It’s important to gear up suitably for a hike. These items from Salomon will make your experience a comfortable one.


X Ultra Mid 2 GTX mid-length trekking shoes

WHAT
Salamon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX mid-length trekking shoes

WEIGHT
400g

TECHNOLOGY
The shoe uses Salomon’s running shoe technology and combines it with a mid-height upper and Gore-Tex waterproof protection.
LOOKS LIKE
A cool pair of trekking shoes. It looks firm, sturdy and stable, something new hikers will definitely appreciate.

FEELS LIKE
A strong, sturdy cocoon for the feet. The outer soles are thick and that delivers stability. On the flipside, it can feel heavy especially if the uphill climb involves stairs.

The protective heel and rubber toe cap keep feet protected but be sure to pair this shoe with proper hiking socks so your nails don’t get damaged when you descend.

Made with PU coated leather and leather resistant textile, the shoe is waterproof. Slight rain wouldn’t be a problem.

The brand makes sure it follows a woman’s foot shape instead of just making a smaller version of the men’s shoes.
VERDICT

Supremely stable on rugged terrain, albeit being slightly heavy. The price may be high but if you are an active hiker, this is one shoe that will take you places comfortably.


Elemental zip pants

WHAT
Elemental zip pants

WEIGHT
320g

TECHNOLOGY
This pants uses AdvancedSkin ActiveDry with UPF 50 sun protection. A standard issue for all trekkers, it is made from durable, lightweight 100 per cent nylon. It has a secured back pocket and elastic waist.

LOOKS LIKE
Your typical hiking pants that’s very roomy and lightweight.

FEELS LIKE
The pair you can live in, day in and day out. It comes with belt loops if you need to wear a belt and the half elasticated waist delivers even more comfort. You can even convert it into shorts. It has five pockets for small things that you need to fish out immediately during a hike.

This pants is not waterproof and therefore not suitable for hiking in tropical forests. That said, the fabric dries easily after rain. Personally, I prefer waterproof pants because you can never predict the weather.

VERDICT
Lightweight, comfortable and roomy but best worn when it’s a sunny day.


Radiant short-sleeved shirt

WHAT
Radiant short-sleeved shirt

WEIGHT
110g

TECHNOLOGY
AdvancedSkin Shield with polycotton strength make this piece light, fast-drying and comfortable.

FEELS LIKE
A very light shirt, thanks to the stretch cotton material and poly back vent details and snap closure. Great for travel, the shirt makes hiking very comfortable and easy. The fabric is breathable, so you will be guaranteed of comfort throughout your journey.

VERDICT
The best hiking top I have tried so far. This one has taken me from Timpohon to Laban Rata in extreme comfort. My only gripe is that the capped sleeves are too short and are not enough to cover my skin even when I wear arm socks.


Champion ultra trail runner Killian Jornet is the brand’s most famous face. He has won countless ultra marathons in Salomon trail running shoes.

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