Women’s Hiking Base Layers

Below you will find reviews of women’s base layers for hiking. A base layer is a garment that is worn directly on the skin, with or without other layers over it depending on the weather. It wicks the moisture away from the skin as well as protects the skin against UV rays and surroundings. Base layers include underwear, sports bras, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts etc.

Reviews of Women’s Hiking Base Layers


Best Merino Base Layers for Women

A base layer top is worn directly over your sports bra and should thus feel comfortable against the skin and be breathable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying. A base layer should feel comfortable against the skin and be breathable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Base layers can both be made of natural and synthetic fabrics as well as blends of… Read More »

Kari Traa Rose Top

The Best High Impact Sports Bras for Hiking and Trail Running

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

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

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

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