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Gear Up for Any Adventure: CW-X’s Ultimate Guide to Outfitting for Long and Short Outings

There are several factors that go into planning a successful outing. Booking your travel arrangements and your accommodations, putting together your packing list and buying the right gear for your travels are all the ingredients you need for enjoying your travels to the max. While we can’t exactly help you plan your trip, we can guide you on picking and packing the best gear for your trip. CW-X is a leading provider of high-quality gear designed for both long and short adventures, which is why we’re among the top brands in compression wear. Here’s our tips on how to choose the best gear for your next great adventure.


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Understanding Your Adventure Needs

The type of trip you’ll be going on will determine what you’ll be needing for your travels. For instance, a short weekend bike trip to the Rio Grande Trail would include your lightweight hydration pack, your sun hat, sunglasses, a pair of your Stabilyx 3.0 Joint Support Compression Tight, your Stabilyx Ventilator Joint Support Compression Short, and your favorite cycling shoes. Here’s a comprehensive packing list for a short or long cycling trip. Oh, and for future reference, here’s a bonus list of the best bike trails you can cycle across in the US.

If however, you’re planning a hiking trip for a week in a national park like Grand Canyon National Park, your needs will differ. You’ll want to pack a pair of Hiking boots, a tent, your sleeping bag and sleeping pad, kitchen supplies and weather-appropriate clothing. To ensure your muscles and joints can handle the trip from beginning to end, we’d recommend bringing along your Stabilyx Knee Compression Sleeve, Endurance Generator Joint & Muscle Support Compression Short, and for women the Xtra Support High Impact Sports Bra.


CW-X designs gear to cater to various adventure needs, ensuring comfort and performance throughout your workout. We don’t want any trips cut off short due to injury or pain.


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Best Gear for Long Outings

Long outings can be anywhere from multi-day hikes to extended trekking. Your hiking trip may involve various loops on different trails, whereas your trekking might entail rough terrain that will require more gear. For a more detailed understanding of the difference, check out everything you need to know about the difference between trekking and hiking.


For long distance hiking and trekking you’ll want to pack the following:


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Essential Gear for Short Outings

For day hikes and quick trips you won't need (or want) as much gear with you compared to a longer outing. On both long and short outings you’ll want to pack lightweight gear and easy to pack clothing. This is especially true on shorter trips, since you don’t want anything slowing or weighing you down on your day off.


Here’s a list of essential gear for your short outing, which include some of our favorite lightweight and versatile gear for day hikes and beyond:


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The Benefits of CW-X Gear

If you want to make the most out of your long and short adventures, we’d highly recommend packing your favorite CW-X gear. Not only will you be traveling in style, but you’ll also be able to take up any athletic challenge small or large with confidence. CW-X Gear is among the best gear for short and long travels. It’s made with the most advanced technology in sportswear.


For instance, our Patented CW-X EXO-WEB™ technology mimics kinesiology-taping techniques that trainers apply to injured muscles. When this technology is applied to muscles and joints it creates an exoskeletal support system that improves biomechanics during motion. Your former injuries won’t get in the way of your next adventure when you’ve geared up with CW-X gear.


Furthermore, CW-X gear provides targeted support to your joints and muscles. Our innovative technology decreases muscle oscillation, improves circulation, minimizes lactic acid build-up and muscle soreness, improves endurance and enhances recovery in comfortable, breathable gear. Other adventurers who love our gear say our Stabilyx Ventilator Joint Support Compression Short “provide good support that extends up to the lower back and stomach area.” Others comment that these shorts are “…awesome compression shorts and definitely the best on the market. I have 7 pairs and use them to bike, run, hike, row and lift. Comfortable fit, durable, wash great and look really sharp also.”


They’ve also said CW-X’s Stabilyx Joint Support Compression Tight “…are the best tights! I wore them doing a trek in Portugal and my legs didn’t get tired and I felt strong the entire time.” Experience the benefits of CW-X’s compression wear for yourself!


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Packing Tips for Any Adventure

There’s a lot to consider when packing for a short or long outing. There are your essential items, the items you didn’t realize you would need, and the items you didn’t need at all. It’s certainly a skill not to overpack or underpack, but to pack just the right items and weight for your trip.

Here are our packing tips for packing lighter, smarter and stress-free:

  • Plan Your Itinerary and Pack Outfits Accordingly
  • Consider a Capsule Wardrobe for Your Trip
  • Lay Out What You’ve Packed, Review and Asses
  • Create a Checklist and go over it as you pack and before leaving for your trip
  • Roll Your Clothes Instead of Folding them
  • Have Your Essentials Packed in a Clear Toiletry Bag


You don’t want to be caught on a camping trip without a pocket knife, as much as you don’t want to end up on a hike without your sunhat. We know how stressful it can be when it comes to planning and packing essential gear for your short or long outing. Make yourself a packing checklist and take the time to review all your essential items. Review CW-X’s range of products tailored for both long and short adventures so you have the top gear for your travels.


Gear Up for Your Next Adventure with CW-X

Are you ready for your next adventure? Explore CW-X’s ultimate gear guide and find the perfect gear for long and short outings. Shop now and gear up for any adventure.