We rack up thousands of miles each year in the outdoors. It’s safe to say we love nothing better than a great trail run, hike, or backpacking adventure. And we’re united in the belief that great, well-designed outdoor apparel should be simultaneously high performing and stylish – keeping us dry, comfy, cool and moving on the trail, while looking good, too.
We’ve wrapped our favorite women’s outdoor apparel into our 2018 Gift Guide. Find the perfect outdoor gift for her – or some new outfits or outerwear for your own trail adventures.
WEAR OUTSIDE, OFTEN
Atlanta Trails Fleece Hoodies
Our Atlanta Trails fleece hoodies are ultra-soft, and they’ve kept us warm and comfortable on some fantastic cold-weather adventures in the South. Our crew designs these ultra-soft and ultra-comfy hoodies in-house, inspired by our favorite Southern adventures. A vintage-style print, pre-worn finish, and the softest inner lining that we’ve felt in a sweatshirt will make this fleece your favorite. And it’s printed right here in the South!
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WARMTH AND COMFORT WITHOUT THE PRICE
Sierra Designs Tuolumne Jacket
The Sierra Designs Toulumne Jacket offers a ton of technical features, comfort, style, and durability at a surprisingly affordable price. Packed with synthetic FireBall down and wrapped in tough polyester shell, the Toulumne has kept us warm and snug through some downright chilly adventures. The jacket features two generously sized kangaroo pockets inside, and two exterior zippered pockets for storing gear and warming hands. And when the weather warms up, the jacket stuffs into one of the zippered pockets for easy stashing in a pack.
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KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
Atlanta Trails Trucker Hat
Our Atlanta Trails snapback truckers are perfect for every adventure, from scaling lofty summits to chasing gorgeous waterfalls. They’re designed by our crew and proudly stitched locally in North Carolina.
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THE DR IS IN
Smartwool PhD Socks
Smartwool’s PhD socks keep our feet comfortable and on the move, mile after mile. The Merino wool blend helps keep our feet cool and dry. And the seamless toe and Elite Fit system locks the sock securely in place to help prevent blisters and hot spots. Smartwool’s multiple styles, weights, and heights have us covered no matter the adventure.
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LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GREAT
KUHL Spyfire Jacket
It’s not often you find a piece of gear that looks as amazing as it works! The KUHL Spyfire does just that. The 800-fill, ethically sourced, goose down and weather-resistant outer shell keep us toasty in even the toughest winter weather. And the Spyfire’s slim fit and details take us from trail to town looking stylish, too.
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COMFORT AND STYLE ON AND OFF THE TRAIL
Oboz Sapphpire Mid Waterproof Women’s Hiking Boot
We’ve loved this boot’s ability to take us from lofty mountain summits to around-town adventures effortlessly. On trail, this women’s hiking boot delivers a comfortable, stable, traction-packed ride that keeps moving over any terrain. The Oboz B-DRY waterproof system keeps our feet warm and dry from both inside and out. And the design details and slim profile easily transition to post-hike celebrations in town.
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Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie
We love this modern update to a classic favorite! There’s nothing like a comfy fleece hoodie on a frosty morning, but Stio has upped the game with the Sweetwater Fleece. A stylish cut and feminine details like ruched collar, contrasting zipper and drop tail hem make this a versatile piece for hitting the trail or hitting the town.
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Sunski glasses give a stylish, vintage 80’s vibe that can be worn anywhere from mountaintop exploring to chilling at the beach, and anywhere in between. And at about $50 they won’t bust the budget. Not only are Sunski glasses stylish and comfortable, but the company donates 1% of their revenue each year to worthy organizations committed to maintaining a healthy environment.
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Gear for Good
Cotopaxi Sambaya Stretch Fleece
A fleece that keeps us warm and does good for the world? We’ll take two! This fleece looks so comfortable we don’t think we’ll ever want to take it off. With it’s Polartech Powerstretch construction, it seems ultra-warm, and we love that it comes equipped with thumbholes, a hoody, and a slim fit. Plus, through a partnership with Radiating Hope (radiatinghope.org), with each purchase, a patient in Senegal gets a cancer treatment. Amazing.
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READY FOR CHILLY ADVENTURES
Atlanta Trails Long Sleeve Shirts
Our Atlanta Trails long sleeve shirts have kept us warm and comfortable on many cool-weather adventures. Our crew designs these 100% ring-spun cotton shirts in-house, inspired by our favorite Southern adventures. They’re made in the USA and screen printed locally in Atlanta. A vintage-style print and pre-worn finish will make this shirt feel like your old favorite from the very first wear.
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Patagonia Capilene Shirts
The Capilene baselayer system from Patagonia offers a wide range of weights and styles, from lightweight to heavyweight, short sleeve to long sleeve, to make layering easy. They’re soft and comfy as a base-layer, and they transition well to an outer layer once the sun warms things up a little. And they’re super breathable and fast-drying, too.
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LOWA Phoenix Mesh Lo Hiking Shoe
The Phoenix Mesh Lo hiking shoe provides the ultimate in ventilation for hot weather treks. The split leather and mesh upper give the shoe plenty of breathing room when temperatures climb, and dry quickly should we encounter a creek or stream crossing. It’s pretty much the perfect hiking shoe for the South’s legendary summertime heat. And the super grippy sole provides plenty of traction.
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PERFECTLY CAPABLE PACK
Cotopaxi Batac 16L Backpack
The Batac 16L is the perfect size for day hikes, urban exploration, or travel. The versatile bag features a main zippered compartment, a zippered pocket on the front, and two mesh pockets on the sides for water bottles and small gear. Like our other Cotopaxi favorite, the Luzon 18L, each Batac’s color pattern is chosen by its fabricator from nylon remnants, so every bag is one of a kind.
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WEATHER RESISTANT & BREATHABLE
Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket
Out on the trail, the Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket works as hard as we do. The comfortable microfleece lining keeps us warm and snug, while the weather resistant outer shell blocks the wind and keeps us dry during rainy adventures. The Vescent is also remarkably breathable, keeping us dry when we’re powering through tough terrain.
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Stio Hometown Down Jacket
It’s a winter must-have, especially when temps plummet. This 800-fill-goose-down-insulated jacket blends warmth, comfort, packability and style for winter adventures. The Hometown Down Jacket from Stio is filled with HyperDRY water repellent goose down, a premium, water repellant down that stays dryer and warmer than untreated down. It’s been our go-to during the past few bi-polar winters in the South.
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Thanks for your support! - the Atlanta Trails crew
Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.
Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.