Guide to Women’s Outdoor Clothing
Guide to Women’s Outdoor Clothing
What to wear hiking is one of the most common questions we receive regarding our outdoor apparel. If you’ve just gotten started exploring the outdoors, you choose short or simple trails as hiking does not require any special clothing. However, we recommend simply getting out there in your current clothes. Keep a wardrobe of layers handy so that you can add or subtract clothes as the weather changes.
It’s also a smart idea to always bring a lightweight rain jacket when there’s even the slightest chance of rain. If you start hiking in more challenging conditions and terrain, however, your clothing choices can mean the difference between being comfortable and being uncomfortable (and possibly unsafe) – no matter whether it’s hot, cold, or wet.
Quick Tips for What to Wear Hiking
Remember to Dress in Layers:
While deciding what to wear hiking, dress in layers, as this is one of the most significant tips to remember. By layering your hiking clothes, you can easily add or remove clothing as the temperatures change or the hike becomes more strenuous. A moisture-wicking tee should be your closest layer. If it begins to get cold, you can put on layers of warm clothing like a long-sleeved shirt, a windbreaker, or an insulated jacket. It’s a good idea to bring a daypack when you expect to shed or take off layers throughout your hike to carry extra clothes easily.
Choose Quick-Dry Over-all’s:
It is ideal to wear hiking clothes made of moisture-wicking materials that will dry quickly. Hiking with cotton clothes is not a good idea since it doesn’t dry quickly and can make you feel cold when they are wet. The best materials are synthetic materials (preferably made from recycled materials), which wick away moisture and are breathable.
Best Hiking Clothes
Heat Resistant Tees or Over all’s:
A breathable, moisture-wicking tee is the perfect shirt for hiking. Sweat Resistant Yoga sets from La Rouge have proven to be a favorite among hikers and other everyday wearers alike. It’s a well-fitting, flattering top that provides 50+ UPF sun protection, and it won’t hold onto sweat or odor as you move around. If overalls aren’t your thing, don’t worry because fortunately for you, La Rouge offers separates too. Browse through Women’s outdoor gear on our website. We recommend checking out our black high waist gym leggings and pairing them with a sweat-resistant bra. These would be the first layers, and you could add more layers afterward according to weather conditions.
Wearing a full-sleeved top is also an option. The trend in hiking clothing has been to choose long sleeves and sweat-resistant tops that stick to the body, allowing hikers to layer up while preventing sweat from ruining their clothes. Long-sleeved tops protect your skin from the sun, especially when hiking at altitude because the tops have long sleeves, they are guaranteed to breathe well and not leave you feeling too sweaty.
It’s okay to wear a tank top if that’s more your style! You may notice some rubbing on your shoulders if you wear a tank top when hiking with a daypack. Explore La Rouge’s budget-friendly women’s outdoor fashion for tank tops that are designed for hiking if you’re looking for a tank that’s built for the outdoor. Stretch fabric allows our tank tops to move with you, and as you sweat, the fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly, ensuring you are not disturbed while hiking.
Warm Long Sleeves Tops:
Keeping warm in changing weather conditions requires layering. A mid-weight base layer comes in handy if the weather turns bad or you are out longer than you expected it to be. La Rouge’s base layer for hiking is one of the most popular mid-weight choices among hiking enthusiasts.
You can choose from overalls or matching sets being offered at our websites. They are perfect for hiking and backpacking as they are warm yet breathe well. The bra and pants take only a little bit of space which makes it possible to bring them with you anywhere and everywhere. Alternatively, you can wear them in bed while camping! On the other hand, wool is a convenient layering material for some women. A merino wool windbreaker is one option. It provides warmth as well as softness. They might be a bit pricey, but they are more durable and can provide a layer than any other item you might own. And let’s not forget that you can also wear them for winter sports!
Remember to take your hiking essentials, such as a daypack to carry your lunch, your camera, extra layers, and a daypack. As long as you don’t need to bring a lot of extras and want to keep as light as possible, but have plenty of space to store snacks, water, and layers.