If you want to enjoy nature while practicing a physical activity adapted to all, hiking is a discipline that you will surely enjoy. In fact, nearly 35% of French people between the ages of 15 and 70 say they hike at least once a year. This represents about 16 million French hikers who walk the coastal and mountain trails.

Always respect the three-layer rule.

In fact, to be sure you are comfortable in the clothes you wear during a hiking trip, it is essential to respect the three-layer rule.
To know:

  • Choose a garment with a base layer made of synthetic material that will offer you a better evacuation of perspiration while allowing you to always stay dry. Depending on the season, choose clothing with long or short sleeves.
  • Choose a garment with a good protective layer with waterproof, windproof and breathable properties to protect you in case of bad weather or injuries. Gore-Tex products will allow you to combine these three criteria.
  • Choose a garment with a layer of insulation to keep your body warm while protecting you from the cold, while continuing to wick away the moisture produced during exercise.


"In winter, you can choose a base layer made of merino wool. Indeed, this material has good technical qualities and brings an extra warmth for more comfort. However, in summer, it seems preferable to opt for light materials. Choose a T-shirt made of synthetic material. This will dry more easily and will often be lighter and more breathable.
And don't forget, if you're going out for several days, choose fabrics such as wool because its antibacterial properties make it possible to avoid odors. "

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How to choose your hiking jacket?

It is essential to choose the right hiking jacket to make sure you are 100% comfortable in your clothes.

First, it is very important to choose a breathable jacket. The Gore-Tex membrane has the reputation of being unbeatable in this field. Indeed, the fabric is developed in such a way that the pores are small enough to prevent moisture from entering the jacket, while being large enough to allow a good evacuation of perspiration.

Next, it is necessary to find out how well the jacket protects against rain and moisture. This value is expressed in Schmerber. The higher the index, the more the waterproof jacket will be able to withstand the weather. When the index is 2000 mm, it means that the protection is suitable for an outing in fog or on a wet day. At the extreme, a 30,000mm rating indicates protection that is perfectly suited to the most extreme situations.

For hiking in dry weather, a water-repellent softshell jacket will do just fine.

Of course, it's never easy to have just one jacket to be protected and comfortable no matter what the weather or season. Fortunately, there are 3-in-1 jackets, composed of a removable down jacket, ventilation zips and/or mesh pockets that can be added or removed as needed.

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How to choose your hiking pants?

To stay comfortable when the effort is more intense, the weather is not forgiving and the terrain is hilly. To make sure you have the right outfit for all of these conditions, it is essential to know the following four criteria:

  • Be certain that the hiking pants are comfortable for you and will allow you to wear them for long miles of walking. Above all, never underestimate the importance of comfort. Indeed, if you feel comfortable in your hiking pants, you will have much less difficulty feeling free to move around on the ground or in the mountains. Even the presence of a seam or lining should not bother you in any way.
  • Make sure that the pants are strong enough to withstand the passage of brambles or rubbing against rocks and branches. To be sure that the bottom of the pants is robust it is necessary to linger a little moment on the seams because it will be the most regularly solicited part.
  • It is also necessary to pay attention to the breathability of the pants. That is to say that it must allow the evacuation of perspiration. With an intense practice you will inevitably sweat and it would be better to use a garment in synthetic fibers. This material has the advantage to dry quickly and to be of an excellent quality in case of strong heat or rain.
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Choosing a waterproof pant is a must if you want to go out in harsh conditions. The Gore-Tex membrane will ensure excellent wicking of sweat, without letting outside moisture get inside the pants.

How to choose a hiking shirt?

The hiking shirt is the first layer of clothing in contact with your skin. It must therefore be comfortable and light enough to be one with your skin.

Choose your T-shirt according to the intensity of your effort:

  • Light intensity: It is preferable to choose natural materials. T-shirts made of these materials are often lighter and dry faster. For sunny days with moderate temperatures, you can opt for a shirt that will protect you from the sun and wind from the shoulders to the wrists.
  • Moderate intensity: You can choose a shirt made of synthetic materials because this type of fabric is more breathable and dries quickly.
  • High intensity: Choose wool fabrics because they are naturally anti-bacterial and therefore anti-odour. This material is perfect if you want to leave for several days without any means to wash your clothes.
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