It’s a good idea to visit the nature at times even if you don’t have specific hiking clothing. However, if you’re going away for more than a few days and the weather is changing, It is nice with suitable clothes for outdoor activities.
Dress according to the layer principle (different layers of clothes). Start with a thin shell bearing underneath, a heating intermediate layer and a wind and waterproof layer at the extreme.
Dress for weather
Customize your layers of clothes depending of weather. Always check the weather forecast before you leave. It’s no good idea to go around with the jacket if it’s a hot summer day.
Bring an extra warm sweater in your backpack. Is it winter you should wear stronger reinforcement garments such as a down jacket and a thicker cap as well as gloves to put on when you’re resting.
Do not forget about rainwear
Avoid clothing made of cotton. because the material cools when it gets moisty. Instead, choose functional material in synthetic or wool (or a combination of wool and synthetic). Avoid to hike in shorts since your pants will protect you from mosquito bites, ticks and tears. Invest in a pair of thin long pants if you want to hike in the summer. It is more practical and comfortable in the long run. If you want to wander in shorts, it’s wise to choose a pair of hiking pants that have zippers at your knees, allowing you to change them from long trousers to shorts.
Tips for winter clothing
The layer principle applies even more in winter, especially if you are skiing or performing some more demanding physical activity.
The temperature changes a lot more which makes the layer principle important in regards to remove clothes when you set up a tent or are eating. Be sure to have an extra thick insole in your boot during winter. If it’s very old you need to fix a couple of winter boots that are adapted to more chilly temperatures.