Whether you’re an avid hiker with Half Dome under your belt or it’s your annual trip to Runyon Canyon (mostly for the photo op), we’ve curated a lineup of the best activewear pieces for hiking and exploring at all capacities.
Much like the gym, your hiking activewear needs to stand the test of 1000s of steps and high heart rates while also making you feel like an absolute 10 (which, for the record, you are).
Exploring the great outdoors is hard work but endlessly rewarding, so it’s time curate a collection of tried-and-true pieces that elevate your time spent amidst the bugs, bees and trees.
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YOUR SUNNY-DAY HIKING OUTFIT
Getting your tan on while you adventure? That’s what we call a win-win situation — just remember your Daily SPF Moisturizer! This matching activewear set provides all the comfort you need to make it to the peak while also delivering performance-focused tech that gets you back down the summit. The ribbed bandeau top includes a built-in shelf bra and the high-waisted ribbed shorts deliver a seamless, smooth fit (because on a mega-hot day atop the mountain, the less layers and material the better).
If you didn’t bring your vintage polaroid on the hike with you, did you even go hiking? There’s no better photo moment than Mother Nature’s endless inventory of stunning spaces. And while waterfalls and prairies are quite the competition when it comes to the star of the photo, we’ve got you covered. This velvety-soft tennis dress is a hiking essential with breathable fabric, light-to-medium support, and built-in shorts and bra for carrying the essentials. Paired with a sweetheart neckline and just-right length, hiking dresses are now a thing.
SKIRTS FOR HIKING
We’re here to prove to you that tennis skirts are an adventuring staple. When hands-free is a necessity for grabbing the vine Tarzan-and-Jane style to keep from slipping and sliding — built-in short for holding your phone. When you need total mobility to hop over fallen logs and gallivant through wide-stretching sunflower patches — moveable pleats and a lightweight, 4-way stretch. Simply pair your pleated tennis skirt with the right sports bra for you, and channel your inner Survivor.
EXTREME HIKING ESSENTIALS
Let’s say your hiking Zion or Kauai’s Na Pali Coast — you’re going to need an adventuring outfit that wears beautifully and comfortably all day long. Biker shorts are going to be as essential as your hiking shoes. Made with our signature sculpting and smoothing Airbrush fabric, our 7” biker shorts feature moisture-wicking technology, 4-way stretch, and the perfect amount of coverage to keep you supported yet cool. Pair with your favorite sports bra (or visit our sports bra guide if you’re still on the journey to finding your favorite) and top with a weather-ready bucket hat for function and fashion (make the jungle your runway).
PEAK PERFORMANCE HIKING-WEAR
When a sunrise hike calls, answer with Airlift. Perfected performance-wear at its finest, our signature sleek and smoothing Airlift fabric delivers a second-skin feel, micro-performance stretch, and moisture-wicking technology for getting up and at ‘em early. Our high-waisted Airlift leggings are an essential for high-intensity movement of any kind making them an essential through and through. Our brand-new Airlift fitted long sleeve features cropped ¾ sleeves and an ultralightweight mock neck that keeps all the pesky (and itchy) fronds in your path from slowing you down.
OVERNIGHT IN THE OUTDOORS
This essential sweat set is exactly what you need for nights spent roasting marshmallows and stargazing. So cozy, ultra-soft, and just enough warmth, this hoodie and sweatpants combo keeps the heat right where you want it. For the cooler nights spent inside the tent, layer a heavy duty coat or plush sherpa jacket over the top and let those full-moon dreams commence.
Be sure to tag @Alo in all of your adventuring for a chance to be featured on our IG! Happy hiking, Alo Fam!