Hiking during the summer months can have its own unique set of challenges. Whether you’re contending with the uncharacteristic British heat or the typically unpredictable weather patterns, knowing what to bring on a summer hike can be tricky. 

In this blog post, we will go through some of our favourite summer hiking essentials and we’ve also included a handy checklist at the end so you can be sure you’ve got everything you need.

Hiking Gear

Highlander Summit 25 Litre Hiking Rucksack

Offering space, comfort and practicality, the Summit 25 Rucksack from Highlander is packed full of powerful features which makes this an excellent hiking bag. It features an Air Vented Back System to allow air to flow between your back and the bag whilst on the hill, and added comfort thanks to its padded hip belt and straps along with the lightweight Nylon Ripstop fabrics.

Highlander Kestrel 6 Litre Hydration Rucksack Pack

The Highlander Kestrel Pack keeps you hydrated while you're undertaking intense activities such as hiking and cycling. Comes with an adjustable waist and chest straps for comfort, a padded back with reflective piping and a zip-up centre compartment. 

Highlander Poly Octagonal Water Bottle

It's easy to stay hydrated when you're out and about with this 1 litre plastic bottle from Highlander. The ideal drinks bottle to take with you when you're walking or participating in outdoor activities.

Oasis Water Purification Tablets

These water purification tablets are the easiest way to purify water, killing harmful bacteria and viruses - essential to pack while travelling, camping or hiking! The most effective way to stay hydrated and healthy when water sources may be limited, offering rapid treatment. 

Highlander First Aid Mini Pack

It's always better to be safe than sorry and this mini first-aid pack will prepare for you for every eventuality. This pack is lightweight and easy to store away, making it ideal for travel.

Highlander Arran Walking Pole

The Highlander Arran Walking Pole is ideal for use when hiking across different terrains. This pole features an ergonomic T-style grip and an adjustable wrist strap so it can be used without discomfort. The pole features a carbon steel tip, grass basket, and a rubber foot is included.

Clulite HL14 LED Headlamp Torch

The Clulite HL14 LED headlamp is an ultra-bright LED head torch which features a handy adjustable head strap so that it can be adjusted through 90 degrees and give a secure fit whilst being worn. 

Clothing & Footwear

Mac in a Sac 2 Unisex Kids Packaway Raincoat 

The Mac in a Sac Packaway Jacket for Kids from Target Dry is an essential item, incredibly easy to carry in the handy pack-away bag, and it will keep them dry in the worst weathers.

Highlander Stow & Go Packaway Jacket

The Highlander Stow & Go Jacket is a compact outer layer that can be easily stored into a small bag or sack. Comes with a super lightweight, waterproof, windproof and breathable nylon shell that will keep you shielded from light drizzle to heavy rain.  

Hoggs of Fife 1905 Tech Active Socks

The Hoggs of Fife 1905 Tech Active Socks have been designed with the latest technologies in sock manufacturing to produce a premium quality walking sock. This sport sock has moisture-wicking properties as well as strengthened and cushioned heel and toe areas to enhance comfort and support.

Hoggs of Fife Nevis Waterproof Hiking Boots

The Hoggs of Fife Nevis Waterproof Hiking Boot is a lightweight, incredibly robust, flexible walking boot which features a waterproof and breathable interlining. The technically advanced cushioning will provide you with comfort and support on the roughest of hikes.

Hiking Checklist


Post By Rosie Burnman