Reach new heights wearing layers of functional and fashionable winter hiking garments for women, all designed to protect you from the elements…

By Joanna Ebsworth (Lead image: Acai)

MAX Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers - Black - ACAI Activewear

Top-to-toe protection with the thermal base layers from Acai

Enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and style wearing Acai’s Thermal Seamless Base Layer Top (£49). Pair with the Max Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers (£79) for top-to-toe protection.

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Stay high and dry with this waterproof jacket from Berghaus

With its generous hood, adjustable cuffs and reliable GORE-TEX 2 layer fabric, you won’t find any raindrops sneaking into this Berghaus Highraise Waterproof Jacket (£200).

Traverse all terrains with these trail boots for hikers

The fully gusseted tongue on these waterproof Timberland Garrison Trail Hiker boots (£135) will keep rain and dirt out. Plus, the grippy soles provide superb traction in all conditions.

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Cover up with this fleece pullover

Crafted from stretchy microfleece, this Columbia Ali Peak II ¼ Zip Fleece Pullover (£45) has built-in UPF to protect you from the sun and wind.

Keep your hands toasty with the Columbia waterproof ski gloves

These Columbia Sweater Weather Waterproof Ski Gloves (£25) provide amazing warmth. Plus, the fingertips are compatible with touch screens.

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Protect your legs from the elements with these outdoor trousers

These shower-resistant Acai Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers (£89) feel like a warm hug with their breathable fleece lining and form-fitting shape. We also love the range of colours available.

Stay warm and dry with this sweat-wicking base layer

Made from soft, sustainable and naturally sweat-wicking bamboo, this odour resistant BAM Thermo Zip-Neck Bamboo Base Layer (£44) will keep you comfy, dry and fresh.

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Put your feet first with these cosy hiking socks

These Smartwool Hike Light Cushion Mountain Print Crew Socks (£22.99) have a female specific fit. There’s also light cushioning on the entire bottom of the foot for impact absorption and extra warmth.

Stretchy, weather-resistant outdoor trousers for tough trails

Made from durable, four-way stretch fabric featuring weather-resistant properties, these Adidas Terrex Zupahike Hiking Trousers (£85) will help you navigate the toughest trails.

Stylish hiking boots with great grip

These stylish Ecco MX mid-cut hiking boots (£130) have a rugged sole with deep, multi-directional grooves to deliver grip, stability and support in a waterproof package.

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Brave the elements with this duck down padded jacket

Made from duck down and 100 per cent organic cotton, this padded Jack Wolfskin Nature Corduroy Jacket (£200) is water repellent and extremely wind resistant.

Avoid chafing with these essential outdoor leggings

Sweat-wicking and stretchy, these Roxy Fields Of Gold Outdoor Leggings (£50) have durable flatlock seams to keep chafing at bay. Plus, there is a handy side pocket to hold your essentials.

Support your bust on hiking days

Super-soft and breathable, this Icebreaker Merino Sprite Racerback Bra (£45) provides all-day comfort and a full range of motion.

Pack the essentials in this 20L backpack

The North Face Active Trail Backpack 20L (£90) boasts padded back and shoulder straps for great comfort. Plus, it also has two external water bottle pockets for hot and cold beverages.

Keep your head warm on winter hikes

This stylish Buff Caryn Knitted & Polar Beanie (£29.46) has an inner fleece band for extra warmth and protection against the cold.

Related: We review 5 of the best winter base layer tops for women

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