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Best Budget-Friendly Hiking Gear For Your Next Outdoor Adventure
The $139 Decathlon Forclaz MT500 Air 50+10 offers plenty of room for all your gear, with an adjustable space to add 10 liters and a 10-year warranty.
Hiking Pack
The $169 North Face Terra 55 is a high-capacity women's pack with stellar reviews. Its design distributes weight load evenly and increases ventilation for a more comfortable hike.
The $107.99 Xero Shoes Men's DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot is a minimalist hiking shoe with a natural fit, feel, and motion and an intensely grippy chevron tread.
Men's Footwear
The $175 Salomon X Ultra Mid 4 Gore-Tex is an agile boot that is more stable on mixed trails and going up and down inclines thanks to its ActiveSupport straps.
The $175 Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots are also perfect for women. Synthetic uppers help cut costs, and Gore-Tex offers waterproof performance.
Women's Footwear
The $150 Merrell Moab 3 Mid Waterproof hiking boots have a waterproof design that more comfortably adapts to the anatomy of a woman's foot.
The $17.95 REI Co-op Merino Wool Ultralight Crew Hiking Socks are made of a dense, moisture-wicking wool blend, and there's plenty of cushion to minimize blisters.
The $19 Wigwam Hiking Outdoor Pro sock is one of the most durable and breathable synthetic hiking socks on the market, and they'll last for years, maximizing their value.
GearLab calls the $109 Patagonia Houdini a "true featherweight model that continues to impress, combining excellent performance with great value."
Women's Windbreaker
The $95 Rab Vital Hooded Jacket is comfortable enough to wear all day long, and it features a fitted hood, roomy pockets, increased wind resistance, and excellent waterproofing.