Summer in Colorado is nothing short of idyllic, especially when you can enjoy breathtaking day hikes on any number of trails statewide. From the Flatirons of Boulder to the Weminuche Wilderness in the San Juan National Forest, hikers can trek on trails that lead to high alpine lakes, flower-filled meadows, or jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. To prepare for a daytime hike, rain or shine, here’s a list of must-have summer gear to stock up on:
Osprey Packs, MHM Gear: Osprey launched the 2015 Escapist Series packs for day hiking and mountain biking. The versatile packs—which come in three sizes, 18-, 25- and 32-liter—are lightweight, ventilated, and outfitted with a built-in rain cover. Each pack also offers two optional torso sizes to ensure an accurate fit.