What Trekking Gear Have You Used And Loved? - Can You Share Your Expertise?

What Trekking Gear Have You Used And Loved? - Can You Share Your Expertise?

Category Trekkers Speak; Survey

By Swathi Chatrapathy


Lots of trekkers ask us to help them choose trekking gear. 

They ask us “Can you just tell me the brand name and model number? It’ll make it so much easier for me.” 

At many levels, we empathise with them. 

When we look at the number of options in the market today, we're mind-boggled too. 

Within Indiahikes, we have used a few good brands. Yet, we believe even with our exposure we do not have enough knowledge of what is available in our country today . 

So today, we're hoping you can help me with your expertise.  

As a trekker, we're sure you have used trekking gear extensively — trekking shoes, jackets, backpacks, rainwear, trek pants, trekking poles. 

Somehow, trekkers such as you know exactly how a gear performs. You would have experienced bad weather or rough terrain while using them, or perhaps some unusual situations. What you may not realise is that these are the very practical instances that trekkers need to know — how a trek gear functions on a regular trek.

For example, a trekker really wants to know how the NH150 shoes function on a regular Brahmatal trek, especially in winter. 

Which is why this buying guide for trekkers will be particularly useful. It will help them make decisions based on real reviews. 

With collective knowledge from you and a few others, we can come up with a really good buying guide that helps trekkers choose gear wisely. 

Do you think you can help?

All you need to do is share details about the gear you have used and loved.

We have made a simple Google form where you can add this information.

We’ve looked everywhere, but such comprehensive information on gear doesn’t exist in our country right now. This will be the first, and we hope you can help put it together. 

It will be used by thousands of trekkers for years to come. 

Looking forward to seeing your favourite gear.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.