Things To Keep in Mind While Buying Hot Weather Hiking Clothes
Planned a hike. No, really!
With the weather warming up and the skies clearing out, nature is signaling the adventure souls to head for a hiking getaway. So get ready for some blood pumping and adrenaline rush!
But to enjoy this season of fresh air, you need to do more than just finding a trail and taking a stroll. And that is buying the perfect hot weather hiking clothes.
For those new to the world of hiking, we have penned a comprehensive guide incorporating all the factors you need to keep in mind while buying hot weather best hiking clothes in UAE.
Let's get started!
Here's a quick sneak peek into factors which you should be very particular while buying hiking clothes for hot weather:
Gauge the weather
Yes, we are talking about choosing the clothes for hiking in hot weather, yet keeping a check over the weather is critical. It is often said, "mountains have the ability to make their own weather".
You can observe sudden monsoon downpours when it gets much hotter than usual. Thus, you never know what mountains can trigger, therefore always head for hiking after gauging the weather. However, along with your hot weather clothes, keep some winter extras as well, but don't overload.
Pick the right fabric
First things first! While buying hot weather clothes, you must go for light, loose, and breathable materials. Nylon and polyester adhere to these features. Besides being highly comfortable, these materials are very durable and dries quickly, essential when you're sweating uphill.
Covering yourself properly is vital for protection against heat while hiking. It may seem a bit counterintuitive for many who think that vests or short-sleeved t-shirts are the best picks for hot weather hiking clothes. However, it's a fact that added coverage provided by long-sleeved t-shirts and pants can adequately protect against scorching temperatures and the sun's UV rays.
Wear a hat
Do invest in a quality sunhat while planning your hiking expedition to warmer regions. It won't be an exaggeration if we say that a hat is worth its weight in gold on sunny days. As it acts as a protection for your face, ears, neck, and dome, you can effectively save yourself from heat burn. The best sun hats for hiking are those with a wide and 360-degree brim. Select wisely!
Did you know?
With every 1000-foot gain in altitude, exposure to the sun's UV rays increases by 4%.
This brings us to your hiking essential to a hot region. Said that you need to be very cautious about keeping sunglasses while packing for a hiking getaway. It often happens that while deciding our hiking wear for hot weather, we tend to forget that eyecare is as vital as healthcare and skincare.
So, wherever you happen to be while hiking, don't forget to protect your eyes.
Pick clothes that offer ventilation
Ventilation is the key factor to go for while buying hot weather hiking clothes. Clothes that are lightweight and loose-fit are worthy hiking wear picks. They allow your body to breathe and help in effective temperature regulation.
We would suggest you to go for nylons and polyesters in case you want quality ventilation. Additionally zippers in the armpit, thigh or elsewhere, are a way to ensure circulation around your body.
Talking about footwear, picking a low-cut shoe over a boot is a wise choice, but it all depends on the kind of terrain you're hiking to.
Opt for light colors
Dark colors are excellent absorbers of sunlight. So, choosing light colors while hiking to hotter regions will help you remain cool as they reflect the sun's rays. Having a handful of shorts, shirts, and pants in tan, white, or khaki would be an informed choice.
Wear UPF-rated clothing
The UPF rating system is a measurement for clothes that determines the amount of UV radiation that can pass through fabrics. For example, clothes having a UPF rating of 30+ tend to block about 96% of UV radiation. Whereas a garment with the UPF rating of 50+ effectively blocks 99% of radiation.
However, if you come across any garment that doesn't have a UPF rating, keep this simple thing in mind that synthetics like nylon and polyester offer more sun protection than natural fibers.
Top picks for summer hiking wear
Now that you are familiar with how to choose the hiking clothes for hot weather, we have picked our masterpieces that you may invest in.
Have a look at our top picks for you:
XTM Women’s Merino Ladies Top,a comfy pick for women providing full coverage along with perfect breathability. Made from 100% fine Australian Merino Wool that acts as a thermo-regulator. You could rely on this top for keeping you cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather.
- Odour repellent
- Extremely breathable
- Silky smooth and non-itch.
- Raglan sleeve for extra comfort
- High durability
- Interlock knit
- Thumb gussets
- Flatlock seams
- UPF 50+
Perfect for a backpack, these woman's hiking pants can be rolled up to fit inside its own pocket. If you expect to encounter rainy weather, these pants are for your rescue from getting wet. Made from a nylon ripstop HyVent DT fabric, these pants are lightweight and breathable.
- Waterproof pants with mesh lining for breathable protection
- Breathable and seam-sealed
- Elasticized waist
- Two hand pockets
- Ankle zipper gusset
- Velcro adjustable ankle tabs
We picked this seam-sealed constructed waterproof jacket for best womens jackets by Columbia. Incorporated with soft mesh lining, this jacket is incredibly waterproof and breathable. In addition, the adjustable storm hood and hem make it a worthy pick in terms of providing extra coverage.
- Omni-Tech waterproof
- Breathable, fully seam-sealed
- Attached, adjustable storm hood
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- Zippered hand pockets
- Highly durable
Featuring zoned thermal-reflective technology, Columbia Men’s top is what you need for summers and winters. It is a versatile midweight fabric built that offers breathability and durability.
- Omni-heat thermal reflective
- Active fit
- Ergonomic seaming
- Antimicrobial treatment protecting from bacteria growth
Another master pick for men Columbia Men’s Convertible Pants known for being the ultimate versatile outdoor wear. Just with one single zip, you can effortlessly go from pants to shorts in no time. Made of nylon, these pants keep you cool and dry with the advanced wicking fabric. Plenty of pockets is its additional advantage.
- Omni-shade UPF 50 sun protection
- Gusset detail
- Pockets with hook and loop closure
- Zip-closed security pocket
- Mesh pocket bags
- Partial elastic at waist
As mentioned earlier, mountains often trigger sudden rains, thus having a rain jacket in hot weather is essential. And this creation by Tnf Rain Jacket is a perfect pick to remain dry during a downpour.
- Breathable mesh lining
- Adjustable hood
- Relaxed Fit
- Seam-sealed DryVenT 2L shell with mesh liner
- 100% windproof fabric
We hope this comprehensive guide will help you buy the best hiking equipments in UAE for this summer season. For more variety and options in hiking wear, connect with Adventure HQ.
This sun hat features built-in UPF 50, an ultra-sweat-wicking headband, and a mesh vent panel for days outdoors.
- Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you from the sun’s harmful rays
- Omni-Wick sweatband and mesh venting actively breathe and pull moisture away from your skin to keep you cool
- Adjustable drawcord and toggle at back
- 3" brim
- Uses: Travel
These water-shedding, softshell gloves with a touchscreen-compatible finger are a perfect medium layer when the weather is too cold for bare hands.
- Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
- Touch screen compatible finger tip
- Elastic at wrist
Versatile 3-in-one ski gloves designed for a comfortable fit and all-weather performance with a waterproof-breathable outer glove and a removable 250g fleece liner you can wear separately or together for maximum warmth. Also featuring a removable safety leash, stash pocket for heat packs, nose wipe, and an extended, adjustable gauntlet to help keep snow out.
- Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective
- Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable
- 3-Point precurve™
- Removable fleece liner
- Long gauntlet
- Removable safety leash
- One hand shock cord hem adjustment
- Nose wipe on finger
- Heater pocket
XTM Merino Gloves - Black | Superior Warmth Even When Wet | Odour Resistant | Non Itch | 100% Australian MerinoAED 99
Unisex Fit Being constructed from 100% Australian merino 230gram they are temperature regulating, stay warm even when wet, odour resistant, non itc...View full details