Best Hiking Gear: 12 Cool-Weather Essentials

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Best Hiking Gear: 12 Cool-Weather Essentials

Planning an outdoor adventure this fall? From the best hiking backpack to the sturdiest boots, these products will cover you every step of the way.

Columbia Ascender Softshell Vest

Fall weather can be tricky to predict, but don’t let fluctuating temperatures and quick-moving weather patterns prevent you from hitting the trails. Columbia’s Ascender vest will keep wind and cold at bay without restricting your arm movements—paired with a long sleeved tee, a thin fleece, or a sturdy rain shell, you're layered and ready for any conditions you might encounter on the trail.

($72, columbia.com)

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