How to Choose the Right Outdoor Gear?


How to Choose the Right Outdoor Gear?

1. Hiking shoes

When buying hiking shoes, choose a shoe that is larger than usual, and there should be a finger in the heel. When buying, make sure that the heel and the shoes are tight, the hiking shoes and the soles are not suitable, whether it is comfortable or not, and there should be no pain when kicking to the front and heel.

2. Backpack

Backpacks can be divided into small backpacks of 20–40L, medium-sized backpacks of 40–60L, and large-sized backpacks of 60L or more. A small backpack of 20–40L is suitable for a day trip, a medium-sized backpack of 40–60L is suitable for one night in the street, and a large backpack of 60L or more is suitable for sleeping in a tent for more than 2 nights. You can also choose according to the amount of luggage you carry. This backpack is specially designed by Shier to take into account the inconvenience of neck movement, which is one of the shortcomings of large backpacks.

3. Swiss Army Knife and Tinder

The quality of the Swiss Army Knife can be described in three sentences, is, “sharp, strong and durable”. Putting many practical gadgets on a small knife solves people’s various problems in daily work and life. An ordinary Swiss Army knife usually has tools such as a main knife, a knife, scissors, a bottle opener, a wood saw, a small screwdriver, a corkscrew, a toothpick, and small tweezers.

Take the Venus knife as an example. They are small, medium, and large with 5.8 cm, 9.1 cm, and 11.1 cm. The trumpet knife is suitable for women and teenagers in combination. It is carried with the key chain and used for home life, such as “Boy Scouts” and “Mini Champions”. Due to its moderate length, the medium knife can be used as a common tool to travel in the field, and it is also a good helper for household hygiene and work. “Classic, Chairman” and so on. The large knife is generally a handshake-type handle with a comfortable feel. It is a good helper for field trips, mountaineering expeditions and some jobs, such as “hunter, job champion” and other models.

At present, there are two main brands of authentic Swiss army knives in the world. They are the Venos Enterprise, which was founded in 1884 under the Alps in Central Switzerland, and the Weigo Enterprise, which was founded in 1893 in Delmont, Switzerland. The Swiss army knives produced by them are similar. The difference in trademarks is that Venos is a shield with the Swiss cross embedded in it, while Vigo is a rounded square with a cross embedded in it. In addition, their respective names are engraved on the bottom of the main knife, Victorinox Switzerland. And the word Wenger Delemont Switze is definitely not an authentic Swiss army knife. Matches or lighters must be stored properly to avoid dampness and unusable.

4. Hat

The human head is very sensitive to heat, so in summer you should wear a hat with a wide brim that can prevent direct light and good ventilation. In autumn and winter, you should wear a functional hat that can maintain the temperature.

5. Clothing

Recently, functional mountaineering clothing suitable for outdoor life has become mainstream. According to the design, there are many types of professional mountaineering, ordinary outdoor use, and leisure use. You can choose according to your needs.

In the mountains, the temperature during the day is relatively high, but at night the temperature will drop sharply, so thermal insulation clothing is a must-have product for all seasons.

6. Watch

In outdoor activities, it is very necessary to keep track of the time at all times, so a useful watch is a must-have item for adventurers. CASIO’s PRO TREK watch has a dual detector function. It displays the change in air pressure over the past 26 hours in a curve every 2 hours, and automatically measures and displays it every 5 minutes. At the same time, there is an altimeter on the watch, which displays the altitude approximately every 5 seconds for the first 3 minutes, and then every 2 minutes. Automatic memory functions can store data. As long as you tilt your wrist to make the watch 40 degrees from the horizontal, the EL automatic fluorescent lighting function will automatically turn on and continue for two seconds to find the dial for you.

7. Headlights and flashlights

Headlamps or flashlights are very important equipment, but the battery must be removed when not in use to avoid corrosion. A few headlamps are waterproof or even water-resistant. The light bulb is not durable for a long time, it is best to carry a spare light bulb. Using bulbs such as halogen, krypton, argon, etc. will generate heat and be brighter than vacuum bulbs. I. Sunglasses are easy to damage the eyes. In terms of ultraviolet rays, the reflected light of snow at a height of 10,000 feet is more than 50% above the sea. The naked eye is very easy to damage, causing great pain and called snow blindness. Sunglasses can reduce This damage, but don’t be fooled by cloudy weather, because ultraviolet rays will penetrate the clouds, and the dazzling light will cause headaches. Sunglasses will have a 95–100 filtering effect. When buying, look in the mirror. If you can see your eyes easily, it is too bright. If you want to see the real color, the color of the lens should be gray or green. If you want to look carefully in cloudy or foggy weather, you’d better choose yellow lenses.

8. First aid kit

Emergency medicines can only treat minor illnesses. Complex patients must still be sent to the medical unit for diagnosis and treatment. We can only deal with simple trauma or stabilize the patient’s mood. Evacuate the patient from the mountain area as soon as possible. The first aid medicine should be waterproof and strong. The best medicine is usually to deal with (1) blisters, (2) sunburn, and (3) bruises. If there is too much bleeding or fracture, it is best to wait for the doctor to deal with it.

9. Sleeping bag

It is best to choose light, warm, comfortable and easy to squeeze, and can completely cover the head. The temperature of the sleeping bag depends on the insulating material to provide airtight air to maintain a certain temperature. The temperature of the sleeping bag is based on the insulating material, the thickness of the material, and the size. , Depending on the type and manufacturing method, it is generally divided into summer, non-snow season, and snow season. The recommended temperature range of each manufacturer’s sleeping bag is a reference value, usually around 5 to -30°C.