Packing for a Hike

Spring has arrived and it’s time to get outside and enjoy warm weather activities. A few hobbies that are always popular around this time of year are hiking, backpacking, and camping. When you take on these types of outdoor interests it’s important to pack the right gear. Planning accordingly for each location and adventure are crucial and below are a few things to consider the next time you journey into the outdoors.

Pack Small and Light

When you are carrying gear for miles on end, weight and size really matter. Trying to compact everything into one bag can definitely be a challenge in itself, so consolidation is a must. Key rule for backpacking, if you don’t need it, don’t bring it. Depending on the hike, a 60-75 liter pack should fit most of what you’d need, including a small sleeping bag and tent.


Pack the basics

There are always a few items you should never leave home without. Remember to always carry water, food, a first aid kit, and a knife. These basic essentials are key to surviving in the outdoors and should never be overlooked. A few other basic items you might consider are matches or a lighter, sun tan lotion, bug spray, a hat, and maybe even a camera to cherish the memories had.

Pack Smart

Our last and maybe most important piece of gear to remember is some sort of navigation device for those occasional daunting scenarios, and what better than the fēnix 3? With its built-in 3-axis electronic compass you can keep your bearings whether you’re moving or not. Concerned about the weather? The barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure, while the built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent. Even if it rains, fēnix 3 has a water rating of 50 meters and is designed to withstand some of the roughest conditions you’ll ever encounter.


Backpacking is all about enjoying the outdoors and we hope that this has inspired you to get outside and have some fun this spring. Don’t forget to share your outdoor adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and use hashtag #HaveNoLimits.