Open Thread: Hiking Kit You Love and Why

One of the most common things we see in adventurous groups are questions about hiking gear. What’s any good? What should I look for in a…?

If you’ve got a piece of kit related to hiking that you love (we’re thinking everything from boots and trousers to gaiters and snacks) then have a rave about it below. Tell us what it is, how long you’ve had it and why it’s great.

No need to restrict yourself to just one thing either, if you’ve got lots to recommend.