Our trail running ambassador Ando has put together a quick list of his must-have pieces of gear for a happy hike!
After a great morning hiking/jogging the day after the Queenstown marathon (where Ando came 5th out of over 3,000 runners!). He hit the trails again at the Queenstown Hill Track up to summit!!!
Osprey Ultralight Pack
The North Face Puff Aconcagua jacket
Ultimate Direction Ultra Jacket V2 Waterproof
The North Face Warm Wool Crew
The North Face Etip Gloves
Wild Earth Tee
Injinji Trails Socks
Topo Mountain Racer
2 x Ultimate Direction Flasks (one for water & one for Koda Electrolytes)
2 x Koda Gels
1 x Peanut Butter bar
With a few wet days, I didn’t want to take the risk so I carried around 2kg which was really well needed, The North Face Warm Wool Crew + Wild Earth Tee were a great combo and kept me warm for the whole hike/jog (around 8kms total).
The Topo Mountain Racer was the perfect choice as my feet are still a little swollen after the marathon.
The Vibram Megagrip + 5mm drop worked great.
Koda Gels and electrolytes were tasty and provided the sugar and salts I needed!!!
The Osprey Ultralight Pack is nice and light... I mean ULTRALIGHT and perfect for those quick trips.
Happy hike! #escapeartists
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