What to Wear

What to Wear Hiking-Trekking

Choose clothing made of quick-drying, moisture-wicking fabrics, such as wool or polyester. Avoid cotton, which takes a long time to dry when wet. You can think of clothing as separate systems:

Next-to-skin base layers: Made of wool or polyester, these are most important in cool to cold temperatures.

Hiking layers: These include nylon and/or polyester pants, T-shirt, sun shirt, sun hat.

Insulation: Depending on the weather, you may need a puffy vest or jacket, lightweight fleece pullover, warm hat and gloves.

Rainwear: It’s wise to carry a waterproof jacket no matter the weather forecast. If you’re expecting wet weather, bring the rain pants along, too.