The best hiking clothes for women are breathable, lightweight, and quick-drying, so you can move your body and enjoy the journey.
I love spending time in nature, and hiking is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the view. Wondering what to wear hiking as a woman?
Here’s the ultimate gear guide for women to help you prepare for your next adventure.
Best Hiking Clothes for Women
Footwear: Hiking Shoes, Boots + Sandals
Whether you’re going on a short day hike or a longer trekking adventure, you’ll need a decent pair of shoes. Make sure you break them in, so you’re comfortable during your walk. I prefer hiking boots over shoes because of the ankle support.
Choose breathable fabrics that are quick drying. Even on warmer days, I like hiking in pants. It’s an excellent way to protect your legs from insect bites or sunburns. Wear layers so you can add a layer if you get cold.
- Hiking Tops – Stay cool in hot weather with Patagonia’s Capilene collection.
- Hiking Pants
- Hiking Shorts
- Yoga Pants
- Rain Pants – Stay warm and dry in all-weather rain pants.
- Base Layer Top – The Capilene Air Crew Top wicks moisture.
- Base Layer Bottoms
- Sports Bras
- Merino Wool Hiking Socks
For jackets, choose a lightweight, warm style that doesn’t take up much space in your backpack when you’re not using it.
Patagonia’s Nano Puff Insulated jacket is my go-to jacket for cold-weather adventures. It folds into the pocket, making it perfect for travel.
The weather can change quickly; a light windbreaker is a great option to bring with you.
Hiking Essentials + Must-Haves
What is the best outfit you like to wear when hiking? Share it in the comments!