HIKING CLOTHES 101: What to Wear Hiking (summer hiking clothes and all about layering)

Today we’re talking all about hiking clothes and layering! This is a solid overview of what to wear hiking with plenty of examples of hiking clothes for women. While a lot of the clothing I show is for summer hiking, the lessons on layering will make it easy to adapt your clothing for colder hikes too. Get more info and examples on the blog here: https://amandaoutside.com/blog/hiking-clothes-101

◦ Patagonia Nine Trails Shorts: https://bit.ly/3iiyNFb
◦ It looks like the Athleta shorts I showed are no longer available
◦ Prana Sky Canyon Jogger (I wear a size 6): https://bit.ly/3pIVoyK
◦ Prana Koen Pant (I wear a size S tall): https://bit.ly/3pIVgiK
◦ Prana Mariel Jegging: https://bit.ly/397L78D (another possible option)
◦ Capilene Cool Daily Hoody (my yellow shirt, size M): https://bit.ly/2XBEOnH
◦ Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket (my pink jacket, size M): https://bit.ly/30UWb4R
◦ Lightweight Patagonia Fleece (I wear size M): https://bit.ly/2DGeDWX
◦ Arcteryx Zeta SL Rain Jacket (I wear size M): https://bit.ly/3kle7hH

◦ Hiking Tips for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbx8XuE8XsFVpB4zX5PGj7MsDFi-ghdL5
◦ 11 Easy Hiking Snack Ideas: https://youtu.be/YmDV5JMjdOY
◦ All About Hiking Shoes and Boots: https://youtu.be/LC4kXO8dTA4
◦ What I Pack on a Day Hike: https://youtu.be/g72mYqLm3Mc

Sony a6400: https://amzn.to/33zhX0V
GoPro Hero 8: https://amzn.to/2UvJsD6
Anker Power Charger: https://amzn.to/2AYx3Rm
DJI Mavic Drone: https://amzn.to/3hkYTbd
My travel tripod: https://amzn.to/2YEJrhF
Music: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/9qnvli/
Editing: Final Cut Pro

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  1. Candy's Recovery Journey on March 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    What if you have to wear bladder control underwear? How would that work into the layerings?

  2. MrJason9142002 on March 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Them tight black shorts should be worn at all times. Show them cheeks off, girrrrl

  3. Kristine's 4Seasons on March 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Polyester is Ok. But Idk. I like cotton that are breathable ( the skin) .and I use
    Skin So Soft. ( SSS )
    AT NIGHT. and on my dog by spray bottle .too.

  4. Daya Nand on March 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Hey very informative content
    I wanna go to start Bike & Car
    cover manufacturing Business & I want quality in the fabric is below, please read & guide👇
    Fabric will have 👉waterproof, scratch guard & heat resistant & more if you know please guide what you recommend & how can we identify the fabric we want to purchase that they vendors give us original or copy?

  5. La Bella Escrima on March 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    You dress too sexy, everything is tight, when you go hiking don’t need tight pants, sweaters or what not…we need comfort, not clothes to look flattering….seriously? Loose clothes is what you need, warm/comfortable, basically useful! Synthetic, wool, clothes is what you need, they don’t tend to make an effort for women half of the time we need to buy men’s clothes because they don’t make it for women and when they do it is made for 4,5,6 7, 8 sizes…where are the ones for women that are bigger, you know size 10 to 18 we do go hiking, hillwalking, climbing and what not! Very frustrating for us to see those videos, not helping at all.

  6. Cindy Gonzales on March 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    do you know how the capaliene hoodie compares with the North Face hyperlayer hoodie?

  7. Jhoon HP on March 6, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Liking the creativity in this one. The one time you don’t bring something will be when you regret it.

  8. Ronald Rose on March 6, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Hello Amanda, thank you for sharing this very informative video. All the best to you. Take care and stay healthy. 🤗

  9. MrJason9142002 on March 6, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Damn, those pants are hot! Spin around so we can see that rump

  10. amandaoutside on March 6, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks so much for watching! I had a lot of fun putting this video together, and as always, I hope it’s helpful! 💚

  11. Beastie on March 6, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I need more clothes. I live three miles from the Atlantic, so all I have are board shorts, lol.

  12. Dan Beasley on March 6, 2021 at 11:16 pm


  13. David P on March 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I loved this video, lots of great information! Since I’m still fairly new to hiking I’m still gradually expanding my hiking wardrobe. I just got myself a pair of hiking pants that I’m looking forward to testing out when the weather cools down a little more.

  14. BOBBY CAMARILLO on March 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    especially in utah since ya know here in utah the weather is unpredictable and bipolar 😂

  15. Tiffany :D on March 6, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you Amanda! I’m enjoying your channel and the great content you’re making! Elsa Rhae turned me onto an amazing pair of pants that I think fit what you are looking for. Check out her video and description of the Fjall Raven Nika Pants (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJQlklErnxU). I found a pair a Fjall outlet store for a fraction of the online price and (like Elsa) I can’t rave enough about how comfortable, functional, and they tailor them for you for free. LOVE these pants! https://www.fjallraven.com/us/en-us/women/trousers/trekking-trousers/nikka-trousers-w?_t_q=&_t_hit.id=Luminos_Storefront_Web_Features_Catalog_Product_Domain_CommonProduct/CatalogContent_91e09e4c-b9e6-4516-a1ba-292eb652c1ad_en-US&v=F89236%3a%3a7323450590291

  16. The Hiking Chick on March 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I live in a ticky area so almost always hike in pants. In the warmer months I find a looser fit cooler. I use the Columbia Saturday Trail Pants but love my Pranas when it’s a little cooler. I’ll have to try the ones you have. I like the flat waist band for backpacking. Fun edit on this one.🌻

  17. inu esther on March 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Hi! I am going to Zion & Bryce Canyon on Monday and I will probably do the classic hiking courses, such as angels landing, narrows, emerald pool and etc. Would you still suggest long shirts and wind jackets? Cuz I know it’s super hot in Utah right now 🤔

  18. Torii D on March 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I love this video but I hate that when you were going through your outfits I was like oh hey Athleta and was right about which items were from it. 😂
    Also I just got that fleece in a different color and it’s amazing!

  19. Lourdes Gallegos on March 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I literally live in Columbia Anytime capris and pants. We are frequent campers and I wear these on the trail, in the kayak, at the campsite and at home. They are quick drying and stretchy and oh so comfortable!

  20. Bhagat Hind on March 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    # i love you

  21. eXplorer on March 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Cool video!

  22. Ben OrMe on March 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    nice shorts!!!

  23. Mark on March 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Informative and entertaining. Awesome vid!

  24. Kalley Hamilton on March 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    LOVE your videos! Keep them coming. Would you mind sharing underwear, bras, socks and if you every pack swim wear? Thank you!!

  25. zaryab malik on March 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I’m thinking about wearing yoga pants under jogger pants or cargo pants for a fall hike.. What do you think about that?

  26. Kendall Harris on March 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Good tips re down vs synthetic in the puffy jackets, and re hoods👍🏻🙏🏻 I had no idea re the materials so thank u for that info! Another great vid, I’m just gonna watch them all🤗

  27. Kristine's 4Seasons on March 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Those pants are expensive

  28. PopFizzPaper on March 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Loved this! Fun editing too. 🤗 Part 2, underwear, bras, socks, shoes, accessories?

  29. Blue soul on March 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Amanda! Thank you so much!!! I literally decided 2 days ago that I wanted to pick up hiking as a hobby! I really love nature and want to explore what’s out there. To say I am under prepared is an understatement however I m very thankful for you helpful tips! I’m definitely going to invest in the proper clothing, tools etc!!! Thank you once again 😁!

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  31. shinystar 1 on March 6, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    i’m not sure if you have mosquitos in utah, but here in southern ontario, it’s impossible to hike without 700 mosquitos circling your head 🤦🏻‍♀️ i’m sticking to biking now and so excited for fall hiking. i second the prana pants for hiking. they got me through a long, hot, aggressive multiday hike in morocco

  32. Rachel Campbell on March 6, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    If you live in a humid buggy area not only should you wear long pants but also avoid skin hugging clothing – mosquitoes can bite right through them. I am getting so frustrated with women’s outdoor clothing today being absolutely useless. The men get real protective clothes and women are just left with nothing.

  33. Slo Kine Adventures on March 6, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Great video. Trying to pack hiking clothes always results in an existential crisis for me!

  34. Luana Mendes on March 6, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I got the Columbia Saturday trail pants last year and I really like them. They are stretchy and comfortable , have pockets and you can clip the bottom to make it sort of ankle pants

  35. Nigel Jones on March 6, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Good video with solid advice. Thanks

  36. Rocky Hernandez on March 6, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    You are to funny. In a good way. God Bless and stay safe. 🇺🇲🤙🏼

  37. Paulina M on March 6, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    What is your height? I’m 5’1 I might be able to pull of Capri as full leg pants

  38. Carolina Kowanz on March 6, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    super useful! thank you!!!!

  39. Shannon G on March 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you so much for your videos… watching them has encouraged me to step up my hiking game and minimize my camping gear. A video on hygiene on a trip would be helpful. One for a back country trip and one for car camping. Just a thought!! Thanks again.

  40. Samriti Kanwar on March 6, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve never been this early 🙂

  41. Franck Nkashama on March 6, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Going hiking for the first time this weekend, thanks to your vids I feel a little more confident. Keep up the great work Amanda,

  42. Poonam deshmukh on March 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    I love this thanks for sharing

  43. Simon Outdoors on March 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Really helpful Amanda, thank you 😊 Simon

  44. AdventureKes on March 6, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    So glad I found your channel before my first backpacking hike on the escalante Route in Grand Canyon! Probably horribly difficult first trip for beginner backpacker lol 😬

  45. The hiking novice on March 6, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Thankyou for another great video I just about have all my gear for my day hikes and eventually my through hikes the last thing I need is the right clothes so this was a really helpful video for me so thanks for making it just don’t think I’d looks as good in those pants lol from a guy’s prospective what kind Of pants does your partner use I was looking at one here in Australia that you can unzip and turn into shorts so that way you have pants and shorts all in one

  46. Joe Burrr on March 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Great Video

  47. Betty Jo Rodgers on March 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Great information. Enjoy your videos. Thank you for sharing.

  48. Austin Walker on March 7, 2021 at 12:03 am

    I’ve done some photo work with a company called Kuhl out of Salt Lake. They make some amazing outdoor/hiking clothing you should try out if you haven’t before 👌🏼

  49. CuteTechGamer on March 7, 2021 at 12:07 am

    THanks I like thre advice because im a novice

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