Outdoor Apparel: Jackets, Layers, Boots & Shoes
Our favorite outdoor apparel keeps us dry, comfortable, and moving on the trail - and looks great in town after our adventures, too. Our reviews and guides feature our favorite hiking clothes and jackets - and our favorite layering essentials, rain shells, and hiking boots.
Weather in the South can range from downright frigid to warm and balmy – and sometimes in a single day. From chilly pre-sunrise mornings to humid afternoons and late showers, we encounter a wide range of weather on the trail in just about every season. Our favorite performance outdoor wear keeps us comfortable and dry out on the trail, and with a great layering system of pants, jackets, shorts, and shirts, we’re always ready for just about whatever the weather throws at us.
Check out our detailed reviews, featuring our favorite hiking clothes and boots. And our outdoor gifts for her and outdoor gifts for him highlight our favorite adventure apparel, from our favorite hiking, running, and backpacking trails to town and pretty much everywhere in between.
LOWA Aerox GTX Lo Surround hiking shoe review
The LOWA Aerox GTX Lo Surround is a hiking shoe with excellent traction and unbelievable breathability. It’s an excellent all-around waterproof trail shoe, perfect for the South’s warm climate and varied terrain.READ MORE
HOKA One One Challenger ATR 3 trail running shoe
The Challenger ATR 3 combines superior cushioning, breathability, and all-terrain traction making this HOKA One One a top shoe for trail running in the South.READ MORE
LOWA Phoenix Mesh Lo hiking boots
The LOWA Phoenix Mesh Lo is a high-quality, low-cut hiking shoe with outstanding breathability, perfect for the South’s hot weather and rough terrain.READ MORE
Merrell Trail Glove 4 trail running shoe
Lightweight, comfortable, and breathable: the Merrell Trail Glove 4 barefoot trail running shoe lets us set the pace and keep it up on the trail or pavement.READ MORE
Coolcore cooling running shorts & shirts
The Coolcore ‘Crush It’ Short Sleeve Tee and ‘Strider’ Shorts are lightweight, moisture-wicking and offer chemical-free cooling that works wonders in the heat – and they’ve quickly become our favorite pieces for running and hiking.READ MORE
Oboz Bridger Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
The Oboz Bridger B-DRY offers firm support, aggressive traction, and excellent stability in a breathable, waterproof, mid-height hiking boot.READ MORE
Patagonia Women’s Barely Baggies Shorts
The durable, lightweight, and water repellant Patagonia Barely Baggies Shorts are perfect for a day of adventures either on-trail or around town.READ MORE
Astral Hemp Donner hiking shoe
Stylish design mixed with technical performance make the Astral Hemp Donner one of our top choices for casual day hikes and urban exploration.READ MORE
Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker review
Ultralight and easy to pack, the Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker is the perfect companion on early morning trail runs, hikes to breezy mountain summits, or treks around town.READ MORE
Merrell Agility Peak Flex trail running shoe
Superior traction, cushy comfort, and a stable ride make the Merrell Agility Peak Flex a top choice for rugged, high mileage trail runs.READ MORE