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    Jun 24, 2020

    23 Pieces Of Clothing That Are Perfect For Hiking And Camping

    For anyone who believes every garment should be "moisture-wicking."

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A crisscross back sports bra that's comfortable enough to relax in at camp but supportive enough to get you through long day hikes — not to mention it looks darn cute doing both.

    Culturefit

    Promising review: "The quality is fantastic. It’s well-made and stays in place through workouts. Not at all sheer with removal padding and still very supportive on a girl with a DDD bust. The crisscross in the back puts in work. I would definitely buy again especially after the excellent experience I had with customer service when doing an exchange." —Victoria E.

    Get it from Culturefit for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XL). It also has matching leggings or capris — take a look!

    2. A pair of trail-ready shorts, because everyone needs go-to pair of lightweight, stretchy shorts for all of their summer journeys.

    model in army green knee-length shorts with side pockets
    REI

    Promising review: "I have had trouble finding a hiking short that met all my needs and these are great. Many were either too long or too short but these, for me, are just the right length. They are comfortable, have useful pockets, don't ride up, are lightweight and cool." —Deb03

    Get them from REI: $49.94 for sizes 2–16 (available in three colors) and $49.94 for sizes 18–22.

    3. Lightweight, water-resistant pants or capris that are equally suited for staying comfy on the ride to your adventure, hiking, and hitting the water to go kayaking.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for hiking or kayaking or just about anything! Dries fast and I stay cool while hiking — pockets are the right size!" —Laura A DeRose

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL in 11 colors and styles).

    4. A Patagonia jumpsuit made entirely out of running shorts material so you can have that cool, breezy feel all over. Functional *and* adorable.

    REI

    Promising review: "This is the perfect romper to wear out hiking or go out to dinner. I wore this for a weekend camping trip recently and even in the sun stayed cool. The fabric feels amazing and is so light and breathable. I am going to be buying in the other colors ASAP. It's the perfect relaxed fit." —Lindz

    Get it from REI for $119 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    5. Bold, bright leggings so you'll never be out of sight from the pals you're hiking with — they'll just see a lovely pink glow from afar and be like oop, there's our friend!

    RochellePorterDesign

    Get them from RochellePorterDesign on Etsy: $67 for sizes XS–XL and $69+ for sizes 2XL–6XL.

    6. Waterproof shorts to seamlessly transition from hiking to swimming — trip to the top of a waterfall, anyone?

    model in navy knee-length shorts with an elastic, adjustable waist
    Amazon

    Promising review: "They're swim trunks. They're hiking shorts. They're casual shorts. They're just plain good." —Winterbear

    Get them from Amazon for $22.18+ (available in men's sizes S–6X, two inseam lengths, and 12 colors).

    7. A tank top with a mesh V-back so your back can finally get a little breeze and stay nice and dry.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve worn this for yoga and hiking and I feel comfortable and stylish at the same time!" —KAT

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 19 colors).

    8. Patagonia Happy Hike pants whose versatility and little details make them perfect for their job. They feature adjustable elastic waistband, elastic cuffs, hand warmer pockets, and a water-repellent finish — basically everything you could ever dream.

    REI

    Promising review: "My only complaint is there aren’t more colors. I could live in these pants. Look nice enough to wear to work but comfortable enough to hike, play with the kiddos, or work out in. New favorite pant/capri." —MKJM

    Get them from REI for $79 (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors).

    9. A zip-up rain jacket to bring along just in case you face some inclement weather. You know what they say — when it rains it pours!

    REI

    Promising review: "This jacket was incredible. I wore it while hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. It poured rain/sleeted/snowed for two of our hiking days. This jacket (and I bought the matching pants) kept me mainly dry. My under layer shirt got a bit wet on the snowy day, but that may have been how my pack was sitting on the rain jacket. In addition, the jacket gave me a bit of extra warmth when it was really windy. I loved how the hood came over the top of my head completely to keep the rain/snow out of my face. I would highly recommend this jacket, especially for the price." —Kelly

    Get it from REI: $44.83+ for sizes XS–XL (available in eight colors) and $44.83+ for sizes 2X–3X (available in nine colors).

    10. An Under Armour T-shirt that wicks and dries sweat mega-fast so you can stop getting annoyed by your wet shirt and focus on the beauty of nature.

    model in grey tee with small under armour symbol
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These UA performance T-shirts have become my favorite go to for workouts, running, hiking and pretty much any outdoor activity for Texas summers. No chafing, comfortable and like the colors." —J.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.19+ (available in men's sizes S–5X, including tall sizes, and 43 colors).

    11. An active bralette with a thick bottom band, moisture-wicking material, and an antimicrobial treatment that'll work together to keep you secure and fresh while you set up your campsite.

    tan bralette with triangle cups and thin straps
    REI

    Promising review: "Not only do I find this bra super comfortable, but I don't have to worry about the straps falling off my shoulders. I also find it very versatile in that I can wear it while being active like running/hiking or just wearing with a casual top." —BigBend73

    Get it from REI for $16.83+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    12. A Columbia fleece jacket, because it may be summer, but if you're hiking or camping in the mountains, boy oh boy can it get chilly in the mornings and evenings.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this jacket for camping, it let me tell you it has been the best jacket ever! I like the color, the material, how nicely fits me! Great buy!" —Tatiana Vega

    Get it from Amazon for $24.29+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 17 colors).

    13. A breathable thong made of a breathable mesh to keep your nether regions nice and sweat-free as you climb every mountain in sight.

    grey and black mesh thong
    REI

    Promising review: "These are the best undies I’ve ever owned. They don’t move at all! I wear them biking, hiking, yoga, etc. and haven’t had an issue with unwanted movement. Highly recommend this product." —Skp14_85

    Get it from REI for $10.83 (available in sizes 1X–3X and three colors).

    14. Convertible pants that will zip down to shorts whenever your calves just gotta get some air. These year-round pants also have tons of pockets so you can have snacks and tools always at the ready.

    REI

    Promising review: "I bought these pants to replace an identical pair I bought last year. They are the perfect back country pants for me and I have designated each pocket to carry something specific such as my phone and sunglasses. They are very comfortable in hill scrambling which we do a lot." —Anonymous

    Get them from REI for $99 (available in men's sizes 30X28–40X34 and three colors).

    15. An anti-microbial tee so you can wear the same outfit for days without getting too serious a case of The Funk. Maybe not necessary for day hikes, but for backpackers and multi-day trippers, a great investment.

    model in greyish blue round-neck tee
    REI

    Promising review: "I bought two of these T-shirts to go on a thru hike. They make a great base layer, wick the sweat away, dry quickly and wear very well. The fit is not tight and not loose, just right." —tshirt

    Get it from REI: $14.93+ for sizes XS–XL (available in five colors) and $14.93+ for sizes 2X–3X (available in three colors).

    16. A Patagonia quarter-zip fleece — a classic, comfortable garment that'll keep you warm without being too bulky.

    model in black long sleeve quarter-sip fleece
    REI

    Promising review: "This jacket rocks! Perfect layering half-zip for climbing. Fabric moved very well with me thanks to thumb loops inside sleeves. Kept me nice and warm throughout the day despite cool temps and moderate wind." —Lucky13

    Get it from REI for $119 (available in men's sizes S–XL and three colors).

    17. A pair of active undies with moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties that will ensure you can stay comfortable and fresh, even on your longest, sweatiest trips.

    lavender full-coverage undies
    REI

    Promising review: "These undies are both moisture-wicking and stay put while hiking. They also don't have a line, which is hard to come by for those like me with a very round bottom." —RitaH

    Get it from REI for $16.95 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    18. A sun protection shirt that's super lightweight, moisture-wicking, and has a UPF 50+ rating, meaning the fabric blocks the sun's harmful UV rays.

    model in green long-sleeve shirt that says "baleaf" in small letters
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this shirt! I bought it for a camping trip and wore it for several days straight. Went swimming, hiking, and did other outdoor stuff. Better than sunblock!" —Gary

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in men's sizes S–3X and 21 colors and styles).

    19. Smartwool Merino 250 base layer bottoms whose titular smart wool will help to regulate your body temperature simultaneously keeping you warm and letting your skin breathe. I have these and love them!

    REI

    These pants are amazing for layering under hiking (or regular) pants for winter adventures or sleeping in during regular chilly camping nights no matter the season. I have also been known to wear these under long dresses when it gets cold in the city so I can continue to wear fall clothes and feel cute WELL into the winter, lol.

    Promising review: "I work in the woods and it is hard to find good quality work wear, especially for tall women. These base layer bottoms are long enough, are fitted really well, and are light enough to fit under regular pants comfortably. The colors are lovely, and I am buying my second pair based on how happy I am with the first pair." —Tete

    Get them from REI for $100 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    20. And a Smartwool Merino 250 base layer top to match! Wouldn't want your torso to get jealous of all that warmth your bottom half is treated to.

    REI

    I also have this! Ditto to my glowing review of the pants above.

    Promising review: "Perfect fit, aesthetically pleasing. Soft and comfortable. Doesn't itch. Soaks up sweat on hard hikes but washes out so no sweat stains leftover! Would absolutely purchase again and recommend." —Schisticlees

    Get it from REI for $69.93 (originally $100, available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    21. An Outdoor Voices exercise dress with built-in shorts that let you move freely and stay covered while running, hiking or — if you're me — fake mooning your friends on the trail.

    Rachel Dunkwl / Via BuzzFeed, Outdoor Voices

    ^Yes, I know there's a beam of light on my butt, leave me alone!!!!!! I wore the exercise dress on a camping trip and absolutely loved it. It's tight enough that you feel agile but not SO tight that it's restricting. It was great for hiking, too! I even scaled some big ol' rocks and exposed mountain faces, and it fared really well. Despite me literally sliding down a giant rock on my butt, the dress never got caught, ripped, or showed wear. It's a trouper.

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $100 (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors).

    22. High-waisted yoga pants with deep side pockets so you have both maximum flexibility *and* maximum cargo load. What if you need to climb up a big ol' rock with everything you own?!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wore these for about 30 hours straight on a camping trip. They are AWESOME! Super comfortable and warm. Those pockets they came in handy quite a few times. Most of the time the dirt and general outdoor-ness brushed right off the pants. I will be getting another pair and will be recommending to anyone I can think of." —Jamie

    Get them from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 51 colors and styles).

    23. Columbia active pants for anyone who wants the trail to be a little more business casual. These may look like ordinary pants, but they're lightweight, stretchy, and great for outdoor activity.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Phenomenal pants. Lightweight but still hold up through thick woods and thorny brush. They will rip, but I was snagged on barbed wire bad when they did. I am am archaeologist and we survey through some seriously crappy woods and just horrible general conditions a lot of the time. They held up for two full seasons before needing to be retired." —rue

    Get them from Amazon for $15.06+ (available in men's sizes 30X30–54X34 and four colors.

    Have fun enjoying the great outdoors, everyone!

    Nickelodeon

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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