Hiking Lady's Apparel Reviews

In my Hiking Lady Apparel Reviews I put to the test various hiking tops, pants, jackets, sunglasses, hats and more! I know how to beat up gear, and as I go on hiking adventures I test apparel! When stuff is great, I let you know, and when it is bad, I also let you know!

Woolpower Zip Turtleneck 200 Review

In a small town in the Northern part of Sweden, high quality wool garments are made in a factory that has been developing a unique material since 1972. This material is called Ullfrotte Original, which was specially developed in collaboration with the Swedish military. It is wear resistant, has unique wicking properties to absorb moisture, …

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Stetson No Fly Zone Women’s Mesh Hat Review

Stetson No Fly Zone Hat

As many Hiking Lady readers know, for summer time hiking, I love my breathable, lightweight Dorfman Pacific Solarweave Mesh Hat. I have had the chance to test a new hat from Dorfman Pacific, the Stetson No Fly Zone Women’s Mesh Hat. What is special about this hat? The “No Fly Zone” technology! What Is A …

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Outdoor Research Ghost Hat Review

Hiking Lady's Outdoor Research Ghost Hat

As many Hiking Lady readers know, when it rains, I love my Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero. However, if it isn’t raining, I prefer having a breathable hat like my Dorfman Pacific Solarweave Mesh Hat. Until now, I always had to make a crucial decision before each hike or backpacking trip…will it rain? Should I wear …

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Mountain Khakis Women’s Mystic Shirt Review

Hiking Lady wearing the Mountain Khakis Women's Mystic Shirt

I have found my new favorite hiking shirt – the Mountain Khakis Women’s Mystic Shirt! Mountain Khakis is an apparel brand with the mission of being “the best mountain-inspired lifestyle-apparel brand. Period.” That sums it up! They really focus on making their products rugged, yet fashionable. Their line is a mix of lifestyle products and …

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Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket Review

Waterproof zippers on the Patagonia Torrentshell Stretch Jacket

We actually had some rain in Southern California last weekend, so I had the chance to test my new Patagonia Torrentshell Stretch Jacket. The Torrentshell Stretch is similar to the Patagonia Torrentshell jacket, but it is far more technical. As to be expected from a high quality Patagonia rain jacket, the Patagonia Torrentshell Stretch is …

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Coolibar Travel Shirt Gear Review

Trail testing the Coolibar Travel Shirt

Want to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays? This Coolibar shirt does just that, and a whole lot more. The Coolibar Travel shirt has breathable panels, it’s very lightweight, and has sleeves that roll-up to button tabs, making it look feminine and fashionable. What I like most about my Coolibar Travel shirt …

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Eddie Bauer Stormdown 700 Downtek Vest Review

Close-up of the Eddie Bauer Stormdown 700 Downtek Vest

One thing guaranteed with Spring time hiking as well as mountain hikes are unexpected rainstorms. That’s where DownTek comes in. DownTek is a type of down that is treated to retain loft, even in wet conditions. Most of you know or have probably experienced how useless down becomes when wet. While I love my down …

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Freecountry Fawn Fleece

Freecountry Fawn Fleece

Fall is my favorite season, and it is a wonderful time to hike and enjoy the beauty of leaves changing color, shorter days, and more moderate temperatures. It also means wearing more layers. One item that every hiking lady needs to have is a fleece…they are lightweight, can pack down small, and provide loads of …

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Watson’s Base Layers

Watsons

When you’re out hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, or skiing in cooler temperatures, wicking base layers are essential. As discussed in Adventure Apparel: Layering, base layers need to be constructed of synthetic materials or wool in order to wick sweat away. The Canadian company Watson’s has Performance Base layer tops and bottoms, which we’ve been putting to …

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Helly Hansen Ladies Daybreaker Fleece

Helly Hansen Daybreaker Fleece

Helly Hansen is known as a great ski and snowsports brand…they have been designing and developing product in Norway since 1877. They’ve got an affordable midlayer fleece called the Helly Hansen Daybreaker. I’ve been wearing this midlayer on morning trail runs and cool temperature spring hikes, and am enjoying its softness and how lightweight it …

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