Trekking Gear

I am in no way an authority on selecting the right gear for the right trip.  I did however ask a lot of questions and in return got some well considered opinions from experts at local outdoor gear retailers.

I started with a decent pair of boots that would see me “across all of it”.  I settled with Salomon boots and they have been great so far as I work them in.

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http://www.salomon.com/au/product/cosmic-4d-2-gtx.html

Anyone heading across the UK in September should have a good raincoat.  I settled on a good old MEC jacket that will hopefully suit the job.

http://www.mec.ca/product/5034-289/mec-hydrofoil-jacket-mens/?f=10+50021+50089

A small pack usually means a light pack..  Well this 40 L Gregory is great.  It is however quite heavy and more than I currently have the will to carry.

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http://www.mec.ca/product/5035-749/gregory-z40-backpack/?q=gregory

And last but not least is a decent pair of trekking poles.  I settled on these Black Diamonds..

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http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski-poles/carbon-compactor-ski-pole-BD111524_cfg.html#gclid=Cj0KEQjwvJqvBRCL77m2-uKczsIBEiQAkx8VjMUtgVl7pJaJ5Kv3MU6sOHmwvkVf3WDqXzjTUDsDv7waAp-38P8HAQ&start=11