Staycation 2021
© Tim Kent

Hike, climb, surf and run: our best staycation gear picks for summer 2021

Adventure begins at home this summer. Get packing.
Written by The Red Bulletin
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Hike

From the Peak District to Land’s End, this gear will have you covered
All you need for a one day trek
All you need for a one day trek
Left to right, from top: MONS ROYALE Redwood Wind jersey, monsroyale.com; MARMOT Men's Rubidoux pants, marmot.com; BLACK DIAMOND Trekker gloves, blackdiamondequipment.com; THE NORTH FACE Men’s Active Long-sleeve T-shirt, thenorthface.co.uk; MONTANE Men's Terra shorts, montane.com; RNNR Cold-weather Running beanie, rnnr.com; STANCE Black Sheep Crew Feel360 Athletic socks, stance.com; COAL The Provo UPF Tech 5-Panel cap, coalheadwear.com; YETI Rambler 36oz bottle with Chug Cap, yeti.com; ARCADE BELTS Ranger belt, arcadebelts.co.uk; BERGHAUS Sky Hiker waterproof jacket, berghaus.com; SMARTWOOL Merino Sport 150 Two Peaks Graphic T-shirt, smartwool.co.uk; CASIO G-Shock Mudmaster Carbon Core Guard watch, g-shock.co.uk; POWERTRAVELLER Solar Adventurer II solar charger with integrated battery, powertraveller.com
Maps and packs: two items you can't go without
Maps and packs: two items you can't go without
ORDNANCE SURVEY Explorer maps, ordnancesurvey.co.uk; OSPREY Talon 26L daypack, ospreyeurope.com; KEEN Feldberg Apx Ltd hiking shoes, keenfootwear.com

Climb

What British mountains lack in altitude, they make up for in variety and technicality. Here's what you’ll need.
Fast-packing essentials for a weekend’s vertical vacation
Fast-packing essentials for a weekend’s vertical vacation
Clockwise from top left: MARMOT Bantamweight jacket, marmot.com; ZEAL OPTICS Magnolia sunglasses, zealoptics.com; KAVU Skylar sweater, kavu.com; BLACK DIAMOND 100g Loose White Gold chalk, blackdiamondequipment.com; MARMOT Ascender Short-sleeve T-shirt, marmot.com; ARCADE BELTS Ranger Slim belt, arcadebelts.co.uk; BLACK DIAMOND Session Approach shoes, blackdiamondequipment.com; MONTANE On-Sight shorts, montane.com; MARMOT Woodblock Short-sleeve T-shirt and Temescal pants, marmot.com; MONTANE Protium jacket and Dart vest, montane.com; KAVU Peak Seeker chalk bag, kavu.com; MIZU D10 one-litre vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottle, mizulife.eu
Essential crag gear
Essential crag gear
ADIDAS Five Ten NIAD Moccasym climbing shoes, adidas.co.uk; BACH Specialist 65 S backpack, bachpacks.com; BLACK DIAMOND 9.6mm rope, blackdiamondequipment.com

Surf

Packing for a UK surf trip requires more than just board shorts. Ensure you’re ready for whatever the sea throws at you.
With 18,000km of coast, Britain has plenty of spots to catch a break
With 18,000km of coast, Britain has plenty of spots to catch a break
Left to right, from top: SLOWTIDE PipeQuick Dry towel, slowtide.co.uk; GLOBE Sustain beanie, globebrand.com; ZEAL Incline sunglasses, zealoptics.com; SANTA CRUZ Tie Dye Hand Boardie shorts, santacruzskateboards.eu; RED ORIGINAL 750ml Insulated stainless steel water bottle, redoriginal.com; TISSOT Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 diving watch, tissotwatches.com; LGSC Reversible Bucket hat, lgsclife.com; O’NEILL Hyperfreak Chest Zip 3/2mm Full wetsuit, oneill.com; RED PADDLE Men’s Pro Change robe, redpaddleco.com; LGSC Kooks Are Kool Long-sleeve T-shirt, lgsclife.com; DEUS EX MACHINA Monkey Puzzle shirt, shop.eu.deuscustoms.com; SHOWER IN A CAN Antibacterial foam, shower-in-a-can.co.uk
Finisterre makes some of the most durable surfing backpacks around
Finisterre makes some of the most durable surfing backpacks around
FINISTERRE Rove backpack, finisterre.com; FOAMLIFE Traa flip-flops, thefoamlife.com

Run

Stay light and bright with smart gear for an aerobic adventure that starts on your doorstep.
See your town as an urban playground to explore on foot
See your town as an urban playground to explore on foot
Left to right, from top: SMARTWOOL Merino 150 Short-sleeve base layer, smartwool.co.uk; CIELE GOCap Athletics cap, cieleathletics.com; SALOMON Agile Short-sleeve T-shirt, salomon.com; SMARTWOOL Merino Seamless Strappy bra, smartwool.co.uk; SKULLCANDY Venue headphones, skullcandy.co.uk; KAVU Bella Coola pullover, kavu.com; RNNR Cold-weather Running beanie, rnnr.com; ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE Kielder Handheld water bottle, 1000mile.co.uk; BLACK DIAMOND Distance 4 Hydration vest, blackdiamondequipment.com; THE NORTH FACE Easy leggings, thenorthface.co.uk; EXPOSURE LIGHTS HT1000 head torch, exposurelights.com; OAKLEY EVZero Blades Origins sunglasses, oakley.com; CRAFT Pro Lumen jacket, craftsportswear.com; STANCE Vickory Quarter Feel360 socks, stance.com
Keep on track with the Garmin Forerunner 245
Keep on track with the Garmin Forerunner 245
MERRELL Agility Peak 4 trail running shoes, merrell.com; STUBBLE & CO The Adventure Bag backpack, stubbleandco.com; GARMIN Forerunner 245 Music GPS running watch, garmin.com