Best Hiking T-Shirts for Women in 2021

When the weather gets too warm for wearing a long-sleeved baselayer, what’s better than throwing on a short-sleeved shirt and feeling the sun and wind on your arms? However, your everyday cotton t-shirt won’t perform well here as cotton is poor at regulating your body’s temperature, absorbs a lot of moisture and dries very slow…

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Mountain Hardwear Everyday Perfect SS T-shirt

Best Hiking Socks for Summer in 2021

Socks are one of the most underrated pieces of hiking clothing. Hikers often spend a lot of money on advanced hiking gear but when it comes to socks, they somehow forget how uncomfortable it is to have wet/moist feet. Not least because moist feet increase the friction between the skin and socks which often causes…

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Darn Tough Socks

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…

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Kari Traa Rose Top

The Best Merino Wool Base Layers of 2021

A base layer is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing because it is in direct contact with your skin and thus has a big impact on your comfort level and performance. Base layer clothing is responsible for managing perspiration, protecting the skin (UV rays, chafing etc.) and maintaining your body’s natural temperature….

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Icebreaker Oasis

The Best Hiking Shirts of 2021 – Short-Sleeve

Hiking, mountaineering and trekking are physically demanding activities that require high-performance clothing which keeps you comfortable, no matter the conditions. A hiking shirt is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing because it is in direct contact with your skin. Therefore, it should be breathable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying. For long hiking trips, it…

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Arcteryx Motus Crew SS Hiking Shirt

Best Hiking Bras of 2021 – 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…

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Smartwool Seamless Racerback Bra

Best Hiking Underwear for Women in 2021

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…

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Ridge Merino Boy Shorts

The Best Hiking Hats for Winter

A hat is one of the most important items of winter hiking clothing because it significantly reduces the body heat loss. Once US Army studies claimed that 40 to 45 % of body heat is lost from the head – and while more recent studies lower this to only 10%, it is still a significant…

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Arcteryx Rho LT Beanie

The Best Hiking Underwear in 2021

Underwear is probably one of the most underrated pieces of hiking apparel. Hikers and mountaineers usually spend a lot of money on other clothing but become penny-pinching when it comes to underwear. However, we don’t think that underwear is something where you should try to save money as it is in direct contact with your…

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Arcteryx Motus SL boxers

The Best Winter Hiking Socks in 2021

Socks are among the most underrated pieces of hiking clothing – hikers often spend a lot of money on sophisticated outer layers, mid-layers etc. but when it comes to socks, they somehow become penny pinching. We, however, think that socks are very important as they are worn directly against the skin on your feet (which…

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Smartwool Medium Hiking Crew