With the summer well and truly on the way, more and more of us are starting to think about our summer vacations. Whether you’re opting for an in-country break or jetting off for an international getaway, chances are you’ll be heading somewhere sunny for your adventures.
Wherever you choose to take your holiday, exploring will likely be part of the itinerary. From strolling around beautiful cities to trekking through wild countryside, spending time on your feet in the great outdoors is a common activity for most vacations. As the outdoor community often advises however, your choice of clothing and accessories can make all the difference, and this is particularly true in the hot weather. In this post, we’ll look at some of the must have accessories for trekking in hot weather, so let’s dive straight in.
A hat is an absolutely must-have for being outdoors in hot weather, and a standard baseball cap probably won’t quite do the job. A full-brim hat is the most sensible choice, as this will offer protection for your neck as well as your face. You should be looking for a hat that boasts UV-resistant material wherever possible.
Speaking of UV, sunglasses are definitely a necessity. Whether you opt for a pair of inexpensive Walmart-frames or high end Oliver Peoples sunglasses, you want to make sure they offer completely protection for UVA and UVB light, and ideally wraparound frames, which will offer protection from the side as well as the front.
When it comes to backpacks, be sure to opt for a design that has ventilation in the area against your back, as this area will likely get very sweaty. Ideally, a model with air-flow meshing would help on those long days carrying your backpack. You could also look at a model that fits a water bladder, allowing you to stay easily hydrated without the need to carry around bottles of water.
When it comes to your feet, trail shoes are usually the best option if you’re going to be spending a lot of time walking, as heavy boots will likely become uncomfortable in the heat.