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Get the Gear for a High-Altitude Summit

Everything you need for peak performance

By Cindy Hirschfeld July 5, 2021 Published in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue of Aspen Sojourner

Arc’teryx Stowe Rebird Windshell

Part of the brand’s new initiative to reduce manufacturing waste, this moisture-repellent, breathable, limited-edition shell consists of brand-new but end-of-the-roll fabric that otherwise would have gone into the landfill. $179, arcteryx.com



Outdoor Research Trail Mix Snap Pullover

For your crack-of-dawn start and when temps drop at the summit, reach for this cozy synthetic mid-layer. The gridded fleece contains a thermo-regulating polymer that manages sweat, keeping you dry and comfortable, not clammy nor too hot or cold. $89, outdoorresearch.com

Gregory Arrio Pack

With 22 liters of capacity, a sweat-evaporating ventilated suspension system, and quick-access side pockets, this daypack comfortably fits everything you’ll need for hiking a peak. $90, gregorypacks.com





Tecnica Magma Shoes

These hybrid hiker/trail runners combine a lightweight and breathable mesh upper with a torsionally rigid, extra-grippy sole. The resulting “all-mountain” shoe lets you nimbly hike while giving the support and traction you need to scramble over rocks and loose dirt. $140, blizzard-tecnica.com

Prana Alameda Pant

Sewn from fabric that includes recycled nylon and a PFC-free water-resistant coating, these hiking pants (the women’s version is the Alana) protect your gams on the trail, then easily transition to the bar for an après-adventure toast. $79 ($89 women’s), prana.com



Kate’s Real Food Bars

Made with good-for-you nut butters, gluten-free oats, organic honey, brown rice crisps, dried fruit, and more, these dense but tasty bars provide edible power on the trail. Our favorite flavors: lemon coconut and ginger, and dark chocolate cherry and almond. $3 each, katesrealfood.com

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