There’s just nothing better than some quality time on a view-packed, scenic trail. And we’re big believers that quality hiking gear can make a great adventure even better. We’ve wrapped our favorite, trail-tested gear into our 2018 Hiking Gift Guide to make gift giving easy. Find the perfect hiking gift ideas – or some new gear for your own adventures.

Looking for a great trail to test our your new gear? Check out our favorite Georgia hiking trails and hikes near Asheville, NC for some of our favorite places to wander and explore.

  • Ultra Airflow

    Osprey Stratos 24 Pack

    Ultra-comfortable. Ultra-breathable. We’ve long been fans of Osprey backpacks, and the Stratos 24 lives up to our high Osprey expectations. With an innovative ventilation system, the Stratos 24 provides maximum breathability, great for Georgia’s toasty-warm summers. (Women, check out the Osprey Sirrus 24 Pack.)
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    Atlanta Trails Shirts

    We print our shirts in small batches on the softest, comfiest shirts we’ve worn! Our crew designs our Atlanta Trails shirts in-house, and we screen print them locally in Atlanta. These tri-blend shirts are perfect for adventures out on the trail, chilling at home, or curled up in a hammock at the campsite.
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  • Keep It Organized

    Sea to Summit Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack

    The Sea to Summit Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sacks are a staple in our hiking and camping bags. They’re a great way to keep small gear organized, contained and all in one place – and the see-through mesh makes it easy to find small gear at the bottom.
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  • Keeping it cool – or hot

    Klean Kanteen Insulated 20 oz. Wide

    This Klean Kanteen bottle keeps hot drinks steamy for 14 hours and cold drinks icy for up to 40 hours. These colorful, stainless steel bottles feature a double wall insulation for long lasting temperature control and a leak proof lid to prevent messy spills. They’ve been joining on us on all of our adventures, from steamy to frosty and everywhere in between.
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  • Comfy Daypack

    Osprey Daylite Daypack

    The Osprey Daylite is a great backpack for everything from day hikes to the gym and cycling around town. It’s light, fits comfortably and offers plenty of room for water bottles, snacks and other small gear.
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    Atlanta Trails Trucker Hat

    Our Atlanta Trails snapback truckers are perfect for every adventure, from scaling lofty summits to chasing gorgeous waterfalls. They’re designed by our crew and proudly stitched locally in North Carolina.
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    Green Goo Outdoor Travel Pack

    We’ve been longtime fans of the Green Goo First Aid salve. All of Green Goo’s products are made without artificial ingredients – only all-natural botanicals, herbs, and essential oils. One of our favorite products is the Outdoor Travel Pack which features lip balm, first aid salve, pain relief salve, and insect repellant. It’s the perfect Green Goo starter kit and has become a staple in our camping and hiking bags.
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    ENO Special Edition DoubleNest Hammock

    We love giving back to our favorite organizations, and we love to help support companies that do the same. $10 from the sale of each of these special-edition hammocks is donated to one of our favorite trail organizations. Help support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Pacific Crest Trail Association, National Parks Foundation, or Leave No Trace.

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    Atlanta Trails Fleece Hoodies

    Our Atlanta Trails fleece hoodies are ultra-soft, and they’ve kept us warm and comfortable on some fantastic cold-weather adventures in the South. Our crew designs these ultra-soft and ultra-comfy hoodies in-house, inspired by our favorite Southern adventures. A vintage-style print, pre-worn finish, and the softest inner lining that we’ve felt in a sweatshirt will make this fleece your favorite. And it’s printed right here in the South!
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    Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottles

    Sometimes the simple things are the best. We’ve hiked thousands of miles with our trusty Nalgene bottles and they’ve never disappointed.
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    Atlanta Trails Stickers

    Show your love for great Georgia adventures with our Atlanta Trails stickers! These durable, weatherproof, vinyl stickers make the perfect addition to your car, water bottle, enamel mug, or binder.
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    Suunto A-10 Compass

    We love our fancy GPS unit – but in case we lose power, or something goes wrong, we always keep a compass on hand. The Suunto A-10 Compass is quick, reliable and easy to use in the field.
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Thanks for your support! - the Atlanta Trails crew
Leave No Trace: Atlanta Trails, Asheville Trails and Trailful are official Leave No Trace partners

Please Remember

Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.

Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.