We wrote about the best hiking backpack here. As the weather starts to get nicer, we begin to plan our vacations and weekend adventures, so get ready because…
…we’ve caught the hiking bug!
We’re pretty excited about slowly building our hiking wardrobe and gadget must-haves, and share with you all our research and findings in the blog. To get us motivated, we have decided to begin with…the best hiking pants for women.
I know you’re probably wondering…
…do we really need a full new set of hiking pants?
And my answer to you is…
When we were hiking and walking for hours in Hawaii, I was SO envious of Dan’s pockets. I made the wrong decision to go “cute,” which meant wearing my ridiculous leggings with crazy patterns (which, by the way, I totally love). This was a huge mistake! For starters, no pockets. So, as I was struggling to get gum or my credit card from the shared backpack, Dan had everything at arm’s reach. This should have been no surprise as Dan can even fit a Kindle in there. Me? No way. I barely managed to stick my cell phone in between my bare skin and my pants, to only end almost burning myself when the battery overheated.
I made myself a simple promise. Next trip? POCKETS.
We tried to go shopping when we got back to the hotel, by the way. But for some reason everything was too square looking, too green or gray, or just too expensive. Lesson #2 from my Hawaii hiking, then, was NOT TO BUY in Hawaii.
So, when it came to our top picks for the 7 best hiking pants for women in 2017, we looked for, of course, pockets, but also a great fit, colorful picks, and to try to keep the price tag somewhat under $100.
Are you ready then to see our top seven best hiking pants for women?
Best Hiking Pants for Women $50-$150
We are totally suckers for Athleta clothing, so that’s where we decided to go shopping first. Oh, if money were no issue! I think we would wear 100% all of their clothing 100% of the time.
$89 The Metro Slouch
The yoga-pant-comfy METRO style made to give your jeans a day off with handy pockets, sweet seam lines and super stretchy fabric that supports your love of adventure. We chose the full length pant just in case of mosquitos or other yucky nature we could find our on our paths.
$89 Bethona Boyfriend
This is Athleta’s jean-style Bettona, a smooth, wicking Pilayo® soft pants that get relaxed with a looser-leg fit. We loved the fact that they were inspired by the boyfriend cut, which is exactly what we were looking for!
Best Hiking Pants for Women: Best Sellers
After we bookmarking Athleta’s great finds and waiting patiently for them to go on sale (yes!), we focused next on Amazon’s best sellers. Why not? You get hundreds of reviews, and tons of different filters to go crazy about. And yes, after five minutes we give up because we get dizzy and we realize that what we really need is paper towels instead…but for now, we’ll keep the dream alive.
Here are our top 4 best hiking pants for women that were also best sellers on Amazon.com (and that we actually liked, too.)
$33 Singbring Women’s Outdoor Waterproof Hiking Mountain Pants
“Waterproof” caught our eye immediately as we’ve been in pretty sucky situations before. Plus, most of the reviewers claim very breathable fabric and deep pockets. Bingo! You can click here next to read the full reviews.
We really liked the fact that you can see some curves on these pants right away (hello, remember? Latina here!). Plus, the contrast of the neon orange and the deep green is pretty bad ass, if I dare say so myself. Most of the reviewers advise to order a larger size. You can see all the reviews for these pants right here.
We could’t help ourselves and had to place a hot pink pair of pants. What can I say? At least you’ll be easily spotted anywhere you go! These bad boys are windproof and waterproof. They also have some thermal insulation, and they are quick drying with a breathable, soft shell. Read more about these hot pink hiking pants here.
Best Hiking Pants for Women: Expert Reviews
We also checked on great editorial for top picks when it came to hiking pants for women. We liked this article on PopSugar.com though it’s probably a little bit updated right now. Regardless, we liked two of their hiking pants recommendations.
$55 The North Face Horizon Tempest Pants
These guys are made of nylon, which is extremely durable (click on the picture for more info). One of our favorite features is the fact that you can roll it up, and make it a pair of capris in seconds!
$75 Lole Nile 2 Walk Short
The model looks way too stylish on the picture, but, if you have great legs and are not afraid of showing them (you shouldn’t!) we would love to recommend to you a great pair of shorts. The Lola shorts are wrinkle free, have tons of POCKET, and moisture-wicking. Plus, they are stretchy (huge plus if your meals are not optimal during vacation… mmm… GUILTY!), and they are made of bamboo charcoal, which is a natural anti-odor material.
So, are you ready to pick your pair of hiking pants? Tell us!
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