You might not think of it, but wearing the right underwear can make a long hiking trip, backpacking trip, safari, trek, or any other adventure much more pleasant. Check out the Pants and Tops pages for more information on baselayers (long-underwear).
Women’s Hiking Underwear Shopping Tips:
Underwear material should be synthetic – not cotton! Hiking underwear should be wicking, meaning that any perspiration is “wicked” away from your skin.
Look for quick dry underwear. If the materials are synthetic, than it will likely dry pretty quickly. However, some are designed to dry super fast, so you can wash them and have them ready to wear in no time.
Odor reducing. Clearly a nice feature to have…some hiking underwear is made of special materials that help reduce odors, which is definitely worthwhile on hiking trips, or even regular travels.