Summer in the mountains offers the perfect backdrop for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it's hiking, rafting, canyoning, or even paragliding, there's something for everyone, regardless of skill level. But to ensure a great time, being well-equipped is essential. In this article, we've compiled everything you need to pack in your suitcase. Shall we go through the checklist together ?


Hiking enthusiast? Let's go!

Hiking is one of the most popular summer activities, allowing you to discover breathtaking landscapes while staying active. To avoid blisters, sunburn, dehydration, or accidents, proper preparation is key. Here's the essential gear for a successful hike:

  • Hiking boots: Choose sturdy, waterproof, breathable shoes that provide good ankle support to prevent sprains.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: Opt for a layered approach. A breathable base layer, a t-shirt, a sweater, a waterproof jacket, a windbreaker, comfortable pants or shorts, good socks. Don't forget a hat or cap and sunglasses!
  • A backpack suitable for the duration and difficulty of the hike, containing: water and snacks for energy and hydration, sunscreen, a first aid kit for minor injuries, and a fully charged mobile phone with emergency numbers saved.

Rafting and canyoning: stay cool and fully equipped!

Planning to raft down rivers or navigate canyons on foot? These thrilling outdoor activities promise unforgettable moments of excitement! Here's the essential gear for a successful aquatic adventure:

  • Swimwear: Worn under a wetsuit for both activities.
  • A towel for drying off post-activity.
  • Change of clothes for after the activity.
  • Sunscreen to protect yourself even while in the water.

Evolution 2 provides the rest of the necessary gear, but let's list it anyway:

  • For rafting: A sturdy wetsuit for warmth and protection, closed-toe shoes to prevent slipping, a life jacket for flotation in case of water entry, and of course, a helmet for head protection.
  • For canyoning: Similar gear with the addition of a harness for securing yourself during rappels and a helmet for protection against rocks or branches.

Must-haves for mountain biking


Exploring trails on your mountain bike? Here's what you need for a safe outing:

  • Weather-appropriate clothing: Layer up with thermal wear according to weather conditions, a breathable technical shirt, a lightweight layer for temperature control, a waterproof and windproof jacket, comfortable bike shorts for mobility, or sport pants. Sturdy shoes with rigid, grippy soles.
  • Sunglasses to shield your eyes from dust or insects.
  • A backpack with water for hydration, snacks for energy, a first aid kit for emergencies, a fully charged phone with emergency contacts.
  • A repair kit including a pump, patches, spare tubes, and multitools for quick fixes.
  • Gloves for hand protection and a helmet for safety.

Ensure your bike is suitable for the terrain with properly inflated tires, adjusted brakes, checked gears, and functional lighting.


Opting for paragliding?

Opting for paragliding?

Planning to soar over our summits and wondering what to bring along? Let's go through it together:

  • Appropriate attire: Comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement while protecting against cold and wind at altitude. Bring a windbreaker for added protection.
  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Sturdy shoes for good grip during takeoff and landing.
  • Additionally, a helmet for head protection!

Summer in the mountains is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. To enjoy it safely, proper equipment and adherence to safety guidelines are crucial. Consider partnering with Evolution 2 professionals, mountain and outdoor activity experts, for over 50 activities tailored to your adventure!

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