Top Essentials for your outdoor adventures: Your Must Have Items

Even if you’re in lockdown at the moment, there’s nothing to stop you from planning your outdoor adventures once it’s over. After all, the UK has amazing outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and camping all waiting to be enjoyed.

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Top Essentials for your Outdoor Adventures | Must Have Items

If you’re in lockdown at the moment, there’s nothing to stop you from planning your next adventure, the UK has amazing laoutdoor activities,!

In this post, we’ll take a look at 8 of the top essentials for your outdoor adventures. These are must haves for staying dry, comfortable, and safe, no matter what activity you’re doing. You’ll also need somewhere to stay on your holiday – so if you’re in Dorest, why not check out these Airbnbs in Swanage, UK.

Sturdy Pack

When it comes to outdoor adventures, you don’t want to be lugging a massive suitcase around with you. Get a decent backpack instead, they’re really versatile and can be used for hiking, cycling, and a whole other range of activities. If you’re planning on a day hike or cycle ride, it doesn’t even need to be very big. Just enough to fit the essentials that you’ll need. If you’re planning something slightly longer term – such as a multi-day hike, then it’s best to look at something bigger than 55 litres. For some of the best outdoor backpacks available, check out a reliable brand such as Osprey. While they may not be the cheapest, you can be assured of a quality product.

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Sweater or Fleece

One of the most important things for keeping comfortable during your outdoor adventures is having the right clothing. Taking a sweater or fleece with you means you can stay out into the evening without getting cold And though outdoor clothing may have a reputation for being practical, you don’t have to compromise on style. Try a respected outdoor brand such as Patagonia and you’ll have something that looks good and fits really well.

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Lightweight Jacket

Another thing about travelling in the UK is that the weather can be pretty changeable. Be prepared with a lightweight jacket - It’ll keep you dry while also preventing you from overheating. And all that rain won’t ruin your lovely Patagonia fleece or sweater.


Appropriate Footwear

This has to be one of the most important aspects to staying comfy on your travels. If you get the wrong footwear for an outdoor adventure, it can quickly become a nightmare; don’t just settle for that old pair of trainers invest in a proper pair of walking boots.

And remember, footwear doesn’t just mean your shoes. Make sure to have good socks. Hikers or cyclist should use wool and synthetic blends to minimise rubbing and blisters.



Being sunburned can quickly ruin a day out, so make sure you’re protected, on many outdoor activities, you won’t realise you’re being burned until it’s too late. 

Use is a high factor, waterproof, sunscreen – waterproof is possible. Keep reapplying it every couple of hours (or check the instructions on the product) to make sure you don’t burn. Other effective ways of protecting yourself from the sun are hats, sunglasses, and covering up.

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Hydro Flask

One of the first things that most adventurers put in their backpack is a water bottle - check out Hydro Flask. You can get them in a stylish range of colours so there’s sure to be one that will match your taste and personality.


High Energy Snack

One of the best ways to stay energised during an outdoor adventure is with some great snacks. The best options include bananas, cereal bars and anything high in carbohydrates. If you pick something tasty and chocolatey, it can also double up as a reward to motivate yourself in getting up a particularly steep hill.

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Multi Tool

Something like a Swiss Army Knife is an excellent thing to have on your adventures, as it’s useful in so many situations. Need to open a bottle? Clip your nails? Whittle down some wood? You can do all of these and more with a multi-tool.

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It’s time to start planning those adventures. For a range of epic experiences in Dorset, whether your part of a hen/stag party, a school, or a company looking to get your staff to bond, check out Land and Wave. They’ve been helping people have adventures since 2009.

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by Owen Senior

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