Finding hiking gifts for men can be a struggle, particularly if you are not familiar with the properties that such clothing should provide. Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or someone in your life, there’s definitely something in the list below that will not only satisfy their needs and desires, it will also keep them looking sleek and feeling protected from the outdoor elements, regardless of the location or activity.

There’s nothing quite as uncomfortable as being out in adverse weather without the appropriate gear. I’ll bet if you’re reading this you can recall an occasion where you got caught in a heavy downpour and were wet to the skin or had goosebumps because of a strong gust of wind or an unexpected change in the weather. It’s certainly a miserable experience to have to endure. Don’t be caught in that situation again with the below clothing items that are designed with your protection and comfort in mind!

So whether you or your loved one is out strolling through town, on an adventure trek through mountains in the cold and wet weather conditions, or whether it’s out by the coast on a breezy evening, the below clothing will ensure warmth, dryness and comfort. Read on to learn about the properties that you should look for in hiking gear and outdoor clothing.

Hiking gifts for men - Man hiking on cliff

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Hiking jackets for men

Men’s Recode Lightweight Hooded Waterproof Jacket Black Ebony

  • Available in sizes XXS – XXXXXL
  • All-year round jacket suited to a range of activities including hiking, camping and casual wear
  • Fabricated from breathable material that is also highly waterproof
  • Seams are sealed to prevent water ingress
  • Long-lasting water repellent properties
  • Made from 100% polyester fabric
  • Extremely soft on the inside, with a taffata lining
  • Polyester material has stretch properties in all directions
  • Adjustable wired hood provided with quick-adjust cords for optimum visibility and to prevent it from loosening or falling off
  • 2 zipped pockets provided to store belongings without fearing that they’ll fall out
  • 1 internal zipped pocket with a headphone port
  • Articulated sleeves facilitates enhanced mobility
  • Cuffs are adjustable and can be tightened or loosened to meet your comfort
  • Fitted with shock cord hem to adjust it to your size
  • Also available in a variety of colours including ebony trail blaze, athletic blue black, majolica blue

Hiking gifts for men - Men's Recode Lightweight Hooded Waterproof Jacket Black Ebony

Hiking gifts for men - Men's Recode Lightweight Hooded Waterproof Jacket Black Ebony

Men’s Touchpoint Lightweight Waterproof Jacket Athletic Blue Black 

  • Available in sizes S – XXXL
  • All-year round stylish jacket suited to a range of activities including hiking, camping and casual wear
  • Fabricated from breathable material that is also highly waterproof and windproof
  • Material is lightweight so you don’t feel weighed down while out and about
  • Material is mapped with SeamSmart technology for a superior fit
  • Zips are sealed to prevent water ingress
  • Long-lasting water repellent finish
  • Made from 100% polyester fabric
  • Polyester material has 2 layer stretch fabric properties for unhindered motion in all directions
  • Adjustable grown on wired peaked hood provided with quick-adjust cords for optimum visibility and to prevent it from loosening or falling off
  • Hood features high collar to protect you from the elements
  • 2 longer length water-repellent zipped pockets provided to store belongings without fearing that they’ll fall out
  • 1 internal zipped pocket featuring a headphone port
  • 2-way water repellent centre front zip with inner zip and chin guard for added comfort and increasing ventilation
  • 2-way water repellent underarm ventilation zips which are neatly placed to provide maximum ventilation to keep you cool
  • Articulated sleeves facilitates enhanced movement
  • Adjustable cuffs that can be tightened or loosened to your comfort and also to keep the elements out
  • Fitted with shock cord hem to adjust it to your size
  • Also available in trail blaze ebony

Hiking gifts for men - Men's Touchpoint Lightweight Waterproof Jacket Athletic Blue Black

Hiking gifts for men - Men's Touchpoint Lightweight Waterproof Jacket Athletic Blue Black

Hiking fleeces for men

Men’s Practice Full Zip Fleece Ebony Grey

  • Available in sizes ranging from S – XXXL
  • Suitable for various activities whether it’s exercising, socialising, work wear or casual wear
  • Stylish logo is featured on the front and on the back
    • Fitted with full-length zip and inner zip guard for extra comfort
    • Streamlined fit which allows it to be layered with other clothing for extra chilly weather
    • Stretch binding to cuffs and hems for a more flattering fit
    • Made from 100% polyester
    • Material is midweight fleece fabric to tackle chilly weather
    • 1 upper zipped pocket on the arm for conveniently storing small valuables, e.g. keys, money
    • 2 lower zipped pockets
    • Also available in majolica blue

    Hiking gifts for men - Men's Practice Full Zip Fleece Ebony Grey

    Hiking gifts for men - Men's Practice Full Zip Fleece Ebony Grey

    Men’s Incluse Full Zip Knit Effect Fleece Ash Marl 

    • Available in sizes ranging from S – XXL
    • Suitable for various activities whether it’s exercising, socialising, work wear or casual wear
    • Stylish multi-coloured knit-effect fleece with logos featured on the front and on the arm
      • Can be layered with various bottoms depending on the occasion, e.g. jeans, work pants, hiking trousers
      • Fitted with full-length zip and inner zip guard for extra comfort
      • Streamlined fit which allows it to be layered with other clothing for extra chilly weather
      • Snug stand collar helps deflect the wind
      • Stretch binding to cuffs and the hem for a more fitted look
      • Made from 97% polyester and 3% elastane
      • Material is durable, midweight fleece fabric to tackle cold and windy weather
      • 2 lower zipped pockets for storing personal belongings securely

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Incluse Full Zip Knit Effect Fleece Ash Marl

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Incluse Full Zip Knit Effect Fleece Ash Marl

      Men’s Comply Half Zip Hooded Fleece Ash Charcoal Grey Marl

      • Available in sizes ranging from S – XXXL
      • Sleek mid-weight fleece hoodie
      • Suitable for a range of activities including hiking, walking, cycling and camping
      • Can be paired with jeans, work pants or even hiking bottoms
      • Unique multi-coloured design on hood and arms
      • Features marl knit-effect material
      • Can be worn as is or layered with other clothing
      • Suitable for various activities whether it’s exercising, socialising or casual wear
      • Stylish logos are featured on the front and on the arm
      • Features a brushed interior for ultimate softness and comfort
      • Made from 100% polyester
      • 2 zipped lower pockets
      • Half-length zip with inner zip and zip chin guard for added comfort and convenience
      • Grown on hood features draw cords which can be tightened or loosened to fit your shape
      • Also available in charcoal grey marl black

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Comply Half Zip Hooded Fleece Ash Charcoal Grey Marl

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Comply Half Zip Hooded Fleece Ash Charcoal Grey Marl

      Hiking shorts for men

      Men’s Tuned In II Multi Pocket Walking Shorts Ebony Grey

      • Available in sizes ranging from 32 inch – 42 inch
      • Suitable for a variety of activities including hiking, walking, cycling and camping
      • Straight fit for flattering your shape while still being comfortable
      • Made from 92% polyamide and 8% elastane
      • Material is water-resistant for keeping dampness away in inclement weather
      • Material has full-motion 4-way stretch properties for unrestricted movement
      • Features multiple pockets with zipped pockets for securing your adventure necessities
      • Waist features an adjustable shock cord to fit your size
      • Also available in a wide range of colours including trail blaze red, black, ebony grey black, aluminium grey, black, trail blaze black, majolica blue and athletic blue

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Tuned In II Multi Pocket Walking Shorts Ebony Grey

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Tuned In II Multi Pocket Walking Shorts Ebony Grey

      Men’s Tuned In II Multi Pocket Walking Trousers Black

      • Available in sizes ranging from 30L – 42L
      • Full-length trousers for extra skin protection and protection from the elements
      • Made from ultra-stretchy material for unrestricted motion, regardless of the activity
      • Suitable for a range of adventure activities including hiking, walking, biking, camping and even casual wear
      • Straight regular fit shape
      • Made from 92% polyamide and 8% elastane
      • Material stretches and moves with you for unrestricted movement
      • Features multiple pockets with zipped pockets to ensure your belongings are kept secure
      • Adjustable shock cord waist for tightening and loosening the fit for your comfort
      • Material features a water repellent finish which avoids the wet clothes feeling
      • Hems are reinforced for ultimate durability, even in rigorous environments
      • Also available in quarry grey

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Tuned In II Multi Pocket Walking Trousers Black

      Hiking gifts for men - Men's Tuned In II Multi Pocket Walking Trousers Black

      Summary

      • When purchasing hiking gear, unrestricted motion, comfort and protection from the elements are imperative to ensuring your comfort and safety while out
      • Pay attention to the water durability properties of clothing
      • Water-repellent clothing is not easily penetrated by water
      • Water-resistant clothing is able to resist penetration to a degree but not completely
      • Breathability and wind protection are important features of hiking gear

      I hope that you found something that either you personally would wear or that you could use as a hiking gift for men in your life. While the above clothing items are geared towards hiking and adventure activities, they are certainly suitable for almost all activities. Regardless of the activities that you engage in, you should invest in a quality water-repellent jacket to brace and protect yourself from the wind, cold weather and heavy rainfall.

      My personal favourite is the Men’s Touchpoint Lightweight Waterproof Jacket Athletic Blue Black as it’s so stylish that it can be worn anywhere while offering superior weather protection. What’s your favourite item from the list?

      I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the above list and also your own experiences with clothing for hiking or adventure sports. Do you wear any casual clothing when out for a hike or camping or have you invested in hiking gear to enhance your comfort and experience? Do you own a water-repellent jacket that can handle adverse weather? Please post your feedback in the comments box.

      Sources

      Dare2b. 2020. Dare2b: Ski Wear, Cycling, Clothing, Sports Clothing & Equipment | Dare2b IE. [online] Available at: https://www.dare2b.ie/ [Accessed 19 September 2020]

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      6 Comments

      Frank · 20/09/2020 at 2:56 PM

      Hi Sharon,

      I really like this article on hiking clothing for men. You’re right, it is difficult to find high-quality hiking attire for men, especially at an affordable price. The fleece jackets and hoodies are just the thing for the upcoming fall weather.

      Frank

        Sharon · 21/09/2020 at 6:06 PM

        Hi Frank,

        Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the clothing suggestions I provided in the post. That’s so true, and also finding hiking gifts for men at an affordable price without compromising on quality can be a challenge. Nice choice on the jacket and hoodie!

        If there’s anything I can be of assistance with, don’t hesitate to reach out!

        Best wishes,
        Sharon

      Matt · 20/09/2020 at 4:53 PM

      Hi Sharon,
      I remember that time I felt cold and wet when my jacket wasn’t waterproof after rapid rain in the mountains, making the hiking intense. That’s why I think your recommendations do provide me some value here. I like the first jacket and check the website. It’s good that they offer sizes up to 5XL that suits all kinds of body types.

      Cheers,
      Matt

        Sharon · 21/09/2020 at 6:07 PM

        Hi Matt,

        Oh that sounds like a horrible experience! Good to hear that you enjoy the hiking gifts for men that I suggested though. Also, thank you for sharing your own opinion and experiences. That’s true, it’s not often you see clothing up to 5XL

        Best wishes,
        Sharon

      Alex · 20/09/2020 at 9:30 PM

      Hi Sharon!

      I’m glad I came across your article. My favorite items from this list are the Black Walking Trousers, it looks very comfy and practical, and the Waterproof Hooded Jacket. I especially like this trousers have multiple pockets. They both look quality. Did you ever have an experience with this brand? I’m a frequent traveller and for me is very important to have such a hiking gears, especially for travelling to a countries where is often rainy. First time when I have had a trip to Norway I didn’t have waterproof clothes and got wet and sick. Then I ordered the Arcterux Waterproof Jacket.
      Alex

        Sharon · 21/09/2020 at 6:10 PM

        Hi Alex,

        Welcome to the site and thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you found some hiking gifts that you like from the post! I see we both agree on the pockets, although I do find men always tend to have better pockets than women anyway! They are a growing brand and their reviews are excellent which is why I recommended them. Not only that but the price is also reasonable compared to other brands.

        That does sound like a horrible experience, but you learn from that.

        If there’s anything I can help you with, don’t hesitate to reach out!

        Best wishes,
        Sharon

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