Apparel

The Best Women's Hiking and Backpacking Apparel of 2019

Time to upgrade your trail outfit? Check out this season's best apparel to boost your backcountry comfort.

Marmot Women’s Trail Bender Tights

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Style and durability blend seamlessly in the Trail Benders, which bolster their flattering fit and attractive colors with reinforced nylon fabric at the knees and ankles and quick-wicking, UPF 50 polyester everywhere else. Buy Marmot Women’s Trail Bender Tights / Read the Full Review

Columbia Northern Comfort Midlayer Shirt

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Think of this piece as a techy sweatshirt: It’s fleecy on the inside and fits like an oversized T-shirt, but it’s made of polyester and uses Columbia’s Omni-Wick technology. Buy Columbia Northern Comfort Midlayer Shirt Now / Read the Full Review

Title Nine Grace Long Sleeve Top

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This top is so soft on skin, our tester actually preferred to sleep in it even after long days on the trail. “It’s like a pajama shirt turned technical,” she says. Buy Title Nine Grace Long Sleeve Top Now / Read the Full Review

Conner Hats Bird and Feather Wool Hat

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This hat may look like it’s made for Instagram, but it actually has the tech for multiday backpacking trips. The merino wool adds warmth on cool days, yet also breathes well enough to handle warmer hikes. Buy Conner Hats Bird and Feather Wool Hat Now / Read the Full Review

Kari Traa Sol Bra

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This is not your mother’s sports bra. The Sol’s slim straps look great, but they don’t sacrifice support when it comes to eliminating “trail bounce.” Buy Kari Traa Sol Bra Now / Read the Full Review

Foehn Women’s Brise Jogger

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For pants that you could easily slide into your workday rotation—that’s how good they look—the Brise packs a surprising amount of tech chops. Buy Foehn Women’s Brise Jogger Now / Read the Full Review

Smartwool Women’s Merino Sport 150 Short Sleeve

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Dayhikes, overnights, mountain bike rides, ski tours—if we were sweating, we wanted this breathable top. Buy Smartwool Women’s Merino Sport 150 Short Sleeve / Read the Full Review