Be prepared for all conditions with the best autumn hiking kit for women that’s built to handle both countryside strolls and rockier climbs…
Crisp, breezy days have arrived – and nothing screams autumn like layering up with cosy clothes to explore nature. If you’re looking to go hiking this season, you’ve come to the right place. From warm socks to waterproof outerwear, we’ve rounded up the best autumn hiking kit for women, suitable for a countryside ramble, mountain trek, or anything in between…
Best autumn hiking kit for women
Autumn hiking collection from BAM
Feel comfortable and stylish wearing the latest hiking collection from BAM. Try the super-soft Thermo Luxe Bamboo Zip-Neck Base Layer (£52) and durable Roborough Bamboo Cargo Trousers (£69). Keep your head toasty – but sweat-free – with the moisture-wicking Thirlmere Merino Bamboo Headband (£15). (All pictured above)
Hotter Alpine GTX Boots
No autumn hiking kit is complete without some boots – and these Hotter Alpine GTX Boots (£139) are some of the best on the market for women. Combining athleisure-inspired style with hiking utility, they provide built-in support and waterproof Gore-Tex technology for extra breathability and dryness.
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Rab Women’s Aeon 18L Daypack
This hydration-compatible, multi-activity Rab Women’s Aeon 18L Daypack (£100) has a female-specific fit and a close fitting back system that flexes as you move.
Stance Montalvo Hike Crew Socks
Reduce friction, increase your blood flow and enjoy enhanced cushioning and impact protection with these oh-so-stylish Stance Montalvo Hike Crew Socks (£19.99).
Sweaty Betty Athlete Gym Half Zip Long Sleeve Top
This seamless, high-stretch Sweaty Betty Athlete Gym Half Zip Long Sleeve Top (£65) has mesh fabric in high-sweat areas, making it a versatile workout base layer for all activities.
Roxy Ticket to Ride Technical Jacket
When things turn chilly, reach for this waterproof Roxy Ticket to Ride Technical Jacket (£135). With WarmFlight technology, it’ll keep you lovely and toasty, even when it snows.
Merrell x YogiBare Yoga In Nature Packable Yoga Mat
Strike a pose while hiking with this Merrell x YogiBare Yoga In Nature Packable Yoga Mat (£52.95). Housed in a recycled, waterproof pouch with carabiner clips so you can attach it to your rucksack, the eco-friendly GAIA mat is also fully foldable and machine washable.
The North Face Vectiv Hypnum Hiking Shoes
Lightweight and breathable, these The North Face Vectiv Hypnum Hiking Shoes (£125) have shock-absorbing cushioning and extra stability in the heel for comfort over long distances.
Hygge Murphy Hero Active Sunglasses
These Hygge Murphy Hero Active Sunglasses (£49.99) have super light frames and polarised lenses to reduce the glare from light-reflecting surfaces like water. Plus, they also offer 100 per cent UV400 protection.
ZoneKnit Merino Cropped Bra-Tank
This Icebreaker ZoneKnit Merino Cropped Bra-Tank (£70) features a built-in bra for extra support. Plus, there’s body-mapping technology to wick away sweat and actively regulate your temperature.
Patagonia Pack Out Hike Tights
These stretchy Patagonia Pack Out Hike Tights (£110) give you increased mobility. There are also reinforced panels on the knees and seat to add extra durability.
Buff Knitted & Polar Headband
With its soft fleece lining, this Buff Knitted & Polar Headband (£17.95) helps protect your head from the cold while promoting air flow to prevent overheating.
Columbia Back Beauty Trousers
Cut with a high-rise waist for extra comfort, these stretchy Columbia Back Beauty Trousers (£80) feature Omni-Shield for advanced protection from cold, damp conditions.
BAM 73 Zero Insulated Gilet
Being 100 per cent recyclable with a Teflon EcoElite water-resistant finish, this high-performance BAM 73 Zero Insulated Gilet (£120) features quick-dry insulation to keep you warm even when it’s wet.
Smartwool Intraknit Merino Tech Pullover Hoodie
This Smartwool Intraknit Merino Tech Pullover Hoodie (£164.99) boasts insulation, articulation and ventilation for total freedom of movement.