It’s In The Bag: The Essential Walking Kit List

We grabbed a quick chat with Product Manager Chloe Knott, who has years of trekking experience, and found out her must-have walking kit and essential items to to take on a walking holiday.

Technical socks

WALKING_KIT_LIST_SOCK_1 Adult hiking socks from £3.99, Decathlon


It’s definitely worth spending money on getting the perfect pair! These quick drying socks will allow your feet to breathe and help protect against chafing.

A good set of waterproofs (breathable and light)

WALKING_KIT_LIST_COAT_WOMAN_2 Women's Bayeur Jacket £55, Cotswold Outdoor


The weather in the mountains can change very quickly so always keep these in your backpack.

High-factor sunscreen

WALKING_KIT_LIST_SUNCREAM_3 Riemann P20 sun protection £24.99, from high street stores like boots and Superdrug


Trekking often takes you up to a higher altitude, so it is vital to protect your skin from harmful sunrays.

A pack of Compeed (gel plasters)

WALKING_KIT_LIST_COMPEED_4 Compeed blister-relief plasters £4.99, from high street stores like Boots and Superdrug


Great for avoiding blisters, and for soothing skin when they strike!

Walking boots

WALKING_KIT_LIST_BOOT_MAN_5 Men's Quest Origins Boot £129, Cotswold Outdoor


A lightweight, waterproof and spiky hiking boot with good grip and water resistance will keep you on the move on any terrain.

Neckwarmer or buff

WALKING_KIT_LIST_BUFF_6 Turtle Fur Chelonia 150 Neckwarmer Cosmopolitan £12.50, Glide & Slide


Handy and multipurpose, you can use this as a headband, sweatband or to cover your mouth when trekking through dusty sections of track.

Don't forget - Exodus customers get 15% off outdoor kit at Cotswold Outdoor (discount not valid on sale items).

Prefer to explore on two wheels rather than two feet? Check out our cycling kit list instead!

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