For Women: What Clothing Do I Need For Hill Walking?
Try Sherpa's clothing for women
If you enjoy walking on your caravan holidays, then a good set of clothing to keep you comfortable while out on the hills or in the valleys is essential. We've been trying out some new women's gear from Sherpa Adventure Gear.
Sherpa Women's Rinchen Long Sleeve Tee Base Layer
Almost as essential as your footwear, a good base layer helps keep you cool in when you're hot and warm when it's cold. The Rinchen long sleeve tee is a base layer designed to keep you cool in hot and humid conditions.
We tried it out on one of the hottest summer days on a 9-mile walk and it did exactly what it was supposed to do - i.e. wick away sweat, keep the sun off without feeling sticky, and keep you feeling (and smelling) fresh.
This is one base layer you're likely to often use and keep for a long time. It's good quality, the women's cut is comfortable and will help make your walks more enjoyable.
Sherpa Karma Jacket
When you stop on your walk, it's a good idea to don a midlayer, or jacket, to stop you from cooling-off too much. That's not only uncomfortable, it's bad for morale!
Sherpa's lightweight Karma Jacket is well-made fleece, cut well for its female audience which will be a welcome addition to any walkers backpack.
The two-sided brushed fleece (made from polyester) means it keeps you warm without adding bulk. With two zipped glove pockets, keeping your hands warm is a given, but you can also store 'bits & pieces' in your pockets more securely.
There's also a pocket in which to store your smartphone and earphone guides so you can listen to music without wires flapping about.
Add the Karma jacket to your list of essential walking gear!
Sherpa Naulo Pant walking trousers
Assuming it's not warm enough for shorts, you're going to need some trousers for your walks. But, not just any trousers. If you're serious about walking you need trousers which dry quickly, keep off the sun, wick away moisture and stretch.
That's four ticks for Sherpa's Naulo Pant trousers, then.
Made with a mix of 88% nylon and 12% spandex, the Naulo Pant trousers flex and stretch while you walk to reduce the chance of any chafing. They are tough too, so will take a fair beating when you walk over the hills.
The trousers have a good selection of zipped pockets to keep your things secure. They are cut well and were comfortable when worn on a cold, windy day in the Peak District this Autumn.
There's only one small annoyance, namely the cut below the knee. There's a bit too much material, so they flap around a bit. They'd be much better if they were cut closer to the leg.
Apart from that, the Sherpa Naulo Pant trousers are super.