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Best Hiking Socks for Summer in 2019

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Kari Traa Rose Top

The Best Merino Wool Base Layers of 2019

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.… Read More »

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Crew Top Merino Base Layer

The Best Hiking Shirts of 2019 – 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… Read More »

Arcteryx Motus Crew SS Hiking Shirt

Best Hiking Bras of 2019 – 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 Hiking Hats for Winter

Hiking in cold weather is no fun unless you have appropriate gear such as warm hiking boots, softshell pants, insulated jacket, gloves and a hat. 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… Read More »

SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Hiking Hat

The Best Hiking Underwear in 2019

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… Read More »

Smartwool Hiking Underwear

The Best Winter Hiking Socks in 2019

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… Read More »

Smartwool Winter Hiking Socks