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Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking in 2020

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 2020

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 Down Jackets for Women in 2020

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 Softshell Jackets of 2020

Hiking in cold and windy weather is no fun unless you wear appropriate clothing which keeps you warm and snug. This includes a high-quality base layer, insulation layer and/or an outer layer. A softshell jacket is very useful as the outer layer because it provides both insulation and protection against the wind and light rain.… Read More »

Outdoor Research Ferrosi

The Best Gloves for Hiking and Mountaineering in 2020

While you are hiking, trekking or mountaineering, it is very likely that you will encounter harsh conditions like low temperatures, snow showers, rain and wind. To perform to the best of your abilities in such conditions, you need some proper hiking gear. The fingers are one of the body parts most prone to frostbites and… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alti

The Best Gaiters for Hiking in 2020

Although hiking in snowy conditions is not easy, it can be an unforgettable experience to wander around an amazing snow-covered landscape. To be comfortable and safe on snowy trails you will need some additional gear, like insulated clothing, winter hiking boots and gaiters. Gaiters are very useful for hiking on snowy trails because they prevent snow and… Read More »

Outdoor Research Crocodile

The Best Down Jackets of 2020

Hikers and mountaineers are often exposed to low temperatures, 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 the elements. In winter, when the temperatures drop, you will have to put on extra… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer

The Best Summer Sleeping Bags for Backpacking in 2020

It is important to have good sleeping equipment on backpacking trips because it keeps you warm and comfortable during the nights. A sleeping bag is the most important piece of sleeping equipment; if you use a low-quality sleeping bag, your nights outdoor will not be comfortable even if you are using other sleeping equipment (sleeping… Read More »

The North Face Aleutian 35 Bag

Best Down Sleeping Bags in 2020

Sleeping equipment keeps you warm and protected against the elements (rain, snow, wind etc.) while sleeping outdoors. A sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of sleeping equipment because it is in direct contact with your body and thus responsible for keeping you warm by trapping the body-warmed air within its insulation fibers.… Read More »

Marmot Helium

The Best Hiking Waterproof Rain Pants of 2020

In a perfect world all hikes would be conducted in sunny dry weather, but rain and wind should never put you off from going on a hike. In rainy weather a pair of waterproof pants is a great addition to a rain jacket as it decreases the wind-chill effect and keeps your lower body dry.… Read More »

Waterproof Pants