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.

SmartWool PhD Outdoor Crew Socks

A big, red, throbbing blister can hamper—even ruin—a good hike. So protect your feet with these cushy crew socks, which give heel-to-toe support for your foot's most prone-to-injury pressure points. The strategically-placed mesh zones will also keep your feet ventilated, meaning you'll no longer hold your breath when you take off your boots. (Let's be honest: After hours on the trail, your feet usually smell pretty rank.)

($20, smartwool.com)

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