The stressful and fast-paced city life can leave your body and mind feeling drained. The perfect cure? A relaxing holiday in the countryside. Whether you look forward to long hikes or some horse riding, a dose of fresh country air is sure to make you feel energized and ready to get back to your busy schedule. But what to pack? Considering how the country is much different than the city, you need to be dressed in a way that helps you navigate the scenic but rough surroundings comfortably and safely.
Shield Your Head with an Akubra
Back in the city people hardly go out during the day, and when they do they usually walk in the shadows of the tall skyscrapers. However, out in the country, you’ll be exposed to plenty of sunshine. For that reason, it’s important to protect yourself with a good sunscreen as well as a quality hat. And when it comes to hats, the akubra western hats are the symbol of Australian country life. Lightweight yet protective, akubra western hats are made of the finest quality rabbit fur ensuring longevity. What’s more, besides keeping the sun away from your eyes, the Akubra is also water-resistant making it a great choice for all kinds of weather conditions.
Rely on Hard-wearing Fabrics
While sticking to every day polyester or cotton clothes may be alright for the city, it’s highly impractical in the country. While a simple white Tee is perfect for a shopping trip, a small walk in the prickly forest will make it look as if it has passed through a shredder. With that being said, if you want to choose fabrics that are able to withstand the wear and tear of country living. Like for instance, denim or moleskin. Denim is ideal if you want to stay protected and cool at the same time. On the other hand, moleskin provides more warmth for the colder months and is soft and very, very comfortable.
Don’t Forget to Protect Your Feet!
And finally, make sure to bring along a good pair of water-resistant boots. For those don’t want their trip to be spoiled by bad weather, a pair of sturdy wellies can ensure you stay dry and clean even if you’re up to your knees in mud. Waterproof hiking ankle boots are also a great choice. Although it may be tempting to go for a colourful design, it’s advisable to stick to a darker colour as you’ll get dirty a lot.