Mountain clothes – complete guide for HIM

There is not much of summer left so our thoughts are flying to autumn season already. The weather begins to cool down and the colors are changing. And what better settings for going on an exciting hike in the Great Outdoors?

Not to mention that going hiking or trekking does have its advantages. You get to explore the surrounding and change the everyday scenery you are so used to. It doesn’t take too much to go on a hike, even less compared to other more expensive hobbies and if you take your family or friends with you, this might as well turned into a really one of a kind experience. Last, but not least, it can be a constant reminder that we like in such a wonderful place and it deserves to be explored more.

Preparing for a trip is not an easy task as there are many things to take and not much room, however those trekking essentials should not at all be missed off. It’s all about comfort, durability and style. And today we are going to tell you all about hiking clothes and how to put together the perfect outfit for men.

Let’s talk fabrics

Doing outdoor activities, of course means that you are an active person. Apart from this, it’s important to know your fabric when making decisions about trekking clothes and picking the ones that fit you best.

For example, wicking is a fabric that pulls the sweat away from your body and transferring it to its surface. This means you will dry quickly and not be cold.

Insulating fabrics, such as wool, down, fleece or synthetics have the ability to keep you warm because they keep the heat that your body produces.

Waterproof and windproof are among the most important properties. You don’t want to either be all wet on the cause of rain, neither for the wind to take away your body heat.

The layers that you put on yourself should be able ‘to breath’ so you will dry up and not take the perspiration all back in.

Everyone loves the sun, however UV rays are damaging for the skin so having outdoor clothing with UPF rating is something to look for.

Layering

One very effective way to protect you and prepare for any situation is to layer up. Make sure you are wearing three layers: your based layer, mid and outer layer. Starting with long underwear to a fleece that can work as a mid-layer and closing with an outer shell that is waterproof, all of this can help you avoid temperature shifts.

The base layer will act as a garment and will stop sweat from sticking to your skin. A blend of cotton and polyester should do the trick.

REGATTA THERMAL LONG JOHNS

Features:

  • Good wicking performance
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Ribbed collar
  • 3 button placket
  • Side vents

REGATTA STORMFLEX TROUSERS

Features:

  • Good wicking performance
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Special Features
  • Ribbed collar
  • 3 button placket
  • Side vents

The mid layer keeps the warmth inside. The popular choice here is the fleece.

Even though you might be tempted to take off some of those layers during rest breaks, the wise thing to do would be not to because the body will eventually cool off leaving you exposed. What you should do is pack a performance –rated fleece that you can wear during breaks. It is autumn trekking, but going near peaks means thinner air and smaller trees so the temperature can very well get winter like.

The outer layer or the shell will need to protect you from rough weather conditions, like rain and strong winds. As the weather can sometimes be very unpredictable, it’s important to stay dray and keep warm at any point. So waterproof and windproof trekking clothes are the ideal choice.

REGATTA THOMPSON MEN’S FLEECE

Features:

  • 170gsm Symmetry fleece
  • 1 side brushed, 1 side anti pill
  • Zip neck

REGATTA GROVE FLEECE

Regatta Grove Fleece JacketFeatures:

  • warming Sherpa inner, t
  • the Grove zip-through
  • it can be worn on its own or layered under a coat

All in the details

As much as possible, it’s essential to mind the details and hiking means a lot of time spent by walking by foot. Therefore, extra care needs to be given to the type of socks and shoes worn. We encourage trying different things and discovering what works best for you, but you might be surprised to find that wearing a sock liner under a lighter weight woolen sock can give you extra comfort and you will be less exposed to the possibility of blisters.

REGATTA 2SEASON TREKTRAIL

Features

  • PU nubuck and breathable mesh upper for lightweight protection
  • Deep padded collar and tongue for all day comfort
  • Die cut EVA footbed for underfoot comfort and support
  • Stabilizing shank technology for underfoot protection and to reduce foot fatigue
  • Lightweight low profile rubber outsole – great grip and hardwearing

REGATTA 3SEASON TREKTRAIL MENS CLOVE

Features:

  • Ant-bacterial properties
  • 35% Acrylic 30% Polyester 20% Wool 13% Polyamide 2% Elastane
  • Reinforced instep protection
  • Padded toe for reduced friction
  • Flat toe seam

Going hiking can and should be a great experience. But keep in mind that in order to enjoy it at the fullest you should prepare properly.  And this can be added up into: making sure you are very comfortable, you will not sweat too much and you have just enough layers to keep up with the changing weather.

Packing your mountain clothes is a good habit and taking time to pick out the perfect clothes is even better. So we hope all the above will come in very handy for planning your future trip.