About HikeTrek

Hiking in the mountains

Passionate about walking and discovering new places to explore.

Love lightweight backpacking

My aim is to backpack for three weeks with less than 5 kilos of gear

Look forward to sharing tips and tricks and sourcing reliable walking gear at affordable prices.

Reversible North Face Puffa Jacket

Keeping Children Warm on a Hike

Although most children seem to keep warm just by being active on walks of any distance, it’s important to keep that warmth when taking a break. Here are some good options for kids outdoor clothing for a range of terrains. North Face Reversible Mossbud Swirl Jacket KIDS Petticoat Pink or Algiers Blue This North Face … Read more

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Bamboo Leggings with Side Pocket

Leggings for versatile layering

If like me you find yourself wearing leggings around the house as much as out hiking then here are some great choices for comfort and looks.

Berghaus Trailhead Rucksack on the Pennine Way

Berghaus Trailhead Rucksack Long Term Review

Berghaus have a strong reputation for building rucksack that are made to last. Their Trailhead series is a no-frills range of rucksacks that do not cost the earth. We recently put one through its paces on an overnight hike along the Pennine way. The model tested was the Women’s Trailhead 65 Rucksack, but the Men’s … Read more

Berghaus Kyberg Vest Review

The Best Gilets for UK Summer Hiking Under £100

Hiking in the summer in the UK can be unpredictable, especially if you are climbing mountains over 500 meters. A change in wind speed can mean a sudden drop in temperature and you can get caught out especially when descending. A gilet is a great item to stuff in your day pack that will take … Read more