OK ladies, whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the trails, it doesn’t take long to realize that the right gear, from hiking boots to hydration packs, will make a trip exploring the great outdoors much more comfortable.
Same goes for apparel — as we creep closer to the fall and winter seasons, it’s just about time to exchange your favorite shorts for a pair of durable, comfortable leggings that will keep up with you on the trails.
This is a review of six pairs of leggings that are specifically designed for hiking and climbing, meaning that they include helpful features like water- and abrasion-resistant material, reinforced panels, and secure zippered pockets.
Features to look for include highly compressive fabric and an internal drawcord for a secure fit.
Some are made with a double-fabric overlay, which prevents snags when climbing over rocks and hiking rough terrain. Plus, both zippered and Velcro pockets will keep your essentials secure.
Prices range from $40 all the way up to $175.
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