Your Guide To Fashionable Hiking Gear
Cute hiking finds take the lead this season. Because who says you can’t add a little style to your happy trails?
Fashionable Hiking Gear
Welded seams combine with a drawstring waistline and snap closure cuffs to provide a completely waterproof design with zero tent-like vibes. Alongside expected neutral tones, the fact that there’s a rainbow of optimistic colours to choose from doesn’t hurt either. Why not explore new territory with fashionable hiking gear in vibrant yellow, pale blue or hot pink.
Hunter Original Vinyl Smock, $295 at ca.hunterboots.com.
A sports bra featuring lemony yellow space-dye fabric with sexy black straps delivers a spot-on balance of bright and basic tones. But the size range of this moisture-wicking essential is what’s truly out of this world – the line fits anyone from size XS to 2X.
Hyba Multi-Strap Low-Impact Sports Bra, $35 at hyba.ca.
What a Cinch
Look good, feel good, do good – yup, there’s a lot of demands put on perfect hiking pants. These joggers make the cut by starting with a relaxed-yet-tapered fit that includes pockets in front and back, moving on to a moisture-wicking and ultra-lightweight fabric before sealing the deal with sun protection of UPF 50+.
Lolë Olivie Pants, $110 at lolewomen.com.
A few minutes in your trek and one thing becomes clear: A base layer can make or break your hiking experience. Designed to transport moisture away from the body while neutralizing odours, this fast-drying tank also offers a built-in shelf bra. The luxurious silky feel makes it even more likeable, too.
Uniqlo AIRism Tank Top, $30 at uniqlo.com.
From snacks to water and must-pack layers, a few things that come in handy on the trail beyond a great sense of direction. This compact, water-resistant backpack keeps everything comfortably within reach, thanks to the handy outer compartments.
MEC Trail 24 Daypack, $45 at mec.ca.
Balmy one minute and blustering the next, spring days bring out the best of Mother Nature’s unpredictable temper. But our fashionable hiking gear has you covered. This lightweight down vest with built-in windproof and water-protecting benefits can help you stay toasty, dry and one step ahead.
Parajumpers Angela Vest, $375 at parajumpers.it.
Finally, you can have the pretty without sacrificing the power with this fashionable hiking gear piece. Structured around a sturdy multi-directional lug sole on the outside (for traction), with odor control and generous heel and ankle support on the inside, these eye-catching knit texture boots will keep pace, and stay dry, wherever you roam.
KEEN Terradora Waterproof Boots, $175 at keenfootwear.com.
Since the hills aren’t likely to be alive with easy-access drinking water, it pays to be prepared. Boasting double-wall insulation to keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours and a scratch-resistant, textured finish with easy-to-grip top handle, this striking water bottle provides instant ROI.
Hydro Flask 946ml Wide Mouth SS bottle, $48 at mec.ca.
Zip It Up
It’s easy to customize your comfort level on the trail when smart design details tag along. Worn fully closed, the standup collar and thumb holes keep the chill out. And when you’re ready to cool down the mesh back panel works in tandem with the extended length zipper to usher in a welcome breeze.
New Balance Impact Half Zip, $95 at newbalance.ca.
Well, this is cool! From the heritage brand that knows it’s way around a hat comes an innovative perk: A cooling insert concealed in an inner pocket on the top allows for water to slowly evaporate and create a cooling effect where’s it needed most.
Tilly Hiker’s Hat, $110 at tilley.com.
The sneaker-like façade of these all-terrain shoes won’t let you down when the going gets tough. Behold the speed-lace system, waterproof construction and cushioned midsole atop of durable rubber sole that’ll get you where you want to go, and back again.
Ecco Biom Venture GTX Shoes, $250, ecco.com.