Tag Archives: Hiking Pants

Selecting the Best Hiking Clothes

If you’re gearing up to head out on a hike, you certainly want to make sure you have all the right equipment, such as the proper backpack, maps, and other gear—but if you don’t also wear the right clothes, your trip will quickly become an uncomfortable experience. Wearing the right hiking clothes means knowing the […]

How to Prevent Chafing While Hiking

Take clothing with seams, add body parts, a shoulder harness and hipbelt attached to a heavy pack, heat, humidity, and what do you have? The ideal recipe for chafing. This irritating red rash caused from rubbing can turn a pleasant hike into a miserable one. Chafing is simply damage to the skin caused by excessive […]

The Ultimate Dayhiking Checklist

Dayhiking is one of the simplest and most liberating ways to immerse yourself in nature: You can rack up wilderness solitude, views, and exercise without carrying a heavy pack or planning for an overnight. But while many hikers bring nothing more than a water bottle, boots, and snacks, it’s best to come prepared for any […]

What to Wear For Your First Dayhike

Hitting the trail for the first time? Time for a ‘fit check. Fashion might not be very important while hiking, but what you wear can make the difference between a fun time and a miserable one. However, that doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for your first hike—in fact, […]

The Ultimate Backpacking Checklist

A backpacking trip can be the experience of a lifetime—as long as you’re properly equipped. Using a backpacking checklist is the best way to take stock of your kit before heading out. Our handy list covers the essentials for anything from an overnight to a week out in the wilderness. This list is meant for […]

7 Tips for Packing All the Right Clothing for Your First Backpacking Trip

It takes a lot to prep before heading out on your first overnight backpacking trip. We’ve broken down what gear you’ll need overall and how to pack food so you don’t go hungry in the wilderness. But with so many activewear and hiking apparel options out there, it can be hard to figure out what clothing is really essential. You’ve got […]

Selecting the Best Hiking Clothes

If you’re gearing up to head out on a hike, you certainly want to make sure you have all the right equipment, such as the proper backpack, maps, and other gear—but if you don’t also wear the right clothes, your trip will quickly become an uncomfortable experience. Wearing the right hiking clothes means knowing the […]

HIKING ESSENTIALS – WHAT TO WEAR WHEN HIKING

In the previous two installments of our “Hiking Essentials” series, we discussed what to bring with you on a day hike, along with tips for staying safe on the trail. In this third installment, we’re going to talk about what to wear on a hike. Below, I discuss what to wear when hiking, along with some tips based on […]

How To Mentally Prepare For a Thru-Hike: Tips, Tricks and Advice

To mentally prepare for a thru-hike is no small feat. A thru hike is an end-to-end affair over a very (very, very, very) long distance, and it normally takes months to complete such a thing. In the United States there are three famous monsters, collectively known as the Triple Crown to the legends that have […]

What Pants Should I Wear for Winter Hiking?

While you’re considering what pants you should wear for winter hiking, you need to remember the three things that all of your winter hiking gear should offer. Those three things are keeping you warm, dry, and on-the-go. While it might seem easy to assess what you should use for base layers and waterproof shells, figuring out […]