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Hiking Kit lists

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We know that your gear can make or break any hike, especially when you’re planning to spend most of your free time outdoors. We created this hiking packing list for several South African hiking trails to help you ensure your hike goes as smoothly and safely as possible. If you have the right hiking gear on hand, you’ll stay warm and dry even if you hit a freak thunderstorm or end up in the middle of a trail in the scorching sun. Check out our recommendations for our favorite hiking gear below!

  • Paracord 550 - 30m - Various - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    Paracord 550 - 30m - Various

    Paracord is a lightweight, nylon kernmantle (inner core protected by a woven outer sheath) rope originally used in the military for parachute suspension lines and utility rope. Veteran’s found thousands of other uses for paracord as time went on,...

    R195
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  • First Ascent Ultralight Rucksack Poncho - Green - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa First Ascent Ultralight Rucksack Poncho - Tarp set-up - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    First Ascent Ultralight Rucksack Poncho

    The First Ascent Rucksack Poncho is designed with versatility in mind, with the ability to be used as a poncho, groundsheet or tarp. Featuring durable 100% waterproof fabric, you will remain dry on your next expedition while saving on weight...

    R650
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  • First Ascent Jupiter II Backpack - 65+10L - Green - Front View - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa First Ascent Jupiter II Backpack - 65+10L - Green - Side View - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    First Ascent Jupiter II Backpack - 65+10L

    The Jupiter II hiking and travel pack has been designed with comfort in mind, from the Adjustable Back System (ABS) to the split hip belt taking pressure off the nerve points. The 65L storage space plus 10L expansion gives plenty of capacity, with extra...

    R3,000
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  • First Ascent Venus II Backpack - 55+10L - Red - Side View - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa First Ascent Venus II Backpack - 55+10L - Red - Front View - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    First Ascent Venus II - 55 + 10L

    A smaller version of the flagship First Ascent Jupiter, the Venus II 55L hiking pack has been designed with comfort in mind, from the smaller Adjustable Back System (ABS) to the firm hip belt taking pressure off the nerve points. This pack is suited to...

    R2,700
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  • Osprey Rook - 65L - Men's Backpack - Black - Front - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa Osprey Rook - 65L - Men's Backpack - Black - Back - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    Osprey Rook Men's Backpack - 65L

    Backpacking isn’t easy. But it should be. So, in an effort to make your walk in the woods as effortless as possible, Osprey developed a pack that’s capable, comfortable, innovative, and approachable. With lightweight performance, a new...

    R0
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  • Osprey Ariel - 65L - Front - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa Osprey Ariel - 65L - Back - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    Osprey Ariel - 65L

    Whether it’s an extended excursion into the backcountry or a weekend full of creature comforts, the women’s-specific Ariel 65 is built to carry the heaviest of loads. Offering a fine-tuned fit for a variety of body shapes and sizes with a...

    R5,195
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  • Ocun Women's Tsunami Down Jacket Red Orange Front - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa Ocun Women's Tsunami Down Jacket Red Orange Back - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    Ocun Women's Tsunami Down Jacket

    The Tsunami Down Jacket for women by OCUN is made of extremely lightweight material designed specially for sport apparel with down filling. Lightweight construction and high fiber density assures Tsunami's high loft and maximum resistance of the...

    R3,950
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  • Jetboil Stash Cooking System - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa Jetboil Stash Cooking System - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    Jetboil Stash Cooking System

    We know your dreams are big and ambitious. Which is why we designed the all-new Stash™ to be lightweight and compact, maximizing your pack space without sacrificing that iconic Jetboil performance. At 7.1 oz, the .8L Stash is 40% lighter than the ...

    R3,795
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  • CityROCK Hammock - Lime Green and Black - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa CityROCK Hammock - Lime Green and Black Sealed - Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    CityROCK Hammock

    The ideal accessory for any campsite or crag. Made from 100% 210T Nylon with a weight limit of 185kg’s, these hammocks are strong, comfortable and super-convenient. Features: Stuff-sack attached to the side of the hammock  Two 2...

    R350
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  • First Ascent Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt for Men - Blue Mist Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa First Ascent Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt for Men - Charcoal Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa

    First Ascent Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt - Men

    The versatile Men's Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt is made from the perfect breathable stretch fabric to keep you cool and comfortable while trekking on even the hottest day. The moisture transferring Cooldry technology disperses moisture away from the body for...

    R995
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  • First Ascent Luxor Long Sleeve Shirt - WMS First Ascent Luxor Long Sleeve Shirt - WMS

    First Ascent Luxor Long Sleeve Shirt - WMS

    The versatile Ladies Luxor Shirt is made from the perfect breathable stretch fabric Cooldry to keep you cool and dry while trekking on the hottest day. The moisture transferring technology disperses moisture away from the body for quick evaporation,...

    R995
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  • Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX - WMS Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa - Front Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX - WMS Online at Mountain Mail Order South Africa - Side

    Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX - WMS

    What does women-specific really mean? For us, it’s a shoe that is fully adapted to the morphology of your feet: a softer cuff, cradling anatomical design and lower density ADV-C Chassis for greater stability. In this mid-cut GORE-TEX version of the...

    R3,695
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  • Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX

    Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX

    Get ready to power through uphill's and descents with this mid-cut GORE-TEX version of the updated X-ULTRA 4. It is as agile as a trail-running shoe but with all the stability, grip and waterproof protection you need to tackle technical terrain...

    R3,695
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  • Salomon Quest 4 GTX - WMS Salomon Quest 4 GTX - WMS KylieFly @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/

    Salomon Quest 4 GTX - WMS

    QUEST 4D 3 GTX WOMEN is all about walking comfort, with technologies to reduce fatigue over the duration of your treks. Light and cushioned with running shoe adapted technology, yet supportive enough for backpacking, this boot helps you get to the next...

    R4,695
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  • The North Face M100 Glacier 1/4 Zip Fleece Jacket @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/ The North Face M100 Glacier 1/4 Zip Fleece Jacket @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/

    TNF M100 Glacier 1/4 Zip Fleece Jacket Men's

    As fleeces go, the Glacier is a classic. This 1/4-Zip jacket version is made from Polartec® micro fleece that delivers lightweight warmth thanks to its unique lofted structure. Air pockets trap air without compromising breathability, so you stay warm...

    R895
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  • Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX @mountainmailorder

    Salomon Quest 4D 3 - GTX

    The Salomon Men's Quest 4D 3 GTX Boot is all about walking comfort, with technologies to reduce fatigue over the duration of your treks. Light and cushioned with running shoe adapted technology, yet supportive enough for backpacking, this boot helps you...

    R4,695
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  • Nalgene Wide Mouth Water Bottle (0.94L) @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/ Nalgene Wide Mouth Water Bottle (0.94L) @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/

    Nalgene Wide Mouth Water Bottle (0.94L)

    The beloved bottle that put Nalgene on the map. Expertly crafted threads for leak-proof hydration and a wide mouth that’s perfect for ice cubes or fruit infusions. Proven in the elements and ready to withstand even the most rugged conditions. A...

    R295
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  •  E3 Insulator 10mm sleeping mat @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    E3 Insulator 10mm Sleeping Mat

    The e3 Gear Insulator Sleeping Mat is a quality closed cell hiking mat packaged in plastic tubing with an attractive sale sheet. Specifications Quality Standard – 33 density Colour Black Dimensions 2m x 50cm x...

    R220
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  • Sea to Summit Mesh Stuff Sack - Various @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    Sea to Summit Mesh Stuff Sack - Various

    The featherweight Ultra-Mesh™ Stuff Sacks are the perfect solution for organizing gear in your pack or travel bag. They're made from a 15D multi-filament Nylon, and pack down super small. The Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sacks are available in...

    R200
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  • MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe Stove @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe Stove @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe Stove

    This enhanced PocketRocket stove boasts premium features, including a pressure regulator that makes it ideal for all-condition environments, offering consistently faster boil times than non-regulated canister-mounted stoves. Just a smidge heavier (10 g/...

    R1,350
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  • Coghlan's Flint Striker @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/

    Coghlan's Flint Striker

    The Coghlan's Flint Striker Is a great compact tool to carry on any hiking or camping trip Features: Last for thousand of strikes Pushing the striker provided down the rod emits sparks to light combustibles Fireproof in solid form, the tool works...

    R127
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  • Osprey Eja 58 Equinox Blue @https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/ Osprey Eja 58 Equinox Blue @https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/

    Osprey Eja 58

    Introducing the new Eja 58, a women's-specific thru-hiking machine that's sure to become a staple on thruhikes everywhere. Nothing matches their carrying comfort, and as the days and miles pass, you'll always look forward to shouldering the load...

    R3,895
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  • Gear Aid Tenacious Tape @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za Gear Aid Tenacious Tape @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    Gear Aid Tenacious Tape

    Reach for Tenacious Tape whenever a tear or rip happens. Quickly fix tents, ski pants or puffy coats with this strong, weatherproof tape that comes as a clear strip or roll and a variety of colors. Backed by an ultra-aggressive adhesive, it won’t...

    R195
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  • Lifestraw - Personal Straw @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za Lifestraw - Personal Straw @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    Lifestraw - Personal Straw

    The original ultralight backpack and travel-friendly “straw” filter, the LifeStraw makes contaminated water safe to drink by removing bacteria and parasites, preventing the majority of waterborne disease. Use it to drink directly from streams...

    R395
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  • Eiger Resealable Gas  @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za Eiger Resealable Gas  @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    Eiger Gas

    Affordable and reliable for your basic camping and hiking needs. Not recommended for extreme cold and high altitude due to fuel ratios. Specification Resealable, 75% butane and 25% propane mix (+-5%), Screw Thread, EN417. Compatible with MSR,...

    R70
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  • First Ascent Transit Down Jacket @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za First Ascent Transit Down Jacket @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    First Ascent Transit Down Jacket Mens

    The Men's Transit Down Jacket offers warmth without the bulk, with a insulation warmth equivalence to 650 Fill Power it will combat the winter chills. This jacket is light weight and highly compressible and stuffs into its own side pocket for travelling...

    R1,995
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  • First Ascent Transit Down Jacket @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za First Ascent Transit Down Jacket @ https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    First Ascent Transit Down Jacket Womens

    The Ladies Transit Down Jacket offers warmth without the bulk, with a insulation warmth equivalence to 650 Fill Power it will combat the winter chills. This jacket is light weight and highly compressible and stuffs into its own side pocket for travelling...

    R1,995
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  • First Ascent Comfort Light Mattress

    First Ascent Comfort Light Mattress

    This trekking mat offers 3.8cm of superior padding that will ensure ultimate comfort when needed most.   Features: Full length contoured design Differentially die-cut foam saves weight Extra thick high density foam increases...

    R1,390
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  • Ocun Tsunami Down Jacket Blue @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za Ocun Tsunami Down Jacket Blue @http//www.mountainmailorder.co.za

    Ocun Men's Tsunami Down Jacket

    Tsunami down jacket is made of extremely lightweight material designed specially for sport apparel with down filling. Low weight construction and high fiber density enable the down to keep high loft while the material is maximally resistant...

    R3,950
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  • First Ascent Delta Shorts Men's First Ascent Delta Shorts Men's

    First Ascent Delta Shorts Men's

    Functional everyday shorts perfect for trekking or walking through the forest, with technical design features such as multiple storage pockets, makes these shorts no ordinary pair of shorts.   Features: Quick drying Enduro...

    R840
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  • GSI Cathole Trowel

    GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel

    The Cathole Trowel is designed to be the easiest and toughest 'cathole' trowel on the market. Sharp serrations easily cut through matted forest flora, root cutters can be deployed for really tough situations. Features: Serrated, sure-grip...

    R150
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  • Jetboil Flash Cooking System Jetboil Flash Cooking System

    Jetboil Flash Cooking System

    Blistering boil times come standard on our industry-leading Flash. By modeling the combustion and selecting materials to optimize efficiency, we were able to create the fastest Jetboil ever—cutting a full minute off our best boil time...

    R2,995
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  • Jetboil Jetpower Fuel Jetboil Jetpower Fuel

    Jetboil Jetpower Fuel

    Formulated for maximum efficiency and minimum consumption, our high-performance propane/isobutane four-season fuel delivers higher vapor pressure for improved performance in cold weather. Features: Fuel capacity: 100 g (approx. 12 liters of boiled...

    R110
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  • Osprey Aether AG 60 Osprey Aether AG 60

    Osprey Aether AG 60

    For backpacking, thru-hikes and alpine expeditions, the Aether AG Series has a pedigree like no other pack. We set the bar for technical backpacking packs by combining Anti-Gravity technology with customizable fit and innovative features like our new...

    R5,095
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  • JR Gear Lite Mat Mummy Standard 3.8

    JR Gear Lite Mat Mummy Standard 3.8

    Light and compact self inflating mattress providing desirable comfort and support as well as favourable packed size. Ranges from 0.75"(2cm) to 1.5"(3.8cm) thickness. Various shapes suit different needs. For Rectangular model, Diamond die cut for weight...

    R1,295
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  • Drakensberg Park - Garden Castle Map #6

    Drakensberg Park - Garden Castle Map #6

    These maps are the best Berg hiking maps currently in print. All these maps are full colour on one side, with information in black and white on the reverse. The paper varies and seems to be lighter on later editions. The unfolded size also varies but is...

    R120
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  • Drakensberg Park - Highmoor Map #4

    Drakensberg Park - Highmoor Map #4

    These maps are the best Berg hiking maps currently in print. All these maps are full colour on one side, with information in black and white on the reverse. The paper varies and seems to be lighter on later editions. The unfolded size also varies but is...

    R120
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  • Drakensberg Park - Giant's Castle #3

    Drakensberg Park - Giant's Castle #3

    The Drakensberg scenery is spectacular and rugged, but the underlying geology is simple. At lower altitudes are a series of near horizontal sedimentary sandstones, mudstones and shale, these are topped by deep basalt flows up to 1 km thick, forming...

    R120
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  • Drakensberg Park - Cobham Map #5

    Drakensberg Park - Cobham Map #5

    These maps are the best Berg hiking maps currently in print. All these maps are full colour on one side, with information in black and white on the reverse. The paper varies and seems to be lighter on later editions. The unfolded size also varies but...

    R120
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  • Drakensberg Park - Cathederal Peak Map #2

    Drakensberg Park - Cathederal Peak Map #2

    The Natal Drakensberg, whose buttresses and peaks sweep south-eastwards in a great semi-circle along the Lesotho border. Easily distinguishable from north to south on the skyline are Mont-aux-Sources (3,282m), the Amphitheatre flanked by the...

    R120
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  • Black Diamond Distance FLZ

    Black Diamond Distance FLZ (Single)

    ITEM SOLD INDIVIDUALLY    Excellent choice for long hikes, steep approaches, stream crossings—or for supporting your tarp shelter. Like a good adventure partner, the Black Diamond Distance FLZ is strong when you aren’t,...

    R1,250
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