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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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 synthetics like nylon and polyester offer more sun protection than natural fibers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.