Looking for some trekking or hiking shirts that can also be used as casual shirts? Hiking is a physically demanding exercise that necessitates the use of high-performance clothes. Hence, hiking shirts are made from Cotton and elastane fabrics. They are the most ideal choice due to their quick-drying, moisture-wicking, and breathable features.
While buying a shirt, look out for features like sun protection, a front button closure, back ventilation, spread collar and flap chest pockets for carrying essentials. There's something for everyone.
A hiking shirt, as the name implies, is a garment made to withstand the rigours of hiking and backpacking. Its principal function is to keep the hiker cool and dry. As a result, high-quality hiking shirts are extremely breathable, with some shirts enabling a little breeze to pass through the fabric. Despite their name, many men’s and women's hiking shirts are also suitable for casual summer clothing.
Making a long or hard-to-climb journey, especially on foot, is referred to as trekking. Hiking is the occasional pastime of taking long walks. Trekking is more challenging than hiking since it tests one's ability, endurance, as well as mental and psychological capacities. It’s an unwritten rule to always bring a baselayer, a mid-layer, and an outer shell while going on a trek. Long sleeve shirts for trekking are usually worn in the middle of the layering system. If you're going to be out for more than a few hours, a long sleeve trekking shirt is a good option to wear.
Features of Hiking & Trekking Shirts
- Stay Cool & Dry - A long sleeve hiking shirt is made of breathable nylon that allows heat and sweat to escape. Of course, this keeps a hiker cool even during the most vigorous activity. A vented back panel is also found on some women’s trekking shirts. Even while wearing a pack, the ventilated panel keeps a hiker's back dry.
- Lightweight : Men's hiking shirts are extremely light, weighing about half as much as a standard cotton t-shirt. They're ideal for lightweight backpacking when every ounce counts.
- Packable : Because trekking shirts are made of nylon, they take up very little room in your rucksack. Trekking shirts can serve a dual purpose since they are ideal not only for day hikes but also for travel and overnight backpacking.
- Not Smelly - Foul odours during activities are caused by the build-up of perspiration (on the hiker and in their clothing). Hikers stay dry and cool because trekking shirts are designed to drain water away from the skin and the fabric is extremely breathable. This helps to keep unwanted odours at bay.
Columbia's Hiking & Trekking Shirts
Columbia’s hiking shirts are tailored with a lightweight Omni-wick and Omni-shade fabric, which helps transfer moisture away from your skin leaving you cool and dry even in the daytime. You can also pair them with our warm insulated hiking pants or waterproof trekking pants. Our men's trekking shirts also feature a front button closure, back ventilation, spread collar and flap chest pockets for carrying essentials. Columbia’s trekking shirts are cut in a relaxed shape so that they softly and comfortably hug your body.