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How to choose the best pants, tights, and shorts for your next hike



You’ve planned the perfect hike— now it’s time to find the perfect outfit. When shopping for adventure-ready performance wear, it’s important to look for options that combine comfort, durability, breathability, and water and wind resistance. (Oh, and don’t forget style!)

Designed in our Nordic backyard, Kari Traa pants, tights, and shorts will carry you through a variety of landscapes and weather conditions—each style option has its advantages! In our guide below, we’ll help you find the best technical bottoms for your unique excursions.

First thing’s first—materials to look for and avoid:

There is no one fabric that makes for the best hiking apparel, but synthetic materials such as polyester, elastane, and nylon have gained popularity in recent years due to their comfort, stretch, and breathability. Synthetic fabrics are also often more quick-drying and moisture-wicking (literally pulls moisture, i.e., sweat, from your skin): two features that come in handy during rigorous outdoor activities.

Fabrics such as cotton and linen should be avoided for hiking, as they absorb water, dry slowly, and tend to cause chafing when wet—eek!


The Voss Pant is a full-length women’s outdoor pant that has been engineered for outdoor comfort. The articulated knees and crotch gusset remove any restriction, the 4-way stretch material moves with you, and you can adjust the ankle and elasticated waist. The water-repellent treatment has you covered if it rains, while ventilation zips and 40+ UPF protection mean you’re ready for hot, sunny days.

The Ane Hiking Pant is a full-length women’s training pant with a loose fit for outdoor comfort whatever the weather. The water-repellent treatment holds out the rain, while ventilation zips and 40+ UPF protection have you ready for hot, sunny days. The articulated knees, crotch gusset and 4-way stretch material free the way you move, and the high, elasticated waist is adjustable.

Underneath it all

Want to stay extra toasty-warm on those cold-weather outings? Adding a base layer (AKA thermal underwear or long underwear) under a hiking pant can help regulate your body temperature without restricting range of motion. Wondering which base layer is best for you? Check out our guide here.

Looking for something a little more flexible and form-fitting? Give tights a try!

The Voss Hybrid Tights are a pair of rugged, next-level women’s leggings for high-impact, high-energy activities in all kinds of outdoor conditions. 40+ UPF and breathable, water-repellent material on the front thigh, lower leg, seat and side panels has you covered whatever the weather. The extra-durable fabric is reinforced where it matters and stretch fabric mapping means the right parts stretch the right way.

The Voss Hiking Tights are a pair of full-length women’s leggings for medium-impact outdoor activities. 4-way stretch material and a crotch gusset let you move freely, while the elastic hem and silicone grip stop slippage. Quick-drying fabric wicks away moisture and there’s 40+ UPF sun protection. There are even convenient thigh pockets to stash essentials.

The Ane Hiking Capri is a pair of ¾-length women’s leggings for medium-impact outdoor activities. The 4-way stretch material and crotch gusset let you stride on, the quick-drying fabric wicks moisture away and the 40+ UPF protects you on sunny days. The elastic hem and silicone grip stop slippage and there are convenient thigh pockets to stash essentials.

Hiking Jackets Women

PREMIUM HIKING CLOTHES: Match and mix hiking pants and hiking jackets for your perfect combo.


When to wear shorts

The Ane Hiking Shorts are a pair of slim-fit women’s training shorts for next-level outdoor performance. The 4-way stretch material and crotch gusset let you set the pace, while the quick-drying fabric wicks moisture away. The elastic hem and silicone grip stop slippage and convenient pockets on the front thighs let you stash essentials.

The Voss Shorts are a pair of women’s outdoor shorts built for cool comfort and a clear conscience. The crotch gusset, 4-way stretch material and adjustable, elasticated waist give you complete freedom to explore the outdoors. The water-repellent treatment has you covered if it rains, while ventilation zips and 40+ UPF protection have you ready for hot, sunny days.

Hiking Shorts Kari Traa

SUMMER HIKING CLOTHES: Bring your hiking shorts, backpack and base layers.


To sum it up: every hiker has different apparel preferences; climate specifications and individual style preferences will weigh into which option is best for you.