If you’re looking for a fun and unique date idea, consider going on a hike! Hiking can be a great way to get some exercise and see the natural beauty of your area. So the question is, what to wear on a Hiking date?
It depends on the weather and which season you want to go hiking date. If it’s summer, you must wear a t-shirt with shorts or leggings. In winter, you must wear a heavy jacket or sweater with heavy hiking pants or jeans with gloves, double-layer socks, and a pair of hiking boots that will keep your feet warm and comfortable. So it varies on the season.
In terms of shoes, it’s best to wear sneakers or boots with good traction. You don’t want to end up slipping and falling on your date! So make sure to dress comfortably and appropriately for your next hiking date!
In this blog post, I will provide you with a complete guideline on what to wear in which season. So keep reading.
What to wear on a Hiking date?
When planning a hike as a date, you’ll want to consider what to wear based on the location, weather, and difficulty of the hike itself. Generally, you’ll want to wear close-toed shoes with good tread, comfortable pants or shorts, a light layer, and a hat.
If you’re hiking in hot weather, opt for light colours and fabrics that will breathe. If it’s cooler out, you may want a jacket or sweater. And if you’re hiking in an area with lots of mosquitoes, consider long sleeves and pants.
I have given some particular hiking outfit suggestions based on the weather, season, and terrain.
Men’s Hiking date outfit for Summer
For summer outfits for hiking, there are not so many specific suggestions. You can wear your casual t-shirt or shorts, which you wear anytime at home or wear as a regular outfit. But if you want a specific t-shirt, shorts, hiking pants, boots, and socks, I would give you suggestions that I use as my hiking date outfits.
T-Shirt for Summer
Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino Base Layer T-Shirt is an excellent suggestion for men hiking outfits. You should have that t-shirt if you’re planning a long day hiking date. Ultimately, you have to impress your partner all day long.
Sometimes your mood also depends on your outfit. Stylish hiking date outfits can give you a fresh mentality and confidence. Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino Base Layer T-Shirt is much more comfortable for summer hiking.
It has four to five colours available in the market. Though I love to wear black, I wear blue ones. Because in the summer, black feels so hot. And if you are planning a long day hike, you must avoid black T-shirts.
Hiking Shorts for Summer
Usually, I don’t wear shorts for hiking as much as I love to wear them in the house. But, I wear shorts for some specific hikes, like short day hiking or hiking on easy surfaces and where has water crossings or streams.
Also, as hiking date outfits, I like to wear shorts. Shorts are an excellent choice as a hiking date outfit. They feel very comfortable and relaxed in hot weather. They look so fashionable, and at this time, shorts are as trendy as hiking date outfits.
I wear Patagonia Quandary Shorts. That shorts are so comfortable and look so fashionable. As I said, I wear a blue t-shirt. That t-shirt and shorts look so much better together. There are many colours available in the market, all of which are beautiful. I wear a forge grey colour which looks good with my blue t-shirt.
Hiking Pants for Summer
Hiking pant is a gear that you can use for any kind of weather, terrain, or season. They are so comfortable, like hiking shorts in the summer. Hiking pants are the perfect choice to go on a hiking date.
Usually, I wore Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants for hiking date outfits. The pants are made from 86% nylon and 14% spandex materials. They are so stretchy, breathable, and comfortable. You can wear Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pant with any type of boots and t-shirt as summer hiking outfits.
There are so many colours available in the market, like Flint, Black, Kalamata, Loden, Naval Blue, Pewter, and Tapenade. I use the Loden colour one. You should have the one which you like most.
Hiking Boots for Summer
Now we’re at the most crucial part of hiking gear for summer outfits. It’s essential to have the proper hiking boots that will provide you with comfortable, traction, durability, breathability, and water resistance support at the same time.
Though it’s hard to choose the right one from so many options with many features. But, a proper guideline can make it easy to select the proper one. Ultimately, wearing proper gear with a comfortable feel is a factor to impress your partner.
Usually, I wear Salomon Quest 4 GORE-TEX Hiking Boots. That pair of boots are suitable for any kind of weather, season, or terrain. You can also wear them as a casual outfit. The cost of that boots is $230.
If it seems to you a very high price, there has another option if you have a budget of above $100. Timberland Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots are a good and stylish option. They cost around $100 and something.
Hiking Hat for Summer
A hiking hat is a must as a hiking date outfit for summer. You should bring sun-glass, suns-cream, and a hat with you to go on a summer hiking date. To be very honest, at present I don’t have a hat to wear. I had one hiking hat last summer. Now that one is useless. I have to buy one before summer comes.
I’ve researched the best hiking hat for summer as a hiking date outfit. I found Sunday Afternoons Ultra Adventure Hat (My friend Laura suggested me). That hat is so good looking with many features like Protection, comfort, breathability, and durability. Next summer, I will buy that one for sure.
Women’s Hiking date outfit for Summer
Now, it’s time to choose the perfect women’s summer outfits for hiking. One of my friends, Laura helps me to provide the proper outfit guidelines for women for hiking dates.
Hiking T-Shirt for Summer
Smartwool Merino Base Layer T-Shirt is the perfect choice for a summer hiking date. That is a very comfortable and good-looking t-shirt. That t-shirt is made with 87% merino wool/13% nylon. That is very lightweight and suitable to wear in the summer.
Hiking shorts for Summer
Women’s Saturday Trail™ Shorts is the best choice for hiking in the summer. Laura loves to wear that shorts. She looks so beautiful when she wears shorts. The shorts have 96% nylon and 4% elastane Summiteer Lite. That short has three colours available. Laura use the grey one.
Tights for Summer
Women’s Maipo 7/8 Tights is the perfect choice for those who love to wear tights. The tights are made for various purposes or activities. It is also suitable to wear as a hiking date outfit in summer. You can have that tight without any doubt.
Hiking Boots for Summer
Laura said she has three pairs of hiking boots to use for different purposes. Ultra Raptor II Mid Woman GTX is one of them. Those boots are the perfect footwear for a hiking date in the summer.
She feels very comfortable. Ultra Raptor II Mid Woman GT has many features, including comfort, durability, water resistance, traction, and lightweight. You can use that pair of boots without any doubt.
Hiking Hat for Summer
As I mentioned above, I will buy Sunday Afternoons Ultra Adventure Hat. That hat is also suitable for women. Laura uses that hat to go on a hiking date. Most of the time, when we hiked together, I saw her wearing that hat.
As I mentioned it has many features with good looking, you can have it without any doubt. Using suncream is a must for women. Though women know about caring for skin better than I do, I should still remind you. Give me thanks by commenting below (haha).
Men’s Hiking date outfit for winter
Now it’s cold outside. You’re planning a hiking date. But what to wear for a hiking date outfit in the winter? I will provide you with complete guidelines on what to wear on a hiking date during the colder months.
Hiking Jacket for Winter
Honestly, at present, I have two jackets to wear as an outfit for hiking dates. I wear one to go hiking in the fall and another for winter hikes. I wear The North Face McMurdo Down Parka for the winter. Overall it’s perfect for a winter hiking date.
I feel so comfortable when I wear that jacket. That jacket has three colours available in the market. I use the black one. Wear that jacket with the fitting hiking pants and boots to impress your partner.
There are so many options available to wear in the winter, like Rab Neutrino Pro, Outdoor Research Coldfront Down, Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 Parka, and many more. You can choose one of them in your budget and which you like the most.
Hiking Pants for Winter
It would be best if you wear jeans instead of hiking pants in the winter. Usually, most of the time when I hike in winter, I wear jeans as a hiking date outfit. But on a special hiking date, I wear everything like matching.
I wear KUHL Renegade Convertible Pants in the winter. It will keep you warm in the cold weather. It comes in a variety of colours. You can choose one of them which you suit the most.
Hiking Boots for Winter
The best hiking boots are the Salomon QUEST 4 GORE-TEX Hiking boots for the hiking date outfit. That pair of boots are so comfortable for any type of hiking. It has many benefits, including active support, protective mudguard, enhanced stability, Smooth ride, Enhanced support, Foot protection, cushion, and many more.
I have been using those boots for a few months. And I hope that you won’t regret if you buy the Salomon QUEST 4 GORE-TEX Hiking boots for the hiking date outfit.
Hiking Gloves for Winter
As I use Carhartt men’s W.P. waterproof insulated gloves for the winter, I recommend having that one for hiking date outfits. Those gloves feel so comfortable and keep my hand warm in cold weather.
Many other comfortable gloves are available in the market, like Hestra Heli Insulated Mittens, Outdoor Research Alti Gloves, Black Diamond Guide, and many more.
Hiking Hat for Winter
There are so many hiking hats for winter available in the market. Thermal Merino Reversible Cuffed Beanie is the best of them. That hat is made with 100% merino wool that will keep you warm. It also has Cleanly finished seams for a bulk-free fit. That hat is highly recommended for a winter hiking date outfit.
Women’s Hiking date outfit for winter
Now, it’s time to choose the perfect women’s winter outfits for hiking. As I said, Laura helps me to highlight the right outfits for hiking for women. Thanks to Laura!
Hiking Jacket for Winter
The zip-front Thickened Down Jacket is the best hiking jacket for women to wear on winter hiking dates. That jacket comes in a variety of colours. Laura looks so beautiful when she wears that jacket.
That jacket has 100% Polyester inner and outer fabric. It has six big pockets where you can store some essentials to bring on a hiking date.
Hiking Pants for Winter
In cold weather, warm and comfortable hiking pants are a must. Columbia Women’s Saturday Trail Stretch Pant is one of the most popular hiking pants. That pant has such a reasonable price.
The pant is made with 96% Nylon and 4% Elastane which makes them suitable for winter hiking. It comes in a variety of colours. So without any doubt, you can buy that pants for your following hiking date outfits.
Hiking Boots for Winter
Laura use Hoka sky Kaha Gore-tex hiking boots for her Winter and Fall hiking date. That pair is so comfortable for cold weather. The boots have many features, including waterproof resistance and comfortable, waterproof leather that offers durability and support.
Hiking Gloves for Winter
The North Face Women’s Etip Recycled Gloves are one of the best gloves in the market. These are so comfortable and stylish for women hiking outfits. These Gloves are made with 93% recycled polyester and 7% elastane double-knit fleece to provide you with complete support in the cold weather.
Things To Keep In Mind For A Hiking Date
Hiking is a great way to bond with nature and get some exercise, but it’s essential to keep a few things in mind if you’re hiking on a date.
First, ensure you’re both on the same page regarding fitness level and hiking experience. Nothing is worse than being stuck on a hike that’s too difficult or taking a leisurely stroll when your date was hoping for a challenging hike.
Second, pack snacks and plenty of water. Hiking can be strenuous, and you don’t want either of you to get dehydrated or hungry (hungry + angry).
Third, be aware of your surroundings. Even if the hiking trail is well-marked, it’s easy to get turned around, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area.
Stay together and pay attention to landmarks so you can find your way back if you get lost. Finally, have fun! Hiking is a great way to spend time together and explore the great outdoors. Enjoy each other’s company and create lasting memories.
Is Going On A Hike A Good First Date?
Though I’ve already written an article about whether is hiking a good first date or not, still, I am giving you a short overview of this topic. In recent years, hiking has become one of the most popular date activities.
And it’s no wonder why! Hiking is a great way to get to know someone while getting some exercise and fresh air. Plus, it’s relatively inexpensive and can be done almost anywhere.
However, before you go on your first hiking date, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you dress appropriately for the hike. Comfortable shoes and clothing are essential, and you may want to bring a hat or sunglasses if the sun is bright. Second, it’s necessary to plan your hike in advance.
Choose a route that is suitable for your fitness level and allow yourself plenty of time to complete it. Lastly, don’t forget to pack snacks and water! Hiking can be thirsty work, so it’s essential to stay hydrated. With a bit of planning, your first hiking date will surely be a success!
Whatever you wear, just make sure that outfits are perfect for your hiking date. You have to remember that you’re going to do a fantastic hike. As I mentioned, ensuring your safety is a must.
If you have any experience with hiking date outfits, you can share them with us by commenting below. If I missed anything to highlight in this post, remind me, then I will make a new post about that topic. If this article seems to you helpful, share it with your friends. Wish you good luck and enjoy your hiking date.