Hiking Clothing

The clothing category includes reviews of the five best pieces of apparel within each category of hiking clothing.
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All Reviews of Hiking Clothing


Best Tank Tops with Built-In Bra

A tank top with a built-in bra is perfect for hiking or mountaineering, both as a base layer under warmer clothing or when the temperature is high and you don’t feel like wearing much more than one layer. The brave (and impervious to cold) can of course flaunt a normal cropped sports bra, but we… Read More »

Asics Fit Sana Contour Tank Top

The Best Softshell Jackets for 2017

Hiking in cold and windy weather is no fun unless you wear appropriate clothing that keeps you warm and snug. This includes a high-quality base layer, insulation layer and an outer layer. A softshell jacket comes in very handy as the outer layer because it provides some insulation as well as protection against the wind… Read More »

Outdoor Research Ferrosi

Best Hiking Bras – Medium Support

While hiking, mountaineering and climbing can be extremely physically demanding accomplishments, they are merely low to medium-impact activities in terms of the strain/bounce they expose your chest to (depending on the terrain and your tempo). This may cause some to opt out of the traditional sports bra which is more meant for short-time high-impact activities… Read More »

Champion Curvy Show-Off Sports Bra

The Best Waterproof Socks

Hiking and mountaineering often bring unexpected challenges and therefore it is essential that you not only have the required skills but also high-quality hiking gear.  A pair of top-notch socks is one of the most important pieces of hiking gear as it keeps your feet warm, dry and blister-free. There are many different kinds of… Read More »

SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Waterproof Socks

Best Hiking Underwear for Women

Women’s underwear is more often than not characterized by everything but comfort and functionality; most retailers focus merely on appearance and sex appeal. When you are hiking or doing other sports activities, you will thank yourself for wearing a pair of underwear which is especially designed to enhance your performance by keeping you fresh, warm… Read More »

ExOfficio Give-n-Go Sport Mesh Bikini Brief

The Best Gloves for Hiking and Mountaineering

Hikers, mountaineers and trekkers regularly face harsh conditions such as low temperatures, heavy rain, snow and wind. In order to perform to the best of your abilities in these conditions you will need some additional equipment that will provide decent insulation and weather protection – not least for your hands as fingers are one of… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alti

The Best Hiking Hats

Hiking in cold weather is no fun unless you have appropriate equipment such as warm hiking boots, softshell pants, insulated jacket, gloves and hat. A hat is one of the most important pieces of hiking gear as it significantly reduces the overall heat loss. Once US Army studies claimed that 40 to 45 % of body… Read More »

SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Hiking Hat

The Best Down Vests for Hiking

Hikers, trekkers and mountaineers are often exposed to challenging weather conditions.  In order to be comfortable on trails they have to choose their clothing with great caution. Hiking vests are becoming increasingly popular as they keep your torso warm while offering great freedom of movement, which is of great value for any active outdoorsman. Insulated… Read More »

Arcteryx Cerium LT Vest

The Best Down Jackets of 2017

Hikers and mountaineers are often exposed to extreme cold, harsh winds and other challenging conditions – especially in mountainous regions. Hiking under these conditions is no fun unless you have the right equipment to keep you warm and protected against natural phenomena. In winter, when the temperatures drop, you will have to put on extra… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer

Best 2.5-Layer Rain Jackets for Hiking and Trekking

Hikers and mountaineers regularly face harsh conditions like low temperatures, strong winds and heavy rain. Hiking in these conditions is unpleasant, unless you have the right equipment – including a good rain jacket. A rain jacket will not only keep you dry on a rainy day but it will also protect you against the wind… Read More »

Montane Minimus