If you’re ready to explore the great outdoors, start planning ahead for a thrilling adventure.
There is plenty of thought and preparation that goes into these activities. If you want to experience something new to your full potential; you need to be prepared for the worst possible situation. While you might choose to galavant with nothing but your backpack; you still need to plan ahead. Besides the trekking essentials you deem to be important, you need to consider enough food, water, sunscreen, mosquito spray, a first aid kit and medication for any illness.
Dress according to the weather, and always pack more clothing than necessary – you never know how the weather will turn, and whether or not you will need a clean change of clothing after an impulse swim. Wear the correct hiking shoes or durable fitness sneakers to avoid any injuries, protect your head with a hat and, of course, bring along some sunglasses to cover your eyes from the sun or wind. You cannot be certain how a new adventure might turn out, but if you have a positive state of mind and the correct attire to manoeuvre between mountains, you can guarantee a fruitful experience. Here are four must-visit adventure stores to find the clothing, footwear and gear you need.
Cape Union Mart
Whether you’re looking to spend hours in an outdoor centre or quickly pop into an adventure goods shop for a specific reason, Canal Walk gives customers both options to explore. The adventure centre is based in the parking lot, stocking everything from clothing to equipment and accessories for any outdoor adventure you could think of.
Be it for hiking, camping, trail running or mountain biking; you can find what you need and prepare for your much-anticipated “trek” into the great outdoors. At both Cape Union Mart stores, their friendly and efficient staff are just as passionate about exploring as you are. You will be able to ask them about tips and tricks when travelling to unknown areas, as well as seek guidance on various products. You can splurge on durable brands such as K-Way, Hi-Tec, Salomon, Garmin and more, and you will almost find anything you need to improve your next trip.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking for a pair of new hiking trainers, Due South is a fitting option. This store is known to house some of the most popular international brands, namely, The North Face, Columbia Sportswear, Merrell and Salomon, to name a few. They also have their own brand, Duesouth, which features across their clothing and accessories range. Shop your heart out on items that are visually appealing, reliable and fashionable. You can expect reasonable prices, ensuring that customers get the best quality at a competitive price.
Planning to spend hours on your feet? Well, you’d better treat them. It’s no surprise that your feet are valuable assets, especially when you depend on them during any strenuous hike, run, walk or cycle. Salomon trainers are light, comfortable, and nice-to-have shoes for any adventure with tough terrain. Customers can take their pick from vibrant colours to more neutral options, and you can spend hours exploring the various footwear options for men, women and children. Take a walk on the wild side with Salomon and give yourself the tools you need to be “free” in nature.
The North Face
The North Face is a convenient choice for people who are gearing up for extreme weather conditions. With over 50-years of exploration and innovation, this American outdoor brand sells recreation items that will make your experience comfortable and effortless. With the right attire and equipment, you can set foot on a hike or camping trip without freezing when you get to your location. From t-shirts and jackets to trousers, footwear and more, The North Face is perfect for the modern-day explorer.
Just when you thought Canal Walk’s convenience and variety couldn’t get any better, it just did. It’s always helpful to know that whatever the experience you are about to embark on, Canal Walk has got you covered. Shop around and speak to the in-store assistants about any products, tips or advice you might need regarding your next outdoor adventure.