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2022 summer hiking clothes

Featured: Earth Sea Sky Polartec Power Dry T $119

Warm weather hiking clothes are designed to wick sweat, dry quickly and provide high UPF sun protection.

Material

Synthetic materials tend to dominate. They are lightweight and quick-drying and wick moisture away from the skin. Elastane blends are also common. This stretch material helps to ensure a tighter fit without restricting movement.

Longs or shorts

Trousers and long-sleeve shirts and tees provide more sun protection and warmth. Zip-off trouser legs are versatile but will be slightly heavier.

Insect repellent fabrics

Some fabrics are treated with permethrin to incapacitate insects that land on the fabric.

Odour control

Anti-odour treatments suppress the bacteria that cause smells and allow garments to be worn longer between washes.

Sun protection

The ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) measures the amount of UV light that passes through fabric. A UPF rating of 30+ should provide sufficient protection during summer.

Marmot Women’s Annika LS $139.95

Combination of abrasion-resistant nylon fabric for durability and stretch for mobility, UPF 30 sun protection, roll-up sleeve feature, continuous underarm gusset, shirttail hem with a zippered pocket, front patch pockets with button closure. 160g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Marmot Women’s Raina Short $99.95

Nylon fabric for stretch and durability, PFC-free DWR finish, UPF 50 sun protection, front and back pockets with snap closures. 330g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Marmot Women’s La Linea Pullover $129.95

Tencel fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly, stretch construction and raglan sleeves, hidden security pocket behind the kangaroo pocket, UPF 30 rating, shirttail hem. 325g www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Marmot Women’s Kluane Hybrid Tight $189.95

Stretch fabric at the back of legs and waistband, gusseted crotch, abrasion-resistant nylon fabric, PFC-free DWR finish, UPF 50 sun protection, zippered hand and back patch pockets. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Marmot Conveyor Tee $49.95

High-performance jersey fabric wicks moisture and is quick-drying, pack-friendly forward-set side seams and flatlock seams reduce chafing, drop-tail hem. 160g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Montane Terra Pants $159

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

 

Marmot Innesdale Short Sleeve Shirt $149.95

Hiking shirt with an updated, modern fit, quick-drying, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, UPF 30 rating, uneven hem with side vents for freedom of movement. 160g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Earth Sea Sky Polartec Power Dry T $119

Made from 100 per cent recycled polyester, bi-component construction for efficient wicking and drying, made in New Zealand. www.earthseasky.co.nz

 

The North Face Wander Long-Sleeve $90

Lightweight jersey-knit fabric, abrasion-resistant and with FlashDry treatment for quick-drying, recycled body fabric, hem side slits for ventilation, UPF 50. 240g (m), 210g (w). www.thenorthface.co.nz

 

Marmot Scree Pant $199.95

Softshell midlayer pants with extreme water repellency, stretch, softness and packability. Articulated knees for mobility, snap closure zip-fly waist, drawcord hems, zippered thigh and hand pockets. Men’s and women’s. 458g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

Patagonia Women’s Happy Hike Pant $139.99

A technical pant made from four-way stretch-woven fabric (recycled polyester and spandex), wide waistband, front drop-in handwarmer pockets, two rear pockets, DWR finish. Fair Trade Certified sewn. www.patagonia.co.nz

 

Marmot Arch Rock Pant $149.95

Abrasion-resistant nylon, stretch construction and in-seam gusset for freedom of movement, bluesign approved fabric, relaxed-fit, UPF 50 rating, DWR finish, secure side zippered pocket. 286g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

 

The North Face Paramount Active Convertible Pants $170

Slim fit, PFC-free DWR finish, zip-off, snap front partial elastic waistband and internal drawcord, secure-zip leg pocket, gusseted crotch for mobility, darting at knees for articulation, UPF 50. 350g. www.thenorthface.co.nz