Whatever your next adventure, you’ll need leggings that will go the distance. From the trail to the peak, leggings are a must-have for any hiking trip. When it comes to choosing the best leggings, you’ll want something with a durable fabric construction to help with moisture and temperature regulation.
Could there be a more versatile item of clothing than leggings? Designed to be worn alone or layered as an undergarment, the best leggings out there will actively protect you from excess moisture. A cut-and-sew base layer with an elastic waistband will also ensure freedom of movement and a formed fit.
When selecting the right leggings for you, keep in mind what you’ll be wearing with them. For instance, seamless leggings are ideal to layer under hiking trousers. But if you’re trekking in the summer months, you might want to invest in a lightweight pair with a pocket or two for your valuables.
In terms of length, high waisted leggings pair well with a crop top but a mid-rise fit may be preferable when worn with other, heavy-duty winter layers. The ultimate combination of lightweight material and long-lasting construction, leggings are easy to launder and made for the long haul.
Can I wear leggings for hiking?
Yes, leggings are a great option for hiking and virtually any other outdoor adventure. Made for active or athletic use, the right leggings are comfortable, have a close fit, and a durable synthetic construction for long days on the trail.
Designed for active adventures, be sure to pick out a pair with slight compression to help reduce muscle fatigue and stretchy materials for ease of movement. When it comes to finding the right leggings for you, perhaps the most important thing to consider is durability and versatility.
All of the Sports Tights in our Sports Range are both durable and hardwearing. Plus, they do not wear down when brushed up against other layers. As you pick your way along the trail, leggings with body-mapped ventilation will help to regulate your temperature and also rapidly decrease moisture build-up.
Best leggings for cold weather hiking
The best leggings, also known as compression tights or trail tights, for cold weather hiking are made of breathable fabric to help regulate body temperature. It’s best to keep an eye out for functional extras like quick-drying, moisture-wicking technology for an unimpeded range of motion too.
Keep in mind that not all leggings are ideal for extremely cold weather. Consider pairing your leggings with a durable pair of hiking trousers. Pieces like the Women’s Resolve Trousers will provide an extra layer of protection from wind and rain while optimising breathability. Whatever winter throws your way, don a pair of leggings and hiking trousers to keep on trekking.
Here are the best warm leggings for winter hiking:
Best Mid-Rise Leggings: The Women’s Ambition Mid Rise Leggings are great for layering under your hiking trousers. The mid-rise waistband, complete with an adjustable drawcord, ensures your leggings stay put, while the sweat-wicking FlashDry™ fabric will keep your legs dry all day.