klicaj It cannot be stressed too much how important your hiking outfit and equipment are. As well as being comfortable, they must also be functional.

  

Shoes 

For longer walks we recommend a boot which covers the ankle. Leather should be waterproofed and a profiled rubber sole is very important. New boots should be used and "broken in" before you go on longer hikes.


Socks

Woollen socks tend to be the best. If wearing breeches the stockings should cover the knees.


Shirt/blouse

It is better to take two thin pullovers with you instead of one thicker one. Extra layers are more beneficial and pullovers should cover your hips.


Trousers

Breeches are preferable and the cut should be comfortable. You should take shorts as a second pair of trousers with you on a hot day.


Anorak

The material should be breathable, whilst still keeping the rain out.


Head gear

A large cape which also covers your rucksack is very handy. They must be light and easy to fold away. As sun protection, a foldable hat made of linen with a brim or a head scarf are ideal.


Gloves

Most functional are gloves made of wool.


 Rucksack

Material - synthetics or strong canvas, with upholstery at the back. Large, upholstered carrying straps are important.

 


Sunglasses

60 - 80 % light absorption.


First aid kit

Plasters, tape, an adhesive, pain-killing tablets, insect repellent.


Provisions

Fruit, chocolate, dried fruit. On hot days and for longer tours, we recommend that you take drinks with you.