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 Down Jackets for Women

Hiking at high altitudes or in the height of winter can be an absolute pleasure but only if you are dressed appropriately for the low temperatures. A down jacket is the perfect option for hiking in icy cold weather as it provides the most warmth in relation to its weight compared with other insulation materials… Read More »

Patagonia Down Sweater

The Best Merino Wool Base Layers for 2017

A base layer is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing as it is in direct contact with the skin and therefore significantly influences your comfort level and performance. Base layer clothing is responsible for managing moisture, protecting the skin (UV rays, chafing etc.) and maintaining the body’s natural temperature by reducing thermal… Read More »

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Crew Top Merino Base Layer

The Best High Impact Sports Bras for Hiking and Trail Running   Recently updated !

If you are into trail running (also called fell running in the UK), mountain biking in rough terrain or perhaps just execute your hikes in a high tempo, you might be better off wearing a high-impact sports bra rather than a medium support sports bra. For each running stride you take without a supportive sports… Read More »

Panache Bra

The Best Hiking Shirts for 2017 – Short-Sleeve

As hiking, mountaineering and trekking are physically demanding activities, they require high-performance clothing that keeps you comfortable under various conditions. A hiking shirt is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing as it is in direct contact with your skin and therefore it highly influences the overall comfort level. This especially applies for… Read More »

Arcteryx Motus Crew SS Hiking Shirt

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   Recently updated !

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