Looking stylish while hiking a trail or climbing a mountain isn’t typically a priority for most of us. Usually performance trumps fashion when you’re in the backcountry, particularly when the weather begins to take a turn for the worse. It is those times that we want gear that can keep us comfortable while protecting us from the elements. But what if you didn’t have to sacrifice performance for style? What if you could look good on the trail while also remaining completely comfortable as well? That’s the premise behind a line of new gear from Mammut that is designed specifically for ladies who don’t flinch from the challenge of outdoor adventure, but still feel they can look good while doing it.
Mammut’s approach to their women’s performance gear is to not compromise on quality or durability, while still managing to mix in some degree of fashion sense at the same time. Here are a few examples of this philosophy in action.
Hera 3-in-1 Jacket
Featuring Mammut’s proprietary DRYtech fabrics, the Hera 3-in-1 is a jacket designed to repel wind, rain, and snow. But beyond that, it is also meant to be very versatile, serving as a long parka, a standard jacket, and a wrap skirt all in one garmentl. This make is a comfortable option for just about any outdoor activities, while still managing to look great both on and off the trail. ($350)
Built for hiking a favorite trail, or simply running errands around town, the Laila light-hiking pants have a classic look that never seems to go out of style. With secure zip pockets, and a third spacious pocket located along the leg, these pants have plenty of room for stashing important items such as keys, cash, and a smartphone. The Laila pants are made from fabrics that are meant to stretch and move with the body, without inhibiting it in any way. ($99)
This lightweight fleece jacket offers a warm, form-fitting design that includes a high-cut collar and a striped pattern that helps to set it apart from the competition. But unlike most other fleece jackets, this one not only looks good, but performs well too, keeping the person wearing it warm and comfortable even in cooler weather conditions.
Check out more of Mammut’s ladies gear at the company’s official website.