Factors To Consider When Choosing Hiking Apparel

Choosing the right hiking clothes for your next outdoor adventure means knowing what technical fabrics you need to be looking for – are they moisture-wicking base layers that will help keep you comfortable as the day heats up, or will these rain pants make or break your trip? Thankfully, Stio has you covered with all the right hiking clothes, perfect for hitting the trail in style, comfort, and tech-driven gear. With comfortable fabrics made from organic cotton and merino wool, you can trust that your hiking outfit is built with the tech you need for a day on the trail while still looking like everyday wear when you stop for a beer after you’re done. All that mountain life has to be offered can be lived in our collection of hiking clothes.

The most important part of your hiking kit starts with a good base – your underwear and hiking socks. Since your sports bra, hiking socks, and underwear are the first layer you put on, make sure that they are made of breathable, thermoregulating fabrics that work with your body as it heats up or cools down. Natural materials like merino wool help move moisture away from the skin, helping you to feel comfortable even on the longest of hikes. And since merino wool is naturally antimicrobial, you won’t have to worry about how you smell after stepping off the trail. The best hiking clothes begin with the best first layer.

Once you have your next to skin base taken care of, it is time for you to layer up with the right hiking clothes to keep you comfortable for your day hike and even your most strenuous hikes. Grab a mid-layer and have a great lightweight layer that can be worn for everyday wear or layered up with one of our comfortable base layers on those colder fall hikes. Our long sleeve base layers can be worn alone during the hike and easily transition to the after-mountain experience by throwing on a streetwear-inspired vest. Many of our hiking shirts are made seamless, built to help reduce chaffing from pack straps and provide unbelievable comfort. Trust us when we say we thought of every detail that goes into making our hiking clothes practical, technical, and comfortable.

And while we’re on the topic of colder fall hikes requiring a long sleeve base layer, what exactly does hiking in the spring and fall mean for your hiking clothes? First, you must pack and wear the right hiking clothes, ensuring you’re ready for any unpredictable weather changes. We have base layers that are perfect as a stand-alone layer, or they can be layered up with an ultralight rain jacket, so you can weather any surprise storm in comfort. Our ultralight rain jackets can even be packed down into a pocket, so they are easy to stash in a hiking pack or day pack, giving you the reassurance of being prepared for unpredictable fall and spring storms. Enjoy knowing you’re protected from a rain storm in our waterproof rain jackets and rain pants.

Key Fabric Properties

While fall and spring hikes call for easily packable layers that can be pulled on at a moment’s notice, warm weather hiking calls for hiking gear made to be easily removable and stashable. Our hiking clothes are designed to work with you, keeping you comfortable from the first step all the way to the final mile. Our base layer shirts offer sun protection, super breathability, and moisture-wicking fabrics, perfect for even your most strenuous hike. And if you’re looking for hiking shorts that are tough yet comfy, we have you covered. Thoughtful details like stash pockets, fashionable rivets, and design touches were woven throughout our entire hiking clothes collection means you are beating the heat in technical gear, made to live in the mountains.

We usually think about warm weather conditions when we think of hiking clothes. Being born, raised, and tested in the Tetons, we know hiking gear needs to be offered for all four seasons. Stio provides a full range of hiking clothes made to be breathable yet tough against all the winter elements coming at you. Our jackets and pants have just the right amount of insulation while maintaining movability and the ability to dump heat as you work up a sweat. Our mid layer hiking clothes offer the ability to quickly through on an extra layer for the chilly descent. When you’re looking for hiking clothes for the colder winter months, look to the company that knows how variable your body temperature can get from the hot and sweaty ascent to the chilly descent.

The final, often overlooked part of your hiking clothes setup is finishing everything off with the right accessories. Stio offers a full range of hiking accessories to complete your hiking outfit. We have hats made of cozy materials, perfect for pulling on as you summit your mountain top. Even a buff can offer an amount of protection from the harsh sun and wind on your hike. Then there are our gloves, made with a super cozy liner and durable, waterproof outer shell, great for pulling on when the elements are trying to keep you down. Our accessories are a must-have for your hiking gear kit.

As you get ready to hit the trail, Stio has you covered head to toe with the hiking clothes you need for warm weather, cold weather, day hikes, or thru-hikes. We’ll keep you comfortable on the trail, so you can enjoy all your hike has to offer.

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