Spring Hiking Must-Haves


With spring just around the corner, you can already feel the warmth in the air, hear the birds singing, and see tiny flowers starting to bloom. It's the perfect time to hit the trails and enjoy the vibrant outdoors, but making sure you dress right is crucial for a comfy hiking experience. In this blog post, we'll help you put together a versatile and effective spring hiking outfit so you can make the most of your time outside. Check out our must-haves for a fantastic spring hike!

1. The Merino Base Layer

The foundation of your spring hiking attire should start with a high-quality merino wool base layer. Merino wool is an excellent choice because it offers exceptional temperature regulation, moisture-wicking properties, and odor resistance. A merino base layer will keep you warm when the temperature drops, even when you start to break a sweat.

2. Merino Hiking Socks

Don't overlook the importance of quality hiking socks. Merino wool hiking socks are a game-changer, especially for hiking in cooler weather. Here's why they're a must:

Temperature Regulation: Merino wool naturally regulates temperature, ensuring your feet stay warm when it's chilly and cool when it's hot.

Moisture Management: These
socks are great at wicking away moisture, keeping your feet dry and preventing discomfort. They'll even keep your feet warm if they get wet! 

Comfort and Cushioning: Merino
wool socks provide exceptional cushioning and comfort, reducing the risk of blisters during your hike.

3. Technical Hoody

A lightweight technical hoody is an essential part of your spring hiking wardrobe. Our AP1 hoody is the perfect choice, as it provides exceptional warmth, while taking up very little space (and weight) in your backpack. Since spring is all about layering, it's great worn over your merino base layer for added warmth, or on its own on milder spring days.

4. Technical pants

Spring weather can be unpredictable, so versatile clothing is key. Technical hiking pants made from breathable, moisture-wicking materials are a must. Our Altitude hiking pants allow for maximum freedom of movement, are water resistant and will provide you with the extra warmth you need on chillier days.

5. Hiking leggings

Leggings are sometimes overlooked, but nonetheless a very valuable addition to your hiking wardrobe. They're the synonym for comfort and are great as a stand-alone piece on warmer spring days. They can also be worn under your hiking pants, and are perfect for chilly mornings or high-altitude hikes. Choose between our Summit leggings and our Rise Thermo leggings for some extra warmth.

Additional tips

  • Layering: Spring weather can change quickly, so dressing in layers allows you to adapt to varying conditions. You can easily add or remove layers as needed.
  • Accessories: Don't forget a hat, gloves, and a scarf or neck gaiter to keep your extremities warm and protect against wind chill.
  • Footwear: Choose waterproof or water-resistant hiking boots with good traction for muddy and wet trails.
  • Backpack: Invest in a comfortable, well-fitting backpack to carry your essentials, including extra clothing layers, food, and water.