Hikers love the great outdoors. Since they traverse long distances on foot, often at insane elevation, hiking clothes need to maintain a balance between breathability and protection from cold temperatures as well as other aspects of nature.

Hiking apparel/clothing should be chosen carefully. Cotton-based shirts should be avoided as they absorb water which means your sweat will become a factor as you gain elevation. Instead, go for fabrics like polyester and nylon. Pants should be sturdy but flexible. Brimmed hats are ideal for sun protection.