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Boot Up! It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride | 12 Essentials For the Refined Backpacker

Towering, majestic snow-capped peaks surround you. The air’s so thin you can actually feel your lungs working out and lakes so pristine you can’t take your eyes off the view! With adrenaline thudding through your veins and nothing between you and wild, untamed nature, you take that next step towards the peak! If this gets your heart racing and you itch to pick up your backpack and start your mind-blowing trek, then this one’s for you! We tell you exactly how to make your trek the experience of a lifetime, and exactly what to take with you - in style, of course! We don’t have to tell you to read on, do we?


1. The Perfect Shades from Oakley


Yeah really, if you see those sexy, wrap-around sunglasses sported by mountaineers   on glossy magazines - be sure they’re not wearing it to complete their look! Up there in the peaks, you get subjected to direct and intense sunlight (bouncing off pristine mounds of snow sometimes) which needs to be vigilantly avoided! For some luxury wrapped with convenience, we recommend premier Oakley’s Hiking Sunglasses - they’re uber-chic, very comfortable and perfectly cut the glare. Check them out!
 

2. Strapping Tent from The Adventure Kart


When it comes to hiking and mountaineering, you need gear, and by gear we mean strong, indestructible and inflatable tents! Trust us, when you’re lugging all your gear up steep slopes, you’re going to want light-weight, easy-to-erect and tough sleeping gear along with you! You can grab premium and convenient tents at this pretty awesome online store dedicated entirely to hiking and outdoor sports - The Adventure Kart! You can thank us later!
 

3. Trekking Boots from Woodland


Yes, every hiker worth his salt knows the importance of bringing the right boots to a gruelling trek. Good posture, firm support and all-around grip and protection - these are just some of the reasons that make choosing the perfect hiking boots the most crucial decision! For this one, we bow to the masters and most-established, trusted outwear sports-brand  - Woodland! Pick a pair from Woodland, and you absolutely know you can’t do better! Lace up people, it’s time to trek!
 
Woodland | Multiple Outlets Across Delhi NCR


4. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate - Himalayan Water to the Rescue


The most important thing you’ll be doing on your trek all day long is guzzling down oodles of water. Constantly! Extreme temperatures and strenuous walking saps our body of all its essential water content, which could get serious very fast if you don’t take proper care! Drink well and drink often guys - this is no joke! While you’re trekking in the mountains, how about slurping up some pristine mountain-water, bottled hundreds of feet above the iconic Himalayas itself! Yep, we mean the trusted, cute and perfectly pure pink-capped Himalayan Water Bottles! 

http://www.himalayanmineralwater.com/
 

5. Sleeping Bags from Quechua 


At the end of a long day of huffing and puffing and carrying large rucksacks up steep slopes, and all you want to do is curl up into a ball and sleep all the fatigue away! Well, up there in the wild, you’re gonna need to carry your own sleeping bag too! We recommend the ultra-comfy, lightweight and easily-foldable QUECHUA S5 Ultralight Sleeping Bag! Check out this piece of luxury you’ll be carrying on your next trip!
 

6. Wicking Shirts from Adidas


For the uninitiated and novice hikers, wicking shirts are essentially moisture-repellent trekking gear, helping absorb all excess sweat while you scale those peaks! They’re also super-tough, flexible and protective! The best bit -  we’ve found designer wicking shirts for you - Adidas by Stella McCartney! Need we say more?
 

7. Trekking Pants by Columbia


Your trekking pants must be quick-drying and convertible to brave any sort of rough environment, and provide you with the comfort and durability you’ll require up there. For this essential trekking staple, we adore Columbia Sportswear’s amazingly comprehensive collection! The best brand for adventure sportswear, you can’t do better than Columbia! 
 

8. First-Aid Box by Hansaplast India


We’re not talking simple nicks and scrapes,though there’ll probably be plenty of those. While you’re on your hiking adventure, be sure you’ve got a ready-to-use, fully-stocked and comprehensive first-aid kit! There won’t be a medical centre for miles around, so you’ll need to keep plenty of medical supplies on hand - it’s the most prudent thing to do! Safety first people - stock up! We recommend Hansaplast’s extensive range of first-aid boxes.
 

9. Sports Watch by G Shock 


Now this is where you can splurge! Water-resistant, tough, LED-lit backlight, resin bands, wave ceptors - you name it! With such a wide plethora of sportswear watches that are the ultimate word in luxury and comfort of use, you need only pick a great, brawny watch that looks cool! We recommend the latest drool-worthy gadget in the city - GShock! You know you want it!
 

10. Lip Balm from The Body Shop


We wouldn’t want that precious pout to wilt in the freezing temperatures and dry weather now, would we? While we’re on the subject of essentials, one of the best things you could carry is a super-hydrating, slick-on lip balm stick! Trust us, you’ll be patting yourself on the back for this one! We can’t get enough of The Body Shop’s Hemp Lip Conditioner which will make your dry lips plump and soft in a jiffy!
 
The Body Shop | Multiple Outlets Across Delhi NCR


11. Insect Repellent from Forest Essentials


While you’re up there battling nature in all its glory, you’ll be confronted with a vicious onslaught of waves of mosquitos and insects - and not the garden-variety ones either! Slathering yourself with insect-repellants every night before you sleep is much more than a bedtime-ritual - you just have to do it! So we decided to come up with one that’s both effective and soft on the skin - check out Forest Essential’s Herb Infused Insect Deterrant Body Spray!
 
Forest Essentials | Multiple Outlets Across Delhi NCR


12. Power-Packed Flashlight by Maglite


For those dense forests enveloped by leafy, shady tree canopies, you’ve got to take the most convenient and powerful torch you can get. A flashlight can really be a lifesaver when you’re out on a trek - don’t forget to pack one you guys! You could pick up a good Maglite flashlight at Amazon!
 
Order Online | http://amzn.to/1PmNPb8

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Towering, majestic snow-capped peaks surround you. The air’s so thin you can actually feel your lungs working out and lakes so pristine you can’t take your eyes off the view! With adrenaline thudding through your veins and nothing between you and wild, untamed nature, you take that next step towards the peak! If this gets your heart racing and you itch to pick up your backpack and start your mind-blowing trek, then this one’s for you! We tell you exactly how to make your trek the experience of a lifetime, and exactly what to take with you - in style, of course! We don’t have to tell you to read on, do we?


1. The Perfect Shades from Oakley


Yeah really, if you see those sexy, wrap-around sunglasses sported by mountaineers   on glossy magazines - be sure they’re not wearing it to complete their look! Up there in the peaks, you get subjected to direct and intense sunlight (bouncing off pristine mounds of snow sometimes) which needs to be vigilantly avoided! For some luxury wrapped with convenience, we recommend premier Oakley’s Hiking Sunglasses - they’re uber-chic, very comfortable and perfectly cut the glare. Check them out!
 

2. Strapping Tent from The Adventure Kart


When it comes to hiking and mountaineering, you need gear, and by gear we mean strong, indestructible and inflatable tents! Trust us, when you’re lugging all your gear up steep slopes, you’re going to want light-weight, easy-to-erect and tough sleeping gear along with you! You can grab premium and convenient tents at this pretty awesome online store dedicated entirely to hiking and outdoor sports - The Adventure Kart! You can thank us later!
 

3. Trekking Boots from Woodland


Yes, every hiker worth his salt knows the importance of bringing the right boots to a gruelling trek. Good posture, firm support and all-around grip and protection - these are just some of the reasons that make choosing the perfect hiking boots the most crucial decision! For this one, we bow to the masters and most-established, trusted outwear sports-brand  - Woodland! Pick a pair from Woodland, and you absolutely know you can’t do better! Lace up people, it’s time to trek!
 
Woodland | Multiple Outlets Across Delhi NCR


4. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate - Himalayan Water to the Rescue


The most important thing you’ll be doing on your trek all day long is guzzling down oodles of water. Constantly! Extreme temperatures and strenuous walking saps our body of all its essential water content, which could get serious very fast if you don’t take proper care! Drink well and drink often guys - this is no joke! While you’re trekking in the mountains, how about slurping up some pristine mountain-water, bottled hundreds of feet above the iconic Himalayas itself! Yep, we mean the trusted, cute and perfectly pure pink-capped Himalayan Water Bottles! 

http://www.himalayanmineralwater.com/
 

5. Sleeping Bags from Quechua 


At the end of a long day of huffing and puffing and carrying large rucksacks up steep slopes, and all you want to do is curl up into a ball and sleep all the fatigue away! Well, up there in the wild, you’re gonna need to carry your own sleeping bag too! We recommend the ultra-comfy, lightweight and easily-foldable QUECHUA S5 Ultralight Sleeping Bag! Check out this piece of luxury you’ll be carrying on your next trip!
 

6. Wicking Shirts from Adidas


For the uninitiated and novice hikers, wicking shirts are essentially moisture-repellent trekking gear, helping absorb all excess sweat while you scale those peaks! They’re also super-tough, flexible and protective! The best bit -  we’ve found designer wicking shirts for you - Adidas by Stella McCartney! Need we say more?
 

7. Trekking Pants by Columbia


Your trekking pants must be quick-drying and convertible to brave any sort of rough environment, and provide you with the comfort and durability you’ll require up there. For this essential trekking staple, we adore Columbia Sportswear’s amazingly comprehensive collection! The best brand for adventure sportswear, you can’t do better than Columbia! 
 

8. First-Aid Box by Hansaplast India


We’re not talking simple nicks and scrapes,though there’ll probably be plenty of those. While you’re on your hiking adventure, be sure you’ve got a ready-to-use, fully-stocked and comprehensive first-aid kit! There won’t be a medical centre for miles around, so you’ll need to keep plenty of medical supplies on hand - it’s the most prudent thing to do! Safety first people - stock up! We recommend Hansaplast’s extensive range of first-aid boxes.
 

9. Sports Watch by G Shock 


Now this is where you can splurge! Water-resistant, tough, LED-lit backlight, resin bands, wave ceptors - you name it! With such a wide plethora of sportswear watches that are the ultimate word in luxury and comfort of use, you need only pick a great, brawny watch that looks cool! We recommend the latest drool-worthy gadget in the city - GShock! You know you want it!
 

10. Lip Balm from The Body Shop


We wouldn’t want that precious pout to wilt in the freezing temperatures and dry weather now, would we? While we’re on the subject of essentials, one of the best things you could carry is a super-hydrating, slick-on lip balm stick! Trust us, you’ll be patting yourself on the back for this one! We can’t get enough of The Body Shop’s Hemp Lip Conditioner which will make your dry lips plump and soft in a jiffy!
 
The Body Shop | Multiple Outlets Across Delhi NCR


11. Insect Repellent from Forest Essentials


While you’re up there battling nature in all its glory, you’ll be confronted with a vicious onslaught of waves of mosquitos and insects - and not the garden-variety ones either! Slathering yourself with insect-repellants every night before you sleep is much more than a bedtime-ritual - you just have to do it! So we decided to come up with one that’s both effective and soft on the skin - check out Forest Essential’s Herb Infused Insect Deterrant Body Spray!
 
Forest Essentials | Multiple Outlets Across Delhi NCR


12. Power-Packed Flashlight by Maglite


For those dense forests enveloped by leafy, shady tree canopies, you’ve got to take the most convenient and powerful torch you can get. A flashlight can really be a lifesaver when you’re out on a trek - don’t forget to pack one you guys! You could pick up a good Maglite flashlight at Amazon!
 
Order Online | http://amzn.to/1PmNPb8
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