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The Peakbagging Packing List

Want to summit a few fourteeners and other Colorado summits while there’s still time left this summer and fall? We have you covered with all the gear to get you through that big day.


Salewa Wildfire

The perfect peakbagging kick needs to pull double duty. You want a shoe that can provide traction on rocky scrambles and exposed terrain, but you also want to crush down the trail on it. The Wildfire delivers thanks to a profile that gives it a light-in-your-step feel when you are on the trail and a sole that simply sticks to the tricky stuff.$129;


Spy Optic Hunt

These shades look low-key enough to transition from car to peak to bar, but they also put you in the zone, thanks to Spy’s Happy Lens, which makes the bright sunlight of the high peaks easier on your eyes by enhancing long-wave blue light—the effect is your peepers get more protection and you actually feel elevated thanks to the colors. $110;


Dakota Grizzly Sawyer

Made with a mix of polyester and flannel, this shirt may not be your top choice for pure technical performance, but it’s ideal for big hikes and the ability to head off to celebrate that summit without stinking. Big bonus: There’s a sunglass-cleaning cloth built into the underside. $54;


Lululemon Commission

Comfy as those tennis shorts from the 1970s but built with hi-tech fast-drying, water-wicking, light fabric, the Commission can withstand all the abuse of the peaks but never feels too tech-y on the hike or when you pull up a stool after. $88;


Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell

The big mantra when it comes to peakbagging layers is to be sure you carry a shell that can stand up to a high mountain storm. This 13-ounce, packable soft shell offers more than meets the eye, bolstered with GoreTex C-knit fabric. $499;


Recover Horizon

You can feel good about your life choices in these socks made from 100-percent recyclable material that’s sourced and built within 100 miles of Recover’s South Carolina base. $14;


Deuter ACT Trail Pro 32 SL

When it comes to a big day pack, we want comfort without a ton of extras that simply take up space. This roomy women’s hauler fits easy to hips and back so that you barely feel you are wearing it. $200;


Arcanum Saraco Breeze

A little secret: This activated hemp massage treatment takes away the owies. $40;


Natives Outdoors 8-bit Logo Trucker Hat

The first Native-American owned and operated brand to join the Outdoor Industry Association, NativesOutdoors raises awareness to the issues facing indigenous people, from artist exploitation to losing Bears Ears National Monument to the Turmp administration to getting Native kids out in the wild. Wear the hat to support the brand, the people, the land, the cause. $24; 

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