Now that the Hong Kong weather is back on our side, it’s time to take advantage of the sunshine and fresh air by hitting the hiking trails! If you’re looking for eco-friendly and sustainable hiking gear in Hong Kong, here are some great options for you to have the perfect day out:
Haglöfs Duality Walking Boot
If you’re in the market for a new pair of walking boots, Haglöfs Duality line are an appealing option for their lightweight, comfortable feel, support and eco-friendliness. True to their name, the main feature of these all-terrain boots are the two sets of midsoles, giving you the dual option to utilise them for everyday wear or for tougher terrains with a heavier backpack.
With a commitment to reduce their emissions, these shoes are made from responsibly-sourced materials, down to the laces and webbings which were constructed from 100% recycled polyester. Check out their extensive sustainability report for more information on how Haglöfs is working to fight climate change in meaningful ways.
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Fjallraven Re-Kånken Mini Backpack
Beloved for its classic shape, bright colours and hard-wearing yet lightweight material, the Fjallraven Kånken is an easy bag to love. And rest assured with a brand like Fjallraven, all materials and production choices have been thoughtfully considered.
The special edition Re-Kånken Mini is particularly unique as it is constructed entirely from recycled polyester from plastic bottles, then dyed with SpinDye technology that radically reduces the amount of water, chemicals and energy used.
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Klean Kanteen Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Cap Water Bottle
The insulated water bottles from Klean Kanteen are ideal for both everyday use and longer walks and hikes. These stainless steel bottles won’t rust and are easy to clean so you can use yours for a long time and ensure they’ll more than make up for their cost.
The double-wall vacuum keeps your water insulated for 24 hours, and iced water for 40 hours and this particular bottle is completely free of plastic, paint, ink or coatings. It also gives us further peace of mind knowing Klean Kanteen has been a Climate Neutral Certified Brand since 2019, working to reduce their carbon emissions as a core business responsibility, and is also a Certified B Corporation.
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Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack
If you’re looking to go easy on your back, a hip pack may be your next best option. Worn around the waist or bandolier style, this hip pack is made with a strong yet lightweight 100% recycled nylon ripstop, constructed from post industrial waste fiber and postconsumer fishing nets. Fully weather-proof, it’s a very packable bag for longer journeys too.
We’re also fans of Patagonia’s approach to supply chain sustainability: their products are Fair Trade Certified, meaning the brand pays a premium to guarantee apparel workers are fairly paid, and have access to worker health and safety programs. They also use bluesign technologies to help assess and approve each step of the manufacturing process for optimal safety for the environment, workers and the end customer.
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Sistema Renew Recycled Plastic Snack Box
Keep your snacks fresh and protected in Sistema’s reusable snack box, made from recycled plastic. Sistema, which produces food storage containers, created its Renew line to repurpose production off-cuts, with each Renew product using a different percentage of recycled content.
This sturdy lunch box is made with up to 60% recycled #5 plastic, or polypropylene, which is considered to be the safest of all plastics, is also heat resistant and can be put in the microwave or freezer. By this year, Sistema’s aim is to be completely waste-free and the Renew product line helps them reuse materials that would otherwise go to landfill.
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Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Pocket Legging
Girlfriend Collective, known for their ethically made, eco-friendly clothing, has not only made a name for itself through its sustainable practices but high quality materials and inclusive sizing as well. Their compressive leggings are built for high-impact workouts and of course, Hong Kong hikes, too. The durability of these leggings doesn’t compromise their comfort: they’re also super soft, sheer-proof and moisture wicking too. Plus, pockets!
Girlfriend Collective products come in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging and we love that their leggings are made from 79% recycled polyester and 25 recycled post-consumer bottles, dyed with eco-friendly dyes, in a conscious process that ensures the wastewater is carefully cleaned and cooled before it is released. The brand even donates the dye mud to a pavement facility so that it can be recycled into sidewalks and roads. Yes, girlfriend!
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Protect your eyes with Bamboa’s Booshades, which are made with 100% sustainable bamboo. Handcrafted without the use of plastic or metal, each pair really showcases the versatility of bamboo: they’re 10 times more impact-resistant when dropped, yet are lightweight and even float on water.
The UVA/UVB polarised lenses are constructed with polycarbonate so they’re more scratch resistant and won’t shatter, effectively shielding your eyes while allowing you to capture all of your favourite hike views too.
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Sora Mini Towel
Hong Kong’s humidity can be unforgiving, especially at higher altitudes. Arming yourself with a compact, highly absorbent towel can make all the difference in helping you stay comfortable and dry. If you loved Sora’s beautiful body towel, the Sora Mini is the perfect addition to your outdoor adventure pack.
Its smaller size makes it ideal for keeping around your neck as you scale new heights, and its quick dry qualities will be helpful for wicking away sweat or blocking out the sun. If you decide to stop by a beach or dip into a body of water, this little number is also sand-repellent.
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