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The recommended products category includes selections of the best five products within each category of hiking gear. The category is divided into several product groups; clothing, footwear, backpacks, accessories, navigation, sleeping equipment and winter equipment. These selections help you choose between the best hiking products on the market. See how we select products here.

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Best Hiking Sunglasses for Men in 2019

Overexposure to sun light is not only harmful for your skin, but also for your eyes. Spending a long day out in the sun without sunglasses will cause most to have tired or slightly burning eyes – and the sun can indeed burn the eyeball and be a contributing factor to various eye issues such… Read More »

Smith Frontman Sunglasses

Best Hiking Shorts of 2019

A pair of high-quality shorts is very useful for hiking in warm weather because it provides better ventilation, comfort and freedom of movement than regular pants. However, shorts should be worn only for hiking on well-groomed and technically undemanding trails where protection against vegetation and terrain (rocks, cliffs etc.) is not required. In this review… Read More »

Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Hiking Shorts

Best Women’s Softshell Jackets of 2019

A softshell jacket typically combines the qualities of a fleece jacket and a rain jacket by offering warmth as well as decent wind- and water-resistance. It is worn directly over your base layer or on top of an insulating mid-layer in cold weather. Wearing a softshell jacket for hiking is a lot more comfortable than… Read More »

Rab Kinetic Plus

Best Hiking Pants for Women in 2019

Hiking can be as simple as a walk in the nearby park on pruned paths – but if you are planning to hike for a whole day or in more rough terrain, you will thank yourself for getting a pair of proper hiking pants that will protect your legs against abrasion and harsh weather. Below… Read More »

Columbia Anytime hiking pants

Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking in 2019

In an ideal world all outdoor activities would take place in sunny dry weather. However, even if you plan your hiking trips meticulously after the weather forecast, there is always a chance that you will run into some unforeseen rain – especially at higher altitudes where the weather can change abruptly. A quality rain jacket… Read More »

Rab Downpour

Best Fleece Jackets for Women in 2019

A high-quality fleece jacket can both be used as a snug mid-layer in cold weather and as an outer layer when hiking in dry weather at moderate temperatures. It can also be used as casual wear in everyday life and is thus one of the more versatile pieces of hiking clothing. In comparison to other… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear MicroChill

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

Best Down Jackets for Women in 2019

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 Snowshoes for Hiking in 2019

When trails and mountains are covered with snow, hiking becomes challenging and requires additional gear and skills. Trudging through soft deep snow is very exhausting, but you can make it less exhausting by wearing snowshoes. Snowshoes allow you to hike on snowy terrain without sinking in too deep. A snowshoe consists of a rigid frame… Read More »

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

Best Hiking Sunglasses for Women

Sunglasses are often perceived as more of a fashion accessory, but wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is actually crucial for the health of your eyes – not least if you spend a lot of time outside, whether hiking, mountaineering or climbing. Most of us know the feeling of tired and overly sensitive eyes after… Read More »

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