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The Best Hiking Apparel Brands 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.2k votes 892 voters 28.7k views 29 items

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Special gear is required to explore the great outdoors. Hikers know this better than most – there's nothing worse than getting blisters due to the wrong footwear, or getting chilly on a high mountain trail because you forgot to pack an insulated jacket. Whether you're a seasoned trail fiend or a hiking newbie looking to take a casual walk through the woods, there's a clothing brand for you. Some hiking apparel is designed for mountain treks during winter weather, while other good hiking clothes are designed for keeping cool in summer months. Many of the top hiking clothing brands also make great footwear.

What companies will you find on this list of the best hiking clothing brands? The North Face is a brand synonymous with winter hikes. The company's sleek designs provide hikers with ample mobility while its warm textiles keep chilling winds at bay. Marmot is another great clothing brand for hikers.

One of the most important pieces of clothing for hikers are socks, and SmartWool makes some of the best. Other good companies featured on this top hiking clothing brands list include Columbia, REI, and Mountain Hardwear.

Which hiking apparel company do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards number one and add any notable brands that are missing.
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Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Patagonia
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The North Face is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
The North Face
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Mammut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Mammut
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Mountain Hardwear is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Mountain Hardwear
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Columbia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Columbia
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Marmot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Marmot
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REI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
REI
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prAna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
prAna
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Black Diamond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Black Diamond
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Fjällräven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
JulianMcTaggart added Fjällräven
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Merrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Merrell
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Helly Hansen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Helly Hansen
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Outdoor Research is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Outdoor Research
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SmartWool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
SmartWool
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KUHL is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
KUHL
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Jack Wolfskin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Brad Cristian added
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Darn Tough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Darn Tough
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Icebreaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Icebreaker
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Millet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Riaz Pa added

https://www.millet-mountain.com/

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Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Under Armour
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Buff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Buff
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Odlo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Odlo
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Oakley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Oakley
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CimAlp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Shannen added CimAlp

CimAlp is an outdoor apparel brand established more than 50 years ago by mountain guides in the French Alps. Creators of high-quality technical apparel for hiking, running, skiing, travel and more. Find quality apparel for 30% less than premium outdoor brands.

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Wigwam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hiking Apparel Brands
Wigwam