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2017’s best hiking clothes

Performance pants, tights, shorts and tees for tackling any trail this summer


Fjällräven Abisko Women’s Trekking Tights $274.95
Technical trekking with stretch fabric, reinforced knees and rear, leg pockets, drawcord waist, zippered security pocket, quick-drying, UPF 50+. 265g. www.fjallraven.co.nz

Montane Women’s Terra Ridge Pant $169
Quick drying fabric with two-way stretch, tailored fit, reinforced knees and ankles, articulated knees, thigh vents, button fastening, removable belt, zippered pockets, press stud ankle adjustment, UPF 50+. 355g. www.furtherfaster.co.nz


Macpac Women’s Hike Tight pants $159.99
Breathable and weather-resistant Pertex Equilibrium stretch fabric, tapered fit, abrasion resistant, quick drying, four-way stretch, articulated knees, zippered hand pockets and elasticated waistband, UPF50+. 220g. www.macpac.co.nz

Fjällräven Vidda Pro Men’s Trousers $274.95
Windproof quick drying G-1000 fabric, double layer reinforcements over rear and knees, six pockets, opening for knee pads, elastic/snap adjustments at leg hem. 590g. www.fjallraven.co.nz

The North Face Men’s Paramount Trail Convertible Pants $160
Water-repellent nylon fabric, zip-close cargo pocket, relaxed straight fit, DWR coating, UPF 50, snap center front with zip-fly, fold-over waistband with belt, zip-close cargo pocket, zip-off legs, gusseted inseam. 420g. www.thenorthface.co.nz

Montane Men’s Terra Pants $159
Cordura patches in high-wear areas, articulated knees, tailored waist with repairable button fastening, removable webbing belt, hand pockets, zipped pull-out security pocket, mesh lined thigh vents, press stud ankle adjustment, UPF 40+. 340g. www.furtherfaster.co.nz

The North Face Ventrix Jacket $390
Lightly insulated, water-resistant, slim fit, air-permeable fabrics, laser-perforated venting under arms and on back, chest and hand pockets, elastic-bound cuffs, hem cinch-cord. 420g (m), 400g (w). www.thenorthface.co.nz

Earth Sea Sky Power Wool T $149
Quick-drying bi-component polyester combined with 15 micron merino, wicks moisture, relaxed fit, odour control, made in New Zealand. 150g (m), 120g (w). www.earthseasky.co.nz

Macpac Men’s Warp Tee $89.99
Breathable quick drying Polartec Power Grid polyester fabric, UPF15 rating, Polygiene odour control, flat-locked seams, regular fit. 140g. www.macpac.co.nz


Merrell Men’s Stapleton SE Short $129
Four-way stretch double weave, DWR finish, wrinkle resistant, five pockets, zip secure side pocket, gusset and contoured seams, quick-drying polyester fabric, 28cm inseam. 190g. www.merrell.co.nz

Macpac Men’s Drift Shorts $119.99
Quick-drying nylon/elastane fabric, extra stretch, soft inner waistband, dome closure, belt loops, pockets on hip, leg and rear, UPF 50+, gusseted crutch, regular fit. 200g. www.macpac.co.nz

Merrell Women’s Belay Bermuda Short $119
Bermuda-length shorts with polyester and elastane fabric, Opti-Wick moisture management, hidden contoured stretch waistband, two zip-secure front pockets, thigh pocket, 50+ UPF. www.merrell.co.nz


Earth Sea Sky Taslan Shorts $99
Quick-drying, windproof, twin stitched with heavy duty polycotton thread, bar tacked reinforcing, short length, internal security pocket. Made in New Zealand. 145g (m), 130g (w). www.earthseasky.co.nz