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Our editors have curated a head-to-toe list of more sustainable outdoor brands so that you can go on your next hike respecting the folks, critters, and environment you encounter along the way.
Strap your boots on for better hiking brands
There’s not a doubt in our minds that if we made a poll, there would be a clear split between those who prefer to lay on the sand sunbathing at the beach, and those who are more likely to put a backpack on and go hiking in the mountains or a forest. But did you know you can do both with conscious clothing on? With the right more sustainable outdoor and hiking brands, responsible hiking is more than possible.
You may think it’s easier for those who love the seaside (read: you’re almost naked at the beach, so there are far fewer garments to account for), and you might be right. But our curated selection of independently rated “Good” and “Great” brands is here to help you find inspo. Mountain and forest lovers, this one is a head-to-toe list of more sustainable outdoor and hiking brands made just for you—so that you can go on your next hike respecting the folks, critters, and environment you encounter, while rocking gear that is better for people, animals, and the planet in its production phase, too.
Whether it’s from the sun or the evening breeze, when hiking it’s always a good idea to protect your noggin. You certainly don’t want your eyes and nose to be too exposed to the high altitudes’ UV-rays (extra tip: do not forget to cover your face with sunscreen, even if it’s overcast), but you’ll also want to keep your ears warm when the temperature drops.