What to Wear on a Hike: 5 Must-Have Styles

 Our buyer's picks for hiking

Hiking gear is not all flannel and cargo pants. Our very own Merchandising Manager, Lauren Blanda, shared her picks for key fall hiking styles with Boston Magazine. Layer on these styles to stay warm and dry on the trail, and on the city sidewalks.

From Head to Toe, 5 Must-Have Hiking Styles

1. Lightweight Wool Crew Socks

This is not the itchy wool of your past. Today wool fibers are brushed soft, making this breathable and naturally odor-resistant fabric perfect for your feet. Look for Smartwool socks at any City Sports near you.

Hiking Sock

2. E-Tip Gloves

Keep your finger warm and ready to Instagram with these e-tip gloves from The North Face. Off the trail, they’re great for commuting too!

Gloves from The North Face

3. Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck

Patagonia’s Capilene fabric is as versatile as it is moisture-wicking. Call it a miracle fabric. The updated fit means chafe from your pack is nonexistent – plus you’ll fit right in at the bar for that post-hike beer.

Patagonia Capilene Top

4. Lightweight Hikers

This is not your dad’s hiking boot. The Hedgehog Fastpack hiking shoes (don’t call them boots!) from The North Face are lightweight, waterproof, and will grip rocks and roots with its Vibram outsole. Comfortable no matter what the distance, your feet will be happy mile after mile.


5. Nano Puff Jacket

Windproof and water-resistant, this Patagonia jacket packs a punch. Perfect for every type of fall day, whether on your back or easily compressed into your pack. Pick a bright color like red to match the fall foliage or go with black for that sleek, ready-for-anything look.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket


Hit the Trail

This is the time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Pick your fall adventure (or three) and head to City Sports before you leave town. We’ll help you get the right gear in one easy stop. We’ll see you out there!

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