Hiking in Style with Opie in the Smokies (PHOTOS)

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Opie in the Smokies takes Guns.com on a hike alongside 5.11 Tactical, Magellan Outdoors and The North Face with the help of the Glock 19X. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Being a gun owner shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. In fact, a gun can be an essential part of hiking gear. Carrying on the trails doesn’t relegate gun owners to oversized wardrobe options or out of fashion wear though, as several companies offer clothing that is both fashionable and functional.

Guns.com met up with patch connoisseur Opie in the Smokies to tackle the East Tennessee mountains. We tried out gear from 5.11 Tactical, Blackhawk, Magellan Outdoors and The North Face. Opie was outfitted first in the Magellan Outdoors Arnasas Pass button-up in Medium Blue, 5.11 Tactical Apex Pants in Battle Brown, Blackhawk Trident boots, 5.11 Tactical Havoc 30 backpack and Glock 19X. After a little trekking, we changed the shirt up to offer a brighter look with The North Face Hammets shirt in Garden Green Ash Plaid.

To see out how the clothes looked on the hike, check out our pics of Opie in the Smokies below.

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Opie in the Smokies clears some brush with the Glock 19X at the ready. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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The Magellan Aransas Pass in Medium Blue. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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The Glock 19X at the ready alongside the Magellan Outdoors shirt. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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Blackhawk Trident boots in coyote with 5.11 Tactical Havoc 30 backpack. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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Opie in the Smokies patch on the 5.11 Tactical backpack. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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The North Face Hammets shirt in Garden Green Ash Plaid paired well with the 5.11 Tactical Apex pants. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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The North Face Hammets shirt in Garden Green Ash Plaid. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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The Glock 19X accompanied Opie in the Smokies and Guns.com on the trails in a 12/21 Designs holster. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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Blackhawk Trident boots and 5.11 Tactical Apex Pants in Battle Brown. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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