Your Vail Summer Gear Guide

May. 3, 2018

Summer Gear Guide to Explore Vail, 2018

Weather in the mountains is notorious for being inconsistent and shifting unexpectedly. So when you can’t choose the conditions, choose like a pro.

Helly Hansen

Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been on the forefront of innovative products.  With product built in tandem with our outdoor professionals that can’t choose their day, Helly Hansen apparel will keep you protected and outside longer no matter what mother nature throws your way. From waterproof breathable jackets to quick dry UV protective products, check out our product recommendations to fit where ever your adventures may take you.

Solid outer layer —breathable, but waterproof   



Men’s Jotun Jacket – The Jotun series represents a super lightweight softshell series, perfectly suited for variable conditions of the Spring and Summer seasons.

Women’s Naiad Fleece Jacket  – Warm and comfortable slick face fleece jacket for those colder days when you need a bit of extra warmth but still want a classic sporty look.

Jr. Seven J Jacket  – Clean, classic rain jacket for a variety of outdoor activities. Fully waterproof with a stormflap,zipped hand pockets and quick dry lining.

Midlayer– perfect for any on-mountain outdoor activity in Vail 



Men’s Daeg ½ Zip  – Daeg is the old Norse name meaning day, and in the Nordic lands of long nights and winters, the day is strongly associated with light and life. No matter the time of day, the Daeg is a great way to start at adventure.

Women’s  Aspire Flex ½ Zip – A soft long sleeved active top which enables maximum comfort on cool days, orprovides a foundational layer of technical warmth. Made of X-Cool quick dry fabric to allow easy breathability as conditions change.

Jr Dynamic Fleece – Stay warm and comfortable in this lightweight soft Polartec® fleece jacket.

Pack like a pro – purchase the Helly Hansen gear online.

Active Footwear – keep your feet happy while discovering vail

Conquer any terrain with the correct footwear and be fully prepared for every activity offered at Vail requiring closed toed shoes including ziplining,  coaster, ropes courses, tubing and more!  


Men’s Rapide Mid Mesh High Top  – Helly Hansen is the provider of the best outdoor gear on the market, and this supportive, mid-cut hiking boot offers all the versatility, comfort and protection you desire. Helly Tech® Performance membrane technology will keep your feet dry, while the combination of the HellyWear toe/heel cap, and light weight, soft yet protective and supportive materials in mesh and suede and synthetics provide the perfect combination of protection, comfort, flexibility and agility.

Women’s W Loke DashThis hybrid offers the best of two worlds: the ruggedness, and protection of the outdoor world, yet it boasts an intriguing two-tone mesh and the sophisticated silhouette of the casual world.

Backpacks-store your gear in packs designed for outdoor adventures


Loke BackpackThe Loke Backpack is made for shorter hiking trips and urban adventures. Featured with light weight, durable synthetic fabric, comfortable padded shoulder straps, multiple pockets, and reflective details.

Venir+ Backpack–For your weekend hikes up to Deluge Lake, the Vanir+ backpack holds all your essentials and some. A large main compartment covered by a top lid and padded back panel, shoulder straps, and hip belts for extra support and comfort.

Stockholm Backpack– For your daily commute up Vail Mountain. The Stockholm backpack is made of durable waterproof fabric and has a large main compartment accessible through a roll top construction.



Summertime means lots of on-the-go activities and you shouldn’t let hunger slow you down. While on the mountain, make sure to pack lots of portable snacks like Nature Valley bars. Real ingredients like 100% whole grain oats, wholesome nuts and real fruit will give you energy and keep you full for all your outdoor activities. Learn more about the Official Snack of Vail Ski Resort.


Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Hydration is the best way to help your body adjust to the high altitude of the Rocky Mountains. Remember to carry a water bottle as you’ll want to drink 1-1.5 liters more per day than you typically would. Thirst and headaches are signs of dehydration – beat them to the punch and hydrate beforehand!


Forget an item? We’ve got you covered in-resort at any of our Vail Sports locations.