Salewa MS Mtn Trainer
Salewa’s Mtn Trainer is the perfect fit for a weekend backpacking trip, a brief 14er jaunt or mucking around in the rain. The Vibram sole is burly, providing great traction with reasonable flex. The lacing gives a snug fit and the rubber rand means they’ll last a while. While they’re not waterproof they will keep your feet dry in most conditions. The stiff heel cup is snug and supportive, like a boot with the freedom around the ankle.
La Sportiva Crossover GTX
Say you’re not the walking type. Say its wet and cold in the spring where you live. Now say, La Sportiva Crossover GTX. This isn’t a running shoe it’s mud and snow crampon. These things fly through the slickest clay, and blast up icy hard snow, and they are Gore-Tex so you can punch it right into that puddle. Their lugs are designed for mud and snow, so don’t take them for a road trot; they’re built for the muck.
Arc’teryx Beta AR Women’s Jacket
While the Beta AR is a little pricey, it’s worth every penny. It’s the one piece of gear that you’ll want to have with you all year long. You could be skiing nipple deep pow in the winter or summiting peaks in the summer, either way throw the Beta AR in your pack and you’ll be ready if the weather turns foul. The Gore-Tex Pro Shell adds the dependability and breathability of Gore-Tex to a lightweight 3-layer system, which mean you won’t even notice it in your pack. Aside from black, the Arc’teryx color palate if fun for the eyes.
Kuhn Rikon 4in Paring Knife
Looking to alleviate the rainy day blues? One of the best things you can do during a rainy day in early summer is go foraging for mushrooms. While it doesn’t exactly get your heart rate up, it’s a great excuse to get out in the pouring rain. If you’re going, bring this Kuhn Rikon paring knife with you. The carbon steel is viciously sharp while the sheath keeps it from stabbing a hole in your bag. At $10 each, I bought one for the kitchen, the car, the boat, and my garage.