One question about how to dress for hiking is what went through the minds of each of us, who decided (or intended) to embark on this adventure.
Hikers say there is no such thing as bad weather to walk in if the closet is adequate. That’s why we explain tips for proper training to make walking uncomfortable.
How to dress for walks?
Cotton it holds water, so when we sweat when walking, we may feel cold. This is why we run the risk of getting cold.
Polyester, nylon or merino wool they remove sweat from the skin and dry quickly. Therefore, these materials are perfect, especially when choosing underwear, socks, “underpants” or underwear.
Mountain pants made of special waterproof material, they are ideal for hiking. On the other hand, avoid leggings because they are too thin.
They jacket in question, in addition to the recommended polyester, try “inflated” waterproof jackets.
Raincoat It’s the perfect opportunity to walk in the warmer months. Rain will prevent it from getting into your clothes and wind, and you won’t get overheated.
A hat for the summer months, which is a hat for colder weather, part of the mountaineering equipment is mandatory. Also, don’t forget sunglasses.
Mountain shoes it should be comfortable and stable (so as not to feel any stones under the feet), and it should also be warm and waterproof to the feet.
Underwear: Be it boxing, panties or anything else, avoid cotton underwear for walks. When it comes to bras, choose the sport that will be most comfortable for you. Also, in the colder months, you can wear “underpants”. They come in different material densities, and it’s up to you which thickness to choose (depending on the weather). Of course, thicker socks or long socks are also possible.
Gloves: Choose materials that are warm and waterproof (polyester, wool or leather).
Also read… Reasons for hiking to be an ideal physical activity
Tips for the mountain
Before you go for a walk, consider these factors when dressing
- Layered clothing is mandatory. Also, always wear a pair of oversized socks, some t-shirts and a sweatshirt.
- Plan clothes according to weather conditions. Especially if you do multi-day hikes.
- The most important thing is the function of the clothes, not the style. For starters, clothes and shoes should be comfortable.
- Invest in good, quality and comfortable clothes. That is the key.
Selection of materials
- Wool, especially merino wool, is not so rough and your skin will not itch. In return, you will be warm and will be able to breathe under your skin.
- Polyester is cheaper than wool, and this synthetic material dries easily.
- On the other hand, avoid silk t-shirts, because they won’t overheat you. Moreover, this material is not so resistant to unpleasant odors.
- As we stated earlier, avoid cotton. This material dries slowly, and you run the risk of hypothermia because it will not protect you from the cold.
Additional tip: do not forget the cream with a protective factor, winter or summer. Also, take the insects with you to scare them away.
And finally: enjoy the ride!
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