Urban Hiking Essentials To Discover Your Neighbourhood Concrete Jungle By Regatta Great Outdoors

Urban hiking is one of the latest trends that is helping Irish people enjoy the benefits of exercise, stay in shape, and recreate the experience of long-distance nature hikes using the city environmentInstead of rocky paths and mountains, urban hikers seek out city parks, multi-use paths and stairways that connect public roads and unexplored areas of a city. Choose Regatta Great Outdoors‘ trusty gear to keep you comfortable and protected from the elements.  

A rain jacket that packs small to store in your backpack is essential to have in case the weather takes a turn. Regatta has a Pack-It III walking jacket (RRP €35) for women, for men the Pack-It III walking jacket (RRP €35) and for kids, the Pack-It Jacket (RRP €19.95).  

Other helpful essentials for women include Chaska II walking shorts (RRP €24.95), a showerproof must have for warm-weather hiking, trekking and exploring. For men, the Leesville II walking shorts (RRP €19.95), and for little adventurers, kids’ Sorcer mountain walking shorts (RRP €17.45)

Having the right shoes is key for enjoying the urban hiking experience – especially as you’re likely to run into some very different terrains, ranging from a simple concrete path, stone walkway or rolled asphalt. Regatta Great Outdoors has shoes that can handle different environments and conditions. Women’s Highton Stretch walking boots (RRP €59.95) provide out-of-the-box comfort, while men’s Edgepoint walking boots (RRP €39.95) are the classic, weatherproof boots for light lowland hiking or canal side exploring. And for kids, there’s the Holcombe IEP V (RRP €44.95), a sleek and comfortable everyday shoe that works for the trail or in town. 

Don’t forget to invest in a good pair of socks that are breathable but also thick enough to prevent blisters. The 2 Season Coolmax Trek and Trail Socks are one of the best hiking socks and are available for the whole family – women (RRP €10), men (RRP €10) and kids (RRP €5.95). 

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