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Naturehike Africa’s Waterproof Hiking Gear

Unpredictable weather can challenge hikers when venturing into the outdoors. Naturehike Africa’s waterproof gear is designed to keep you dry and comfortable in all conditions.

Serious hikers would know that waterproof gear is essential to your comfort, safety and enjoyment throughout your hike.

Essential Waterproof Products

Waterproof Clothing

Naturehike Africa’s waterproof clothing is designed to protect hikers from the wet and cold, ensuring comfort and durability.

  • Waterproof Trekking Gaiters: The Naturehike Africa Waterproof Trekking Gaiters prevent mud, snow, and moisture from entering the top of your boots or shoes and protect your ankles and lower legs from branches, thorns, and even snake bites.
    Tech Specs
    • Dimensions: 130 x 390mm (Women), 140 x 410mm (Men)
    • Material: Triple ply nylon, 600D waterproof oxford cloth
  • Hooded Rain Jacket: This is an excellent waterproof rain jacket with a shorter style, suitable for both outdoor and bustling city environments. It includes YKK zippers, an adjustable hood, and taped seams for added weather protection.
    Tech Specs
    • Material: Nylon
    • Features: Windproof, Rainproof, Breathable, Front storage pocket, Hood with peak

Waterproof Tents

A waterproof tent is essential for any hiking trip when sleeping overnight. Naturehike Africa offers various tents made from durable, waterproof materials like polyester and nylon with polyurethane coatings. 

Naturehike Africa's tents are designed with sealed seams and waterproof zippers to keep you dry and cosy even in heavy rain.

  • By removing the tent's inner, it can be pitched as a double-layer shelter or as a basic, single-layer shelter. This makes it adaptable to any sort of weather, including cold and wet.
    Tech Specs
    • Capacity: 1-2 Person
    • Dimensions: (600 + 1350 + 600) x 2150 x 1100mm
  • P Series 2P Tent: Space, space, space. Roomy enough for two.
  • With ventilation as it’s focus this tent allows for two people comfortably, which is perfect when needing to be housed from the weather.
    Tech Specs
    • Capacity: 4 Person
    • Dimensions: (450 + 1300) x 2000 x 1000mm

Waterproof Bags

Carrying a waterproof backpack is crucial to protect your belongings from getting wet. Naturehike Africa’s waterproof backpacks are made from high-density nylon and TPU materials, featuring roll-top closures and welded seams to provide a watertight seal. 

  • TB03 Dry Wet Separation Waterproof Backpack: Ideal for a day pack or outdoor adventures, featuring a dry bag style rolling lid and inner wet-dry separation compartments.
    Tech Specs
    • Capacity: 20L, 30L, 40L
    • Features: IPX6 waterproof rating, Inner dry/wet separation compartments, external elastic cord, double shoulder straps, external loops for clipping items
  • Backpack Waterproof Bag: This durable PVC bag is perfect for the beach, trekking, hiking, and fishing. It distributes weight evenly for comfortable carrying.
    Tech Specs
    • Capacity: 10L, 15L, 25L
    • Features: Dry-wet separation compartment, side mesh bag, widened shoulder strap

Waterproofing Items

Waterproof hiking gear protects hikers from the elements and is especially important for multi-day hikes to stay dry and warm.

The process of making waterproof outdoor gear, including hiking gear and apparel, involves using specialised materials and construction techniques.

  • Waterproof membranes are commonly used in boots and clothing, providing a barrier that blocks water while allowing sweat to escape.
  • Sealed seams and waterproof zippers are essential in tents and backpacks, preventing water from penetrating through the stitching and openings.
  • Materials like polyester and nylon are often coated with polyurethane or other water-repellent substances to enhance their waterproof properties.
  • Additionally, treatments are applied to fabrics to ensure water rolls off the surface instead of soaking through.

Waterproof Gear for These South Africa Hikes

South Africa offers a myriad of stunning hiking trails where waterproof gear can make a significant difference:

Otter Trail

Located along the Tsitsikamma coast, the Otter Trail is one of South Africa’s most famous hikes.

This trail features lush forests, rocky shores, and river crossings, making waterproof gaiters, aqua shoes and tents essential for a comfortable journey.

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Hike

The Drakensberg Mountains are known for their unpredictable weather.

Waterproof gear, especially gaiters, jackets and backpacks, is crucial for navigating this hike's steep and often wet terrain.

Amatola Hiking Trail

The Amatola Trail in the Eastern Cape is six days long and is marketed as “The Toughest Hike in South Africa.” It is a challenging hike through dense forests and across numerous streams.

Waterproof hiking gaiters and backpacks are indispensable to keep your feet and gear dry as you tackle this demanding trail.

Experience Your Hike Fully With Naturehike Africa

Naturehike Africa’s waterproof hiking gear range is designed to meet the challenges of any new adventure.

With a Naturehike Africa product accompanying you, you can trust that you will keep dry and comfortable, no matter the weather.

Equip yourself with the best waterproof selection and set out on your next adventure. 


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