Summer’s almost here! If you’re a hiker, you may have already found time to walk around the hills and forests, and start getting back to nature. As the days heat up, however, the need for weather-appropriate clothing increases. Not only do you need gear suitable for high temperatures, in many places it’s crucial to have clothing that can handle weather shifts, like a sudden rainstorm or a larger-than-expected change in temperature.
KÜHL has all the summer hiking clothes you need. Here’s a sample of what we have to offer.
Konfidant Air (Klassik Fit, UPF 50): The Klassik fit on these stretchy, lightweight and quick drying pants make them neither too tight nor too loose, a perfect fit for your spring adventures. Featuring patent-pending knee and gusseted crotch vents, these pants maximize airflow to keep you comfortable in high heat and humidity. The Konfidant Air™ is also revolutionary for its effective cooling properties, ergonomic design, and lightweight, durable construction. Using the unique, rapid-drying Enduro™ fabric, these pants are ideal for activities like beach combing, hiking wet meadows, and crossing streams. And with nine pockets, the Konfidant Air boasts plenty of storage, including pockets designed so you don’t sit on your phone or wallet.
Kliffside Jeans (UPF 50): The new KÜHL Kliffside™ Jean is fashioned from DURALUX™, an innovative softshell fabric that feels like cotton. Stronger, more breathable, and possessing top-flight anti-abrasion and quick-dry properties, DURALUX is far superior to nylon. Crafted for comfort, the KÜHLKURVE™ design (mid-rise front, hugs higher in the back), stretch fabric, and micro-chamois lining at the waist make these jeans extremely easy to wear. The Kliffside features a traditional 5-pocket style, an internal draw cord for a custom fit, and reinforced grosgrain ribbon at the inside bottom hem for additional durability.
Renegade Shorts (UPF 50): Like the Kliffside Jean, the updated KÜHL Renegade™ Short is cut from DURALUX™, giving them a super-soft feel with uncompromised comfort. KÜHL’s gusseted crotch allows true freedom of movement, while the waistband is slightly peached for increased wicking performance, faster drying time and unmatched comfort. The eight pocket style, including zippered side pockets, provides abundant storage. Hike worry-free with your wallet and phone tucked away inside stealth pockets so comfortable you’ll forget they’re there. Easy care, wash and wear.
Kontra Shorts (UPF 35): The KÜHL Women’s Kontra™ Short features a super lightweight version of our quick-drying UPF 35 fabric. Their cotton/nylon blend is primarily designed for comfort and breathability in humid and hot conditions. The roll-up tab provides versatility, allowing the Kontra™ Short to roll up from an 18″ knicker to an 11″ short when the weather gets too warm. The internal draw cord allows a custom fit, multiple pockets provide plentiful storage, and embroidery on the back pockets adds a bit of stylish detail.
Jetstream Jacket: One of our bestsellers, the Jetstream is tops for performance and comfort. It possesses a reinforced brim and sleek eye-lock for low profile adjustment, and custom KÜHL reflective ribbons on the inside draft flap and pockets provide better visibility at night.
The KÜHL Jetstream™ is a lightweight rain jacket made from high-performance fabric, designed to absorb and then spread out moisture to dry the fabric more quickly. The jacket’s face is crafted from a woven nylon ripstop for mechanical stretch and strength. The center front of the jacket, as well as the hand and chest pocket zippers, are all YKK water resistant, and the right pocket converts into a stuff sack with a reflective ribbon loop. KÜHL’s 5-panel articulated sleeves allow for better range of motion, along with an ergonomically correct pattern that follows your body contours. The low profile stretch cuffs seal out cold and wet.
Parajax Jacket (UPF 50): The KÜHL Women’s Parajax™ Jacket is an ultra-lightweight, high-performance, 100% nylon jacket. This ripstop fabric has a light acrylic coating for wind protection and UPF 50 for sun protection. The Parajax features a bottom hem cord adjustment to lock out the cold, and KÜHL’s signature hood with back cord pull tight for a custom fit. The built-in hood and cuff bindings minimize bulk, while decorative bar tacks add structure and durability. Two zippered hand pockets provide secure storage. The center-front zipper length is designed to fall just below the hip of most users (26″).
No matter where you are in the world, no matter what kind of weather or terrain you face, there are explorations and adventures waiting for you. Check out which KÜHL products are suitable for wherever you plan to visit, and let us help you prepare for the journey.