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The 10 Best summer walking gear

Get kitted out for the summer

1. Gelert Serenity rucksack

£29, tesco.com

Lightweight and snazzy, the Serenity rucksack is great for casual hikers. It has a 22l capacity, adjustable padded straps and an internal pocket to keep valuables.

2. Piz Buin Day Long lotion SPF 15 100ml

£7, gordonsdirect.com

This non-greasy lotion provides 10 hours of protection (SPF 15) so you can put it on in the morning and be protected all day.


3. Muddy Tracks jacket

£120, uk.thenorthface.com

With this jacket you can survive the heat (breathable) and the rain (waterproof). It's got a back storage pocket and reflective prints for increased visibility.


4. Lifesystems Expedition Natural 40 Plus (100ml spray bottle)

£7.25, wiggle.co.uk

Will keep you bite-free and, using lemon eucalyptus oils, this insect repellent smells better than most.


5. Women's Trespass hiking shorts

£10.99, amazon.co.uk

These fab shorts are made of a quick-drying material and use a protector that wicks away moisture and helps stains wash away.


6. Outdoor Research waterproof hat

£35, blacks.co.uk

Bat away the sun and showers with this waterproof hat, which uses the spirit of the sombrero to keep you cool and dry.


7. Camelbak Groove Tritan water bottle

£18, simplyhike.co.uk

This water bottle has a nifty carbon filter built into the straw so you can turn any tap water into fresh-tasting water on the go.


8. Havoc walking shoes

£110, uk.thenorthface.com

Walking books can feel something of a drag. The Havocs are a happy median: lightweight, support-giving walking shoes that are good for road and path.


9. Ecco Rough Men's Nubuck walkingsandals

£75, charlesclinkard.co.uk

Designed especially for men, these sandals have moulded soles to provide extra shock absorption and moisture-absorbent linings.


10. Rainpod jacket

£29.99, gelert.com

The Gelert Rainpod jacket is one of the more stylish walking jackets. It's made of a soft-feel fabric with a hood and mesh-lined pockets and comes with its own pod bag.