After searching high and low, I’ve finally found some flattering hiking clothes! Some of you may be tired of those super baggy hiking pants and the oversized field shirts. Just because we love the outdoors doesn’t mean we need to dress like guys!
Here are some of my favorites:
|The North Face Women’s Paramount Porter Convertible Pant: These 3-in-1 pants, shorts, and capris, made by North Face, can be on the expensive side, but they’ll last forever! The fit is great because it provides for a nice straight leg look and boot cut bottom. They come in 3 lengths: short, regular, and long. The pockets on the front are stylish (though not that useful), but because the pockets are up front and not on the sides of the thighs, it doesn’t accentuate any excess curves many of us ladies have! They’re made of thick nylon fabric, so if you like to hike near prickly bushes or abrasive rocks, they’re a perfect choice. Plus, they have built in sun protection (UPF 30) and look great when converted to capris!
|The North Face Women’s Horizon Utility Pant: If you like to hike in the summer or in hot conditions, but don’t want bushes scraping at your skin, these pants are great. They’re of a lighter weight nylon than the North Face Paramount Porter pants, and the waist a lower rise. The other difference is that they don’t convert into shorts, but they are convertible into capris. The only drawback is if you do a lot of backpacking, these are hip hugger pants and your pack tends to rest right at the waistband of these pants.
|The North Face Women’s Denali Jacket: A common theme…The North Face makes really flattering, high quality hiking apparel for women! This North Face Denali jacket is a very popular but pricey fleece jacket (a Mid Layer). Not only will it be durable on the trail (or even on the slopes!), it is lightweight, will keep you warm, and last for years. Plus, it looks cute if you need something warm to wear around town.