Women Basics: Hiking


May 18, 2006
Outside Magazine
Womens Hiking Gear

Photograph by Mark Wiens

1. Mammut Blaze Jacket With a trim fit and a long hem, this lightweight proved itself an all-conditions shell thanks to a combo of Gore-Tex PacLite and XCR. $329; www.mammutusa.com

2. Icebreaker Super-Fine GT Track Singlet The essential shirt: It kept us cool in the heat and warm in the cold, and even the most sensitive-skinned said the New Zealand merino wasn't itchy. $85; www.icebreaker.com

3. Isis Strappy Cami We wish we could say this about all our underwear: soft, wicking, stretchy, breathable, and sexy. A built-in shelf bra gives plenty of support. $38; www.isisforwomen.com

4. Salomon smart Windstopper Jacket At 11 ounces, it's light enough for the mildest days, but Windstopper panels out front block a cold breeze. $130; www.salomonsports.com

5. Sporthill Ridge Short Smart details like a soft, hardware-free waistband made these shorts a fave. $40; www.sporthill.com

6. Ground Featherstretch Pant These pants perform like a soft shell, but the double front pockets, zip fly, and low rise make them look and feel like your favorite pair of jeans. $155; www.groundwear.com

7. Patagonia Ready Mix Pants Pack these superlight bottoms, with bonded seams for water resistance, when you think you don't need any at all. $130; www.patagonia.com