get most of your exercise in the outdoors, but a few hours in the gym every week could pay big dividends: You’ll be able to haul more weight, log more miles, and have a better time doing it. You could just wear your zip-off pants and hiking boots, but we don’t recommend it. So we asked our favorite gym-rat hikers for the best gear that’s as useful and comfortable in the weight room as it is on the trail.

Gym to Trail Must-Have #1: Wicking Headband

Gym to Trail Must-Have: Buff UV Headband

Buff UV Headband


Of course a Buff, the most versatile piece of outdoor gear, makes this list. Buff’s sweat-wicking UV Headband keeps sweat out of your eyes whether you’re on the treadmill or the trail. $15; buffusa.com

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