When our family moved to Arizona in 2005, I quickly developed a love for hiking and eventually backpacking. Since then I’ve hiked trails from the Pacific Northwest to the Appalachian trail and all in between. In fact, I’ve done my share of hiking in Canada and even Okinawa, Japan. Since summer is a great time to hit the trails, I thought I’d share what to wear hiking this summer…and it’s all from Kohl’s!
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Of course my goal when I select what to wear hiking is not necessarily to look fashionable. Ha! It’s all about comfort and mobility for me. I do like to look and feel put together wherever I am. That’s just how I’m wired. But when I get out to explore it’s much more about functionality than fashion.
I love that I can find reliable, trustworthy and recognizable brands that I enjoy wearing at Kohl’s. They’ve truly become my one-stop source for outdoor clothing. The styles I’m sharing today are all from Eddie Bauer, a brand that has been outfitting generations for outdoor exploration and activities for over 100 years. So I can shop this selection at Kohl’s with confidence that I’ll be appropriately dressed for my outdoor excursions.
Above I’m wearing the Eddie Bauer Rainier Waterproof Active Shorts. You better believe I’ll be taking these with me to Acadia National Park in Maine, next month. They fit true to size and they bend and move with me beautifully. I paired them with the Eddie Bauer Mountain Ripstop Short-Sleeve Shirt in white, but it also comes in a nice, woodsy eucalyptus green. It fits true to size for a very generous fit.
The Mountain Ripstop Short-Sleeve Shirt features moisture-wicking, ripstop fabric which keeps you cool and drier in warm, humid weather. And I love that this hiking shirt has a little pocket on the side (shown below) for my reading or sunglasses.
I should also mention that the Rainier Waterproof Active Shorts are also available in five other colors. But you also may be interested in their Rainier Bermuda length shorts or Rainier joggers. Oh, and they have Rainier capris, too. But don’t worry; I’ve got a shopping widget below full of great selections to wear hiking this summer.
In fact, I did also order the Rainier Active Classic Skort. I often opt to wear skorts when hiking because they do look a little more feminine and they provide just as much mobility and functionality.
I’m wearing the Rainier Classic Active Skort in pumice, but it’s also available in black and navy. Of course it features built-in shorts (3.5″ inseam), but it also has two front zip pockets and two back zip pockets. It’s a pull-on style skort with an adjustable elastic waistband.
The fabric of the Rainier Classic Active Skort is lightweight with durable two-way stretch construction. It provides water repellency and UPF sun protection. The skort runs true to size. On this day I just topped the skort with the Nine West rib tank I shared previously with a skirt in this post. The tank comes in a lot of fun colors and it’s stretchy and comfortable in a soft cotton blend.
Now let’s talk about these hiking shoes.
The Eddie Bauer Canyon waterproof women’s low hiking shoes definitely are not the most flattering shoe I’ll wear this summer. But they’re a great choice to wear hiking this summer because they are very comfortable, provide nice stability and are indeed waterproof. They come in three different colorways and run true to size, especially if you’re adding wool hiking socks.
And if you’re hitting the trail and exploring nature, you might as well count your steps, too. My Fitbit is several years old, but you’ll find a nice selection of Fitbits at Kohl’s. A good Fitbit will motive you to move more and keep you accountable to your goals.
What about you? Will you get outside and do a little hiking this summer? I hope these outfits provided you with a little inspiration. Hiking is so much more enjoyable when you are properly clothed in moisture-wicking garments that move and bend with you. And of course good, well-tested shoes are crucial, too.
I’ve put together a shopping widget with these items as well as others that serve you well for your outdoor adventures this summer and beyond. And don’t forget, everything I’ve shared her today is temporarily marked down. Happy trails!
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Blessed for My Day
As we were exiting the Cincinnati Nature Center after taking these photos, the wooden gate that lifts for you automobile to exit suddenly came down on our van, leaving a small dent. It was a freak accident, probably just a very old gate that happened to give out on us. James pulled the car over so he could take the broken gate to the person manning the entrance. He explained calmly what had happened and wasn’t demanding at all in regards to any retribution for damages to our car.
Of course our van is quite old. But when I asked James about how he managed to be so calm and kind in light of what had transpired, he reminded me that his testimony for Christ to the young park agent was much more important than our vehicle or any other possession. He said he hopes to speak with him again one day, and would love to share Christ with him. It was important to James that his behavior honored Christ and left an open door for future spiritual conversations. Since then I’ve been thinking about how my words, actions and even attitudes can make a big difference for Christ. Just something to think about.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. ~ Romans 15:1-2