If there is one thing that every trekker should have, it is good quality trekking gear. But shopping for these is a troublesome task as finding good trekking gear can be a little expensive. As any trekker might suggest, do not compromise on the quality as being broke at the end of the month is always better than coming back from the trek with blisters and injuries. But what if you knew the right brands to go to? Brands that promise good quality gear and also go a little less harsh on your wallet? Well, here are the top 5 cheap and best brands for trekking gear that are also available on amazon.
1. The North Face
North Face is the one stop shop for all your trekking essentials. From adequate trekking shoes and backpacks to active wear and camping supplies, they got it all. The San-Francisco based climbing equipment retail store was founded in 1966 and since, it has been one of the best in its field.
Best item – The Packable Fanorak Pullover
You can shop with North Face on their website – www.thenorthface.com or also on www.amazon.in
Named after the Columbia River situated in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, this company is literally the “river” of trekking gear when it comes to the variety of products. Columbia is famous for its jackets which are made of breathable waterproof fabric and interchangeable shells and liners. However, do go through all other trekking equipment they have to offer.
Best item – Roan Mountain Jacket
You can shop with Columbia on their website – www.columbia.com or also on www.amazon.in
Marmot was founded in 1974 by two students from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since its founding, the company has made quite a name for itself by manufacturing quality trekking gear. Marmot is known for its tents, sleeping bags, but do look into their clothing section for some great jackets and tees that will keep you stylish even when you are burning calories while trekking.
Best item – Tungsten Ultralight tent
You can shop with Marmot on their website – www.marmot.com or also on www.amazon.in
It is a French company founded in 1997 that was named after the Quechua language, an indigenous language from South America. The six-year-old company is already one of the 10 largest global brands in mountain gear. Quechua is known for its climbing shoes that are of fine quality and style alike. If you want to trek in style and comfort, Quechua is a great option.
Best item – Mid MH500 shoes
You can shop with Quechua on their website – www.quechua.com or also on www.amazon.in
Founded in 1998, Wildcraft is a Bengaluru-based company. The company’s products are sold in over 175 exclusive stores in India and abroad. The company’s first product in the 90s was a dome tent, but now it sells bags, shoes, clothing and anything that will help you with your trek. Wildcraft is known for its backpacks and rucksacks.
Best item – Hypalite Backpacks
You can shop with Wildcraft on their website – www.wildcraft.com or also on www.amazon.in
Trekking enables one to push past any sort of barriers and overcome all inhibitions. While trekking, confidence and comfort are two things that play a vital role in the overall enjoyment of a trekker. Hence, shop smart when you are planning your trek. Do your research and buy the gear that give you the best experience at best prices.