Oboz Scapegoat Mid $145

A lightweight hiker with all the toughness and durability of bulkier, heavier mids, the men’s Scapegoat is tailormade for long, hard days on steep, rocky terrain. The durability comes from the sturdy build of the shoe. Features like synthetic leather and reinforced rubber toe and heel guards make it virtually indestructible, but the lightweight feel will keep a spring in your step as you log mile after mile.

KEEN Terradorra Waterproof Mid $140

Designed specifically with women in mind, this lightweight hiking boot doubles as an around-town trekker. With a glove-like fit and a cushioned ankle panel, it delivers flexible freedom and all-day comfort, and its fully waterproof design will keep your feet dry and comfy on even the gnarliest of multi-day treks.

Outdoor Research Foray Rain Jacket $215

Its superb breathability is enhanced by its Torsoflo design, which allows you to unzip the side of the jacket from the armpit down, providing increased ventilation even while wearing a heavy pack. Throw in GoreTex and you’ve got a top of the line rain shell that should never leave your day pack.

Patagonia Belgrano Pants $99

Built for long days on the trail and extended periods of travel, these lightweight, quick drying pants are made from 95 percent recycled polyester and feature a durable water repellent finish and stretch.

Deuter Airlite 28 $119

Built around the comfortable and ventilated Aircomfort back system, the trampoline-style suspension copied by many but invented by Deuter in 1984, the Airlite 28 is a roomy daypack that can handle an overnight trip as well as day-to-day use. The large exterior front pocket accessibly stows bulky items, and extra layers while providing adjustable compression.

Farm to Feet Elkin Valley Lightweight Technical Crew $23

Inspired by the Elkin Valley portion of the MST, these lightweight trail socks feature targeted cushioning zones and a seamless toe closure for all-day trail comfort. It’s quality you’ve come to expect from the Mount Airy, N.C.-based Farm to Feet.

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 $54

The lightest chair from the Montana-based Crazy Creek, the highly-packable Hex 2.0 comes in handy whenever space and weight are a factor, but it’s also perfect for day hikes. The chair doubles as a sleeping pad for ultralight backpacking.